TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

Cold-hearty Icelandic sheep blatted in the pasture as Drew and Brittany Slabaugh picked weeds in an adjacent garden plot on their 20-acre Shakey Ground Farm. This California couple live and work on the solid lake shores of Charlotte now, on a farm that ends where the Charlotte Sailing Center begins. They met at Azusa Pacific… Read More »

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day will move from the smallest city in Vermont to the most French-settled for its 10th anniversary. The outdoor celebration of French culture is relocating to the Winooski Falls Way greenspace after nine summer celebrations on the Vergennes green. Chair-caners, tourtiére-bakers, rope-makers, genealogists, fiddlers, petanque-players, trappers, traders and canoe-makers are all expected to… Read More »

State of the Lake

State of the Lake

All 22 of the drinking water systems on Lake Champlain began sampling this week as part of a new program to monitor public drinking water supplies for blue-green algae toxins, a Vermont Department of Health press release said. This new 12-week monitoring program will monitor for blue-green algae blooms and protect the public from potential… Read More »

Shelburne’s big Independence Day barbecue

Shelburne’s big Independence Day barbecue

Shelburne United Methodist Church celebrated their 52nd Annual Auction, Sale and Chicken Barbecue on July 4. The sale featured baked goods, toys, books, and the auction featured items and gift certificates from businesses in Chittenden County. Bill Wetherbee had the barbecued chicken ready at 11:30am.

Hinesburg police seek information

Hinesburg Police responded to a reported vandalism at Champlain Valley Union High School and NRG Systems last week. Damage at both locations is estimated to be about ten thousand dollars. Three vehicles at NRG were shot with BB guns, damaging windows and the body of one vehicle. CVU had about 20 windows damaged by BBs… Read More »

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Maple Rum and Rye Whiskey shimmered in clear glass bottles in the morning sun as Nicole LeBlond of Shelburne handed out samples from her Mad River Distillers booth at Shelburne Farmers Market Saturday. Bill Harrison of South Burlington was there with his son Ben, 11, who was a little young to sample the products, but… Read More »

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