Ann Roche is moving to South Burlington

Ann Roche is moving to South Burlington

There is sad news on Shelburne Road. Ann Roche is moving her furniture store to 370 Dorset Street in South Burlington. Roche is looking to downsize but has decidedly mixed feelings about the change. “Shelburne has been fantastic to me,” she said. By the end of April, she hopes to be at the new location,… Read More »

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

For 27 years there has been one constant in Robin Turnau’s life: her employment at Vermont Public Radio. Fresh out of college, Turnau joined VPR in 1989 and twenty years later was named president, moving from the fourteenth person hired at the station to overseeing a staff of 55. Turnau grew up in what she… Read More »

Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland’s career trajectory has been atypical. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she went from quality control at Toyota to interior design for customers across the country. Today, she is the owner of Michelle Holland Interiors as well as Patina, an antiques and home furnishings store in Shelburne. Holland’s parents were set designers and she… Read More »

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash did not grow up with horses but that did not stop her from finding ways to ride. She would search for excuses to visit a friend in Nantucket who had horses and later worked 15 hours a week in order to get an hour-long group lesson. “Loving horses is a mutant gene,” she… Read More »

Must Love Yarn: A labor of love

Must Love Yarn: A labor of love

A new store opened on Shelburne Road this month. Must Love Yarn is a collaboration between Jennifer Arbuckle, Kelly Otty and Angela Zaikowski, three women with very different backgrounds who share a love of knitting. The trio met four years ago at a knitting group at the Charlotte Library. Otty and Arbuckle initially talked about… Read More »

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

    Marie Ambusk spent forty years working behind a desk as an accountant, but when she retired from GE Healthcare, the Hinesburg resident followed her passion to the great outdoors as a tree steward. “It was an interesting segue,” she said. “Part of the job I had was maintaining the hierarchy of our financial… Read More »