George Darling: Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling:  Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling spent five years working at other marinas before he decided to open his own business. In 1978, Darling’s Boatworks was born. “I wanted the challenge and the independence,” Darling said. “There was an opportunity so I took it.” The busiest time of year for Darling is from mid-April to the fourth of July… Read More »

Tom Thibault: At home in the trees

Tom Thibault:  At home in the trees

When he was young, Tom Thibault had a fear of heights. He doesn’t remember how he got over that, but there’s no question he has, since he owns and operates Thibault’s Tree Service out of his Hinesburg home. Thibault has worked in the tree business for fifteen years and this is the fifth year that… Read More »

Local architect wins Green Building Award

Local architect wins Green Building Award

The architects of Pill–Maharam, a Shelburne-based firm, received the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) award for the Greenest Commercial Building; Deep Energy Retrofit for their offices on Falls Road. The project also received the People’s Choice Award which was voted on by those who attended the gala event at Main Street Landing. This is not… Read More »

Cricket Radio: A Shelburne business evolves

Cricket Radio: A Shelburne business evolves

Elizabeth Archangeli had a shoe and clothing making business in Indonesia when she decided it was time to do something else. After taking a print-making class at Burlington City Arts, she opened a T-shirt printing business in 2012. “I was listening to the radio and heard an etymologist talk about the noise crickets make at… Read More »

Tim Williams: The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams:  The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams has owned a number of businesses but nothing has given him as much satisfaction as his most recent endeavor; purchasing the concept of Archie’s Grill from retiring owner Dick Hess. Williams had no restaurant background but that didn’t stop him from taking the plunge. “I just thought it was a great opportunity,” he… Read More »

Roger Giroux: Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux:  Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux was invited to join a number of group practices when he re-entered the field of medicine roughly 15 years ago, but that just isn’t his style. “A solo doc is a different breed,” said the lone physician at Brookside Family Health Center in Hinesburg. “In some practices, the group is so large and… Read More »