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 »

Joanne Grogan: Finding her passion on a bike

Joanne Grogan:  Finding her passion on a bike

Joanne Grogan of Hinesburg has always been athletic. She is a runner and whitewater kayaker, and she had bicycled all her life but never raced. All that changed in 2010 when a colleague of her husband suggested she try cyclocross racing. “I never looked back,” Grogan said. She did so well her first season that… Read More »

Set building with Roger Howland

Set building with Roger Howland

Two years after the Shelburne Players theater group was formed in 2002, Roger and Betsy Howland saw a need, and found a solution for the budding company. The empty-nesters began the hobby of set building, after all they built their own house. “It’s been 35 years and it’s almost done,” Roger Howland said of his… Read More »