Christopher Burnett: Continuing a family tradition

By PHYL NEWBECK For Christopher Burnett, there is no place he’d rather be than working for the company his grandfather Edward Burnett Sr. started during World War II. “This is the only thing I know,” the 33-year-old said of his ownership of Burnett Scrap Metals in Hinesburg. “I was born into the business.” Burnett’s grandfather… Read More »

Jacob Leopold: Shelburne Rescue’s new chief

Jacob Leopold: Shelburne Rescue’s new chief

Jacob Leopold had been volunteering with Team Rubicon USA, a disaster response and recovery organization, when another friend in the group suggested he try something closer to home in the field of emergency medical services. “He said to volunteer in the town where you live,” Leopold recalled. “So three years ago, I joined Shelburne Rescue.”… Read More »

Dennis Willmott: Upbeat about the blues

Dennis Willmott: Upbeat about the blues

Dennis Willmott grew up with music. His mother sang many genres, but the music that really resonated for him was the blues. “When I was 14, I started playing guitar,” Willmott said. “In the years that I was supposed to be in high school I was running the streets with my friends and playing music.”… Read More »

Lindsay Warner: Two wheels or three wheels will do

Lindsay Warner: Two wheels or three wheels will do

For Lindsay Warner, one unusual piece of sporting equipment led to another. Already a skier, one snowy day last winter she decided to take a binding-less snowboard, called a Snurfer or no-board, down the driveway of her Hinesburg home. Warner had already signed up for the annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic, a Burke Mountain bike race… Read More »

David Zuckerman: A life of politics and produce

David Zuckerman: A life of politics and produce

Editor’s note: Contributor Phyl Newbeck has been meeting and writing about the people who call Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg home since 2011. This is her 300th Notable Neighbor feature for the Shelburne News and The Citizen. It was his childhood summers in rural western Virginia that instilled a love of farming and the outdoors in… Read More »