Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien jokes that the reason he purchased The Wallet Pen from its founder, Burlington jeweler Timothy Grannis, was that he couldn’t keep a job. Self-deprecatory comments aside, O’Brien seems to have found a great work/life balance crafting small, sterling silver pens by hand in Charlotte. O’Brien used to own a commercial woodworking business in… Read More »

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8-14

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8-14

Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8-14 and the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department has already visited local schools and our nursery school programs are underway throughout the month. One of the most important topics that we emphasize is home escape plans. Having one and practicing it is critically important to your family’s overall safety if a… Read More »

Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

On a recent Tuesday evening, 42 people gathered at The Flying Pig bookstore in Shelburne village to listen to author Richard Alther read from his latest novel, “Roxie and Fred.” Fiction writing is the most recent career turn for this entrepreneur-painter-master-swimmer and part-time Ferrisburgh resident. Alther has deep roots in Vermont, thanks to a home… Read More »

News from CVOEO

Kindness in the waiting rooms By Jan F. Demers “Get in the van! We are going!” She gave her friend — who had avoided doctors for years — little choice. She had listened to the other tell of pain and had seen her gait change. The result of the van trip: The doctor found a… Read More »

Safety Spot

By Jim Buell This week’s school visits The Fire Department this week is visiting local schools for its annual review of fire prevention and safety with the children. We encourage parents to discuss with their children the programs that they participated in with the fire department and review the important concepts as a family. Here… Read More »

Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

In 2008, Tracy Stolese took a leap of faith. She had spent the previous 13 years as sales manager for Hall Communications, which owns WIZN, the Buzz, and several other radio stations. “I was turning 40 and got the bug that I really wanted to try owning my own business,” she said. “Arabesque presented itself.”… Read More »

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