Dave Quickel: feeding his neighbors in a variety of ways

Dave Quickel: feeding his neighbors in a variety of ways

Dave Quickel’s first farming experience was running the CSA at Pizza on Earth. “That was my first farm job when I really didn’t know anything,” he said. Quickel subsequently moved to Oregon to start a CSA during the early days of that movement when the concept was not well-known across the country. In the late […]

Linda Veilleux: Finding her passion in felting

Linda Veilleux: Finding her passion in felting

Linda Veilleux started sewing when she was 14 years old. Others recognized her talents early on and paid her for her services, but for a while she found other ways to make a living. The native Vermonter worked for years at the UVM bookstore before deciding it was time to do something different. She explored […]

Doug Merrill: Helping youngsters get out on the lake

Doug Merrill:  Helping youngsters get out on the lake

Doug Merrill started sailing as a boy on Chesapeake Bay and now considers it his mission to introduce other boys and girls to the sport. The Charlotte resident enjoys the Lake Champlain racing scene in the summer and then expands his horizons by racing ice boats in the winter. Merrill spent two terms on the […]

Debra Howard: A helping hand for businesses and nonprofits

Debra Howard: A helping hand for businesses and nonprofits

Debra Howard began working as a freelance consultant twice. “The first time was unintentional,” she admits. “I had moved to Boston for an exciting job that promptly ran out of money and I needed to make a living.” Howard enjoyed the work and recognized that she would benefit from more seasoning, so she joined an […]

Genevieve Trono: A family farm with more than just fat cows

Genevieve Trono: A family farm with more than just fat cows

In 2010, Genevieve Trono’s father-in-law, Peter, purchased 85 acres of land off Bingham Brook Road in Charlotte. The land had not been farmed for some time, so cows were needed to take care of the overgrown pasture. Luckily, Trono knew where to find some bovines. Her grandparents kept cows in Huntington, and with her grandmother […]

Laura Hoopes: preserving Hinesburg’s community spirit

Laura Hoopes: preserving  Hinesburg’s community spirit

When Laura Hoopes took time off from work after giving birth to her son, she visited the Hinesburg Community Resource Center (HCRC) to volunteer. “I was a new mom and new to the community,” she said “so I wanted to connect and meet people and get involved in something that related to my current phase […]

Michael Audette: Helping veterans and their canine companions

Michael Audette:  Helping veterans and their canine companions

Everyone knows Michael Audette’s service dog Miko, resplendent in a camouflage vest made from the shirt of an injured comrade. Two years ago, another veteran asked Audette to make a similar vest for his dog. One vest became two, and then another, and another, and to date, Audette has made over 160 vests for veterans’ […]

Notable Neighbors

Notable Neighbors

Zach Harmon has toured the world, playing drums in countries as far afield as India, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam, but in 2015 he and his girlfriend decided to settle in Shelburne. The long-time player of improvised music has already integrated himself into the community and the local music scene. Harmon comes from a family […]

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