Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier:  A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier admits he and his wife Vicki aren’t getting rich off their business JV Embroidery. “We call it ‘surviving, not thriving’,” he said. Nevertheless, the couple thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work from their Charlotte home, providing custom-made products to a variety of corporate accounts, individuals, and sports teams. From 2000 to 2004, Marrier… Read More »

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

Mark Boedges: Fine art close to home

After three years in Burlington, Shelburne’s Mark Boedges has moved his gallery closer to home. Earlier this month, Boedges put the finishing touches on his new space in the red barn next to Wind Ridge Publishing. “It’s a little less room,” he said. “It’s more of a studio than a gallery but that’s perfect because… Read More »

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino’s interest in coffee growers began in 2003 when she started working for Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. The Shelburne resident spent five years with the nonprofit in a variety of roles, including site selection, strategic planning, donor outreach, and monitoring and… Read More »

Drew Slabaugh: Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh:  Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh was working in a butcher shop in Philadelphia and his wife Brittany was about to start an accelerated nursing program at Drexel when they realized that neither of them was thrilled with what they were doing. They loved gardening and growing things, and when they talked to a friend who had interned on… Read More »

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