Richard Benson: art and food going hand-in-hand

Richard Benson: art and food going hand-in-hand

Richard Benson has been a chef for 30 years. He’s been an artist for 12 of those years, and he believes the two talents go hand-in-hand. Residents of Charlotte can find examples of his culinary artistry at the Little Garden Market, which he has owned since 2008. Benson started his culinary career in Manchester in… Read More »

Sarita Baker: Sewing to save the planet

Sarita Baker:  Sewing to save the planet

It all started three years ago when Sarita Baker volunteered at Hinesburg Community School for a day devoted to composting. She had been making reusable snack bags for her three daughters: colorful cotton designs on the outside but lined with nylon for easy cleaning. At the school, she noticed that the majority of the trash… Read More »

Paul Budnitz: successful serial entrepreneur

Paul Budnitz:  successful serial entrepreneur

It’s been one business venture after another for Shelburne’s Paul Budnitz. He started one clothing company while still in college, and that morphed into another venture involving collectable vintage clothing. He moved on to 16mm movies and then to customizing MiniDisc players for other filmmakers. His next venture was Kidrobot, which produced toys suitable for… Read More »

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond: finding her voice in art

Lynne Bond loved crafts as a child, but she never considered herself an artist. “I wasn’t one of those kids who could draw something that looked like something and that’s how art gets defined,” she said. Instead, Bond focused on a career in psychology, but while getting her doctorate in Boston, she found time to… Read More »

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