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 […]

Sandy Chichester Rivkin: A small farm and a vast palette

Sandy Chichester Rivkin:  A small farm and a vast palette

Farmer, painter, illustrator, photographer, baker and sauce maker Sandy Chichester Rivkin has a busy life, but the co-owner of Entwood Farm wouldn’t have it any other way. In 2008, Rivkin and her husband relocated from a large plot of land in Virginia to a small plot in Hinesburg. “We had a big farm in Virginia […]

Promoting Health and Safety for New Americans

Promoting Health and Safety for New Americans

For the last twelve years, Andrea Green of Charlotte has been a physician at the Vermont Children’s Hospital, working in outpatient services. As part of her job, Green works with UVM medical students and residents. Although she occasionally teaches a class at the University, her primary work with students is clinical teaching. Another part of […]

Ashley Campbell: using the arts in a multitude of ways

Ashley Campbell: using the arts in a multitude of ways

Ashley Campbell never planned on a career as a restaurant manager, but that’s the job she finds herself in, and she has no regrets. Campbell has a multi-faceted role at Rustic Roots in Shelburne: interviewing, hiring and managing the staff, handling reservations, dealing with special events, tracking inventory, ordering beverages, and working as a hostess […]

George Darling: Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling:  Getting Vermonters out on the lake

George Darling spent five years working at other marinas before he decided to open his own business. In 1978, Darling’s Boatworks was born. “I wanted the challenge and the independence,” Darling said. “There was an opportunity so I took it.” The busiest time of year for Darling is from mid-April to the fourth of July […]