Tom Thibault: At home in the trees

Tom Thibault:  At home in the trees

When he was young, Tom Thibault had a fear of heights. He doesn’t remember how he got over that, but there’s no question he has, since he owns and operates Thibault’s Tree Service out of his Hinesburg home. Thibault has worked in the tree business for fifteen years and this is the fifth year that […]

Tim Williams: The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams:  The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams has owned a number of businesses but nothing has given him as much satisfaction as his most recent endeavor; purchasing the concept of Archie’s Grill from retiring owner Dick Hess. Williams had no restaurant background but that didn’t stop him from taking the plunge. “I just thought it was a great opportunity,” he […]

Ed Sengle: Trying to reduce single occupancy vehicles

Ed Sengle:  Trying to reduce single occupancy vehicles

Ed Sengle has been involved with Hinesburg Rides for the last eight years. He has nothing but praise for the work Karla Munson and others have done to help bring bus service to town and to provide rides for those who need help getting around, but Sengle would like to take the organization one step […]

John Higgins: custom design engineering for homes and businesses

John Higgins:  custom design engineering for homes and businesses

After graduating from UVM with a degree in Civil Engineering, John Higgins worked for Knight Consulting Engineers in Williston and then Engineering Ventures, a Burlington based start-up. Higgins was only the fourth person hired by that firm, but when it grew to 30 people he found himself managing work rather than actually doing what he […]

Roger Giroux: Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux:  Small-town Medicine at its Finest

Roger Giroux was invited to join a number of group practices when he re-entered the field of medicine roughly 15 years ago, but that just isn’t his style. “A solo doc is a different breed,” said the lone physician at Brookside Family Health Center in Hinesburg. “In some practices, the group is so large and […]

New owner for iconic Shelburne establishment

New owner for iconic Shelburne establishment

Jonathan Wish is a classically trained sushi chef, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to find Maki rolls on the menu at Buono Appetito any time soon. Wish knows the restaurant’s loyal customers are happy with the way things are so he has no intention of making any changes now that he has purchased the […]

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

For 27 years there has been one constant in Robin Turnau’s life: her employment at Vermont Public Radio. Fresh out of college, Turnau joined VPR in 1989 and twenty years later was named president, moving from the fourteenth person hired at the station to overseeing a staff of 55. Turnau grew up in what she […]

Travis Elliott: Shelburne’s newest naturopathic physician

Travis Elliott: Shelburne’s newest naturopathic physician

Travis Elliott has always been drawn to the teaching profession. He was a high school science teacher for the Teach with America program in Portland, Oregon when he realized the classroom management part of the job had less appeal for him. While looking into teaching at the graduate level he learned about the National College […]