Parks and rec news

Shelburne Beach Passes will be available at the Shelburne Beach for Shelburne residents starting June 19. They will also be available in the Recreation Office after June 5. Fall Youth Soccer Registration Deadline is Thursday, June 1. This Shelburne Recreation Soccer league is for students entering grades 1-6 in fall 2017. There will be a… Read More »

The Butter Battles

By Odale Cress It all began with Emperor Louis Napoleon III’s search for a less expensive alternative to butter to provide his increasingly expensive military. The emperor offered a prize to whoever could come up with a viable substitute for butter. In 1869, French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès answered the challenge with a mix of beef… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

Finding the sweet spot of agreement. No small task that. By the time this is in print, I assume a budget will be passed or near to it. I will do my best to explain how I see the controversy around health insurance for school employees and why it is holding up adjournment. The Vermont… Read More »

Library survey decision near

Results from a recent library survey were presented at the May 9 Selectboard meeting. With this latest round of information regarding Pierson Library, a decision about the future is approaching. Next month, the board will reach a decision on where things go from here. Several years of conversation have yielded a significant push during the… Read More »

Water rates increasing in FY 2018

On May 1, the Water Commission approved the fiscal year 2018 water budget of $1,147,668. In addition, the wastewater budget is well on its way to adoption by the Selectboard. The two budgets differ from the General Fund in that they are treated more as private entities. Water rate payers will be seeing an increase… Read More »

Crop Cash benefits extended to 3SquaresVT beneficiaries in Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg

Crop Cash benefits extended to 3SquaresVT beneficiaries in Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg

3SquaresVT helps Vermonters stretch their food budgets and put three square meals a day on their tables. There are currently over 81,000 Vermonters who receive 3SquaresVT benefits, and some of them live in Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg. Effective May 1, Vermonters can use their 3SquaresVT benefits at the Shelburne Farmers Market, and they will be… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Thursday Drop by the library on Thursday, May 18 for the 3:15pm showing of the PG-rated movie “The Lorax.” This Dr. Seuss film will entertain you and help you understand the importance of trees in the environment. This showing is being held in conjunction with the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee, which works to bring awareness… Read More »

Meetings in Town

Town of Shelburne Committee, Board & Commission Monthly Meeting Dates* Bikes & Paths Committee 3rd Monday, 7pm in MR 2 Cemetery Commission 3rd Thursday, 7pm in the Staff Room Development Review Board 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm in MR 1 Dog Park Committee 1st Monday, 6pm in MR 2 Ethics Committee 3rd Thursday, 8:30am in… Read More »

The story behind Arbor Day

By Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee On Friday, May 5, Vermonters celebrated Arbor Day. Since its inception in 1872 by Nebraskan J. Sterling Morton, it has been a day set aside for the celebration of trees and their benefits. The following is an excerpt from an article written by the National Arbor Day Foundation about the… Read More »

H2HT brings desks to students

H2HT brings desks to students

By Linda Gilbert For 13 years, Hands to Honduras-Tela (H2HT) has provided significant service to the Tela community. We appreciate the wonderful people and the interesting culture, and we know and accept that nothing is really easy in Honduras. Through our many successful humanitarian activities, we have developed good relationships because we come with a… Read More »