The Flying Pig turns 20

A beloved local store will celebrate the anniversary of its founding this weekend. The Flying Pig Bookstore, which has served readers for two decades, will be holding a celebration in Charlotte on Sunday to mark its 20 years in the bookselling business. The bookstore began in 1996 when Elizabeth Bluemle spotted a sign on a… Read More »

Rick’s Field of Dreams – Winter Haven

by Rick Bessette Shelburne’s poet laureate A couple of years ago, I visited a beautiful property that I worked at occasionally in Waterbury Center. The property is remote and untouched, a landscape where meadows and forest share the acres of peace and quiet. It is a haven for wildlife and on that particular day, a… Read More »

PARKS and REC NEWS

Winterfest at Shelburne Farms, Saturday, Jan. 21, 12-3pm Bring the family to enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities like sledding, horse-drawn rides, an outdoor climbing wall, crafts, music, delicious food, and more during this annual free event. Me & My Guy Valentine Dance, ​Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30pm Tickets are on sale now at the Recreation… Read More »

Man falls through Lake Champlain ice

Charlotte resident Daniel Doyle was checking the ice on Lake Champlain in Ferrisburgh on Sunday when he fell through the ice about 10 to 15 feet from shore, according to information provided by Vermont State Police Sergeant Steven Coote. Doyle, 74, landed on his left side, with his shoulder and leg submerged, used an ice… Read More »

Ladies of the Lake Red Hats celebrate Christmas

Ladies of the Lake Red Hats celebrate Christmas

The Ladies of the Lake Red Hats held their traditional holiday luncheon at the Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington in December. The group was visited by Santa (Betty Giroux), who entertained the group. Back row, L-R: Ann Bielawski, Claire Beecher, Pat Brochu, Skip Powers Front row, L-R: Phyllis Deming, Gert Lotz, Santa (Betty… Read More »

Fire Department asking voters to decide on new truck purchase

Fire Department asking voters to decide on new truck purchase

Better firefighting capabilities and firefighter safety are the focus with a bond ballot item that the Shelburne Fire Department wants voters to consider in the upcoming March 7 election. Selectboard members voted at their Jan. 3 meeting to include the department’s request for a bond of $970,000  to purchase a quint. The new quint truck… Read More »

Meetings in town

Town of Shelburne Committee, Board & Commission Monthly Meeting Dates* Changes/additions for January: Town Holiday – Town Offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16. The Cemetery Commission has added a monthly meeting (the 3rd Thursday at 7pm in the Staff Room). The Bikes & Paths Committee will meet at 6pm on Jan. 16 only. The… Read More »

Development Review Board plans site visit on Pond Road

Development Review Board plans site visit on Pond Road

At its meeting on Dec. 21, the Development Review Board reviewed a Sketch Plan Application by Jay Desautels for the resubdivision of an existing four-lot subdivision into six lots on property bordered on the east by Hinesburg Road and on the north by Pond Road. The DRB had held a pre-application conference about this proposal… Read More »