Community Bulletin Board

Shelburne Day Aug. 20 9am-2pm: The third Saturday in August is Shelburne Day at the Shelburne Farmers Market, when the regular vendors are joined by dozens of other local businesses, town board and commission members, and organizations eager to tell their stories, display their products, and talk to their old friends and new friends. Great […]

Rick’s Field of Dreams

Rick’s Field  of Dreams

by Rick Bessette Shelburne’s Poet Laureate From vegetable gardens to flowers, the long-awaited gardening season in all its glory is here. Tomatoes, sweet corn, and berries—ah, so much to enjoy! Fresh cut flowers to grace the kitchen table, the colors and fragrances endless. And for those of us that want to avoid fighting bugs, disease, […]

Mystics with mortgages by Elizabeth Flynn Campbell

Mystics with mortgages by Elizabeth Flynn Campbell

Cockroaches and angels Often when something really good is about to enter our lives, something really rotten seems to come out of nowhere. Like the time many years ago when my husband and I moved from our miniscule New York City apartment into a relatively spacious two-bedroom on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. We’d been on […]

parks and rec news

KINDERGARTEN SOCCER: “MINI-MITES” The program curriculum includes fun ball mastery activities, interactive fundamental technical training between players, and exciting small-sided games. The main objective of the session is to introduce young players to basic soccer techniques in a fun and interactive environment. Boys and girls will be separated into different groups. Parent volunteer helpers are […]

Pet partners bring smiles to hospital’s pediatric patients

Pet partners bring smiles to hospital’s pediatric patients

by Margery Sharp Molly is gentle, not easily excitable and she makes friends easily. Molly is a seven-year-old golden retriever who, together with her pet partner, Suzanne Gruendling of Shelburne, make a perfect pair to visit the pediatric unit at the University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington) every Thursday afternoon to bring happy smiles to […]

Dave Quickel: feeding his neighbors in a variety of ways

Dave Quickel: feeding his neighbors in a variety of ways

Dave Quickel’s first farming experience was running the CSA at Pizza on Earth. “That was my first farm job when I really didn’t know anything,” he said. Quickel subsequently moved to Oregon to start a CSA during the early days of that movement when the concept was not well-known across the country. In the late […]

Shelburne Vineyard wines win big at the 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association competition

Shelburne Vineyard wines win big at the 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association competition

Three of Shelburne Vineyard’s wines took home the top honor “Best in Category” designation at the 11th Annual ASWA Competition. This year’s competition judged 532 wines from 92 wineries representing 12 states and awarded just 58 Gold Medals from which the Best in Category wines were selected. The Shelburne Vineyard wines that achieved this honor […]

Shelburne senior living residents join other communities to break world record

Shelburne senior living residents join other communities to break world record

Residents from Benchmark Senior Living, including residents from Shelburne, created an over-2009-foot friendship bracelet, which broke the world record for the longest friendship bracelet ever made. The initiative began as a program activity for residents to celebrate The Longest Day, an event that raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on the […]

Spear Street scene of large water main break last week

Spear Street scene of large water main break last week

On Wednesday August 3, crews from Shelburne and South Burlington encountered trouble during hydrant flushing which caused multiple breaks on the Spear Street water line. These incidents affected residents in both Shelburne and South Burlington, with approximately 400 Shelburne residents left without water until 8pm, and causing traffic headaches from the Shelburne town line to […]