“Be a Santa to a Senior” gift program cheers seniors

The holidays can be a difficult time for seniors who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. In fact, isolated seniors are at greater risk for loneliness, anxiety, and depression. The local Home Instead Senior Care office serving Chittenden, Lamoille, Franklin, Addison, and Grand Isle counties invites the community to take part… Read More »

Wreath Stroll benefits Alzheimer’s Association

The Arbors holiday Wreath Stroll returns this year from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 with proceeds supporting the Alheimer’s Association and AgeWell’s Meals on Wheels. Wreaths uniquely decorated by 35 area businesses and individuals will be on display and sold at a silent auction. The event will also feature music by Champlain Valley Union… Read More »

Pierson Library News

From Library Director Kevin Unrath: As you probably already know, the bond vote for renovated space at the library passed earlier this month. We hope you are as excited as we are to see this community-planned community space soon become a reality. We’re also hitting the ground running on raising funds, and will be participating… Read More »

Dinner supports local conservation work

The Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District hosts its annual conservation event Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Congregational Church. The evening will feature live music by Luke Rackers, door prizes, raffles, food, and a presentation on salmon restoration in the Lake Champlain watershed. Dinner is traditional chicken pie with an apple… Read More »

SCHIP’s fall grants total $4,500 to local nonprofits

The Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project – also known as SCHIP – has announced its fall 2017 grant awards, which totaled $4,500. The grants were awarded to several nonprofits in the member towns that met the criteria of serving the people in the communities in a variety of ways. The recipients were: Hinesburg Community Resource… Read More »

Getting together to remember

Getting together to remember

Generations of veterans gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne last Friday. From left to right: Jim Donaldson, Jon Lowell, Art Kunin, Robert Lorenz, Sam Feitelberg, Jim Moore, Cullen Bullard, Don Condon, Jim Lovejoy, Tom Candon, Bud Ockert, and Paul Goodrich.

U.S. Rt. 7 Reconstruction Update

Project Location: U.S. 7 from the Ferrisburgh/Charlotte town line north for three miles north to the Ferry Road intersection. This project is nearing completion well ahead of schedule. Crews are working to complete all scheduled work for the project this month. Work this week will include: General clean-up work throughout the project all week. Line… Read More »


An anonymous donor to the Pierson Library project has offered $50,000 unconditionally and pledged up to $500,000 more if it is matched by contributions from others. The larger figure was incorrect in the Nov. 9 Shelburne News.

Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Turkey Round-up

The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is asking the community to help provide 3,500 turkeys to distribute this Thanksgiving to food insecure families in Chittenden County. Donors can drop off turkeys and donations through the weekend at 228 N. Winooski Avenue. In addition to turkeys, the food shelf would also accept turkey breasts and roasts to… Read More »

Vermont Zen Center event raises $11,000 for hunger relief

A recent Hunger Banquet fundraiser at the Vermont Zen Center netted $11,000 for Oxfam America, the Chittenden Emergency Food Bank, and local emergency food shelves. With 93 attendees, the event was an interactive opportunity for people to see firsthand the effects of poverty and hunger throughout the world, including in Vermont, organizers said. As an… Read More »