Kwiniaska development clears first hurdle for approval

Kwiniaska development clears first hurdle for approval

In a decision dated Jan. 4, the Development Review Board approved the sketch plan submitted by Snyder Custom Homes for 91 housing units, including a mix of 26 single-family homes, 38 carriage homes, and nine multi-family townhouses that would provide 27 housing units, on 53.5 acres with 24 acres of open space on the west… Read More »

Nominations due for Colleen Haag Public Service Award

When Colleen Haag retired from her position as town clerk last autumn, the town of Shelburne created an award to honor her 35 years of service as town clerk and treasurer. This March, the first Colleen Haag Public Service Award will be presented to a resident who has dedicated himself or herself to the community.… Read More »

2016: A year of many changes in Shelburne

2016: A year of many changes in Shelburne

The Reckless Rail Rally in May had several hundred supporters walk down Harbor Road protesting Vermont Railway’s proposed salt shed. By October, the first salt shed was built near the LaPlatte River, and it is now operational. After serving 34 years, Colleen Haag stepped down as Town Clerk. Over 500 friends, family, coworkers, and dignitaries… Read More »

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raises $130,000 at its Polar Express event

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raises $130,000 at its Polar Express event

With the help of over 700 community volunteers, including many individuals from Shelburne, and student groups from CVU and Shelburne Community School, The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation raised $130,000 in its 15th annual fundraising event, The Polar Express, held earlier this month. “Bringing holiday joy to over 3600 riders would not be possible without the… Read More »

Local organization comes to rescue of injured eagle

Local organization comes to rescue of injured eagle

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see a bald eagle soaring over the shores of Shelburne Bay, you know the sense of awe that these birds command. Populations of these magnificent birds were decimated in the mid-20th century due in large part to the use of pesticides, DDT in particular. In fact, in the… Read More »

Shelburne’s Food Shelf sees an increase in traffic

Shelburne’s Food Shelf sees an increase in traffic

  Editor’s note: Gail Callahan emailed a series of questions to Tom Zenaty, the Board Chair of the Shelburne Food Shelf, to talk about the organization, the services it provides, and how it is meeting the needs of Shelburne’s residents. Longtime Shelburne resident Val Martel and her husband ran the Shelburne Food Shelf for decades.… Read More »

Music for little ones

Music for little ones

It was an idea that sprouted from a desire to spend more time with the family. Music for Sprouts, which was started by musician Chris Dorman, began as a program that is targeted at the infant to five-year-old set. It has now yielded the first of four seasonally-themed albums, “Fall,” and will soon be translated… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

Don’t worry if you’re on your way empty-handed to a holiday party, or an acquaintance stops by with a gift and you have nothing in return. I brought someone a half can of Pringles that I found under my kid’s booster seat as a hostess gift the other day, and she seemed thrilled with it.… Read More »

Shelburne Holiday Stroll kicks off weekend of festivities

Shelburne Holiday Stroll kicks off weekend of festivities

The magical tradition of the Shelburne Holiday Stroll gets underway on Friday with a tree lighting, caroling, a poem reading by Poet Laurette Rick Bessette, the S.D. Ireland truck, and Santa Claus. The night kicks off at 5:45pm with Town Manager Joe Colangelo leading the community in singing holiday songs (it’s rumored that Selectboard Chairman… Read More »

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