Spring real estate market robust

Spring real estate market robust

It’s that time of year when crocuses and real estate signs are sprouting up on lawns around Chittenden County. Traditionally, spring is the time when the real estate market blooms, and this year is showing to be even better than those in the recent past. The trouble, experts say, is that in certain price ranges, […]

Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

In her daily grind, a regular dentist might not imagine herself extracting teeth and filling cavities during the day and sleeping in a safari tent, listening to elephants trumpeting at night. Dr. Susan Grimes, however, recently found herself doing just that on a volunteer service trip to practice dentistry for the Maasai people in Kenya, […]

The LaPlatte Watershed: Why it Matters

The LaPlatte Watershed: Why it Matters

Roberta Nubile Water matters. This is an obvious statement to anyone who values drinking clean water from the lake and private wells, swimming at our beaches, paddling, and fishing for river and lake trout. This was also the message of a timely presentation organized by Lewis Creek Association (LCA), Responsible Growth Hinesburg, Voices for the […]

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

For some, raising some money to fight cancer is enough. For others, walking 26 miles in honor of a friend is enough. For Jeanette Voss of Shelburne, however, raising money for cancer research and supporting friends by walking the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk was never enough. The tireless effort by Voss and her team, […]

Backyard sugarer strives for the big prize at this year’s Vermont Maple Festival

Backyard sugarer strives for the big prize at this year’s Vermont Maple Festival

They don’t always have the flashiest operations in town, but backyard sugarers often make the best syrup. Louis Hanlon has been making syrup from the fifteen taps on sugar maple trees in his yard for the past ten years, and, he said, “It’s like something you’ve never tasted before.” Making syrup at home takes the […]

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses […]

Tail docking sparks heated debate

A group of animal advocates is fighting to urge Vermont lawmakers to pass bill S.22 that would prohibit the docking of cow tails. Tail docking removes a cow’s tail and is often practiced by conventional dairy farmers. Jenny Joczik, a member of the board of directors for the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, describes docking as […]

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

An abiding interest in imagery, human connection and storytelling often lures photographers to their craft. The medium encourages an exploration of subjects and issues and allows for creativity, Julia Luckett, 25, of Shelburne said. She will join Rick Peyser, Janice Nadworny and Charlene Farmer-Lewey to host a gallery opening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Uncommon […]

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Ever since the early days of Vermont’s beer boom, beer lovers around the state have been passionate about their growlers. As local craft beer brewing became a full-blown craze, those 64-ounce jugs of deliciousness have become more popular with local drinkers as well as beer tourists, who come to Vermont specifically to get a taste […]