Climbers to converge on Bolton for festival

CAMERON BREMNER  Community News Service The woods of Bolton and Richmond will be the setting this weekend for all things climbing at Crag VT’s (Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont) first Vermont Climbing Festival. The event will feature demos, clinics and competitions, music, camping and food. Cochran’s Ski Area on Cochran Road in Richmond will serve… Read More »

Feelings, memories shared in wake of David Auclair killing: Stepson, longtime friend say Auclair was well-liked in community

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer He is a stepson of Hinesburg shooting victim David Auclair. She is one of Auclair’s longest and closest friends. Both evoked the game of chess to explain their thoughts on the recent arrest of another of Auclair’s stepsons, Kory Lee George. George, 31, was charged on Sept. 4 with possession of… Read More »

Neighbor files court appeal of Shelburne Green permit: Fiddlehead expansion hinges on permit approval

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A recent permit approval for Shelburne Green business park to expand Fiddlehead Brewing Co.’s facility has been challenged with an appeal filed by a homeowner in the adjacent neighborhood. The appeal dated Aug. 30 was filed with the Vermont Superior Court Environmental Division by Nancy C. Hinsdale and her son, Clark Hinsdale… Read More »

Whitaker to retire as farmers market manager

Whitaker to retire as farmers market manager

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer When many people are sleeping in or leisurely munching their morning cereal, Tod Whitaker is busy running the Shelburne Farmers Market. He’s hardly had a summer Saturday off in over a decade – but that’s about to change. After helping create the market, then volunteer as its manager for 14 years,… Read More »

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

Hemp farming: An agricultural gold rush

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer As in much of Vermont, some farmers in Charlotte and Hinesburg may have tossed the dice, drawn to an inside straight, gone all in – maybe even have bet the farm – on growing hemp for CBD production. “It’s a modern-day agricultural gold rush,” said Heather Darby, UVM extension professor of… Read More »

Hinesburgh Public House shares profits

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Racial Alliance Committee at Champlain Valley Union High School is hoping that you’ll eat at the Hinesburgh Public House on at least one Sunday during September. And during November, the children’s programs at the Carpenter-Carse Library will most likely be hoping you’ll get your Sunday chow there as well. This… Read More »

Making it in Vermont: Vermont Teddy Bear diversifies

Making it in Vermont: Vermont Teddy Bear diversifies

ANNE WALLACE ALLEN VT Digger Facing slowing growth in the teddy bear market, one of Vermont’s most iconic businesses is looking to become the Noah’s Ark of stuffed animals. The iconic Vermont Teddy Bear has started making bunnies, foxes, koalas, elephants and various other animals. Next year, it’s making a sloth. Vermont Teddy Bear has… Read More »