Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

Gardenside Nursery pots its last plant

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer On Sunday, July 28, after more than 90 years the Gardenside Nursery on Webster Road in Shelburne closed without a whimper, without a bang, but with one heck of a sale. Plants were going for 75 percent off on the final days of the venerable gardening institution that’s been selling plants,… Read More »

Nordic Farms home to Vermont’s new form of agriculture

Nordic Farms home to Vermont’s new form of agriculture

LUKE ZARZECKI Community News Service The red-roofed barns and buildings of Charlotte’s Nordic Farms stand out against the green landscape overlooking Lake Champlain — and they belie the level of innovation happening inside lately. Birds flutter across fields conspicuously missing cows. Against one long barn, new silver silos gleam in the sun. They don’t contain… Read More »

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

A coyote secret: Kill them, they spread

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer More than 100 people packed (pun intended) the Shelburne Town Hall on Friday, July 14, to hear about the Eastern coyote. Although coyote expert Chris Schadler had them howling (again intentional) with laughter, her presentation also had its more somber moments when she discussed attempts to eradicate them. Although the coyote… Read More »

Making headway for heart disease research

Making headway for heart disease research

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Mark Ray, Steve Gronlund and Tim Pudvar don’t just go the extra mile for heart disease. Over the years, they’ve gone thousands of extra miles for the cause. This year they biked almost 132 miles to raise money for heart disease prevention, education and research in the ride they have named… Read More »

Shooting leaves resident fearful

STAFF REPORT Neighbors are rattled and one resident has put the Hinesburg Selectboard on notice following a homicide last week. Police have not shared any new information one week after a man was shot to death in a trailhead parking lot in Hinesburg, but the shooting has prompted one resident to call for increased monitoring… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Waste district mulls plans for new mass recycling facility

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Sites in Williston and South Burlington are on a short list for possible locations for Chittenden County’s next-generation mass-recycling facility that could be built within the next several years.  That was one of several key issues discussed at the Chittenden Solid Waste District’s June 26 Board of Commissioners meeting in Williston. The… Read More »