Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

Mix of peace and justice groups gather to protest F-35 fighter jets

MIRANDA JONSWOLD Correspondent MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! The F-35 has got to go!” “Bernie, Leahy, Welch, and Miro: don’t make Burlington Ground Zero!” Wielding their shields and donning their capes, the self-proclaimed “Guardians of Peace and Planet” cast the power of protest in a demonstration Sunday against the F-35 fighter jets.… Read More »

Board mulls mobile home tax appeal

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Board of Civil Authority is expected to issue a decision the next two weeks regarding a property tax appeal that could impact the Lakeview Mobil Home Park neighborhood. The board met Monday evening to discuss an appeal from Lakeview resident Chris Pratt who owns two mobile homes in the park… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

Shelburne Green café doesn’t fit zoning regs

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Efforts to align the successful Fiddlehead Brewery operation at Shelburne Green within the boundaries of town zoning laws continue to lurch through the Shelburne permitting process. At its July 8 meeting, the Shelburne Development Review Board spent over an hour in discussions with representatives of the Shelburne Green commercial park and Fiddlehead… Read More »

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 »