Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity hosts open house in Harrington Village

Bhutanese refugee Dinesh Pradhan, along with his wife and children, will move into their new home this week. The Pradhan’s contributed more than 400 hours of sweat equity into building their Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity home. About 300 volunteers helped them. “We are really excited,” he said. “The main thing is the affordability.” Habitat […]

FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

Bob Bloch, of Charlotte, runs an entrepreneurship program called BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) at Champlain College. He hopped on his motorcycle for a second stab at FreshTracks Road Pitch last week. FreshTracks Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling ride where motorcyclists with investing, and business savvy, stop in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs […]

Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum

Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum

The Vermont Shakespeare Company staged Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum for the second consecutive year Sunday. The company is wrapping up its tenth season at UVM’s Royal Tyler Theater in Burlington this weekend. Founded in North Hero by John Nagle and Jenna Necrason, a husband and wife team, the VSC is the culmination […]

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Shelburne grew out of necessity around the hard labor of shipbuilding, agriculture, and milling. Over the centuries, family homes and village buildings took on designs of the times, from a Greek revival gable front on a home on Rte. 7 to Tudor arches on the town office building. Today, any time a property owner wants […]

A dairy farmer’s view on Vermont’s milk surplus

A dairy farmer’s view on Vermont’s milk surplus

By Lettie Stratton A surplus of milk in not only Vermont but across the country is driving down milk prices and causing some farmers and dairy cooperatives to dump their excess milk. Farmers and co-ops are salvaging excess cream and dumping skim milk, but the huge supply of cream is even too much for buyers […]

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is […]

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

On Monday, July 27, Shelburne Supermarket shoppers were shocked to find their go-to grocery store closed. The next day, the long-time Shelburne establishment quietly reopened under new ownership. The store is now run by Mike Comeau, the owner of the Richmond Corner Market, Sterling Market in Johnson and the Village Market of Waterbury. Shelburne Supermarket […]

Wastewater released into McCabe’s Brook after lightning strike

It has been said that lightening never strikes twice. However, it appears it may have during Wednesday’s microstorm at Shelburne’s wastewater facility on Harbor Road. Chris Robinson, Water Quality Superintendent, said an incident, possibly lightning, tripped a breaker at the facility. At that point, a transfer switch turned a generator on, which ran for about […]