Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Not surprisingly, Bud Ockert was early for his interview. He was found on the wine side of Village Wine and Coffee, talking to owner Kevin Clayton about the state of affairs in Shelburne. “He’s a living legend,” Clayton said. “Not a legend, a living legend.” Ockert scoffed and waved his hand.… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

MARIA MERCIECA Correspondent On May 18, Shelburne Vineyard welcomed five Suffolk sheep from Greylaine Farm in Charlotte to graze under their vines to their hearts’ content. The project, titled “Feasibility of Integrating Sheep into Vermont Vineyards: An Initial Look at Ecologic and Economic Benefits,” is the first collaboration of its kind in New England. Thanks… Read More »

Shelburne Farmers Market opening May 25

ROSALYN GRAHAM Correspondent Vendors, shoppers, foodies and families are poised for an important annual event on Saturday: the opening of Shelburne Farmers Market. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market will celebrate the beginning of  its 14th year  on the Shelburne Parade Ground as a great resource for locally-sourced food, as well as a… Read More »

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer  Be quiet and walk downwind. That’s what Tara Hetz had to do as an armed ranger led her to see a rhinoceros up close and personal in Laikipia, Kenya. Rhinos, she said, have terrible vision but an incredibly strong sense of smell.   “It’s almost like a dinosaur. It’s just unbelievable, it’s jaw-dropping,… Read More »

Wildlife bill stopped in its tracks

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A bill before the state Legislature to ban in Vermont the trade of items made from 14 endangered and trafficked wild animals has failed to make it out of committee this session. There was vocal support from youngsters in Shelburne for S.29 and H.99 – identical versions of the proposed legislation. Students… Read More »

Putting Shelburne’s best foot forward: Selectboard retreat eyes pedestrian safety, town plan goals and changes to dog park

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Pedestrian safety and ideas for “a walkable, bikeable Shelburne” took center stage early this week when the Shelburne Selectboard met for its annual retreat. A public meeting with an agenda, this annual exercise is intentionally somewhat informal, and the board opted to gather away from its usual municipal offices meeting space. It… Read More »

Big-ticket decision ahead on wastewater

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Town officials have an important decision to make soon regarding how Shelburne handles its wastewater into the future. At its meeting Tuesday night, the selectboard got a refresher from Water Quality Superintendent Chris Robinson on the options and potential costs of each. The discussion comes as South Burlington is beginning to plan… Read More »

Shelburne fire/rescue station project gets rolling

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The committee charged with pursuing a public-private partnership to build a new Shelburne fire and rescue station got down to work this week mapping actions to take through the end of the year. At a May 6 meeting, the committee heard from Joe Weith, a former South Burlington planning and zoning director… Read More »

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