Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

All Photos by Lynn Monty Olivia Santos, 8, of Charlotte balanced a plate on a stick while performing a back bend, and her pal Elizabeth Nostrand, also 8 and from Charlotte, perfected her cartwheel back stage before their big performance together. Santos and Nostrand, joined by more than a dozen other novice performers, followed the… Read More »

Vermont cheesemakers share a taste of the land

  Photos by Lynn Monty The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday,… Read More »

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

By Lisa Williams The Shelburne Community School Playground Committee is pleased to announce that the Snelling Park and Playground Renovation Project has scheduled the installation of the new structure for Saturday Aug. 1. The committee has been working for months to plan various improvements for the outdoor recreational area and playground at the school, based… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Harbor Place

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »

Affordable housing in Shelburne

Affordable housing in Shelburne

By Heather McKim Affordable housing is an issue that has been a focus in Vermont in recent years, including in the town of Shelburne. For housing to be affordable, no one should pay more than 30 percent of their income, Shelburne Town Planner Dean Pierce said. Nationally in 2013, forty-nine percent of renter households and… Read More »

Between homes at Harbor Place

Between homes at Harbor Place

By Heather McKim Harbor Place was designed to provide a short-term shelter to those in need, with the hope being a better model than having the homeless scattered in motels. Since its opening 18 months ago, the temporary shelter has been the subject of ongoing concern. A June meeting between town officials, Champlain Housing Trust,… Read More »

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

By Matt Keller In a community already reeling from the death of bicycling enthusiast Richard Tom on April 26th of this year, the death of respected UVM Medical Center Radiologist Kenneth Najarian, of Charlotte, struck another tragic blow last week. The mood was somber in town Thursday afternoon as people went about their daily routines… Read More »

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