Regionalizing stormwater services and the impact on Shelburne

A concept for the regionalization of certain services was on the agenda at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. The idea had emerged out of talks between Town Manager Joe Colangelo and his South Burlington counterpart, City Manager Kevin Dorn, and others throughout the county. Colangelo and Dorn discussed the possibility of sharing… Read More »

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Three Shelburne residents are in Welland, Ontario, getting ready to compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship. Kim Dittus, Linda Retchin and Tag Carpenter are three of the sixteen members of Dragonheart Vermont who will be representing the United States against teams from 25 other countries. Breast cancer survivor Dittus is an oncologist… Read More »

Celebrating Shelburne

Celebrating Shelburne

In Shelburne, the third Saturday in August is special. That is Shelburne Day, when the regular Shelburne Farmers Market vendors, local farmers, crafters, bakers, chefs and more, are joined by dozens of other local businesses and organizations eager to tell their stories, display their products, talk to their old friends and new friends, and celebrate… Read More »

Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Vermont Open Farm Week celebrates local food origins

Farmers across Vermont opened their barn doors and garden gates for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape for Open Farm Week last week. This inaugural event was held Aug. 3 through 9. Organizers planned it to coincide with National Farmers’ Market Week – also the first week of August. More than 100 farms… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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