Choose native plants when landscaping to help promote wildlife

Spring has finally arrived in Vermont, and gardeners and landscapers are eagerly breaking out their shovels in anticipation of the year’s spring plantings. Beyond the beauty new gardens provide, landscapers can make a big difference for wildlife with the plants they choose, according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife biologist Jon Kart. “Native plants such as […]

Best annuals for extended color

Best annuals for extended color

By Charlotte Albers With planting beds readied for the summer season it’s time to take a look at openings in the garden and add annuals into spaces between perennials, ornamental grass, shrubs, and groundcovers. Now is the time to make notes about shade or sun areas that could be made visually interesting with the addition […]

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

by Sheri Duff AFTER the Track, a specialized re-training and placement facility for Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) racehorses no longer competitive at the track, makes its home on the 28-acre Lakota-Way Farm in Hinesburg. Established by resident Ginny Iverson, Assuring Futures for Thoroughbred Ex Racehorses (AFTER) the Track began in 2006. As a horse […]

Orchard Observations

Orchard Observations

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards There is tremendous food waste in the United States. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), 30-40 percent of the food supply is wasted. That’s more than 20 pounds per person per month! Locally, Chittenden Solid Waste District suggests that the amount of waste going to the landfill has […]

Shelburne natives return for Comedy for a Cause, two evenings of improv to benefit Stern Center scholarships

Shelburne natives return for Comedy for a Cause, two evenings of improv to benefit Stern Center scholarships

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is presenting two nights of hilarious comedy improv with comedians, Steve Waltien, Ben Rameaka and Andrew Knox, all formerly of Shelburne, and Chicago-based comedian, Kate James. It will be a night full of laughs and fun to raise funds for the Stern Center’s scholarship program to help those […]

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival celebrates Yankee Magazine’s 80th anniversary July 19

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival celebrates Yankee Magazine’s 80th anniversary July 19

The Seventh Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Yankee Magazine on Sunday, July 19 from 10am to 4pm at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne. The Festival is a celebration of Vermont cheesemakers, as well as local and regional food products. Tickets are available at www.vtcheesefest.com. Named a “Top Ten Summer Food Festival […]

Plan ahead for Father’s Day Fishing Derby

Plan ahead for Father’s Day Fishing Derby

June 20 marks the kick-off day of the 34th Lake Champlain International (LCI) Father’s Day Derby presented by Yamaha. All rivers defined as Lake Champlain waters by New York and Vermont are open, and no boat is necessary: winning fish have come from the banks before. So grab your pole and a fishing buddy, and get […]

Three must-have boating skills this summer

Three must-have boating skills this summer

What are three of the most common skills any boater will need to know this summer? “Docking is often seen as a spectator sport, but everyone needs to know how to do it safely,” said BoatUS Magazine Executive Editor Mike Vatalaro. “Beaching your boat is also a common maneuver, as is using your boat’s trim […]