P. Brian Machanic: The patience to capture visions of beauty

P. Brian Machanic: The patience to capture visions of beauty

P. Brian Machanic spent youthful summers in Marshfield and the Groton State Forest where he learned to appreciate wildlife. That love led to a bachelor’s degree in zoology but from there, Machanic took what he refers to as a “professional detour” with a career in medicine. Although his job as an ophthalmologist included some photographic […]

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash: Sharing her love of horses

Suki Flash did not grow up with horses but that did not stop her from finding ways to ride. She would search for excuses to visit a friend in Nantucket who had horses and later worked 15 hours a week in order to get an hour-long group lesson. “Loving horses is a mutant gene,” she […]

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

Nicole Conley, keeping Charlotte active

In June, Nicole Conley was hired to be the Recreation Coordinator for the town of Charlotte. Conley is no stranger to the area having grown up in Hinesburg and she is excited to be working close to home. An avid basketball player who also enjoys running, she is happy to be able to help others […]

Rob Farley: Sharing his love of dogs through October Siberians

Rob Farley: Sharing his love of dogs through October Siberians

Rob Farley’s day job involves conducting surveys and issuing permits for the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, but around Hinesburg, where he has lived for 25 years, he is known as the sled dog guy for his forays along the trails and backroads with his team of […]

Jessie Price: Turning a love of food into a career

When she was young, Jessie Price spent her summers on Thompson’s Point, where her grandparents had a year-round home, so it was only natural that when she wanted to take a break from her job in San Francisco she would head to Charlotte. What started as a three-month hiatus soon became the start of a […]

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

Marie Ambusk: preserving the urban canopy

    Marie Ambusk spent forty years working behind a desk as an accountant, but when she retired from GE Healthcare, the Hinesburg resident followed her passion to the great outdoors as a tree steward. “It was an interesting segue,” she said. “Part of the job I had was maintaining the hierarchy of our financial […]

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Joan Furchgott has been driving from her home in Lincoln to the renovated Queen Anne Victorian on Falls Road for more than twenty-five years, so the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery which she runs with her husband Brad Sourdiffe, has become a home away from home. Back in 1983, Sourdiffe began working for what was then called […]

Joanne Grogan: Finding her passion on a bike

Joanne Grogan:  Finding her passion on a bike

Joanne Grogan of Hinesburg has always been athletic. She is a runner and whitewater kayaker, and she had bicycled all her life but never raced. All that changed in 2010 when a colleague of her husband suggested she try cyclocross racing. “I never looked back,” Grogan said. She did so well her first season that […]