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 […]

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

When she was eight years old, Kim Frigault walked by what was then called a “dog pound” on her way home from school. Heartbroken at the sight of the dogs stuck behind bars, she freed the animals when she thought nobody was looking. The town constable caught her and took her home where she was […]

Lenore Budd: A passion for the great outdoors

Lenore Budd:  A passion for the great outdoors

By Phyl Newbeck Lenore Budd is passionate about trails. When she moved to South Burlington in 1989 she got involved with a group of women who wanted to develop a recreation path and ended up serving on that committee for 13 years. It was only natural that when she moved to Hinesburg eight years ago […]

Set building with Roger Howland

Set building with Roger Howland

Two years after the Shelburne Players theater group was formed in 2002, Roger and Betsy Howland saw a need, and found a solution for the budding company. The empty-nesters began the hobby of set building, after all they built their own house. “It’s been 35 years and it’s almost done,” Roger Howland said of his […]