It’s legal: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

It’s legal: Smoke shop opens in Shelburne

By MADELINE HUGHES There’s a new storefront at the corner of Shelburne and Hullcrest roads. The front window is decked with a neon “open” sign and a hand-drawn poster. Inside, Bob Marley tunes play in the background and art hangs on the walls. South Burlington artist and entrepreneur Jordan Holstein sits behind a counter in… Read More »

Honduras volunteers plan for 2019

Hands to Honduras Tela, a local  humanitarian service group, is planning trips for February 2019. Volunteers can participate in one or both weeks: February 9-16 and February 16-23.  Next year’s projects include painting the postpartum mother-baby wing at Tela Hospital; constructing a classroom and a kitchen at schools on a palm plantation; providing a health… Read More »

40th annual Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival Saturday

Shelburne Farms celebrates is 40th annual Harvest Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event celebrates Vermont’s farm and forestry traditions with activities that involve the farm’s animals, local food, music, and hands-on craft exhibits and demonstrations. “It’s important to us that there are opportunities for producers, makers, and supporters to gather… Read More »

Christine Johnson: Vermont can turn the tide on opioids

By CHRISTINE JOHNSON When I tell people about the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance’s broad mission to reduce the impact of opioids on our communities, there is a predictable response: “Gosh, that sounds overwhelming.” It’s repeated often that Vermont and the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. And while that is indeed the… Read More »

Parks & Rec News

Program date change: Women’s Self Defense Program- Level II: The class date has been changed to Nov. 27 (instead of Nov. 20). Fee Correction:  $37. Gentle Yoga Join Kay Boyce for this Gentle Yoga class for those new to yoga, challenged with an injury, or want to enhance their personal yoga practice. Bring your own… Read More »

Evening bird-watching paddle

Evening bird-watching paddle

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department staff will lead an evening bird-watching paddle at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison, 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 26. Participants must bring their own canoe or kayak, paddles, and life jackets. The outing will seek to observe the many species at Dead Creek during the fall bird migration… Read More »

Students involved in attempted robbery at Rice Memorial High School

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI South Burlington Police are investigating an attempted robbery at Rice Memorial High School involving two juvenile students where one injured another with a knife. The incident happened just before 8 a.m. on Sept. 6. South Burlington Police and Fire were called to the private high school on Proctor Avenue for a reported… Read More »

Green burial presentation rescheduled

Shelburne Cemetery Commission has rescheduled a presentation from an expert on green burials. The public is invited on Sept. 20 to hear from Michelle Acciavatti, an end-of-life specialist based in Montpelier and proponent of green burials. She is known for her compassionate end-of-life advocacy work, said cemetery commission member Jennifer Martin Brown. Acciavatti will offer an introduction… Read More »

Car destroyed by fire after crash

STAFF REPORT Shelburne Police are still investigating a car crash on Bishop Road last month that damaged a vehicle, causing it to catch fire after the driver continued driving. The incident happened Aug. 15. Police said they were initially called to a car crash on Bishop Road near Beaver Creek Road at 8:36 p.m. One… Read More »

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