Workshop to assist farmers interested in agritourism

The Addison County Relocalization Network is hosting a business development workshop on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon for farmers interested in agricultural tourism. Speakers scheduled include Vera Simon-Nobes of Shelburne Farms, Helen Laban of Vermont Fresh Network and Nichole Burke of Golden Well Farm and Apiaries. The program is offered through a partnership… Read More »

Tractor Supply fundraiser for Future Farmers

Tractor Supply Company stores in Vermont are collecting donations during National Future Farmers of America Week to support grants for FFA chapters in the community. Through Sunday, customers may can donate $1 or more at the checkout or online at The company has a retail store at 3708 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Donations will… Read More »

New spot to shop for kids

A new children’s clothing shop is open in Tennybrook Square on Shelburne Road. Relish Threads offers new and gently used designer kids clothing and accessories up to size 14. In addition to retail space, the shop has room for kids to play while parents shop, a feature owner Jamie Wilhite said she prioritized as a… Read More »

Lawyers recognized

Shelburne lawyer Stephen A. Unsworth and law partner Ellen B. LaPlante, of Williston, have been named Top Business Lawyers in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine. The list is comprised of Vermont lawyers designated by peer-reviewed rating firms, including or The firm, Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC, has its office in Essex Junction.

New pet doc in the house

New pet doc in the house

Ark Veterinary Hospital in Shelburne announces the addition of a new veterinarian to its practice, Dr. Sarah Smets. A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association and the Greater Burlington Veterinary Association, Dr. Smets has an interest in internal medicine and hopes to apply her knowledge to help chronically ill… Read More »

Community Bank N.A. matches $17,500 WARMTH Challenge Grant

Community Bank N.A. matches  $17,500 WARMTH Challenge Grant

Community Bank N.A. recently presented Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity with a $17,500 donation as part of a challenge grant pledged in December. The bank partnered with CVOEO to raise money for the organization’s WARMTH program by matching WARMTH donations dollar for dollar during December, up to $17,500. Statewide, donations totaled more than $100,000… Read More »

14th annual Peak Pitch offers entrepreneurs a lift

Registration is open now for both investors and entrepreneurs wishing to take part in the 14th annual Peak Pitch by FreshTracks Capital. The Shelburne-based venture capital firm will coordinate matching investors with business representatives at Sugarbush ski area on March 15. At Peak Pitch, shared chairlift rides give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch and tune… Read More »

Vermont Electric Co-op seeks local candidates for board of directors

Vermont Electric Co-op is seeking candidates for three soon-to-be-open seats on the board of directors from several districts, including the one that contains Shelburne and Hinesburg. The 12-member board of directors is responsible for setting policy and determining the direction of the co-op in providing safe, reliable power in the least expensive way possible, and… Read More »

Car dealerships host pet adoption event this Sunday

Heritage Toyota and Heritage Ford of South Burlington will host a “More Love Pet Adoption Expo” on Sunday, at the Heritage Toyota service department from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Working with three different pet adoption agencies from three different counties, the event will be an opportunity to visit with many different animals in need… Read More »

Online auction of Valentine bear benefits Make-A-Wish Vermont

Online auction of Valentine bear benefits Make-A-Wish Vermont

For the third year, Vermont Teddy Bear Company has created a special Valentine gift to raise money for Make-A-Wish Vermont: the One-of-a-Kind Masquerade Bear. Custom-made and hand-stitched, the bear is being auctioned online over a 10-day period leading up to Valentine’s Day. “We are so proud of this bear and passionate about her purpose,” said… Read More »