SBPA Mixer: networking and fitness tour

SBPA Mixer: networking and fitness tour

Shelburne Business and Professional Association (SBPA) reached a significant milestone this week as it registered its 100th member. At the SBPA mixer held at Shelburne Health and Fitness last Thursday, President Tod Whitaker credited the steady rise in the number of members of the 18-year-old organization to the many projects SBPA has tackled on behalf… Read More »

Financial Fitness; Tighter monetary policy ahead

Financial Fitness; Tighter monetary policy ahead

If the mismatch between economic news and market performance felt familiar this Fall, it’s probably because we experienced almost the same thing during 2013 as pundits and analysts tried to discern when the Federal Reserve would begin to end quantitative easing. For months, bad economic news proved to be good news for stock markets. This… Read More »

Local mom helps kids, educators publish online with Scribblitt

Local mom helps kids, educators publish online with Scribblitt

Once local resident Andrea Bergstein realized how much her children loved to write and draw, she established Scribblitt.com, a website where kids can write, illustrate, and publish personalized hardcover books using unique writing and illustration tools. “I saw how much my daughters loved to write, story after story. There was so much paper everywhere, always.… Read More »

People’s United Foundation awards $7,500 to Habitat for Humanity: Funds support affordable housing in Shelburne  

People’s United Foundation awards $7,500 to Habitat for Humanity: Funds support affordable housing in Shelburne  

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $7,500 to Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Williston. The funding from People’s United Community Foundation will support the building of four new affordable homes for low-income working families in Harrington Village in Shelburne. “Research shows that decent housing improves health, increases… Read More »

New Rolfing practice opens in Shelburne

New Rolfing practice opens in Shelburne

Rolfing, a hands-on and simple movement approach to healing that gives the body a chance to be heard, not only for its aches and pains, but to feel alive, is flourishing in Shelburne. Vergennes resident and experienced Rolfer Liesje Smith transitioned her 14-year practice to the carriage barn tucked behind the house at 29/33 Harbor… Read More »

Vermont Press comes of age: Wind Ridge Books of Vermont now nonprofit

Vermont Press comes of age: Wind Ridge Books of Vermont now nonprofit

In the wake of an aggressive fall publishing season in which the small press published six new Vermont literary titles, localvore publisher Wind Ridge Books of Vermont has emerged as an independent literary press. Formerly a department of Wind Ridge Publishing (Destination Vermont, Shelburne News, The Citizen and other publications), Wind Ridge Books of Vermont… Read More »

CCTA Board hires new General Manager

At a special meeting of the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) Board of Commissioners Thursday, Oct. 30, the Board unanimously agreed to offer the position of General Manager to Karen Walton. Board Chair, Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission, stated; “The board is very pleased to offer the position to Karen… Read More »

The Diaper Drive returns for 8th year

The Diaper Drive returns for 8th year

Dee Physical Therapy (PT) is entering its eighth year in an effort to support the families of the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) by collecting and donating boxes of diapers. The Great Diaper Drive of 2014 is a growing effort that began seven years ago when Jason Fitzgerald, Dee PT Clinical Coordinator, met with the… Read More »

Seeking nominations for Vermont small business awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its annual small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Switchback Brewing Company, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company. The categories are as follows: Small Business Person of the Year Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business which has increased sales,… Read More »

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