Financial Fitness: protect your ability to save

What do you believe is the biggest threat to your ability to save for retirement, education funding, or other big goals? “Job loss” probably comes to mind first, but “lack of cash flow management” should rank higher — and it’s an ongoing challenge rather than a rare event. More than just tracking your income and… Read More »

Shelburne resident appointed to Vermont State Advisory Committee Group will evaluate, report on civil rights concerns in Vermont

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Shelburne’s Tom Little, vice president and general counsel of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp., to its Vermont State Advisory Committee. State advisory committees conduct reviews and provide reports and recommendations concerning local civil rights issues including justice, voting, discrimination, housing, and education. Congress mandates that the federal… Read More »

The Flynn Garden Tour is July 13

This year’s Flynn Garden tour, organized by Friends of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 10am-3pm and will feature six properties in Williston that offer a little bit of everything, gardens great and small, suburban and country, meadow and woodland. Now in its 18th year, organizers… Read More »

SolarFest celebrates two decades of sustainability

This summer, July 18-20, SolarFest will celebrate its 20th year with three days of inspirational workshops on a variety of sustainability focused topics, creative performances, and music across two stages at Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth, Vt. What is even more impressive than the breadth of the event, with more than 80 workshops, 60 exhibitors, a… Read More »

Shelburne businessman appointed to Governor’s Business Advisory Council

Gregg Beldock of Charlotte, owner and operator of Bullrock Corporation and The Lodges Senior Living Communities was recently appointed to Governor Shumlin’s Business Advisory Council.  This council provides the Governor with advice and information on financing a publicly funded health care system and relies on the business experience of its 21-member council, who represent a… Read More »

Cybercrime is a growing threat

If you’re not a technology wonk, you may not realize the Internet and the Worldwide Web are actually two different things. The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks. The Worldwide Web is a system of interlinked hypertext documents we access using the Internet. Regardless of their differences, the two terms have become… Read More »

Invest in what you love

Imagine leaving your job as vice president at a college to start a magazine with your wife, or quitting the investment business to raise alpacas. Two couples did just that to pursue their most passionate interests as both hobbies and vocations. Whether you’re interested in starting a business or just building a special collection, you… Read More »

Dinse receives top rankings in Chambers USA 2014

The 2014 edition of “Chambers USA,” a leading directory of American lawyers and law firms, recognized 11 Dinse attorneys – including Shelburne residents Ritchie Berger, Karen McAndrew, Amy McLaughlin, and Jeffrey McMahan – in their practice areas. The new guide, released May 23, also recognizes the firm as among Vermont’s best in every category of… Read More »

Opening doors again

Opening doors again

By Tricia Kennedy Nestled inside a butter yellow house on the outskirts of Shelburne Village is the newly re-established Open Arms Food and Juice Shop. Family-owned and operated by husband and wife team Acoy and Sam Cofino, Open Arms re-opened in April after the family closed shop in 2010 to cope with medical issues. While… Read More »

Wake Robin residents quilt for a cause

Last month residents of Wake Robin, Vermont’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community, presented Hattie Johnson, director of development at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, with 10 handmade quilts. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, founded in 1984, provides traditional summer camp activities and life-changing experiences tuition-free for Vermont and northern New York youths ages 7-17 that have or have… Read More »