Harborwood Shores beach cleanup

Harborwood Shores beach cleanup

Shelburne Point’s Harborwood Shores neighborhood association celebrated the start of summer on June 22. Neighbors gathered on Sunday morning for the annual clean-up of the community’s beach, followed by an ice cream social in the afternoon. The weather gods smiled, and approximately 40 neighbors dropped by on foot or by boat to enjoy Ben & Jerry’s… Read More »

Shelburne church accepting items for July 4 extravaganza

Shelburne United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual bazaar and auction on Friday, July 4. Again this year the church is inviting the whole community to contribute “lightly used” items to the event. Need a good excuse to clean out the attic? Help make your items someone else’s “treasures” and help fund an outreach program… Read More »

Planning Commission hears details of Form Based Code proposals

Ted Brovitz of Howard/Stein-Hudson, a consultant for the Form Based Code project, briefed the Planning Commission at its June 12 meeting about the proposed regulating plans, permitted use, functional standards, building form standards, and building form types. The regulating plan establishes seven “character districts” along Shelburne Road, including a “mixed use village” district centered around… Read More »

Marsh Billings National Park offers free guided walk June 28

Marsh Billings National Park offers free guided walk June 28

More than 150 years ago George Perkins Marsh of Woodstock pointed out that human intervention could make a real difference to the natural world. This works both ways: deforestation deprives nesting birds of habitat, but reforestation and good woodland management can attract nesting birds. Staff at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock are working with the… Read More »

Shelburne Selectboard addresses contract with Charlotte and proposed bike path

By Heather McKim Police services provided to Charlotte and a proposed bike path between Pierson Drive and Hawley Road were two issues that elicited much discussion at the June 10 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard. For several years, Shelburne has contracted out police services to Charlotte. The arrangement has been somewhat controversial, with some even… Read More »

Flag retirement service offered by local Boy Scouts

Flag retirement service offered by local Boy Scouts

Saturday, June 14 is Flag Day. The American flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the 13 United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” With… Read More »

Town of Shelburne selected to receive tree inventory

The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee is working with the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program to conduct an inventory of the public trees along Shelburne streets and town parks. The Program is a collaborative effort between UVM Extension and the VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and has been awarded a grant from the… Read More »