Helping hands

Helping hands

A group of volunteers from the Davis Park Neighborhood volunteered last month to help plant seven cedar trees at the Davis Park Natural Playground. The trees for the project were donated and Shelburne’s Tree Warden David Hall helped to supervise the project. We’d love to give a big shout out of “thanks” to our awesome volunteers! Betsy… Read More »

A world without suicide

Please join hundreds of us as we walk in unified solidarity to erase the stigma around suicide and mental illness and as we help those in need on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Oakledge Park-Upper Shelter (Flynn Ave.) in Burlington at 8:30 a.m.  In Vermont, there is a suicide every three days, there were 118 deaths last year, it… Read More »

Thanks from Pedals for Progress

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the residents of South Burlington and nearby communities who donated bicycles and sewing machines to the 21st Green Mountain Returned Peace Corps collection for international development on Saturday, Sept. 21. By the end of the event, we had collected 135 bikes and 95 sewing machines for Pedals… Read More »

To a more collaborative future

I’d like to publicly thank Jaime Heins and Mike Ashooh for organizing the Economic Development Forum on Sept. 24 and offer a special thanks to all of the panelists who provided their time, perspectives and honest feedback. As chair of the planning commission, one of my biggest takeaways from the event was a fair bit… Read More »

New library, town hall quite an accomplishment

Saturday, Sept. 14, saw the grand opening of the new library and renovated Town Hall. Public turnout was incredible. The festivities would not have been possible without the hard work of library staff, municipal support, and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor. Thank you all so much. The Trustees of Pierson Library would like to… Read More »

Shelburne Historical Society thanks

The Shelburne Historical Society would like to thank the organizers of the Shelburne Day event and everyone who visited the historical society’s tent. A very special thanks to the donors of the raffle prizes: A Little Something, Barkeaters, Chef Leu, Cucina Antica, Flying Pig, Folino’s, Jamie Two-Coats, Joan Madison (painting), Kwiniaska, La Villa, Lisa Kent… Read More »

3SquaresVT benefits in jeopardy

The Shelburne Food Shelf serves about 65 households per month. Almost all of the people who use this service are also receiving 3SquaresVT – the Vermont Food Stamp program. There are a mix of families that visit us. Some are elderly on fixed incomes, some are young families struggling to get by on two or three low… Read More »

Choose wisely on Fiddlehead expansion

As we watch the town of Shelburne fiddle with the proposed Fiddlehead expansion, we may be coming to a crossroad for our fair village. Few people would doubt that Shelburne has been the town of choice for families wishing to raise their kids in safe, peaceful surroundings. And when the kids are grown, their parents… Read More »

Heartbreak and being white in America

Last weekend, two back-to-back mass shootings happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. I am overwhelmed with heartbreak by the increasing proliferation of these attacks, and the continuing violence enacted on communities of color at the hands of white people, and white men in particular. What does it mean to be white in America?… Read More »

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