Book Review by Kathleen McKinley Harris

Book Review by Kathleen McKinley Harris

I just finished Dan Cole’s “Upon Us Rests the Burden: The Civil War Experience of a Small Vermont Town,” 448 pages of meticulously researched text. When I bought my copy from the author, he smiled and said, “this is volume one.” Dan began his research into the Civil War experiences of Charlotte men nearly 20… Read More »

Harry Potter midnight release party July 30

Harry Potter midnight release party July 30

It’s been nine long years since the last Harry Potter book, and now, on Harry Potter’s birthday, a new installment will be released. On July 31, the official eighth part of the story, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will fly out of bookstores across the globe. Unlike the previous versions, this book is in… Read More »

Rick Norcross releases new song, “Shelburne Yesterday”

Rick Norcross releases new song, “Shelburne Yesterday”

At last year’s Shelburne High School All-Class reunion, former classmates issued a challenge for musician Rick Norcross. Over the years, he had written many songs about Hardwick and the Northeast Kingdom. They wanted to hear something; a song about Shelburne. Norcross responded. The result is “Shelburne Yesterday,” which he will be playing at the reunion… Read More »

Fun with fitness

by Mike Dee P.T. Designing Your Program Every fitness program has goals: lose weight, strengthen the core, add muscle, become more flexible, improve cardiac, run faster, or look good for your daughter’s wedding! Some of us do one or two different types of exercise: yoga, long walks, hike, bike, swim, Pilates, soccer, hockey, and the… Read More »

Milestones

Milestones

John Neville Farmer Professor John Neville Farmer died gently July 10, 2016 at Wake Robin Retirement Community, Shelburne, VT. He is survived by his wife Margaret (McQuarrie). They were married for 63 years. John was born to English parents on June 19, 1929 in Simla, India. His parents were Sydney John Farmer (S. J.) and… Read More »

Seasons’ harvests best when shared with neighbors

Seasons’ harvests best when shared with neighbors

By Margery Sharp Although the Shelburne Food Shelf continued to operate following its longtime manager Val Martel’s death in March 2015, some changes and upgrades to its policies, rules, and hours have been made since it fell under direction of an eight-member board made up of Shelburne citizens (see sidebar). The board officially began overseeing… Read More »

Business on the agenda at the Shelburne Planning Commission

The Shelburne Planning Commission hopes to fill Meeting Room One on July 14 as they unveil the results of a survey of the business community. Michael Moser, a consultant from Cambridge who also works for the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies will provide a Powerpoint presentation on what the commission learned from the… Read More »

DRB hears further testimony on Harbor Place issue

DRB hears further testimony on Harbor Place issue

At its July 6 meeting, the Development Review Board heard further testimony on the appeal by Champlain Housing Trust on the notice of violation issued regarding the operation of Harbor Place. Attorneys from both parties, as well as DRB members, questioned Dean Pierce, director of Planning and Zoning. Pierce testified that he met with Amy… Read More »

The Readers Write

Bay Road Railroad underpass This underpass was built long before many of us were born. The drivable width through this underpass has not changed. What has changed is…motor vehicles are much smaller. Typical parking lot/street spaces have gone from 10’x20’ to 8’x16’ as testimony. But most importantly, we continually find ways to sanction the motorist… Read More »