A hyperlocal post and beam dream house

A hyperlocal post and beam dream house

CHRISTINE MCGOWAN Forest Program Director Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund The story behind Randy Kay’s camp on Lake Iroquois began with an errant voicemail. Andy Harper, owner of Winterwood Timber Frames, received a message that he wasn’t sure was meant for him, but he returned the call anyway and got to talking with Kay, who was looking… Read More »

GMP warns customers about scam

Green Mountain Power (GMP) is warning customers about a rise in scam calls, after dozens of reports. The scammers are claiming to be from Green Mountain Power and threatening to cut off power within just 30 minutes if they do not receive payment immediately. “We got flooded with calls – customers alerting us and wanting… Read More »

Shelburne Day — A tradition of community: Sunny skies help make 14th annual town celebration a great success

Shelburne Day — A tradition of community: Sunny skies help make 14th annual town celebration a great success

ROSALYN GRAHAM The weather man did it again: a sunny summer day for the 14th annual Shelburne Day, sponsored by Shelburne Business and Professional Association. “The weather… what a blessing,” said SBPA President Tod Whitaker, who has been a key organizer of the event. The Parade Ground, centrally located on Church Street in the village between… Read More »

Aquatic invasive species out, improved wetland health in

Aquatic invasive species out, improved wetland health in

The non-native invasive species that were introduced to the Lake Champlain Basin include 50 species of plants, animals and pathogens. Some were planted because they had flowers; others got here through ballast or bilge water from boats. Since 2009, the Lewis Creek Association has worked closely with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the… Read More »

Talking ‘bout regeneration

Talking ‘bout regeneration

BRETT AMY THELEN A few times a year, I bring groups of people into the woods to search for red-backed salamanders in the damp netherworld that is the forest floor. Last spring, it was eighth-graders. They did their best to follow the cardinal rule of middle school social interaction – Thou shalt not appear “uncool”… Read More »

Bailey launches play-reading website

Craig Bailey of Random Precision Media of Shelburne has launched Read My Play, a new website to facilitate the sharing of critical feedback among playwrights to help inform future drafts of works-in-progress. The website went live Aug. 3. “Playwrights of all skill levels can create free accounts at readmyplay.com and get started giving and receiving… Read More »

Shelburne Police Log

July 6 8:43 p.m. Police are investigating a report from caller on Chesapeake Drive regarding items stolen from a vehicle recently. July 8 1:31 p.m. Kinney Drugs on Executive Drive reported a retail theft. Police located the individual involved and issued a trespass notice. 2:33 p.m. Police took a report from a caller on Harrington… 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 »

How to gather and give your donated goods

How to gather and give your donated goods

Donating gently used household items, toys, furniture, and clothing to charity has many benefits. Donations can help the less fortunate, plus donors can take advantage of tax benefits while decluttering their homes. There is also an environmental advantage to donating items rather than putting them in the trash. Goodwill Industries International, Inc. reports that, over… Read More »

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