And the winner is…

Kaitlyn Pilla of Rustic Roots in Shelburne drew the name of the lucky winner of dinner for eight at Rustic Roots, the prize from a raffle which raised over $4,500 for the Veterans Memorial Project in Shelburne, as three of the raffle organizers – Michael Lynch, Sam Feitleberg, and Colleen Haag – look on. And… Read More »

Vermont Veterans Fund requests proposals

The Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs and the Vermont Veterans Fund Committee are accepting grant proposals from this year’s fund. The Veteran’s Fund was established in 2010 and provides financial assistance to organizations supporting veterans. Over the last two years, fund grants have supported homeless veteran transition programs, peer counseling, and emergency assistance with rent… Read More »

Veterans writing project comes to CCV

Community College of Vermont (CCV) is offering a free writing workshop series for veterans at its Winooski location. Editor and writer Joe Ryan will lead the workshops Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm starting May 29 through June 19. The workshops are intended to provide a respectful setting in which veterans from all branches of… Read More »

Impending EPA ruling prompts Water Quality Conference

The Vermont Environmental Consortium’s 3rd annual Water Quality Conference will be held on Wednesday, June 4 from 8:30am to 5pm at Main Street Landing’s Performing Arts Center in Burlington. The Conference will address the on-going ramifications of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2011 decision to withdraw their approval for the Vermont-portion of the 2002… Read More »

Selectboard welcomes DRB to recent meeting

By Heather McKim At its three-hour meeting on May 13, the Shelburne Selectboard sat down with the Development Review Board (DRB) after addressing study findings on economic development. Doug Kennedy of Doug Kennedy Advisors, a consultant on the project, presented the Village Economic and Planning Study, which indicated there is a market for more development.… Read More »

Shelburne’s Soule celebrates a first

Sallie Soule, a former State Senator and Vermont House of Representative from Shelburne and Charlotte, recently pierced her ears for the first time at 86 years young. Always willing to try something new, Soule pierced her ears for a family wedding. According to Soule’s daughter Sarah, “My niece is getting married in July and my… Read More »

Report from Montpelier: May 22, 2014

In a two-part series, Shelburne Representatives Joan Lenes and Kate Webb will highlight a number of issues that passed out of the legislature this year. This week: health concern. Next week: education. Vermont and the Affordable Care Act: Vermont had a very difficult rollout of our health care exchange, as did many other states. Legislative… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library: May 22, 2014

Today! The Fairy Club meets at 3:15pm in the children’s library. Our younger patrons, ages four and up, are invited to attend and participate in a craft project. Snacks will be provided. Join us again next Thursday – same time, same place – for another Fairy Club adventure. Please register in advance. Tonight! It’s Indieflix… Read More »

Notable Neighbors: Perry Melvin

By Lesley Snyder While it’s hard to imagine many laughable moments during his service, Vietnam combat veteran Perry Melvin recalls a slight snafu during his time with the Combined Action Platoon unit (CAP 1-3-5). “I helped to round up stray cattle and pigs to bring to a South Vietnam Sergeant Major who was to ensure… Read More »

Rotary welcomes newest inductee

Charlotte Shelburne Rotary welcomed the club’s newest member at their May 14 meeting, Membership Chair Ric Flood, right, conducted the official induction of Mark Lund of Charlotte, a member of the staff of Wind Ridge Publishing who returned to the area after some time studying and living in Rochester, N.Y. Lund’s sponsor was Rotarian Rosalyn… Read More »