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The Citizen Established in 2006 as Charlotte Citizen, our name was changed in May 2011 to reflect our expanded coverage of neighboring Hinesburg. Our weekly newspaper is mailed free to every home and business in Charlotte, Vermont’s second most affluent community, and Hinesburg. We offer additional rack distribution at select high traffic locations in Charlotte,… Read More »

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The Citizen Established in 2006 as Charlotte Citizen, our name was changed in May 2011 to reflect our expanded coverage of neighboring Hinesburg. Our weekly newspaper is mailed free to every home and business in Charlotte, Vermont’s second most affluent community, and Hinesburg. We offer additional rack distribution at select high traffic locations in Charlotte,… Read More »

Beach house project headed to town Beach Party

Beach house project headed to town Beach Party

The project to rebuild the 64-year-old Shelburne town beach house started two years ago, and the Selectboard got its first look at the preliminary design on Tuesday night. Last year, Shelburne resident and architect with Birdseye Design Jeff McBride volunteered to design the new beach house. McBride presented his sketches to the board and explained… Read More »

Dog communication demystified at Town Hall talk

Dog communication demystified at Town Hall talk

By Rosalyn Graham On a recent weeknight at Town Hall, dog trainer Deb Helfrich shared her expertise in canine communication with a roomful of dog owners eager to better understand their pets. The presentation aimed at demystifying the topic of communicating with canines was held at the town offices as part of a series of dog-related… Read More »

Emerald ash borers eat their way through Vermont’s ash tree population

Emerald ash borers eat their way through Vermont’s ash tree population

Jim Fuller, a former park ranger at Vermont’s Grand Isle State Park, described this interaction with a tourist from New Jersey after he confiscated their out-of-state firewood. Ranger Jim: “We are trying to keep the forests clear of invasive insects.” Tourist, as beetle fell from firewood: “You mean like that one there?” In this instance,… Read More »

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COMMUNITY BURLINGTON North End Studio A She Who Walks in the Moonlight April 14: 7 p.m. The Accaliae host a night celebrating the Moon with stories, belly and contemporary dance, burlesque, puppetry. $15 at door. Benefits Vermont Family Network & Puppets in Education. 294 N. Winooski Ave. puppetsineducation.org CASTLETON Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Castleton University College & Career Pathways… Read More »

Rick’s Field of Dreams

Rick’s Field of Dreams

Most of us at some point in our lives have visited a local sugarhouse, or even attempted to try this very labor-intensive hobby on a small scale in our kitchens. I know that my family would hang a few buckets (actually used coffee cans) on a couple of maples in our back yard and mother would… Read More »

Emerald ash borer is a confirmed threat to Vermont forests

Emerald ash borer is a confirmed threat to Vermont forests

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling The emerald ash borer, the Asian beetle that has been chewing its way through North America’s ash trees, has arrived in Vermont, an event as long anticipated as it is unwelcome. “It’s something we’ve been expecting,” said Barbara Schultz, forest health program manager for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation.… Read More »

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