The story behind Arbor Day

By Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee On Friday, May 5, Vermonters celebrated Arbor Day. Since its inception in 1872 by Nebraskan J. Sterling Morton, it has been a day set aside for the celebration of trees and their benefits. The following is an excerpt from an article written by the National Arbor Day Foundation about the… Read More »

News from the Pierson Library

Thursday night: The Pierson Library is partnering with the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee during the month of May to host Tree Beard and share information on planting trees. Members of the Tree Advisory Committee will be on-hand to answer questions and provide helpful tips on Thursday, May 4, 5:30-6:30pm. They will have handouts explaining the… Read More »

Parks and recreation news

Shelburne Recreation Holiday Office Hours: The office will be closed at noon Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26 and again on Monday Jan. 2, 2017. We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! We have enjoyed working with you and your families throughout the past year and are looking forward to more fun… Read More »

The Readers Write

Bay and Harbor Roads – part of County Bike Path Plans To all of you who own property or drive on Bay or Harbor Roads—the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission has decided they want to make these roads part of Chittenden County’s bike paths. The “Bay Road Mobility Study” is a cherry-picked project for the… Read More »

Tree celebration at Shelburne Beach

Tree celebration at Shelburne Beach

Late last year, the Shelburne Parks and Recreation Committee approached the Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee about addressing the health of the trees at the beach, and whether some needed to be removed. The Parks and Recreation Committee asked for recommendations on the types of tree species to plant and which locations were conducive, based on… Read More »

New brochure allows for self-guided tours in Shelburne

New brochure allows for self-guided tours in Shelburne

The Shelburne Tree Advisory Committee has a new brochure that allows readers to take a self-guided walking tour through of a portion of Shelburne Village. Walkers can discover many special trees and historic buildings that are a part of the town’s landscape. The brochure is called “Let’s Take a Walk! Exploring the Cultural Landscape in… Read More »

Village safety tops Selectboard meeting

Paths were on the agenda again for the July 26 Selectboard meeting. Village safety for pedestrians and traffic concerns was another item that took significant focus. After previous votes had failed, Selectboard members were faced with a discussion on the future of the bicycle and pedestrian priority sidewalk and paths map. This agenda item drew… Read More »

The Readers Write

Town manager addresses Vermont Railway case First of all, I want to recognize the overwhelming community support shown for the actions of the Town since this project became public in early January. Second, Chairman von Stange deserves special praise for his leadership and volunteer time commitment throughout this ordeal. Third, Claudine Safar was outstanding representing Shelburne… Read More »

Kwiniaska golf course development reviewed

Kwiniaska golf course development reviewed

More than two dozen Shelburne residents turned out for the Development Review Board meeting on April 20 to express their concerns about the Sketch Plan presented by Snyder Custom Homes for developing 100 new homes on the Kwiniaska property on the southern edge of Spear Street. The DRB had previously reviewed the proposal and conducted… Read More »

Shelburne’s inaugural poet laureate Rick Bessette

Shelburne’s inaugural poet laureate Rick Bessette

Lara Keenan, Pierson Library Director As a joint venture of the Shelburne town manager and Pierson Library director, the Shelburne Selectboard adopted a poet laureate program in fall 2015 to support and celebrate poetry and the arts in the community. Town Manager Joe Colangelo, Pierson Library Director Lara Keenan, and Flying Pig Bookstore co-owner Elizabeth… Read More »