Organic farming winter conference: facilitating connection to soil, society

Organic farming winter conference: facilitating connection to soil, society

Victoria Tamas, Contributing writer Why would 1,200 people including farmers, teachers and families gather on the coldest weekend of the year for workshops, community art and ice cream? On Valentine’s Day weekend, the annual Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-VT) Conference drew organic food enthusiasts from near and far to the University of Vermont Davis Center.… Read More »

Save the date! Green Up Day will be on May 7

Save the date! Green Up Day will be on May 7

Now in its 46th year, Green Up Day has made Vermont a model for civic involvement in the service of environmental cleanliness and beauty. Join volunteers this May 7 to help remove litter from Vermont’s roadsides. Help keep Vermont green and clean! Now on the Vermont Income Tax Return, line 29, taxpayers can choose Green Up for a… Read More »

Kenneth Gaudette

Kenneth Gaudette

Vermont lost one of its last mountain men on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Kenneth Earl Gaudette Jr., more commonly known as Kenny G, or Grampy, took his last walk onto his beloved Shelburne Pond a day too late in the season. Born January 17, 1949 to Kenneth and Lily (Greer) Gaudette, Kenny spent his childhood… Read More »

Shelburne Pond death, warden rescued

Shelburne Pond death, warden rescued

Staff report Thin ice caused a tragedy on Shelburne Pond Wednesday afternoon. One man is dead, and a game warden was rescued as he tried to save him. Shelburne Police and Rescue were dispatched to the area after Game Warden Dana Joyal called for assistance. Joyal had been dispatched to the Vermont Fishing Access at… Read More »

Shelburne Rescue increases their trauma knowledge

Shelburne Rescue increases their trauma knowledge

by Andrew Kehl, Training Officer, Shelburne Rescue Two weekends ago, 20 members of Shelburne Rescue (nearly half of the members) completed the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course taught by Northeast Emergency Training Solutions. PHTLS is an evidenced-based, nationally recognized trauma care course. The course teaches the latest techniques for managing traumatic injuries in those vital… Read More »

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Staff report Nathanael Asaro, 24, of Burlington grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont hiking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing, camping, viewing wildlife and enjoying many other outdoor activities. He spent much of his time exploring Vermont landscapes. From mountain tops to waterfalls and bogs, he said he loves the diversity of environments Vermont… Read More »

Local victory for U.S. ice cross downhill

Local victory for U.S. ice cross downhill

Staff report A love of the outdoors, skating, and skiing enabled Chittenden County resident Alexis “Lex” Jackson to compete in the thrilling sport of ice cross downhill, where she ice-skates down a frozen track alongside three other women in an attempt to cross the finish line first. Jackson is currently ranked first in the U.S.… Read More »

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

Vermont Rail System continues development on massive village project

After the purchase of industrial-zoned land in December, Vermont Rail System wasted no time in preparing a 19-acre lot on Route 7 in the village of Shelburne for a new transfer station without consulting the town’s planning and zoning department. The railroad assumed that process was preempted by federal law. Shelburne and the railroad have… Read More »