Shelburne firefighters honored for 75 years of service

Shelburne firefighters honored for 75 years of service

The Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department was honored for its 75th year of service on May 6 in the Vermont House of Representatives in Montpelier. The ceremony included a reading of a resolution sponsored by Representatives Kate Webb and Joan Lenes and Senators Ginny Lyons, Michael Sirotkin, Philip Baruth, Tim Ashe, David Zuckerman, and Diane Snelling.… Read More »

Garlic Mustard – EAT IT to BEAT IT!

Garlic Mustard – EAT IT to BEAT IT!

By Fran Cohen Garlic mustard is an edible plant that came to North America with settlers in the 19th century. It now grows so widely in eastern forests that it has become a threat to our native ephemeral spring flowers such as trillium, hepatica, Carolina spring beauty, trout lily, and columbine. One can spot garlic… Read More »

The LaPlatte River’s falls were the engine that powered industry at Shelburne Falls

The LaPlatte River’s falls were the engine that powered industry at Shelburne Falls

By Judy Frazer, Shelburne Historical Society Ira Allen, the youngest brother of Colonel Ethan Allen, was a lieutenant in the Green Mountain Boys but his primary career was surveying and purchasing land ideal for manufacturing and business. In 1775, Ira sent Silas Hathway to survey Shelburne including the LaPlatte River which flowed 15 miles from… Read More »

Shelburne students honored at Vermont History Day

Shelburne students honored at Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day, created by the Vermont Historical Society, honored several Shelburne students and residents on April 2 at U-32 High School in East Montpelier. Lena Ashooh, a student at Shelburne Community School, won third place in the Junior Individual Documentary Category with her documentary “Petticoats on the Bum.” Hannah Frasure, a student at Endeavor… Read More »

Three-Dimensional, Kinetic Quilt exhibition opens at Shelburne Museum

Three-Dimensional, Kinetic Quilt exhibition opens at Shelburne Museum

Dominique Ehrmann: Once Upon a Quilt opened at Shelburne Museum on May 1 in the Hat and Fragrance Gallery. This immersive, whimsical exhibition features over sixteen quilts ranging from three-dimensional to kinetic quilted sculptures. Dominique Ehrmann is celebrated for her freestanding, three-dimensional quilted sculptures. Referring to herself a “quilt illustrator,” Ehrmann likes to tell stories… Read More »

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Reckless Rail Rally protest held in Shelburne

Chanting “Salt sheds no! Watersheds yes!” as they marched through the streets of Shelburne, several hundred protesters braved dreary weather on Sunday, May 1 at the Reckless Rail Rally. Anti-rail activists made plenty of noise as they banged on pots and pans and walked from Shelburne Community School down Harbor Road and onto Route 7.… Read More »

Little League Opening Day hits it out of the park

Little League Opening Day hits it out of the park

The recent merger of the Charlotte, Hinesburg, and Shelburne Little Leagues led to a big, happy crowd and a lot of fun on Saturday, April 30 for the league’s opening day ceremonies. Ball players and their families, accompanied by a drum line, marched in a parade from the town green to the ball fields, where… Read More »

Green Up around town

Green Up around town

It’s that time of year when Vermonters all over the state pick up trash along the roadways. Shelburne residents can participate on May 7 from 7:00am to 2:30pm. If you’d like to sign up for a particular stretch of road, you can contact organizers and sign up online on their google docs page. Free Green… Read More »