Rotary helps with holiday dinners

Rotary helps with holiday dinners

Hinesburg Food Shelf volunteer Hank White helped distribute Christmas hams donated by the Charlotte Shelburne Hinesburg Rotary Club. Families who visited local food shelves during the holiday season took home turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner and hams for Christmas. This year, 70 turkeys and hams went to Hinesburg residents, 28 of each went to Charlotte families;… Read More »

Handbell ensemble to ring in New Year with three Chittenden County concerts

Handbell ensemble to ring in New Year with three Chittenden County concerts

Now in its 15th year, the Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble plans three early-January concerts titled “Songs of Good Cheer” at churches in Chittenden County. A professional community handbell group, the ensemble rehearses and stores its equipment at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne. For the performances, they are collaborating with the Bells of St. James from… Read More »

Before it melts

Before it melts

Catherine Domareki gives a push to daughter Anya Ahlawat on the sledding hill behind the Shelburne Post Office on Tuesday afternoon.

Annual Audubon bird count is on across Vermont

Annual Audubon bird count is on across Vermont

This holiday season marks the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, a tradition among Vermont’s birding community. The counts has begun and runs through Jan. 5 each year. Each event is led by an experienced birder, so novice birdwatchers are welcome to participate. Organizers and participants include birders and biologists from Audubon Vermont, the Vermont… Read More »

State wildlife officials offer winter bird-feeding tips

State wildlife officials offer winter bird-feeding tips

It’s that time of year for Vermonters to put up their bird feeders. With that in mind, Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials recommend some bird-feeding basics. John Buck, Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s migratory bird biologist, said in a statement that people should only feed birds during the winter months to avoid attracting bears. Bears are… Read More »