A commissioned officer

A commissioned officer

Shelburne volunteer firefighter Madison Slater graduated from the University of Vermont last weekend. Slater, left, is pictured here receiving her commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the commissioning ceremony held at Ira Allen Chapel on Saturday evening.

25th annual animal walk and run, Sunday, June 9

25th annual animal walk and run, Sunday, June 9

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is gearing up for the 25th annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Fun Run on June 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. Come out and enjoy a morning outside with friends, family and fellow animal lovers. Participants may choose to complete a one-mile walk or… Read More »

Worksite Wellness Award

Worksite Wellness Award

Members of Howard Center’s wellness committee, HC4Me, with Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine and Gov. Phil Scott at the Worksite Wellness Conference earlier this year. The Howard Center received a 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award from the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and… Read More »

Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

Around the world and back home to Shelburne: Bud Ockert on Memorial Day, how to treat people and civic engagement

LEE KAHRS Shelburne News Not surprisingly, Bud Ockert was early for his interview. He was found on the wine side of Village Wine and Coffee, talking to owner Kevin Clayton about the state of affairs in Shelburne. “He’s a living legend,” Clayton said. “Not a legend, a living legend.” Ockert scoffed and waved his hand.… Read More »

Grasso inaugurated as UM-Dearborn Chancellor

Grasso inaugurated as  UM-Dearborn Chancellor

Domenico Grasso, an engineering professor who also served as provost and chief academic officer at the University of Delaware, was inaugurated as chancellor of University of Michigan-Dearborn this April. A part-time resident of Shelburne, Grasso is the university’s sixth chancellor and began his tenure in August 2018. “Domenico Grasso comes to UM-Dearborn with impeccable academic… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

MARIA MERCIECA Correspondent On May 18, Shelburne Vineyard welcomed five Suffolk sheep from Greylaine Farm in Charlotte to graze under their vines to their hearts’ content. The project, titled “Feasibility of Integrating Sheep into Vermont Vineyards: An Initial Look at Ecologic and Economic Benefits,” is the first collaboration of its kind in New England. Thanks… Read More »

Shelburne’s 21st-century Pierson Library takes shape: Late summer grand opening anticipated for library, town hall

Shelburne’s 21st-century Pierson Library takes shape: Late summer grand opening anticipated for library, town hall

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With each passing week, the new Pierson Library inches closer to completion and project planners are beginning to look ahead to a grand opening by late summer. Throughout this past winter, builders created the steel-framed two-story 12,900-square-foot addition behind Shelburne’s historic Town Hall that will be the Pierson Library’s 21st-century home. Along… Read More »

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

Local father-daughter duo to lead ‘Adventure for Rhinos’: Peter and Tara Hetz of Charlotte begin quest to protect rhinos

MADELINE CLARK Staff Writer  Be quiet and walk downwind. That’s what Tara Hetz had to do as an armed ranger led her to see a rhinoceros up close and personal in Laikipia, Kenya. Rhinos, she said, have terrible vision but an incredibly strong sense of smell.   “It’s almost like a dinosaur. It’s just unbelievable, it’s jaw-dropping,… Read More »

A tasty retirement for the Grants in Shelburne

A tasty retirement for the Grants in Shelburne

PHYL NEWBECK Although Kathleen and Doug Grant retired from their respective jobs last year, they weren’t ready to spend their time sitting on rocking chairs and watching the world go by. Kathleen had always known how good Doug’s cooking was, but watching the reaction of others when she brought his corn chowder to a Shelburne… Read More »