FreshTracks Road Pitch hits the road a second time

Bob Bloch, of Charlotte, runs an entrepreneurship program called BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) at Champlain College. He hopped on his motorcycle for a second stab at FreshTracks Road Pitch last week. FreshTracks Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling ride where motorcyclists with investing, and business savvy, stop in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs… Read More »

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Preserving a village one revival design at a time

Shelburne grew out of necessity around the hard labor of shipbuilding, agriculture, and milling. Over the centuries, family homes and village buildings took on designs of the times, from a Greek revival gable front on a home on Rte. 7 to Tudor arches on the town office building. Today, any time a property owner wants… Read More »

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is… Read More »

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

Shelburne Supermarket under new ownership

On Monday, July 27, Shelburne Supermarket shoppers were shocked to find their go-to grocery store closed. The next day, the long-time Shelburne establishment quietly reopened under new ownership. The store is now run by Mike Comeau, the owner of the Richmond Corner Market, Sterling Market in Johnson and the Village Market of Waterbury. Shelburne Supermarket… Read More »