Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Chef Contos hosts summer party cook-off

Courtney Contos of Shelburne hosted her 2nd Annual Summer Party and Cook-off at Chef Contos Kitchen & Store in June. Ribs were on the menu. “We had lots of delicious entries,” Contos said. Judges were Mark Fasching of Jericho Settlers’ Farm and Kristin Desautel-Jarvis of Tresses Salon. Stacy Orbacz, of Shelburne, won the competition with… Read More »

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Construction at Davis Park comes to a close

Harbor Road’s playground, across from Shelburne Community School, is under construction. The new natural playground at Davis Park is expected to be completed by July 17, weather depending. Until then, town officials are asking visitors using the tennis courts to park north of the parking circle, closer to Harbor Road. Shelburne Community School visitors are… Read More »

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

Shelburne Community School announces new playground installation

By Lisa Williams The Shelburne Community School Playground Committee is pleased to announce that the Snelling Park and Playground Renovation Project has scheduled the installation of the new structure for Saturday Aug. 1. The committee has been working for months to plan various improvements for the outdoor recreational area and playground at the school, based… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Harbor Place

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »

TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

TASTE OF THE TOWN: Mixing it up at Shakey Ground Farm

Cold-hearty Icelandic sheep blatted in the pasture as Drew and Brittany Slabaugh picked weeds in an adjacent garden plot on their 20-acre Shakey Ground Farm. This California couple live and work on the solid lake shores of Charlotte now, on a farm that ends where the Charlotte Sailing Center begins. They met at Azusa Pacific… Read More »

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day celebrates ten-year legacy

French Heritage Day will move from the smallest city in Vermont to the most French-settled for its 10th anniversary. The outdoor celebration of French culture is relocating to the Winooski Falls Way greenspace after nine summer celebrations on the Vergennes green. Chair-caners, tourtiére-bakers, rope-makers, genealogists, fiddlers, petanque-players, trappers, traders and canoe-makers are all expected to… Read More »