Rick’s Field of Dreams

Rick’s Field  of Dreams

by Rick Bessette, Shelburne’s Poet Laureate Two of our greatest things about living in Vermont are the gifts from nature and our four seasons. Fall is a time for me to reflect on the past spring and summer. Time spent outside with friends and family. Now it’s time to enjoy the endless colors of our… Read More »

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Everyone who lives here knows the charms of small-town Vermont, so it is no surprise that Airbnb.com, a popular homesharing web site that allows regular people to rent out rooms or entire properties online, is a big hit with both visitors and homeowners in the area. There are close to a thousand Airbnb rentals available… Read More »

First salt shed completed, controversy continues

First salt shed completed, controversy continues

Vermont Railway opened the first of its two 40,000-ton salt sheds to the public last Friday. The controversial project is on track to be fully operational for the winter season, depending on the outcome of the temporary restraining motion that the town filed in U.S. District Court against Vermont Railway last month, claiming that the… Read More »

Breakfast and books on Saturday

Breakfast and books on Saturday

It’s time for the Pierson Library’s 52nd annual fall book sale. Thought to be one of the biggest book sales in the state, there will be more than 20,000 gently used books to browse through this year. The sale is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, from 9am to 5pm. Coinciding with the Book… Read More »

Scouts win catapult award at Chuckin’ Contest

Scouts win catapult award at Chuckin’ Contest

By David Buley The Scouts in the Webelos/Arrow of Light Den of Cub Scout Pack 607 participated in the 2016 Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Contest in Stowe, Vermont on Sept. 25. They built their own Trebuchet (catapult) and won the Middleweight Junior Division with a throw of 149 feet. For more info, please contact packcomchairpack607@gmail.com. See their… Read More »

Shelburne welcomes new Town Clerk Diana Vachon

Shelburne welcomes new Town Clerk Diana Vachon

“I like whatever I do in life to be in community service,” Diana Vachon said as she sat at her new desk Monday morning – the first day of her employment. It was that passion to be in service to the community that made the advertisement on Front Porch Forum for the town clerk position… Read More »

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino: Helping coffee growing communities fight food insecurity

Marcela Pino’s interest in coffee growers began in 2003 when she started working for Grounds for Health, a group that provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in coffee-growing communities. The Shelburne resident spent five years with the nonprofit in a variety of roles, including site selection, strategic planning, donor outreach, and monitoring and… Read More »

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