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 »

Conceptual designs for new library unveiled

Conceptual designs for new library unveiled

Shelburne Vineyard hosted a community meeting on Sept. 20 for those interested in hearing more about proposals for restoring the Historic Town Hall and building a new library. More than 50 people attended a presentation where architects from Vermont Integrated Architecture (VIA) displayed three different concepts and asked for feedback. Andrea Murray, Nicholas Wood, and… Read More »

Town holds Stormwater Summit

Town holds Stormwater Summit

How do pet waste bags relate to stormwater? That was one of the many topics covered during the Stormwater Summit held on Sept. 22 and sponsored by the Shelburne Planning Commission. The summit featured six experts who gave insight into federal, state, and local regulations the town of Shelburne is facing, what is currently being… Read More »

ChampBots take over Lake Champlain last weekend

ChampBots take over Lake Champlain last weekend

‘Champ’ was alive and well last weekend at the fifth annual Champlain Mini-Maker Faire held at Shelburne Farms. Over two thousand people attended The Maker Faire which brings together families and individuals as they celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset while showcasing all kinds of incredible projects. iBots, a team  comprised of Alex Lasante and John… Read More »

Drew Slabaugh: Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh:  Finding a better life on the farm

Drew Slabaugh was working in a butcher shop in Philadelphia and his wife Brittany was about to start an accelerated nursing program at Drexel when they realized that neither of them was thrilled with what they were doing. They loved gardening and growing things, and when they talked to a friend who had interned on… Read More »

Shelburne Players handle Neil Simon’s “Rumors” with humor, good timing

Shelburne Players handle Neil Simon’s “Rumors” with humor, good timing

By Margery Sharp Here’s to a pleasant, light-hearted theater experience filled with many laughs over the mix-ups of several suburban couples who, in one hilarious evening, get caught up in a minor mystery that offers theatergoers many of playwright Neil Simon’s best one-liners in his comedy, “Rumors.” The play, put on by the Shelburne Players… Read More »

Town, railway dispute continues

Town, railway dispute continues

The Town filed a temporary restraining order with the U.S. District Court on Sept. 17 seeking relief from the Court’s June 29 ruling, which allowed Vermont Railway to continue constructing its transload transmodal facility near the banks of the LaPlatte River because of federal preemption. The Town says the ruling was based on incomplete information… Read More »

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