Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

Local dentist takes her tools to Africa

In her daily grind, a regular dentist might not imagine herself extracting teeth and filling cavities during the day and sleeping in a safari tent, listening to elephants trumpeting at night. Dr. Susan Grimes, however, recently found herself doing just that on a volunteer service trip to practice dentistry for the Maasai people in Kenya,… Read More »

The LaPlatte Watershed: Why it Matters

The LaPlatte Watershed: Why it Matters

Roberta Nubile Water matters. This is an obvious statement to anyone who values drinking clean water from the lake and private wells, swimming at our beaches, paddling, and fishing for river and lake trout. This was also the message of a timely presentation organized by Lewis Creek Association (LCA), Responsible Growth Hinesburg, Voices for the… Read More »

Exploring future of energy generation

Exploring future of energy generation

When Richard Smardon and Marshall Webb were students at Shelburne Village School, they were good friends, and visited one another’s homes to play and for sleep overs. It is certain that words like ‘renewable energy’ and ‘climate change’ never entered their pre-teen conversations. Fast forward several decades, and they find themselves deeply engaged in subjects… Read More »

Historic Shelburne Farms meets new energy

Historic Shelburne Farms meets new energy

The south-facing roof of the Farm Barn at Shelburne Farms, above the Children’s Farmyard, has 192 solar panels that were installed in 2010-2011. The panels generate about 47,500 KWH of electricity a year, enough to power about four homes, or nearly a quarter of Shelburne Farms’ electricity needs in the Farm Barn for the cheese… Read More »

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

The Paper Cranes walk their way to $500,000

For some, raising some money to fight cancer is enough. For others, walking 26 miles in honor of a friend is enough. For Jeanette Voss of Shelburne, however, raising money for cancer research and supporting friends by walking the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk was never enough. The tireless effort by Voss and her team,… Read More »

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