Shelburne’s big Independence Day barbecue

Shelburne’s big Independence Day barbecue

Shelburne United Methodist Church celebrated their 52nd Annual Auction, Sale and Chicken Barbecue on July 4. The sale featured baked goods, toys, books, and the auction featured items and gift certificates from businesses in Chittenden County. Bill Wetherbee had the barbecued chicken ready at 11:30am.

Ride in Memory of Dr. Ken Najarian

Ride in Memory of Dr. Ken Najarian

A bike ride in memory of Dr. Ken Najarian is planned for tomorrow, Friday, July 10th. The ride will begin at 5:30pm at Charlotte Beach. At 5:30pm riders will proceed, at a modest pace, south on Lake Rd. to Thompson Point Rd., then east to Greenbush Rd. continuing south to the accident scene, then turnaround… Read More »

Affordable housing in Shelburne

Affordable housing in Shelburne

By Heather McKim Affordable housing is an issue that has been a focus in Vermont in recent years, including in the town of Shelburne. For housing to be affordable, no one should pay more than 30 percent of their income, Shelburne Town Planner Dean Pierce said. Nationally in 2013, forty-nine percent of renter households and… Read More »

Dick Hess: Going Out on Top

Dick Hess: Going Out on Top

By Phyl Newbeck There is bad news on Shelburne Road. After almost five years as one of the Champlain Valley’s best loved burger joints, Archie’s will be closing its doors later this summer. Owner Dick Hess of Charlotte has health issues which are forcing him to sell the establishment, but he doesn’t want you to… Read More »

Lessons in resiliency through the sport of dressage

Lessons in resiliency through the sport of dressage

By Lynn Monty Three-legged cat, Anya, skipped beside the dressage arena after pot-bellied pig, Winifred, while trainer Jamie Fell shouted commands to horse and rider. That carefree, farm-yard behavior was juxtaposed by equestrian exquisiteness, sort of a yin and yang of rural splendor. Dressage is a competitive sport much like a horse-riding dance. “Change direction.… Read More »

New clean water rules on local shores

New clean water rules on local shores

By Lettie Stratton Local towns are preparing for new clean water rules. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into action the Vermont Clean Water Act, through a two-part signing in Burlington and St. Albans in June, to address polluted storm water runoff and clean water in Vermont. The hefty bill aims to assist towns in doing their… Read More »

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