Parks and rec news

Parks and rec news

Final concert and fireworks of Shelburne Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series hosted by Shelburne Farms on July 27: Join us for our final concert of the season featuring The Rhythm Rockets! The concert will be held at the Shelburne Farms Farm Barn followed by a brilliant display of fireworks! Bring your lawn chair, blanket,… Read More »

Wildcrafting: Foraging in nature’s garden

Wildcrafting: Foraging in nature’s garden

By Eileen O’Grady Wildcrafting is the practice of foraging for wild plants, herbs, and fungi to use for food, medicine and crafts. It was once the only means of obtaining certain plants that were necessary for survival; today, many wildcraft as a hobby, a job, or as a way of preserving an ancient forest tradition.… Read More »

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

Shipwrecks of Shelburne Bay: uncovering mysteries

By Lauren Milideo On a recent June morning on a beach near Shelburne Shipyard, boats bobbed on a sparkling Lake Champlain. A group of people with a shared interest in this shipyard’s vessels assembled at the water’s edge. The tools of their trade were laid here and there: cameras, notepaper, pens, and most importantly, scuba… Read More »

DRB hears further testimony on Harbor Place issue

DRB hears further testimony on Harbor Place issue

At its July 6 meeting, the Development Review Board heard further testimony on the appeal by Champlain Housing Trust on the notice of violation issued regarding the operation of Harbor Place. Attorneys from both parties, as well as DRB members, questioned Dean Pierce, director of Planning and Zoning. Pierce testified that he met with Amy… Read More »

Philo Ridge Farm hosts Farm to Ballet

Philo Ridge Farm hosts Farm to Ballet

Once again, Farm to Ballet ushers in another season, using grass in place of a wooden stage. The yearly dance program kicks off July 16 at Charlotte’s Philo Ridge Farm, the first of seven statewide performances. The dancers have rehearsed for months and will be accompanied by a string sextet playing Vivaldi. With the mission… Read More »

Bliss is Coach of the Year

Bliss is Coach of the Year

For as long as he can remember, Scott Bliss has been a sports fanatic. The Champlain Valley Union High School coach brings that enthusiasm to his work with the cross country team, and that recently won him recognition as the Burlington Free Press’s Coach of the Year. Bliss’ experience in coaching started early. He went… Read More »

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