Charlotte voters narrowly pass budget on second try

Charlotte voters narrowly pass budget on second try

UPDATE: The Citizen was notified on Thursday, April 16 that a Charlotte resident had requested a recount of the Charlotte Central School budget.  As of today, Friday April 17, the recount show the budget passing 472-463. By Gail Callahan After months of debate and community input, Charlotte voters passed a school budget of $7,570,996 by an… Read More »

CY recognizes locals with “Aw Shucks” Awards

CY recognizes locals with “Aw Shucks” Awards

Since 1996, Connecting Youth in Chittenden South (CY) has honored community volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting youth and families. The evening is called the “Aw Shucks” Awards Night because of the humble nature of most of the recipients. This year the event was held on April 6 and was a huge success.… Read More »

HBPA hosts community yard sale May 9

Looking for great yard sale finds? Want an opportunity to clean out the attic and unload some of those unwanted items? Is your organization looking for a great fundraising opportunity? Then Saturday, May 9 is a date to mark on the calendar. The Hinesburg Business and Professional Association (HBPA) will sponsor the 19th annual Hinesburg… Read More »

Local activist testifies at hearing to ban ivory sales in Vermont

Local activist testifies at hearing to ban ivory sales in Vermont

Shelburne resident and grassroots activist Ashley Prout McAvey gathered a team of wildlife conservationists, middle school students, and a prominent musician to attend a hearing on Vermont’s proposed legislation (H.297) that would ban sales of elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn in the state. McAvey gave testimony, as did the bulk of her team, before the… Read More »

Kids invited to sign up for 4-H Pumpkin Challenge

It’s time to register for the Vermont 4-H Pumpkin Challenge, open to all kids ages 5 to 18 who want to grow giant pumpkins and win prizes this summer. Although the contest is sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, membership in 4-H is not required. Neither is any gardening experience. Each participant will… Read More »

Charlotte Grange hosts community potluck April 19

Now that the warmer weather is on its way, the Charlotte Grange has opened for the season and will host a potluck dinner on Sunday, April 19 at 4pm.The entire community is invited to attend the gathering. A business meeting will follow the meal. Locals are asked to bring a dish to share. Following on… Read More »

CVAA offers free health insurance counseling for Medicare eligible Vermonters

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a nonprofit Medicare counseling program at Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) provides free health insurance counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries. Part of SHIP’s mission is to make sure that all Medicare eligible Vermonters are aware of the federal and state financial programs available. The Town of Hinesburg… Read More »

Hinesburgh Public House dinner benefits SCHIP

Hinesburgh Public House dinner benefits SCHIP

The Hinesburgh Public House will be serving a second community dinner to benefit Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) on the first Tuesday of the month, May 5, from 5 to 9pm. A locally sourced, four-course meal will be served for an inclusive price of $20. Half of the proceeds will be donated to SCHIP. Last… Read More »

Hinesburg DRB studies subdivision and non-complying structure requests

By Gail Callahan During the Hinesburg Development Review Board’s (DRB) Tuesday, April 7 meeting, one presentation sparked numerous questions from the panel and residents, while another proposed project appears to be on the track for approval. Wind Energy Associates/Renewable NRG Systems Renewable NRG Systems owner Jan Bloomstrann appeared before the DRB to present a proposal for… Read More »