Charlotte Town Party book sale ready for donations

The Friends of the Charlotte Library is gearing up for the Town Party book sale on Saturday July 12 from 11am-2pm and would like to clarify the donation guidelines and book recycling information. It would be greatly appreciated if all donors would recycle unsaleable books before dropping off donations at the library. Donations for the… Read More »

Sera Anderson: putting beauty to good use

Sera Anderson: putting beauty to good use

By Phyl Newbeck Take a look at the photo to the right and admire Sera Anderson’s hair – because you may not see it this fall. Anderson, Mrs. Vermont America 2014, will be shaving her head Sept. 27 if she is able to raise $25,000 for pediatric cancer initiatives. Anderson is no stranger to beauty… Read More »

July 4 silent auction benefits RGH

A planted window box or an azalea, an elegant dinner for six, a trombone or an accordion lesson, a special piece of art work, a knit hat, a Thanksgiving turkey, homemade pies, jam, a hand-woven shawl—all this and much more will be available at the silent auction by the stone wall next to Town Hall… Read More »

Charlotte Planning releases Town Plan Volume I

The Charlotte Planning Commission is pleased to announce the release of ‘Volume I’ of the 2015 Town Plan for public comment. The plan has been reformatted by moving the recommended policies and strategies to the front of the document (Volume 1) while retaining the important historical context of the town and supporting data in Volume… Read More »

Selectboard considers items during afternoon meeting

By Gail Callahan During a 90-minute meeting last Thursday, the Charlotte Selectboard discussed items aimed at strengthening parts of municipal government. According to town records the discussion centered on allowing Chair Lane Morrison to sign the Vermont Department of Public Safety Traffic Control/Enforcement Services contract, discussion on a “functioning” Selectboard, and wage classification plan and… Read More »

Rokeby Museum wins AASLH Award of Merit

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recognized the Rokeby Museum with an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.” The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 69th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in… Read More »

The Flynn Garden Tour is July 13

The Flynn Garden Tour is July 13

This year’s Flynn Garden tour, organized by Friends of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 10am-3pm and will feature six properties in Williston that offer a little bit of everything, gardens great and small, suburban and country, meadow and woodland. Now in its 18th year, organizers… Read More »

Hinesburg grows Fresh Food Fund initiative

Hinesburg grows Fresh Food Fund initiative

By Robin Reid Folks in the north-country welcome the flow of fresh, locally grown lettuce, spinach, radishes and herbs that begins in late May and early June. The Fresh Food Fund is a new collaborative between the Hinesburg Food Shelf and Full Moon Farm of Gilman Road. These two entities are working together to distribute… Read More »

The importance of bee-ing

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards According to the Vermont Beekeepers Association, European honeybees were brought to America in the 1600s to provide honey and pollinate clover, the newly introduced animal forage. Since then, the honeybee has become vital to our food production as it pollinates more than 80 commercial crops. Domestic honeybees pollinate approximately $10… Read More »