Hinesburg 4-H members win awards

Hinesburg 4-H members win awards

Hinesburg 4-H Club members worked hard at several sheep events at Addison County Fair and Field Days held last week. Members L-R: Cyrus Tyler, Caroline Hobbs, Corinna Hobbs, and Claire Rocheleau pose with some of the sheep shown in the 4-H and Open Sheep Show on Aug. 7. All of the members won show awards by… Read More »

Annual celebration of garlic

Annual celebration of garlic

You can almost smell it from here. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31, the aroma of herbs and garlic will fill the air at the popular Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival in Bennington in the field in front of the shops at Camelot Village on Route 9. Considered one of the Top 10… Read More »

Grab your kilt and go Scottish Festival returns to Quechee

Grab your kilt and go Scottish Festival returns to Quechee

Plan to attend the 42nd annual Scottish Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8am-4:30pm at the Polo Field in Quechee. Attendees will not want to miss the traditional Scottish pipe bands that will play in massed band formation at 11:30am and again for closing ceremonies at 4:30pm. There will also be a Grade IV and… Read More »

Celebrate Vermont’s little city this weekend

Celebrate Vermont’s little city this weekend

Vergennes Day celebrates its 33rd year on Saturday, Aug. 23. The event official kicks off with a street dance in City Park featuring the music of “The Hitmen” on Friday evening, Aug. 22 from 7 to 10pm. Vergennes Day, hosted and sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and area businesses, is a celebration… Read More »

Civil War Days commemorates 150th anniversary in Cambridge

Civil War Days commemorates 150th anniversary in Cambridge

The historical village of Cambridge will once again be the scene for Civil War Days with various educational and entertaining activities Aug. 23 and 24. Free and open to the public on Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 3:30pm, this weekend’s festivities will be the last of this series commemorating the 150th anniversary… Read More »

Financial Fitness

by Antoine Williams One of the most challenging aspects of planning an inheritance is that families are complicated. American families are varied throughout the country but their members tend to fall into one or more of a few broad categories. According to the Key Findings Report in the 2014 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and… Read More »

Animals get sunburn, too

Animals get sunburn, too

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association  Most of us like to enjoy time outside in the sun with our pets. But did you know dogs and cats can get sunburned, too? Animals with light skin or thin hair are particularly susceptible to sunburn and even skin cancer. Ears and the bridge of the nose are… Read More »

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Learn what it takes to make a great therapy dog team in prep-certification clinic offered by Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm in Williston. Although the clinic will prepare you and your dog for TDV certification, it does not replace the test or any part of the certification process. Anyone seeking therapy… Read More »

Charlotte business owner sells assisted living holdings

Bullrock Corporation and The Lodges Senior Living Communities closed on their agreement to sell their senior care-related holdings to LCB Senior Living LLC of Norwood, Mass. on Thursday, Aug. 7. According to Bullrock CEO, Gregg Beldock and his wife, Elizabeth, the goal is a seamless transition to new ownership, which will retain the current 400-person… Read More »

Loving farewells to Koval’s and Brown Dog

By Robin Reid There are three vacancies at the Firehouse Plaza in Hinesburg square. The former space of Brown Dog Books and Gifts has been vacant for over a year. The new Fletcher Allen Health Care Center relocated, leaving the corner space vacant, and the much beloved Koval’s Coffee Shop closed recently leaving former customers… Read More »