Ruah Swennerfelt: helping Charlotte transition to the future

By Phyl Newbeck Roughly a dozen years ago Ruah Swennerfelt was part of a group called the Charlotte Sustainable Living Network, which put together a number of community events around the concept of sustainability. After attending a Quaker conference in which the Transition Movement was discussed, Swennerfelt believed that would be a perfect fit for… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard covers intense agenda

By Robin Reid The Sept. 22 Charlotte Selectboard meeting began with a discussion on the most recent Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) waste disposal plan and the ongoing discussion of how to implement Act 148, “Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.” Many independent haulers were present as was Tom Moreau of CSWD and Abby Foulk, Charlotte’s representative… Read More »

Vermont Historical Society awarded grant to research Vermont’s 1970s Counterculture Movement

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Vermont Historical Society Museums for America grant funds in support of “Colleges, Communes and Coops: 1970s Counterculture and Its Lasting Influence on Vermont”, a two-year project about the history of a movement that played a key role in shaping present-day Vermont. With this award, the… Read More »

Boy Scouts kick off new year in Charlotte

Boy Scouts kick off new year in Charlotte

Charlotte Boy Scout Troop 615 will be continuing a tradition of service and scouting in Charlotte this fall, and all boys in grades five, six, and seven are invited to join in. Prospective scouts and their parents are invited to come to an open house on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7pm at the Friendship Lodge… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Sharron! On Sept. 11, 2008 I hired Sharron Balaban as a part-time Assistant Clerk/Treasurer and a month later she became my full-time assistant when Marlene Mansfield passed away very suddenly. I was in the midst of struggling with that loss and having to move forward and train a brand new person with an… Read More »

Blessed are the backpacks

Blessed are the backpacks

The United Church of Hinesburg ushered in the beginning of the new school year with the “Blessing of the Backpacks” and the collection of school supplies for the Hinesburg Community School on Sept. 7. Over 100 items were collected, everything from assignment notebooks to zippered pencil holders. A great thank you goes out to everyone… Read More »

Hinesburg school board looks at budget time table

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board is planning ahead to the upcoming round of budget meetings and is seeking more community input during the process. During its Sept. 16 meeting, the Board approved budget assumptions and an accompanying calendar. At the same time, school directors gave the go ahead to putting the… Read More »

CVU School Board looks at varied agenda

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board had a full agenda at its first meeting of the new academic year. CVU School Board Chair Susan Grasso mentioned in the opening minutes that the panel is welcoming two new student representatives to the panel. Lucy Pappas is a junior, Lisa Schold is a… Read More »

‘Elder Blooming’ discussion blossoms at Waldorf

‘Elder Blooming’ discussion blossoms at Waldorf

Most adults will live up to three decades longer than their great great grandparents. These additional years provide, in turn, additional opportunities. Adults need not stagnate, or live under the stigma that recent generations imposed on this increasingly important time. The Creative ‘Third Act’ Project, in collaboration with the Center for Biography and Social Arts,… Read More »

Luxton-Jones Gallery hosts celebration and new exhibit: Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 27

Luxton-Jones Gallery hosts celebration and new exhibit: Opening reception Saturday, Sept. 27

Three years ago, the Luxton-Jones Gallery celebrated its 25th anniversary in Shelburne. This year gallery owner Marilène Luxton-Jones commemorates another important event in her life: 35 years in the art and framing industry. To celebrate, Luxton-Jones Gallery will host a celebration of the anniversary along with the opening of “Impressions of Lake Champlain and Beyond”… Read More »