UVM’s Steven Cramer launches latest book

UVM’s Steven Cramer launches latest book

Steven Cramer, above, an English professor at the University of Vermont, launched his third book of poetry, “From the Hip, A Concise History of Hip-Hop (in sonnets),” at the Karma Bird House last Thursday evening, Sept. 18 in Burlington. Cramer introduces the world of the Beastie Boys, and others, to the more traditional form of… Read More »

Local honored with 2014 Art Gibb Award

Local honored with 2014 Art Gibb Award

Andrea Morgante of Hinesburg holds an engraved Danforth Pewter lantern representing her receipt of the Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership from the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Morgante was recognized at VNRC’s 2014 annual meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Old Lantern in Charlotte by VNRC’s Executive Director Brian Shupe, at left, who announced,… Read More »

Athletic Park in Honduras receives makeover

Athletic Park in Honduras receives makeover

Thanks to H2H-Tela volunteers (from left) Mary Wood, Emma Davitt, Audrey Morehouse, Renee Davitt, and two bilingual school teachers, a much needed makeover began at the Sitraterco Athletic Park in Tela, Honduras last February. Renovations to the park include cleaning up the concrete combination basketball and soccer play pad, replacing basketball hoops, and renovating the… Read More »

Charlotte church hosts first Harvest Festival Oct. 5

The Charlotte Congregational Church is throwing a Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 5 after worship.  The event, which will raise money for the many ministries of the church, will include lunch, kids games, an open mic, silent auction, bake table, craft table, and produce table. The produce table will show off vegetables and pickles from… Read More »

Local garden club plans 2014-2015 season

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club has planned the following programs of local interest for the 2014-2015 season. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am, unless otherwise noted. Thursday, Oct. 2, 9:30am at the Shelburne Town offices Charlotte Albers, a local landscape designer, will discuss planting bulbs for a beautiful spring. A discussion… Read More »

Library News

Library News

Impact Survey:  We need your feedback!  Please don’t forget to fill out an Impact Survey, either online or on paper.  You can visit our website, www.charlottepubliclibrary.org, or stop by the library for a hard copy. Please Note: The Library will be closed Thursday, Oct. 2 for a staff in-service day. Kids & Family Programs: Monday,… Read More »

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 »