Carpenter Carse hosts “Once on this Island”

Carpenter Carse hosts “Once on this Island”

Come one, come all. The Very Merry Theatre teen troupe presents the Broadway musical, “Once on This Island” at the Carpenter-Carse Library at 12pm on Monday, Aug.4 in Hinesburg. In case of rain, the performance will be re-located to Town Hall. Set in the Caribbean, this musical features a peasant girl who uses the power… Read More »

Charlotte artist’s outdoor sculpture featured at Sheldon Museum

Charlotte artist’s outdoor sculpture featured at Sheldon Museum

A piece of contemporary outdoor sculpture is shaking things up in the Sheldon Museum’s period garden this season. “Endless Tower,” on loan from the Charlotte artist Ethan Bond-Watts, is his multi-storied assemblage of steel boxes, stacked so that the exposed corners create space for layers of wildflowers to grow. The flowers were grown from seeds donated by… Read More »

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery welcomes summer exhibit

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery welcomes summer exhibit

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will host a new exhibit “Summer Horizons: New Vermont Paintings by Bonnie Acker” until Sept. 16. The exhibit opens with a public reception with the artist on Friday, Aug. 8 from 5:30-7:30pm and all are invited to attend. Acker’s work is joyously rendered, and reflects her multifaceted approach to life: “I wear many… Read More »

Patty Smith dances in Middlebury Aug. 15

Patty Smith dances in Middlebury Aug. 15

Dancer Patty Smith treads the fine line between tragedy and comedy. Pure love, young love, lost love, love for people, places, and things, all become physical subjects in “Fool for Love,” a moving evening of original solo choreography set to music that runs the gamut from Puccini to Janis Joplin. Adult content. Performance on Friday,… Read More »

Fund established in memory of Charlotte’s Will Hagedorn

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, and Vermont Parks Forever, a private foundation in support of Vermont State Parks, will announce the establishment of the Will Cameron Hagedorn Mount Philo Forever Fund at a public ceremony at 2pm on Sunday, July 27 at Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte. The fund is created in… Read More »

Hinesburg Farmers Market hosts successful Children’s Day

Hinesburg Farmers Market hosts successful Children’s Day

By Morgan Magoon, Wind Ridge Publishing intern The Hinesburg Lions Farmers Market offered its first ever “Children’s Day” last Thursday with plenty of young people in attendance to celebrate. Special activities at the Market included a Face Painting Emporium, children vendors, a puppet show, musical entertainment by the Vermont Suzuki Violins, and a bike-powered smoothie… Read More »

Library News

July 28-31 – Sink or Float: What is buoyancy? Join us on the library porch this week, prepared to get wet as we experiment with different objects to determine what does sink or float. Tuesday, July 29 – Storytime: Children ages 3-5 Thursday, July 31 – Books & Fun: Ages 6 and up Monday, August… Read More »

Questions abound as Hinesburg DRB reviews project

By Gail Callahan Earlier this week, the Hinesburg Development Review Board (DRB) once again discussed the Haystack Crossing plan, slated for construction along the west side of Vermont 116. They held a closed door, private meeting to discuss the proposal, which includes a more than 90-acre lot subdivision with 225 residential units, about 50,000-square feet… Read More »

Hinesburg library offers “Wonder” book discussion

Hinesburg library offers “Wonder” book discussion

The community is invited to a multi-age book discussion of the bestselling book “Wonder” on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 6:30pm at the Carpenter Carse Library in Hinesburg. This inspiring story of Auggie Pullman, a fifth-grader with a congenital birth defect, deals with his experiences navigating middle school. The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner for 2013… Read More »

Vermont man charged for feeding bears

Vermont man charged for feeding bears

Jeffrey Messier, 54, of Black Falls Road was charged with feeding bears after Game Warden Sgt. Carl Wedin received a report of a bear being killed in self-defense at a neighboring residence on June 22.  Sgt. Wedin responded and recovered the bear.  Its stomach contained a large number of sunflower seeds. The investigating warden went… Read More »