It’s back to school for Hinesburg Playgroups

It’s back to school for Hinesburg Playgroups

Hinesburg Friends of Families Playgroups will resume on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 27 and 28. The benefits of attending playgroups are enormous.  Children practice social skills and learn through play, and caregivers can connect to share challenges, ideas, and experiences. Wednesday Playgroup for children ages birth to five with a caregiver:  Join Alex Koncewicz and… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard plans public hearing on adoption of “Energy Code Plus”

By Margery Sharp The Hinesburg Selectboard discussed a town Planning Commission proposal to revise the current interim zoning regulations and adopt new energy efficiency standards known as “Energy Code Plus” at its meeting on Aug. 7. The Planning Commission is using Energy Star, Chair Joe Idanza said “…because we had no other program. We weren’t… Read More »

Rich Armstrong: healing arts for our furry friends

Rich Armstrong: healing arts for our furry friends

By Phyl Newbeck A son of the south, veterinarian Rich Armstrong moved to Vermont in 2000 and has never looked back. He and his wife Kristin Haas, also a veterinarian, were living and working in Virginia, roughly 60 miles outside of Washington, D.C., when they felt the urge to escape the suburban sprawl. They interviewed… Read More »

Sparse attendance at summer Charlotte Selectboard meeting

By Robin Reid Despite a full agenda for the Selectboard meeting on Aug. 18, citizen participation was low. A historical budget analysis presentation, illustrating the town expenses since 1991, was made by Selectboard member Charles Russell. Those interested will find a partial presentation on the town website, Resident Moe Harvey noted that some of… Read More »

Primary Election date fast approaches

With the Primary Election three business days away, Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind all Vermonters about the importance of voting. Please note the important upcoming deadlines below: Primary Election: The 2014 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26. All polls in Vermont open between 5 and 10 am and… Read More »

Ride with Ronald to the Rutland State Fair Sept. 6

The Ronald McDonald House of Burlington would like everyone to enjoy the summer’s grand finale and ride the rails to the Rutland State Fair. Thanks to the support of Vermont Rail Systems, attendees of the Rutland State Fair, as well as train enthusiasts from Chittenden and Addison Counties, will be able to ride Ronald McDonald’s… Read More »

Bike Ferry naming celebrated with blessing

A blessing to Notus, the god who rules the south wind, was given by those in attendance at the official naming of the Bike Ferry in the Colchester Causeway Sunday, Aug. 17. Above, from left: Gregg Marston, Vermont Bicycle Tours; Chris Cole, VTRANS; Captain Ed Champagne, Local Motion; Captain Brian Costello, Local Motion; Bill Hauke,… Read More »

Hinesburg Rec Dept

Fall Recreation Guide: the Fall Recreation Guide is posted online at Look under Recreation and scroll down to the yellow box. There are extra printed guides available at the Rec. Office located in the hanging plastic bin above the table. Fall programs: Lots of old time favorite programs such a Dog Obedience with Jim… Read More »

Want to visit a farm?

Want to visit a farm?

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards I am all about stretching the summertime as long as possible. Even into September, there are a few delightful days of sunshine that allow us to be outside. In northern Vermont, it’s a great time of year to head out to see what’s happening on local farms.  Agri-tourism, the tourism… Read More »

Kelly Brush Ride rolls from Middlebury Sept. 6

Vermont’s largest fundraising ride set for Sept. 6 draws bicyclists and handcyclists who spin to conquer the challenges of paralysis and improve ski racing safety through love of their sport. Last year’s event drew more than 750 riders and more than two dozen adaptive athletes using handcycles. “The incredible dedication and support from riders, volunteers,… Read More »