Gadue’s begins annual “Back to School” program

Gadue’s Dry Cleaning has begun its annual “Back To School” program. “Back to School” is now in its seventh year of providing fully stocked backpacks to children in the greater Burlington area.  We find ourselves in a time when many families in our community are finding it harder and harder to provide even the basic… Read More »

Studio Cacao brings divine chocolate

By Megan Downey To some, chocolate is a treat or a tool employed for bribing children, apologizing to or romancing a love interest.  For others, it may even be an obsession, but for the owners of Shelburne’s Studio Cacao, Kevin and Laura Toohey, chocolate is a religion. “Chocolate is a complex food substance with chemistry… Read More »


Births Christina (Metropoulos) and Matthew Moulton of Charlotte had a son, Anthony James Moulton, on June 29 at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Obitiuaries Roger R. Hutchins – Swanton Roger R. Hutchins, 64, died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla., following a courageous battle with cancer.… Read More »

Prohibition Pig

By David Scherr At the intersection of Interstate 89 and Vermont’s Route 100, where traffic meandering along the spine of the Green Mountains crosses the purposeful speedsters on the highway, sits the quaint Vermont town of Waterbury. This modern crossroads hosts a growing number of top-notch places to eat and drink, among the best of… Read More »

Pipeline Service Department

By Rebecca Foster In case you were wondering this far ahead what to give me for Christmas, I want An Answer: What does the Vermont Public Service Department do? A year and a half ago, when all this pipeline business got started, the Public Service Board (PSB) assured the public that its interests would be… Read More »

Local family donates Truman’s autographed etching to National Press Club

Preston Webb, Chase Mitchell and Grant Mitchell, all three grandsons of Kenneth and Martha Wooden of Shelburne, presented Myron Belkind, President of The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., with an autographed etching of former President Harry S. Truman for the world’s leading professional organization for journalists Monday, July 28 in the nation’s capital. The blue and… Read More »

Boat explodes at Point Bay Marina

By Sadie Williams In an unfortunate accident on Sunday, Aug. 3, a 19’ 1949 Chris Craft exploded while docked at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. Four of the original eight passengers were rushed to Fletcher Allen Health Care for burn treatment. Two of the passengers, both children, had disembarked prior to the explosion. Although they… Read More »

SCHIP’s Treasure sails into next decade

By Sheri Duff Over 10 years ago seven faith communities in Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg pooled their energy, resources, and creativity to help those in need in an unprecedented display of collaboration among the three towns. Initially organized to address needs that were not being met by existing social agencies, the group evolved into the… Read More »

Charlotte Library

Monday, Aug. 11 at 10am: Mystery Book Group.  Our tour through the “Golden Age of Mysteries” continues. We are meeting on the library porch (weather permitting) to discuss Josephine Tey’s first detective novel, “The Man in the Queue.” Throughout the summer: Wednesday Night Knitters.  Join us every other Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, next on… Read More »