Clearing happy trails in Hinesburg

Clearing happy trails in Hinesburg

A windstorm in late October caused damage and power outages across the state. In Hinesburg, downed trees blocked parts of the town trails near Lewis Creek on Hinesburg Land Trust property and in the LaPlatte Headwaters Town Forest. Volunteers recently spent time cleaning up the trails and removing trees that blocked access to the forest… Read More »

Community rallies for Bread and Butter Farm

Community rallies for Bread and Butter Farm

Beloved for its burger nights and well known for its beef and vegetable CSA shares, Bread and Butter Farm on Leduc Farm Road in Shelburne is a community hub. Supportive of their neighbors in many ways, the proprietors of the farm, Corie Pierce and Chris Dorman, are now feeling that support come back to them… Read More »

Five towns, six schools, one budget process begins

Five towns, six schools – the newly formed Champlain Valley School District is a $75 million enterprise. At its first budget meeting as a unified school board, school director representatives from each town, parents, educators, and community members from the five towns came to hear a presentation about the budget, then broke into smaller meetings… Read More »

Machavern wins IMSA drivers’ championship

Machavern wins IMSA drivers’ championship

Dillon Machavern of Charlotte and his racing partner Dylan Murcott of Ancram, N.Y. won the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series Grand Sport Drivers’ Championship. Points are accumulated over the season and the team with the most points at the end is awarded the championship. Sports car racing is unique, in that engines and… Read More »

Josh Panda Band headlines hurricane benefit at Old Lantern

Hurricane Irma’s devastation to the U.S. Virgin Islands was swift and severe. Weeks later, the residents of these popular vacation destinations and U.S. territories are still struggling to get clean water, food, medical care, and supplies to begin the slow rebuilding process. Friday night from 6 to 11, the Old Lantern Inn and Barn hosts… Read More »

E. Charlotte Tractor Parade rolls through town Sunday

E. Charlotte Tractor Parade rolls through town Sunday

This Sunday, the East Charlotte Tractor Parade starts at 1 p.m., rain or shine, on the corner of Spear Street and Hinesburg Road. A beloved Charlotte institution that is always a welcome kickoff to the fall season, the parade will feature dozens of tractors, good eats, and what is predicted to be unseasonably warm weather.… Read More »

Charlotte woman helps displaced Houston pets

Charlotte woman helps displaced Houston pets

Self-proclaimed “animal fanatic” Abby Rehkugler of Charlotte vacations each year in Kanab, Utah. When she’s there, she spends time with her family but also spends time with some other loved ones – the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. When Hurricane Harvey barreled through Houston this month, Rehkugler got in touch with Best Friends right away, knowing… Read More »

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

Anyone who works with children knows something that many others don’t: kids are thoughtful. They love to talk about their ideas, and those ideas are frequently really good. Stan Williams, an instructional coach and humanities teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently received a $15,000 grant to support the school’s Think Tank, a program… Read More »

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