Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

Don’t worry if you’re on your way empty-handed to a holiday party, or an acquaintance stops by with a gift and you have nothing in return. I brought someone a half can of Pringles that I found under my kid’s booster seat as a hostess gift the other day, and she seemed thrilled with it.… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

It’s my favorite time of year, when wisps of snowflakes start to fall, the spirit of the season is upon us, alcohol can go into hot drinks as well as cold, and my Am Ex starts to sweat. It’s been a long fall, and I think we can all use the cheer of some retail… Read More »

Pumpkin Man returns to CCS once again

Pumpkin Man returns to CCS once again

Every year, only for the Charlotte Central School Halloween parade, Pumpkin Man strides out of the woods on Pease Mountain behind the school to say hello to his neighbors. Last year, he appeared with a lady friend, but this year, he was on his own. Though he’s usually the strong silent type, Pumpkin Man was… Read More »

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Everyone who lives here knows the charms of small-town Vermont, so it is no surprise that Airbnb.com, a popular homesharing web site that allows regular people to rent out rooms or entire properties online, is a big hit with both visitors and homeowners in the area. There are close to a thousand Airbnb rentals available… Read More »

Namaste, Charlotte

Namaste, Charlotte

Perched on the corner of Church Hill Road and Charlotte Hinesburg Road in Charlotte is a big red house with a storefront. It has held a variety of businesses over the years, everything from an art gallery to an airbrush tattoo place, but its newest iteration seems to be a perfect fit. Anna Couture recently… Read More »

Back to School Night kicks off school year

Back to School Night kicks off school year

In Mrs. Boutellieir and Mrs. Brady’s first grade, proud students showed their families their desks and their coat hooks, and, already comfortable in the classroom, sat on the floor playing with Legos. Upstairs in the middle school, recently-married Mrs. Gray charmingly stumbled over her new name a bit and happily showed parents the lineup of… Read More »

Fisher Brothers Farm: berries and big ideas

Fisher Brothers Farm: berries and big ideas

On the rolling fields of Spear Street, just north of the Kwiniaska golf course, on the east side of the road, sits a new, bright red barn, the hub of Fisher Brothers Farm. It’s surrounded by rows and rows of berries and other pick-able fruits, and it’s all there because of the hard work and… Read More »

Teacher, runner, motivator

David Baird is a beloved fifth grade math and science teacher, at Charlotte Central School, as well as the school’s middle school cross-country coach. The Shelburne resident is an inspiration for his students far beyond the classroom, too, performing some outrageous athletic feats in his spare time. At a recent school-wide meeting, the theme of… Read More »

Buccaneers youth football addresses concussion issue head on

Buccaneers youth football addresses concussion issue head on

Spring sports aren’t even over yet, but it’s already time to sign up for fall Buccaneers football, the program for youth players in Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George, and Williston. Some parents worry about their children playing football because of recent discoveries about the long-term mental and physical consequences of concussions; because of this attention,… Read More »

Community invited to CCS Champ Run and celebration

Community invited to CCS Champ Run and celebration

The Charlotte Central School PTO is excited to invite the entire Charlotte community to the Champ Run and end of school year celebration barbecue on Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 7pm. Whether you like to run or like to eat, there’s something for everyone, plus the chance to win a fantastic prize from the… Read More »