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 »

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments quell brush fire on Bostwick Road

Fire departments from Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg, as well as Shelburne police responded on the evening of May 12 to a brush fire on the train tracks off Bostwick Road in Shelburne. Fire trucks, UTVs, and pickup trucks were dispatched to put out flames that the Shelburne Fire Department said were most likely caused by… Read More »

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

We’ve all been there…sitting out on the porch swing relaxing, petting the dog, taking in the sunset, and then all of a sudden, AAAAAAAHHHHHH! A tick. May in Vermont is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month, and those little critters are everywhere. Experts say that this year’s tick population is particularly bountiful due to the warm temperatures… Read More »