Douglas Sweets moves to Shelburne

Douglas Sweets moves to Shelburne

Debra Townsend’s mother, Hannah Douglas, came to the United States from Scotland and despaired when she was unable to find good Scottish shortbread in the states. Eventually she came up with her own recipe, which she passed down to her daughter. Townsend taught the recipe to her own daughter, also Hannah, who became the family… Read More »

Tom Thibault: At home in the trees

Tom Thibault:  At home in the trees

When he was young, Tom Thibault had a fear of heights. He doesn’t remember how he got over that, but there’s no question he has, since he owns and operates Thibault’s Tree Service out of his Hinesburg home. Thibault has worked in the tree business for fifteen years and this is the fifth year that… Read More »

Cricket Radio: A Shelburne business evolves

Cricket Radio: A Shelburne business evolves

Elizabeth Archangeli had a shoe and clothing making business in Indonesia when she decided it was time to do something else. After taking a print-making class at Burlington City Arts, she opened a T-shirt printing business in 2012. “I was listening to the radio and heard an etymologist talk about the noise crickets make at… Read More »

Tim Williams: The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams:  The new face of Archie’s Grill

Tim Williams has owned a number of businesses but nothing has given him as much satisfaction as his most recent endeavor; purchasing the concept of Archie’s Grill from retiring owner Dick Hess. Williams had no restaurant background but that didn’t stop him from taking the plunge. “I just thought it was a great opportunity,” he… Read More »

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

Robin Turnau: A passion for public radio

For 27 years there has been one constant in Robin Turnau’s life: her employment at Vermont Public Radio. Fresh out of college, Turnau joined VPR in 1989 and twenty years later was named president, moving from the fourteenth person hired at the station to overseeing a staff of 55. Turnau grew up in what she… Read More »