7th Annual Hearts for Hunger Run/Walk

The United Church of Hinesburg is hosting the 7th annual Hearts for Hunger 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18, at Champlain Valley Union in Hinesburg. The 1K begins at 9 a.m., the 5K walk at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. The registration fees are $16 for adults, $14… Read More »

MENTOR Vermont to host symposium

MENTOR Vermont will convene the 2019 Vermont Mentoring Symposium at the Waterbury State Office Complex Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This daylong conference is the only professional development and networking opportunity of its kind focused on youth mentoring in Vermont and will bring together more than 50 youth mentoring program staff, board… Read More »

Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

JEAN PARKER UVM Extension Have you ever considered growing sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)? Or have you always heard that they can’t be grown in Vermont, so have never planted any in your garden? I tried to grow them a few years ago when someone gave me several sweet potato slips. Without any knowledge, I planted… Read More »

Farmer’s Market Craft Fair

The Hinesburg Fire Department will be holding its Second Annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are very excited to have many new and returning vendors. This will be the biggest craft fair so far with more than 30 businesses including home crafts with baked goodies, knit… Read More »

25th annual animal walk and run

25th annual animal walk and run

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is gearing up for the 25th annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Fun Run on June 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. Come out and enjoy a morning outside with friends, family and fellow animal lovers. Participants may choose to complete a one-mile walk or… Read More »

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

TOMMY GARDNER Stowe Reporter Sean Gyllenborg’s and Pam Cushman’s newest edifice is about the size of a small mobile home, and the main components in its construction are so mobile, they’ve come from halfway around the world. There’s nothing pre-fab about this home in Morristown, however. Well, maybe the fab part. The house is made… Read More »

Worksite Wellness Award

Worksite Wellness Award

Members of Howard Center’s wellness committee, HC4Me, with Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine and Gov. Phil Scott at the Worksite Wellness Conference earlier this year. The Howard Center received a 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award from the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and… Read More »

Paddlers and other volunteers sought

Lewis Creek Association will be continuing its work with volunteers to tackle several non-native invasive plant removal projects in the Charlotte’s Town Farm Bay and Shelburne’s LaPlatte River areas. With this year’s expanded efforts, the association is looking for additional volunteers to help with three specific projects. The first project is European Frogbit removal. Frogbit… Read More »

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

It’s fiddlehead season in Vermont, when folks take to the woods to gather the burgeoning, unfurled ferns from the forest floor. Many local restaurants pay handsomely for the fronds, which are sautéed and served up as a spring delicacy. But don’t blink. Fiddlehead season only lasts about a week.

Create container gardens for every occasion

Create container gardens for every occasion

Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include edible and flower filled planters. Set containers at your front… Read More »

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