ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

The Vermont Agency of Transportation resumes work this week on the U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project in Charlotte. Work on the three-mile project kicked off Monday, said Project Outreach Coordinator Francine Perkins. It stretches south from the U.S. Route 7/Ferry Road intersection to the Charlotte-Ferrisburgh town line. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2018. The… Read More »

The Big Chill: Be a Hero for Epilepsy event

The Big Chill: Be a Hero for Epilepsy event

Take a dip in Malletts Bay to kick off spring and help a good cause. You can be part of The Big Chill: Be a Hero for Epilepsy at Bayside Park in Mallett’s Bay in Colchester on Sunday, April 30. Preregistration for this event is required. Individuals who want to participate must register by noon… Read More »

UVM study: Lake Champlain saltier

UVM study: Lake Champlain saltier

By Mike Polhamus, Vtdigger.com Lake Champlain is growing increasingly salty, and researchers say winter snow maintenance is the likely culprit, according to a new study published April 10. Salt in the lake can promote the spread of blue-green algae, according to scientists. The current salinity level of Lake Champlain isn’t high enough to harm aquatic… Read More »

Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

You need mental strength, not just physical, to haul your body out of bed in time to make a 6am boot camp. A motivated and early-rising group of Charlotte women meet twice a week for this class, which is sponsored by the recreation department. After attending the Women’s Marches in Montpelier and Washington this January,… Read More »

Hinesburg selectboard appoints new Conservation Commission members

Because of a resignation and a slew of new appointments, the Hinesburg Conservation Commission is welcoming new faces to its ranks. Chairman Merrily Lovell resigned last Friday and during the last several weeks, the Selectboard appointed new members to fill vacancies. “I did resign on Good Friday,” said Lovell. “It wasn’t easy. I just couldn’t… Read More »

Local Playgroups

Please note: Playgroups that run on the school calendar will not run the week of the April 24. The Charlotte Playgroup meets each Monday, 9:30-11am, in the multipurpose room at the Charlotte Central School. No playgroup when school is not in session. Contact: Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com Drop-in play at Wiggle Room in Hinesburg, Monday through… Read More »

Town Meetings

Charlotte Meetings April 20: Planning Commission April 24: Selectboard Meeting April 25, 7pm: Conservation Commission Hinesburg Meetings Affordable Housing Committee: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm Agency Request Review Committee: meets as needed. Contact Committee for next meeting. Conservation Commission: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm Development Review Board (DRB): 1st… Read More »

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