Lamprey treatments not yet scheduled

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that lampricide treatment of the LaPlatte River will not begin before Nov. 2. Treatment is weather-dependent, and plans are in place to apply the lampricide sometime this fall.

Charlotte and hinesburg Town Meetings

Charlotte Meetings Nov. 3: Planning commission 7pm Nov. 8: Trails committee 7pm Nov. 9: Energy commission Nov. 14: Charlotte Land Trust 8am Nov. 14: Selectboard meeting 7pm Nov. 17: Planning commission 7pm Nov. 22: Conservation commission Nov. 28: Selectboard meeting 7pm Hinesburg Meetings Affordable Housing Committee: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Agency Request… Read More »

Safety drill on tap at CCS

Charlotte Central School Principal Barbara-Anne Komons-Montroll and her staff are rethinking safety drills for students and faculty. Komons-Montroll told Charlotte Central School school board members during the Oct. 18 meeting that an upcoming school-wide safety drill will emphasize walking skills. The principal noted that students will walk to the Charlotte Congregational Church on Church Hill… Read More »

Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier: A basement business springs to life

Jim Marrier admits he and his wife Vicki aren’t getting rich off their business JV Embroidery. “We call it ‘surviving, not thriving’,” he said. Nevertheless, the couple thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to work from their Charlotte home, providing custom-made products to a variety of corporate accounts, individuals, and sports teams. From 2000 to 2004, Marrier… Read More »

10-15 to 10-21 Charlotte Public Safety Log

As submitted by the Shelburne Police Department Saturday, Oct. 15 10:20 Medical Assist WALKER AVE, Vergennes Charlotte Rescue assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call. The patient was transported to the Hospital by Charlotte Rescue. 14:56 Medical Assist GREENBUSH RD, Ferrisburgh Charlotte Rescue assisted Vergennes Rescue at a medical call. The patient was transported to the Hospital by… Read More »

Steeple Ridge Farm has new owner, programs

Steeple Ridge Farm has new owner, programs

Steeple Ridge Farm is hosting an updated look and new programming for kids, as new owner Ashley Meacham makes changes to the new business. Among opportunities at the farm are a riding team for middle-school and high-school students, as well as an after-school program through the Charlotte Recreation program. Meacham notes that she had been… Read More »

Staying “Ahead of the Storm” in Charlotte

Staying “Ahead of the Storm” in Charlotte

It started with a meeting between members of the Charlotte Congregational Church and the Lewis Creek Association, said Lewis Creek Association Program Coordinator Krista Hoffsis. People were looking for a way to help Lake Champlain, to keep pollution out. Now, through the Lewis Creek Association’s Ahead of the Storm project, a series of existing and… Read More »

Volunteers clean up preserve in Charlotte

Volunteers clean up preserve in Charlotte

On a foggy, damp Monday morning, a group of volunteers tucked their pants into their socks and fanned out along the edge of a field at a nature preserve in Charlotte. The 63-acre Williams Woods property, located on Greenbush Road, is owned by The Nature Conservancy, and this Monday’s task was the removal of invasive… Read More »

Local Playgroups

The Charlotte Playgroup meets each Monday from 9:30-11am in the multipurpose room at the Charlotte Central School. No playgroup when school is not in session. More info at buildingbrightfutures.org or contact Colleen at bbfcharlotteplaygroup@gmail.com. Drop-in play at Wiggle Room in Hinesburg Monday through Friday, 9am-1pm. Weekend open-play hours will be announced on the website, on… Read More »