Hinesburg Selectboard scrutinizes town budget

By Sheri Duff At its meeting to discuss FY2016 town budgets on Monday, Jan. 19 the Hinesburg Selectboard met with library representatives Sue Barden and Katherine Kjelleren a second time to clarify the library budget request. Selectboard member Phil Pouech questioned the St. George contribution of $500 to the Carpenter Carse. He noted that the… Read More »

Op-Ed: Teaching mindfulness to our children

by Monisha Vasa, M.D. Can we actually teach our children how to be mindful? Or are we just trying to preserve the inherent consciousness that they already seem to have? In other words – is mindfulness truly taught, or is it just “unlearned” over time? I remember watching my children eat when they were four or five… Read More »

Time to start talking: make parents part of the aging process now

Time to start talking: make parents part of the aging process now

Local senior care experts at Home Instead Senior Care in Shelburne encourage families to connect and provide tips on tackling tough conversations about aging. Discussing aging issues such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions, and driving early and often can save families years of heartache, tension, and even legal battles. Yet, research indicates that… Read More »

Obituaries

Thomas D. McGlenn – Burlington Thomas D. McGlenn, age 64, of Burlington, died suddenly on Jan. 22, 2015. Tom was the son of the late Robert C. and Mary (Doran) McGlenn. He is survived by his daughter, Moriah C. McGlenn and fiance, Corey Vancura, of Hinesburg; son, John T. McGlenn of Bozeman, Mont.; brother, John… Read More »

Fire & Ice Ball recognizes CVFRS volunteers

Fire & Ice Ball recognizes CVFRS volunteers

By Sheri Duff Last Saturday’s Fire & Ice Ball, the fundraiser hosted by Charlotte Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services (CVFRS), saw officers and rescue crews publically celebrated for their invaluable service to the community. CVFRS and 100 other attendees enjoyed the new venue and delicious bites catered by Charlotte’s own Little Garden Market. Charlotte Rescue… Read More »

Charlotte Church joins Gun Sense Vermont at Statehouse

Charlotte Church joins Gun Sense Vermont at Statehouse

Members of the Charlotte Congregational Church Marie Luhr, Carol Geske, Sandy Riggs, Marilyn Neagley, and Susan Cooke Kittredge, traveled to the Statehouse on Jan. 14 for a well-attended news conference in support of legislation for tighter gun regulations for all firearm sales. Currently only licensed gun dealers are required to run the federal database background checks;… Read More »

Carpenter Carse offers adult program on India

Carpenter Carse offers adult program on India

The Carpenter Carse Library will host an inspiring program on India on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7pm presented by Hinesburg resident Allison Cleary and student members of Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) at St Michael’s College (SMC). Cleary, a Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts instructor, is also the coordinator of International Service at SMC.… Read More »

Library News

Library News

Maintaining the privacy of library patrons is not only an ethical choice, it’s also a legal one. According to the “The Law of Public Libraries,” a joint publication of the Office of the Secretary Of State and the Vermont Department of Libraries, “[t]he state law adopted in 2008 makes a library patron’s registration records and… Read More »