Harvest Festival celebrates Vermont’s farms, forests, future

Harvest Festival celebrates Vermont’s farms, forests, future

Shelburne Farms will host its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 20.  The day-long family-friendly event honors Vermont’s farm and forestry traditions through connection with food, agriculture, and community. Over 7,000 people are expected to attend to enjoy Vermont foods, farm-based education and other educational exhibits, craft demonstrations, and performing arts. The event will take… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard meetings pile up

By Robin Reid Previous reporting noted that the Selectboard had one meeting scheduled in the interval between Aug. 14 and the regular meeting of Sept. 15, however, seven meetings held on Aug. 14, 18, 19, 21, 22, 28, and Sept. 4 and 11. Business conducted at these meetings related to the VELCO reimbursement, GMP line… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard and Town Clerk spar

Although Charlotte’s Town Clerk and its Selectboard are now on the same page, they certainly didn’t see eye-to-eye at last Thursday morning’s meeting, when tempers flared about the process of hiring a new Assistant Town Clerk. At 9am the Selecboard began by reviewing a preliminary pay grade grid drafted by member Ellie Russell. The time… Read More »

Vermont Historical Society explores Vermont then and now

Vermont Historical Society explores Vermont then and now

What is Vermont? The Vermont Historical Society attempts to answer that question in their meeting on Sept. 27 by examining image and identity in the Green Mountain State, from its founding to the present day.  Afternoon sessions will focus on the results of the Vermont Roots Migration Project and a special presentation of portrayals of… Read More »

CCS welcomes two new teachers

CCS welcomes two new teachers

By Chea Waters Evans The mornings are crisp, the school busses are rumbling down the roads once again, and this year, Charlotte Central School (CCS) welcomes two new teachers. Both of them are fired up, enthusiastic, and more importantly, ready and excited to take on the challenge of a new school, a new year, and… Read More »

Rain does not dampen spirits at Safety Fun Day

Rain does not dampen spirits at Safety Fun Day

Fire Chief Al Barber, above, gets wet in the dunking tank during Public Safety Family Fun Day last Saturday, Sept. 6 in Hinesburg. Funds raised from the dunk tank benefited the Hinesburg Firemen’s Association. Photo by Eric Spivak A Hinesburg youth enjoys trying on a selection of up-to-date safety gear during Public Safety Family Fun… Read More »

Hinesburg library hosts new art exhibit

Hinesburg library hosts new art exhibit

A new exhibit titled, “Evolving: An Autumn Exhibit of Artwork” by Nini Crane has opened at the Carpenter Carse Library in Hinesburg. Crane’s mixed medium paintings inspired by Vermont’s four seasons include landscapes, nature, flowers, trees, and travel scenes. The exhibit is on display now through Oct. 25. Lucky to live in a beautiful state,… Read More »

Vintage kitchen linens on display at Hinesburg library

Vintage kitchen linens on display at Hinesburg library

Vintage kitchen linens hold a very specific allure.  The sometimes yellow, often stained, and meticulously crafted bits of fabric tell stories from generations past that often don’t make it out of dusty cabinets or off table tops. The Carpenter Carse Library will be hosting a free presentation on kitchen linens dating from the 1930’s to… Read More »