Put your New Year’s plans to bed: Attend Burlington’s First Night

Put your New Year’s plans to bed: Attend Burlington’s First Night

Burlington’s First Night celebration will take place in over 20 venues throughout downtown. Its mission is to bring the community together with an accessible, substance-free, multicultural New Year’s Eve celebration centered on the arts. The 32nd edition of First Night Burlington on Dec. 31 will feature fireworks, a parade, and stellar performances by Kat Wright… Read More »

Essex Children’s Choir presents Twelfth Night Celebration

Essex Children’s Choir presents Twelfth Night Celebration

A Twelfth Night Celebration, performed by the Essex Children’s Choir on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 6:30pm, will be held at the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel, Saint Michael’s College in Colchester. Twelfth Night Celebration has been the Choir’s gift to the community since 1987. This joyful presentation of music brings to a close the… Read More »

The festival of Kwanzaa

The festival of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival celebrating African-American people, their culture, and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. Kwanzaa begins on Dec. 26, the day after Christmas, and continues until New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Each evening, a family member (usually the youngest child) lights candles in a special candleholder… Read More »

New Year’s Eve festivities include Richmond concert

Help close out the year by attending the New Year’s Eve concert on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Richmond Congregational Church on Bridge Street in Richmond. The lineup thus far includes Hannah Beth Crary, Hilary Stewart, the Fiddleheads, and the Highland Weavers. The concert begins at 7:30pm and there is a suggested donation of $10… Read More »

ASIG offers Winter Solstice Service

ASIG offers Winter Solstice Service

All Souls Interfaith Gathering (ASIG) will host a Winter Solstice Service on Sunday, Dec. 21 from 5-7pm. The service will feature soulful cello music provided by McKinley James and poetry readings by Daniel Lusk, an English professor at UVM and author of the recent poetry book ‘Kin.’ ASIG is located at 291 Bostwick Farm Road… Read More »

Shopping in Charlotte and Hinesburg with Chea

Shopping in Charlotte  and Hinesburg with Chea

By Chea Waters Evans My takeaway from the past few weeks is this: buying-local options are plentiful and fun not only now, but throughout the year. I also learned a lot about how much impulse shopping a girl can do without driving more than a few miles. Here are my last few picks for this… Read More »

Carpenter Carse Library News

Carpenter Carse Library  News

Carpenter Case Library hosts holiday jazz trio Hinesburg’s Jody Albright to sing Vocalist Jody Albright will be accompanied by Mike Fried on the piano and Matt Davide on bass for a musical performance Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4pm at the Carpenter Carse Library in Hinesburg. This lively jazz trio may be just what you need to… Read More »

Senior Center hosts Blood Drive Dec. 11

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give another gift this holiday season at a blood drive at the Charlotte Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 2-7pm and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood. Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can often mean fewer donors giving… Read More »

SCHIP awards fall grants

Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) has announced its fall grant awards. Recent monies in the amount of $16,750 were awarded to several nonprofits in Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg who met the criteria of serving the people of the communities in a variety of ways. Each of the town’s food shelves received grants of $5,000.… Read More »

Hinesburg church hosts first Craft Fair Dec. 13

Hinesburg’s St. Jude Catholic Church will host its first ever Craft Fair this Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9am-3pm. Co-organized by church secretary Marie Cookson and Lisa Boutin, the pair successfully rounded up 31 vendors to participate. “We had so much interest that we had to turn vendors away,” commented Cookson. “Although the space available is… Read More »