Charlotte Town Party book sale ready for donations

The Friends of the Charlotte Library is gearing up for the Town Party book sale on Saturday July 12 from 11am-2pm and would like to clarify the donation guidelines and book recycling information. It would be greatly appreciated if all donors would recycle unsaleable books before dropping off donations at the library. Donations for the… Read More »

July 4 silent auction benefits RGH

A planted window box or an azalea, an elegant dinner for six, a trombone or an accordion lesson, a special piece of art work, a knit hat, a Thanksgiving turkey, homemade pies, jam, a hand-woven shawl—all this and much more will be available at the silent auction by the stone wall next to Town Hall… Read More »

The Flynn Garden Tour is July 13

The Flynn Garden Tour is July 13

This year’s Flynn Garden tour, organized by Friends of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 10am-3pm and will feature six properties in Williston that offer a little bit of everything, gardens great and small, suburban and country, meadow and woodland. Now in its 18th year, organizers… Read More »

Hinesburg grows Fresh Food Fund initiative

Hinesburg grows Fresh Food Fund initiative

By Robin Reid Folks in the north-country welcome the flow of fresh, locally grown lettuce, spinach, radishes and herbs that begins in late May and early June. The Fresh Food Fund is a new collaborative between the Hinesburg Food Shelf and Full Moon Farm of Gilman Road. These two entities are working together to distribute… Read More »

The importance of bee-ing

By Megan Humphrey, Shelburne Orchards According to the Vermont Beekeepers Association, European honeybees were brought to America in the 1600s to provide honey and pollinate clover, the newly introduced animal forage. Since then, the honeybee has become vital to our food production as it pollinates more than 80 commercial crops. Domestic honeybees pollinate approximately $10… Read More »

CVU born band Dionysia goes national

CVU born band Dionysia goes national

by Sadie Williams It’s not often that a high school band sticks together post-graduation, especially when its members attend colleges in three different states. However that’s just what happened for four incredibly talented boys from Champlain Valley Union (CVU).   What began as a series of extended jam sessions between drummer Alex Meyers of Shelburne and… Read More »

Hinesburg duo retires from police department

Hinesburg duo retires from police department

Police officers Chris Morrell and Buck, partners for 10 years, were recognized for their years of service to the Shelburne Police Department at a Selectboard meeting on Tuesday, June 24. “Chris, you are a man of integrity and honesty and Buck is a very good police dog,” praised Selectboard Chair Gary von Stange to those… Read More »

SCHIP’s treasures granted to local non-profits

Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects (SCHIP) recently announced its latest awards in the amount of $23,600 in community grants. To date over $490,000 has been distributed to nonprofits organizations serving residents in the towns of Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg since 2004. The funds are generated by the sale of gently used clothing, art, jewelry, home… Read More »

Charlotte’s Ed Stone announces candidacy

Ed Stone will run in the November 2014 election as a Republican for the seat of Vermont State House of Representatives District 0-4. “My commitment to Charlotte/Hinesburg and my experience on the Charlotte Selectboard make me uniquely qualified for this position,” candidate Stone said. “Charlotte and Hinesburg deserve an effective and independent leader in the… Read More »