Local Democratic committees host candidate meet and greet: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30pm, Town Tavern in Shelburne

The Shelburne, Charlotte, and South Burlington Democratic Committees will co-sponsor a meet and greet the candidate’s event, giving members of the community the opportunity to meet and talk informally with Chittenden County Democratic candidates for State Senate.  It is expected that each candidate will say a few words, but spend the majority of the evening… Read More »

Athletic Park in Honduras receives makeover

Athletic Park in Honduras receives makeover

Thanks to H2H-Tela volunteers (from left) Mary Wood, Emma Davitt, Audrey Morehouse, Renee Davitt, and two bilingual school teachers, a much needed makeover began at the Sitraterco Athletic Park in Tela, Honduras last February. Renovations to the park include cleaning up the concrete combination basketball and soccer play pad, replacing basketball hoops, and renovating the… Read More »

Charlotte church hosts first Harvest Festival Oct. 5

The Charlotte Congregational Church is throwing a Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 5 after worship.  The event, which will raise money for the many ministries of the church, will include lunch, kids games, an open mic, silent auction, bake table, craft table, and produce table. The produce table will show off vegetables and pickles from… Read More »

Local garden club plans 2014-2015 season

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club has planned the following programs of local interest for the 2014-2015 season. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am, unless otherwise noted. Thursday, Oct. 2, 9:30am at the Shelburne Town offices Charlotte Albers, a local landscape designer, will discuss planting bulbs for a beautiful spring. A discussion… Read More »

Ruah Swennerfelt: helping Charlotte transition to the future

By Phyl Newbeck Roughly a dozen years ago Ruah Swennerfelt was part of a group called the Charlotte Sustainable Living Network, which put together a number of community events around the concept of sustainability. After attending a Quaker conference in which the Transition Movement was discussed, Swennerfelt believed that would be a perfect fit for… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard covers intense agenda

By Robin Reid The Sept. 22 Charlotte Selectboard meeting began with a discussion on the most recent Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) waste disposal plan and the ongoing discussion of how to implement Act 148, “Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law.” Many independent haulers were present as was Tom Moreau of CSWD and Abby Foulk, Charlotte’s representative… Read More »

Vermont Historical Society awarded grant to research Vermont’s 1970s Counterculture Movement

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded the Vermont Historical Society Museums for America grant funds in support of “Colleges, Communes and Coops: 1970s Counterculture and Its Lasting Influence on Vermont”, a two-year project about the history of a movement that played a key role in shaping present-day Vermont. With this award, the… Read More »

Boy Scouts kick off new year in Charlotte

Boy Scouts kick off new year in Charlotte

Charlotte Boy Scout Troop 615 will be continuing a tradition of service and scouting in Charlotte this fall, and all boys in grades five, six, and seven are invited to join in. Prospective scouts and their parents are invited to come to an open house on Monday, Sept. 29 at 7pm at the Friendship Lodge… Read More »

An apple a day

An apple a day

The Charlotte Congregational Church Pie Ministry is back in business: baking and selling homemade apple pies every Wednesday and Friday from 4-6pm until Oct. 31 to benefit the numerous ministries and mission projects of the church. And the project has expanded. “An addition to the Pie Ministry started this year,” offered organizer Martha Perkins. “It’s… Read More »