Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Above: Santa Claus was spotted all around town Saturday evening escorted by Hinesburg Community Police and Hinesburg Fire Department. Neighbors kept track of his route with posts on Facebook. On Sunday, Santa spent some time at the fire station with kids of all ages. Below: Santa also made a surprise visit to the Hinesburg Cub… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Holiday closings The library will be closed Dec. 25-26; also Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 for the holidays, and for an in- service day Jan. 2. LEGO Drop-in On Friday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. youngsters can drop by the library from some LEGO fun. For all ages. Children under 9 must be accompanied by… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Holiday schedule The library will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the holidays. Be sure to visit beforehand to pick up books, movies, etc. Music for Sprouts with Mr. Ethan Dec. 20, 4-5 p.m. Expect a sweet sing-songy time with local children’s musician Ethan Tischler. He has young ones in mind when… Read More »

The holidays can be hazardous for your pets

By Dr. ERIN FORBES The holiday season brings not only celebrations, presents and decorations, but also concerns for pet safety. There are many dangers to be aware of as you celebrate this year, including specific types of plants, certain foods, and even decorations. Chocolate is in great abundance during many holiday celebrations and is a… Read More »

Polar Express magic

Polar Express magic

Charlotte author Stephen Kiernan reads “The Polar Express” storybook by Chris Van Allsburg at last weekend’s Polar Express event at Union Station in Burlington. The magical annual event run by dozens of volunteers attracts hundreds of children and their families and benefits the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. Santa’s busy weekend also included a visit to… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Approaches to Grief: Sympathy, Empathy, Compassion Dec. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This time of year, reminders of who and what is missing are especially poignant. This discussion will focus on practical coping and healing techniques. Francesca Arnoldy, program director of UVM’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program and author of the newly released emotional… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Charlotte, Hinesburg libraries share grant for public health programs The Charlotte Library and Hinesburg’s Carpenter-Carse Library will share a $12,000 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-New England Region for the promotion of public health resources and programs. The libraries collaborated on the grant application which will result in a series of programs… Read More »

$650 rebate available for efficient wood stoves

Vermonters thinking of purchasing a new cord-wood or pellet-burning stoves have a new incentive to opt for a high-efficiency model. Efficiency Vermont is partnering with participating stove dealers around the state to apply a $650 discount at purchase for select stove models. To qualify for the rebate the stoves must be professionally installed. The discount… Read More »

Community Bank matches donations for winter home-heating assistance

For the second consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. is partnering with the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity support the organization’s WARMTH program, helping low-income Vermont families with winter heating. The bank will match donations through Dec. 31 up to a total of $17,500. All funds raised will be distributed for use by Vermont’s five… Read More »