Women writing history

Women writing history

March is Women’s History Month and the Carpenter-Carse Library is celebrating women writers and writers who write about women! Drop in to check out some of our fantastic collection. Featured here: Toni Morrison’s recent collection, “The Source of Self Regard; These Truths” by Jill Lepore, “Rad American Women A-Z” and “Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate… Read More »

DMV announces updated security features

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is updating the security features of Vermont driver’s licenses and non-driver ID cards. Beginning this July, licenses and IDs will no longer be printed during a visit to a Vermont DMV office. The newly-designed card will be printed and mailed within seven to 10 days from a high-security facility,… Read More »

Charlotte berry farmers looking to sell

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Berry Farm is for sale. The 56-acre farm at 4702 Ethan Allen Highway is listed for $749,900. Although the property is listed commercial by real estate websites, it is under a conservation easement that would mean any commercial use would probably have to be agricultural, said Tyler Miller,… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Looking for information about the library addition? Stop in to get the latest details about our plans! Mental Health discussion: Risk & Resilience Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., Carpenter-Carse Library, Hinesburg Join us for a panel discussion with experts in anxiety treatment, suicide prevention, and resilience building. Learn about what to look for (signs and… Read More »

Healing Winter’s Wounds

By SABRINA EVARTS Frozen court ladies sit silently on a rock ledge above the road: silvery white drapery flows down from their knees in solid folds, And caught in their ashen hair of skeleton branches A golden leaf or two flutters nervously Soon, slips of ice will shrink back And cracked walls of rock will… Read More »

Vermont Ecumenical Council annual meeting

By MARGERY SHARP “We do public witness of our ministry together. We do it by witnessing our oneness.” This was the message Vermont Episcopal Bishop Thomas C. Ely gave to mark the annual meeting of the Vermont Ecumenical Council which included a service followed by a pot luck meal at Shelburne’s Trinity Episcopal Church on… Read More »

Shelburne Falls District – where our town began

Early settlers knew that water power was a vital element in creating business and industry so important to their farms and towns. Shelburne Falls on the LaPlatte River promised plenty of water power and soon mills were built along the river banks and Shelburne Falls became the first settlement, the commercial and economic center of… Read More »

Katie’s CPR day

Katie’s CPR day

Over 100 people learned how to perform CPR at the Hinesburg Fire Station Saturday. The event was held because CPR saved Katie Charbonneau’s life after a cardiac arrest in October. Her husband, fire Captain Lucas Charbonneau, was there to give her CPR at the scene before first responders got to their house. His quick thinking… Read More »

Grants available for youth-initiated projects

The Vermont Youth Council recently announced a new Youth4Youth grant competition that will distribute over $15,000 to projects created by youth for youth in Vermont. A project of Vermont Afterschool, the statewide Vermont Youth Council designed the grant program with the goal of inspiring youth-initiated projects that will benefit Vermont’s young people. The grants will… Read More »

Samara Fund accepting applications for LGBTQ community projects

Funding is now available for new or existing projects, programs, and organizations that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in Vermont through the Samara Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. The Samara Fund’s mission is to help create vibrant Vermont LGBTQ communities and ensure that LGBTQ Vermonters are connected, healthy, appreciated, safe, and… Read More »