NEFCU donates $20,000 to COTS, runs 20th annual blanket collection

New England Federal Credit Union in Williston recently presented a $20,000 donation to Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter and its 20th annual blanket drive continues through the end of the month. COTS Executive Director Rita Markley accepted the donation noting the credit union’s longtime support for COTS. “We are grateful to them for this generous… Read More »

Santa Claus heads to Hinesburg, St. George

The Hinesburg Fire Department recently received word from the North Pole that Santa Claus is planning a pre-Christmas visit this Saturday and Sunday. Everyone’s favorite jolly old elf is expected to arrive for his annual ride around Hinesburg and St. George on a Hinesburg fire engine starting from the Hinesburg Fire Station at 5 p.m.… Read More »

SCHIP receives $5,000 donation from Hoehl Family Foundation

SCHIP receives $5,000 donation from Hoehl Family Foundation

The Hoehl Family Foundation recently made a $5,000 donation to the SCHIP resale store in Shelburne, which will pass along the funds in grants to nonprofits in the community. The foundation supports organizations that help meet Vermonters’ basic needs. SCHIP awards grants twice a year to nonprofits serving Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. Since it started… Read More »

Alzheimer’s association welcomes new executive director

Alzheimer’s association welcomes new executive director

The Alzheimer’s Association Vermont Chapter recently appointed Grace Gilbert-Davis as executive director. Gilbert-Davis comes to the organization with experience as a healthcare administrator in both the academic hospital setting and federally qualified health care centers. She served as chief executive officer and chief operating officer at Battenkill Valley Health Care, director of operations & facilities… Read More »

Health Department: Time to get a flu shot

Wintertime has arrived in Vermont, and so has flu season. With cases already reported in the state, health officials are urging Vermonters to get their annual flu vaccine. “When we all take this one simple step, we do more than just protect ourselves – we help keep the people around us healthy and safe from… Read More »

Six steps to stop porch pirates this holiday season

By SHANNON BOYLE With the holiday season in full swing, online shoppers need to be alert for “porch pirates” – people stealing packages from doorsteps. In a recent study, nearly 26 million Americans reported holiday packages being stolen from their front porch. Last year, Amazon shipped more than 5 billion items to its Prime members,… Read More »

Award-winning teacher

Award-winning teacher

Hinesburg Community School kindergarten teacher Miranda Johnson has won the Sanford Teacher Award for Vermont. The national award is given to one K-12 teacher in each state. Johnson grew up in Williston, attended Champlain Valley Union High School and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of New Hampshire. Now in her 14th… Read More »

Hinesburg Recreation News

For details and to register for programs, visit Contact the Recreation Department at or 482-2281 ext. 230. Tickets on sale Lantman’s Market presents the Annual Quadra Concert, along with special guests, The Growlers, at the Old Lantern in Charlotte on Friday, Jan. 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 now, $20… Read More »

News from Carpenter-Carse Library

Adult Coloring On Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. color your way to calm at this drop-in coloring club for adults. Coloring sheets, art supplies, and tea will be provided. Mysteries and Muffins Book Group This informal group meets in the Community Room on the second Wednesday of each month – Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. this… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

Hour of Code This afternoon kids in grades 4-8 can learn about the fun of coding with a Global Foundries engineer and CS First games, as well as books that tell the tales of coding past and present. 3:15 p.m. Registration required. Registration and more information online at or call 425-3864. Open Enrollment for… Read More »