United Way Volunteer Connection

SUE ALENICK United Way Volunteer Columnist United Way of Northwest Vermont’s mobile-friendly Volunteer Connection connects you to hundreds of local volunteer needs. Search by age, date, county, interests or causes that are important to you. Stay connected to community needs. Go to www.unitedwaynwvt.galaxydigital.com. Marathon: RunVermont is gearing up for the 31st running of the Vermont… Read More »

Vet Centers mark 40th anniversary

This June, Vet Centers around the country celebrate their 40th anniversary. Locally, the South Burlington Vet Center will host a community open house Tuesday, June 11, 11 a.m. at 19 Gregory Drive, Suite 201, in South Burlington. Along with celebrating the anniversary of the Vet Center program, the event also salutes Vietnam Veterans 50th Commemoration… Read More »

Lenes appointed Age Well board of directors chair

Lenes appointed Age Well board of directors chair

Age Well, a nonprofit organization that serves Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties and is the largest Meals on Wheels provider in Vermont, appointed Shelburne resident Joan Lenes as their board chair. Lenes is a former Shelburne state representative and a Meals on Wheels volunteer for over 30 years. “I’d like to help Age… Read More »

7th Annual Hearts for Hunger Run/Walk

The United Church of Hinesburg is hosting the 7th annual Hearts for Hunger 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 18, at Champlain Valley Union in Hinesburg. The 1K begins at 9 a.m., the 5K walk at 9:15 a.m. and the 5K run at 9:30 a.m. The registration fees are $16 for adults, $14… Read More »

MENTOR Vermont to host symposium

MENTOR Vermont will convene the 2019 Vermont Mentoring Symposium at the Waterbury State Office Complex Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This daylong conference is the only professional development and networking opportunity of its kind focused on youth mentoring in Vermont and will bring together more than 50 youth mentoring program staff, board… Read More »

Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

Consider growing the mighty sweet potato in Vermont

JEAN PARKER UVM Extension Have you ever considered growing sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)? Or have you always heard that they can’t be grown in Vermont, so have never planted any in your garden? I tried to grow them a few years ago when someone gave me several sweet potato slips. Without any knowledge, I planted… Read More »

Farmer’s Market Craft Fair

The Hinesburg Fire Department will be holding its Second Annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are very excited to have many new and returning vendors. This will be the biggest craft fair so far with more than 30 businesses including home crafts with baked goodies, knit… Read More »

25th annual animal walk and run

25th annual animal walk and run

The Humane Society of Chittenden County is gearing up for the 25th annual Walk for the Animals and 5K Doggie Fun Run on June 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. Come out and enjoy a morning outside with friends, family and fellow animal lovers. Participants may choose to complete a one-mile walk or… Read More »

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

Self-contained: Steel shipping crates become modern home

TOMMY GARDNER Stowe Reporter Sean Gyllenborg’s and Pam Cushman’s newest edifice is about the size of a small mobile home, and the main components in its construction are so mobile, they’ve come from halfway around the world. There’s nothing pre-fab about this home in Morristown, however. Well, maybe the fab part. The house is made… Read More »

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