Worksite Wellness Award

Worksite Wellness Award

Members of Howard Center’s wellness committee, HC4Me, with Vermont Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine and Gov. Phil Scott at the Worksite Wellness Conference earlier this year. The Howard Center received a 2019 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award from the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and… Read More »

Paddlers and other volunteers sought

Lewis Creek Association will be continuing its work with volunteers to tackle several non-native invasive plant removal projects in the Charlotte’s Town Farm Bay and Shelburne’s LaPlatte River areas. With this year’s expanded efforts, the association is looking for additional volunteers to help with three specific projects. The first project is European Frogbit removal. Frogbit… Read More »

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

It’s fiddlehead season in Vermont, when folks take to the woods to gather the burgeoning, unfurled ferns from the forest floor. Many local restaurants pay handsomely for the fronds, which are sautéed and served up as a spring delicacy. But don’t blink. Fiddlehead season only lasts about a week.

Create container gardens for every occasion

Create container gardens for every occasion

Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include edible and flower filled planters. Set containers at your front… Read More »

Hinesburg Memorial Day Prayer Service, May 27

All are invited to attend a Memorial Day Community Ecumenical Prayer Service sponsored by the churches of Hinesburg on Monday, May 27, at 9 a.m.  We will be meeting at the Veterans’ Monuments on the village green on Route 116 next to the Good Times Café.  Presentation of the Colors will be by Hinesburg Boy… Read More »

Food 4 Farmers new board members

Food 4 Farmers new board members

Food 4 Farmers announced the addition of three new board members who will play an integral role in advancing the organization’s mission to help coffee-farming families create a food-secure future. New members include Carrie McLaughlin of Keurig Dr Pepper, Juliana Rangel Posada of Texas A&M University, and Lindsey Bolger, a longtime coffee industry veteran. The… Read More »

Transition Town to hold ‘Repair Café’

Transition Town is holding what organizers predict will be their biggest Repair Café yet this Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Champlain Valley Union High School. The Repair Café is an opportunity for community members to bring their broken stuff and have volunteers fix it. The Transition Movement is a grassroots movement… Read More »

Horse judging competition

Horse judging competition

Samantha Blackmore from Charlotte, Vivienne Babbot and Emily Lang from Hinesburg, and Calvin Kennett and Tucker Kennett from Middlebury competed at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest May 5 in New Haven. All five received rosettes for placing in the top 10 overall in the Novice Senior division, also earning ribbons for judging classes of… Read More »

News from Charlotte Library

“Walking Each Other Home” Book Discussion Group Mondays, April 29-May 20 at 10 a.m. Charlotte Senior Center Taken from Ram Dass’s quote, “We are all just walking each other home,” this book shows us “how death gives us an unparalleled opening to cultivate gratitude, compassion, mindfulness, and an abiding joy in the simple beauty of… Read More »

Dead Creek Visitor Center open for the season

Dead Creek Visitor Center open for the season

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department announced that the Dead Creek Visitor Center off Route 17 in Addison is open for the season, weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the spring and summer, the center will offer a variety of free programs for all ages. Visitors can take a self-guided tour to learn about… Read More »

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