Solo workers come together for HUB coworking experiment

Solo workers come together for HUB coworking experiment

By Mary Ann Lickteig Wayne Maceyka believes that three little words have the power to revive sagging rural economies, cut pollution, build community, and spark professional connections. He wrote them in blue marker and taped them to the door of the United Church of Hinesburg parish hall on Tuesday: “Work here today.” A dozen people… Read More »

On deck for their Oath of Allegiance

On deck for their Oath of Allegiance

Hailing from 15 nations, they boarded the Ticonderoga Monday under blazing late-summer sunshine for a solemn but festive ceremony with about 100 friends, family and onlookers. They left an hour later as newly minted United States citizens. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III presided over the 20th naturalization ceremony held aboard Shelburne Museum’s iconic… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Walk 1000 strong

Alzheimer’s Walk 1000 strong

More than 1,000 Champlain Valley residents participated in Sunday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Shelburne Museum, raising more than $235,000. Sponsored by the Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the two-mile walk was one of five in Vermont this month. Participants received and “planted” pinwheel flowers in blue, yellow, orange, and purple to honor those affected… Read More »

Maplefields proposed for busy U.S. 7 intersection

The Charlotte Planning Commission tonight will begin its review of plans for a Maplefields convenience store and gas station proposed for the southeast corner of the busy U.S. 7 intersection with Ferry Road and Church Hill Road. The application by R. L. Vallee, Inc., of St. Albans, would create the company’s 48th store with locations… Read More »

King of the road

King of the road

After a 65-lap test on Sunday, Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien and his FastOne Motorsports team celebrate winning the 2017 “King of the Road” title. Therrien became the first driver in Thunder Road’s modern era to win championships in three different divisions. The new Thunder Road Late Model Champion previously won titles in the Lenny’s Shoe &… Read More »

Not just apples: Bumper peach crop a sweet surprise

Not just apples: Bumper peach crop a sweet surprise

The Shelburne Orchards web site declares in large cheerful type: “There is an obscene amount of peaches this year!” Branches on the peach trees at the orchard are so heavy with fruit that they are skimming the ground. The fuzzy fruits have been missing from the Vermont fruit scene for years, but they made a… Read More »

Neighbors question suggested change to LaPlatte River wetlands classification

A roomful of Shelburne neighbors turned out to ask questions and voice concerns last Wednesday night as a petition to reclassify the LaPlatte River wetlands winds its way through the approval process. The LaPlatte wetlands, at the river’s entry into Lake Champlain, have long served as “a soup-to-nuts training ground for young biologists, ecologists, scientists,”… Read More »

CVU to focus on childhood trauma

Just two days before students returned from summer break, roughly 100 educators and community members gathered in the small red auditorium at Champlain Valley Union High School to watch the hour-long documentary film “Resilience,” and discuss the effects of childhood trauma. The reason for this unique get-together was to discuss a growing consensus in the… Read More »

New school year, new co-principal Jen Roth joins team

New school year, new co-principal  Jen Roth joins team

School starts at Charlotte Central School next Wednesday, and Jen Roth is stepping into her new role as co-principal there with confidence and enthusiasm. She was hired last week as previous co-principal Stephanie Sumner steps into the position of lead principal, recently vacated by Barbara Anne Komons Montroll, who moved into a communications job within… Read More »