Locals Turn the Towns Teal for second year

Locals Turn the Towns Teal for second year

By Sheri Duff It’s the latest quandary: why are teal ribbons on display? They can be seen wrapped around lamp posts, mailboxes, and railings, but only a close inspection will yield an explanation as to their nature.  The vanilla colored text reads “Turn the Towns Teal”, and “An awareness campaign for ovarian breast cancer.”  The… Read More »

Class acts begin in Charlotte and Hinesburg

Charlotte and Hinesburg students, kindergarten through eighth grade, started school Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Above from top right clockwise: Hinesburg Community School (HCS) students Alex and Allyson pose with their dad for a commemorative photo. Kindergarten friends at the Charlotte Central School (CCS) line up behind their teacher before the school day begins. HCS students… Read More »

Charlotte journalist publishes political thriller

By Sheri Duff Longtime Vermont journalist, Nick Monsarrat of Charlotte recently published a dystopian novel, “united states,” set in New York City in the year 2038. The book, described as a political thriller, was inspired by Monsarrat’s inability to pay a bill online. “I was trying to pay an overdue bill and I became trapped… Read More »

Hinesburg resident receives Building Block Award

Hinesburg resident receives Building Block Award

United Way of Chittenden County will honor 49 extraordinary community volunteers with this year’s Building Block Awards. Together, these volunteers represent 195 years of service and contribute more than 7,340 hours each year as volunteers in our community. United Way’s Building Block Award recognizes the collective power of volunteers in building a strong community in… Read More »

New coach leads CVU boys soccer into season

New coach leads CVU boys soccer into season

By Mal Boright The coaches may have occasionally changed over the years, but Champlain Valley Union (CVU) remains the state’s Soccer Central for both boys and girls. For the boys, Division 1 finalists in 2013, who had tryouts for the new season beginning last Thursday, there is a new mentor at the helm in the… Read More »

Charlotte business owner sells assisted living holdings

Bullrock Corporation and The Lodges Senior Living Communities closed on their agreement to sell their senior care-related holdings to LCB Senior Living LLC of Norwood, Mass. on Thursday, Aug. 7. According to Bullrock CEO, Gregg Beldock and his wife, Elizabeth, the goal is a seamless transition to new ownership, which will retain the current 400-person… Read More »

Loving farewells to Koval’s and Brown Dog

By Robin Reid There are three vacancies at the Firehouse Plaza in Hinesburg square. The former space of Brown Dog Books and Gifts has been vacant for over a year. The new Fletcher Allen Health Care Center relocated, leaving the corner space vacant, and the much beloved Koval’s Coffee Shop closed recently leaving former customers… Read More »

WRP challenge benefits King Street tennis program

Jake Agna inspires involvement.  Whether it’s by getting kids out onto the tennis court or reaching local businesses and individuals, the message is the same: keep your eye on the ball, and your efforts will pay off.  For some kids, the lessons in perseverance teach them to follow their dreams.  For businesses and individuals who… Read More »

Local family donates Truman’s autographed etching to National Press Club

Preston Webb, Chase Mitchell and Grant Mitchell, all three grandsons of Kenneth and Martha Wooden of Shelburne, presented Myron Belkind, President of The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., with an autographed etching of former President Harry S. Truman for the world’s leading professional organization for journalists Monday, July 28 in the nation’s capital. The blue and… Read More »

Boat explodes at Point Bay Marina

By Sadie Williams In an unfortunate accident on Sunday, Aug. 3, a 19’ 1949 Chris Craft exploded while docked at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. Four of the original eight passengers were rushed to Fletcher Allen Health Care for burn treatment. Two of the passengers, both children, had disembarked prior to the explosion. Although they… Read More »