Local investors take motorcycle road trip seeking new business

Bob Bloch, of Charlotte, runs an entrepreneurship program called BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) at Champlain College. He hopped on his motorcycle for a second stab at FreshTracks Road Pitch last week. FreshTracks Road Pitch is a multi-day motorcycling ride where motorcyclists with investing, and business savvy, stop in small towns to listen to entrepreneurs… Read More »

Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum

Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum

By Rachel Dunphy The Vermont Shakespeare Company staged Shakespeare in the Park at Shelburne Museum for the second consecutive year Sunday. The company is wrapping up its tenth season at UVM’s Royal Tyler Theater in Burlington this weekend. Founded in North Hero by John Nagle and Jenna Necrason, a husband and wife team, the VSC… Read More »

Jim Wells: Discovering a love of sugaring

Jim Wells: Discovering a love of sugaring

By Phyl Newbeck When Jim Wells and his family moved to Charlotte in 1995 they weren’t thinking about sugaring. Wells had been living in Hinesburg in a house he built in 1986 when the family consisted of his wife and three dogs. When three children were added to the mix, it was time to either… Read More »

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Letting off summertime steam on Lake Champlain

Boats powered by steam drove commerce for about a century on Lake Champlain. Ferries and barges were also used, but steamships were the quickest mode of water transportation. Today, steamboats on the lake are a bit slower, a lot smaller, and a rarity. Enter Russ Steeves, Redbud, and the North American Steamboat Association. Redbud is… Read More »

Charlotte’s canine rescue center welcomes top stylist Patrick Lomantini

Charlotte’s canine rescue center welcomes top stylist Patrick Lomantini

In an effort to create awareness for rescued shelter dogs, Kim Frigault, 48, of Charlotte will host a special event on Aug. 2. She’s teamed up with the Aveda Institute and O’Brien Salons together with nationally-known hairstylist Patrick Lomantini and Bark-Aid’s 50 State Tour. The 50-state tour was created by Lomantini to promote BarkAID’s mission… Read More »

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