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 »

SCHIP’s Treasure sails into next decade

By Sheri Duff Over 10 years ago seven faith communities in Shelburne, Charlotte, and Hinesburg pooled their energy, resources, and creativity to help those in need in an unprecedented display of collaboration among the three towns. Initially organized to address needs that were not being met by existing social agencies, the group evolved into the… Read More »

Charlotte Beach Party returns this weekend

Charlotte Beach Party returns this weekend

The Charlotte Recreation Commission will host the 2nd Annual Charlotte Beach Party on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 3-8pm. There will be a free pig roast again this year, courtesy of Fat Cow Farm. The fee to attend this year’s event is a potluck item to share or a $5 donation. The Mystic Party Band, composed… Read More »

Draft horses hitch up for field day

Draft horses hitch up for field day

Howard Alden of Jericho, left, takes the Lutters family of Hinesburg for a ride in a cart drawn by his mini horse team during Green Mountain Draft Horse Field Day at Shelburne Farms Saturday, July 26. Photo by Rosalyn Graham