Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

A town-wide tree inventory is underway in Hinesburg. Marie Ambusk of Hinesburg serves as the leader of TREEage, a volunteer project to promote best maintenance practices for urban trees. “My work has mostly been in South Burlington where we lived until moving to Hinesburg in 2012, and I’ve been working with Paul Weiczoreck to establish tree stewardship… Read More »

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday, July 19. The Coach Barn… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Chittenden County

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

By Ellen Cahill Although Deirdre Gladstone, of Hinesburg, always knew about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program, she became very interested in hosting a New York City child when her daughter Rose read a book about a Fresh Air child coming to Vermont. Rose was so excited after reading this story that for… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »

Hinesburg police seek information

Hinesburg police seek information

Hinesburg Police responded to a reported vandalism at Champlain Valley Union High School and NRG Systems last week. Damage at both locations is estimated to be about ten thousand dollars. Three vehicles at NRG were shot with BB guns damaging windows and the body of one vehicle. CVU had about 20 windows damaged by BBs… Read More »

New water rules on local shores

New water rules on local shores

By Lettie Stratton Towns are preparing for new clean water rules. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into action, through a two-part signing in Burlington and St. Albans in June, the Vermont Clean Water Act to address polluted storm water runoff and clean water in Vermont. The hefty bill aims to assist towns in doing their part… Read More »

CVU principal leaving post for supervisory union position

CVU principal leaving post for supervisory union position

By Mal Boright In the world of television, they might call it, “Moving On Up.” For Jeff Evans, leaving the Champlain Valley Union High principal’s office is another step along a career in education that began when he became boys varsity basketball coach in 1991. Evans is starting his new position with the Chittenden South… Read More »

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