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 »

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Inside a Vermont Fresh Network partnership

Radishes ripe for the picking in Monkton made their way into a bin that would soon be delivered to Wake Robin’s kitchen in Shelburne. The Wake Robin retirement community houses about 360 residents. Director of Dining Services, Kathy King, uses almost 40 percent of her budget to purchase local and sustainable products. She buys from… Read More »

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 »

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