Master Gardener course scholarship available

The University of Vermont’s (UVM) Extension Master Gardener Program provides the information and tools necessary to “promote successful, safe, and environmentally prudent home horticulture practices through education and community activities,” according the program’s website. Applications for scholarships to attend the next UVM Extension Master Gardener class in 2015 are being accepted now through Dec. 1.… Read More »

Explore the gardens of Paris from the comfort of Vermont

Shelburne resident Charlotte Albers will take the Burlington Garden Club on a visual journey of the “Gardens of Paris” on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1:15pm at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. After a brief meeting, Albers will take attendees on a pictorial tour of Luxembourg Gardens, Place Royale, and the Tuileries, among other… Read More »

Think yellow for spring cheer

Think yellow for spring cheer

By Charlotte Albers As frost approaches many of us are busy readying our gardens for winter: pulling out annual flowers and vegetables, cutting back perennials, or dividing them and replanting while the soil is still workable. While the growing season is coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to think about adding bulbs for… Read More »

Hinesburg DRB tackles multiple development projects Oct. 7

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Selectboard appointed Andrea Bayer as the new, full-time, acting member of the Development Review Board (DRB) with John Lyman and Kevin Cheney as alternates. Catamount/Malone: Developer Larry Williams presented a revised application for the former Saputo Cheese Plant on Vermont 116. The new application includes an additional request for a… Read More »

Long Trail Canine to the Rescue

Long Trail Canine to the Rescue

By Sadie Williams Long Trail Canine Rescue has flown under the radar for some time. Founded in January 2011 by Lisa LaFlam of Wilder, the organization relies of a network of volunteers to transport rescued shelter dogs to Vermont and rehabilitate them by providing safe foster homes until they are adopted. Originally serving only the… Read More »

Library News

Library News

Charlotte library conducts online survey The Charlotte library will be conducting an online survey to find out how patrons use the library’s computers and internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives starting Oct. 6 through Oct. 20. This information will help the library improve its technology services and… Read More »

Races, roads and roofs occupy Charlotte Selectboard

by Robin Reid The meeting held on Oct. 6 eliminates the meeting previously scheduled for Oct. 13. Racevermont.com Rayne Herzog presented the schedule of events for Racevermont.com, noting that the July 5 event is rescheduled for June 28 and there are further races scheduled for Aug. 16 and Sept. 12. Recreation Commission Chair Bill Fraser-Harris… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard holds first public water bond meeting Oct. 6: Development Review Board positions filled

by Margery Sharp Forty community members attended Monday’s meeting to hear Selectboard Chair Jon Trefry open the first of three public informational meetings describing the proposed water supply and treatment bond of 1.5 million, which will be voted on Nov. 4. Current and future connected users will pay the project’s total cost, which will have… Read More »

Woozy in Wonderland

Woozy in Wonderland

by Rebecca Foster When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, her reality became alternately hysterically funny and terrifying. “She ate a little bit,” wrote Lewis Carroll of Alice, “and said anxiously to herself, ‘which way? which way?’ holding her hand on the top of her head to feel which way it was growing.” Up or… Read More »

The taste of fall

The taste of fall

By Sadie Williams Do you feel like you’ve tasted it all? These local restaurants will rev up your taste buds with their fall specials. Date night, anyone? Barkeaters’ Chef Barbara Cote works magic with her Pork Osso Buco, a slow braised pork shank nestled on a bed of mascarpone risotto with spinach, caramelized apples and… Read More »

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