Charlotte Library News

As we strive to improve and enrich our services here at Charlotte Library, we need information from our community to inform our purchasing and planning decisions. In the next few months, the library will participate in the Edge Initiative, “helping libraries [with] …development of their public technology services.” To make the project successful, we need… Read More »

A seat for cell phones at the table

A seat for cell phones at the table

By Sadie Williams Some rules are set in stone, or at least, they used to be. Using a phone at the dinner table used to be taboo. If the sharp trill of the phone interrupted conversation at the table, most families let it ring, forsaking whatever telemarketer or relative was calling for the peaceful moments… Read More »

Wedding crashers: Vermont-style

Wedding crashers: Vermont-style

By Kathryn Blume There’s an old saying in the theater, “Never share the stage with children and animals.” This is because they tend to completely steal focus, and that’s been true with weddings as well – though they can also be very entertaining. Especially the animals. As a wedding officiate with upwards of 250 ceremonies… Read More »

Slow Money Vermont plans kick off Sept. 16

Slow Money Vermont plans kick off Sept. 16

Slow Money founder Woody Tasch will speak at the company’s launch event on Sept. 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the Chapel at College Hall in Montpelier. The event promises to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers and share vision for 21st Century Main Street investing to support a viable and… Read More »

Dancing cheek-to-cheek goes Latin Benefit for H2H-Tela Sept. 5

By Sheri Duff Start with Hands to Honduras-Tela’s (H2H-Tela) tireless chair Linda Gilbert and her husband, Al. Add a Dominican-born Alejandro Torrens, leader of the 10-piece Latin band Alejandro & Grupo Sabor. Mix well with H2H-Tela’s experienced event planners Dave Jonah, Lois Knapp, Renee Davitt, and Margo Plank, and the finishing touches on the Latin… Read More »

Troopers remind motorists to drive with care as Labor Day weekend approaches

Making every effort to prevent crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Vermont’s roadways, while addressing poor driving behavior, the Vermont State Police are beginning their high visibility enforcement campaign, focused on impaired and aggressive driving. The Labor Day Mobilization & Operation CARE holiday period runs now through Sept. 1. So far this year 26 people have… Read More »

Board spends long evening reviewing proposals

By Gail Callahan Hinesburg Center, LLC: Developers returned to the Board, presenting additional information. Builder Chris Snyder is seeking site plan/subdivision approval to combine three lots into one. At the same time, Snyder asked the Board to re-think a decision regarding the placement of sidewalks on Farmall Drive and an escrow agreement concerning a pocket… Read More »

Norwich museum becomes first Smithsonian Affiliate in Vermont

Norwich University officials will host a special event on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 1:30pm to announce that the Sullivan Museum and History Center has been designated the first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in the state of Vermont. The event will take place outside on Norwich’s Northfield campus and will include light refreshments and guided tours… Read More »

Animals get sunburn, too

Animals get sunburn, too

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association  Most of us like to enjoy time outside in the sun with our pets. But did you know dogs and cats can get sunburned, too? Animals with light skin or thin hair are particularly susceptible to sunburn and even skin cancer. Ears and the bridge of the nose are… Read More »

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Learn what it takes to make a great therapy dog team in prep-certification clinic offered by Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm in Williston. Although the clinic will prepare you and your dog for TDV certification, it does not replace the test or any part of the certification process. Anyone seeking therapy… Read More »