Social responsibility business conference set for Tuesday in Burlington

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility’s annual conference is Tuesday, May 15, at the Davis Center at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Registration is still open for “Leading with Values, Finding Your Opportunities” featuring 15 workshops designed to help professionals find new opportunities in socially responsible organizations. Participants will enjoy a localvore lunch sponsored by… Read More »

It’s nomination time for the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27. Presented annually since 1961, the award honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners… Read More »

Two local companies win state grants

Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg and Shelburne Orchards are both recipients of funds distributed to Vermont businesses by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. The agency awarded $74,000 to nine Vermont produce growers making on-farm improvements that prevent or reduce produce safety risks. Money was distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible… Read More »

Landscapes as award-winning art

Landscapes as award-winning art

The Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association/Green Works recently announced its winners of the 2017 Industry Awards Program. Charlie and Elizabeth Proutt of Charlotte each received accolades for their work on residential projects. Charlie Proutt won an excellence award for distinctive landscaping. Elizabeth Proutt received an honor award for distinctive landscaping. Winners were judged by a panel… Read More »

Bridget Barry Caswell joins local Coldwell Banker realty office

Bridget Barry Caswell joins local Coldwell Banker realty office

Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty is pleased to welcome Shelburne resident and Realtor Bridget Barry Caswell to the firm. A successful agent since 2005, Bridget will join Brian Boardman to work with both homebuyers and sellers. Together they offer more than 38 years of real estate experience in the local market. With deep roots in… Read More »

Workshop to assist farmers interested in agritourism

The Addison County Relocalization Network is hosting a business development workshop on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon for farmers interested in agricultural tourism. Speakers scheduled include Vera Simon-Nobes of Shelburne Farms, Helen Laban of Vermont Fresh Network and Nichole Burke of Golden Well Farm and Apiaries. The program is offered through a partnership… Read More »

Tractor Supply fundraiser for Future Farmers of America

Tractor Supply Company stores in Vermont are collecting donations during National Future Farmers of America Week to support grants for FFA chapters in the community. Through Sunday, customers may can donate $1 or more at the checkout or online at The company has a retail store at 3708 Shelburne Road in Shelburne. Donations will… Read More »

New spot to shop for kids

A new children’s clothing shop is open in Tennybrook Square on Shelburne Road. Relish Threads offers new and gently used designer kids clothing and accessories up to size 14. In addition to retail space, the shop has room for kids to play while parents shop, a feature owner Jamie Wilhite said she prioritized as a… Read More »