Shelburne Vineyard participates in state wide Open House

Shelburne Vineyard will participate in the VT Grape and Wine Council’s Open House Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17 with wine tastings and tours of the vineyard and winery from 11am-6pm each day. A regular tasting ($7) will include a sampling of all of the Vineyard’s current wines and includes a souvenir wineglass.  Shelburne… Read More »

Frog Hollow hosts henna artist Aug. 22

Frog Hollow welcomes Elizabeth Saslaw, the artist and founder of York Hill Pottery and 30-year exhibitor at Frog Hollow, and Bridgette Bartlett, a henna artist based in Lincoln, for an evening at the gallery on Friday, Aug. 22 from 2-8pm. The mother daughter pair has recently collaborated to create henna inspired pottery. Bartlett applies slip to Saslaw’s… Read More »

Gadue’s begins annual “Back to School” program

Gadue’s Dry Cleaning has begun its annual “Back To School” program. “Back to School” is now in its seventh year of providing fully stocked backpacks to children in the greater Burlington area.  We find ourselves in a time when many families in our community are finding it harder and harder to provide even the basic… Read More »

Studio Cacao brings divine chocolate

By Megan Downey To some, chocolate is a treat or a tool employed for bribing children, apologizing to or romancing a love interest.  For others, it may even be an obsession, but for the owners of Shelburne’s Studio Cacao, Kevin and Laura Toohey, chocolate is a religion. “Chocolate is a complex food substance with chemistry… Read More »


Births Christina (Metropoulos) and Matthew Moulton of Charlotte had a son, Anthony James Moulton, on June 29 at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Obitiuaries Roger R. Hutchins – Swanton Roger R. Hutchins, 64, died peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla., following a courageous battle with cancer.… Read More »

Locals graduate from Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

Over 400 Vermont high school students attended the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses throughout Vermont. Nine Institutes were held this summer in the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Farms, Food… Read More »

Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »

Stiller Family Foundation makes $1M gift to Champlain College Single Parents Program

The Champlain College Single Parents Program has received a $1 million gift from Bob and Christine Stiller through the Stiller Family Foundation to specifically offset childcare costs for single parent students. The gift to Champlain was announced at the Board of Trustees Dinner honoring retiring President David F. Finney. The gift will be made to… Read More »

Kelly Brush Foundation holds benefit Aug. 20

The Kelly Brush Foundation is holding a benefit to highlight the foundation’s achievements in improving the lives of those living with spinal cord injury through the love and enjoyment of sport. Inspire!Vermont will showcase the work of the nonprofit founded by Charlotte native Kelly Brush Davisson and her family after she sustained a spinal cord… Read More »