ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

Construction resumes on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte

The Vermont Agency of Transportation resumes work this week on the U.S. Route 7 reconstruction project in Charlotte. Work on the three-mile project kicked off Monday, said Project Outreach Coordinator Francine Perkins. It stretches south from the U.S. Route 7/Ferry Road intersection to the Charlotte-Ferrisburgh town line. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2018. The… Read More »

Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

Charlotte women persist with the Persist 5K

You need mental strength, not just physical, to haul your body out of bed in time to make a 6am boot camp. A motivated and early-rising group of Charlotte women meet twice a week for this class, which is sponsored by the recreation department. After attending the Women’s Marches in Montpelier and Washington this January,… Read More »

CVU softball and baseball teams notch season-opening wins

CVU softball and baseball teams notch season-opening wins

The Champlain Valley Union softball and baseball teams battled snow, rain, and wet fields throughout the beginning of the spring season. You could not tell once they got on the diamond. The Redhawk softball team got a strong pitching performance from Hattie Roberts to top Rutland 8-7, and the CVU baseball team edged the visiting… Read More »

redhawks recap

redhawks recap

Boys Lacrosse Champlain Valley Union 13, Rutland 11: Will Braun found the back of the net four times to help Champlain Valley Union grab its first win of the season. The Redhawks, who topped host Rutland, also saw Charlie Bernicke add three goals and an assist. Jake Schaefer chipped in with two goals, while Walter… Read More »

Iconic American masterpieces highlighting wildlife and the environment at Shelburne Museum this summer

Iconic American masterpieces highlighting wildlife and the environment at Shelburne Museum this summer

This summer, Shelburne Museum presents “Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art,” the first major exhibition to explore the visual culture of hunting and fishing in both painting and sculpture from the early 19th century to World War II. The aesthetically rich and culturally important works on view play an influential role… Read More »

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

LaPlatte River wetlands provide diverse, rare habitats

Editor’s Note: Last week, we featured a story about The Vermont Natural Resource Council’s petition to reclassify Shelburne’s LaPlatte River Marsh Wetlands as class I wetlands, a status that would provide greater environmental protection than this area currently has. This week, we provide a more in-depth discussion of this area’s ecology. The LaPlatte River Marsh,… Read More »

Down dog for VT Dog Rescue

Down dog for VT Dog Rescue

Find your inner pup (joyful, open-hearted, in the-moment!) in this playful vinyasa flow led by Yoga Roots teacher Nicci Micco. This is a donation-based class, with 100% of donations going to VT Dog Rescue, a Hinesburg-based nonprofit organization that saves dogs of all breeds, from puppies to seniors. VT Dog Rescue saved Micco’s sweet pup… Read More »

Fire takes house in Charlotte

Fire takes house in Charlotte

Early Wednesday morning, firefighters were dispatched to 540 Dorset Street in Charlotte for a house fire. Charlotte Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Rob Mullin noted that personnel were dispatched at 3:45am, with the first responders on scene within two to three minutes. They arrived to find a fully involved structure fire. The two occupants of… Read More »

Charlie Bernicke to lead CVU lacrosse offense

Charlie Bernicke to lead CVU lacrosse offense

Lost in the drama of last year’s Division I boys lacrosse state championship game was a foreshadowing for this season’s Champlain Valley Union team. In between CVU’s Matt Palmer forcing a turnover and then scoring the game-winning goal, the ball came to Charlie Bernicke. The attackman worked the ball behind the net, eventually moving it… Read More »

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