Hinesburg’s zoning administrator retires

Hinesburg’s zoning administrator retires

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Hinesburg Town Clerk Missy Ross tamped down loose dirt around a Red Oak with her bare feet as colleagues shoveled soil onto the newly released roots of the special tree. Director of Planning and Zoning Alex Weinhagen said it was the state tree of New Jersey, and could grow… Read More »

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

Community grieves loss of Kenneth Najarian

In a community already reeling from the death of bicycling enthusiast Richard Tom on April 26th of this year, the death of respected UVM Medical Center Radiologist Kenneth Najarian, of Charlotte, struck another tragic blow last week. The mood was somber in town Thursday afternoon as people went about their daily routines in the wake… Read More »

Dillon Machavern Watch

Dillon Machavern Watch

Charlotte resident Dillon Machavern and the No.24 Heritage Motorsports car continued their hot streak at Lime Rock Park, finishing in second place. The Heritage Motorsports team believes the results thus far have been favorable and prove that both Machavern and the Riggins Engineering crew are a combination to be taken seriously. Machavern is currently in… Read More »

A breath of fresh air for cancer patients

A breath of fresh air for cancer patients

by Phyl Newbeck Sometimes things just fall into place for Suzanne Johnson. People show up to help and boats appear on the horizon. That’s why Johnson is confident Healing Winds Vermont, a one-year-old non-profit which takes cancer patients and their loved ones sailing on Lake Champlain, can spawn other sailing non-profits up and down the… Read More »

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Story and photos by Lynn Monty Maple Rum and Rye Whiskey shimmered in clear glass bottles in the morning sun as Nicole LeBlond of Shelburne handed out samples from her Mad River Distillers booth at Shelburne Farmers Market Saturday. Bill Harrison of South Burlington was there with his son Ben, 11, who was a little… Read More »

Elevated eating for pets

Elevated eating for pets

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Labradoodles Bella and Zorba wasted no time at Shelburne Farmers Market. They headed right to the Barnhouse Creations booth to meet woodworker Paul Austin of Shelburne. He makes elevated pet bowls, and hands out treats with every purchase. “I think it’s a very good idea,” said Magdalena Naylor of… Read More »

Hats off to CVU class of 2015

Hats off to CVU class of 2015

by Rachel Dunphy Spectators were still shuffling about and settling down on the Patrick Gymnasium bleachers when CVU’s 51st graduating class burst in, with the pomp of the “Triumphal March” to bring them along. CVU principal Jeff Evans approached the podium to ask the seniors to rise for the National Anthem after they settled into… Read More »

Hinesburg’s middle school grads shoot for the sky

Hinesburg’s middle school grads shoot for the sky

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Pomp and circumstance came to a close, played on the piano by Niel Maurer, as co-principal Jeffrey O’Hara welcomed a packed gymnasium at Hinesburg Community School last week. Black, white and silver streamers hung low from the ceiling as 56 eighth graders filed in, dressed in their best attire,… Read More »