More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

More issues arise with VTrans’ big rail plans

By Heather McKim The town of Shelburne weighed in on the 2015 Vermont State Rail Plan draft with a letter approved at the Sept. 8 Selectboard meeting. The document came just in time for the Sept. 15 deadline for comments from the public on the draft plan, which is getting its first update since 2006.… Read More »

New family-friendly hair salon opens in Hinesburg

New family-friendly hair salon opens in Hinesburg

A new family-friendly hair salon opened in Hinesburg in August. The salon is co-owned by Scott Shumway and Laura Bowditch, both of Hinesburg. Cuts, hair color services, facial waxing, hair styling, and other services are offered. Hinesburg Hair Studio has three styling chairs, hair wash stations, and a dedicated facial waxing corner. The space is… Read More »

Local women publish unique book on adoption

Local women publish unique book on adoption

By Lettie Stratton When M.C. Baker adopted a child from China and needed advice, she asked her colleague Carol Bick, a counselor at Williston Central School and the mother of two adopted grown children—and then the pair decided to write a book. Bick, a Shelburne resident, co-authored What Do I Say Now? Answers For Awkward… Read More »

Meals on Wheels fundraiser to be held in Shelburne on Sept. 15

Meals on Wheels fundraiser to be held in Shelburne on Sept. 15

Meals on Wheels volunteer Alison Logan of Shelburne takes about two hours a month to deliver prepared meals to her house-bound neighbors in Shelburne and Charlotte. She said the non-profit could use a few more helping hands. Burlington Meals on Wheels Executive Director Peter Carmolli helped Logan load about a dozen meals into a cooler,… Read More »

Lake Champlain Waldorf School to host open house on Sept. 12

Lake Champlain Waldorf School to host open house on Sept. 12

Sueanne Campbell, 50, of Shelburne has taught kindergarten at Lake Champlain Waldorf School for 30 years. She completed her Waldorf teacher training at the Rudolf Steiner College in CA. At Lake Champlain Waldorf School, teachers visit the homes of each new student before the start of the school year. Each summer, Campbell visits both new… Read More »

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Sugarbush Polo Club at home on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road

Polo ponies and players have become a familiar sight on Shelburne-Hinesburg Road. That’s because the Sugarbush Polo Club began playing on its new field, across from the CSSU Buccaneer practice fields, last September. The Sugarbush Polo Club, founded in Waitsfield in 1962, added the Shelburne-Hinesburg Road field a year ago. “Before that, we rented a… Read More »

Big week for 4-H and sheep showman at the fair

Big week for 4-H and sheep showman at the fair

Hinesburg 4-H member Corinna Hobbs, 10, visited the Meat Sheep Fitting and Showmanship at the Champlain Valley Fair last Saturday. This competition is different than breed class completion, she said. This is where exhibitors are judged on how they handle their sheep, and present themselves. Hobbs, a five-year 4-H veteran, is prepared to show her… Read More »