Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

Managing Hinesburg’s tree population

A town-wide tree inventory is underway in Hinesburg. Marie Ambusk of Hinesburg serves as the leader of TREEage, a volunteer project to promote best maintenance practices for urban trees. “My work has mostly been in South Burlington where we lived until moving to Hinesburg in 2012, and I’ve been working with Paul Weiczoreck to establish tree stewardship… Read More »

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival shares a taste the land

The Vermont Cheesemakers Festival made its annual appearance on the shores of Lake Champlain this summer to celebrate Vermont cheesemaking and culinary artistry. Cheeses, locally produced artisan foods, local wines, craft beers, ciders and distilled spirits and scores of people made The 7th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival a success Sunday, July 19. The Coach Barn… Read More »

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

Locals get their circus on at big top extravaganza

Olivia Santos, 8, of Charlotte balanced a plate on a stick while performing a back bend, and her pal Elizabeth Nostrand, also 8 and from Charlotte, perfected her cartwheel back stage before their big performance together. Santos and Nostrand, joined by more than a dozen other novice performers, followed the lead of circus teacher, Joan… Read More »

Good Food Truck visits Chittenden County

Parents need time and money to put healthy, well-prepared food on the table. Locally-sourced food delivered to the door would be any working mother’s dream. Especially those who are food insecure. Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf is making that dream come true for some. While many Vermonters are struggling, the food shelf is getting creative in… Read More »

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

Fresh Air Fund welcomes newcomers to town

By Ellen Cahill Although Deirdre Gladstone, of Hinesburg, always knew about The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program, she became very interested in hosting a New York City child when her daughter Rose read a book about a Fresh Air child coming to Vermont. Rose was so excited after reading this story that for… Read More »

Charlotte comes together for barbecue celebration by the water

Charlotte comes together for barbecue celebration by the water

Photos by Matt Keller Organized by town recreation commissioner Bill Fraser-Harris, the Charlotte Community Beach Party and Potluck took place at Charlotte Town Beach on July 11. It featured food, music, activities, sports, and swimming. There was also a paddleboard and kayak demonstration by Outdoor Gear Exchange. Contact Matt Keller at 598-9366 or matt@windridgepublishing.com. You… Read More »

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Late blight identified in Hinesburg

Julie Rubaud, owner of Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, said home gardeners and farmers all share a responsibility in keeping late blight, a damaging fungal disease, at bay. She is urging local growers to destroy any infected plants by cutting down the foliage and burning it or disposing of it in sealed garbage bags at… Read More »