Soil regeneration and clean water touted as foundation for healthy food at annual Vermont Farm to Plate Gathering

Soil regeneration and clean water touted as foundation for healthy food at annual Vermont Farm to Plate Gathering

“Farm in nature’s image” was the takeaway message shared by Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist at the USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) and keynote speaker at the fifth annual Farm to Plate Annual Gathering. Held annually at the end of October, the Gathering is the one time each year when the entire Farm to… Read More »

CVU Buddy Program, four decades strong

CVU Buddy Program, four decades strong

By Madison Hakey It’s been more than 40 years since the Buddy Program was created at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU). Based off of the Big Brother, Big Sister mentoring program, the Buddy Program brings CVU sophomores, juniors and seniors together with elementary age children in Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. CVU students give… Read More »

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Notable Neighbors by Phyl Newbeck Joan Furchgott has been driving from her home in Lincoln to the renovated Queen Anne Victorian on Falls Road for more than twenty-five years, so the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery which she runs with her husband Brad Sourdiffe, has become a home away from home. Back in 1983, Sourdiffe began working… Read More »

Pumpkin Man emerges for CCS Halloween celebration

Pumpkin Man emerges for CCS Halloween celebration

Story and Photos  By Chea Waters Evans There are so many questions surrounding Pumpkin Man, but so few answers. About twenty years ago, this mysterious and elusive figure emerged from the woods on Pease Mountain behind Charlotte Central School, did a little dance in his overalls, and over the years has captured the imaginations of… Read More »

Veterans Day salute with special coffee klatch

In a weekday gathering of veterans, known as Shelburne Airport’s Coffee Klatch, thoughts on Veterans Day were shared last week. The group celebrates more than two decades of camaraderie. “It’s a brotherhood,” Bob Paradis, 77, of Colchester said. He was at the airport having coffee with the gang on Oct. 30. Sometimes up to 14… Read More »

Charlotte Land Trust Open House to be held on Nov. 13

Charlotte Land Trust Open House to be held on Nov. 13

Charlotte Land Trust was incorporated and became a nonprofit organization 20 years ago. With support from landowners, donors and Charlotters, much has been accomplished. In celebration of this, Charlotte Land Trust will host an open house event at 6pm at the Old Lantern in Charlotte on Friday, Nov. 13. This is free and open to… Read More »

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

The Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, leaders in early childhood, elementary and middle school education for over 25 years, are hosting a seminar on achieving the best educational experience and outcomes for young children. The inaugural seminar features a panel discussion led by child development experts and practicing faculty on how best to help your… Read More »

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School is an independent school in Shelburne that opened with much success this fall. Students are enjoying exceptional academic instruction in core areas, project-based curriculum units, a specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, and a rich variety of music, Spanish, art, and physical education offerings. Teachers and administrators are focused on… Read More »