Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland: Helping others find their personal sense of style

Michelle Holland’s career trajectory has been atypical. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she went from quality control at Toyota to interior design for customers across the country. Today, she is the owner of Michelle Holland Interiors as well as Patina, an antiques and home furnishings store in Shelburne. Holland’s parents were set designers and she… Read More »

Zipper artist Stacie Mincher celebrated

Zipper artist Stacie Mincher celebrated

Many Vermonters are familiar with Frog Hollow artist Stacie Mincher. Her quirky jewelry and unique designs have been a part of Frog Hollow for close to a decade. Mincher, often called “The Zipper Lady” by her friends and customers, is currently recovering from complications during a surgery she had in January. During surgery Mincher suffered… Read More »

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

Review by Deborah Straw When you hate to put a book down to go on a day trip, when you don’t like leaving the characters behind, you know you’re into a good read. Such was my experience with the novel, The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan. As I left for the day without book in… Read More »

Hinesburg Town Meeting Day preview

As Town Meeting Day approaches, paramount importance is placed on previewing proposed municipal and school spending plans, and town and school candidate races that will appear on the ballot. Those races and some budget items are slated to be considered by voters on March 1. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm at Hinesburg Town… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting Day preview

Charlotte voters will gather at Charlotte Central School at 9am for town meeting on March 1 to consider a bevy of issues, ranging from changes to the town’s land-use regulations to proposed changes for the town plan. Voters will also weigh in on municipal and school races. Polls will be open from 7am through 7pm.… Read More »

News From Abroad: First impressions

News From Abroad: First impressions

Jessica Hella, Guest columnist As the plane descends, the romanticized visions of Barcelona that had been crowding my mind for months come to fruition. From the jet window, the water below resembles the pastel strokes of a Monet painting. My mind wanders to imaginary titles for the work of art unfolding below me. “Mediterranean Coast,”… Read More »

Tasty! Northern Bayou Cold Brew of Charlotte

Tasty! Northern Bayou Cold Brew of Charlotte

During his college days in Boston, Benjamin Lee fueled up with caffeine while studying poetry, photography and doing IT work. Unwilling to give up his morning jolt due to acid reflux, he began to experiment with cold brewing. Lee perfected his technique over the course of a decade, and in August of 2014 he started… Read More »

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