Many people are aware that balance exercises can help reduce the risk of falling, but what might be more surprising is that these exercises can also help increase your core strength and reduce strain on your low back. “Balance training” is a term healthcare providers and fitness coaches use regularly. But what does this really mean?
Horsford perennials crew Olivia Clark, Tori Hellwig and Ted Roberts, busy preparing perennials for winter, took a quick break for some workplace shenanigans last week. Photo by Kristin Sprenkle
The Trustees of the Mater Christi School are honored and pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Loescher as head of school and president. As Mater Christi School continues its tradition of academic excellence, Loescher will direct its future initiatives and support the school’s mission in partnership with the board of trustees.
What do you do when there’s a power outage in town? Come to the library! We welcomed over 120 people to the Charlotte Library on Monday, Oct. 30, following the wind storm that swept through town. Telecommuters checked their email side-by-side with students finishing up homework, while LEGO creations and train table time occupied the youngest visitors. Coffee and good cheer were shared by all!
A total of $185 was raised throughout the 2016-17 school year at Charlotte Central School through its “Be the Change” program. The school received the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) Youth Hero Award for that effort, which will be presented at a school assembly on Nov. 17.
On Nov. 2, 2017, Kidde announced a recall of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States. They may not work during a fire emergency if they become clogged and require a lot of force to use. Also, the nozzle can come off with enough force to strike and hurt someone. Kidde recommends owners immediately replace these fire extinguishers.
Gretchen lay awake staring straight up into the darkness, praying the door would open. Never had he gone out at night for this long, and she knew if he had been taken they would come for her next. She fought the urge to put their emergency plan into motion. Just a little longer, she thought, as she began to pray more vehemently.
I read Representative Michael Yantachka’s commentary, in the November 1 issue of The News, on Vermont’s new turbine noise rules with interest. Rep. Yantachka is a member of the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR), which gave its final approval to the noise rules over the objections of the wind industry on Oct. 19.
The Selectboard is looking for interested citizens to fill the following vacancies:
This letter is in response to Rep. Mike Yantachka’s commentary from Nov. 1. It is apparent that human beings are at a critical point in our life on Earth. We are confronted with a significant number of challenges to our well-being and even our future.
One morning in the early 1990s, my phone rang. It was not a nice man from Nigeria telling me I owed the IRS money. James Lawrence was on the line. “There’s a situation with The Charlotte News,” James said. “I’m asking all of the newspaper’s contributors to meet at the Congregational Church this afternoon.” He did not wait to hear my excuses. I showed up.
After several seasons of the Internet Cat Video Festival, Homeward Bound and Town Hall Theater are changing things up and offering a film festival on Saturday, Nov. 25, devoted entirely to dogs. The Bow Wow Film Festival is a traveling, dog-centric film festival that celebrates, educates, and inspires all things doggie through the art of short film.
Families in every corner of Charlotte are very busy preparing for Thanksgiving baskets. CCS students in kindergarten through 4th grade are decorating boxes, shopping for groceries, baking and creating a special Thanksgiving meal. A turkey for each family will be donated by the Charlotte and Shelburne Rotary, a tradition started many years ago. A special thanks to Kris Gerson for coordinating the effort at CCS and Todd Whitaker, Rotary member, for coordinating with the Shelburne Market on behalf of the Food Shelf.
Erich and Whitney Finley are renovating their circa 1790s home on Greenbush Road. Neither has been surprised by the occasional find of old newspapers, theater posters and debris. They were surprised, however, when they discovered their front porch steps were gravestones.
BIG THANKS! On behalf of the Recreation Department, we would like to take the time to thank all of the dedicated soccer coaches this season: Jeff Albertson, John Higgins, Elizabeth Hunt, Rob Anderson, Jonathan Couture, Josh Golek, Josh Bagnato and Jamie LaBerge. We had over 100 Charlotte children participate in the soccer program this season, and it would not have been possible without our volunteer coaches. Thank you for all that you do for our community!
Green Mountain Power reported a total of 1,319 Charlotte homes without power after an Oct. 29 wind storm left parts of the state in ruins. All of these customers had power restored by Nov. 3 at 8:40 a.m., GMP’s Kristin Carlson said.
On Nov. 8 Deb Preston said, “This morning I was putting the garden to bed, so I was out amongst all the pretty frost.” Same day, Kit Perkins said, “I took this early morning; first hard frost.”
Jenna Lindemann was born in 1991 and raised in Shelburne. Her father is an insurance professional and her mother is an expert seamstress and sewer who applies those skills at an interior design firm. Jenna also has an older brother who lives in Maryland and works on fighter jets.
I’m tired of writing critical commentaries, which my last two have been. And besides, the natural world of Charlotte is not something one can easily criticize. Its skies, landscapes, clouds and harvest moons bring together many of the reasons for choosing here as home. Too often we fail to be conscious of the role our environment plays in our lives.
At this time of the year, we traditionally give thanks for all that we have. One of the good things we Charlotters have had since 1958 is The Charlotte News, a nonprofit community newspaper that reports on and celebrates the people, places and happenings in this town that we love. Your donations help make our work possible.