Posts filed under: Living

With all that has been going on in the world lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the light in the gloom. The silver lining is a more common way...
As a teenager, Philip Fass liked to make short films, enjoying both the technical and creative parts of the process. Fearing he would be unable to earn a living behind...
It was my first year as a resident of New York City over Thanksgiving. I lived off Union Square, around the corner from Max’s Kansas City where Lou Reed and...
In pondering the topic of Thanksgiving and gratitude, I find my mind wandering not to what on earth this Thanksgiving will bring, but back to past Thanksgivings—specifically, to Thanksgivings of...
The Recreation Commission and Charlotte Recreation held a beach sculpture challenge this fall....
For the first time in years, I won’t be gathering for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends or family, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty to be grateful for....
As the person in charge of each word that goes into this paper every other week, I can say without hesitation that I’m full of gratitude and appreciation this week...
When Megan Bookless was 14 years old, she told her parents she wanted to be a farmer. They assured her that she didn’t really mean it, so she followed their...
If you’re going to talk the talk, you walk the walk. Or in Dave Baird’s case, you run the run—and you keep running for 62 miles. To celebrate the end...
Steve Schubart grew up in Vermont, but in 2011, he traveled to California to pursue a degree in economics. While there, he decided to work on a ranch to get...
In our July 11 and 28, 2018 issues, The Charlotte News experimented with publishing two long-form installments of what eventually became a book-length memoir by Norm Riggs about how, in...
In the Oct. 18 issue of the New York Times newspaper, the editorial board members contributed opinion pieces directed at “How to End Our National Crisis.” Jesse Wegman who, while...
We are watching the virus increase in states all around us and across the entire country, and I know we are all hoping that we, as independent Vermonters, stay the...
Katie Fraser started her teaching career as a long-term substitute at the Allen Brook School in Williston. “I fell in love with the district,” she said. A lack of classroom...
Church Street’s Red Onion Café will relocate to Charlotte after 30 years of servicing downtown Burlington. In a press release last Thursday, owner Mickey West cited financial troubles brought on...
It all started with a light fixture. Kip Mesirow was living in Berkeley, California and building houses when he got a job working at Chez Panisse for the legendary chef...
If you’re visiting Town Hall these days you’re likely to see a new face smiling at you. Sayuri Koerner was recently hired as assistant town clerk. “I was looking to...
As I sit to write this week’s update from your Charlotte COVID-19 Assistance Team, I am struck by the fact that we’ve been dealing with this health crisis now for...
Influenza is a busy, smart, seasonal virus that affects us in Vermont every year. It is characterized by fever, chills, aches, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough...all symptoms that can...
Hello, Readers and Others. I hope this finds you well and enjoying these late summer days. I am noticing, here and there, trees tinged with red, and there has definitely...