Posts filed under: People and Places

Around this time of year, you can’t miss the towering blue spruce tree on Guinea Road. Aglow with string lights, it’s a popular landmark and a reliable harbinger of the...
Jack Fairweather’s 2019 biography “The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz” won the Costa Book Award in the biography category this week. Fairweather...
In season, Stony Loam Farm offers a bountiful community supported agriculture (CSA) of fresh veggies and flowers. The name of the farm comes from the agricultural designation for the type...
I wrapped a bunch of presents the other day, and while I worked, I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie. The plot involved a beautiful, slightly deranged reporter who moved to...
The best part of the Nutcracker for Olivia Santos is the “Waltz of the Flowers” because she loves the music. The trickiest part is the candy cane dance, where she...
Sleeping on the porch of a hurricane-battered house with no electricity felt luxurious to Dr. Jean Andersson-Swayze—it was an upgrade from the previous nights she spent camping on the ground...
The Town of Charlotte has a long history supporting agriculture and attracting residents who value a working landscape. Throughout our state, farms provide numerous services in their communities: fresh food,...
The first snow storm of the season dropped eight and half inches in Charlotte on Nov. 10 and into the next morning. Schools in the area were closed and fun...
Impossible or absurd to compare a cross country trip in a U-Haul and the East Charlotte Tractor parade? Well, here it is....
A visit to the Charlotte Berry Farm will only make you feel happy and warm despite the cold. Located on Route 7 across from Higbee Road, it is now open...
The promise of adventure was there from the start: I had to sign a waiver. Lieutenant Matt Daley, head of the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police and...
Vermont is full of entrepreneurs. According to Jeff Barett of the business magazine Inc.com, “It’s a state with fewer people than Oklahoma City, yet it has a 40-year track record...
Slovenian Bee Building sounds like the name of a cool band or a drink for sale at Starbucks. What it is, though, is a method of beekeeping that has been...
To meet Cathy Wells at Unity Farm on Higbee Road is to enter the world of a true dynamo. Ordinary multitaskers would be put to shame....
Rosemary Zezulinski cleaned up at this year’s Champlain Valley Fair, bringin home 30 ribbons. You might think that perfect vegetables come from a perfect garden or that prize-winning tomatoes are...
Left to right: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and Mikahely Rakuto Rozafy. Photo by Chol DhoorHaving connected at the VT African Diaspora Artists’ Summit at the Clemmons Farm earlier this summer, Kaylynn...
The Charlotte Recreation Commission hosted a community gelato party on August 22 to celebrate the opening of the new playground at the Charlotte Beach. The gelato and the service cart...
Fat Cow Farm is just one part of Trono Enterprises run by the Trono sons Zach, Lucas and Derick. Zach runs the farm, Lucas operates the oil business, and Derek...
The young guys who play open gym basketball at Charlotte Central School call their twice-weekly ball games by the affectionate name of “Old Man.” The older men who play in...
You’ve got your goggles on, you’re slicked up with sunscreen, your water shoes are firmly in place, you’re about to jump in the lake—and there it is: foamy pea soup,...