Posts filed under: Miscellaneous

2020: the year of the home, when we were asked to stay in as part of a massive group effort to keep the coronavirus out. Our homes have come to...
Thanksgiving fun for kids includes dad jokes, a coloring page and a word jumble....
After months of planning, the Resilience Survey has launched, and Charlotte Community Partners wants to hear from each and every one of you. Why are we asking you to take...
The Vermont Secretary of State’s office is mailing out absentee ballots to every active voter on our checklist as of Sept. 2. Those ballots were mailed out to Charlotte voters...
The autumn deadline for the Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects grant applications is Thursday, Oct. 15. Since SCHIP began making grants, many nonprofits have used their awarded funds to continue...
As we continue confronting the new health enemy, as Vermonters we need to stand tall and be proud that, as a state, we’ve done a pretty stellar job in staying...
The Family Division of the Superior Court handles several kinds of cases, including divorce, “parentage” and juvenile cases. Today, let’s discuss divorce cases....
As many are feeling at this time of the year, I came home from errands one night last week feeling unusually tired. However, because I had collected a significant amount...
New funding and streamlined programs mean that for most Vermont households, $60 per month will pay for a comprehensive home weatherization project that will lower heating and cooling costs and...
Yesterday morning I took an early walk in Kyoto near our hotel. After 45 minutes serendipitously making decisions at crossroads and stopping occasionally to notice juxtapositions of traditional and contemporary forms,...
It’s the time of year when we feel renewal of energy, witness the rebirth of color through spring blooms and feel warmth in the air. Spring naturally inspires a desire...
Whether rushed or relaxed, greeted by a gorgeous sunrise or a wicked cold wind, have a full slate of appointments or a day of leisure, we begin our day with...
Two hundred years ago this Christmas Eve, the beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night” was sung for the first time in St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, Austria, a small village northwest...
All was calm, all was bright   We showed one another our treasures: wooden puzzles that we could rarely reassemble, hair ribbons, diminutive books of folk tales or jokes, wind-up...
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Thompson’s Point Leaseholders Association and the Charlotte Invasive Collaborative, sponsored an Assault on Buckthorn Day on Thompson’s Point. ...
So here we go again … right around the first of September, the Big Guy Upstairs hits the thermostat, and Presto! The nights get colder, and in the daytime we...
So I recently walked into the barn and counted the number of internal combustion engines thereby residing therein: eleven. How is this possible, you ask? Well, a man has certain...
So it’s been a year since I sold my last truck, a wonderful 30-year-old Silverado—it was a guaranteed extra 10 minutes at the gas pumps as folks weighed in on...
Charlotte’s historic cemeteries have a lot to offer the living. The gravestones celebrate our history, and their carvings are a form of art, rich with beauty and mystery. It’s worth...
In partnership with the Vermont Agency of Transportation and a number of other participating organizations and sponsors, the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission and the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission...