SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project) has announced its Fall 2017 grant awards. A total of $4,500 was awarded to the following nonprofit organizations: Hinesburg Community Resource Center, Lake Champlain Land Trust, Local Motion LaPlatte River, and Support and Services at Home Seniors (SASH).
Families at the playground. Walking paths. Houses and apartments clustered together. Farming all around. These are some of the elements that impressed me on a recent early evening walk through the tiny town of Eysins, Switzerland, population 1,600. We were staying nearby in Nyon, a city founded by the Romans in 50 BCE on the shore of Lake Geneva.
I fell in love with tall mountains when I was thirteen. My parents and I took the Trans Andean Railway from the pampas of Argentina to Santiago, Chile. It was winter and we were the first train through in a month. High in the mountain peaks of the Andes the train stopped at an army camp. The soldiers were throwing snowballs and laughing. The sky was intense blue and the snow dazzled. The previous eerie silence of the landscape outside of our window was shattered by this moment of human joy set against nature’s cold but beautiful power.
A degree in agronomy and horticulture, with a concentration in golf course management, led Steve Colangeli, now owner of Paradiso Farm in Charlotte, to manage high-end golf courses in Connecticut right out of school. By his mid-20’s it was time for a change. Vermont beckoned; Steve had friends here and had often come for winter skiing.
Apple season is a highly anticipated time of year in our area. Kids are back in school, the days are cooler, and Vermont’s apple orchards are brimming with fresh, juicy apples, just waiting to be picked.
The 17th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade was held on Oct. 8. Food vendors, a petting zoo and more were set up. More than 100 tractors rolled passed Spears Corner Store this year.
Justine Dorsey of Charlotte with Star. The Dorsey family bought this race horse from Ballyclare Farm in Virginia, where he had ended up directly off the track. Justine has been working with him and hopes to ride trails and do hunter/jumper activities. Star is putting on weight and becoming much more acquainted with life off the track. Many track horses meet a less than desirable fate after their winning days are over, so Justine felt compelled to retrain Star and get him into respectable shape. Star is boarded at Country Cedars Farms.
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The 17th Annual East Charlotte Tractor Parade will be held at Spear Street and Jackson Hill Road in East Charlotte on Oct. 8. Food vendors, a petting zoo and more will be set up by 11 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1 p.m. Last year, The East Charlotte Tractor Parade boasted a whopping total of 129 tractors.
Editor’s note: In an effort to support local farmers the Charlotte Grange has volunteered to feature a new farm story each month in The Charlotte News. Here is part five of the series. If you would like to be a featured farm in a future issue please contact [email protected].
Charlotte Girl Scout Troop 30066 started off its scouting year with a trip to WCAX-TV, where members had a…
The Mahana Magic Foundation’s Monster Bash will be held at The Old Lantern in Charlotte on Oct. 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. The nonprofit foundation supports children who are coping with a parent or loved one with cancer. Its mission is to empower them through compassionate meetings with a child-life specialist, confidence-building ropes courses and new art-therapy opportunities.
The Nile Bright Stars Academy, a mentoring and soccer program for Chittenden County’s Sudanese refugees, headed out on a…
Cargill was birding at Charlotte Beach with fellow hobbyist Jim Mead of Williston on Sept. 14. They peered through high-powered spotting scopes over at the New York shoreline where they spotted a rare jaeger.
Visit the beach any time throughout the summer and you’ll find birdwatchers, swimmers and folks just relaxing. Our beach also is a great place to skip stones, have a picnic and watch the sunset.
Welcome to Trails Talk, Part 2. In this column we will continue to answer the questions on the website, orchardroadcomputers.com. The first five questions were answered in the Sept. 6 edition of The Charlotte News.
Doe, 29, is a native Vermonter who grew up in East Middlebury. Her father has been deputy sheriff of Addison County for more than 30 years, but it was her mother who gave her a jump start in the culinary arts. “I started by bussing tables at the age of 12 at the Waybury Inn,” Doe said. “My mom worked there, and as soon as I could carry a plate she started me bussing.”
Many of you may remember the intriguing signs for Authentica African Art Imports located along Route 7, Ferry Road, and in front of the shop owned by Jack and Lydia Clemmons on Greenbush Road. Located in what was once an 18th century blacksmith shop, Authentica included an art gallery and an enthralling assortment of exotic treasures collected by the couple during their work and travels in Africa between the 1980s and early 2000s.
A year ago at a breakfast Alice Outwater hosted at Shelburne Farms, Lydia Clemmons (the younger) alerted me to her family’s plans to transform their farm into an African American Heritage and Multicultural Center here in Charlotte. I was impressed with their undertaking and drawn in by Lydia’s enthusiastic rendering of the Clemmons Family Farm vision. But it was meeting Jackson and Lydia (the elder) Clemmons and listening to their inspiring and often poignant stories about their lives in Charlotte as well as their family history back to the time of slavery that fully engaged my heart.
Camaraderie and laughter filled the sidelines. Myers said it’s a big family of draft-horse lovers.
Rose-Ann Lombard of Charlotte has been a show superintendent for the draft-horse events at the fair for about a decade. She shares the responsibilities with Rick Fletcher of Jeffersonville.