In 1863, Rev. Bernice Darwin Ames wrote Charlotte’s history for Abby Hemenway’s Vermont Historical Gazetteer. “Hon. John A. Kasson is one of the most distinguished men Charlotte has produced.
Matt Bonoma’s wife, Maggie, grew up in Vermont and he grew up in Massachusetts. “She wanted to raise our kids here and she worked on me for 15 years,” Bonoma said. “In 2019, the timing was right and so far it’s been wonderful. Charlotte is fantastic and the area offers everything we’ve been looking for.”
Nicole Junas Ravlin has always had an interest in news and used to wonder why certain topics were covered and others were not. “I wanted to find a way to be involved in the news industry without being a journalist,” she said. Ravlin studied public relations in college and has worked in the field for over 25 years.
Growing up in New Jersey, Caroline Patten spent as much time as she could on the water. These days, she is spending more time in the mountains, and the combination of those two loves forms the name of her new business—MoLa, which stands for mountains and lakes.
There are times when Charlotte Zoning Administrator Wendy Pelletier could easily sit at the other side of the table, providing input to a developer on engine specifications, but that’s no longer her job.
Tim Wall has found a balance in his life with one foot in the slow lane of his Three Chimney Farm and the other in the fast-paced investment world with Burlington-based Hula. For a while, the farm was a bigger focus in Wall’s life, but these days it is taking a back seat to his investment work.
Bill Regan is a firm believer in community. He and his wife, Nina, moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2019 and almost immediately, while looking for ways to get involved, he joined the Trails Committee.
Jeff Giknis never met his uncle, Fred St. George, but he is determined to keep the veteran’s legacy alive. Now that he is a member of the Recreation Committee, Giknis would like Charlotte to erect a flagpole at the Town Beach to commemorate St. George
When Rick Vincent was hired as an accountant by what was then known as the University Health Center, he wasn’t thinking much about the future.
In 1989, Debbie Lamden’s life was turned upside down. Her son, Ari, was born after just 24 weeks of pregnancy, weighing only a pound and a half. A stained-glass artist by profession, Lamden decided to dedicate her life to finding ways to help Ari and others with special needs engage in the same kinds of activities as other children. She founded Partners in Adventure in 1999 to help accomplish that goal.
Elaine L. Place, 83, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home on Nov. 20, 2020, surrounded by her family after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
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 Alice Waters.
When our mother, grandmother and friend Marie Luhr passed away at age 84, she left behind a legacy of kindness and service to others.
Larry Lewack has moved to the head of the table. This June, he was hired to be Charlotte’s Town Planner with the role of facilitating the work of the Charlotte Planning Commission.
In a normal year, Jack Pilla would be traveling to compete in Ultra running races like the 100-mile Bighorn Trail Run in Wyoming, which should have taken place in June. Instead, he is spending his time and energy locally, running up and down Pease Mountain with his dog Ducati and going back and forth on sections of the Town Link Trail and the Town Village Loop.
COVID-19 has put a few speed bumps in Nikolai Pughe’s life, but the 18-year-old doesn’t let it get him down. The Vermont Land Trust just recognized him as one of Vermont’s nine high school juniors and seniors whose dedication to agriculture or forestry rises above their peers.
Jenna Mazur, dressed in green to represent the Green Mountains of Vermont, was recently crowned Mrs. Charlotte. She will compete in the state pageant for the title of Mrs. Vermont on July 10 in Brandon, Vt. The winner will compete in the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas.
Daniel Morgan, the new town Zoning Administrator, comes to Charlotte with a fresh perspective, a cheeky attitude toward his local newspaper and a passion for philosophy and Vermont winters.
“I guess I’m really surprised that I got picked to compete on the show—so many kids applied.” says Rose Lord of Charlotte, describing her experience of being chosen to compete on Universal Kid’s American Ninja Warrior Junior’s first season. “And I’m really grateful; I got to fly to Los Angeles and hang out with other Ninja kids from all over the country.
I grew up in a small town in Virginia. My mother was/is an art professor at Washington and Lee University, which made art an important part of my childhood. I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be a mom.