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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.
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.
When Meg Berlin and her then-husband visited a friend who lived in Charlotte almost 25 years ago, they fell in love with the area and decided to buy some land and build a house. Berlin’s initial plot was 50 acres, but she eventually acquired another 15 from a neighbor who lived just north of her.
Jonathan Hart doesn’t take as many photos as he used to. That’s because he’s changed his vantage point from photographer to publisher. The proprietor of Amazing Vermont Photography has added a new business to his portfolio called Amazing Vermont Calendars.
Scott Jaunich readily admits he’s not what most people would expect from a member of the Audubon Vermont Board of Directors. “I’ve seen more birds from the bead of a shotgun than I have from binoculars,” he said.
Sara Nelson hoped 2020 would be her breakout year. She was making jewelry as a side business, and in 2019 she left the corporate world to make it a full-time occupation. She was booked at trade shows in New York, Atlanta and Florida, but then COVID struck and the shows were cancelled. Nevertheless, Nelson is confident that Elli Parr Jewelry business will survive the pandemic.
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.
Every Mothers’ Day weekend for the last 12 years, Britney Sue Aube has been a fixture at Baptist Corners, selling hanging baskets from a wagon for her namesake business: BritSue’s Greenhouse. Aube has worked with plants and flowers her entire life. “I started at Gecewicz Farm and Greenhouse when I was still in diapers,” she said. “My father worked for Trudy and Gus and he brought us along. We plucked geraniums and made potting soil.”
In a show of neighborly goodwill, more than 60 people turned up at the Old Lantern to say farewell to Katie Palmer on May 31. A lively gathering from the neighborhood, broader Charlotte and a scattering of professional and social friends were there to give her a warm sendoff. Katie, a single mother, is moving with her two sons, Dylan and Charlie, to an island in Puget Sound after just over eight years in their Charlotte home.
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.
In this issue we revive a column the News ran for a time in the late 90s called Neighbor to Neighbor. As the title implies, it’s a way for us to come to know the answer to the question the late, great Fred Rogers posed: who are the people in your neighborhood? We begin this month by introducing Genevieve Trono, who, with this issue, also becomes a TCN contributing writer.
In his classic poem, “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost quotes his neighbor who says, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Well, that may have been true for those two, but my neighbor of several decades, the recently deceased John Sheehan, and I did not need a good fence to respect and enjoy our neighborliness.