The fifth annual Diamond Island Regatta, on Saturday, Aug.19, matched last year’s record turnout, drawing 30 competitors for a day of sailboat racing on Lake Champlain. Again this year, the benefit race, sponsored by the Royal Savage Yacht Club (RSYC) and Point Bay Marina, netted more than $1,000 for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) in Ferrisburgh.
Elizabeth Bassett takes us on a tour out doors in Vermont.
Most of us who pay attention to the current state of bats have heard about white-nose syndrome and may also know that bats are vulnerable to this through their winter dwelling habitat, caves. According to Vermont Fish and Wildlife, “White-nose Syndrome (WNS) has resulted in the loss of more than 5.7 million bats in the northeastern United States since 2006. This disease has affected all six of Vermont’s cave bat species (bats that hibernate in caves and mines in the winter months). WNS is associated with a newly identified fungus that invades the skin and damages the tissue in hibernating bats.”
Events at The Charlotte Senior Center in Charlotte, Vermont.
Community events in and around Charlotte, Vermont.
Edd Merritt fills us in on what is going on Around Town in Charlotte, Vermont.
Appointments have been made over the course of two Selectboard meetings in Charlotte. Marty Illick, James Donovan and Dean Bloch all took positions that serve the town in various ways.
A rundown of local sporting events by Edd Merritt of Charlotte
Bradley Carleton describes his love of duck hunting and the sacred nature of the sport
Events sponsored by The Charlotte Senior Center in Charlotte, Vermont
Community events in Charlotte, Vermont
A list of recent Charlotte property transactions
When Thompson’s Point became a magnet for the summer cottages of the leading businessmen of the area, thanks in no small part to a major dock facility, they would commute to work and return to their camps aboard the Chateaugay and then the Ticonderoga, which were among the first steel-hulled steamboats on the lake, or in other small steamers and naphtha-powered steam launches that brought campers back and forth to Vergennes, Burlington or Westport, N.Y. By 1895, one of the occupants was Justice D. J. Brewer of the U.S. Supreme Court. President Theodore Roosevelt visited Thompson’s Point in 1902 as a guest aboard Dr. William Seward Webb’s steam yacht, the Elfrida.
Last month the Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services informed Youth Catalytics that it was rescinding a $2 million-plus federal grant they had been awarded for pregnancy-prevention work. This five-year grant began in 2016 with $564,000 in funding. The remaining four years of the grant have been terminated. Scheduled training and research was halted just when new programing was gaining momentum, said Meagan Downey, Youth Catalytics Director of Special Projects.
A serious blow has been dealt to a Vermont company’s plans to build solar panels in Charlotte. On July 21, the Public Utility Commission adopted a proposed decision denying the company’s permit, thereby casting a potentially permanent shadow over the project.
Mt. Philo Hops Farm sparks local debate in Charlotte, Vermont
Questions about lot 128 on Flat Rock Road linger even after the town settled a legal dispute involving the camp last month just prior to a court-ordered mediation. The settlement compensated leaseholder Paul Arthaud to the tune of $30,000, which allowed him to walk away from his lease, restored control of the lease and ownership of the camp to the town, and saved both parties any further legal fees. It seemed the ideal end to the yearlong dispute.
Edd Merritt gives us the scoop on happenings around town
Chris Falk shares a photo essay about rust and farms
Events at the Charlotte Senior Center