With the receipt of a prestigious $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America’s National Placemaking Fund, the Clemmons Family Farm makes a huge leap forward toward the family’s goal of creating a multicultural center in Charlotte devoted to celebrating African American history, art and culture. Funds for the project, titled “A Sense of Place,” will be used to host
Patience and persistence: these are two qualities that I learned are essential to working in the Legislature. The issues that the Legislature has to address are often very complex and do not lend themselves to simple solutions. Measures that are enacted sometimes fail to have the desired effect and have to be tweaked by subsequent legislation.
Charlotte heads the state in median wealth – UVM economics professor, Art Woolf wrote a column recently that appeared in the Burlington Free Press on December 20 in which he analyzed the various types of households and their median incomes for 2016.
Congratulations: to Jim Hyde who was nominated as one of ten finalists for “Mentor of the Year” through the Comcast /Mobius student mentoring program. Jim mentors two students through Connecting Youth (CY) at CCS and CVU.
A couple of items in the recent high school sporting scene reminded this writer of colleagues of his sons who tied their sports activity to their educational settings. In my sons days, to a number of families, CVU, Rice Memorial and South Burlington were all choices of places to continue after middle school, largely on the basis of their strength in sports.
As part of the HeartSafe Community CVFRS will be offering multiple blood pressure clinics every month
As is typical when the Selectboard entertains budgets requests from town commissions and departments, the meeting on December 18, 2017, was chock full of agenda items. It began at 6 p.m. with an informational meeting with the Charlotte Library expansion committee on a proposed library expansion. A feasibility study will be undertaken in January to assess community support of the project and whether funding can be raised privately or if a bond is needed. If the response is positive, expansion plans will go forward with a goal of building in the spring of 2019.
Ricin danger at Wake Robin is under control – The resident at Wake Robin, who manufactured the toxic drug ricin and tested it on at least three neighboring residents to determine whether it had the desired poisonous effect before using it on herself, has been removed from the residence and is in custody awaiting trial.
Last year the girls started working on a 12 patch program called “A Year in the Life of Juliette Gordon Low.” Juliette was the founder of the Girl Scouts when it began in the year 1912, and these patches are all designed around activities that she found to be of importance to her. Having already earned four of those 12, the girls came back this fall ready to begin working on the next one, Promote Our Promise, which requires them to learn about how to design and deliver a public service announcement.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has honored two dozen Vermont House legislators, including Michael Yantachka, as “Climate Champions’” for their efforts to grow the economy and create green jobs by putting a price on carbon pollution.
Have you been curious about the prices of Charlotte homes compared to the rest of Chittenden County? Which towns have been selling the highest priced homes or have the quickest sales? Here’s a quick breakdown of local sales of single family homes.
The Vermont Women’s Fund (VWF) is making funding available for new or existing projects, programs and efforts that support viable career pathways and career prospects for Vermont women and girls.
Traveling for the holidays? We’ve got a new batch of audiobooks for all members of the family. Or try the new LIBBY app for your phone or device. If you’ve been frustrated with Overdrive, check out LIBBY for one-click to reading and listening. For help getting started, drop in during Tech Help Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. or drop a line to our tech librarian, Susanna Kahn: [email protected].
The winter schedule is in full swing as of last week, with the start of new sessions of Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness at Any Age and Pilates, and with a full house for the Cello Quartet for the Holidays program that marked the beginning of the winter Wednesday afternoon event schedule.
Community Bank N.A. presents the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Holiday Games December 10 at St. Michael’s College and Spare Times Lanes in Colchester. Nearly 500 athletes and Unified partners will compete in swimming, floorball, and bowling.
On November 28, 2017, first responders were called to Wake Robin, a retirement community located in Shelburne, VT to investigate a report of a possible Ricin exposure.
Sundays, Dec. 3 through 24, at 10 a.m.
Worship services and lighting the Advent wreath – Messiah Sing, Dec. 3, 4 to 5 p.m. Musicians from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra will gather at the Charlotte Congregational Church for a rendition of Handel’s Messiah.
All you children get your lists ready. Santa Claus is making a pit stop at the Charlotte Fire and Rescue on Sunday, December 10th from 1pm – 3pm. He will be visiting our volunteer fire fighters and Rescuers. They have been very, very good and he decided that they deserved a visit. So don’t forget to bring your list and a canned good for the Charlotte Food Shelf. File photo from Charlotte Fire and Rescue
When Adrianna comes to CVFRS for training nights on Wednesdays, she always brings her big smile and quick laugh. She was born in Burlington and grew up alongside her brother who recently moved to New Hampshire. Her dad, who makes hundreds of customers happy at Curtis Lumber, and her mom, who has run a day care for 32 years, have been married 34 years. Adrianna thinks of them as great role models.
New sessions of exercise favorites begin next week: Gentle Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Fitness at Any Age, and Pilates. You’ll find schedules and fees in the printed program. As always, you are welcome to come in and try a class to see if it’s the one for you. You can register for classes by calling the Center at 425-6345, by mail at P.O Box 207, Charlotte, VT 05445, or by coming in to sign up in person.