Throughout May and June, the fields behind Town Hall in Shelburne, at Charlotte Berry Farm and on Harbor Road buzzed with activity every day of the week.
Youth hunting started Saturday, November 2 and 3 was a great success for these great hunters.
Full Belly Farm is a very important place to Becca Von Trapp. She has been farming there for the past seven years. Full Belly is a 400-acre, certified organic farm in the Capay Valley in Northern California (not to be confused with a farm with the same name in Hinesburg) that has produced organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and a variety of meats for over 30 years.
Sabrina Davis is passionate about her college experience. She is a rising junior at Adelphi University in Nassau County, New York, where she is a history major with a concentration in American history.
Adelaide Toensing is one talented equestrian. From growing up in Charlotte riding ponies at the barn, she now finds herself competing at the highest level of show jumping at just 18 years old.
Young Charlotters is a column in which we will profile the lives of young men and women who spent some of their growing-up years in Charlotte.
Michaela Flore has been a member of the Charlotte community all her life and thoroughly enjoyed growing up here as the oldest of three sisters. Her father, Josh Flore, is a Shelburne police officer. Michaela feels proud of her parents because they worked hard to give her and her sisters a good life. “Growing up in Charlotte made me proud of how hard my parents worked. I have respect for the farmers, too, growing up so close to them,” she says. Some of her favorite places in Charlotte are the library, the beach and the Charlotte Central School soccer fields.
On December 17 six members of the junior youth group at the Charlotte Congregational Church packed care packages and distributed them on Church Street in Burlington. The care packages consisted of socks, hats, food and first aid kits. For us, it was an experience to expand our comfort zones and give some love to people who needed it.