During National Poetry Month in April, many creative writers and poetry group participants found it difficult to celebrate without traditional public gatherings and readings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When I contacted Matt Sayre to tell me his story about creating Shrubbly, one of the first things he recalled was standing in a field in Hinesburg taking soil samples with an agriculture extension agent.
More than three months since Hannaford Supermarkets abruptly terminated its application to build a store in Hinesburg, the reason why the supermarket chain made that decision is still unclear as is the future of the site that remains undeveloped.
Like many other aspects of daily life, the music scene in Hinesburg has been disrupted by COVID-19. But some musicians are working hard to keep the music alive.
“Take what you need. Leave what you can.” Their motto is simple, but the idea behind Hinesburg’s Little Free Pantry has big implications for the community, especially as locals fight the difficulties wrought by COVID-19.
“It was about more than the cows.” said Tom Ayer, superintendent of Cedar Knoll Country Club, as he looked out at where it all started – hole ten.
Although Vermont PreK-12 schools are closed for the remainder of the school year, students across the state have shifted to learning at home as part of the effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Hinesburg residents will gather on Monday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m. in the Champlain Valley Union High School auditorium for town meeting where they will consider nearly $4.3 million in town spending items for the coming fiscal year.
While people try to balance getting in some outside activity while following public health guidelines to keep apart in order to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, parks and even the bike path begin to experience overcrowding.