Sports Report

CVU standout ball players Andrew Bortnick and Sam Mikell are continuing their seasons this summer playing for the SD Ireland-sponsored American Legion baseball team. So far, Ireland stands at 4 wins, 3 losses and (unusual in baseball) a tie. In that tie, Mikell pitched four innings, allowing no runs. Bortnick was the hitter for the team when it topped Stowe 9-3 several days earlier. He hit two out of three times at the plate, one being a double, and had two RBIs.

Here’s Your Shot!

The Charlotte News invites amateur photographers of all ages to enter its 11th Annual Peter Coleman Photo Contest. Winning photographs will be printed in our August 11 issue and displayed at Town Hall.

Upcoming at the Charlotte Library

Summer Reading @ The Library: “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” Check out our full menu of programs listed at charlottepubliclibrary.org. Highlights include a raptor visit from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, a CSI camp for grades 4 – 8 and sports challenge camps for grades K – 2 and 3 and up. Don’t miss our night at the ballpark on Saturday, August 6. Tickets available at the circulation desk.

All farms great and small

The Charlotte News, in advance of our month-long summer hiatus, has put together this supplement to offer a glance at the hard-working folks who make our community what it is. We’re more than a bedroom community, more than the hot seat for education policy quarrels. We’re a community built from the earnest, sweaty brows of people who love the land so much they work it.

Letters to the Editor

David Scherr understands the causes and effects of poverty and has tangible strategies for how to combat the roots of this problem. He also understands and has the experience to fight the affordability crisis that plagues this county.

Community Events

Charlotte Community Beach Party and Potluck Saturday, July 16th 4-8pm. Free admission and parking with potluck dish. (If no potluck dish, please consider a $5 donation.) Free Misty Knoll chicken & Fat Cow Farm burger BBQ, Stony Loam Farm salad and Adams Berry Farm dessert. Live music with the Mystic Party Band.