Health Matters: The dancing brain

If you want to improve the health and structure of your brain—and who doesn’t?—consider dancing. While most of us are aware of the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal benefits of dance, there is evidence that regular dancing can also improve the health and function of your brain.


Perfect winds for rescheduled Westport Regatta

The south winds were perfect for Westport Marina’s Annual Challenge Regatta on Saturday, August 20, rescheduled from August 13 due to threat of thunderstorms. While several sailors were unable to make the switch, new sailors joined the race.

It takes a village

Thank you, dear writers, proofers and drivers! Every year we are floored by how many people have volunteered to write, copyedit and proofread for The Charlotte News and to help distribute it to 57 drop-off locations from South Burlington to Vergennes. In our 58th year of publication (July 2015–July 2016) we counted 131 unique contributors,…

News from the Charlotte Library

Thursdays, beginning September 8, 3:15 p.m.. Coding Club @ the Library. Art. Design. Coding with Scratch. Create your own digital works of art! Use the computer to design your own animations, create a paint editor tool, and learn how technology is used in the art world! No previous computer experience is necessary. 4th grade and up. Registration required.

Namaste, Anna

New neighbor Anna Couture brings her knowledge, skills and passion for yoga to 694 Church Hill Rd. Yoga Hub offers different class styles every weekday, including evening restorative and meditation classes. After running a successful studio in Connecticut, Couture jumped at the chance to move close to family in 2014 and is thrilled to join…

Spoken like a wheel bike guy

Tucked behind a stand of sumac on Orchard Road in a field of fresh corn, Zspokes, a bike shop built into the front of the Macik family house, quietly opened its doors last week. Billed as a custom wheel building and general repair bike shop, Macik’s tools are anything but general.