It's lovely to spend the holidays in Charlotte! Warmest wishes from all of us at The Charlotte News for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year. We're grateful for your support and we're looking forward to sharing the milestones and events of the upcoming year.
This guy (I assume it's a guy - who else would be heading out for a day of fishing in this 5 degree weather?!) was towing his boat to the fishing access for an afternoon on the lake. The sun is out, it's not too windy - why not?
Here is one of a pair of cedar waxwings visiting the feeder in yesterday's (and Friday's) snowstorm. Let's not forget our feathered friends during this holiday season, particularly now that their food sources are buried under a foot of snow - with more to come. To learn all about feeders and the birds you might see at them, go to vermontbirds.com where you can also play bird identification games and take a survey (currently on which kind of binoculars you like best).
Well, I uploaded the controversial candy cane-striped poles at CCS to ask what you thought about the whole idea, but when the image appeared, the poles are decked in blue and while striping - the little elf inside the computer must be thinking of Hanukkah?
In this picture, Germaine LeClair and Aileen Chutter (the Senior Center is exhibiting her quilts this month) talk about quilts at the Quinlan Schoolhouse Open House last Sunday. Germaine grew up in the house that Jay Vogler and his family live now, and where Pizza on Earth is, as well as Stony Loam CSA. She moved there from Quebec and started school in first grade not knowing any English. There's always something - or someone - interesting at the Quinlan School every time I stop in, not the least of which is good hot cider and cookies.
Aileen Chutter's quilts are on display this month at the Charlotte Senior Center. Each one is striking in its detailed precision and beauty. Don't miss this exhibit while stopping in for lunch on Monday.
The Charlotte Senior Center regulars finished the annual Christmas tree in record time this afternoon. Charlie (on the left) then sat down at the keyboard and played some music while Lisa Kiley carried the rest of the cookies into the other room for the craft group.