Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Kids are All Right

Charlotte kids are staying busy over the summer - here are a few having adventures at home and abroad.  There's Annie, Laura, Ruby and Sammi with their chaparone David Tanzer in Paris performing with the Vermont Youth Orchestra.  Then there's Claire running with the 7- to 14-year-olds at the state track meet in St. Johnsbury last weekend and Drew pitching for the Babe Ruth all star Charlotte team.
Thanks to Wendy Bratt, Louisa Schibli and David Tanzer for the pics.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Be the Ball

This is Logan.  He likes to lie on the dock with his ball.  Sometimes the ball rolls off his paws and falls in the water.  Then Logan looks at the ball floating in the water real hard.  Then he looks at people on the dock.  It's clear he's saying, "Doesn't anybody see that my ball fell in?  Again?" Eventually, if no one retrieves it for him,  Logan will walk to the shore and swim out to get it, but he'd rather just telegraph his message to the swimmers and sunbathers.  Then he'll take his ball and lie back down on the dock, right next to the edge, and the whole process starts again.

Friday, July 17, 2009

That's a big bass!

Thanks to Lisa Beal for sending in this photo and report of a successful family fishing outing. Lisa wrote, "It was my husband's birthday (Erik Beal), but it was 10-year-old Shane who caught this large mouth bass in Lake Champlain in July.  We threw it back, but based on our estimates from the photo, we believe it was as much as 4.5 pounds and 19 inches long." That's Shane's sister Heidi on the left.  
Congratulations to Shane and his helpers!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Town Party Pics!

Here are a few scenes from yesterday's 15th annual Town Party.  The weather held, adorable kids played with the rescue pugs and tried out the fire engines. Hazel Prindle was there, chatting with Mary Lighthall at the Historical Society table. The Charlotte News staff posed for a group pic and served Judy Laberge's cake to those that stopped by.  A big Thank You! to everyone who left their donation - we'll be drawing the winners of the raffle later today.  It was great to see so many Charlotters catching up with each other, hauling around their books from the sale. 

Friday, July 10, 2009


The town beach is an excellent place to spend a summer afternoon - one like we'll have today, 80 degrees and sunny.  Thanks to Louisa Schibli for this photo of one of Charlotte's quintessential summer activities.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

East Charlotte Hosts Biker Rally

Carrie Spear, owner of Spear's Corner Store and prime creator of the Tractor Parade, held the first bike rally last weekend.  There was a good turnout of local kids, who decorated their bikes and themselves and competed in handling courses.  Helmets and leather not required.