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The Shelburne Freelancer                          Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween In Shelburne! 

Shelburne was THE spookiest place to be celebrating Halloween 2015! The costumes were elaborate, the events spectacular and for all ages.
Take a look at what happened at the Royal Canadian Legion in the hall during the afternoon of Halloween. The kids enjoyed themselves to the point of exhaustion and a nap is just what everyone needed before visiting the "Mini Boo" at Fiddle Park for the Little Family's Haunt In The Park winding up for Trick or Treating on a cold and blustery Halloween evening. 

With Superman


 protecting the 


Royal Canadian 


Legion 220 


Branch,


 everyone was


 sure to have 


fun!

Later that afternoon,..everyone had so much fun, they all felt like doing this!

The Little Family's Halloween Haunt In the Park, 
A Spooky Success!

The Shelburne Freelancer                         Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Even during the Little Family's Halloween Haunt In The Park "Mini- Boo" afternoon event, held at Shelburne's Fiddle Park, the spooky tour was an unmitigated success. Too frightening for some, even in the light of day, the Little Family cannot be thanked enough for the enjoyment they gave to their community in addition to collecting food for the Shepherd's Cupboard, Shelburne's  local food bank. The event sponsored by John's No Frill's ensured all kids got a head start on their Halloween candy collecting and supplying each child with a goody bag of candy upon exiting the tour, a very kind gesture on John's No Frills part. Most Shelburnites taking part in the Little's Halloween Haunt In The Park are already wondering what the next year will bring as the event is highly anticipated to become one of Shelburne's Annual Halloween attractions. 

According to Carolo Little of Little's Pet Care, and family member, a great effort went into providing this free event to the community of Shelburne, commenting," We figure across the 2 day (3 event times) we had about ‎750-800 kids come through. Thanks to their generosity we were able to compile 2 very full pickup truck loads and $540 in cash. 

Volunteer wise there was a total of 37 people that made ‎the event happen: 5 Littles from the Shelburne area, 14 extended family members from Bracebridge to Keswick that came to help and 18 local volunteers that helped man the various creepy positions throughout the haunt on each night. 
John from No Frills generously donated all the candy for event - and what would the haunted house be without the treat at the end? Ideal Supply was our largest contributor both for general supplies and donation towards the cause. Other business that stepped up and helped the cause were Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, McCarthys Signs, Royal Towing, Shelburne Free Press, Town of Shelburne, Foodland, Pete's Donuts, Minuteman Press, Home Hardware, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Besley Country Market, Infinite Play, Taray Farms and of course our own businesses Little Repairs, Accesories in Motion and Littles Pet Care. 
The response has been overwhelmingly positive and with such great support from both the community and the local businesses, we would love to continue to make this an annual event.
‎The Fiddle Park was a new venue for us and we were nervous this year with the layout in question and the weather against us creating a massive time crunch, but we learned a lot and we discovered a wealth of help in family and volunteers that helped pull everything together. We'll tweak a few things for next year, and add a few new scares (as we always do) and we hope to see everyone again next October!" 
That hope is definitely shared by all Shelburnites! 

Overall, the opinion polls are in and this event gets a,


 " Two Thumbs Up! "





Special thanks to all who made this event so enjoyable and possible from

 The Shelburne Freelancer! 

Sharing Shelburne With The World! 

Pre-Halloween Around The Town Of Shelburne

The Little Family's "Big Giveback" to Shelburnites!

The Little's are a local family who have been scaring kids and adults for over twenty years during Halloween. Traditionally creating, a haunted house, walk through adventure filled with gore and plenty of frightening visuals accompanied by ear wrenching squeals to bone chilling whispers, kids for decades have relied on the Little's for their annual scare, even if they are accompanied by the "Good Fairy" who is there to make sure everyone is not too scared.

Usually located on Centre Street, the Little's sacrificed their own backyard to this event but for the first time, the Little's are going BIG and are relocating the entire fright night to Fiddle Park where they can expand and hopefully draw a huge crowd to frighten. 

When interviewed last year, the Little's expressed a desire to expand their endeavor in the hopes of reaching even more people. The Little's give up their time, encumber the cost of all the spooky props and tools involved and basically present this event for free. They do ask for a can a food or donation that will go to the Shepherd's Cupboard, Shelburne's local Food Bank, but it is not necessary in order to participate in this fun filled, spooky, event. 

So be prepared to frighten yourself silly and enjoy The Little Family's Haunt In Fiddle Park 2015 which we all hope will be so successful, it becomes an annual event for all time! 

The Shelburne Freelancer                      Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's That Time Of Year Again! Flu Shots Now Available! 

It's Flu Shot Season Once Again and Owner Of Shelburne Town Pharmacy, (Above)Pharmacist, Sanjay Lekhi welcomes all to come in anytime.
Shelburne Town Pharmacy owner, Sanjay Lekhi, is pleased to announce his supply of Flu Shots have arrived and encourages those interested in receiving their Flu Shot should come visit anytime. 
Shelburne Town Pharmacy is located at 226 First Ave E, (Giant Tiger Plaza)Shelburne, ON, and for more information , call (519) 306-5500. Store hours are Mon - Thur: 9AM - 7PM,Fri: - 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 9AM - 5PM, Sun: 10AM - 4PM. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                           Tuesday, October 20, 2015


The Liberals 
Have Taken Over!

Following one of the longest election races in Canadian history, the Liberals conquered the Canadian Government in a way that has not only never been done before, uniting Canadians in Change, but also for the first time in Canadian History, a son followed in his father's footsteps and returned to the home he knew so well as a boy, 22 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, where wildly popular Pierre Trudeau once hung his hat as Prime Minister so long ago! Justin Trudeau is back in Ottawa in a big way! 

Closer to home, Dufferin-Caledon however will remain under Conservative representation as David Tilson held on to his seat.

Important to note that according to Heather Loney,Communications and Community Engagement Officer for the Upper Grand District School Board, students who participated in Student Vote last week, seem to reflect what actually happened in the election. The following information was provided by Heather Loney.

High School Students Have Political Opinions! 

Photo provided.

(L) Communications and Community Engagement Officer for the Upper Grand District School Board, Heather Loney, provided the Shelburne Freelancer with this thought provoking overview from ;


Upper Grand's 


Student Perspective.

"More than 850,000 Canadian students participated in Student Vote 2015 last week, casting ballots in their schools to coincide with the federal election.

Much like the results of the federal election, student voters elected a Liberal majority government with the Conservatives forming the official opposition.

In the Student Vote, the Liberals took 223 seats, the Conservatives won 69, and the NDP once again forms the third party with 40 seats. The Green Party won four seats, and the Bloc Quebecois finished with one.

The number of students who participated in this year’s Student Vote was nearly double the amount from the 2011 federal election. Over 6,000 schools from across the country participated.

“It is astounding that more than 850,000 young Canadians took part in this year’s Student Vote from nearly every riding in the country,” said Taylor Gunn, President and CEO of CIVIX Canada, the non-partisan charity that organized the vote.

“These numbers are a reflection of the incredible effort put forth by Canadian educators to ensure that, by using Student Vote in their classrooms, they are building their students into citizens,” said Gunn.

Forty-seven schools in the Upper Grand District School Board registered to hold their own student vote, and students showed up excited and engaged.

In Guelph, students under the voting age elected Liberal Lloyd Longfield with more than 33 per cent of the vote (in Monday’s federal election Longfield won the seat with 49 per cent of the vote).

In Wellington-Halton Hills, students elected Conservative incumbent Michael Chong, with 50.73 per cent of the vote. In the federal election, Chong’s results were nearly identical – he returns to the House of Commons with 50.8 per cent of the vote.

Students in the Perth-Wellington riding elected Liberal Stephen McCotter with over 37 per cent of the vote. In the federal results, Conservative John Nater took the riding with 43 per cent of the vote. McCotter finished second with 37.5 per cent of the vote.

In the riding of Dufferin-Caledon, students elected Liberal Ed Crewson with nearly 40 per cent of the vote. In the federal results, Conservative David Allan Tilson took the seat with 46 per cent." (Above:Student Vote information provided by Heather Loney)

Very interesting is the Liberal Party's ability to reach young Canadians via social media, which clearly Mulcair and Harper were not ready to accept as an absolutely necessary form of communication. Astounding many is the very interest Canadian Youth exhibit at all as the general consensus was a resolute disinterest, now proven incorrect. As Canadians breathe a sigh of relief to simply have Harper out of the place he coveted in Canadian Government which indeed included a Ford brother affiliation, two questions remain: What wonderful thing will Justin Trudeau do for Canadians first, and what the heck will Canadians do for entertainment with Ford brothers no longer able to cast themselves into the Harper political limelight ?

The Shelburne Freelancer                      Friday, October 16, 2015

In Shelburne's illustrious history of continued growth and prosperity, a new addition to the community marks a momentous occasion as The Shelburne & District Fire Board proudly announced their decision to create for the first time, the full time position of Fire Chief/ Fire Prevention Officer.

Thursday, October 15, 2015 will forever mark a historical note in Shelburne's history as the day, Fire Chief, Brad Lemaich was welcomed by Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington in his new role as Shelburne's very first, full time Fire Chief.

Formerly, the Shelburne & District Fire Department's roster was filled with only volunteer staff and in his new role as Fire Chief, Lemaich is looking forward to a bright future in Shelburne. 
Having relocated his family from the municipality of Greenstone, Ontario, (three hours East of Thunder Bay) where he served as Fire Chief, Lemaich brings twelve years experience with him to his new posting.
And why was Shelburne an enticing move? "My wife and I like the opportunities for the kids," commented Lemaich adding, " Shelburne is rapidly growing and is centrally located."
Lemaich loves the idea one can live in Shelburne, with a small town "feel" and be so close to amenities and attractions of the surrounding areas.
On Lemaich's first day, first impressions can set the tone for a bright future and in Lemaich's observation, "I see a lot of pride taken in this hall and the equipment. I find it very pleasing."
In Lemaich's former position as the Fire Chief in Greenstone, he was responsible for six stations, 85 Fire Fighters and is very familiar with all types of fire. Being highly qualified, will definitely reflect in Shelburne's favour. 
Having served 17 years as a volunteer Fire Fighter, Mayor Ken Bennington proudly welcomed Fire Chief Lemaich to the Shelburne community on his inaugural day commenting, "Today is a historical day for the Town Of Shelburne as we welcome our first, full time Fire Chief to the Town Of Shelburne. I know Chief Lemaich will continue in the fine honour and tradition that goes with this position. The community will be well served."
Lemaich also commented, " I'll do my best to have a presence here from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m." Of course for Shelburnites, the notion of calling the fire station and speaking with someone will be as big a change as the front doors being open during business hours, surely a welcomed addition to Shelburne Fire Fighters who are known for their dedication, bravery and constant service to the Shelburne community and surrounding area. As Shelburne continues to thrive, Fire Chief Lemaich is sure to be an integral spoke in the wheel of Shelburne's predictably 
illustrious future. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                      Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shelburne Resident and Published Author, 
Don Hayward Weighs In On Today's Political Issues.

Following exclusive video interviews and a Q&Q With Shelburne's Former Mayor, Ed Crewson, now Liberal Candidate for the Dufferin- Caledon riding, local resident , Don Hayward, published Author of After The Last Day, weighs in commenting, " Not to be partisan on this issue because the Cons, Libs and NDP if they formed the government will eventually do what their corporate controllers want. However, there have been enough credible leaks on the contents of TPP to worry about some issues. The worst is the extension of the concept in NAFTA that corporations can sue national governments for losses due to legislation enacted by democratic parliaments. This removes the ability to enforce environmental, financial and other laws. In the extreme, KTH could sue Shelburne for raising water rates. Canada has been sued under NAFTA. The other major concern is the potential impact on freedom of the internet and opinion. The web that we now know will become a place of fear with people unable to debate freely. The "lible chill", used so effectively by Conrad Black and others against critics will be magnified. Crewson is a slick politician and knows that the best answer is to duck the question and kick the can down the road. Of course we should all know the details, but that secrecy alone should make us oppose the TPP.
Unfortunately, TPP itself requires secrecy so either another government would have to abandon the treaty or simply maintain the secrecy. That in itself is another up front reason to renounce it."

 Scroll down to read Q&A interview with Ed Crewson, Liberal Candidate for Dufferin- Caledon and feel free to submit your thoughts to The Shelburne Freelancer. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                        Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Free Six Weeks of Living A Healthy Life Workshops 

A six week Living A Healthy Life workshop we will be running at the Mel Lloyd Centre November 2nd to Dec 14th from 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Registration will be held at the New Horizons Seniors Centre on the morning of Monday, October 19th to share information and conduct  registration on site.

Living A Healthy Life workshops are offered in the community at no cost to participants, are peer-led and intended for people living with and at risk for on-going health conditions.

The 6 week workshop focuses on basic health education as well as skills and techniques training to build conviction and confidence in taking action to live well and manage symptoms.

Participation in a workshop has been shown to be a factor in helping to improve well being, reduce hospital emergency room visits and shortened length of hospital stays.

 This event is hosted by 

William Osler Health System.

For more information, contact:

Kathryn MacDonald RD

Program Lead

Central West Self Management Program

2250 Bovaird Drive East

Suite 302

Brampton ON L6R 0W3

[email protected]

Office: 905-494-6752

www.cwselfmanagement.ca


THE LAST BIA FARMER'S MARKET OF 2015! 
"Until We Meet Again, in 2016!"
What a Fabulous Season!

The Shelburne Freelancer                        Thursday, October 8, 2015

Find out what this CDDHS Student Thinks About The Shelburne Freelancer As A News Source. 


If you think today's youth are not interested in their community news, you might be surprised to hear this student's opinion!

                Shelburne's Centre Dufferin District High School Students 
Go Above And Beyond 
     Collecting Over 400 Bags of Food For Shelburne's Food Bank,
 The Shepherds Cupboard!


CDDHS High School Teacher, Matt Rush is very pleased with the success of the CDDSH 's Annual Food Drive for Shelburne's Food Bank, the Shepherd's Cupboard. "This is the first year we used bags. First, around twenty kids delivered flyers, and around twenty kids were responsible for pick up. The bags worked really well this year," commented Rush. 

And just what could a bunch of busy teens involved in student council and volunteering learn from the experience?

"This is a very important community service,"commented Rush adding, "It teaches kids there is a real need for this service. It also makes the kids feel good."

And these kids should feel really good! Approximately 400 bags collected and just in time for Thanksgiving. These kids are young local heroes helping their community in one of the most important fundamental ways and caring is just the first step in helping to form wonderful and supportive adults. Special thanks go out to the Shelburne Rotary Club who donated their time and vehicles driving, helping to make this year yet another wonderful success.

WAY TO GO! 

CDDHS STUDENTS ARE THE GOOD STUFF! 

CDDHS Students who took part in the food drive for the Shepherd's Cupboard Food Bank  are as follows:Back(LtoR)Josh Cameron, Nicole Martin, Chris Ho, Autumn Bestwood, Samie Williams-Pring, D.J. Williams Brianna Wilson, Math Teacher, Mr. Saayman, English Teacher, Mr. Rush,Front (LtoR)Emma McLaughlin, Hanna Little, Diva Elgie. Note: Just think: These were the students available for the photograph, but many more were involved!

The Shelburne Freelancer                       Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What Does The TPP Really Mean To Canada?

By definition, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multilateral trade agreement aimed at both reducing tariffs and addressing emerging trade issues in the 21st century, but what does it really mean to Canadians? Why did Harper keep details so close to his chest? Why is Mulcair using scare tactics to prejudice the views of Canadians before knowing the facts? Perhaps there's something Canadians would like about the deal? Where can local people go for answers?
Ed Crewson, the Former Mayor of Shelburne, Ontario, is now Liberal Candidate for Dufferin-Caledon. Historically, it's a well known fact that Shelburne benefits from KTH Manufacturing, a company that Crewson, as Mayor, worked tirelessly to attract to Shelburne. The Shelburne Freelancer had questions regarding the TPP and it's effect on Shelburne via the auto industry's situation regarding free trade, taxes, and took those questions to the person who helped build Shelburne from the ground up.

THE QUESTIONS: Does the TPP affect KTH and the imported parts affecting income, creating a shift where certain manufacturing will be taking place? Could KTH suffer job loss because certain parts will be forced to be made somewhere else? What about our area dairy farmers? 

Liberal Candidate for Dufferin-Caledon, Ed Crerwson and THE ANSWERS:  "As of right now, we have not seen the details of the agreement. I believe that we need to read the agreement before we come out on either side of the issue. Of course, we will absolutely do what's in the interest of farmers, auto workers, and other interested stakeholders in our community. I have worked with farmers for over 30 years and I worked hard to attract KTH Manufacturing to Shelburne. I know the value of these industries to this community and will always work to defend their existence. I do not support the secretive behaviour of the Conservative government - I feel that an agreement of this magnitude needs to be discussed publicly. At the same time, I do not appreciate the fear mongering of the NDP - we don't know what the deal contains and until we read it we should not make a decision on it. I am campaigning for evidence based decisions, not decisions based on ideology. I am also campaigning on a commitment to local, vocal, and vigorous representation, and after having the opportunity to read this document and consult with members of this community, I will act in their interest. Thank you. - Ed"

No- Thank you, Mr. Crewson! The TPP does need to be read, understood and discussed by the whole of Canada. The idea of blind acceptance, because Harper says so, or blind rejection, because Mulcair tries to frighten with ignorance, leaves only one TRUE direction and Canadians need to know more. 

PAWS & EMS Also Attended The Shelburne & District Fire Department's Open House Held On Saturday, October 3, 2015

Also partnering up during the Shelburne & District Fire Department Open House, Emergency Services offered their community particiaption as Paramedic, Krystle Neumann and her children (LtoR) Alexa and Zach Neumann were on hand. 

P.A.W.S (Public and Workplace Safety) Emergency Services, Paramedic Sandra Wallace, also joined in the Shelburne & District Fire Department's Open House introducing Artificial Resuscitation to children, and explaining a number of other services available to communities that could help save lives. Wallace explained the Vial Of Life which is a pill bottle that contains vital personal information and a sticker for the fridge. If paramedics are called in, they will look for the magnet on the fridge and know to open the fridge to look for the bottle containing important information.

In the event of anyone found alone who may suffer from dizzy spells, or situations not mentioned on an ID bracelet, the Vial Of Life is a very friendly and important method of alerting Emergency Services what to look for. 

A number of other sevices are available. Contact Manager Tom Reid at the Orangeville Paramedic Headquarters, on 32 Blind Line at 941-9608 Ext: 1 for more information.


If you would like to know more about the wonderful services offered to our community,by PAWS, contact P.A.W.S at 519-923-9559, email [email protected] or visit www.paws.on.ca.

3rd Annual Masonic Chip Child ID Program Success!

While Shelburne  Beavers were situated at the front entrance of the Agricultural building, (also the Mason's Lorne Lodge #378) fundraising on Scouts Canada Apple Day, inside a very special program was being offered inside for free by the Masons.

The 3rd annual CH.I.P program (CH.I.P -which stands for Child Identification Program) offered the free service to all parents interested on Saturday, October 3rd. 

For those of you who don't know, this program was specifically designed to aid authorities in finding a missing, lost or stolen child. While all parents hope they are never going to find themselves in the situation where they are in need of an Amber Alert, worse is to find yourself without pertinent information about your child that could really help save time in locating the child. 

The Masonic CH.I.P Program is run across Ontario and will provide parents with a CD of Dental Impressions, fingerprints, photo, digital voice recording, and other pertinent information. All of the work is done by the Masons and the parents leave with the only copy of the disc. The disc is strictly for the parents use. There is absolutely no exterior memory of data being collected to be passed on or stored anywhere. "It's a great program and we really enjoy running it, and giving back to the community, " commented Worshipful Master of Lorne Lodge, Paul Nancekivell. 

Lorne Lodge consists of approximately 65 members who come together donate for this program in order to supply the service for free. Each child costs an average of $3 and in their first year, the Masons had only 10 children partake while last year saw upwards of 25. "The computers used for the program are shared across Grey Dufferin County and Grey Area," added Nancekivell, " and 12 Masonic Lodges share the computers."

(LtoR) Scouter, Matt Gilas, Worshipful Master of the Lorne Lodge Masons #378 , Paul Nancekivell, Mason,Cliff Bricker, Leader of the Shelburne Beavers, Courtney Halkett, her son, Ruaidhri Halkett, Mason, Ron Sellars, Mason, Glen Townsend,  Secretary of Lorne Lodge Masons #378,  Carey Widbur,  Mason, Mark Mountjoy. 




(LtoR) Christine Stimpson took advantage of the Masonic CH.I.P Program, having an child identifiacation disc made for her 7 month old, Olivia. 

"It's just in case," commented Stimpson,"I had it done when I was a kid." 


What an incredible service to offer and one can only imagine being drilled for answers if your child is missing and ..you just don't know or you can't at that shocking and horrifying moment- even think. The Masonic CH.I.P Program can help save lives. According to Nancekivell, the Free Masons CH.I.P. Program made 30 children safer this year! Now that's a feel good story !

$1000 Donation Presented by Rotarians 
to Shelburne's Breakfast Clubs 

Photograph and paragraph generously provided by the Rotarians.

Sandra Gallaugher (far right) and Caroline Mach (far left) from the Shelburne Rotary Club recently made a donation of $1,000 to Tara McCabe (right) and Kit Stewart (left) to support the breakfast club at Shelburne’s three elementary schools. The Rotary Club is in the middle of a three-year commitment to supply milk and cereal for the breakfast club, which is open to all students at the schools. And the students made a great thank you card for the Club!


Thank you
Caroline Mach
Rotary Club of Shelburne

The Shelburne Freelancer                             Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shelburne Beavers Already In Action & It's Not Too Late To Join

Who could help but make a donation looking at this face? Four year old, Liam Kenney is enjoying his first year as a Shelburne Beaver. On Saturday, October 3, the Beavers were fundraising in Celebration Scouts Canada Apple Day .  Contact Coutnrey Halkett, Leader for Shelburne Beavers at 266-828-9919 for more information. It's not too late to join!

The Shelburne Freelancer                             Monday, October 5, 2015

The Shelburne & District Fire Department Held 
 Annual Open House Satuday, October 3, 2015

In a fun filled day of activities, and learning, many local families took advantage of a chilly, October Saturday, taking part in the Shelburne & District Fire Department's Annual Open House Event. 


Though the event was fun, it was also educational providing a first hand look at a paramedic truck, trying to learn First Aid with PAWS(Emergency Training Company), videos, colouring, silent Auction, meeting the Shelburne & District Fire Fighters, of course the Fire Trucks, and more. As this event is an annual event, if you missed out this year you can always look forward to next year! 


The Shelburne Freelancer                               Friday, October 2, 2015

(Lto R) Chair of the EDC(Economic Development Committee, Town Councillor Wade Mills, and MDB(Millier, Dickinson, Blais) Insight's Executive Vice-President, Trudy Parsons

Shelburne's EDC (Economic Development Committee) are so committed to the Economic Development of Shelburne, they have partnered with the Shelburne BIA (Business Improvement Area) and have enlisted the help of MDB Insight's, BA, C.I.M., P.Mgr.

Executive Vice-President, Trudy Parsons.

A public event held on Wednesday, September 30, at Grace Tipling Hall saw a very small turnout relatively speaking. Chair of Shelburne's EDC, Wade Mills, welcomed Parsons and the public which was followed by a presentation by Parsons that held quite a few surprises regarding Shelburne's 2011 based census statistics. Note: 2011 Census Data reports are actually the only reports available to use. 

Based on the 2011 Census Reports, Parsons pointed out Shelburne's staggering graphic information such as Shelburne, reputed a bedroom, quiet and sleepy community has a younger population than most provinces, household income is lower while youth education is high, College or University degrees are the lowest in the province. While previously believed that most of Shelburne's workforce works outside of our community, statistically, 70% of our work force work in Dufferin County. 

Parsons pointed out how important it is to engage the community as an engaged community is a personally invested community and that can make a huge difference in the success of the community's future vision. Also interesting, was to discover how Shelburne's population has grown to approximately 7,250 which is substantial when compared to Census Data from 2011. Even with the lapse in accurate numbers, the comparisons were relative and eye opening. 

Focus groups were then formed to discuss and answer questions discovering attendees priorities and concerns when facing Shelburne's Economic future growth. 

Many want to the downtown core improved, yet even those preferred improvements vary from person to person. That being said, it is easy to understand how a community with such varied opinion could very much benefit from an online survey such as the one created by Parsons to address these very issues. The EDC, the BIA, Parsons, and The Shelburne Freelancer encourage community engagement by taking part in the survey and be a contributing factor to Shelburne's strategy in creating a Sustainable Economic Strategy and ensure Shelburne's future one that is bright.

Who was at the Shelburne BIA 
Farmer's Market This Week?
CORRECTION: OCTOBER 8th Is The Last Week!



Another Great Live performance by John Michael Green at the Shelburne BIA Farmer's Market

The Shelburne Freelancer                            Thursday, October 1, 2015

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