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    A Running Revival

    Running-14-sliderNathaniel Durfee remembers his childhood weekends clearly. Starting at age three, he and his family would head to Willow Park in Bennington almost every Saturday to participate in the “fun runs” organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners (BKVR), a local nonprofit running club. While his parents ran in the adult 5K, Nathaniel would join other kids in a quarter-mile race organized by BKVR club member Kathleen Newton. “I had what my mom called ‘Little Boy Disease,’” says Nathaniel, a 2014 graduate of Mount Anthony Union high school in Bennington. “My idea wasn’t to win, but rather to be in front of the pack at the beginning. I’d sprint off the starting line, running as fast as I could. That was my strategy back then—but it didn’t work very well. By the finish line, everyone had passed me.” This past June, as a wiser and more experienced runner, Durfee wrapped up a [...] - read more -

    What's Inside

    A Running Revival

    Kathleen James


    Andrew McKeever

    Shires and Byways

    Louise Jones


    Hubert Schriebl

    She Also Served

    Geoffrey Norman

    The Rattlers of Vermont

    Geoffrey Norman


    A New (Old) Cookie

    From the Editor - Marsha Norman

    The Monarch & the Milkweed

    Northshire Nature - Northshire Nature

    Ask a Wooly Bear

    Northshire Nature - Northshire Nature

    Dinner in a Pan With a Salad

    Country Cooking - Barbara Little

    Lake Champlain

    Bookends - Louise Jones

    To the Core Waste not? Why not?

    The Last Word - Geoffrey Norman

    The Shires and Beyond

    Bird Walk

    Nov 15th
    Where: Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home, Hildene Road, Manchester, VT, United [...]

    7th Annual LEGO Competition And Exhibit

    Nov 21st
    Where: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT [...]

    4th Annual German Christmas Market

    Dec 6th
    Where: Windham Hill Inn, 311 Lawrence Dr, West Townshend, VT, United [...]

    Our House For The Holidays

    Dec 7th
    Where: Hildene-The Lincoln Family Home, Hildene Road, Manchester, VT, United States [...]

    Festival Of Trees Community Day And Children’s Holiday Shopping Boutique

    Dec 13th
    Where: Bennington Museum, Main Street, Bennington, VT, United States (map) Description: Admission [...]

    Photo Essay


    Hubert Schriebl

    In Fall, there is always the question: when is the color at its peak? The answer is: today! Only when the leaves are falling down on us in a warm fall breeze, after a rain the night before, is the answer yesterday