• Archive | 2010

    Mother Nature Gets Another Party…Vermont Nature Conservancy Celebrates its 50th

    [img_assist|nid=823|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=164] By Anita Rafael Photography by Hubert Schriebl  For the past fifty years, the Vermont Nature Conservancy has been an active and important partner backing the Green Mountain Club’s mission as stewards of the Long Trail System, and they have put their money where their pup tents are. The largest of these land protection deals […]

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    Summer Ice

    By kathleen James Photography by lee Krohn  [img_assist|nid=806|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=222|height=250] When the ice melts and the indoor soccer season starts at Riley Rink in Manchester each March, James and Kennedy Moore come down with a serious case of the No More Hockey Blues. The brothers, both of whom attend the Dorset School, are so passionate about hockey […]

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    An Open Door Policy

    [img_assist|nid=813|title=|desc=|link=url|url=http://www.strattonmagazine.com/digital/current|align=left|width=187|height=250] One of the charms of country living is being surprised by people who just come by and let themselves in. Like most people around here, we don’t use the door lock much. There are people who know this and will stick their heads inside and shout "anyone home," instead of knocking or using the […]

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    Blaze of Glory

    [img_assist|nid=804|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=163] Historical Images courtesy of Green Mountain Club Stratton was a perfectly fine mountain, with good views across to several other well-known peaks-Equinox, Ascutney, Snow and Monadnock-but I couldn’t say that it was a summit that would have inspired me to grab a hatchet and start clearing a trail from Georgia to Quebec. That’s what […]

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    Renewing Home Ties

    [img_assist|nid=803|title=Rockwell models|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=179] The town of Arlington is hosting a special event to showcase the close tie between the town and its most famous resident, Norman Rockwell. They could have called it Ethan’s Attic, or Ira’s Attic, or Dorothy’s Attic. Instead, the organizers of the first Arlington Craft Fair and Town-Wide Tag Sale, which kicked off […]

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    Hard Working Dogs

    [img_assist|nid=802|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=167|height=250] Whatever the historic ups and downs of the sheep population and its attendant industries in Vermont, the activities of the shepherd are alive and well in the Green Mountain state in the 21st century. In fact,Merck Forest and Farmland Center celebrates those skills at the annualSheep Dog Trial, which will see its sixth round […]

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