Stratton Mountain School has organized a six-member elite Nordic cross country ski team club designed to give athletes the support, financial and otherwise, to make the dream of Olympic and World Cup glory that much more plausible
The directions were simple enough and after about an hour on the road, I made one turn, then another, and was on the dirt road leading up to my destination. Peaceable Hills Preserve. I had been invited here by my friend, Lars Jacob, to shoot some birds. It was a fine, clear November morning. The […]
What accounts for the urge, here in the Green Mountain State, to create elaborate front porch displays when the leaves change color? Why does the front porch of every third or fourth house seem to be decorated in a way that takes your eyes dangerously off the road ahead? Who knows? A friend who […]
After 35 years, the Mountain Valley Medical Clinic is still of the people, by the people and for the people A need….an idea… a person to galvanize a community… a restless physician, disparate elements that fell nicely into place A visit with long-time Mountain Valley Medical clinic physician, Dr. Roger Fox at home is a […]
It was a typical February day in Vermont; cold, damp and gray. Having arrived in the Green Mountain state in ’49 after the war, my dad Malcolm Cooper, Sr. had seen many similar days during dozens of Vermont winters. They were all cold and many were gray. In his mid seventies, he was still working […]
How a Vermont town is creating a universal truth, one pie at a time. You’re probably familiar with Newton’s Law: An object in motion will stay in motion unless an outside force intervenes. But are you of aware of Newfane’s Law? It states that a driver in motion on Route 30 heading toward Stratton Mountain […]
In 1948, the Vermont legislature declared the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) the state tree. The honor was long overdue. Vermont forests would be a lot thinner without sugar maples, as would Vermont wallets. The Green Mountain State is the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States (about 500,000 gallons per year). More significantly, […]
The sun had just come up and it was at my back. The wind-what there was of it-was in my face.
Concert-goers attending a performance given by the Manchester Music Festival last August at the Arkell Pavilion on the campus-like setting of the Southern Vermont Arts Center had good reason to con
Otto Egger could not have been a more perfect fit for Stratton Mountain.