[img_assist|nid=288|title=The sunflower provokes a kind of elemental, instinctive response in most humans.|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=250]By Geoffrey NormanPhotograph by Hubert Schriebl The Incas, Peter the Great, Vincent Van Gogh … they all loved sunflowers. They are big, happy, easy to grow, and you can eat the seeds or feed them to the birds. So what's not to love? There […]
[img_assist|nid=285|title=Festive and Colorful, farmers’ markets offer fresh picked produce and a whole lot more|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=167]By Ellen Ecker OdgenPhotography by Hubert Schriebl A farmers' market is not just another market-and it's not just for farmers! For a lot of us, it's a big part of life in the country. Festive and colorful, farmers' markets offer fresh-picked produce […]
[img_assist|nid=282|title=Glassblower Nick Kekic of Tsuga Studios|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=250|height=176]By Louise JonesPhotography by Hubert Schriebl Once a year Vermont artists open their studios to the public Vermont has always been a mecca for artists and craftspeople. Their studios dot the countryside, many on main streets or in galleries, but the majority of the work spaces are tucked away off […]
[img_assist|nid=274|title=The Bennington Museum|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=162|height=250]By Frederica TempletonPhotography by Hubert Schriebl Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. ~ George Bernard Shaw Mr. Shaw would find summer in southern Vermont not just bearable or even agreeable but positively sublime. The hills, it seems, come alive with art. There are exhibitions large and small and so […]
[img_assist|nid=272|title=Alex Torres|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=250|height=166]By Clay LivingstonPhotography by Hubert Schriebl Once a summer the stately Lincoln mansion throbs with the beat of Latin rhythms.. Hildene, the 1905 historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln in Manchester, rises out of the July heat like a Georgian retreat. The columns give it a noble look, while the sandstone facade connotes a […]
[img_assist|nid=270|title=|desc=Vermont Symphony Orchestra Concert at Hildene Meadows|link=popup|align=right|width=250|height=166]By Jennifer HazardPhotography by Hubert Schriebl Grab a chair, corral the fam and hang out listening to music on the lawnSummer in Vermont brings back memories for me, but none more so than my family’s July 4th tradition of picnicking at the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops concert in Hildene […]
[img_assist|nid=257|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=250|height=169] By Laurie SullivanPhotography by James Schriebl Their mutual love of Vermont, skiing and each other drew Jaimi Christensen and Jim Ryan to the quaint white colonial church with its tall spire in Manchester.
[img_assist|nid=256|title=Vermont Oil Man|desc=Donny Dorr|link=none|align=right|width=194|height=250]By Susanne Washburn Photography by Hubert Schriebl There's not a dot.com to be found anywhere in the Manchester mini-empire of Donny Dorr, whose businesses range from oil sales to hay sales, from septic systems to mobile home sites and other real estate. He's a Vermont native whose father and grandfather were, as […]
[img_assist|nid=255|title=Going Native|desc=Brookies are very powerful little adversaries despite their size. Photo by Jim Lapage|link=none|align=right|width=250|height=166]by Paul Fersen The last houses on the road are behind me. The sign that warns me the road is not open in winter slips past.
[img_assist|nid=232|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=right|width=168|height=250]By Nancy BoardmanPhotography by James Schriebl Putting the cupola atop the old Frost family barn is a dream come true