Families

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Create 4 Freedom Contest

The CREATE 4 FREEDOM ℠ Contest 2018 offers students the unique opportunity to test their own creativity and problem-solving abilities. THE MILL, in association with the 4 Freedoms Festival, LLC, is proud to announce the contest, which challenges today’s high school students to examine the meaning of freedom in 2018…

Snow Sports

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Stratton Mountain School: Going for Gold

When it comes to elite athletes, Greece has Mount Olympos, Vermont has Stratton Mountain School. The ski and snowboard academy located at the base of Stratton Mountain has turned out scores of Olympic athletes during the years…

Families

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Puzzle Family Fun

Stratton Magazine presents a special crossword puzzle for our Winter 2018 issue…

From the Publisher

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First Words

As we begin a new year, we have all undoubtedly thought about our resolutions. What is my path for the new year? What can I do to better myself? What can I do to help improve the lives of those around me or the world at large?…

Good Works

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The Power of Giving Back

Gold Medalist Ross Powers gives back to young athletes with his Level Field Fund—dedicated to helping talented but financially strapped athletes pursue excellence in their sport…

Local

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An Affection for Alpaca

Shopping for warm socks, I befriend a herd of alpacas. If you take the farm tour to meet the alpacas up close and personal, which of course you must, you will see what I saw when Sandy walks into the pens: a dedicated farmer plus any number of alpacas having a little love fest. Here’s the story…

Local

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Keeping Our Community Safe

For the handful of brave souls who give their time through the Stratton Volunteer Fire Company, the idea of walking into a burning building doesn’t deter them. For local rural fire service members, the challenges and dangers they face are all worth it to help their community and family members in a time of need…

Snow Sports

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First Tracks

From its inauspicious beginnings in Londonderry, snowboarding has become a worldwide phenomenon, and the halfpipe competition continues to be one of the biggest draws in the Winter Games. And it all started right here in Vermont thanks to a man with a single-minded vision and some fearless local athletes who dreamed of flying through the air and landing on the snow, and thus created a whole new sport…

Food & Drink

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Good Taste Dining

Stop in at this local spots where the chefs present some of their most-inspired recipes. Try the not-your-average chicken at The Perfect Wife and a pork chop by the fireplace at Red Fox Inn…

Good Works

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One Woman’s Vision Becomes a Global Movement

When Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1968 and hosted the first World Games at Chicago’s Soldier Field, she took a rebellious stand against the injustices faced by people with intellectual disabilities. She faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and yet never wavered in her steadfast belief that every person deserves to be treated with respect and to have an opportunity to be included…

Local

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Making Headlines

To fully appreciate the rise of VTDigger.org—a Vermont news website whose monthly pageviews top 1 million—you have to scroll back nearly a decade to the day founder Anne Galloway suffered a fall…

Shopping

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Northshire Bookstore Recommends

Holiday picks from the staff at Northshire Bookstore, one of the nation’s favorite booksellers. Choose a book as a gift for someone special…

Good Works

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Food for Thought

Blessings in a Backpack is a national not-for-profit program that provides child-friendly, non-perishable weekend nutrition for schoolchildren in need during the school year. Manchester resident Nancy Kimball has just made it local…

Shopping

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Holiday Giving Guide

The Stratton Magazine annual gift giving guide is back. Find that perfect thing for everyone in your life at these local shopping destinations. Whether it’s something for your home, your kids, your significant other, or even yourself, get it locally here in Manchester and the Mountains…

Shopping

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A Village Spree

The Village shops offer more than just friendly faces behind the counter; they supply everything we may have left behind at home and all of the latest styles to keep our outfits looking fresh.  Carefully curated, each store has its own unique offerings that change seasonally and that meet the needs of all who pass through…

History

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The Four Freedoms

Inspired by the words of FDR, Norman Rockwell wanted to show on canvas what the president’s concept of four freedoms truly meant, and why Americans felt compelled to send their brave, young men and women into harm’s way…

From the Publisher

Thankful
Thankful

In this holiday issue, Stratton Magazine speaks of freedom, traditions and family, the bonds we create, and all that we can do to care for one another. The Mountain Media family wishes you a healthy and happy holiday season…

Families

My Far Away Grandma
My Far Away Grandma

Intrinsically nomadic, I spent many years gallivanting around the globe as a journalist, raising three children, on two continents, in nine homes. But the birth of my first grandchild in Germany, separated by 3,672 miles from our home in Vermont, not to mention an ocean, was the game changer…

Local

Marking a Milestone
Marking a Milestone

Turning back the clock, the winter of 2002–2003 was five years before the iPhone was even invented, and although that now seems like that was several lifetimes ago, for the folks who gathered at the newly opened Stratton Mountain Club that winter, it seems like it was just yesterday. The past decade and a half seems like the blink of an eye as the club marks an important milestone this winter: its 15th anniversary…

Local

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Storied Traditions

In 1976, Barbara and Ed Morrow decided to would move from Westchester County to follow their dream to open a bookstore. What stayed with me was the kind of place they dreamed the bookstore would be—one that was uplifting and comfortable, where—through the sharing of story and ideas—people from all walks of life would connect and gain a more complete and comprehensive view of life…