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    Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

    A one-room schoolhouse on River Road in Manchester. It’s amazing to think there was a time when almost every American child learned in a one-room school. In fact, as late as 1913, half of the country’s schoolchildren were enrolled in the country’s 200,000 one-room schools. In Vermont, there were more than 2,000 school districts in […]

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    Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series Gets New Location

    Vermont Arts Exchange is celebrating the return of the Basement Music Series in its new location. This season’s Basement Music Series will take place at the Masonic Temple in downtown Bennington. The 2016 season kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 9 with Bella’s Bartok, a folk and punk band from Northampton, Mass. The fun continues with […]

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    Stratton full moon snowshoe

    Stargaze at Stratton

    Discover Stratton Mountain by the light of the moon this winter with monthly nighttime snowshoe hikes. These guided tours are led across moonlit snow through the rolling hills of Stratton’s Nordic Center and are perfect for all experience levels – from beginning to expert. Tours begin at 7 p.m. and last roughly 1.5 hours, ending […]

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    Soaring at Harris Hill

    Harris Hill is Brattleboro’s not-so-hidden gem. Each year, competitors from across the world travel to the Southern Vermont town to take a trip down the state’s only 90 meter ski jump. The Olympic-sized jump is also the only of its kind in New England, and thousands of spectators and competitors come together one weekend a […]

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    10 Little-Known Facts About Vermont

    For such a small state, Vermont seems to have an endless supply of fun facts. When I worked for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, travel writers would often contact me for lists of interesting trivia, facts, and figures. Favorites would include Montpelier being the only state capital without a McDonald’s, or Vermont having […]

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    A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm

    Tammy White with Argyll, a Shetland sheep, and her dogs and alpacas. High on a hill off a dirt road in Shaftsbury is Wing and a Prayer Farm, where Tammy White lovingly raises Angora goats, rescued alpacas, and Shetland, Cotswold, Merino and Cormo sheep. The animals aren’t raised for the freezer—but rather for fiber. White, […]

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