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Learning About Vermont’s One-Room Schoolhouses

Learning About Vermont's One-Room Schoolhouses

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 the mid-19th century, and at least as many […]

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain's Women on Snow Ski Program

  I started skiing back in the 1970s when I was a preschooler. For a long time, skiing was my favorite sport and winter my favorite season. Nearly every weekend between December and March, I would explore trails in the woods on my Fischer skis or barrel down beginner and intermediate terrain in southern Vermont. […]

A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

A Winter Trek Through the Notch in Stowe

Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch is known as one of the most scenic drives in Vermont, at least between May and October. But when the snow flies, a three-mile section of this scenic, winding road is closed to traffic. That’s not to say that Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge can’t be explored in the […]

Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

Adventures In Ski School at Bolton Valley

I’m looking forward to being a regular contributor this winter for Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post of the season is about following Phoebe’s adventures in ski school at Bolton Valley. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe! My daughter Phoebe is a bit of a reluctant skier. At four years […]

10 Little-Known Facts About Vermont

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 […]

A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm

A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm

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, a fiber farmer and homesteader, dotes on her animals, who each have […]

6 Vermont Restaurants to Try in 2016

6 Vermont Restaurants to Try in 2016

  Looking for new restaurants in the New Year? Here are six Vermont restaurants to try in 2016. Whether you prefer fine dining or old fashioned diners, you can’t go wrong with these six restaurant picks. (Special thanks to Vermont food writer Melissa Pasanen for her Brattleboro suggestions.) Pizzeria Verità 156 Saint Paul St., Burlington […]

6 Festive Vermont Events To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

6 Festive Vermont Events To Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Look no further than these six festive  events, featuring craft tours, light displays, parades, a Santa road race, horse-drawn sleighs, and lots of good cheer. Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Holiday Lights – Nov. 27-Jan. 1 South Royalton www.lds.org On a hilltop in South Royalton at the Joseph Smith […]

Vermont Roots on the Rails Train Ride Brings Together Music Lovers

Vermont Roots on the Rails Train Ride Brings Together Music Lovers

For the past few months, I’ve been working with Bellows Falls painter Charlie Hunter on generating media coverage for his first Vermont Roots on the Rails train ride. The Nov. 7 ride, from Bellows Falls to Rutland, featured musicians Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Syd Straw, Winterpills, and The Meadows Brothers. Roots on the Rails, founded by […]

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