Happy Vermonters: Megan Humphrey on Making a Difference in the Community

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Burlington, Happy Vermonters | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: Megan Humphrey on Making a Difference in the Community

“When I first came to UVM as a student in 1979, I remember thinking, ‘Why would anyone leave this place?’ I know we’re in a bubble here—I get that—and all of us are so lucky to live in Vermont. But I also understand there are huge issues we need to deal with just like everyplace […]

Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Happy Vermonters, outdoors, Stowe | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: A Young Family Finds the Sweet Spot in Stowe

  “I grew up in Vermont and went to college here, but I also spent time traveling around the country and internationally. When it was time to plant some roots, Vermont was a no-brainer—politically, environmentally, recreationally, and culturally. I’m a photographer and Kim works in marketing at Stowe Mountain Resort. In a lot of mountain towns, you can […]

The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in skiing, Stratton, Sugarbush | No Comments
The Spring Tradition of Pond Skimming at Ski Areas

Pond skimming competitions are a rite-of-spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season with skiers and snowboarders gliding across a man-made pond in wild costumes. In Vermont, pond skimming contests have been around for 48 years. Sugarbush kicked off the annual tradition in 1969 […]

Happy Vermonters: A Love for Maple Sugaring Runs in the Family

Happy Vermonters: A Love for Maple Sugaring Runs in the Family

“My great-grandmother started this farm in 1918. She ran a bed and breakfast out of the house and made maple syrup on the property. When my father was a boy, she introduced him to the Vermont tradition of maple sugaring. One of the things we love most about sugaring is being able to spend time […]

Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

Famous Ski Family Taps into the Maple Syrup Business

Doug Brown boils sap at Slopeside Syrup in Richmond. The Cochran family is famous for its tiny ski hill and 70s-era Olympic champions. While the next generation of Cochrans is continuing the ski racing tradition, four family members are pouring their energy into producing Vermont maple syrup. Just below the Race Trail at Cochran’s Ski Area […]

Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in arts, Chittenden County, Happy Vermonters | No Comments
Happy Vermonters: Community Sparks Creativity

“People in Burlington are very drawn to art, and I think the community is my biggest inspiration as an artist. I feel a genuine connection to everyone I see, and I love that I can walk downtown and run into four or five people who will give me a big hug.” –Haley Bishop Rockwood, The Poppyclock Collective […]

Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

Happy Vermonters: A Change of Pace for Nancy Hanes Ess

“My husband and I moved here from Richmond, Virginia, to help run my family’s inn. Guests often ask us what we do around here for fun, and I think there are plenty of things—kayaking, hiking, going to the bookstore, or just going for a drive. For me, one of the nicest things is being able […]

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Dog Sledding in Vermont with Braeburn Siberians

Ear rubs and chin strokes are part of the package at Braeburn Siberians. The Windsor dog sledding company, owned and operated by Kathy Bennett and Alex MacLennan, is dedicated to sharing what Siberian huskies have to offer: unconditional love, respect, and remarkable energy. It’s clear that after an outing on the trails, Kathy and Alex […]

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Vermont this Winter

Winter in Vermont can feel like the longest season of the year if you’re not taking full advantage of outdoor activities. The best way to enjoy this time of year and beat the winter blues is to get outside and play in the snow.  Here are seven ways to make the most of the winter […]