Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains

Happy Vermonters: Woodworker Matt Ogelby Finds Inspiration in the Mountains

“I found out early on that I was happiest in the mountains and in the woods. I feel lucky that I was able to recognize that part of myself because it helped me figure out that I wanted to go to UVM and raise my family here. Vermont is also where I started woodworking a […]

Happy Vermonters: Kendall Lambert and James Merriam Return to their Roots

Happy Vermonters: Kendall Lambert and James Merriam Return to their Roots

“I’m a libertarian and pagan, and James is a socialist and pastor here in Newport. Our dinner conversations are never dull, as you can imagine, but it’s nice that we can challenge each other. We agree what it means to be a good person and community member, and that really grounds our relationship. It’s interesting […]

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

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Burlington, Happy Vermonters | 2 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]