Happy Vermonters is a series of vignettes sharing why people call Vermont home. The series profiles a variety of people—from innkeepers, artists, and entrepreneurs to photographers, woodworkers, and community organizers—who live in every corner of the state, including Manchester, Newport, Burlington, Stowe, Waterbury, Norwich, and Brattleboro.

Happy Vermonters: Kate McCabe Reinvents Her Career and Finds Sweet Success

Happy Vermonters: Kate McCabe Reinvents Her Career and Finds Sweet Success

November 6, 2019

Kate McCabe’s love for maple sugaring began when she was a child growing up in New Hampshire. Her neighbors were hobby sugarmakers in the town of Moultonborough near Lake Winnipesaukee. Whenever the steam was billowing from the sugarhouse, nine-year-old Kate would walk over after school for a Dixie cup of syrup. On weekends, her family would visit … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Maureen McLoughlin Helps Visitors Experience the Best of Vermont

Happy Vermonters: Maureen McLoughlin Helps Visitors Experience the Best of Vermont

October 16, 2019

Maureen McLoughlin loves showing off Vermont. The Williston resident, who works for Stock the House Vermont concierge services, organizes everything from catered dinners to winter sleigh rides for guests visiting Vermont. McLoughlin is a concierge and ambassador for the company, which was founded in 2017 by Jim and Domenica Mastroianni. McLoughlin joined Stock the House in … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

Happy Vermonters: Charlie Emers Bakes with Curiosity and Purpose

April 24, 2019

Charlie Emers never planned on becoming a baker. The owner of Patchwork Farm & Bakery in East Hardwick grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. After relocating to Vermont three decades ago, his career path took a circuitous route from lamp maker to vegetable farmer to bread baker. Emers says he stumbled into baking one winter while … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

Happy Vermonters: Beth Kennett Shares Her Farm with Open Arms

September 1, 2018

Beth Kennett welcomed her first overnight guests to Liberty Hill Farm in 1984. Back then, hosting visitors was a way for Beth and her husband, Bob, to start to diversify their income as farmers. Ever since, families and couples from the Netherlands, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, California and beyond have stayed at the farm. Many … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Todd Cummings Captures the Beauty of Vermont

Happy Vermonters: Todd Cummings Captures the Beauty of Vermont

July 12, 2018

Along a dirt road in Huntington next to Fargo Brook is where Todd Cummings lives, works and breathes inspiration. On his five-acre lot on East Street, where he shares a home with his wife and where the couple raised their two sons, it’s easy to see why this is where Cummings chooses to spend his … Read More

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Happy Vermonters: Ana Fernandez Taps Into the Pure Joy of Sugaring

Happy Vermonters: Ana Fernandez Taps Into the Pure Joy of Sugaring

March 29, 2018

Ana Fernandez came to Vermont on a whim last year when a friend told her about a job opening at Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm in Stowe. The Michigan native is now spending her second season sugaring at the farm, spending her days (and nights) boiling sap, changing the filter press, and checking the lines in the woods. Nebraska Knoll … Read More

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