Cities & Towns

  • Local Flavor at Floyds General Store
    Local Flavor at Floyds General Store

    Floyds General Store in Randolph Center is a no-frills kind of place.  Established in 1843, the store offers veterinarian supplies, groceries, maple syrup, deli sandwiches and dry cleaning. Owner Al Floyd inherited the country store from his father in 1979. He's done a nice job...

  • Visiting the Vermont Country Store is Weston
    Visiting the Vermont Country Store is Weston

    The Vermont Country Store on Route 100 in Weston is one of Vermont's most popular tourist attractions. At the store you'll find everything from homemade fudge to flannel pajamas to collectible toys. Owned and operated by the Orton family since 1946, the store started as a...

  • Moving to Vermont and Finding Our Way Home
    Moving to Vermont and Finding Our Way Home

    It seems like a lifetime ago when Dave and I packed up our Boston condo and headed to Vermont. Back in 2006, we were brave and carefree. We had quit our jobs in the city and moved north for a better life. I was raised...

  • The Old Round Church in Richmond
    The Old Round Church in Richmond

    The Old Round Church in Richmond is one of the most iconic buildings in Vermont. Built in 1813, the church was originally designed for Vermont town meetings and church services. These days, this National Historic Landmark is open to the public during the summer and...

  • A Perfect Rockwell Scene at the West Arlington Covered Bridge
    A Perfect Rockwell Scene at the West Arlington Covered Bridge

    Just off sleepy Route 313 is one of Vermont's most photographed and beloved landmarks: the West Arlington Covered Bridge. The bridge, built in 1852 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, spans the famous Battenkill River.  Nearby is the Gothic-steepled Chapel on the...

  • A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington
    A Touch of Gray: Cloudy Days in Burlington

    -One of many cloudy days in Burlington Exactly 20 years ago, I was living in the Seattle area interning at a weekly newspaper and waiting tables at the Brown Bag Cafe.  I loved the Pacific Northwest, but the grayness was hard to take.  One day in...

  • A Journey in the Path of Life Garden
    A Journey in the Path of Life Garden

    The Path of Life Garden in Windsor is unlike any other place I've seen in Vermont. The garden, created in 1997 by Norwich therapist Terry McDonnell,  focuses on the circle of life and the decisions we make.  The 14-acre meadow, set along the Connecticut River,...

  • A Ramble through East Wallingford
    A Ramble through East Wallingford

    On our way home to Burlington on Sunday, we took a right onto Vermont Route 140 and drove six miles to East Wallingford. Route 140 is windy and narrow before it descends into the tiny, sleepy village of East Wallingford. The village is quiet, pretty and...

  • After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica
    After Tropical Storm Irene: Finding the Familiar in Jamaica

    On a recent weekend getaway to southern Vermont,  I wasn't sure what to expect while driving to Jamaica. The town was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene, which destroyed homes and washed out roads in Vermont on Aug. 28, 2011. As I drove south...

  • A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield
    A Year After Irene: Bridge Street in Waitsfield

    [caption id="attachment_799" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Mad River and the Village Bridge in Waitsfield.[/caption] When Tropical Storm Irene tore through Vermont last August, some of the towns hardest hit included communities along Route 100. From Wilmington to Waterbury, the damage was devastating – rain and flooding washed...