Windham County

  • Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home
    Happy Vermonters: Why Michael Knapp Calls Brattleboro Home

    “I’m an entrepreneur and started a software company out of my basement back in 2000. I know there are parts of the tech industry that very much belong here—technology to help with sustainability, environmental protection, energy efficiency, and K-12 education. I’ve been interested in social...

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

    Photo courtesy of Stratton Mountain. 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...

  • 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 House that Rockingham Built, Abandoned and Embraced
    The House that Rockingham Built, Abandoned and Embraced

    It’s hard to believe that the Rockingham Meeting House once sat unused and unappreciated. The meeting house is the oldest unchanged public building in Vermont. It was built as a combination church and town hall between 1787 and 1801 to meet the needs of anticipated population...

  • Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry
    Vermont Perfection at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry

    In all the years I've spent in Vermont, I had never heard of Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry. For our 11th wedding anniversary, Dave, Phoebe and I made our annual weekend trip to the Inn at Weston.  Innkeepers Bob and Linda Aldrich, a wonderful couple...

  • Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont
    Route 100: The Legendary Skier’s Highway in Vermont

    What’s your favorite Vermont town along Route 100? For me, it’s a toss-up between Weston (where I was married) and Warren (where I used to live). Route 100 stretches 216 miles along the spine of the Green Mountains through 33 classic villages and towns, from Jacksonville...

  • Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains
    Kelley Stand Road: Gateway to the Green Mountains

    Kelley Stand Road between East Arlington and Stratton is more than just a scenic drive in southern Vermont. This beautiful dirt road through the Green Mountains offers incredible access and options for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and sight-seeing. Three years after Tropical Storm Irene washed Kelley...

  • The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon
    The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on in Vernon

    On Huckle Hill in Vernon sits a lost Vermont ski area that closed 50 years ago. Pine Top ski area operated between the 1940s and 1960s with three rope tows and four trails. With a vertical drop of 400 feet, Pine Top offered  terrain for novice,...

  • Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath
    Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour Highlights Irene’s Aftermath

    Georgie is an artist with a passion for painting barns, covered bridges, and sugarhouses -- those idyllic, iconic symbols of Vermont. When she built her house along the Rock River in Windham County 25 years ago, she couldn’t imagine living any place other than beautiful,...

  • A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese
    A Vermont Roadside Attraction Helps Promote Taylor Farm Cheese

    The green and rusted 1947 Chevy 1 Ton Truck that Jon Wright purchased a dozen years ago sits on the side of Route 11 in Londonderry as an advertisement for Taylor Farm cheese. The truck is something of a Vermont roadside attraction, where people stop to...