Category Archives: Recreation

Rutland High School graduate completes 4,000-mile benefit cycle

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. Twenty-two-year-old Brianna Coughlin hopped on her bicycle and left New Haven, Connecticut around noon on June 14. It was a sunny day. Seventy-five days and…

Rotary Park comes back to life

COVER STORY  |  By Tom Haley It was the early 1970s. Milt Sanderson was on the mound in a slow-pitch softball game under the lights at Rutland’s Rotary park. Sanderson,…

Kids come alive outside

By Dan Colton  |  Correspondent. The track around the Vermont State Fairgrounds was dotted with cones Sunday and divided into separate lanes, forming bicycle and walking courses. The idea was…

Cyclists pedal to create bike route

By Lola Duffort  |  Correspondent. A diverse group of cyclists — varying in age from 17 to 74 — braved the day’s heat and torrential rain to make the 40-plus…

One-horse town? Try a thousand

By Bryanna Allen  |  Correspondent. For the next several weeks, Dorset will be a temporary home for hundreds of horses and their owners. The Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show is…

Crowley racer wins 5k running 10

By Tom Haley  |  Correspondent. Pawlet’s Alicia Clark looked adversity square in the face and then ran with it. Literally. The University of Vermont cross-country and track-and-field athlete did not…

It’s a girl thing: They came, they smiled, they ran in annual 5K event

By Emily Cutts  |  Correspondent. It was a day so girly, even the pink and purple portable toilets matched the occasion. More than 940 girls, 250 coaches and their friends…

Dirty Girl Mud Run heading to Killington

PHOTO PROVIDED Killington Resort will host the Dirty Girl Mud Run on July 11. By Courtney Parker  |  Correspondent. KILLINGTON — Women across the state are gearing up for a…

Festival fun, all summer long

From quirky to iconic, events celebrate Vermont’s unique culture MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont’s incredible season of festivals, celebrating everything from fiddlehead ferns to filmmakers, kicks off Memorial Day Weekend and…

Race to celebrate mom’s day, spirit of family

By Patricia Minichiello | Correspondent. Perfect weather accompanied about 30 participants – including moms, dads, kids, babies in strollers and singles – during the 10th annual Mother’s Day 5K Run, Walk…