Category Archives: Recreation

Hooked: Combination Pond derby helps get families into fishing

Anthony Edwards / Staff Photo Earl Saunders reels in his fifth catch of the day during the annual Kiwanis Fishing Derby at Combination Pond in Rutland on Saturday.   By…

Stepping up: Hundreds of local walkers raise money for March of Dimes

By Andy Clark  |  Correspondent. NORTH CLARENDON — The annual March for Babies on Saturday drew about 250 walkers, runners and bikers who were expected to raise about $60,000 for…

Complete streets

RUTLAND: STRIDES & RIDES | By KIMBERLY GRIFFIN Take a moment to look outside onto your street. What do you see? Do you see a sidewalk? Do you see striping…

Fuel for thought: Active people need to include nutrition in their training

By KIMBERLY EVANS  |  Correspondent. Eating can be complicated. Let’s face it, there are almost as many opinions about nutrition as there are people who eat. That’s a lot of…

What comes down must go up: Some skiers ignore chairlifts and ‘skin’ up the mountain

COVER STORY | By SARAH GALBRAITH Vermont is full of uphill skiers. Uphill skiing is known as skinning, a name referring to the fabric “skin” attached to the bottom of…

Cave of ice castles opens at Stratton

By DAN COLTON  |  Correspondent. STRATTON — A wintry attraction of epic proportions has made its home in Stratton this year. Giant ice castles, with frozen walls up to 35…

Women’s ski event builds skills

By DAN COLTON  |  Correspondent. KILLINGTON — The slopes were busy Saturday at Killington during International Women’s Ski Day, an event sponsored by the ski equipment and outfitting company K2….

Out-pedaling the Blues

RUTLAND: STRIDES & RIDES | By KIMBERLY GRIFFIN We all do it – get grumpy on a perfectly gorgeous day. Something just doesn’t work out right and you spiral into…

Wight: Encouraging All to Go Play

Real conversations with Rutland’s movers and shakers Part Ten of a 10-part series COVER STORY  |  By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG The sound of singing children floats through the hallways, and…

Walking Together

RUTLAND: STRIDES & RIDES | By KIM GRIFFIN There are lots of reasons people walk: for fitness, to relieve stress, to explore new horizons, to raise awareness for a cause….