Tag Archives: Vermont

Worthy in woodstock

      12-HOUR TREKS  | By KRIS SMITH No doubt, Woodstock is a premier vacation destination. From its quintessential town green and historicdowntown to the slew of covered bridges…

Maggot Mountain State: The strange history of Vermont’s name

By CHAD ABRAMOVICH OBSCURE VERMONT Writing about as many weird and esoteric things related to our small state as I can, I suppose no directory of Vermont oddities could exist…

Vermont eugenics: When our branding wasn’t so sweet

By JOANNA TEBBS YOUNG CORRESPONDENT “One eugenical scheme to purify the state’s polluted protoplasm was bring in a better class of Vermonters — tourists and summer homeowners.” What is one…

Curtain call: A grand finale for Vermont’s conductor Robert De Cormier

By JIM LOWE ARTS CORRESPONDENT Robert De Cormier, when asked the high point of his 20 years directing the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, points to his 2006 performance of Vaughan…

A need to feed (part 2): The face of food insecurity in Vermont

By ELICIA MAILHIOT CORRESPONDENT Editor’s note: This is the second part in a series exploring the realities of food insecurity in Vermont. Imagine this scenario: You’re a hard-working Vermonter who…

A need to feed: Aiding Vermont’s food-insecure population

By ELICIA MAILHIOT CORRESPONDENT What does hunger look like in Vermont? It can’t be the child you passed perched in the cart at the grocery store or the waitress who…

Made in VT: Best of Vermont delivers on local specialty foods

By STEVE PETERS RUTLAND BITES Of the many things Vermont does well, good branding is pretty near the top of list — especially when it comes to its food products….

Cold comfort: Tips for safe winter hiking

By KRIS SMITH 12-HOUR TREKS As October slid into November, I found myself at around 4,000 feet wearing an odd assortment of wool layers, lamenting a pair of cotton gloves…

In the weeds: Vermont considers a path to marijuana legalization

By ELICIA MAILHIOT CORRESPONDENT Weed. Grass. Pot. Dope. There are hundreds of nicknames associated with the most widely used illicit drug in the world. Whatever you call it, chances are…

Cheesy does it: Digging into the Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge

By STEVE PETERS RUTLAND BITES Vermont sure has its share of food celebrations. Apple, maple and even garlic festivals are just a few of the sort. Of course, you can’t…