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  • In Vermont, Why Are Things Where They Are? 
    In Vermont, Why Are Things Where They Are? 

    Have you ever wondered why Vermont towns or villages have the words center, falls or mills tacked on?  If you've spent time in Vermont towns, you've come across places like Waterbury Center, Enosburgh Falls, Cookeville, or Post Mills. Or, you've been to places with east, west,...

  • Vermont Places: Mount Tom in Woodstock
    Vermont Places: Mount Tom in Woodstock

    Mount Tom in Woodstock is a small but mighty mountain. The mountain's environmental legacy, easy public access and central location in the community make it a special place in Vermont. Mount Tom is where you'll find miles of trails, beautiful views, a shining mountaintop star, old...

  • Volunteering in Vermont: How You Can Help Beyond the Holidays
    Volunteering in Vermont: How You Can Help Beyond the Holidays

    The Vergennes Community Foodshelf, located in a small red building behind the Vergennes Congregational Church, could pass for a tiny general store. The food shelf is open twice a week and is stocked with everything from eggs, milk and meat to vegetables, fruit and pet...

  • Jonathan Goldsmith Lives a Most Interesting Life in Southern Vermont
    Jonathan Goldsmith Lives a Most Interesting Life in Southern Vermont

    Actor Jonathan Goldsmith first visited Vermont as a teenager. At that time, the Bronx-born adolescent had no idea he would eventually make the Green Mountains his permanent home. Back then, Goldsmith’s father had a farmhouse in Ghent, N.Y., and they often traveled to the Manchester area...

  • Finding a Home for Roller-Skating in Vermont
    Finding a Home for Roller-Skating in Vermont

    Alicia Taylor and Joanna Alpizar met at a pop-up roller-skating event in Burlington. The two BIPOC women became fast friends and are now on a mission to create a public, welcoming, year-round space for roller-skating in Vermont, specifically in the Burlington area. A Lifelong Love for Roller-Skating -Joanna...

  • 7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter
    7 Festive Vermont Towns to Visit This Winter

    "The snow is sparkling like a million little suns." - Lama Willa White-capped mountains, icy ponds and snow-covered valleys make winter in Vermont hard to beat. In Vermont towns, you’ll find ski areas, festive events, sledding hills, skating rinks, general stores and restaurants. Here are seven of...

  • Haunted Happenings in the Bennington Triangle and Beyond
    Haunted Happenings in the Bennington Triangle and Beyond

    For decades, the mysteries of the Bennington Triangle have captured our imaginations. The Bennington Triangle is a term coined by author Joe Citro that refers to strange happenings in Bennington County, including unexplained disappearances, UFO sightings, and other odd activity. The epicenter of the Bennington Triangle...

  • Celebrating Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch
    Celebrating Calvin Coolidge in Plymouth Notch

    Vice president Calvin Coolidge was asleep in his childhood home in Plymouth Notch when the news arrived that President Warren Harding had died. A few hours later, on Aug. 3, 1923, at 2:47 a.m., Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States....

  • Butterfly Watching in Vermont
    Butterfly Watching in Vermont

    Butterflies are a big part of Terri Armata's world. The Bennington resident, who moved to Vermont in the 1970s, has always loved exploring the outdoors. Two decades ago—somewhat on a whim—she volunteered for the Vermont Butterfly Atlas project to help document the status of butterflies in...

  • Woodchuck Golf in Waitsfield is a Backyard Labor of Love
    Woodchuck Golf in Waitsfield is a Backyard Labor of Love

    On a clear spring day, you can see the top of Jay Peak from Spencer Potter's backyard in Waitsfield. Just steps away from his house on Palmer Lane are a patio, a pond, a burn pile, and a six-hole golf course named Woodchuck Golf that...