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Artifacts are state’s oldest tools

Jamaica State Park may be the oldest campground in Vermont—literally. It’s a campground that has been hosting native Vermonters for more than 6,000 years.

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State’s publishes new timber harvesting guidelines

For private landowners in Addison and Rutland counties wondering since 2013 about news about the State of Vermont’s plans for woodland harvesting guidelines, the wait is over.

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Mush! Addison man is arctic dog sledding expert

The snowy world of sled dogs will be explored in a program this month sponsored by the One World Library Project in Bristol. Addison resident Ed Blechner, who has been mushing dogs for forty years throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada, will present “Dogsledding in Labrador” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.

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Missing skier found safe, uninjured near Pico Mountain

On Dec. 22, at approximately 6:43 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a call reporting an overdue skier. The skier was identified as Lyndon Mann of Royalton. It was not initially known by friends where Mann went skiing.

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An old-fashioned New England Christmas in miniature

You can enjoy an old-fashioned miniature Christmas village display at the historic town hall in Warren, N.H., just across the Vermont stateline.

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Christmas trees, gifts and egg nog toasts? Nah! December is for fishing trips

Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.

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Fish trap expected to pay dividends for salmon fishery

A significant upgrade at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle is expected to pay dividends for the health of the salmon population in Lake Champlain.

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Ghosts of ski seasons past

Vermont has its own Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” of ghost ski resorts.

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In search of Middlebury’s treasures

Addison County Treasures Series

The best things in life are not only free, but they are often right in front us—in our own backyards, so to speak. In the case of historic downtown Middlebury,

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Orwell residents prepare for the season

Members of the GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club placed wreaths around the village of Orwell during the week.

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Lessons from the ski slope from sought-after instructor Chalky White

If you’ve ever been told that you cannot do something, but you refuse to give up on your dream, you have something in common with ski instructor and motivational speaker Chalky White. White is no stranger to Vermont skiers.

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No sure cure for "garnet fever"

Prospecting garnets in Vermont & New York

Last summer, I toured a fascinating exhibit of beautiful North Country garnet gemstones on display at the New York State Museum in Albany. The museum isn’t just a place to gawk at New York garnets; the exhibit also includes exceptional garnets that are found on both sides of Lake Champlain.

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Lake Champlain schooner sank in 1895 storm

The wreck of the “O.J. Walker”

Most folks think of the deep oceans when it comes to history’s most memorable shipwrecks, but inland Lake Champlain turns out to be one of the nation’s most unexpected maritime archeological treasures when it comes to antique wrecks—there are over 300 vessels lost in the cold, murky depths of the northeast's biggest lake.

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Got deer yet? Vermont T.V. show celebrates deer season with live special

Vermont PBS’s venerable outdoor program, Outdoor Journal, will go live during the heart of deer season with a program celebrating another venerable Vermont institution: deer season.

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Aurora School hosts nature trail tour

On Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the students of the Aurora Middle School will be giving the first tours of the nature trail and outdoor classroom that they have designed.

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