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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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Boo! Energy trail connects Rutland businesses, students

Bears are hiding in downtown Rutland. Hogs are being banished. Vampires are losing their life’s blood.

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Vermont Birdland—the art of Gary Starr

Bird-decoy modeling wasn’t an established art form until the opening years of the 20th century. Prior to that time, decoys were just that—decoys—used by many sportsmen to lure, say, waterbirds to rest and thus line up in their gunsights. Even as far back as the 18th century, art connoisseurs such as George Hepplewhite recognized the artistry of these otherwise mundane hunting accessories.

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Hatchery improvement to increase health of lake salmon

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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Watch 55th Annual Rutland Halloween Parade live on PEGTV

PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, will be broadcasting the 55th annual Rutland City Halloween Parade live on cable channel 15 starting at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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Middlebury Spooktacular is becoming major family event

Seventh Annual Spooktacular

Hay bales, festive games, and costumes will once again decorate the town green on Sunday, Oct. 26 for the seventh annual Middlebury Spooktacular. The green will be alive with music, dancing, costumes, and games for all ages. Festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. and will conclude with a children’s trick or treat parade along Main Street lead by the legendary Spooktacular witch.

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