Planned 8 attractions to open this summer
It was a very good winter for Vermont ski resorts. On the tail of the still lingering 2014-15 ski season, officials at Killington Resort, a four-season ski and outdoor center, announced significant infrastructure investment. Primarily focused on expanding summer activities, Killington’s current wave of investment exceeds $3.5 million.
Whiting driver returns May 9
Jimmy Ryan is coming home to Devil’s Bowl Speedway. One of Vermont’s most popular open-wheel Modified stock car drivers for many years, “Flyin’ Ryan” plans to end his hiatus from driving in 2015.
The New York-Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run was supposed to be a one-time affair to celebrate the 2012 opening of the new span connecting the two states. That was the plan, but the race has been such a hit it’s back for another run. The fourth annual The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run will be contested Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.
The Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Homeward Bound, Vermont Sun Fitness Center, and the Middlebury Area Land Trust, to offer a Dog Jog on Saturday, April 11.
Vergennes-based boatbuilder Douglas Brooks and Hannaford Career Center instructor Jake Burnham helped Addison County students undertake a comprehensive documentation of vernacular Lake Champlain small watercaft.
Gov. Peter Shumlin kicked off Vermont’s 2015 maple sugar season March 16, officially tapping a tree at Slopeside Syrup.
The Seventh Annual Vermont Chili Festival was held March 14, a week later than last year’s festival.
An update on Bigfoot sightings in Vermont and New York
Right now, a group of dedicated, amateur researchers are searching the northern woods of New York and Vermont for signs of a strange creature long thought to be extinct—known in folklore as Bigfoot or Sasquatch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can enjoy an old-fashioned miniature Christmas village display at the historic town hall in Warren, N.H., just across the Vermont stateline.
Angler John Fuller of J.D. Fuller Plumbing & Heating in Middlebury, proudly displays a trout he pulled out of chilly Lake Champlain recently.
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.