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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bears are hiding in downtown Rutland. Hogs are being banished. Vampires are losing their life’s blood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 16th Annual Scouting Salute to Veterans Parade will be hosted by the Town of Bristol on Nov. 1, starting at 11 a.m. downtown. Parade registration begins at 9 a.m. at Mt. Abraham Union High School. Facilitated by the American Legion, on behalf of the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the parade is organized by the Scouts to honor local armed forces veterans and first responders.
Woodland hike is season's finale
The third and final guided tour exploring sections of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road takes place on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. Enjoy the fall colors and learn about history, too.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway has rescheduled its inaugural “King of the Clay” event to Sunday, Oct. 5 due to a predicted washout on the original Saturday date. The event – which begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday – is the second round of the three-race “Battle at the Bowl” dirt track series and features a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win race for Big Block and Small Block Modifieds, plus Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, Mini Stocks, and the Enduro Series championship finale.
Middlebury's Mary Hogan Elementary School is Addison County' bike capital this month.
Addison County is fertile ground for the growing sport of horseshoes in Vermont.