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Crime spree at local hiking areas

Vermont State Police at New Haven have received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads.

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Monkton Mud Bogs: A muddy mess was a lot of fun

The weather was nearly perfect for the Annual Monkton Volunteer Fire Department Grass Drags, Mud Bog, & Sidewinder Harescramble Sept. 14.

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Better L8 Than Never Car Show: Everything from vintage cars to souped-up 4x4s

Middlebury Speedi-Lube Service owner Damon Pelkey just restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and showcased the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show at the Bristol Recreation Field Sept. 14. He was joined by classic vehicles owned by his father, brother and wife.

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Bristol's annual car show has something for every motorhead

Better L8 Than Never Car Show

Middlebury Speedi Lube owner Damon Pelkey restored his father’s 1947 Ford half-ton pickup and will showcase the classic vehicle at the Better L8 Than Never Car Show in Bristol Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Blue vs. Gray: St. Albans Raid 150th anniversary Sept. 18-21

St. Albans, Vt., was far from the Civil War’s bloodletting in October 1864. When the nation’s interstate violence spilled into sleepy Vermont on the unsuspecting morning of Oct. 19, the Union sounded the alarm. The odd thing was that you couldn’t travel much farther north in the United States to distance yourself from the terrible fighting taking place in the southern states.

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Hikers to explore military road

Sept. 28 hike along Hubbardton Military Road

Right in our own backyard is an historic 18th-century byway that helped, in no small way, to turn the tide of battle and help create the United States of America.

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Addison County gears up for Tour de Farms cycle event

Delicious food, delightful bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all who participate in the 7th Annual Tour de Farms! Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 in Shoreham.

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The other 9/11: C-SPAN to telecast Battle of Lake Champlain

On the exact 200th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh, Art Cohn from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will present “The 1814 Battle for Lake Champlain and the Shipwreck Legacy,” an illustrated lecture in the museum auditorium at Crown Point State Historic Site at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Rare bats call Otter Creek hydro plant home

Last week, Green Mountain Power officials revealed that tiny, winged guests have made their home in the company’s Middlebury hydro facility.

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Vermont's "batman" is champion of endangered bats

Local wildlife advocate and author Don Mitchell visited Orwell and Benson area libraries last week to promote his new book about endangered Vermont bats titled, “Flying Blind”.

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Lake golf event welcomes new players

The Castleton Community Center is hosting its 10th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Hinesburg F.D. plans Fun Day

Hinesburg Fire Dept. Chief Al Barber is hoping a planned public event draws scores of local residents to the fire station, turning the gathering into an educational opportunity for the community.

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Sleuthing a local road of mystery is an annual event

Aug. 23 tour of Hubbardton Military Road

Right in our own backyard is an historic 18th-century roadway that helped, in no small way, to turn the tide of battle and help create the United States of America.

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It was a lot of fun at the 2014 Fair & Field Days

But one man was injured at tractor-pull event

 It was a busy week for Addison County Fair & Field Days organizers. The annual, much anticipated event had a successful run and wrapped up the 2014 fair season Aug. 9. Except for periods of rain showers Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, fairgoers enjoyed ideal summer weather during most of the week.

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Ecole Champlain: A touch of class on Lake Champlain

Before there was Kingsland Bay State Park there was Ecole Champlain. The secluded 264-acre park along Lake Champlain occupies the site of what was one of the nation’s most exclusive girls summer camp, a camp which in its prime rivaled the nearby Basin Harbor Resort in amenities.

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