- This small frog hitched a ride on a Brandon man’s thumb earlier this summer. »
Photo by Rik Champine
- Rutland group boycotts Mac’s, again: Unsafe work environments and mistreatment of employees is at the heart of the protest »
By Robin Alberti
RUTLAND — On Sunday, Aug. 10, citizens banded together for a second time to hold a protest in front of Mac’s convenience store and gas station on South Main Street in Rutland. The group is encouraging folks to not spend their money…
- Killington sees summer progress: Resort identifies potential benefits to region »
By Karen D. Lorentz
Approximately 73 percent of the nation’s major winter resorts are open this summer, according to information provided to the National Ski Area’s Association (NSAA) in the Kottke National End of Season Survey for 2013/14.
In the Northeast, 61 percent of the…
- Downtown mural highlights Rutland Blooms »
RUTLAND – Rutland’s growing collection of public murals blossomed again Friday, Aug. 8, as a mural highlighting Rutland Blooms was installed downtown.
Artist Kathryn Wiegers painted the 19-foot-long mural in her Rutland studio this summer and installed it Friday on the second-floor north wall of…
- Longboarders reach daredevil speeds at the Downhill Throwdown »
By Polly Lynn
KILLINGTON — This past weekend, Aug. 9-10, the town of Killington hosted the Downhill Throwdown, a two-day competition for a variety of daredevil disciplines including standup skateboard, street luge, and drift trike.
The competition kicked off at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on East…
- Pitch perfect at the Peak »
Photo by Jerry LeBlond The Killington Music Festival finale took place Saturday, Aug. 2 atop Killington Mountain, in the new Peak Lodge. While fog was a factor, sweeping views were a worthy backdrop for the final show.
- The 20’s come roaring back with Great Gatsby Party at Summit Lodge »
On Friday, July 25, the Summit Lodge in Killington again hosted their annual Gatsby Party. The party was an annual tradition for many years decades ago, and after a long absence the party was reborn last year. Attire from the 1920s in the spirit of…
- Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival returns to Okemo »
Photo courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort
LUDLOW — Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival and Chicken Wing Championship for three days, Aug. 1-3. Jackson Gore will be the setting for enjoying the outdoors and sampling…
- Killington Wine Festival »
Photos by Jerry LeBlond
Hundreds enjoy Killington Wine Fest Warm summer weather made this year’s wine fest a resounding success. The festival grew by over a hundred tasters, according to the organizers.
- Life of Ken Budzyna celebrated »
Photos by Richard Podlesney
Stories flowed with love and lots of laughter as family, friends and the greater Killington community gathered to celebrate the life of Ken “KB” Budzyna on Sunday, July 20.
Many old friends, shared hugs and greetings of “I don’t believe it…
By Robin Alberti
WEST RUTLAND — On Saturday, Aug. 16, the parking lot of Bailey Motors in West Rutland was transformed to host a down-home chicken barbecue fundraiser.
A committee of residents, veterans and decedents of those who served in WWII, formed almost a year...
Arts, Dining & Entertainment
Aug. 21-24 — RANDOLPH — “It’s all about community,” smiles Peter Sanders, cellist and founder of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival. He has brought his music and his professional New York friends and colleagues back once again to the Central Vermont and Upper Valley communities for...
More than 2 million visitors a year hike on the Appalachian Trail, from short hikes on day visits to months-long escapes as they traverse the sometimes rugged expanse from Georgia to Maine. The impact of their recreational experiences on the natural resources along the way...
By John Herrick, VTDigger.org
Vermont electric customers could be on the hook for the cost of out-of-state transmission projects as the result of a federal court decision Friday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit upheld an order by federal energy regulators requiring regional...