Tag Archives: Winter

Boisterous Blue Jays flock in winter
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January 18, 2017

Boisterous Blue Jays flock in winter

By Susan Shea

“Jay, jay, jay!” Every morning last winter I awoke to the loud cries of a flock of 17 blue jays dancing around my feeder. They gorged on sunflower seeds and suet, scaring away smaller birds, then left, only to return in the…

Brandon gets crafty with annual sale at Compass
Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 18, 2017

Brandon gets crafty with annual sale at Compass

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.—BRANDON—Once again the Compass Music and Arts Center is holding its popular winter season arts and crafts sale. Artists and crafters, like anyone, tend to accumulate too much stuff. However, when their studios fill up, others benefit! The sale, to…

State News
January 11, 2017

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors

On Jan. 5, the American Red Cross reported a severe winter blood shortage and issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment in order to help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to…

On winter birdfeeders, many questions
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January 4, 2017

On winter birdfeeders, many questions

By Joe Rankin

Back in September, I put out the bird feeder. I try not to do it too early because, well . . . bears. My feathered friends emptied it in hours. A couple of refills later and I decided I couldn’t afford to…

News Briefs
December 14, 2016

VTF&W offers birdfeeding tips

With winter weather now taking hold, Vermonters are readying their birdfeeders. But before residents put up their avian offerings, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife recommends a review of the birdfeeding basics. “Birds of all species have very interesting behaviors, shapes, and plumage, and being…

Snowmaking Horsepower
AUDI FIS Ski World Cup
November 22, 2016

Snowmaking Horsepower

The World Cup Expo Village at the base of Superstar is situated at 2,500 feet above sea level and nearby Killington Peak reaches to 4,241 feet — making it the second highest in the state. This elevation gives the resort an advantage in both effective snowmaking…