On February 7, 2018

Snowshoes in the library? Check them out


Borrow snowshoes at the library!

RUTLAND— With the snow piling up, Vermonters in Rutland County have a  new opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Libraries throughout the county have teamed up with the Vermont Department of Health to promote physical activity by making snowshoes available for children and adults to borrow for free.
To date,  up to a dozen snowshoes for kids and adults have been delivered to the following libraries: Rutland City, Proctor, West Rutland, Brandon, Pittsford, Castleton, Fair Haven, Wallingford and Wells. Additionally, the state plans to expand the program to include Killington by this Friday and Chittenden by Saturday.
“All you need is a library card and the desire to go play in the snow,” said Renee Bousquet, director of the Rutland Health Office. “There are three behaviors – lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use, that lead to four chronic diseases which are the cause of more than 50 percent of all deaths in Vermont each year,” said Bousquet. “Working with our communities to make it easier for people to get and play – now that’s the fun part!”

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Five local organizations receive grants from Vermont Women’s Fund

June 19, 2024
The Vermont Women’s Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation announced the recipients of its 2024 annual grant round, June 17. A total of $365,180 was awarded to 36 organizations across Vermont; five of which went to organizations in Rutland or Windsor County.  “The work these organizations do improves the lives of women and girls across…

Castleton Elementary School’s Carl Cougar crowned Slate Valley’s mascot champion

June 19, 2024
Castleton Elementary School’s Carl Cougar has been crowned champion of the first Slate Valley Mascot Madness competition for the 2023-24 school year. Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell presented the honors to Carl on Friday morning, June 14. The awarded trophy was designed and created by Middle School student, Deshawn Ingram, who used both the 3D printer and…

Chloe Masillo and Sophia Nisimblat recognized for excellence

June 19, 2024
The winners of two local scholarship awards, sponsored by the Greater Killington Women’s Club, were recently presented at the Woodstock Union High School Senior Awards Night ceremony. The Club disburses two $1,000 awards to graduating seniors each year.  The Sherburne Academic Award is presented to a Killington or Pittsfield resident with the highest weighted GPA…

New England Cider Donuts opens in Ludlow

June 19, 2024
The grand opening of New England Cider Donuts at 29 Main St. in Ludlow was recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting. The new shop will offer local coffee, breakfast sandwiches, assorted baked goods, in addition to delicious cider and specialty donuts. In the summer it’ll also offer ice cream sundaes. Pictured: David Bennett, owner, cuts…