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Archive for ‘December 2010’

New strategy for tourism

Resorts turn to social media: Travel and tourism marketing isn’t as one-sided as it used to be. Forget Frommer’s travel guides and glossy brochures. Today’s travelers are relying more than ever on word of mouth. Travel and tourism marketing isn’t as one-sided as it used to be. Forget Frommer’s travel guides and glossy brochures. Today’s

To Climb Your Way Out Of Grief Begin With One Step… Up A Mountain

Barbara: Haven’t we all had our share of hard times when we’ve felt like we were at the bottom of the barrel of life? Perhaps the worst for me was when I lost my first husband to a stroke at age thirty-five. My friend Pat’s husband died suddenly of a heart attack when the oldest

Catamount Trail Association Offers Winter Photography Workshop at Trapp Family Lodge

Stowe, VT – On January 14-16, the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is presenting a weekend winter photography workshop at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Stowe, VT – On January 14-16, the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is presenting a weekend winter photography workshop at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Local photographers Brian

A SINGING FAMILY

One of America’s most beloved musicals, “The Sound of Music,” is usually shown on television around this time of year. Have you ever watched it? The story behind this movie features a large Austrian family, the von Trapps, and their travels around the world. This year the movie turns 45 years old, but the music

Carrying on the von Trapp legacy: The real Maria von Trapp was ‘very strong, very outspoken’

Rarely a day goes by that Elisabeth von Trapp doesn’t get asked the same question: "Are you that von Trapp?" But she doesn’t mind talking about her family, made internationally famous by the movie, "The Sound of Music." During a recent telephone interview, she said she never tires of talking to people about her ancestors.

Stowe kids enter national Lego competition

Photo by Glenn Callahan Stowe students Nathan Rice, Riley Borghoff, Jace Boerger, Hugh North, Connor North, Jack Meyer, Aiden Hamilton, Jack Norris and Clark Brown with the model of Trapp Family Lodge they constructed from Lego pieces. Students at Stowe Elementary School are using Legos in a national competition. The school is a finalist in

Going the Long Way

Diehard downhill skiers and snowboarders aren’t alone in their search for the Northeast’s early-season snow. Diehard downhill skiers and snowboarders aren’t alone in their search for the Northeast’s early-season snow. Spirited cross-country skiers and racers from high school through masters can be found on a combination of natural and man-made snow However, it’s been a

Hike of the Week: Trapps Family Lodge boasts several pleasant trails in Vermont

Hike name: The Chapel and the Cabin at Trapps Family Lodge Location: Stowe, Vt. Length: About six miles round-trip, combined. Rating: Easy to moderate. Photo Gallery: www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/players Dogs: Leashed, clean up after. Maps: Available at Outdoor Center. Features: Pleasant walking on wide woods roads/ski trails to worthwhile destinations: a historic small, stone chapel, and a