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Archive for ‘July 2011’

Derby Trail may be fixed; Mt. bike club begins $25,000 fund drive

The Stowe Derby Trail will soon be fixed, which will be a boon to bikers, hikers, skiers and snowshoers. In the winter, Stowe’s historic Derby Trail is a majestic romp through the wilderness — a wide, inviting thoroughfare for skiers taking part in the annual Stowe Derby ski race. But in the summer, it’s a

The Sound of Writing

The first Sound of Writing Autumn Writer’s Retreat for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers will be held from October 16 to October 23 at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Located on 2,500 acres of hiking trails and ski slopes, the Austrian-inspired lodge is run by the von Trapp family portrayed in

Southborough women to run 100 miles for kids

Six local woman will go to Vermont on Aug. 13 at 5:45 a.m. and start running – and keep on running. "I wouldn’t say we are typical runners," said Nicole Rhind, who came up with the idea to race in the Vermont 100 on 100 Relay. "We’re very good chatters." The race starts in Stowe,

Back to the farm with Oma

As young adults, brothers Sebastian and Dan von Trapp wanted to get as far away from the family dairy farm as possible. Their grandparents had established the enterprise in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, and their parents had tried to keep it commercially viable by switching from conventional to organic milk production. But about five years

Epic summer event Aug. 6 in Stowe

The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will host its first Epic Summer Event at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe on Aug. 6. The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum will host its first Epic Summer Event at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe on Aug. 6.  People can pick from four options: A 40-kilometer individual

Family legacy rewarding for Johannes von Trapp

Youngest member of original singers now runs von Trapp Family Lodge Maria von Trapp was pregnant with youngest son Johannes when she, Capt. Georg von Trapp and their family escaped from Austria during the Nazi occupation, as loosely depicted in "The Sound of Music." "I was born a few months after we arrived in America,"

Stowe Trail Race Series starts July 31

The Stowe Trail Race Series kicks off this summer on Sunday, July 31. The series, jointly presented by Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports and The Lamoille County 4-H Foundation, will be held at the three founding sponsors’ resort locations – the Stowe Mountain Resort Nordic Ski Center trails, where the Ranch Camp Ramble 5K will

Ski and Snowboard Museum hosts race event

The first annual Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Epic summer event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center. “This is a great new event for the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum. It highlights the terrain that makes Vermont unique, but more importantly the community of businesses, volunteers and

Whiteface Lodge, Mirror Lake Inn earn rankings

The Whiteface Lodge and the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa have both made Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of America’s best mountain resorts. The Whiteface Lodge is No. 6 and the Mirror Lake Inn is No. 9 on the list of 20. No. 1 is Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Mont. There are two

Bed and Brews of America

Today, travellers have ample lodging choices that range from upscale resorts to cozy bed and breakfasts. However, there are only a handful of places in the US. which cater to travelling beer lovers by placing a brewery on hotel grounds. Guests can enjoy a cold, craft beer in the comfort of their hotel after a