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Archive for ‘November 2011’

Frame joins the family at Trapps

The new guy at Trapp Family Lodge really isn’t new at all. Walter Frame, 46, now one of the top executives at Trapps, has been part of the von Trapp family since he married Kristina von Trapp, daughter of resort-owner Johannes, in 2000. And, he didn’t have to move to take the job. From 2003

A new generation of von Trapps

What: A von Trapp Family Christmas with the Oregon Symphony and conductor Gregory Vajda When: 3 p.m. Nov. 27 Where: Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium Tickets: $25 to $45 through or at the Travel Salem Travel Café, 181 High St. NE; 25 percent discount online through Nov. 24 with promo code thanks. Smith Auditorium box

While waiting for winter

When Mother Nature dumped 20-plus inches of snow back in October, it shocked some people, annoyed others, and had many wishing that it would stay until mid-May. … A day after the storm, I was out happily traipsing through the woods on snowshoes. Of course, all that magnificent snow went away and we are left

Good Call: Ski Vermont and Verizon Wireless Ink Promotional Partnership

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Verizon Wireless is now the official wireless partner of Ski Vermont, officials from Verizon Wireless and Ski Vermont announced today. Among other activities, Ski Vermont and Verizon Wireless will coordinate certain Internet, digital and social marketing efforts, work collaboratively to generate earned media, cross promote in printed material, organize events at ski

Why You Need to Fight for the Recreational Trails Program

What’s fast, fun and federally funded? A chance to pilot Air Force 1 would probably fit the bill, but that’s not what we have in mind. Spend a few hours on the FATS trails, a popular IMBA Epic in South Carolina, and we’re sure you’ll agree that "fast" and "fun" are accurate descriptors. But what

Elisabeth von Trapp brings Sounds of Music to Bethlehem

Granddaughter of Maria and Baron sings holiday songs at lunch and dinner shows at Musikfest Cafe The blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel have been silent for more than a decade, but soon the mills will be alive with the sound of music. Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose

Making The Tour: Back to cross-country ski basics

Back in the early 1970s when the cross-country skiing really began to make an impact on America’s winter sports scene, the only way to ski was to make your own tracks. Skiers made them anywhere there was enough snow to open skiing along marked hiking trails. Machine groomed trails were, well, not even considered. That

These hills are alive…finally

Half a century after the release of the cinematic blockbuster, The Sound of Music comes home to the city in which it was filmed. High on a hill in Salzburg the Austrian cast of the stage version of Sound of Music dancing on Untersberg mountain. Throughout my youth and childhood, I must have watched countless

American Cancer Society Relay For Life NordicStyle Team Night Scheduled for Nov. 17

On Thursday, November 17, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life NordicStyle will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather in the Mozart Room at the Trapp Family Lodge at 6:30 pm for a kick-off rally to launch their fundraising efforts for the year. Anyone interested in forming a team, volunteering for the

‘Sound of Music’ always with von Trapp

Elisabeth von Trapp, a grand-daughter of Georg von Trapp and step-grand-daughter of Maria von Trapp from “The Sound of Music,” performs Nov. 13 at Andrews University’s Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs. It does not take very long. Musician and singer Elisabeth von Trapp will be in line at an airport when she mentions