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Archive for ‘June 2012’

Bicyclist groups back Cady Forest project

To the Editor: I am writing as a local mountain bike enthusiast, native Vermonter, and representative of one of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association’s local chapters, Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association. This letter pertains to the proposed purchase of the Cady Hill Forest by the Stowe Land Trust, in an effort to preserve the 260

Youngest von Trapp Child Discusses ‘The Sound Of Music’

Tonight’s gala concert performance of The Sound of Music at New York’s Carnegie Hall will reunite one of Maria von Trapp’s ten singing children with an actor from the 1965 film of the beloved musical. Johannes von Trapp, the youngest child of Baron Georg von Trapp and Maria Kutschera, is an honorary chair of the

Stowe-based team sets Inferno ablaze

A Stowe-based team, VTXC, won the grueling Tuckerman Ravine Inferno Pentathlon at New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington last Saturday, April 21. Team captain Sam von Trapp put together his dream team with one goal in mind – winning. And win they did. VTXC dominated the field, finishing more than eight and a half minutes ahead of

The sound of brewing Front Burner Stowe, Vermont–What’s new? That’s what we asked Johannes von Trapp, hotelier extraordinaire at the Trapp Family…

Stowe, Vermont—What’s new? That’s what we asked Johannes von Trapp, hotelier extraordinaire at the Trapp Family Lodge, and the answer is: lager, lager, and soon, even more lager. About 10 years ago, he started thinking about brewing his own beer for guests of the resort. His dream was to create an American version of the

Celebrate Vermont Festival, celebration of Vermont’s food, farm and forest harvests (August 23-26)

The festival will be a four-day celebration of Vermont food, farm and forest harvests, the Vermont brand, and Vermont’s community values and traditions The festival will be a four-day celebration of Vermont food, farm and forest harvests, the Vermont brand, and Vermont’s community values and traditions. It will run from mid-morning Thursday, August 23rd through

Beer in Vermont

Last up in our Beer in New England series, but certainly not least, is Vermont. If you want to catch our previous installments in this series you can find them here: Beer in Connecticut Beer in Maine Beer in Massachusetts Beer in New Hampshire Beer in Rhode Island Vermont takes their breweries and brew pubs

Forget-me-nots and Good Friday go hand in hand for me

I often go to the von Trapp Family Lodge just to walk the gardens and enjoy the gorgeous mountain views Some years back I was going through such a difficult time. I drove to my mom’s in Vermont and on the way I stopped at Stowe. I often go to the von Trapp Family Lodge

Family travel: Ranking the top family-friendly hotels in the U.S., world

Time to start thinking about summer vacations, but where to go? Family travel is the hot topic right now – I just posted about LXR Hotels’ summer escapes for families, and now TripAdvisor has announced its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families winners giving parents a plethora of options to consider for school break and

Trapp Family Lodge

The Trapp Family Lodge is open year-round, and activities include: cross-country skiing and hiking on 100km of trails, guided nature walks, mountain biking, tennis, croquet, snowshoeing, sleighrides, maple sugaring, music lessons, swimming, and more. If the name "Trapp Family" doesn’t ring a bell, then you haven’t watched the Sound Of Music often enough. This 2500-acre

Stowe athletes earn top Nordic rankings

Two Stowe athletes pulled down top honors in the TD Bank Marathon Series in Nordic skiing. Ryan Kerrigan and Robyn Anderson were named the series overall champions this week. Both placed first in their respective divisions, the men’s and women’s 50-kilometer freestyle/skate cross-country ski race, at the Sugarloaf Marathon March 17 in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.