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Celebrate Vermont Festival begins August 24

The festival is a celebration of all things Vermont-including Vermont-made foods, wine, beer, spirits, live music, dance, arts, and crafts and community traditions. With the combined support and educational resources of Vermont’s Department of Tourism & Marketing, the Agency of Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture and many commercial sponsors, Charley Dooley, Bill Schubart, and

The Sound of Homeschool

Homeschooled by mother Annie and father Stefan (a grandson of the Captain and Maria von Trapp whose story was immortalized in The Sound of Music), the four singing siblings call Kalispell, MT, home and the rest of the world their stage… and classroom. Sweet voices like angels. An on-stage demeanor that takes audiences back to

‘The Sound of Music’ — the Marshall connection

Rebuilding the lodge took three years, doubling the room space and with a spacious dining room and a state-of-the-art kitchen. When the building was completed Johannes gave his mother the first tour and showed her her new quarters. Part III: Capt. von Trapp died in 1947 at the age of 67, eight years after coming

Trapp Family Lodge planning expansion

Stowe’s Trapp Family Lodge has big beer plans for the future. A new brewery — which appears intended to take Trapp Lager beer into retail stores in cans or bottles — and an Austrian-style restaurant are being proposed at the resort. Trapps submitted the plans to town officials Friday. Sam von Trapp, vice president of

The Trapps plan

This week, Trapps submitted its proposal for a brewery to be built on the flanks of its storied mountaintop resort, kicking off the regulatory process. The Trapp Family Lodge is being initially coy about its plans to build what amounts to an industrial-sized brewery on Trapps Hill. But we won’t be. Customarily, when businesses decide

You can make great ice cream at home

Nothing is as delightful on a hot summer day as an ice-cream cone. Ice cream is an all-around favorite; people of every age group, ethnicity, upbringing and financial background love it. If you make it yourself, the big payoff for your time is fresh peach, vanilla bean supreme, and a summer full of mint chocolate

Beds, Breakfasts and Brewskies

Vermont is well known for a lot of things; world-class skiing, maple madness and spectacular fall foliage just to name a few. But, beer? With 24 breweries located in The Green Mountain State, it’s considered one of the top beer-crafting hot spots in the country. You could always throw back a frosty one at one

The Eighth Annual 100 on 100 Relay–a One-Day Adventure for Six Friends–Classic Teamwork Along Vermont’s Famous Route 100The heart of Vermont, yes, this is Vermont at its best. Teammates and friends love this 100-mile relay, also called the Heart of

If you have experienced it, you will want to return. If you have not enjoyed it, this is the year. Weather is usually ideal with summers comfortable in the forests and mountains of the Green Mountain State. This event builds—and defines—camaraderie in running. Anyone who has participated in a distance relay will tell you that

‘The Sound of Music’ — the Marshall connection

Lynne’s first reaction to going to the Trapp Family Lodge was that she did not even realize the family was still alive…. Lynne’s first reaction to going to the Trapp Family Lodge was that she did not even realize the family was still alive. Soon another request came from Karen Sather, that she needed a