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Archive for ‘August 2013’

A drop of golden sun in Vermont

CRISP APPLE strudel and schnitzel with noodles are just some of the familiar dishes on offer for dinner at the Trapp Family Lodge. As my husband and I gaze out of the windows across the valley to the mountains beyond, we can almost picture Julie Andrews, arms outstretched, in full song in the meadow. Yet

Video: What ever happened to the von Trapps?

Movie lovers will no doubt remember the Von Trapps, the family made famous by the film The Sound of Music. At the end of the film the Von Trapps fled Austria as the Germans were invading prior to the start of World War II, crossing the Alps in hopes of evading capture. But what happened

Optimism and Investment

If investment is a decent economic measure, which of course it is, there’s big confidence in the local economy. Most of the biggest players around here are spending millions on their businesses. The town of Stowe is matching that, and a slew of smaller entrepreneurs are following suit. If investment is a decent economic measure,

Ready for the Climb

If running or biking up a 2,564-foot climb is your idea of a good time, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont may be for you. If running or biking up a 2,564-foot climb is your idea of a good time, the North Face Race to the Top of Vermont may be for

SOUND OF MUSIC VON TRAPP FAMILY’S LODGE SITE OF 200 YEAR OLD EUROPEAN CELEBRATION

The von Trapp Family, whose life story was immortalized by the hit movie The Sound of Music, kicks off its 4th annual Oktoberfest festivities with a barbecue on Saturday, September 21, at 4PM, at the Trapp Family Lodge DeliBakery. The Austrian-style celebration continues through Thursday, September 26. This year’s event coincides with the ground breaking

Snowmaking Becoming Imperative At Cross Country Ski Areas

The ever-increasing list of cross country (XC) ski resort snowmakers now includes Trapp Family Lodge,steeped in tradition and one of the oldest XC ski areas in the USA. That’s right, they’re making machine-made snow at Trapp Family Lodge.   The ever-increasing list of cross country (XC) ski resort snowmakers now includes Trapp Family Lodge,steeped in tradition

Resorts already have an eye on next ski season

The ski season has barely ended but resorts are already planning tens of millions of dollars in capital improvements for the 2013-2014 season.  The ski season has barely ended but resorts are already planning tens of millions of dollars in capital improvements for the 2013-2014 season. Projects include everything from new hotels and base lodges

Two New Breweries: Brewster River Pub & Lost Nation

It seems like every week in Vermont is “Craft Beer Week” — but this week actually is.  It seems like every week in Vermont is “Craft Beer Week” — but this week actually is. Billy Mossinghoff, co-owner and chef of Jeffersonville’s Brewster River Pub & Grill, has been busy turning out batches of beer from a brand-new half-barrel

14th Star Brewing Brings Craft Beer to St. Albans

Steve Gagner pulls a tap jutting from the wall of his tasting room at 14th Star Brewing, and golden beer fills a tulip-shaped glass. “I came up with this one night while sitting on the couch watching ‘[The] Big Bang Theory,’” Gagner says earnestly.  Steve Gagner pulls a tap jutting from the wall of his