Working with cattle is a passion and family tradition for Tiffany Allen
There are those of us old enough to remember cattle grazing in nearly every Vermont pasture. Many children who grew up on family farms were bored, frustrated, or worn-out by the daily routines of farm life and eager to find other careers. There’s no way around it; raising livestock is hard work. But ask 18-year-old Tiffany Allen, of Concord, Vt., what she does for enjoyment after working her...
Concerts, dancing, craft fair and more
PAMfest has become a highly anticipated weekend of music, dance, food and fun for young and old alike set in idyllic Peacham Village. Through broad community support, PAMFest has become one of the premier events in the region. This year, PAMFest again brings a variety of acoustic genres to the stage. There will be bluegrass, jazz, old time, swing and folk music with workshops and jam sessions....
A kayak ride from Fairbanks Scales to Passumpsic Village
I am fascinated by rivers. Whether it’s a little river like the Stevens in Barnet, or a medium river like the Passumpsic, or a big one like the Connecticut, at every bend there is a new facet to contemplate. Why does the river bend the way it does in that particular spot? Why is that gravel bar there? Why is that bank eroding? And with the answer to any one question several more present...
Emmy Award winner Brian Cox directs
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, is proud to announce that celebrated British actor and Emmy Award winner Brian Cox will direct the premiere of Joshua Sobel’s “Sinners,” and that Tony nominees Marla Schaffel and Kathryn Meisle will star in “Annie Get Your Gun.” As well, GAAR will present a timely production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”...


Senator Leahy speaks to the gathered crowd of youth from the NorthWoods Conservation Corps during their season celebration. Photo by Jayson Benoit
U.S. Senator attends Youth Conservation Corps Celebration
Efforts Include Restoration of Bald Mountain Trails
August 10 meeting of Peacham Historical Association


I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I’m facing the next few months of this election year with a fair amount of anxiety. Maybe I should stop...
Memory is a very special human quality. We know that other species have memory too but, for humans, memory is what connects us to the past. Not just...


Guess who’s turn it is? Senator Leahy! The most senior member of the United States Senate at the spry age of 107. I kid, I kid. But we are going to...
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green,” said philosopher Thomas...
August 13,1886 The prohibitionists held their county convention at St. Johnsbury last Saturday and placed in nomination a county ticket, but we are...

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