Backyard sugarer strives for the big prize at this year’s Vermont Maple Festival

Backyard sugarer strives for the big prize at this year’s Vermont Maple Festival

They don’t always have the flashiest operations in town, but backyard sugarers often make the best syrup. Louis Hanlon has been making syrup from the fifteen taps on sugar maple trees in his yard for the past ten years, and, he said, “It’s like something you’ve never tasted before.” Making syrup at home takes the […]

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

Vermont Rail’s controversial project abuts The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses […]

Tail docking sparks heated debate

A group of animal advocates is fighting to urge Vermont lawmakers to pass bill S.22 that would prohibit the docking of cow tails. Tail docking removes a cow’s tail and is often practiced by conventional dairy farmers. Jenny Joczik, a member of the board of directors for the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, describes docking as […]

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

Shelburne’s Julia Luckett to host gallery opening in Burlington

An abiding interest in imagery, human connection and storytelling often lures photographers to their craft. The medium encourages an exploration of subjects and issues and allows for creativity, Julia Luckett, 25, of Shelburne said. She will join Rick Peyser, Janice Nadworny and Charlene Farmer-Lewey to host a gallery opening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Uncommon […]

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Pioneering the Vermont growler movement

Ever since the early days of Vermont’s beer boom, beer lovers around the state have been passionate about their growlers. As local craft beer brewing became a full-blown craze, those 64-ounce jugs of deliciousness have become more popular with local drinkers as well as beer tourists, who come to Vermont specifically to get a taste […]

Shelburne Pond death, warden rescued

Shelburne Pond death, warden rescued

Staff report Thin ice caused a tragedy on Shelburne Pond Wednesday afternoon. One man is dead, and a game warden was rescued as he tried to save him. Shelburne Police and Rescue were dispatched to the area after Game Warden Dana Joyal called for assistance. Joyal had been dispatched to the Vermont Fishing Access at […]

Shelburne Rescue increases their trauma knowledge

Shelburne Rescue increases their trauma knowledge

by Andrew Kehl, Training Officer, Shelburne Rescue Two weekends ago, 20 members of Shelburne Rescue (nearly half of the members) completed the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) course taught by Northeast Emergency Training Solutions. PHTLS is an evidenced-based, nationally recognized trauma care course. The course teaches the latest techniques for managing traumatic injuries in those vital […]

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Staff report Nathanael Asaro, 24, of Burlington grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont hiking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing, camping, viewing wildlife and enjoying many other outdoor activities. He spent much of his time exploring Vermont landscapes. From mountain tops to waterfalls and bogs, he said he loves the diversity of environments Vermont […]