Posts filed under: Living

While I knew she was a great writer from reading her victim-impact statement when she was known for so many years as “Emily Doe,” I was blown away by this...
We tend to take breathing for granted. Without having to think about it, we are constantly replenishing our oxygen supply and ridding ourselves of carbon dioxide. Although breathing can take...
Hello, readers. I hope you have been well. I hope you had a good Halloween, which would have been tricky, as the weather was about as wet as I have...
The Town of Charlotte has a long history supporting agriculture and attracting residents who value a working landscape. Throughout our state, farms provide numerous services in their communities: fresh food,...
The first snow storm of the season dropped eight and half inches in Charlotte on Nov. 10 and into the next morning. Schools in the area were closed and fun...
Impossible or absurd to compare a cross country trip in a U-Haul and the East Charlotte Tractor parade? Well, here it is....
Mushrooms? It seems that I’ve cooked with the little button mushrooms found in most grocery stores forever and enjoyed them raw in tossed salads. About 12 years ago, I was...
A volunteer removes a European frogbit plant from the water by hand. Photo contributed Among the great egrets and northern map turtles in Charlotte’s Town Farm Bay and Shelburne’s LaPlatte River...
A visit to the Charlotte Berry Farm will only make you feel happy and warm despite the cold. Located on Route 7 across from Higbee Road, it is now open...
In a parallel universe, Charlotte is celebrating 50 years of hosting nuclear power—or perhaps regretting it. The fork in the road that our universe took came on the unremarkable date...
The promise of adventure was there from the start: I had to sign a waiver. Lieutenant Matt Daley, head of the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police and...
Today has been the most beautiful fall day. Orange, yellow and green leaves radiant with sunshine…blue sky…fields stretching out into the distance, dotted here and there with rolled up bales...
Vermont is full of entrepreneurs. According to Jeff Barett of the business magazine Inc.com, “It’s a state with fewer people than Oklahoma City, yet it has a 40-year track record...
While we still have a few months to go, there are a few books that I already know will make my favorites of 2019 list. It has been a great...
Slovenian Bee Building sounds like the name of a cool band or a drink for sale at Starbucks. What it is, though, is a method of beekeeping that has been...
To meet Cathy Wells at Unity Farm on Higbee Road is to enter the world of a true dynamo. Ordinary multitaskers would be put to shame....
Alice Outwater (the younger daughter of Alice Outwater senior) has published her fourth book, Wild at Heart (St. Martin’s Press). In it she looks at the interplay between the natural...
A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I took a summer’s-end jaunt up to Montreal. It was a lovely, short trip. We discovered such a good restaurant, Jatoba, that...
Rosemary Zezulinski cleaned up at this year’s Champlain Valley Fair, bringin home 30 ribbons. You might think that perfect vegetables come from a perfect garden or that prize-winning tomatoes are...
Left to right: Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and Mikahely Rakuto Rozafy. Photo by Chol DhoorHaving connected at the VT African Diaspora Artists’ Summit at the Clemmons Farm earlier this summer, Kaylynn...