Posts filed under: Recreation

Champlain Area Trails hosted a volunteer trail project at their new Essex Quarry Nature Preserve on Friday, Nov. 20. Volunteers helped staff cut brush and fallen trees along two separate...
Amaryllis, a popular holiday plant, is cherished for its showy flowers in hues ranging from stark white to dazzling red. ...
Julie Moore, Secretary of the state’s Agency of Natural Resources, and Bob Johnson, associate executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association, said that things will happen differently this winter with...
Did the garden understand what a tough year 2020 was going to be for us humans?...
Thanksgiving fun for kids includes dad jokes, a coloring page and a word jumble....
The Trails Committee is taking the lead in helping the town decide what portion of the Town Link Trail should be built next. The Town has $57,000 to build the...
The stress of living with the coronavirus in our midst for the last six months has been alleviated in part by the opportunity for social interactions with friends and neighbors...
In the fall of 1621, the colonists joined the Wampanoags to partake in a thanksgiving celebration of the harvest. Historians believe that they shared cabbage, carrots and parsnips from their...
With most of our foliage now decomposing on the forest floor—or your lawn—we’re entering what is euphemistically called Stick Season or the Quiet Season. There are still ample opportunities for...
CVU men golfers won their third straight Division I title on the Quechee course earlier this month. A team effort in which the four Redhawks shot in the 70s and...
After a dry summer/fall, recent rains and warm spells have brought on a widespread mushroom fruiting here in the Champlain Valley. For those interested in gathering and eating wild shrooms...
As I write this update, we are close to finalizing the details of the community resilience survey. The unofficial COVID-19 team, Charlotte Community Partners, is busy making final tweaks to...
We are watching the virus increase in states all around us and across the entire country, and I know we are all hoping that we, as independent Vermonters, stay the...
For a number of years, fall sports revolved around soccer on the fields and cross-country running in the woods. That has changed as do the leaves this time of year...
The past weekend marked the beginning of high school sports in Vermont as they have seldom been seen....
While birdsong no longer wakes us in the early hours, there’s still plenty happening in the great outdoors. A great horned owl recently filled the night with its haunting call;...
Depending on where you live, there can be a month or more after the snow recedes in spring until we see flowers. Planting spring-flowering bulbs shortens this window and packs...
Lilyanna Mittelstadt made good use of her time at the end of a long summer by painting this mural of her neighbor’s farm—Holly and Mark Rochefort’s Haytumble Farm in Charlotte....
Cross-country runners, soccer and field hockey players, the new-style football teams all broke the practice ice recently. To look at CVU’s array of fields and the athletes preparing their skills...
Over the past couple of weeks, the library has hosted Wednesday late afternoon concerts. Performers have been on the porch and audiences scattered over the green, staying in marked circles...