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February 15th, 2011
This Wednesday, the big city will get a taste of Addison County's rural charm.
On Feb. 16, the weekday "Chronicle" feature on Boston's ABC affiliate will highlight our county and its residents — among them quidditch-playing Middlebury College students, the Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, the Rikert Ski Touring Center in Ripton, Lincoln author Chris Bohjalian, Ellie Bryant's tree house bed and breakfast in Lincoln, and Middlebury lawyer Peter Langrock.
Shoreham resident Blanca Flores wasn’t prepared for the snow when she moved to Vermont from El Salvador in the winter of 2006.
She also wasn’t prepared for the food.
At the time, her husband, who had already been working in the United States for about nine years, was a farmhand at Kayhart Farms in Waltham. That was where Flores first encountered things like baked beans and peanut butter — foods she’d never come across back home.
Last Sunday finally gave me what I was looking for – blue skies, blue wax conditions (for those of you on waxable cross-country skis) and great snow cover – perfect for the first ski posting of the season.
December 30th, 2010
Each December we spend some time working on our "year-in-review" features: The newsroom goes back over each month of the year in our chronology, and then we pick the top ten stories of the year. Meanwhile, Trent goes through a year of photos and picks out one from each month.
But thanks to our awesomely high-tech website, we've got a whole new dimension of year-end coverage for you. Yes, dear readers, we can tell you exactly which 2010 articles you were most interested in over the past year.
So here it is: the top ten.
I had hoped that by this time in December, I would be sharing new ski touring adventures. While there is some cross country skiing to be enjoyed, the cover is a little too thin to get out of well-groomed fields and into the more uneven terrain of the woods. That said, I have no objection to trail running in the snow, at least shallow snow, and on this gorgeous sunny day, it seemed a great day for a run on paved road, dirt road, and trail.
There haven’t been any posts for a few weeks now – hunting season is not the best time for exploring new trails, and the weather has not been particularly accommodating. However, with Christmas coming up, it is a good time to suggest some toys for the runners in your life. One of the allures of running is its simplicity – a decent pair of shoes and gym shorts, and you can have a great time. That said, I have found a few gadgets which certainly enhance my running experience.
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