Archive - 2011 - Staff Blog
Adam Herzog in flight
(photo: Trip Kinney)
This year, the town of Middlebury and a number of other towns in the state mark the 250th anniversary of their chartering in 1761.
In Middlebury, this has meant throwing a series of commemorative events, including a birthday bash along with the Middlebury Spooktacular and a charter signing celebration at the Town Hall Theater on November 4.
Senior reporter John Flowers makes a weekly Tuesday radio appearance on Morning News Service, a program on Waterbury-based WDEV, 96.1 FM. He wraps up recent Addison County news for listeners across Vermont.
Above: a cold December morning in Middlebury. Are we in for a similar scene this Thanksgiving weekend?
Weather is on the minds of many Vermont residents this week. Thanksgiving weekend involves travel for many people, and is also around the time that more wintry weather starts building into the region. This year will be no exception – a storm is forecast to move into the area on Wednesday, and it's hard to say if the storm will bring a drenching, frigid rain or the year's first significant snowfall.
I was standing on the sidelines on a brisk October afternoon watching my three kids play soccer. Although I was getting progressively colder, and wishing I had chosen more comfortable footwear, the players were gradually shedding layers. My middle son, who had worn crocs for the occasion, lost a shoe more than once while kicking the ball.
The results are in, and Nikki Morse is the winner of our Fall Foliage Photo Contest!
We had a pretty quick foliage season this year, but that didn't stop you all from sending in many great submissions. Our judges especially loved the layers of focus in Nikki's photo of a foggy fall road in Weybridge.
Check out the slideshow after the jump for a selection of our other submissions, and stay tuned for our upcoming reader photo contests!
Note: This is continuing in the theme of dank, scummy holes to explore nearby. It also dovetails nicely with the Otter Creek theme. This is a dank hole under Otter Creek. You’ll love it.
Believe it or not, there's a cave behind these falls.
When I told my editor about the cave behind the falls in Middlebury, I failed to mention certain things.
Did you catch Ripton's Bill McKibben on Monday night's Colbert Report? After Stephen Colbert announced midway through the show that he had solved the global warming crisis (by not caring, of course!), he brought McKibben out to speak about President Obama's postponment of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Keep an eye out for the quick discussion of Vermont about five minutes in.
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