“Drive around. Pick out a few campsites you like. Tell us the site numbers. We’ll let you know if they’re available.” Those were the instructions from the ranger at the booth as we drove into the Grand Isle State Park for the first time.
MIDDLEBURY — In a Monday battle of two 0-3 girls’ soccer teams seeking to break through for their first victory, Middlebury Union High School carried the play and earned a 3-0 win over visiting Otter Valley.
The Tigers won 50-50 balls, passed and defended well, and used their flanks effectively to produce their goals, from sophomore Sara Boe, senior Mattea Bagley and freshman Rachel Sheldrick.
There are countless benefits being conducted in Vermont on behalf of those affected by Tropical Storm Irene, and they are raising significant amounts of money. Last weekend’s Phish concert in Essex Junction raised $1.2 million on behalf of the state’s disaster relief fund. In Waitsfield, a solo concert by Grace Potter being hosted by Sugarbush Resort is expected to raise $350,000 for a local relief effort in the Mad River Valley. Similar events are happening in central and southern Vermont with each passing week.
The jars of tomato sauce, blueberry conserve, raspberry-blueberry preserve, and dried herbs line the walls of our “dark pantry,” the one that has no windows or heat, so it acts as a root cellar in the winter. Dried chamomile blossoms, dried mint, dried lemon verbena fill the jars on my tea shelf.
Fall in Addison County is a time of changing leaves, mild weather and the pressing need to make the most of the season before winter sets in. In our annual fall foliage guide, we offer an abundance of ways to make the most of the season.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Careening down a Vermont mountain on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy, without having taken the time to find a helmet, John Curran was looking to reach the town of Rochester, isolated by flooding left by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Mainly he was looking for a story.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County’s goal for its annual fund-raising campaign remains unchanged from the past several years. But the organization’s officials are viewing the campaign, which kicks off this week with the Days of Caring volunteer event, in a landscape after Tropical Storm Irene that is both financially and literally different.
GRANVILLE/HANCOCK — Three weeks after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene cut off road access, phone lines and electricity service to the White River Valley, the two easternmost towns in Addison County are marking small improvements in the valley each day.
As residents of Granville and Hancock begin to tabulate damage, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are fanning out across the county and working with homeowners, town officials and business owners to help them apply for disaster assistance.