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Tom Slayton http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1770/all en Local ski inns struggle to say afloat http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312local-ski-inns-struggle-say-afloat <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20696" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201312local-ski-inns-struggle-say-afloat"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/inStatePix2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="inStatePix2.jpg" title="inStatePix2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CLARK PREPARES FOR a walk in the woods adjoining Blueberry Hill Inn. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Tom Slayton </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">GOSHEN &mdash; Innkeeper Tony Clark, one of the pioneers of cross-country skiing in Vermont, has seen the handwriting on the snow. Or rather, lack of snow.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;The season is getting shortened from both ends,&rdquo; he said glumly last week.</p> <p> At the same time, he believes, changes in the sport have reduced the overall number of recreational cross-country skiers and vacation patterns are shifting. None of those changes is good news for small, backcountry inns like his.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20697">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201312local-ski-inns-struggle-say-afloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Goshen Blueberry Hill Featured skiing Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:21:29 +0000 Zach Despart 20697 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Vermont poet laureate aims to be accessible http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210vermont-poet-laureate-aims-be-accessible <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-13695" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201210vermont-poet-laureate-aims-be-accessible"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/VERMONT POET LAUREATE SYDNEY LEA.thumbnail.jpg" alt="VERMONT POET LAUREATE SYDNEY LEA.jpg" title="VERMONT POET LAUREATE SYDNEY LEA.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sydney Lea </div> </div> </div> <p> Sydney Lea, Vermont&rsquo;s current poet laureate, wants to use that honorary position to clear away some of the fog that he believes surrounds poetry these days.</p> <p> &ldquo;I would like to de-mystify poetry,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Poetry is really just another way of looking at the world.&rdquo;</p> <p> And so, Lea is focusing his four-year term as poet laureate on appearances around the state where he is sure of finding ordinary Vermonters who might be willing to give poetry another try: community libraries.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13696">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201210vermont-poet-laureate-aims-be-accessible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont In this state Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:05:29 +0000 Addison Independent 13696 at http://www.addisonindependent.com