Letter to the editor: Howl conjures tender reminder

Our neighbor, Doug Butler, had many sled dogs, and when they howled at night, it made our corner of Middlebury seem wild, like the Arctic, or the Russian steppes from Willa Cather’s novels.

Poetry: The storm before Christmas

The storm before Christmas and all through the house/ No appliance was whirring, not even a mouse

Local hikers tell stories of a ramble in Turkey on Oct. 26

Green Mountain Club’s Bread Loaf Section’s outings manager and local resident Morris Earle will present “The Lycian Way: A month crossing the Taurus mountains and ancient ruins of Turkey,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian … (read more)

To avoid rescues, plan winter hikes

A crop of recent books about search and rescue in the mountains will keep you on the edge of your chair (or mountain crag), and give valuable insight on how to stay safe (see suggested reading below). Rescues are time consuming, expensive and dangerous, e … (read more)

Local couple shares stories from their walk across Switzerland

MIDDLEBURY — The Green Mountain Club Bread Loaf section will host a special fall program Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 2 Duane Court in Middlebury In “Walking Across Switzerland: The Haute Route and t … (read more)