What’s a primitive biathlon? It’s a competition that involves snowshoeing on a trail and shooting muzzleloader rifles, and sometimes pistols, at targets along the way.
Ask Don Horrigan if he’s a “bartender” or a “mixologist,” and he will politely suggest another title – “bar chef” – which seems to fit him perfectly, as, one might say, a bright lemon twist fits perfectly in a cool dry martini.
One of the state’s chief proponents of harnessing sunshine to create electricity looks at the past — and the future — of solar energy in Vermont.
Every two years for the past 46, he has run for office in Vermont under the banner of the Liberty Union Party: governor this year; attorney general, lieutenant governor, congressman or U.S. senator in past years.
Ingenthron is owner of Good Point Recycling in Middlebury, a company that collects virtually all of Vermont’s electronic scrap — the old TVs, cell phones, iPods, computers, CD players, printers that we throw away, a total of 5 million pounds of the stuff a year from deposit sites across the state.
Like his father, Scott Wheeler, is a collector – though it’s not artifacts that Scott collects. Rather, he gathers stories and recollections and publishes them in his Northland Journal.
Five years ago, the town of Thetford almost lost this resource that its schoolchildren have studied for some 20 years.
The Vermont contemparary artist, just months short of 80, plainly prefers painting rockers to sitting in them, and creating a fish to angling for them.
Vermont now has some 40 commercial breweries, which is touted as the most per capita of any state. The brewing industry in Vermont employs some 2,200 people.
With 613,971 conserved acres, Vermont is No. 8 in the nation for land protected through nonprofit land trusts.
Jack Rowell would make a great portrait himself, but you would want him holding the camera, because few have a better eye. Photographically speaking, he gets the best from people.
At the Capital City Grange, a little south of Montpelier, there’s Mali dance and Afro-Caribbean dance. But it’s the contra dance that’s the biggie that really keeps the place going.
As trail director for the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Walter Opuszynski oversees a route that joins a total of 79 rivers, ponds and lakes and runs across five watersheds.
Hartland artist chronicles social and political changes in pre-Hitler Berlin, Germany.