As December approaches, so does Stowe’s budget season. And just as it’s the season for gift wish lists, ‘tis also the season for organizations hoping for some help from the town coffers.

Complaints of delays and unreceived mail have begun cropping up in Stowe like weeds, just as all the rest of the grass has begun to brown and the holiday season begins in earnest.

As the Dec. 7 referendum on whether Elmore will join neighboring Stowe in emancipating itself from the Lamoille South Unified Union School District approaches, coalitions are beginning to take shape on either side of the vote.

A Stowe man, who federal authorities say was caught with about 272 pounds of marijuana near the U.S.-Canadian border, has avoided going to federal prison for his part in an illegal drug smuggling operation in the Northeast Kingdom.

Despite a cold snap that produced a thin blanket of snow at the higher elevations to start the week and had skiers and riders trying to convince themselves it was going to stay that way, Stowe Mountain Resort is not able to make its Nov. 19 opening day.

The proposed new House legislative district maps are out, and although they are bound to look different six months from now, Stowe is likely to be chopped up, having grown too large in population over the last decade to continue to be a one-person, one-town House district.

When the leaves started to fall and revealed the house directly across from his home on Covered Bridge Road in Stowe, David Jaqua’s heart sank.

Stowe’s Tree of Lights yearly fundraiser for Central Vermont Hospice and Lamoille Hospice begins Thursday, Dec. 2, and runs through Dec. 30 in the Stowe Reporter.

The Stowe Donald McMahon Legion and Auxiliary will hold a potluck supper and Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Legion Hall on South Main Street.

“Sing We Now Noel,” a celebration of Christmas and seasonal music, will be presented at Blessed Sacrament Church in Stowe on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. with organist William Tortolano, the 92-year-old Saint Michael’s College professor emeritus of fine arts and music.

Jeffrey and Megan Goss are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Patricia Goss, to Joey Furey, son of Robert and Janet Furey of Concord, Mass.

Join other Stowe friends and bakers as the community once again prepares and donates baked goods to the Lamoille Community Food Share, Clarina Howard Nichols Center, United Community Church in Morrisville — which provides free breakfasts every weekday — and Sweetwaters Restaurant in Burlington for its free community Thanksgiving Day dinner. Hunger’s Hard, Baking’s Easy is a grassroots effo…

Graffiti defaces the guardrail at Emily’s Bridge on Covered Bridge Road in Stowe Hollow.

Doug Gray, owner of Hanley’s General Store in Jeffersonville, holds up a 1912 panoramic photo he found in the store’s attic. 

Wisps of white from Mansfield mark the start of Stowe’s 85th year of lift-serviced skiing.

Wisps of white from a snow gun mark the start of Stowe’s 85th year of lift-serviced skiing.

From left, Wolcott’s Kitana Hudgens (Sebastian) and Hyde Park’s Jackie Abramsohn (Scuttle) disagree about their friend Ariel’s behavior.

A red-tailed hawk searches for prey atop an old pole along Randolph Road in Morristown.

This year’s fall foliage contest brought out, far and away, some of the most talented photographers in our 15 years of holding the competition.

There may not be enough snow to allow the ski resort to open as scheduled, but skiers of a different kind were able to compete this past weekend during the NENSA Invitational Roll Ski Race.

Ana Schafer’s Stowe High School students planted bulbs at the Peace Park at the Thompson Park recreation path parking area Nov. 9 in keeping with the Peace Park dedication for Veterans Day, assisted by Lynn and Mary Altadonna of Stowe.

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