Stowe Mountain Rescue may be best known as the intrepid crew that plucks injured, lost or unprepared hikers from the sides of mountains, but the outfit is now better prepared to brave the current at lower elevations, too.

There’s an exceedingly rare shrub atop Vermont’s highest peak that you probably won’t see for several months because of all the snow. But you’re not alone — until last month, no one else ever had, either.

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Beginning Friday, Dec. 2, Stowe Village will host its award-winning traditional Christmas festival. The two-day event includes tree lighting ceremonies, a children’s lantern parade, wagon rides and a holiday bazaar along with visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus and plenty of live music.

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Stowe area businesses are offering special promotions and events to encourage local holiday shopping and giving back to community organizations in early December.

Despite a curiously warm November, the thrum of snowmaking machines could be heard at Stowe Mountain Resort this week as temperatures dipped below freezing and the resort prepared to open its lifts just days after the first snowfall of the year.

As the Lamoille FiberNet communications union district begins its work toward ensuring every residence in the county has access to high-speed internet, Mansfield Community Fiber is looking to cover the same ground faster.

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail will take a little longer to be fully complete than originally anticipated, thanks in large part to a tricky section that runs through Wolcott.

Along with most of their possessions, a family lost their husky-pit bull mixed-breed dog in a fire last Thursday night.

Stowe Swimmers started off the season big with their first meet of the season. Six swimmers attended the Green Mountain Aquatics IMX Challenge, an early season meet on Oct. 30 at St. Michael’s College in Colchester.

Join author Skyler Bailey and local historian Brian Lindner on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. for the as Bailey discusses his new book, “Heroes in Good Company: L Company, 86th Regiment, 10th Mountain Division 1943-1945” at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe as part of its virtual Writers on the Red Bench speaker series.

On Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. join the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe the opening of an exhibit on West Rupert native Scott Lenhardt’s prolific design output for Burton Snowboards.

The La Leche League of Lamoille County is holding a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to help women reach their breastfeeding goals by providing information, support and encouragement from pregnancy to weaning.

Bring the kiddos Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to Lamoille Health Family Dentistry, 66 Morrisville Plaza, to meet Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, hot cider and cookies, and photos with Santa.

Valerie David is artist-in-residence at the Grange Hall Cultural Center in Waterbury Center where she will explore and expand her solo show, “Baggage from BaghDAD: Becoming My Father’s Daughter.”

Johnson students learn about food insecurity while bring donations to the food shelf.

Cally Shane Hughes and Dylan Connor Thompson were married on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at the base of Lincoln Peak in Warren.

Ainsley Dall competes in the 200-meter butterfly at the GMA IMX Challenge Oct. 30 at St. Michael’s College.

Wow! This year’s fall foliage contest, once again, brought out many of the area’s most talented local photographers. Crisp colors, breathtaking and dramatic views and well-composed shots flooded the pool of contenders, making it truly difficult to award just three prizes.

The Legion held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on the steps of the Akeley Memorial Building on Main Street at 11 a.m. From 8 to 10:30 a.m., veterans, students and community members enjoyed the 8th annual community pancake breakfast at Stowe High School.

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