The Stowe Reporter company has launched a new Web site designed to provide a window into the heart of Stowe.
StoweToday.com focuses on events, arts and music happening in Stowe and features fun and interesting stories about the people who live here.
“It’s not a news site; it’s an everything Stowe site,” said Maria Archangelo, the Stowe Reporter’s associate publisher.
“As the newspaper in Stowe, we’re in a unique position to provide people with information about the area.
“StoweToday also will be a place for the community to share its thoughts and ideas through blogs, photos and videos.”
The site has a section devoted to community photo sharing, where people can upload photos taken around town or in their travels.
There also is a place for online discussions, where readers can share information about the area and their experiences of visiting or living in Stowe.
Archangelo said StoweToday is also designed to connect visitors to the site with businesses and services in town.
“When people come to the site to find out what’s going on in Stowe — what bands are playing next weekend or what the latest ski conditions are — they also will be able to select a restaurant to have dinner in, or find a Realtor to hire if they decide to make Stowe their home,” Archangelo said.
Marina Knight, a former reporter at the Stowe Reporter, is the online editor and director of StoweToday.com. Dave McLaughlin is the site’s designer and webmaster.
The two have spent the last five months developing the Web site together.
“We have put a lot of hard work and thought into StoweToday.com and we’re both very excited for it to be up and running,” Knight said. “What will make our site stand out is that it will truly be content-driven. People will see new photos and stories on the site every day.
“The goal is for it to become an online hub for what’s happening in Stowe, whether you’re from here or if you are sitting in an office in New York City checking out what’s going on in Stowe for the weekend.”
For Biddle Duke, publisher and owner of the Stowe Reporter, the launch of StoweToday.com caps a year of new ventures and investment.
In January, Duke launched a new weekly newspaper, the Waterbury Record.
“The Waterbury Record and StoweToday.com are excellent examples of our commitment to spreading the word about what’s going on in Vermont,” Duke said. “Whether it is on newsprint, in our magazines, or on the Web, the Stowe Reporter company is dedicated to being a full-service information provider.”