Jeffersonville poet Susan Sanders has spent the last month capturing in verse what she sees as the essence of every Lamoille County town, focusing on what makes each unique and an attribute to the whole of the community.

Kevin Melman hoped the mushroom he found protruding from a tree, with its bright orange hue and structure resembling a cluster of melted fans, really was chicken of the woods — not a poisonous look-alike — as he plopped a piece into his mouth.

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Amid all the numbers and reports, the annual reports that town officials put together every year typically include dedications to people who have made an impression in the community.

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Rich Levine built a snow castle for his grandkids next to Stowe Family Dentistry on Route 100 north of town.

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Winter is a trying time for anyone trying to beat the cold winds and dark skies of Vermont. One motivator, drawing folks out to brave the elements and stand in the chilly air while patiently socially distancing themselves, is the promise of food they can’t find anywhere else in the state.

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I remember watching other parents at my kids’ first races, searching for clues on how to be a ski-race parent. How to handle the confusing mix of pride and terror as our 8- and 9-year olds came into view over the icy knoll on Stowe’s Slalom Hill, small, wobbly, and by the looks of most of th…

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Bob Bolyard was bored last March. Enter Amber LeMay, Bolyard’s alter-ego known for her work with the House of LeMay drag troupe. With the help of producer Russell Dreher, “Amber Live,” a weekly variety show, was born.

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Last year was a good one to be in the business of selling Christmas trees. Up and down Vermont and across the country, people visited Christmas tree farms and stands in record numbers, particularly early in their selling season.

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Gymnasium bleachers are the site of — and play witness to — fond memories for the small towns they serve, from basketball games to graduations, concerts to Town Meeting Day.

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