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After nearly a decade of work, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has completed a long-range management and stewardship plan for Mt. Philo State Park’s natural resources and human use.

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The 17th annual MountainTop Film Festival will soon return to Waitsfield, this year with something different on the marquee.

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Join ECHO to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m–5 p.m., ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College St., Burlington. This free family-friendly event includes walk-up and scheduled activities thro…

Shelburne Farms hosts an adventure for the entire family, Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne. Explore the winter landscape on foot as you look and listen for clues of winter wildlife in forests an…

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Snow day: The announcement draws squeals of joy from students throughout the school district and groans from parents who must scramble to provide care for their kids and face a treacherous commute. But fourth graders with overdue homework and…

He is a high school teacher, a coffee roaster and a … fig grower.

Robert Dale Emmons, 80, passed away peacefully, in the company of his children, Dec. 18 in Burlington. He led a long and full life. Through ups and downs, he remained a strong mountain of a man.

Two chipmunks vie for seeds on our front lawn. One lives directly underneath the bird feeder. Another hails from the far side of the house, address unknown.

An accountant by trade, Brigitte Thompson had been volunteering for local rescue organizations with her family when she decided to help improve the system.

The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presents Shelburne Farms Landscapes: From Olmsted into the Future by Patricia O’Donnell as part of their Doug Crowell Lecture series, Thursday, Jan. 9, 7–8:30 p.m. Main Stree…

The Vermont International Film Festival presents “Always in Season” as part of its Sunday Best screenings, Sunday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m., Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St., Burlington. The 86-minute documentary, directed by Jacqueline Oli…

I’ve always found slender, sharp, yellow-ochre beech leaves alluring, and it’s endearing how they cling onto saplings late into the fall. However, Fagus grandifolia, the American beech, tends to get a lot of flak from foresters. The trees are…

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