Area Resources

Travel in Style

Travel to Stratton during the winter ski season on the luxurious and comfortable Stratton Jitney.

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Middlebury College
Forward Thinking

Vermont’s Colleges and Universities provide helpful insights for prospective students and their families.

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Food for Growth

Learn about Vermont’s Community Supported Agriculture movement.

Features and Stories

Molly Gray
SPOTLIGHT: Molly Gray

Vermont’s new Lieutenant Governor speaks on her formative experiences at Stratton Mountain School.

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GOING GREEN

Southern Vermont’s environmental innovators speak on the future of sustainable community partnership.

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Our State Orchestra

A chat with Executive Director Ben Cadwallader on the history and future of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra.
INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA SHERMAN, MD

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The Little TV Station with Big Purpose

Whether it’s providing transparency in local government, coverage of local news and events, or training youth how to create their own television show, GNAT-TV expands the boundaries.

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At the Base, Quality Care

It is not often easy to find top-notch medical care in rural communities, but for Stratton and the surrounding towns, Stratton Mountain Urgent Care at the Carlos Otis Clinic is a priceless resource that’s available to everyone…

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Right Next Door

Our goal is to support quality-of-life measures for all the townspeople in the communities around us. We’re not going to think less of anyone for being in a tough situation with their housing, finances, or health, or of those who seek to make changes in their lives. We’re not just here for those with lower incomes or for those with substance abuse issues or family emergencies…

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bill laberge grassroots solar building
Solar Switch

At first, the electricians in Barrio San Salvador de Caguas, a village of approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, didn’t understand what Vermonters Bill Laberge and Eric Hangen were up to when they switched off all the electrical breakers in Maria Garcia Carrion’s house, as there was no power to begin with…

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king arthur flour b corp
Vermont Businesses Do Well By Doing Good

Benefit Corporations, or B Corps, are for-profit businesses with heart and a social conscience, companies that place taking care of their employees, supporting their communities, and protecting the environment alongside making a profit. And not surprisingly, Vermont is one of the leaders in the B Corp movement… 

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prosperity candle
Prosperity Candle Helps to Light The Way

Prosperity Candle, makers of unique, hand-poured candles, is lighting the way for women refugees to escape poverty and to achieve economic independence by providing opportunities for them to earn a living…

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fly fishing in river
Keep It Reel

For generations the Battenkill lured anglers from around the world to its legendary banks promising a trout-fishing paradise, but some 30 years ago the river stopped giving up large numbers of fish, leading scientists, anglers, and concerned citizens to ask: What was killing the Battenkill?…

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ross powers and young snowboarders
The Power of Giving Back

Gold Medalist Ross Powers gives back to young athletes with his Level Field Fund—dedicated to helping talented but financially strapped athletes pursue excellence in their sport…

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One Woman’s Vision Becomes a Global Movement

When Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded Special Olympics in 1968 and hosted the first World Games at Chicago’s Soldier Field, she took a rebellious stand against the injustices faced by people with intellectual disabilities. She faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and yet never wavered in her steadfast belief that every person deserves to be treated with respect and to have an opportunity to be included…

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Food for Thought

Blessings in a Backpack is a national not-for-profit program that provides child-friendly, non-perishable weekend nutrition for schoolchildren in need during the school year. Manchester resident Nancy Kimball has just made it local…

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vermont national guard
A Quiet Strength with a Profound Impact

Very much a behind-the-scenes organization, the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation works quietly and unobtrusively around the state, but that doesn’t mean the work they do goes unnoticed. To countless Vermont military families, both in the reserves and in active duty, the impact the foundation has…

History

manchester vermont history
Public Servants of the Past

Being an election season and all, I thought it would be interesting to highlight a few post–American Revolution civic-minded and legislative leaders who have called Manchester home.

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Food is Love

For a few hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week, over in a jam-packed 800-square-foot corner at the Manchester Center Town Office, volunteers for the Community Food Cupboard greet their patrons one by one with big smiles and an even bigger gift of love for everyone—bagfuls of nutritious food…

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Nailed It!

Right up front, we’re going to say it: Home Sweet Home. And there are no homes sweeter than those built right in Manchester Center by volunteers and the Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity affiliate to meet the region’s need for affordable housing.