Lumber was king in Victory and Granby
A newly published book authored by longtime Vermont logging and railroad historian Bill Gove chronicles the rich logging history of one the Northeast Kingdom’s most scenic and remote regions.   In Logging Along the Moose River: The Story of the Victory Branch Railroad, which was published this month by Bondcliff Books of Littleton, N.H., Gove takes readers back to the late 19th and early...
Understanding Chinese medicine and its principles
Thousands of years before the word “holistic” entered our vocabulary, Chinese medicine addressed whole-person elements of body, mind, emotion and spirit. Mental and emotional activity is inseparable from physical functions. This ancient system also advises creating internal energetic balances in harmony with the seasons. Through an understanding of Chinese medicine and its principles, we can...
Vermont Biochar: The Future is a Landscape
Dawn light spreads over the dew-laden savanna. Luscious grasslands weave over the rolling hills and between oaks, apples, mulberries and chestnuts all heavy with fruit and nuts. Hedgerows brace themselves against the contours of the steeper slopes, tracing the sinuous curves and marking the fence lines that break up the savanna into grazing strips. The hedges are made of hazelnuts, bush cherries...

After guitarist Matt Magoon and vocalist Heather Vieira left the band, SideShow founding memebers Jeff Holderby and Bob Magoon wondered if the band had enough energy to keep going. Then new guitarist Matt Bissell and singer James Gingue came into the picture.
A lot of Rock n’ Roll
What do you think of when it comes to the music scene in the Northeast Kingdom? Maybe fiddles and acoustic guitars? Contra dances and open field music festivals? Picture this instead: you get up off that couch, grab yourself a six-pack and head to a SideShow gig. Sure, you have to get into your car, brave the cold a little more. But why listen to fiddles and think about winter, when you can dance...

After guitarist Matt Magoon and vocalist Heather Vieira left the band, SideShow founding memebers Jeff Holderby and Bob Magoon wondered if the band had enough energy to keep going. Then new guitarist Matt Bissell and singer James Gingue came into the picture.

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After guitarist Matt Magoon and vocalist Heather Vieira left the band, SideShow founding memebers Jeff Holderby and Bob Magoon wondered if the band had enough energy to keep going. Then new guitarist Matt Bissell and singer James Gingue came into the picture.
A lot of Rock n’ Roll
Lumber was king in Victory and Granby
Vermont Biochar: The Future is a Landscape

Opinion

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Twenty-one below zero last night and a warm bed under thick blankets never felt better. Feline Monty pressed his bulk against me, blending his warmth...
I step out my door with skis in hand on most winter days. I keep a pencil by the door and make a tic mark on the frame every time I go skiing, as I’...
We all have buried secrets. But few among us go to trouble of having them interred. Fewer still, decades later, find the courage to dig them up. In...

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