With a soggy summer coming to a somewhat brighter conclusion, the colors of autumn are just around the corner. Two things that signal the upcoming Vermont foliage season are country fairs and corn fields with 7-ft cornstalks almost ready for harvest. I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from someone suggesting that I write an article about the declining amount of fun to be … [Read more...] about County Fair Time in Vermont
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Newport, VT is located on scenic Lake Memphremagog and is the only "city" in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. It is a sleepy town with a bit slower way of life and more authentic Vermont feel than it's neighbors in Chittenden County. In it's glory days, Newport City was a bustling railroad town with many large hotels along the waterfront and a paddle wheel excursion boat called the … [Read more...] about Newport VT – Newport City Spotlight
Thankfully, the rain held off during a fantastic Elton John concert at the Essex Junction fairgrounds on July 21. 2008. The concert started off with an old classic, Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding and continued on at full steam for the rest of the night. For a guy in his sixties, you wouldn't know it. Elton John still has a few acrobatic tricks left and he didn't … [Read more...] about Elton John Vermont Concert Review
Has anyone seen any paperboys (or girls) delivering daily newspapers these days? As a kid growing up in Newport, VT, back in the 1960's and 70's, it was quite a big deal to have a "paper route" which was essentially a part-time newspaper delivery job. There were quite a few "paperboys" each competing for coveted routes delivering the local newspaper throughout the community. … [Read more...] about Paperboys in Vermont?
I've always enjoyed Oakledge Park which is located along the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington. With Spring finally here, I decided to take a walk in the park yesterday and noticed a new addition. If you've been to Oakledge Park, you've probably noticed the remnants of crumbling foundations and brick barbecues on the upper ledges and throughout the area. I always wondered … [Read more...] about Burlington’s Oakledge Park