Time has a strange way of sneaking up on you. A year ago, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer were in short supply. Groceries flew off the shelves. Businesses were shuttered; schools transitioned to remote learning; museums and theaters were closed. Masks became mandatory and the phrases “social distancing,” “essential workers” and “new normal”… Continue reading From the Editor
This spring, The Annie Selke Companies launched The Cynthia Wick Collection, which includes 10 pillows featuring Wick’s paintings and a collection of eight fine art prints. The pillows, priced at $70 and up, come in a variety of sizes and materials — some are printed digitally onto dense, smooth, cotton felts, while others are printed on linen-like performance fabrics woven with pet- and spill-proof yarns.
5 things to consider when planning your perfect backyard getaway Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection By Jennifer Huberdeau Did you contemplate upgrading your backyard last summer, only to find that patio materials were scarce to non-existent? If so, you’re not alone. “With everyone staying home because of COVID, there was an uptick in demand… Continue reading Enjoy your yard even more by adding a patio
Amy Brady expects to have a busy summer and fall at Kampfires Campground, Inn and Entertainment. But what summer and fall will look like, when it comes to hosting events, depends on what COVID-19 safety precautions/restrictions are still in place, how many people have been vaccinated and how businesses in Vermont will be allowed to reopen.
5 places to hike, bike, walk or just enjoy a day in the sun By Cherise Forbes BATS maintains trails for all skill levels throughout historic Bennington, Vt. Photo provided by BATS Bennington, Vt., is blessed with a bountiful and beautiful landscape, which makes it all the more difficult to decide where to explore next!… Continue reading Explore the great outdoors in Bennington
Decorative, fragrant herbs are ‘plants with a purpose’ that are useful as condiments, medicine, tonics and insect deterrents. Every serious garden should have some Photo by Picture Seeker on UnSplash Original article published in UpCountry, May 27, 1977. This article has been edited for content and length. By Gertrude B. Foster FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. Herbs… Continue reading The Wonder of Herbs
Not only are these manufacturers the backbone of Bennington’s continued innovation, but they also are some of its best-kept secrets. Here are a few you might not know about …
I’m asking for a friend who has terrible cabin fever but can’t bring herself to ask if it’s spring yet. If the thought hadn’t already crossed your mind, I’ll admit. It’s me. I’m the one with cabin fever. With that said, I’m hoping you’ll excuse me as I head out the door. I’ve been inside for the winter (and almost all of 2020) and am looking forward to seeing some of the art that’s arriving and shows opening at our museums.
Thank you for the great article about Otis Ridge!! My father, David Judson, owned and operated Otis Ridge from 1946 until the early 1970s, on the 200-acre parcel my parents owned. He was elected the first President of the National Ski Area Operators Association and was inducted into the U.S. Ski-Snowboard Hall of Fame in… Continue reading Article sparks fond memories of Otis Ridge
The first day of spring arrives on March 20 this year and what better way to celebrate than by sowing some seeds? You’ll need to start most of them inside, as it’s still too cold out for most crops to survive. We’ve culled together a few tips from New England Newspapers Inc. columnists Ron Kujawski,… Continue reading 5 tips to get your garden started