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From the editor

My parents had me on cross country skis by the time I hit kindergarten. If you cross country ski, winter is never a sedentary, solitary season. Instead, it’s filled with adventure and vitality. Thanks to my parents strapping those skis on my feet when I was a kid, I’ve had the privilege of cruising New… Continue reading From the editor

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As I write, the season’s early chill has summoned the first snowflakes of the year. Up in West Dover, Vt., it’s been cold enough that Mount Snow’s been able to make enough snow to open. In fact, it’s making history by celebrating its earliest opening in 64 years. Here in the UpCountry, it’s that time… Continue reading From the Executive Editor

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Norman Rockwell loomed large in the March/April issue of UpCountry magazine, and we received so much positive feedback for it that I wanted to thank you, dear readers, for sharing it. Meanwhile, one reader prompted an inquiry into whether Joe’s Diner in Lee, Mass., was the actual setting for Rockwell’s “The Runaway.” That’s the 1958… Continue reading From the Editor

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Editor’s Note

On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the 77th Congress in what he called an “unprecedented” moment in U.S. history. In his State of the Union address, Roosevelt set out to prepare America for the inevitable: war. Roosevelt’s challenge was monumental: He rallied Americans to eschew isolationism and rise to protect republics around… Continue reading Editor’s Note

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From the Editor

A day on the ski slopes. A trek through the woods on snowshoes. Dinner by the fireplace at a cozy restaurant. A familiar movie — on a warm couch in a well-appointed living room. In this edition of UpCountry, we’re taking you on an adventure outside and in. Skiing and snowboarding are indeed big parts… Continue reading From the Editor

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From the Editor

To me, Tanglewood is summer. If you were lucky enough to grow up around the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Mass., you know exactly what I mean. You spent many a summer evening on the lawn, picnicking with family and friends, gazing up at the stars awash in sound from the… Continue reading From the Editor

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From the Editor

Step back for a moment. Give yourself a pat on the back. You made it — we made it! — through another winter in the UpCountry. Spring has arrived and we’re finally getting out to stretch our legs and take in the warmer weather. And really that’s what this edition of UpCountry is all about:… Continue reading From the Editor

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From the Editor

If you grew up in the upcountry about 30 years ago or more, you too may have suffered the indignity of being forced to wear rubber overshoes to school this time of year. Forcing them on, rubber overshoes resisted. Peeling them off, rubber overshoes fought to stay on. And in between, how an inch of… Continue reading From the Editor

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From the Editor

  Welcome to UpCountry, a magazine for visitors to and denizens of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. If UpCountry sounds familiar to some of you, it should. It’s a revival of a title produced back in the 1970s by The Berkshire Eagle, Brattleboro Reformer and Bennington Banner. Under new and local ownership, our publishing company… Continue reading From the Editor