Double M Rodeo
Family, History

Keeping the fair alive

Aggie fairs survive financial challenges, decline in volunteers and attendance

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Wardsboro Fourth of July
Family, People

Southern Vermont’s longest-running Fourth of July parade turns 70

Head to Wardsboro, Vt., to experience the longest-running Fourth of July Parade in Southern Vermont.

Family, Travel

Festivals and Events

JULY 4 Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence Bennington Battle Monument Bennington, Vt. benningtonbattlemonument.com Historic games and Colonial fun leading up to the reading of the Declaration of Independence, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brattleboro’s Independence Day Parade Brattleboro, Vt. facebook.com/pg/BrattleboroGoesFourth The annual Brattleboro Goes Fourth kicks off at 10 a.m. with… Continue reading Festivals and Events

Family, Food, Outdoors, Travel

10 fairs you don’t want to miss

In Western Massachusetts Adams Agricultural Fair 371 Old Columbia St. Adams Aug. 2-4adams-agricultural-fair.org The Double M Rodeo promises to be a highlight of the 45th Adams Agricultural Fair, which also includes a demolition derby, livestock contests, horse and oxen pulls, a K-9 dog demonstration, a birds of prey show, live music and entertainment, concessions, amusement… Continue reading 10 fairs you don’t want to miss

Family, Our New England Life, Out and About, Travel, UpCountry Living

Where to find summer in the middle of winter

One visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Mass.; one soft landing of a monarch butterfly on your shoulder, and you’ll be transported to an ideal summer day.

Family, Outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

UpCountry Tubing Guide

By Francesca Olsen Backyards and sloping state parks are good, but area ski resorts are stepping up the tubing game with groomed lanes, ski lifts so kids won’t get tired, and free-running hot chocolate. Because you don’t need to rent equipment, tubing can be a cost-effective way to fly down a mountain. Most resorts supply… Continue reading UpCountry Tubing Guide

Family, Outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts

By Scott Stafford When the first snow falls, dozens of men and women begin scrambling up and down local hills and mountains of local ski resorts in a frantic effort to manufacture tons of artificial ground cover as quickly as possible. They are the snow makers. And while that may sound mystical, it is actually… Continue reading The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts