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The Spin Doctors bring their vibrant, blues-influenced sound and unique chemistry to the Stratton stage at 7:30 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm.
The Spin Doctors bring their vibrant, blues-influenced sound and unique chemistry to the Stratton stage at 7:30 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm.
STRATTON - Stratton Mountain welcomes back a sky-high Fourth of July celebration in southern Vermont, taking place July 2, 3, and 4. Excitement is in the air as fireworks, family activities, and live music return to the mountain, alongside summer operations including downhill mountain biking,...

Deerfield River Bar and Bottle Shop managing partners John A. Verrochi and Lindsay C. Derr took a risk opening during COVID. Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - People tell Deerfield River Bar and Bottle Shop managing partners John A. Verrochi and Lindsay C. Derr they must be crazy to have opened a business in the middle of a pandemic. 
The pair brushes it off. 
“Opening during COVID, we knew what to expect,” says Derr. “Thankfully...

Tim Hall and Mary Lou Ricci are the new owners of the Hermitage Inn. Photo courtesy of Brandon Beatty.
DOVER - Tim Hall says he and his wife, Mary Lou Ricci, hadn’t planned to get into the inn-owning business. But when The Hermitage Inn was under foreclosure, they found themselves drawn to the prospect. 
“We were sitting around with friends in our living room at our house here, and we...

Doveberry Inn owner Tim Ryan
DOVER - Regarding his latest venture, Tim Ryan has something he’s been telling his kids. “I say to them, ‘Dad did what Dad does. He bought another property out of foreclosure.’ I’ve been doing this for 30 years.” 
What Ryan hasn’t been doing for 30 years, though, is running inns. 
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Twin Valley Middle High School students Janelle Fisher, Tanya Wheeler, and Shelbea Fournier
Twin Valley Middle High School students Janelle Fisher, Tanya Wheeler, and Shelbea Fournier
WHITINGHAM – During the spring 2021 semester, Twin Valley Middle High School students Janelle Fisher, Tanya Wheeler, and Shelbea Fournier completed a career preparation intensive program designed and implemented by Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Pipelines and Pathways Program (P3)....

Taylor Wilkins shows off a sign for Betsey’s Dots of Dover in his home workshop. Photo courtesy of Taylor Wilkins
DOVER - For Taylor Wilkins, a few things happened at once in the summer of 2019. He found out his job, working in the sign shop at Mount Snow, was being eliminated. He had a list of clients he needed to make signs for. And his wife was six months pregnant. 
“There was no transition period...

Jade Barnshaw and Graham Alsted with their daughter, Dahlia Alsted, outside Folly. Lauren Harkawik
WILMINGTON - On a recent Sunday morning, Jade Barnshaw, Graham Alsted, and their daughter, Dahlia Alsted, who is almost 2 years old, are inside the place that brought them here. Folly, the downtown spot known for its intimate dining setting and high-end cuisine, is, decoratively speaking, largely...

Luella Strattner
Assistant head of MSA named as rising leader This is the first in a series of articles about valley professionals who were included on the 2021 list of “Emerging Leaders of Southern Vermont,” a designation announced by the Southern Vermont Economy Summit and sponsored by...
Mountain biking at Stratton Mountain.
Mountain biking at Stratton Mountain.
STRATTON- Grease those chains and get the bikes ready to roll, because another gripping season of mountain biking at Stratton Mountain is set to open May 28. Entering its third season of operation, the bike park has been at the center of summer activity for the past two seasons of warm weather....
WHITINGHAM - The 25th annual Deerfield Valley Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering grades five through nine will be held from 1 to 4 pm at the Twin Valley Middle High School Monday, June 28 to Friday, July 2.  Camp director is Buddy Hayford. Camp staff will include high school and college...

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