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. 
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...

New Readsboro General Store owners Annalise Strom-Henriksen, right, and her husband, Tim Stys, with their son. The couple recently relocated from New York and purchased the community store.
READSBORO- The Readsboro General Store, one of the most important businesses in the small town of 700 inhabitants, has recently changed ownership. 
Readsboro native Annalise Strom-Henriksen and her husband, Tim Stys, have bought the store from previous owners Tom and Brenda Dente. 

Lesley Holvey, left, and Dora Holvey, right, in a section of their shop, arranged by Dora. Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - Mother-daughter duo Dora and Lesley Holvey say the first few months in their antique store, The Shops at Collectors Cottage, have gone well. The pair is in the process of expanding their space, located at 135 Route 100 in Dover, and are looking to partner with more antique dealers, makers...

The 2019 Southern Vermont Economy Summit.
Southern Vermont- A virtual summit will be held May 12, 13, and 14 to focus on rural resilience. The 2021 theme is “Reconnect,” a time to reconnect with one another, and with efforts to build a brighter future for rural communities. If you are ready to look forward and focus on rural America’s...


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