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Shula Ornstein of Albany, N.Y., finishes her morning chores by leading cows out to pasture at Kiss the Cow Farm in Barnard, Vt., on July 9, 2014. Ornstein and two other volunteers were matched with the farm through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In exchange for room and board, the “woofers” learn how to milk cows, process ducks and survive on the farm. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them into plastic bags, to be delivered to customers that day. Lisa Robar, who owns the farm with her husband, Randy, lifts a …

Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer, 80, died at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, of natural causes with his wife Marcia at his side. He was born on March 6, 1934 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Ernest and Willamina (Clarke) Boyer. He was a graduate of Westboro High School, received his BA from Sewanee and his bachelor of …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. The program, split into three groups engaging in projects for one week each, has seen …

The Legs Have It: Steal of Home Helps End Woodstock’s Year

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moretown, Vt. — The pivotal play of the Woodstock High baseball team’s season seemed to unfold in slow motion and silence Monday. Wasps pitcher Matt Poljacik began his full-motion windup with two outs in the third inning and …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Woodstock Lacrosse Advances to D-I Semifinal in OT

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Woodstock — Memo to the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team: next time one of your own scores a winning goal in overtime, try not to pile atop him so violently that he might think twice about doing …

Rivendell Golfers Go Over the Hump for Title Repeat

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waterbury Center, Vt. — The distinctive profile of Camel’s Hump dominates the scenery available along much of the Country Club of Vermont. It’s deliberate: The tourist gets the view of the 4,083-foot peak, particularly from the clubhouse patio, …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Woodstock Hopes the Real Wasps Will Stand Up

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High school baseball team’s stretch run flashed past this week, with four games crammed into three days, including Friday’s 6-4 loss to visiting Windsor. The Wasps split that quartet of contests and finished …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Woodstock Baseball Dealt 2nd Straight Loss

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Westminster, Vt. — After winning its first 10 games, Woodstock hit a bump in the road — make that two bumps — as the Wasps lost for the second time this week, 12-4, at Hadley Field in Bellows Falls on Wednesday. When the Wasps were on their win …

Jam Company Causes a Stir

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In a small commercial kitchen in Waterbury Center, Vt., the deep, warm aroma of spices and a faint, vinegary tang of wine fill the air. It’s May outside but inside it’s late fall and early winter — or …