SUMMER JOURNAL

Auto roads make peaks accessible

8/19/19

Years ago, we used to plan ambitious hikes that involved 40-pound backpacks, many nights in a tent and significant climbs. One of our goals was to...

When your opponent is an edible crop that goes well with butter, you may be inclined to underestimate the magnitude of the challenge you’re about...

The sun hung high above the pines as a voice came booming through the loudspeakers and bounced off the hills, calling campers to lunch. From cabins...

One summer when my kids were young, I took them along on an assignment that involved finding unusual flavors of ice cream (tough job, I know). At...

The way shoppers for fresh produce need to show up early to their favorite farmers markets, bibliophiles this summer will want to plan on arriving...

More than other seasons, summer consists of a series of milestones. Or maybe it’s a checklist.And unlike other seasons, summer needs those markers....

In the space of just one month this summer in the Upper Valley it was possible to take in the classic operas Tosca and Daughter of the Regiment...

The sounds echoed around the clearing in the deep woods on Taggart Hill, high above the White River in Stockbridge, Vt.Clack.Click.Clack.Clickety...

Walking Among Alpacas

8/9/16

There are a handful of places I visit in the Upper Valley when I need a pick-me-up: Tuckerbox for a grilled cheese sandwich, the Listen thrift...

A dusty drive down Royalton Turnpike in Barnard — miles from the hum of Interstate 89 and the villages of Bethel, South Royalton and Woodstock...

South Royalton resident Katrina Mojzesz and her toddler, Oliver Hayes, spend much of their time in the White River.He’s a Pisces, she explained...

A Porch of One’s Own

7/4/16

On summer nights at my parents’ farm in the Champlain Valley, a seat on their screen porch offers a view of a beloved elm tree, a hearty...

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