Winter Adventures

By Brianna Marino From crisp autumns to soft snowy days, the changing of seasons is one of the more striking advantages of living in the Upper Valley. Winter transforms the…

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Vermont’s Bats: Why We Should Care

These misunderstood creatures are an important part of our ecosystem. By Sarah Strew, Lead Nature Camp and Adult Programs, VINS Bats have one of the worst reputations in the animal…

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All Hallows’ Eve

Ghost stories and Halloween go hand in hand. Here are some spooky tales that take place right here in the Upper Valley. Compiled by Laura Jean Whitcomb Sure, everyone knows…

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Tracking in the Winter Woods

By Adair Mulligan There’s no better time to get outside with your child than in winter. What? Wrestling with snowsuits, mittens, boots and hats? Yes! Beyond the exhilaration of crisp…

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Family Camping

By Andi Diehn I’m always on the lookout for better vacation ideas. Last summer, when a friend of mine mentioned she was taking her son camping, I invited my own…

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EMT Training

A college sophomore learns how to save lives in emergency situations By Jessa Fogel The pagers went off in the office around 11 p.m., a harsh interruption in an otherwise…

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A Feast of Sunshine

By Adrienne Flowers Autumn is a time for gathering up the last bits of sunshine and storing them away for the long winter ahead. How perfect it is, then, that…

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Owls: Night Specters

By Wendy Lilly-Hansen Do you know what happens at night in the wild? Of course, lots of critters are busy foraging for food while you are sleeping, but let’s talk about…

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