Tag Archives: Vermont

Recent Publications: Faster Skier, Northern Woodlands

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson, Ebba Andersson, Charlotte Kalla and Anna Haag faced the cameras after winning the silver medal in the relay at the 2017 Nordic World Championships.

I really appreciate the recent article the Faster Skier web site did on some of my work covering the nordic ski racing scene. Above, one of the photos from the article, taken in Lahti, Finland, in 2017. You can reach the Faster Skier article by clicking here.

And I was happy that some of the photos of the Chaloux Brothers firewood business that I published in the blog back in July are in the Autumn issue of Northern Woodlands, below. The Chalouxs are great people and hard workers in a tough business. I photographed them and their firewood operation over the course of several months. Northern Woodlands is an excellent magazine focusing on the forest ecology and economy of the Northeast. Click here for my original gallery of the Chalouxs at work. Click here for a link to the Northern Woodlands article. And subscribe or buy the magazine.

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Winter Jumps

After a long cloudy day, the sun came out and the kids started jumping off the mini-mountain of manmade snow at the Craftsbury, VT, Outdoor Center last weekend. The guy on the bottom started out facing the other direction and in this series is en route to a 360.

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Goodbye Lake Champlain Summer

To mark the start of fall: the last few hours of a last summer day on Lake Champlain. Early September, Oakledge Park, Burlington, VT.

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Frost on the Dock

Lake Iroquois, Williston, VT, this morning. Temperature about 36 degrees F. Frost on the dock, but worth it to see the light. Five days ago it was 94 degrees and humid.

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Chaloux Brothers Firewood


I’m just about finished with a multi-month project photographing the Chaloux Brothers Firewood operation in Williamstown, VT. Meet Roger and Hector Chaloux, among the nicest and most hard-working guys around. And meet lots of firewood, 700 or more cords a year, to add up to something more than 30,000 cords over their 39 years in business. They run log-length wood through their processor, which cuts it to length, splits it and sends it up a conveyor belt and into a dump truck for aging or immediate delivery depending on whether a customer wants green or dry wood. Top, Hector’s silhouette as he operates the wood processor. Below, Roger, and Hector and some of the steps along the way to making firewood. Some of the photos will be in the fall issue of Northern Woodlands magazine. Click here for a full gallery.


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Craftsbury Half Marathon

The Craftsbury, VT, Outdoor Center held its first half marathon Saturday on a beautiful and challenging course that traversed 13.1 miles of dirt roads, ski trails, and single-track through the woods to the Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro. 2,000 feet of elevation gain with beer and lunch at the end. Adam Martin, a nordic skier with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project (above, center) won in 1:16:42; David Sinclair, Waitsfield, VT, left, was second; Patrick Caldwell, US Ski Team (in blue), was third. US Ski Team (and GRP) skier Ida Sargent, below, won the women’s race in 1:37:05. There can’t be many half marathons that can match this one  for the scenery alone, not to mention the hills and the beer. Click here for a full gallery.  Click here for results.

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Dave Rowell’s Barn Dance

It was all big: the barn dance in Dave Rowell’s big yellow barn in East Craftsbury, VT, last night; the crowd (hundreds); Dave himself (at the mike with the Starline Rythmn Boys); the fried chicken sandwiches served up by the Craftsbury General Store; the rebound in the barn’s wooden floor when the band played Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On. The biggest Northeast Kingdom social event of the spring. To benefit the Craftsbury Public Library and the Craftsbury Chamber Players. Only in Vermont does a rockabilly band play to nurture the appreciation of chamber music.

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The Notch, Natch

It’s been one of those Decembers in north-central Vermont: virtually no snow. But there was a little bit over the weekend, packed down on the Smugglers Notch road in Stowe, now closed to traffic for the winter but open for skiers, ice climbers, dog walkers, strollers, sledders and anyone else who wants to venture past the gates that block each end. It’s almost the only cross-country ski option around, except for the Craftsbury Nordic Center, which successfully hosted hundreds of racers on a 1.5-kilometer loop Saturday and Sunday. Stay tuned. We’ll be shoveling soon enough.

 

 

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Cow Share

Home Share Now matches home seekers with people who have room to share in their homes. But what happens if the home seeker has some beef cattle that also need a home? After a thorough search of central Vermont, Home Share Now found Janis a spot in a farmhouse with nearby fields to share, so she brought along her cows. Above, she offers them some treats as they graze in their new home. A gallery of Home Share Now people is here.

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July Fourth March for Sudan

When the car Taylor Stevens McLaughlin, 20, was driving collided head-on with another vehicle near Burlington, Vermont, on January 10, 2010, two lives were lost: Taylor’s and that of the driver of the other car. To try to make something positive happen out of the devastation, Taylor’s family decided to build upon Taylor’s friendship with a group of Sudanese immigrants living in Burlington. The family created a foundation that Taylor’s mother, father and sisters hope will be able to aid Sudanese in need in the U.S. and in Sudan. At the annual July Fourth parade in Montpelier, Taylor’s Sudanese Mission for Peace made its first official appearance. With a new banner, his family, friends and a contingent of Sudanese Vermonters made an emotional march through the streets of Vermont’s capital.

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