1/25/14: The first Annual Ice Sports University weekend was held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee last weekend. Guests took classes in curling, pond hockey, Nordic skating, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Eva tried Nordic skating and curling for the first time and only hit the ice twice.
1/11/14: Pat Stanley has been a firewood dealer for the past 24 years, earning him the nickname of "The Wood Guy." Eva visits Pat at his Richford warehouse and follows him on a delivery to St. Albans. It's been a rough winter for Stanley — the below freezing temperatures have created an unusually high demand for wood and with a low supply of dry wood in the area, "The Wood Guy" has been busy.
1/4/14: The Cleary family in Jericho Center has a unique way of celebrating special occasions. For the past three years, the Clearys have been burning large sculptures created by sculptor and fire breather Chris Cleary. This year Chris built a 20 foot tall creation representing Old Man Winter. Kim Cleary is a fire spinner, and multiple fire artists joined both her and Chris in the pre-show performance.
12/19/13: Näri Penson is celebrating 31 years of teaching pre-kindergarten through first grade at The Schoolhouse in South Burlington. This week marks the 29th Annual Kwanzaa Ceremony at The Schoolhouse under her guidance. Students share traditional African American songs, light candles, and explore the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa.
12/14/13: It all started with a pet mouse named Tiny in 1980. Tiny inspired artist Ellen Jareckie and marketing partner Barry Percy to start House-Mouse Designs when they were UVM students. Over the past 33 years, their business has thrived and Ellen's fanciful mice designs are instantly recognizable whether seen on greeting cards, calendars, mouse pads or buttons.
Eva visited with Ellen and her mice Squeak and Blizzard at her studio in Shelburne.
12/4/13: The Wake Robin Singers held their Annual Holiday Concert at Wake Robin in Shelburne on Wednesday night. The group's average age is 82 and director Rufus Patrick has been making music with them for the past six years. There wasn't an empty seat in the house and even Santa Claus made an appearance.