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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: Outdoors & Recreation

Re: “Rock Star: The Sky's the Limit for This Teen Climber

Keep going bud

Posted by Pixelvt on 10/07/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Exploring Vermont's New State Park: Taconic Mountains Ramble

The zen gardens were always a favorite spot to go during my time at Castleton. Even got to watch it snowing on mother's day from Zion Major one year. It's a gorgeous spot, I'm so glad it's be preserved as a state park!

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Posted by Scg12050 on 05/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Exploring Vermont's New State Park: Taconic Mountains Ramble

Have been wanting to visit this new park for months. Dan's description might get me off my duff, finally.

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Posted by Dean Pierce on 05/18/2017 at 7:12 AM

Re: “New American Women's Soccer Team Dreams Big

https://www.gofundme.com/thegoldenblazers

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Posted by Zahra Mohamed on 03/16/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “New American Women's Soccer Team Dreams Big

Is there a link to the team's GoFundMe site for people who would like to donate?

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Posted by Bethany Halliday on 03/15/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “With New Owners, Greensboro's Highland Lodge Is Reborn

Good luck!

Posted by Bob Frazier on 03/01/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “With New Owners, Greensboro's Highland Lodge Is Reborn

Great article Heidi!

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Posted by Bob Russell on 02/22/2017 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Women's Alpine World Cup Skis Into Killington

Awesome to see my first race coach as chief of race you're awesome Ted Sutton.

Posted by Lincoln Stevens on 11/26/2016 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Brooke Scatchard Introduces the Fat Bike Ski

One of my fondest winter memories was the year (winter of 1970) when Jay Peak was renting "ski-bobs" (bikes with a long ski under the seat and a short ski attached to the handlebars, plus two short skis for your boots and, most importantly, with a spring under the seat so you could leap moguls). Jay also allowed us to take these gadgets up the tram, so we could come roaring down black diamond trails in relative safety, even though we were far from expert skiers....for a ski mad 16-year-old, it simply could not have been much better !

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Posted by Robert Resnik on 11/21/2016 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Brooke Scatchard Introduces the Fat Bike Ski

Finally! I can ride my $1,000 fat-bike ski to the Food Shelf! Talk about problem solved!

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 11/16/2016 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Talon Scouting With a Vermont Falconer

Red-tailed hawks used for falconry are trapped as passage (juvenile) birds that have been living on their own for a few months, so they are not imprinted on humans.

Posted by Jon D'Arpino on 10/18/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Talon Scouting With a Vermont Falconer

I wish there was more information on whether or not these birds are subject to imprinting.

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Posted by Linds Go on 09/29/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “On the Field With Bill Lee, Red Sox Legend and Vermont Gubernatorial Candidate

Thank you for this reminder that Spaceman Bill Lee is running for Governor of Vermont during this election cycle. Had forgotten about this fact and had been wondering about who to vote for given neither Scott or Minter will gain my vote in the general election. At least now, in all seriousness, I have someone to vote for and that will be Bill Lee as well as the Liberty Union Party. Who knows, with Bill Lee's help, the party might break the threshold it needs to gain major party status within the state.

Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by norsehorse on 08/18/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Pedaling the Rail Trail in Saranac Lake

We are so excited about our upcoming trip on the Rail Bikes. Our six-day Adirondack bicycle vacation will be using paved roads most of the time, but we can't wait to "ride the rails" in August!
Simon Burrows
Great Bike Tours (www.greatbiketours.com)

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Posted by Simon Burrows on 07/28/2016 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

I used to scull on the Charles river in Cambridge, MA. One thing my experience taught me is that Champlain is generally too rough for sculling. The pond in Coventry sounds perfect for it, and it is lovely when nature builds a natural venue for a sport That said, my family had a place on Willoughby at the time of the battle over jet skis on small lakes in Vermont. They were annoying and dangerous to people who were using the lake in an unpowered way. There were times when I was nearly run over while swimming by these machines. Nothing going on in Craftsbury seems to be endangering lives or property in any real sense. What is being damaged, according to the power boat users, is their grandfathered ability to use power boats in such a small body of water. I hope that cooler heads prevail and a reasonable schedule can be set with all sides satisfied. But being grumpy is a time-honored tradition in the NEK. Grumpiness is still allowed.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 07/07/2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

It is interesting that the motor boat enthusiasts don't complain about noise their boats may generate on this small pond. I had the privilege of living at COC and working as a recreation instructor. Hosmer Pond is a special place because the shoreline is not over developed (yet), and the pond is not over run with motorized vehicles. I hope these disagreements can be worked out so everyone continues to experience the peace and beauty of this unspoiled place.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Annie Oak on 07/06/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

As a property owner on the pond, and long time user of the pond I can attest first hand to the disruption these boats cause to fisherman and boaters. I have been boating and fishing on Hosmer for some 25 years. Over this past weekend (4th of July when no skulls were to be out) I was fishing on the northern end and had a skull come within 12-18 inches of hitting my 55 thousand dollar fishing boat. I know we all need to get a long here, but what is ultimately at play is a commercial use of a state owned and maintained body of water. It would be no different than if i decided to open a bass fishing camp and teach people how to bass fish with large bass fishing boats plugging the lake. There is little legal precedent in such comemrcial use cases and the state is going to have to make a decision on this as it is not going to end

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Ben Moffatt on 07/05/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

Scullers, just go to Champlain. Clearly the lake just isn't big enough.

5 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by ksmith610 on 07/03/2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

This is not a difficult issue to resolve. It's all about managing the only competing resource at stake here, which is time on the lake... When this issue began to formally circulate among property owners by email two years ago, several people, myself included, suggested developing a workable calendar for all parties. If the calendar that was worked out at that time had been adhered to, this article would not have been necessary. Despite the overtones from neighbors quoted above, the non-COC property owners do realize the viability and importance of the COC, within reasonable limits. It's time to cut out the noise, sit down over lunch for an hour and work out a schedule of alternating usage that is agreeable to all (the COC has made a significant step forward by NOT having group sessions on July 4th and Labor Day weekends) then actively communicate these times during the summer months. This way the prized resource everyone enjoys will be properly utilized and further conflict can be avoided. Bill Amirault

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bill A on 07/03/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

As someone who lives in Craftsbury this article fails to point out many of the other COC wrongdoings.

They use couches and cars to blockade public roads and scream at you as you try and drive by to get home. They rollerski/bike/jog 5-6 abreast blocking roadways and don't get over.

I'm a younger person and it really isn't a "new V.S. old" thing, it's a difference in respect for public spaces.

It's all of these things combined that residents take into account.

6 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Don Atherton on 07/03/2016 at 9:41 AM

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