The long-awaited third volume of wild and true stories from Vermont's retired Fish & Wildlife wardens is finally here. Features tales such as: Making Tracks - The questionable benefits of early snowmobiles; Chuck Chase - A Warden's near-catastrophic encounter with an agoraphobic woodchuck; and Beaver Battles.
Many forest owners want to take a more ecological approach to managing their woods, and they feel right at home with a more natural forestry that's focused on the forest and not just the trees. If you've ever wondered how to make the right choices for the woods that mean so much to you, More than a Woodlot will guide you.
Tropical Storm Ireneroared into Vermont in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 while many were still asleep. By morning, it was pouring up to 10 inches of rain onto the spine of the tiny state’s Green Mountains. Twelve hours later Irene was gone, but in many towns the destruction was nearly total - and many small communities were completely cut off from the outside world. What happened next was not what you might think. Not only did the people in these tiny outposts and isolated communities work together to rescue the stranded and begin rebuilding roads, salvaging what they could from debris, but they rediscovered collective bonds of strength and resiliency that lie within all of us.
From Wilmington to Waterbury, the Deerfield River to Lake Champlain, the storm transformed Vermont. And in the following months, Vermonters themselves.
All proceeds from A Mighty Storm will be distributed among three charities:
The VT Irene Flood Relief Fund, providing grants to small businesses statewide affected by the flooding in partnership with the Central Vermont Community Action Council -The Mobile Home Project Fund, a relief fund benefiting many of Vermont's most vulnerable residents with picking up and rebuilding after floodwaters wreaked havoc in mobile home parks across the state. -The Rutland Relief Fund, which benefits Rutland-area residents who were hurt by flooding.
Regally bred and destined for greatness, Raja is on the path to win the Triple Crown when a series of events send him into the random world of “off-the-track thoroughbreds.” Raja’s odyssey takes him from the Kentucky Derby trail to the “A” show Hunter/Jumper circuit; along the streets of New York City with the NYPD mounted unit; and to the horrors of the livestock auction and “kill” truck. When he meets Paddy Murphy, a retired steeplechase jockey, and Paddy’s 16-year-old niece, Dee, Raja finds a second chance to fulfill his destiny.
Anne Hambleton is a lifelong horsewoman, retired amateur steeplechase jockey and USPC graduate “A”. She lives on a farm in Weybridge, Vermont with her family and “the herd” of ex-racehorses she actively trains and competes.
Bread and Bones is Richard Ruane on vocals, guitar, tenor and 5 string banjos, mandolin and ukulele; Beth Duquette on vocals and Mitch Barron on fretless, fretted and upright basses and vocals. They perform traditional accoustic folk music full of "finesse & creativity."
Rick Bessette is a native of Shelburne, VT, who grew up living and working on Shelburne Farms, the former estate of Willam Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Inspired by the natural beauty of the land and the almost utopic agricultural life the property was built for, Bessette turned to poetry to express his awe.
“The poetry of Rick Bessette gives us a chance to see the world through
the eyes of a real Vermonter – in tune with the loves around him, and in
love with the landscape in all its moods.” —Crea and Phil Lintilhac
VPR Commentator Bil Mares has assembled his concise and witty observations on what makes us all tick into a perfect package for the bibliophile. The cover art by fellow Vermonter Ed Koren makes a punny reference to both Mares' running hobby and the time he is allotted to deliver his regular radio commentaries.
The epistolary poems in Karin Gottshall’s Flood Letters defy
all expectations. In her hands, the familiar Biblical story of the Flood
is radically transformed, addressed by the intimate, unflinching voice
of one who has mastered the poetics of disaster.