A Healthy Start for Seedlings: The Peat Dilemma

By Thomas Christopher For me, this season brings with it an ethical dilemma. This is the time of year when I start sowing seeds indoors. Every late winter through spring I grow 400-odd seedlings under lights in my basement to plant out,

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Ellen Ecker Ogden wants you to grow an heirloom garden

When Ellen Ecker Ogden moved to a 10-acre farm in Landgrove, Vt., in 1980, she didn’t envision herself as a nationally respected author of gardening books and cookbooks. Since then, the Manchester Village resident has authored several garden- and cooking-related titles, with

Take your home from drab to fab!

7 tips from interior designers to refresh your home this spring By Jennifer Huberdeau After a year of spending more time in our homes than ever before, most of us are ready for a change. And what better time of year than

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2021 UpCountry Alpine Ski Guide

In Southern Vermont Bromley Mountain 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, Vt.802-824-5522bromley.com Killington Resort 3861 Killington Road, Killington, Vt.800-734-9435killington.com Magic Mountain 495 Magic Mountain Access, Londonderry, Vt.802-824-5645magicmtn.com Mount Snow 39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover, Vt.800-245-SNOWmountsnow.com Okemo Mountain Resort 77 Okemo Ridge Road,

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Dressed to impress

Home staging for a successful sale By Kimberly Kirchner Getting a home ready for sale is a lot like getting ready for a job interview. You reach into the back of the closet for your nicest shirt and most sensible pair of

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Otis Ridge Ski Area continues to thrive

Founded in 1946, this family-friendly ski hill still has a lot to offer By Margaret ButtonOTIS, Mass. At one time, the Berkshires was the home to more than 35 small ski areas that catered to families. But as larger resorts opened, the

Sharing the joy of snowmobiling

Woodford SnoBusters keep vast network of trails clear for winter fun By Cherise ForbesWOODFORD, Vt. In 1984, the Woodford SnoBusters got their start from the front porch of the McKenna homestead, thanks to a group of snowmobilers determined to share the sport

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Big things are happening at Bousquet

Mill Town Capital invests in historic Pittsfield ski area By Mike WalshPITTSFIELD, Mass. It’s a small sign, just two words in black on a white backdrop. Yet, the three of us linger beneath it in silence for a long moment. “Food +