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We just came to realize that Craftsbury Outdoor Center member/neighbor and Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative member Ross Morgan was honored last month by the great folks from East Charleston’s Northwoods Stewardship Center. Ross is the inaugural recipient of the George … Continue reading

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3 Gun Salute

It has begun. Snow guns are fired, wrapping up maintenance on the PistenBullys, and the GRP is traveling to little snow-y stashes around VT. Mt. Craftsbury ’13-14 started its glaciation on Tuesday, November 12th, as temps dropped for great snowmaking. … Continue reading

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Drama in Real Life – Loon Rescue!

When Eric Hanson, who wears many hats at Craftsbury but who is also the Vermont Loon Recovery Project Coordinator, asked for help with a loon rescue at lunch today, he got a fast response from GRP scullers Sarah and Ben, … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap – Autumn Gardens

Though they struggled with the same challenges faced by many Vermont farmers this year, our master gardeners Pam and Amy relentlessly pushed the pace in the Center’s myriad gardens. It was a difficult year in these parts: relentless early season … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Challenge Scenes

Oktoberfest weekend action ended with the exciting and unpredictable Checkpoint Challenge. I blasted around the trails on my bike trying to capture some of the action at various checkpoints. I regret not getting to the “catch a chicken and get … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest at Craftsbury was an embarrassment of riches. With a beer garden and bonfire, cheese boards groaning with local choices, a menu that just wouldn’t quit and music and dancing that went late into the night. The enthusiastic crowd of … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Ceremony

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It was a long time coming but the new building is underway. Temporarily named the Activity Center, the building will provide an exciting new space for the Center’s skiers, runners, scullers and Community members. The groundbreaking ceremony was a rare … Continue reading

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Autumnal Monday

  Today felt particularly autumny. A week ago there was nary a colorful leaf to be found. Now those leaves are strutting their stuff. Today was downright nippy and all of a sudden hats, mittens and various iterations of warm … Continue reading

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New Technology deployed by the Old

The Center is always looking at ways to improve guest experience. We’re in the midst of a project with Fairpoint to bolster our network access. Lots of infrastructure to deploy yet, and we’re a ways away, but steps are progressing. … Continue reading

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Profile: Eric Hanson, VT Loon Recovery Project Coordinator

Last week, Vermont’s independent news voice, Seven Days, featured an article about “Vermont’s Loon-atic,” Eric Hanson. For 15 years, Hanson has been the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Recovery Project, a program of the the Vermont Center for Ecostudies in … Continue reading

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