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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Job opening at the Center

Want to work at the Center? The front office is hiring – check it out.

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HS XC Runners: Fast Times at Craftsbury

Coaches Maria Stuber, Lisa Schlenker and I hosted a one day high school cross country pre-season camp for local VT teens. This being our inaugural go at this camp, we had no idea how many to expect. Runners started collecting … Continue reading

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Messing about in Boats

I’m lucky in that there are many fun parts of my job, but one of the highlights is getting to work with talented photographers and resulting pics to work with. A week or two ago, Kris Dobie came up and … Continue reading

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NENSA U23 Camp Wrapup

You may have seen this, but check out Janice’s wrapup of last week’s U23 Camp we hosted. Was great to have the guys here!

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Recipe of the Month: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes 5 Dozen 2 2/3c Butter 2c White Sugar 2c Brown Sugar 3 Eggs 2 1/2t Vanilla 6c Flour 2 1/2t Baking Soda 3c Chocolate Chips Cream butter and sugars together, then add eggs and vanilla. Mix. … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking: A Different Take

Mountain biking is generally associated with boulder strewn singletrack, daring macho descents and tortuous, grueling climbs. But the mountain bike is a great tool for other activities as well, like cruising Vermont’s tranquil back-roads. It has been said that “the … Continue reading

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August Night Sky

The evening chorus of crickets presides over a darkening sky at 7:52 pm. The longer sunsets of June and July are long gone. I tried in vain to photograph the full moon but it was futile. Better to capture it … Continue reading

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Hidden Talents

Fun night as always after yesterday’s Head of the Hosmer. But the campers and staff were in for a special treat: Fleet Manager Troy Howell singing, backed by Program Director Norm Graf on sax. Sadly no one thought to grab … Continue reading

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Finishing with a Flourish: All Comers Week

Wall of Famer Ed Sell The last running camp for 2011 finished strong with a mix of new faces and returning athletes. Running, biking, hiking, long distance swims, biathlon shooting, swim clinics and classroom presentations kept us busy all week. … Continue reading

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Biking and Hiking and Running, Oh My!

A  sparky crowd of All-comers week runners biked, hiked and ran their way through a brilliant August day and finished at the Westmore Beach of Lake Willoughby with tired legs and smiling faces. Runners came streaming in to the beach … Continue reading

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