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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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Henley on Hosmer Racing

The second annual homegrown Henley on Hosmer was held under perfect regatta conditions on Big Hosmer’s flat water with mild temperatures and fierce racing. The Steward’s Enclosure was limited to those sporting flannel, camo or cut-offs and the homemade leader … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves, Sunshine and Running

The final running camp of 2013 had blue skies, warm late September sunshine and leaves too beautiful to describe. Eleven runners, ten of them brand new to Craftsbury got a chance to jump into Hosmer, run hills at dawn in … 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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September Runners

11 runners came to Craftsbury to get a taste of what running camp is all about. We crammed as much as we could into the weekend and had a terrific time. Two yoga sessions, a hill workout, the Ridge Run … 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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Foliage and Running

For the first time ever we held weekend foliage running camps and the mesmerizing leaf colors arrived exactly on time. The last two weekends in September found runners doing hills, fartlek and the Ridge Run accompanied by eye-popping autumn leaves. … Continue reading

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