The jars of tomato sauce, blueberry conserve, raspberry-blueberry preserve, and dried herbs line the walls of our “dark pantry,” the one that has no windows or heat, so it acts as a root cellar in the winter. Dried chamomile blossoms, dried mint, dried lemon verbena fill the jars on my tea shelf.
Fall in Addison County is a time of changing leaves, mild weather and the pressing need to make the most of the season before winter sets in. In our annual fall foliage guide, we offer an abundance of ways to make the most of the season.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Careening down a Vermont mountain on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy, without having taken the time to find a helmet, John Curran was looking to reach the town of Rochester, isolated by flooding left by the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Mainly he was looking for a story.
MIDDLEBURY — The United Way of Addison County’s goal for its annual fund-raising campaign remains unchanged from the past several years. But the organization’s officials are viewing the campaign, which kicks off this week with the Days of Caring volunteer event, in a landscape after Tropical Storm Irene that is both financially and literally different.
GRANVILLE/HANCOCK — Three weeks after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene cut off road access, phone lines and electricity service to the White River Valley, the two easternmost towns in Addison County are marking small improvements in the valley each day.
As residents of Granville and Hancock begin to tabulate damage, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are fanning out across the county and working with homeowners, town officials and business owners to help them apply for disaster assistance.
GRANVILLE/HANCOCK — Though some might argue that it’s not an ideal time to open a store on Route 100 in Granville, with access still restricted by flood damage, Daniel Sargeant disagrees.
In fact, he said, the crowd that turned out to the grand opening of the Granville General Store on Thursday just goes to show how much the town-wide bonds have strengthened in the wake of the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene.
LINCOLN — Speaker Shap Smith on Thursday announced the appointment of Rep. Michael Fisher, D-Lincoln, as the chair of the House Committee on Health Care. Rep. Fisher, the current vice chair of the committee, replaces former Rep. Mark Larson who resigned from the Legislature in August to become the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, D-Bradford, will become the committee’s vice chair.
ADDISON COUNTY — Step by step Addison County native Rory Jackson made his way from the east coast of Ghana to the west.
As he rambled along the shore in 2002, it never dawned on Jackson that his path would lead him to build a free school for young Ghanaians.
Along his pilgrimage, he reflected on the course that delivered him to that far away African land by the Gulf of Guinea.