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Where are they now? Otter Valley Union High School - Amanda Sanderson, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Amanda Sanderson



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Otter Valley Union High School - Amanda Sanderson, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Goshen, Vermont; I currently live in Birmingham, Alabama. I turned 25 years old at the end of May.

Family: Raymond and Candy Counter are responsible for any and all success I have, and my siblings — Heather Bruce, Joshua Bruce, Katie Counter and Ashley Sanderson — all helped develop my character.

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Climate change: Hardy plants that are ready for it all

Posted on June 12, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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As I look back on last summer, both here in Vermont and all down the eastern seaboard, I recall it as incredibly dry and also very hot — not an easy time for our gardens.

And a quick check of the NOAA website for Burlington reinforced my impressions. The overall rainfall in the summer of 2016 was 50 percent below the long term average. A total of 15 inches of rain fell between May and October, compared with the long-term average of 22 inches, and every month was drier than the long-term norm.

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Infinitus, longest trail race in state, offers races from 8K to 5,518 mile in Goshen

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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GOSHEN — The longest trail race in the state, the third Infinitus 888K (551.8-mile) starts on May 18, 8:08 a.m., and gives runners 10 days to complete laps in the wilds of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Based out of Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen, the weeklong event gives lesser mortals a chance to run the trails of the Moosalamoo with an 8k, 80k, marathon, 100-mile or 250-mile options. In 2015 and 2016, only one person finished the 888k. Plenty more tried.

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Bleeding hearts bring grace to spring gardens

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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Everyone loves Bleeding Hearts, with their delicate flowers — each reminiscent of a little pink heart with a tiny drop of blood dripping from it — that are perfectly complimented by mounds of dainty fern-like leaves. They bloom in mid-spring, once the weather is settled and winter’s chill is out of the ground.

There are actually several kinds of Bleeding Hearts and their near relatives — all of which make delightful plants for the spring garden.

Fringed Bleeding Hearts

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Ice House becomes first Vermont goat dairy to get AWA Grassfed Certified

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



GOSHEN — Ice House Farm in Goshen is the first Vermont goat dairy to win the Certified Grassfed accreditation from A Greener World, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting sustainability. The farm was also awarded AGW’s Animal Welfare Approved certification for both its goats and its pasture-raised flock of chickens, which includes Welsummers, Marans, Speckled Sussex, Araucanas and other assorted breeds.

The Grassfed certification means that animals are:

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Love of goats sparks creation of Goshen micro dairy

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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GOSHEN — On a gorgeous day in May, Goshen farmers Chad and Morgan Beckwith are taking their goats on a walk. The small herd follows along through the woods like a happy pack of large shaggy dogs, browsing on everything in sight. Partway through the walk, Morgan hears an urgent bleating that can only mean one thing. Calliope — a one-year-old French-Alpine “show goat” from New Hampshire and the newest addition to Ice House Farm — is about to kid for the first time.

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Sowing summer: black-eyed Susans for every garden

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Judith Irven



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The days are getting longer and winter is drawing to a close.

March is upon us and Vermonters are getting serious about planning for the gardening season ahead. What new garden projects should we undertake  and what new plants will we try?

It is also ‘seed-starting month’ in the North Country. If you sow seeds indoors in March, the young plants will have a two-month head start before you move them to their long-term garden home.

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Goshen

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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GOSHEN — Goshen residents passed by voice the proposed municipal budget of $232,817 and highway budget of $209,200 on Monday night, after the customary town meeting potluck.

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Goshen

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



GOSHEN — Goshen residents won’t be contemplating any major changes to municipal budgets or town official positions at this year’s town meeting, but they will consider raising spending on the town’s roads.

After the customary 5:30 p.m. potluck at Goshen Town Hall on Monday, March 6, voters will gather at 7 p.m. to decide whether or nor to pass a general fund spending plan of $232,817, a 0.06 percent increase from last year’s approved budget of $232,673.

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Meet the chef: Sarah Griswold from Blueberry Hill Inn

Posted on February 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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GOSHEN — Sarah Griswold, Blueberry Hill Inn’s winter chef, might be new to Vermont, but she’s been cooking like a farmer since she was a child.

Griswold grew up on a sheep farm in Danbury, Conn. There, she ate from the garden, canned her own fruits and vegetables, and learned to cook with food she grew herself. In the summertime, she worked with her uncle, who had a catering business based in Rhode Island.

“I’ve loved it since I was little,” she said.

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