A towering tribute to a key moment in our history

Originally published by UpCountry Magazine, July 2018.  American heritage stands tall in Bennington, Vt.: Visitors and passersby can’t miss the Bennington Battle Monument that defines the destination and embodies the revolutionary spirit that shaped it. In the midst of the sweltering summer of 1777, British General John Burgoyne made his move to quell the American …

What a catch

Originally published by the Good Taste Dining Guide, 2018.    Vermont may be a landlocked state, but you’ll never want for fresh seafood in the Northshire thanks to Manchester’s Earth & Sea Fish Market. Begun in 1986 out of the back of a refrigerated minivan, owner Bob Yakaitis has spent the last 30-plus years working …

What’s UP with SUP?

Originally published by Stratton Magazine in May 2018.    Perched atop a stand-up paddleboard, you’re guaranteed to experience the viridescent Vermont landscape from a singular and stunning perspective. Propelling yourself across Stratton’s still waters you’ll discover the vibrant landscapes bustling both beneath the water and within the trees, while simultaneously testing your body and mind to whatever extent you choose. Even those born and raised in the Green Mountain …

Historian traces century-old story of a Bennington family at war

Originally published in the Bennington Banner on May 28, 2018.  One hundred years ago, more than 500 Bennington citizens left their homes in the Green Mountains in an effort to “make the world safe for democracy.” Of those men and women 16 would be killed  — six from diseases like influenza — and 27 more …