Yoder Farm: Powered by water and sunshine

Originally published in the Manchester Journal on May 13, 2018.  DANBY — Following the successful installation of both solar and hydropower systems, Danby’s Yoder Farm is one step closer to a grandiose goal: to produce more carbon than the farm consumes. Operated by Ryan and Rachel Yoder, on land leased from the neighboring Smokey House …

History and Hospitality: The Red Lion Inn

Originally published in UpCountry Magazine on March 1, 2018. All photos by George Forbes.  Ambling along the halls of The Red Lion Inn, you may wonder exactly which century you’ve stepped into. Around one corner, you’ll discover an intimate, yet lively, tavern — its wood walls welcoming you to an evening of warmth. Lifting a …

Untapped: Shires brewing industry poised for growth

Originally published by The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce.    Opportunity is brewing in Vermont’s beer industry, and the Bennington area stands to benefit big — that is, if local entrepreneurs take advantage of that opportunity. While the brewing industry has thus far struggled to catch on in the Shires, Will Gardner — founder of Hop …

Visit Arlington

Originally published in Manchester Life Magazine on May 1, 2018.  Tucked away in the beautiful Battenkill valley, between the bustling communities of Manchester and Bennington, you may spot a small town named Arlington on your map. Despite its diminutive size, Arlington offers a treasure trove of culture for travelers. With a history as rich as the …

Friendship forged in philanthropy

Originally published in the Manchester Journal on April 20, 2018.  MANCHESTER — Shoppers will have the opportunity to treat themselves and help others this Saturday, when Manchester’s Eileen Fisher Company Store will team up with The Kura Project — a local nonprofit supporting female students in Northern Kenya — for a day of fashion, fun …

Trail runners rejoice: New races coming to town

Originally published in the Manchester Journal on April 20, 2018.  MANCHESTER — “Every runner, every distance.” That’s the mantra of local husband and wife Adam Schalit and Eliza Hamm, who recently announced the debut of their Shires-based trail running series “Nor’east Trail Runs.” Through the series, which will bring at least five races of varying …