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Warren Parade Timeline

Warren Parade Timeline

8 am Vendors must have arrived in Warren preparing for setup. Night-before setup is fine. 8 am Mad Bus begins running from Lincoln Peak (Sugarbush) and Yestermorrow School (Route 100 north...

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Young entrepreneur enjoying sweet succes…

Young entrepreneur enjoying sweet success

By Rachel Goff This year, Noah's Fizzy Lemonade is a new vendor at Brooks Field after the Warren Fourth of July parade. Eleven-year-old Noah Schwartz of Waitsfield will be pouring the...

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Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant sold

Hyde Away Inn and Restaurant sold

By Lisa Loomis After 28 years, Bruce and Margaret Hyde have sold the Hyde Away to Ana Dan and Paul Weber who are relocating to Vermont from Columbus, Ohio. Dan and Weber's...

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Countdown to Mad Marathon

Countdown to Mad Marathon

With the Mad Marathon less than two weeks away there are runners, walkers, volunteers, business owners, nonprofit leaders and, of course, race director Dori Ingalls and her team putting the...

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June 2015 is wettest on record

June 2015 is wettest on record

Sampling results from the second round of Friends of the Mad River's 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show no sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning...

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Vermont Music Fest announces lineup for …

Vermont Music Fest announces lineup for August 8

The lineup has been announced for the sixth annual Vermont Music Fest which takes place on Saturday, August 8, at Lareau Farm, from noon to 10 p.m. With two stages in...

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New trails open up options for new rider…

New trails open up options for new riders

By Rachel Goff On Tuesday nights this summer, there could be as many as 40 kids out biking at Blueberry Lake. Bob Kogut of Waitsfield started the Mad River Rippers last year...

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Plans for new trails at Tenney Farm

Plans for new trails at Tenney Farm

By Rachel Goff When the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) conserved the 284-acre Tenney Farm property at the top of Marble Hill Road in Fayston, it was thinking about recreation as well...

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Town to look into path along access road

By Rachel Goff In its work identifying potential trail building projects in The Valley, the Mad River Path Association has honed in on a new location: Sugarbush Access Road. According to the...

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USA TODAY outs Warren Falls as a top swi…

USA TODAY outs Warren Falls as a top swimming hole in the U.S.

The Mad River Valley is represented in the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice contest with Warren Falls as a nominee in the Best Swimming Hole category. "While we have secret...

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Mad Marathon and Hannah’s House celebrat…

Mad Marathon and Hannah’s House celebrate fifth anniversary this year

Marathon runners know how to dig deep and that endurance translates into major fundraising when they take on a special cause. One of the hallmarks of the Mad Marathon is...

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Artisans’ Gallery celebrates 20th annive…

Artisans’ Gallery celebrates 20th anniversary

Artisans' Gallery in Waitsfield Village is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, an extensive renovation has just been completed featuring an expanded space, new artists and upgraded displays...

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Waitsfield farm to sell produce out of s…

Waitsfield farm to sell produce out of state

By Rachel Goff Green Mountain Harvest in Waitsfield is growing fast. Last week, owner David Hartshorn signed an account with Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) to sell his hydroponic vegetables...

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Town okay with brick project

Town okay with brick project

By Lisa Loomis The Waitsfield Select Board gave its approval to a citizen-led Bridge Street beautification project that will raise funds for and install engraved and plain brick pavers as accents...

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Farm Stand chosen in unanimous vote

By Lisa Loomis After reviewing a cost benefit analysis and discussing the matter on June 15, the Waitsfield Select Board voted unanimously to continue with plans to build a new town...

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For the record - Bridge Street water iss…

Mea Culpa. Valerie Porter got it wrong in this week's paper. There was a minor water issue at Bridge Street Marketplace caused by a lawnmower nicking a well cap. It...

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Organizers preselling bricks for Bridge …

Organizers preselling bricks for Bridge Street beautification

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield residents who want to beautify Bridge Street by selling enough bricks to create a border for the sidewalk have presold 315 bricks as of press time on...

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Warren looks to install EV charging stat…

Warren looks to install EV charging station

By Rachel Goff Currently, there are 891 electronic vehicles registered in the state of Vermont. That number has increased from only 88 registered EVs in the state in 2012, and Green...

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Car-building class brings out creativity…

Car-building class brings out creativity in local kids

  By Rachel Goff On Sunday, June 7, soap box cars in the shapes of turtles, pineapples and hot dogs lumbered down the hill at Knoll Farm in Fayston. Local children met for...

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2015 Northern Vermont Champions

2015 Northern Vermont Champions

Mad River 5/6 boys' lacrosse won the 2015 northern Vermont championship Sunday, June 7, after an undefeated season thanks in part to the coaching of head coach Drew Simmons and...

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National Trails Day at Blueberry Lake

National Trails Day at Blueberry Lake

The Mad River Riders celebrated National Trails Day at Blueberry Lake on Sunday, June 7, with guided mountain bike rides and bike and paddleboard demos. John Atkinson (top), on behalf...

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MRVPD unveils economic vitality workshop…

Last year the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) engaged consultants to undertake a study of The Valley's economy. The economic study was commissioned to help define the economic profile...

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Flatbread hosts party for community and …

Flatbread hosts party for community and celebrates 30th birthday

On a cold Tuesday afternoon, George Schenk and his wife, also named George Schenk, are painting prayer flags in the barn at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield. They're getting ready for...

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Remembering Al Benjamin, owner of The Va…

Remembering Al Benjamin, owner of The Valley Reporter

Alvan R. Benjamin, longtime owner and former editor and publisher of The Valley Reporter, died at his home in Warren on Saturday, May 30, 2015. He was 88. After a successful...

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Moretown town offices will cost $50,000 …

Moretown town offices will cost $50,000 more

The general contractor bids are in and the Moretown town office is over budget. The Moretown Select Board reviewed the cost estimates at their meeting on Monday, June 1. Four companies...

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Property owners express concerns with ne…

On Monday, June 1, Moretown residents donned rained jackets and umbrellas for a site walkthrough of the new village sidewalks, which will run along the east side of Route 100B...

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Vermont PBS announces local winners of P…

Vermont PBS, Vermont's statewide public television service, has announced the local winners of its 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the statewide contest. First-place...

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Lighting and sidewalk accents sought for…

Lighting and sidewalk accents sought for Bridge Street project

By Lisa Loomis With razor-thin construction timelines, a group of Waitsfield residents is working with the Waitsfield Select Board to see if the sidewalks on Bridge Street can be enhanced with...

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