Central Vermont

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Elise Brunelle

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Elise Brunelle

YOUR NAME and TITLE: Elise Brunelle, Executive Director YOUR ORGANIZATION: Vermont Symphony Orchestra YEAR YOU JOINED ORGANIZATION: 2020 MONTH/YEAR YOU WERE APPOINTED TO CURRENT ...
Emily and Todd Lewis Forge Connections in Vermont

Emily and Todd Lewis Forge Connections in Vermont

For Emily Lewis, 36, and her husband, Todd, 37, life in Vermont is all about the outdoors and forging community connections, and that’s just the way they like it.  Lewis had turned the idea of
The Budrow Family Finds a Home in Rutland

The Budrow Family Finds a Home in Rutland

For the Budrow family, the choice to move to Vermont was already made in the back of their minds during a 2018 trip, during which the family of four drove the state’s federally designated scenic ...
Maple Landmark, America’s “Local Toy Company,” Rooted in Family, Forest

Maple Landmark, America’s “Local Toy Company,” Rooted in Family, Forest

Mike Rainville, founder and owner of Maple Landmark, landed his first wholesale account at age 15, when a traveling salesman noticed the wooden tic tac toe boards Mike had for sale at the Lincoln
Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup

Vermont’s Cultural Leaders: Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup

YOUR NAME and TITLE:  Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, Executive Director YOUR ORGANIZATION: Vermont Humanities YEAR YOU JOINED ORGANIZATION: 2018 MONTH/YEAR YOU WERE APPOINTED TO CURRENT ...
Second Home to Home Base

Second Home to Home Base

Almost twenty years ago, Jean and Jack Sharry’s son went to summer camp in Vermont. At the end of his stay, his parents visited and they were hooked on the outdoor spaces, community, and natural ...

Nomads Find Home in Vermont

“This was our zombie apocalypse house,” said Justin Will, gesturing to the two-story open floor plan home where he and his wife, Elise Willer, have unexpectedly spent the past six months. For ...
Vermont Wood Banks Offer Neighborly Heating Assistance

Vermont Wood Banks Offer Neighborly Heating Assistance

By MARGARET GRAYSON On a windy stretch of Bristol Road in Monkton, Lee Kauppila was ready to tell a story. Clad in a red checkered jacket, toque and work gloves, he was all booming voice and ...