Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is helping small businesses survive COVID with a new resiliency fund that awards $10,000 grants.
Jen and Kip Roberts, co-owners of Onion River Outdoors in Montpelier, are the epitome of “type 2 fun” people — the kind of fun that you enjoy having had, but doesn’t necessarily register as pleasant while it’s happening. One winter, they were caretakers at the Monroe Ranger Cabin in Camel’s Hump State Park, which didn’t
Few recreational activities are more pandemic-proof than riding a horse through an open meadow overlooking the western slopes of the Green Mountains. Social distancing is a breeze because the horses don’t let riders get too close to one another. At Lajoie Stables in Jeffersonville, nearly anyone — young or old, novice or expert — can
Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School 105 Briggs St., Burlington, 657-3872 Since COVID-19 flipped the world upside down, many people have felt stuck between a rock and a hard place, navigating unexpected and disruptive changes to daily life. At Burlington’s Petra Cliffs, however, getting stuck between a rock and a hard place is a
Ah, November, that ornery, ashen month of plunging temps and four o’clock sunsets! Winter is coming, all right, and under the shadow of a global pandemic that prevents cozy, light-filled indoor gatherings, the season ahead might seem very dark indeed. But November is also traditionally a time for gratitude, and this month’s Staytripper aims to
The holidays are approaching, and things may look different because of COVID-19. Vermont health officials have tips for a risk assessment talk.
The former Champlain Inn in Burlington will reopen in December as a year-round homeless shelter for people in need, regardless of their sobriety. ANEW Place, the nonprofit that operates the city’s only low-barrier shelter, purchased the property at 165 Shelburne Road using a $2.5 million grant from the federal CARES Act. The sale closed last
A bitterly divided U.S. Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, overriding protests from Democrats who warned that doing so just eight days before a presidential election would jeopardize the integrity of America’s highest institutions. The 52-48 vote fell almost entirely among party lines, with all but one Republican — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
The University of Vermont plans to freeze tuition and room and board costs at current levels, president Suresh Garimella announced Monday, citing both moral and economic motivations. Garimella, who has now twice recommended tuition freezes since taking over last year, told reporters that the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare economic challenges facing families and universities alike. The
The Vermont Agency of Education has released some major updates to its school guidance during the pandemic. Changes go into effect Nov. 16.