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Summer 2014—vol. 7 | issue 4

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From This Side of the Mountain

Vermont’s “Ocean” Park
Cassie Horner



The Carriage Trail
Connecting Rutland to Proctor

This new trail following an old road invites people to hike or bike close to nature.
Mary Ellen Shaw

Magician Phil Moore
Inventor of Illusions

Local legend Phil Moore creates illusions for nationally known magicians.
Sandra Stillman Gartner

Plowing Ahead
Draft Horses Make a Comeback in Vermont

Draft horses and their owners gathered for the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association Hay Days.
Caleb Kenna

Phebe Bell
Nonagenarian on the Sea

Castleton’s Phebe Bell rides the waves every summer on a schooner in Maine.
Susan Orzell-Rantanen


Time Travels
A Little Brigadoon The Middletown Springs Park

This quiet town was once the scene of tourists coming from the cities to stay in the 150-room hotel and take the healing water cure.
Emmett Francois

Stepping into Nature
The Water Lily’s World

Look closely at a water lily and you’ll see the living quarters of everything from beetles to moths.
Kent McFarland

School News
Alternative Education

A Vermont Millennial has found a path to studying and traveling abroad without going into debt.
Michael Leonard

Kitchen to Table
A Vermont Roots Trio

Three specialty food producers cater to our taste buds.
Kim J. Gifford

Spotlight on Business
Rotary’s Wallingford Origins

Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, grew up two doors away from the brick school- house in Wallingford.
Paul Post

All About the Arts
Making Music Makers

The old Melodeon Factory in East Poultney turned out beautiful instruments in the 19th century.
Susan Orzell-Rantanen

What’s Happening

Killington Music Festival, Vermont Marble Museum and Battle of Hubbardton Weekend



East Poultney Melodeon Factory & Union Academy
Photo Cassie Horner


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