Editor’s Note: In search of serotonin

Every year, I wonder why we do Christmas and all the stress and preparation and finances required of it. Then the sun sets before I have worked up the courage to be a member of society, and I remember why: Christmas lights

Editor’s note: No presents of mind

By Noah Hoffenberg, Vermont Country I was raised in a Jewish home that also sported an annual Christmas tree, with lights and decorations, opening one present on Christmas Eve and the rest the next morning. My grandparents, all now gone, were never

Is it getting hot in here? Or is it just me?

Editor’s note For this July-August edition of Vermont Country magazine, we really wanted to sell the sizzle that is the Green Mountain State in the summertime. To help you chill out a little, photojournalists Isabel Wissner and Kristopher Radder point out six

Mud Season Survival Stories

Beware the ides of false spring … it can get messy and pricey By Noah Hoffenberg Vermont Country More pasture than people. That’s Plainfield, Mass., a hilltown between home and work that I have driven through for years.  On Feb. 23, 2018,

From the Editor

Time has a strange way of sneaking up on you. A year ago, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer were in short supply. Groceries flew off the shelves. Businesses were shuttered; schools transitioned to remote learning; museums and theaters were closed.

From the Editor

I’m asking for a friend who has terrible cabin fever but can’t bring herself to ask if it’s spring yet. If the thought hadn’t already crossed your mind, I’ll admit. It’s me. I’m the one with cabin fever.
With that said, I’m hoping

From the Editor

Happy 2021! We made it! 2020 is finally in our collective rearview mirror, and we’re all ready for a better, brighter new year. But, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before you throw away that mask in celebration, remember, 2020 wasn’t some

From the Editor

With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure many of you have thought long and hard about how and with who you’ll be celebrating this year. Will you stay at home? Or, will you travel? Will you welcome family and friends at your

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