Alexandra Ossola

Staying alive on Route 5

After 70 years of change, campground remains a summertime fixture

This year marks the Brattleboro North KOA Campground's 40th anniversary. This event coincides with the 50th anniversary of Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), of which the Dummerston location is a franchisee. Coincidentally, campground owners are also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the opening of the gift shop on the site that started the enterprise.

Beverly and Ernie Kenney own the property, which they purchased in 2007.

“We've been seeing the baby boomers getting back into camping; they retire and buy large motor homes or small tow-behinds to travel locally,” Beverly Kenney said. “That's why I thought it was a good investment. They also want to go camping with their grandkids, like they did as kids.”

She said she sees many groups - some of families, some of friends - returning every year to the same campground.

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Girls on the Run event draws 1,700 participants

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for a run, and 1,700 girls from all over southern Vermont descended on Brattleboro Union High School to do just that in the 10th annual Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk. Nancy Heydinger, executive director of Girls on the Run in Southern Vermont,

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Ten years of building stronger, more confident young women

Girls on the Run celebrates milestone with annual 5K run on May 19

Girls on the Run will host its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May, 19, at Brattleboro Union High School. The event, and the 10-week program that led up to it, are designed to encourage girls in grades 3 to 8 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.

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‘It just brings joy’

Back in January, Ben Carr was thinking about the success that his friend and colleague Jamie MacDonald had had with the monthly jazz jam he had started. The Saxtons River musician, who teaches ukulele lessons at the Open Music Collective, a space in the Cotton Mill for lessons, rehearsals, and workshops for musicians in the Brattleboro area, floated the idea for a similar group - this one comprised entirely of ukulele players. MacDonald, the collective's artistic director, responded enthusiastically to...

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