Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:31:52 GMT
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend. A press release says the Memorial Day holiday, the unofficial start of summer, marks the beginning of the prime season for all 52 Vermont State Parks.More >>
Vermont State Parks are set to open this weekend.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:16:17 GMT
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. According to a local veterinarian, often times, animals will get itchy. Extreme scratching canMore >>
It's not just you that may be dealing with seasonal allergies. If you have pets, they too may be suffering. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:38:49 GMT
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City. The tornado is estimated to have been at least 2 miles wide. So far Tuesday morning, there have been 51More >>
Rescue crews are still searching for people caught in Monday's massive tornado near Oklahoma City.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:10 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:10:02 GMT
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters. The company in trouble is American Debt Counseling. They provide debt reduction programs and credit counseling to consumers. In a recentMore >>
A Florida based company is breaking out the checkbook for Vermonters.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:29:03 GMT
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. Burlington police say, inMore >>
Now more than a month after the Boston Bombings, Burlington police are giving us a glimpse at their plans and the changes they've made for the Vermont City Marathon on Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:53:56 GMT
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser. He has started a online campaign to raise money for the One Fund Boston, whichMore >>
Burlington City Councilor Vince Brennan will be running in the Vermont City Marathon and is also using it as a fundraiser.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:20 GMT
On a quiet, Morristown, Vermont street, police say a neighborhood feud went too far. The owner of 80 George Street says he and the people in 75 never got along. "Ever since they moved in, they've justMore >>
We're beginning to learn more about a feud between neighbors that almost turned deadly. Four people have been arrested, two charged with attempted murder.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:36 GMT
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today. The 22 year old from Newport, Adam page pleaded not guilty to allMore >>
He could spend 15 years in prison, for taking a joy ride on a school bus. The man accused of taking the wild ride faced a judge today.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:01:55 GMT
Call it death with dignity or physician assisted suicide, Monday Vermont became the first state to pass legislation, and the fourth state in total, allowing the hotly debated end of life choice. "I thankMore >>
How hospitals can develop protocols for the new law and whether or not they can in the first place.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:48:44 GMT
Vermont governor Peter Shumlin signed the so-called "death with dignity bill" into law. But at the end of a long battle Vermonters now have a choice about ending their life given specific circumstances.More >>
There are limitations to using the new patient end of life choice.More >>
ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. -
Despite the rainy day, hundreds showed up for the 56th annual Enosburg Falls Dairy Festival. The Lion's Club organizes the event to raise money for the entire community.
Enosburg Falls calls itself the dairy center of the world and they take their claim to fame very seriously. For 56 years now, the Dairy Festival has drawn thousands of people who are all there to celebrate the same thing.
"It's all about dairy, dairy farming and the dairy industry," Dairy Farmer and Lion's Club Member Sid Berkson said.
This is Berkson's 28th year at the festival, he knows just how important the dairy farming industry is to Vermont, especially because he's a dairy farmer.
"We milk 120 cow," Berkson said.
But it hasn't been easy to keep his business afloat.
"The price of fuel is terrible, the price of fertilizer and our corn prices are very high, grain price is very high, we're struggling it out but if you know what farmers are like, they do their best and they make out," Berkson said.
The festival's main goal this year is to raise awareness for the struggling industry.
"Most of our friends and family are farmers and they're from around the area, and dairy farming is obviously a big part of Vermont so we try to support it any way we can," Festival participant Megan Brown said.
But the music, shopping and of course the food help too.
"What was best here? Sausage, sweet sausage, it was amazing! Blooming onions are good too," Brown, Arielle Lee and Gaylord Horskin said.
And with less than one-thousand farmers left in the state of Vermont, Berkson says, shop local!
"Support your family farms and your farmers markets and anything to do with agriculture," Berkson said.
The Vermont Dairy Festival is all weekend long. Tomorrow's festivities start with a 10-k "Milk Run" at 9 in the morning.