Abigail Clayton, age eight, of Sutton tries her hand ice fishing on Parker Pond Saturday during the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce's I Love Winter festival. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Art Laplante and Mark Royer, co-owners of E.M. Brown and Son, each created a chili recipe for the chili cook-off challenge. Representatives of local businesses made chili, and about 60 people tasted and judged. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Meg Gibson of the chamber presents prizes to Travis Royer whose 20-inch, 2.9-pound lake trout caught from Crystal Lake won the ice fishing contest. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Isaac Young was one of the only participants who went around to all the venues and got stamps, as a result, he won a raffle prize and helped draw the other names in the raffle. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Tracy Davis Pierce holds her granddaughter, Kallie, who tested out some of the cheese on hand to go with chili. Ms. Pierce's recipe won the contest. She is the general manager of the Chronicle. Photo by Bethany M Dunbar
Lorie Seadale, right, made two varieties of chili including one without beans, the old-fashioned Texas style. Getting ready to take a sample is Abby Delarosa. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
LR Rocks put on a sold-out concert at Parker Pie in West Glover after the rest of the day's festivities. The Five Dollar Band shown above is , left to right, Jared Wiggett, Spencer Perry, Zeb McCoy, and Dr. Sarah Doncaster. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Wool spinners at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington demonstrate their craft, as part of heritage craft demonstrations and activities for kids. Photo by Peggy Day Gibson
Blacksmithing was one of the heritage crafts people could see in action during Saturday's I Love Winter festival in Barton, Glover, Brownington, Westmore and the surrounding area. Photo by Peggy Day Gibson
At the Perry Farm in Brownington, the Perry family offered sleigh rides and farm tours. These lovely steeds look ready to make their rounds. Photo by Meg Gibson
Willoughby Gap can be seen in the background as a sleigh ride group heads out on a spectacular winter day as part of the I Love Winter festival in Brownington on Saturday. Photo by Meg Gibson
This photo of Ty Morrison was found on a camera stolen from the offices of the Chronicle during a rash of burglaries that hit businesses in the Barton area. Mr. Morrison was sentenced on May 23, 2012, to serve two and a half to seven years for burglary.
Protesters stopped construction traffic, briefly, on top of Lowell Mountain to draw attention to issues surrounding industrial wind development on ridgelines in Vermont. Photo by Chris Braithwaite
Derek Parker of Ottawa, Ontario, competed in the six-mile race at the Kingdom Swim in July. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Kirsten Rourke of Hudson, New Hampshire, heads for the finish line in her cardboard boat, during cardboard boat races in Island Pond in July.
Photo by Richard Creaser
Brian Ruth transforms an ordinary piece of wood into a hummingbird in less than an hour at the Orleans County Fair. Photo by Richard Creaser
Roger Pion of Newport faced multiple charges after a tractor rampage that destroyed seven Orleans County Sheriff's Department vehicles in Newport on August 2. Photo by Richard Creaser
Competing in the one-mile fun run at the Dandelion Run were Evvi Tower-Pierce, her brother Finn and older sister Naia. Photo by Richard Creaser
These three goat kids were checking out the scene at Tannery Farm Cashmeres in Danville, where Shirley Richardson and her husband, Mike Smith, raise goats for meat and fiber. Ms. Richardson hopes to establish a system for marketing more goat meat from dairy goat farms in Vermont. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Austin Pappalardo and his mount Miss B compete in gymkhana during the Orleans County Fair at Roaring Brook Park in Barton in August. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Neal Perry of Brownington built this horse-powered hay tedder system, which he showed participants at the Draft Animal Power workshop at his farm in September. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
James Coe shows off the Green Machine at Jasper Hill in Greensboro. Mr. Coe helped create a system that recycles waste and waste heat from dairy manure. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Emma Stuart of the North Country Union Junior High School marching band bears the nation's colors during the annual Memorial Day parade in North Troy. Photo by Richard Creaser
On a clear night in West Glover, moonlight reflects on Parker Pond.
Photo by Chris Braithwaite
Morgan third-grader Amber Brown flies across the rings at the E. Taylor Hatton School's jungle gym on its final day of school before closing. Photo by Richard Creaser
Pilot David Windmiller left a curlicue in the skies over the Newport State Airport in its air show, flying a Zivko Edge 540. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Joseph Saunders Sr., slaps five, or nearly ten, with Sydney Harper and Alyssa Cloney of Barton as they go flying by his perch on the Sizzler at the fair. Photo by Joseph Gresser
North County's Jason Hattin (right) slides in ahead of Lyndon Institute Viking Matt Valentine's tag in high school baseball action. Photo by Richard Creaser
Shown here are winners of the Chronicle’s jack-o’-lantern contest in 2012 and some of the winning entries all lit up. For good measure we have added a photo from the Barton Senior Center’s Halloween party. The group had a pumpkin pie contest and costume contest.
Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize for best jack-o’-lantern of the year at the 2012 Chronicle Great Jack-o’Lantern Contest. Photos by Joseph Gresser
The prize winning carvers: Standing behind the table from left to right, are Anaka Maher, most original; Frances Muller, scariest; Aiden Maher, biggest runner-up; Zack Belmore, scariest runner-up, and Zoe Young biggest. In the front row from left to right are Cierra Cole whose two pumpkins won honors as most original runner-up and most spooked (the third pumpkin near her was carved by her brother Josh Cole, who was ill and could not attend, his was deemed most amazing), Meg Gibson, adult winner, Dayna Knights, funniest, Kelby Knights, most amazing runner-up, Lindsey McCaw, Tripp Roberge, most spooked runner-up; Maia Young, great costume; Adam Cook who, with Ms. McCaw won the Don Sunseri prize; Lila Winstead adult winner and David Bailey, adult winner. Missing from the photo were adult runner-up Michelle Lussier and Brandon Butler, whose pumpkin was the runner-up in the funniest category. Photos by Joseph Gresser
Anaka Maher’s portrayal of the Simpsons garnered recognition as the most original pumpkin in the show. Photo by Joseph Gresser
David Bailey fashioned this disreputable character from a miniature pumpkin.
Zack Belmore made the lantern judged second scariest of the year.
Bert Francke’s elaborate Jack-o’-lantern casts its eyes upward toward its crown of pinwheels. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Simplicity is the hallmark of Linda Elbow’s work. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Meg Gibson won one of three adult prizes for this beautifully crafted jack-o"lantern. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Zoë Young’s creation won honors as biggest in show. Photo by Joseph Gresser
This is a drawing of the Renaissance Block, planned for Newport's Main Street.
The Spates block will be torn down to make way for the Renaissance Block in Newport. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Anthony Lazarra of Morgan had a great year for pumpkins and gourds in his garden.
Shaquille Urie of Lake Region heads the soccer ball in a game against People's Academy. Photo by Richard Creaser
Carmen Anderson of Westmore grew this startling tomato.
This photo was taken in 1941. The hunter is Bertha Wood Chamberlin, who was 24 years old at the time the photo was taken. She shot a bobcat and a deer in one day.
Bob Davis of Craftsbury makes a call at the Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home. Mr Davis and his wife, Louise, are selling the funeral home to Curtis-Britch-Converse Rushford of Newport. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Markus Vogt of the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services serves up some chili during Newport's annual chili fest, which benefits Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Richard Creaser
Hostas get buried by falling autumn leaves. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Foliage is at peak around Orleans County this week as Holsteins at the Urie farm on the corner of Mud Island Road and the Shadow Lake Road in Glover show off their best sides. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Stunts at the air show at the Newport State Airport. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Bread and Puppet Theater brings up the rear of a terrific Independence Day parade in Barton. Photo by Tena Starr
Lynn Berard of Barton sold her watercolors at the Crafts of the Lake Region craft show July 28 to benefit the Barton Public Library. Photo by Tena Starr
Reed Olsen (259), of Barton, got off to a fast start in the 2012 edition of the Tour de Glover on Saturday, July 28, but not fast enough to capture first place. His time of 55 minutes 39 seconds was bettered by a slim five seconds by Hartford, Connecticut, rider Brendan Mahoney. The Tour de Glover is one of the signature events that mark Glover Day. Glover Day, the last Saturday of July each year, is a town-wide celebration of community to benefit volunteer organizations. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Emily Maclure, who grew up in Orleans, is the new owner of the Craftsbury General Store. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Katie Levasseur, Ms. Vermont 2011, at left, stands with Newport City Renaissance Corporation director Patricia Sears during Taste of Newport festivities in June 2012. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Robert Tanguay (left) as SpongeBob Squarepants, and his teammate Lance Wells walked in the Relay for Life fundraiser to fight cancer in Newport June 23 and 24. Photo by Richard Creaser
Rain on a rose in West Glover. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Governor Peter Shumlin cools off with an ice cream cone as Jamie Michaud of Kingdom Creamery in Hardwick and his wife, Leslie, stand by. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Twenty-six horses and riders took to the trails for the Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride to benefit the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter on the CCC trails at the south end of Lake Willoughby. Pictured above, from left to right, are: Deb Libby, Rhonda Libby’s sister, riding Rose; Connie Knaggs, shelter manager, riding Hameed; and Cindy Libby, Rhonda's sister-in-law, riding Lena. Photo by Brianne Nichols.
Eight-month-old Gabriel Luke Aubin-Before, and his mother Mandy, watch artist Al O’Brien of Tucson, Arizona, who did free sketches at the fair. Photo by Joseph Gresser Photo by Joseph Gresser
Chainsaw artist Brian Ruth gets started on his creation. Photo by Richard Creaser
The sculpture is starting to take shape. Photo by Richard Creaser
Mr. Ruth has created a hummingbird out of a stump. Photo by Richard Creaser
Action at the Demolition Derby. Photo by Richard Creaser
The driver escapes as flames come from the engine. Photo by Richard Creaser
Mighty Me driven by Andy Gardner clocks in at 1:59:03 in the Eleanor Churchill Memorial Pace. It was only the third time in the 145-year history of the fair that a horse finished the mile in less than two minutes. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Hadley Swainbank, Abby Darling, and Jeremy Dow, were helping the owners of Jay View goat farm by taking their goats for a walk. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Lyse McAllister loses her hat on the return leg of the keyhole race at the gymkhana, but she and her horse Mack don't seem to mind. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Tara Bluett of Germany puts her Westphalian, Patrick, though his paces in an advanced beginner equitation class. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Young Kallie Buck is excited to meet a giraffe. Carl Leroux is holding her. Photo by Tracy Davis Pierce
Joyce Slayton Mitchell, left, shows off her children's book about logging. The book features Colleen Goodridge of Albany and her business, Goodridge Lumber. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
A new competition at the fair this year was for scarecrows. This one poses by a sink, made into a birdbath, with running water. Photo by Bethany M. Dunbar
Vanessa Norway cleans her daughter Callahan’s hands. Her son Parker is enjoying his candied apple, made and sold by Elizabeth Trombley. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Left to right are Mike Hearne, Ed Richardson and Dave Largent, who barbecued 300 chicken halves. Margaret Martin adds a “secret sauce." Photo by Joseph Gresser
Before competition, Terese Churchill takes a moment to practice a waltz. Photo by Joseph Gresser
After competing in the Sheffield fiddle contest, Adam Cook and Lindsay McCaw enjoy a waltz to the music of Ken Taplin. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Paul Daniels shakes a leg as his fellow musicians play “Turkey In The Straw.” From left to right are Lawrence Earle, Terese Churchill, Tom Bishop, Mary Kay Hunt, Mr. Daniels and Sophia Cannizzaro. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Lawrence Earle, accompanied by his daughter Rebecca, plays a set of tunes that he wrote. His performance garnered second-place honors in the senior division. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Dean Gonyaw has a word with Sunny and Rice. His team needed a few harness adjustments between hitches. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Roxy and Mitch give their driver Isaac Surridge a hard time at the pony pull at the Sheffield Field Day Monday. He got them back in hand soon after. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Sam Storz and Alexandra Lynch practice before the fiddler’s contest. Sam’s brother Walker accompanied them on his snare drum. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Jeffrey Reynolds does his part to help his team to victory. Doc and John took the blue ribbon in the 1,800 pound class of the pony pull. Photo by Joseph Gresser
Alpacas appeared at Derby Line Day in August 2012 courtesy of Log Cabin Farms. Derby Line Community Day is an annual event, started in 2001. Photo by Richard Creaser
Two junior members of the Nulhegan Abenaki Negonsibo Drum Troupe, Jade Petell (left) and Madigan McGregor, played a few songs with their tribal elders, including Billie Largy (right). Photo by Richard Creaser
These stilts aren't just made for walking they are also fine for dancing as Steve Myott proves. Mr. Myott, making his annual appearance as giant Uncle Sam, dances to the music of Andre Geoffrey
Emelin Scherbatskoy, one of the younger members of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, displays the power of a model trebuchet. The trebuchet differs from a catapult in that force is generated by the release of a counterweight. A traditional catapult harnesses the power of a twisted rope and makes use of a bar to halt forward motion on the throwing arm. Photo by Richard Creaser
Travis Driver, age six, of Derby shows off the latest in balloon dinosaur headwear. The dinosaur sculpted hat was made by Buddy D. Clown. Photo by Richard Creaser
One of the more unusual events at Saturday's eleventh annual Derby Line Community Day was the knights vs. firemen challenge. Perhaps as a response to the day's punishing heat, James E. Tazelaar (left) of the Society for Creative Anachronism's Shire of Panther Vale, decked out in full Medieval battle garb took on the 120-pound pressure of the Derby Line Volunteer Fire Department's hose. Representing the noble fire department, were firefighters (from left to right) Brian Dubois, Dan Daggett, Dave Patneaude, and Tanner Jacobs. Photo by Richard Creaser
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy students got their kicks, sometimes literally, demonstrating their talents at Derby Line Community Day. James Miller (left) holds the paddles while Matt Lyon lands a powerful kick. Photo by Richard Creaser
Vermont Institute of Natural Science Environmental Educator Emma Brinley-Buckley imitates one of the two calls that native Vermont hooting owls make under the not so watchful eye of a great horned owl.
Andrew Liptak of Burlington (left) took on the role of an imperial stormtrooper out of Star Wars while Ernst Peters (foreground right) of Montreal dressed as an imperial fleet trooper. In the background are Marie-Claude Dion as Princess Leia and Chantal Brodeur as an imperial gunner. Both are from Montreal. Mr. Liptak is a member of the 501st Legion New England Garrison while Mr. Peters, Ms. Dion and Ms. Brodeur are from the Escadron Forteresse Impériale. The 501st Legion is a worldwide organization whose members portray Star Wars characters at public and charity events in order to share their love of the Star Wars universe with fellow enthusiasts. Photo by Richard Creaser
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