Maple Sugaring Time in Vermont

Maple Sugaring Time in Vermont

Maple sugaring is a tradition that has flourished at the Isham family farm for five generations. It’s on the verge of a sixth generation — Mike Isham’s daughter Jennifer may well prove to be the first iPod-wearing sugarer in Vermont — provided...
Another Holiday, Another Blizzard

Another Holiday, Another Blizzard

Just when our beloved but neurotic golden retriever was acclimating once again to peeing on grass — “The green stuff… that’s right, pee on the green stuff! — here comes yet another winter storm. Not quite the 30 plus inch dump we had on...

Portland in My Rearview Mirror

Do jets have rear-view mirrors? (And if they do, what’d be in them?) Such is the strange start to the notes I penned on the red-eye out of Portland, which I have still only begun to transcribe. Not the least of which because when I say, “penned” I...
The Valentine’s Day Blizzard

The Valentine’s Day Blizzard

It’s white out there! Don’t be alarmed, that roaring in your ears is just the collective whooping and hollering of everybody in Vermont who has a stake in the ski industry… there’s two feet or more of fresh powder across the entire state, and...
We Lost a Good One…

We Lost a Good One…

Ward Barbee — long-time publisher of Fresh Cup Magazine — has passed on. It is with our deepest sadness that we give the news that Ward passed away on August 5. We will miss him for countless reasons, not the least of which were his generosity of spirit...

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