Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna has been making television appearances since he started with the Columbus Zoo in the 1980s. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, he brought animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show, “Ja…

This week's People & Places features some outtakes from last week's story, "Trailhead 2020: Shrewsbury pursues sustainability," at Shrewsbury Mountain School's outdoor classroom. The setting allowed for some wintry photogenic moments featuring students learning in an unconventional way.

Bonnie Nightingale looks out at the Hubbardton River Clayplain Forest restoration site in Benson while scouting for a good place to put her birdboxes. Nightingale was working with the Nature Conservancy to install bird boxes to help increase predators to help mitigate damage the forest resto…

Tyrell Appleton shows off his tattoo of the Fighting Saint, mascot of the College of St. Joseph. Appleton came to CSJ from Toronto and was saddened by the news in April of its potential closure. Students voiced their concerns during numerous meetings following the announcement. In one of tho…

River Hardt, left, and Theo Fallis, right, round the buoy during a day at sailing camp in August on Lake Bomoseen. Castleton resident Joe Mark reached out to the Herald regarding his plan for the sailing camp, which needed donated boats. The camp’s success depended on the ability to receive …

Maddie Reed, front right, saves Ana Sofia Aguilar, left, during a training exercise at White's Pool in Rutland in June. The new pool also helped a lot of high school students find summer work and learn life saving capabilities.

Michael Eliand drops off a load of food donations after selling a lift ticket. Eliand and other ticket sellers collected food donations Monday morning for BROC. Right, Iddo Ben-Ari, of Connecticut, telemark skis down the Forty-Niner trail.

Left, Mark DePault, lift operator, cleans off the loading surface at the bottom of the Summit Express Quad Chair on Friday. Right, rental technician Bill Korzon waxes and buffers a pair of rental skis.

This week’s People and Places focuses on some of the opening scenes at Pico Mountain during “Day One” last Friday. The resort holds an opening weekend food drive in exchange for discounted lift tickets to benefit BROC Community Action and added an extra day for collections. Aside from a bit …

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“Cuba is for Cubans” has been the rallying theme of the island since the time of Fidel Castro. At the time he took control of the island, there were foreign investors who owned a good deal of the property. As with other nearby islands, profits from these foreign investments were leaving the island.

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Residents in Rutland County joined those around the country in honoring service men and women in Veterans Day events Sunday and Monday. Highlighted are Sunday’s events at the American Legion Post 31 in Rutland and the Danby-Mt. Tabor Veterans Memorial in Danby, along with an observance Monda…

Bob Wetzler shows that adults can have just as much fun as he puts on his airplane costume to put on some air acrobatics for the children.

Bob Wetzler shows that adults can have just as much fun as he puts on his airplane costume to put on some air acrobatics for the children.

A group of waving dogs ride in the back of Fabian Earth Moving’s “101 Dalmatians”-themed float, which one Best in Parade Sunday night.

Lorryn Trujillo, who is titled “guinea pig and bunny wrangler” at the farm’s petting zoo, holds Mopsy, a Holland Lop breed of rabbit.

Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze had a “Man’s Best Friend Feature” this year. The 12-acre field of corn was cut into the shape of a large dog — and made fun for all ages. Irene Hathaway says ideas happen quickly, “And I decide,” but planning and scaling everything down can take months. Her work…

John Dean finishes securing a skeleton to a wooden carriage he built outside his home in Proctor. The skeleton will serve as the driver in Dean’s large haunted mausoleum he opens to the public on Halloween.

John Dean Jr. mimics the facial expression of the skeleton driving the wooden carriage in his family’s extensive Halloween display outside their home in Proctor.

This past Sunday, the Shrewsbury Historical Society hosted the first ever “Shrewsbury Day,” which brought in over 25 marching groups from the local school, service men and women, farmers and vintage rides. The parade was called by Eldred French, who dressed as Benning Wentworth — the colonia…