Dave Hogenaeur, plow operator for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, checks a salt-dispensing mechanism Friday afternoon at the AOT garage in Clarendon.

Business owners Casie and Don Folsom stand with their daughters Jazlynn, left, and Jayanna at Jump Fore Fun in Rutland City last Thursday. The family is currently moving their business to Flory’s Plaza in Rutland Town.

Ben Fallar, 5, left, stands with his brother, Ari, 7, and mother’s boyfriend Kenny Dandeneau as they try to figure out the best course to hit a jump on the sled hill.

School’s were out due to the weather and the Fallar brothers were out looking for some fun Wednesday. They found it at Giorgetti Park, with the help of their mother’s boyfriend, Kenny Dandeneau, a ramp and some gravity.

Jennifer Usher, of “Make It Sew” in Rutland, tells the story of the opportunity she had 10 years ago to work for a time in County Donegal in northwestern Ireland. “They made fabric,” Usher says. “They hand-wove the wool that was produced literally next door, in a yarn factory.” Usher talks a…

Jennifer Usher, of Make It Sew in Rutland, talks about her time spent working for a family business in County Donegal in northwest Ireland, what she learned and the friends she made in this week’s Talking Pictures video at bit.ly/0104JenniferUsher

A sign reading “Help us keep our church holy, not holey,” is displayed outside St. Raphael Roman Catholic Church in Poultney. The sign is for an apparent roof replacement fund.