Keeping Warm with the Vermont Chamber

first_imgThe competition is stiff; the judges, discerning! Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events begin next week. Chosen from dozens of entries for their ingenuity, creativity, and special Vermont flavor, visitors and locals alike will enjoy Vermont’s blue-ribbon “Top Ten” events.Even Scrooge could not resist the holiday spirit with Christmas at the Farm in Woodstock, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Tour, and New Year’s Eve “First Night” in the capital city of Montpelier.As winter settles into full swing, the Stowe Winter Carnival, True Companion Sled Dog Race in Craftsbury, Brookfield Ice Harvest, and 82nd Annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition in Brattleboro stimulate winter’s body and soul.The “Top Ten Winter Events” wind up with the Mount Snow Anti Gravity Grail in March (the East Coast’s premier ski and snowboard event), and the Philips US Open Snowboarding Championships at Stratton Mountain. April closes out winter with the 24th Annual Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge in Killington.The “Top 10 Winter Events” are part of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce 2004 Vermont Winter Guide, Vermont’s leading winter travelers’ magazine. Other Guide features include “Top Picks for Kids,” lodging listings and resources for the winter travelers, a shopping guide, and editorial feature articles.The 2004 Vermont Winter Guide, “Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Winter Events,” and other Vermont information is available free of charge from 1-800-VERMONT, by calling the Vermont Chamber at (802) 223-3443, or on the Chamber’s website at is external).-30-last_img read more

NBA: Montrezl Harrell agrees to 2-year, $12M deal to stay with Clippers

first_imgAdvertisementThe Clippers have re-signed free-agent forward Montrezl Harrell. He averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 76 games last season while shooting 63 percent from the floor.Harrell, 24, joined the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets last season and made an imprint with his rebounding and defense.Harrell, entering his fourth NBA season, was a restricted free agent this summer. He agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to stay in Los Angeles, ESPN reported.Harrell was one of the star players on Louisville’s 2013 team and was the Cards’ second-leading scorer the two seasons after that. He received the Karl Malone Award for the nation’s top power forward his junior year.Montrezl Harrell, due to his incredibly low minimum salary last season, has a tiny qualifying offer of only $1,839,228.The North Carolina native averaged 11.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in his three seasons at Louisville. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pit bull escapes Cancun yard attacks neighbor and owner

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — A dog that escaped from its yard in Cancun attacked a neighboring family as well as its owner.The owner of a pit bull was bitten by his own dog after trying to subdue it when the animal entered a neighboring property and began to attack. The incident was reported at 10:00 a.m. in a residential region of Cancun when the 52-year-old owner of the dog opened the gate and the dog ran off.The animal entered the property of a nearby neighbor who was outside hanging laundry and began attacking her. Hearing screams, a man in the house was trying to scare the dog into leaving the property when the owner arrived and tried to subdue the animal.All three were bitten multiple times. The male neighbor received extensive bites to one of his hand that resulted in the loss of a finger. The owner of the dog also received extensive bites to his land, losing a piece of his palm.Red Cross paramedics arrived but were unable to get out of the ambulance to tend to the wounded until the animal was caught. Elements of the Municipal Secretariat of Public Safety and Traffic arrived and were able to catch the dog using rope.All three were transferred to hospital.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more