folks in Rutland this year’s Gift of Life Marathon was a real nail biter.
Unofficially Rutland fell just 18 pints short of setting the national record for a one-day drive, collecting 1,951 pints of
blood. Manchester, New Hampshire set the
record of 1,968 pints last year.
In Rutland, organizers of the city’s newly expanded winter
farmer’s market say they’re thrilled with the community support they’ve
gotten. The larger location has boosted
attendance and sales for participating vendors.
Organizers of Rutland’s Gift of Life Marathon say appointments for the
upcoming blood drive on December 18th are lower than expected. They say that may be due to
long wait times last year. But
the Red Cross says it’s pulling out all the stops to ensure Rutland has one last shot at setting a national record.
owners in the state who were especially hard hit by Irene remain in a sort of
financial limbo. They were the first accepted into FEMA’s hazard mitigation
buyout program – but they are all still waiting for the money. It’s a delay
that’s pushed many to the breaking point, including Brandon residents Linda
Bunn and Mary McManus.
Olympians Andrea Mead Lawrence, Suzy and Rick Chaffee, "Rebel" Ryan and Mike
Gallagher have something in common: They all learned to ski at Pico. This
week, the Rutland County ski area celebrates its 75th anniversary.
of Vermont’s best known ski Olympians trace their roots back to
the same hill: Pico Peak in Mendon. And
many are looking back fondly on the mountain and the extraordinary couple who
started it this year as Pico celebrates its 75th anniversary.