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How Sweet It Is! A Look Into Vermont’s Sweetest & Oldest Agricultural Tradition
By Cookie Steponaitis
    It snowed again last night! The light fluffy flakes are known as sugar snow that ushers in the spring season and the time when Vermont’s trees run thick with sap that makes the sweetest and oldest of crops, maple syrup. While last year’s maple crop was far from normal and with the temperatures reaching a landmark 80 degrees shutting down the season weeks early Vermont’s production was only two-thirds of a normal year. However, this year looks to be a good one and all over the state the producers are gearing up for the age old practice of tapping trees.

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Illuminations In Glass: Examining The Art Of Stained Glass Windows
By Cookie Steponaitis
The beauty of stained glass was first seen in Roman villas and has come down through the centuries to adorn homes, houses of worship and occupies a spot in the hearts and souls of billions around the planet. World Cultures students at VUHS examined the relevance of these illuminations in glass and recently went on a field trip in Vergennes viewing modern stained glass windows and comparing them to some of their medieval counterparts located in Europe.


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