Homesteading for Clean Water Speaker Series at Snow Farm Winery

This Wednesday, April 20, from 6:30-8:30 at the Snow Farm Winery, you have another chance to attend the Homesteading for Clean Water speaker series put on by the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain! Don’t miss out!
Brought to you by the Missisquoi River Basin Association

Alanna, left, and Tracy Mayer play Monopoly with Tracy’s sons Sam Grigsby, 7, and Jack Grigsby, 9, at their home in Wilder on March 15. Alanna Mayer, an openly gay woman, won the Mrs. Vermont America pageant in February. Photo by Jennifer Hauck/Valley News

Hartford Woman takes new turn as Mrs. Vermont

Working as a ballet teacher in 2007, Alanna Mayer had no experience as a pageant contestant.

Unlike many of the women who stood with her on stage at the Mrs. America competition, she didn’t grow up in the pageant world and had never competed. Mayer was actually there as part of a bet with a ballet student.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

What Americans Don’t Get About Nordic Countries

The reason Nordics stick with the system is because they can see that they come out ahead—not just as a group, but as individuals.