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The Knitting Nook, Portland Maine: This cozy neighborhood café is also a yarn shop.

Sometimes, it takes a life-changing experience to realize what you really want to do with your life. That’s what happened to the owner of The Knitting Nook, Lisa Plourd, when she fell through the ice and ended up in the emergency room. After her recovery, Lisa decided to combine her...

23: Joseph Morel – Sustainable Farming at Eastman Farm

Despite growing up on a Vermont farm himself, Joseph Morel of Eastman Farm didn’t think that there would be an opportunity to continue this way of life while raising his own family. But through perseverance, developing community with neighboring farms, assistance from the Vermont Land Trust, as well as...

4: Brocklebank Craft Brewing: Beyond pale ale

Ben Linehan, owner of Brocklebank Craft Brewing, knows what he likes: crafting easy-drinking beers with subtle flavors; brewing on a small-scale and part-time basis; keeping his beer and his community involvement engaged on a local scale. Join us for a conversation with Ben and Anne Linehan, the husband and...

Starting a fiber arts group: tips from experience

Starting a fiber arts group is a great way to bring together folks in your community that share a common interest. So often, members of our family, or even our close friends don’t understand why we knit, crochet, hook rugs, spin yarn, or sew. Getting together with others who...

2: Upper Pass Beer & First Branch Coffee For Local Brews

If you are familiar with Upper Pass Beer Company and products like Cloud Drop and Hip 2 the Hops, you know that Andy Puchalick and Chris Perry enjoy brewing hop-forward, East-coast style IPAs that the Vermont brew scene has made popular. But this brewery and the owners’ approach to...

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