Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What Happens in the Valley..Is Heard Round the World

It is said in Las Vegas that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The implication being that whatever poor behavior you exhibit in the city will stay secret so come and sin. But shouldn’t the opposite be true elsewhere? I think so. My wife and I recently moved to DC from a very special Valley in Vermont where the river is mad and the people do extraordinary things. And one of those things is coming together as a community and opening up a local food coop. It took them nearly two years to pull off this monumental feat but starting soon folks will once again be able to buy local organic vegetables in this historic school building which also houses the 100 watt non-profit radio station and is surrounded by a graveyard and community gardens. So if you ever find yourself in the Mad River Valley and are near the legendary Prickly Mountain in what is known as “Deep” Warren and have a hankering for a real country store experience, this would be the place to go. And if you happen to be there on a Tuesday at mid-day you’ll also have the pleasure of hearing Sprawl Talk hosted by world renowned architect Dave Sellers on WMRW. But what would you expect from a Valley with a chamber of commerce that actually acknowledges global warming and has a “buy local” kind of attitude and runs one of the most progressive 4th of July parades you will ever see. We miss you guys and congratulations!

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