National Trust Lends Support to Vermont Tech RANDOLPH CENTER, VtVermont Technical College this week was awarded a $2,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to hire a historic preservation architect to review plans for the renovation of the historic Allen House, which stands at the colleges main entrance in Randolph Center, VT.Vermont Tech was among several grant recipients selected this summer following a competitive application process from applicants across New England and Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.With these start-up dollars, said National Trust Northeast Regional Office Director Wendy Nicholas, Randolph Center, Vermont joins hundreds of other communities across the country that are actively ensuring that Americas architectural and cultural heritage is preserved.When completed, the Allen House will serve as the home of Vermont Techs Center for Sustainable Practices.Through its Preservation Fund, the National Trust offers small matching grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to support a wide range of local historic preservation projects across the nation.The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit organization with more than 270,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, it is committed to saving Americas diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide. The northeast Office coordinates the programs of the National Trust within the ten northeastern states and provides a wide range of services adapted to the needs of the region.
The U.S. Forest Service reminds non-hunters to stay safe this hunting season Before you head out on a hike in a national forest this fall, it’s important to know that nearly all of the national forest lands in North Carolina are open to hunting. The last thing you want while out hiking or biking the trails is to be mistaken for game, so to avoid any confusion the National Forest Service encourages everyone to take these precautions to stay safe during hunting season: Indy Pass expands to 44 independent ski resorts Wear bright-colored clothing, like hunter orange or neon colors, in order to be more visible. If you’re hiking with your dog, make sure it wears a hunter orange vest, bandana or leash.Make noise to alert hunters of your presence. If you hear shooting, raise your voice to let hunters know that you are nearby.If hunting makes you uneasy, learn about where and when hunting is taking place and consider hiking in other areas. Visit www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting/Hunting-in-North-Carolina to see hunting seasons and regulations. Thirty-seven of the 44 participating resorts offer unrestricted, season-long access with the Indy Pass. Five have holiday blackouts and two allow midweek-only access. See indyskipass.com for more information. Organizers of the Indy Pass, which provides two lift tickets at every participating ski resort, has announced their expansion to 44 independent resorts. For the cost of the pass ($199), skiers and snowboarders have access to 88 days of skiing or snowboarding at resorts across the country. There are 15 participating resorts in the Eastern region, including Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina, Blue Knob Resort and Shawnee Mountain in Pennsylvania, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area in Tennessee, Bryce Resort and Massanutten Resort in Virginia and Canaan Valley Ski Resort in West Virginia. Additionally, there are 15 participating resorts in the Western region and 14 participating resorts in the Midwest region.