News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Richmond’s Sonia Nussbaum celebrated her 7th birthday by organizing a drive to provide "presents" to dogs at her local Humane Society of Chittenden, said the Burlington Free Press. The drive started in her classroom and soon spread to the whole school. Her motivation? "I love being with dogs, and it’s very important to me to help them find homes." Even though she didn’t find homes for the shelter dogs, she made it enabled them to have a better life while they waited to be adopted. She made fliers and wrote her own morning announcements about the drive. Sonia collected three bins filled with foods, toys, blankets, towels, and leashes for the 140 animals housed at the shelter. Look’s like man’s best friend found a human best friend.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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