News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Needleman’s Bridal shop in South Burlington is a “hero” to many brides. The store is giving away 100 bridal dresses to “about-to-be-marrieds” of Vermont Guard members, says the Burlington Free Press. It is the store owner’s way of saying thanks to all those members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these couples have very tight budgets because of deployment and just coming back from the war zone to find jobs. What better way to say “welcome back.”

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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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