News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Thirty-five Champlain Valley cows – fiberglass cousins of residents of the field – are acquiring a new look thanks to local artists who are transferring their creative talent to the bovines. It’s all part of the Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce’s “Cows Come Home To Burlington” fundraiser, said the Burlington Free Press. The oh-so-pretty cows will be on display May through September and will be auctioned off at the end of the season. Part of the proceeds will benefit local programs of the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. This is not the first time fiberglass “animals” were used to raise money for charities, as Moose in Bennington and horses in Manchester have gone through similar transitions. Chamber Regional Marketing and tourism Director Matt McMahon said, “I think some of these cows are really going to surprise visitors and locals alike with their creativity.” Check out the creative cows for yourself. You’ll be visibly mooooved

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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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