News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

Middle school students in Bennington are learning and enjoying their summer vacation at the same time, all because of The Mosaic Summer Program. The first-year program offers a variety of activities, including ceramics, cooking, outdoor exploration and garden studies, book club, and dance, said The Bennington Banner, Ceramics student Louci Schultz summed up her experience: “It’s something I always wanted to learn to do. But it’s really messy.” Cooking class had its fans, too, as students baked bread, brownies, and breakfast cookies. “They looked gross but they tasted good,” said Mckayla Hutwelker. Everyone seemed to be having fun even if the end result wasn’t ready for prime time.

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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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