News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

The Guilford Country Store has been selected from a field of 265 as one of 100 finalists to compete to win up to $25,000 says the Brattleboro Reformer. Friends of Algiers Village Inc., a local nonprofit who purchased the Guilford Country Store about a year ago, was chosen to participate in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” contest. Guilford’s only store is the community nucleus according to the owners. “It is where we go to laugh, cry, share, learn, be kind, courteous, respectful, humble and sometimes boast about our kids and our gardens,” according to the group’s entry. The store was constructed in 1817 and has been a tavern, hotel, stable, dance hall and meeting place. The prize money will be used to renovate the store. The public can vote for the Guilford store project until June 30 at 5 p.m. by going to the NTHP site

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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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