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Strange but true: Ski jumping is the only Winter Olympic sport closed to women. Tara Geraghty-Moats wants to change that. The 16-year-old Vermonter is one of 13 members of the U.S. women's ski jumping team. She is part of a growing effort to bring gender equity to the games!!
Ask most Vermonters about women and the Winter Olympics, and they may think of state gold-medal snowboarders Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter, both of whom hope to win again. But Geraghty-Moats, a Fairlee resident, has attracted the attention of the Legislature.
Smugglers' Notch has more than 600 mountainside condominiums centered around a resort village with shopping, dining, child care and teen centers, pool and hot tubs, and other amenities. Smugglers' three mountains encompass 1,000 acres of terrain and 78 trails that include learning areas for beginners and novice, intermediate and expert terrain. Smugglers' has consistently received awards from SKI Magazine, the Vermont governor's office and other state agencies for its innovative approach to environmental stewardship.
Vermont is also the proud home to the first U.S. Olympic gold medal winner in Nordic skiing, Bill Koch, as well as many other Olympic medal winners including Ross Powers, Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter, Lindsey Jacobellis, Billy Kidd, Andrea Meade and others in skiing and snowboarding events.
The Green Mountain State is a haven for skiers and riders of all tastes and experience levels.
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A Happy Home is a Green Home!!!!
Clean up the earth, so it could be a sparkling clean place for us all!
Clean up the earth,
so we can see the gorgeous blue and green on our planet.
The blue and green will shine in our eyes if we clean it up.
So clean it up, so that we don't see any garbage any time or any day.
Clean it up and live in a world of happiness.
The world we live in can be cleaned up and we can be happy!!
Not a bad poem coming from a 9 year old poet!!
Reduced environmental impact of building;
Economic benefits through improved bottom line;
Reduced energy costs;
Reduced water bills;
Life cycle cost improvements;
Increased property value;
Health and safety benefits;
Enhanced comfort and health; and
Community benefits through reduced strain on infrastructure!!
A Happy Home is a Green Home!!! (Especially GH2010)