Julia Shipley

Julia Shipley

I'm a journalist.

I write about [extra]ordinary people, culture, community, rural life, agriculture, art and the environment.

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Sandles and spats article
Yankee Magazine

A Time to Bloom

It’s a soft night in early May.

Outside Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont, clouds are blotting the full moon’s light; the air smells pungent, a mix of river water and new grass; the football field is still tender, spongy underfoot.

Inside, the daughters and sons of Springfield are almost ready: In the girls’ locker room 20 young women are adjusting their straps, slicking on lip gloss, and tucking loose tendrils of hair; in the boys’ locker room, their escorts are hitching up socks, smoothing their jackets, and balancing the wings of their ties.

newengland.com

New Hampshire Seacoast | A Short Coast with a Long Story - New ...

New Hampshire Seacoast | A Short Coast with a Long ...

stowe guide

Rock Solid Canvas: Don Ross

Don Ross’s photographs are
made at daybreak, between five and eight o’clock, depending on the season. Last May, during an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Ross got up at 3:30 each morning to drive an hour to Barre. With his camera, three lenses, a tripod, and a cable release crammed into a pack, Ross clambered up the
scruffy trail leading to the quarry and scouted places to station his camera. Standing in the dimness, he studied the sheer walls of the streaked granite reflected in the total stillness of the pool beneath.

newengland.com

Spring Archives - New England Today

Spring Archives - New England Today

A blurr article
7dvt.com

Kerry Monahan Goes to Bat for Bats | Work | Seven Days | Vermont's ...

Kerry Monahan Goes to Bat for Bats | Work | Seven D...

Robert brewster the examiner courtesy of julia shipley article
7dvt.com

DMV Driving Tester Robert Brewster Jr. | Work | Seven Days ...

DMV Driving Tester Robert Brewster Jr. | Work | Sev...

newengland.com

Last Call | The Farmer's Life - New England Today

Last Call | The Farmer's Life - New England Today

1 delphiniums  article
newengland.com

Delphiniums | Beautiful Blooms - New England Today

Delphiniums | Beautiful Blooms - New England Today

newengland.com

Ben's Pumpkins - New England Today

Ben's Pumpkins - New England Today

Oxen of seven different breeds finally reach the delivery new foundation site of the 1823 schoolhouse. courtesy of julia shipleyjpg article
7dvt.com

Moving a 19th-Century Landmark — by Ox | Culture | Seven Days ...

Moving a 19th-Century Landmark — by Ox | Culture | ...

Yankee Magazine

A Lawnmower is Born | The Farmer's Life - Yankee Magazine

A Lawnmower is Born | The Farmer's Life - Yankee Ma...

orionmagazine.org

Orion Magazine Jan/Feb 2016

In the predawn hours of Monday, January 16, 2012, Ed Forrest, an off-duty battalion chief for the Seminole County Fire Department, woke to a voice on his two-way radio. A request was out for Tanker 24 to respond to a fire in nearby Longwood. Forrest recalls
lurching from his bed, confused: Longwood is a small city on the outskirts of Orlando; six thousand-
gallon water trucks like Tanker 24 are reserved for backcountry wildfires and infernos. Forrest called the dispatcher, who explained that the oldest tree in the state — a thirty-five-hundred-year-old bald cypress named The Senator — had burst into flames.

5. canoe frame and packraft canoe on display in front of hulburt outdoor center dining hall in fairlee  vt img 2484 article
7dvt.com

Do You Canoe? Notes From a Paddlers Gathering | Culture | Seven ...

Usually the Paddlers Gathering's educational opportunities skew toward outdoorsy skills and slide shows of remote river trips. This year also brought a notable literary session (admittedly, the one that attracted this writer). The New Yorker's McGrath talked about his riveting December 2015 feature "The Wayfarer: A solitary canoeist meets his fate."

Yankee Magazine

The Farmer's Life: Hard Pressed - Yankee Magazine

The Farmer's Life: Hard Pressed - Yankee Magazine

The bus article
7dvt.com

Marlboro College Students Get on the Bus for Expedition Ed | Back ...

Marlboro College Students Get on the Bus for Expedi...