Tom O'Brien's Charlotte shop becomes more like Santa's workshop around the holidays. He's busy tinkering away, making something that's worth taking note of -- it's called the wallet pen. Reporter GinaMore >> A Vermont man has a solution to the problem of misplaced pens.More >> Bob Lesnikowski will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday season, cooking up a seasonal treat featured on many Thanksgiving Day tables.Lesnikowski, better known as 'Cranberry Bob,' isMore >> From turkey to mashed potatoes to stuffing, there are just certain things people need on their Thanksgiving Day table. For one business this is the busiest time of year, with their cranberry products that are Made in Vermont.More >> Allyson Spanier is mom to 6-year-old Addison and 3-year-old Bodhi. But you might say she has three kids. "It's like my third baby. I take a lot of pride in it," she said.She's talking about her business,More >> Vermont constantly has new local food businesses popping up, but now there's one specifically for kids -- and it's Made in Vermont.More >> Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm teaching people what it takes to live off the land. About one-quarter is covered in trees -- and that's where one business finds its inspiration."We both haveMore >> Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm teaching people what it takes to live off the land. About one-quarter is covered in trees -- and that's where one business finds its inspiration.More >> At this cookie shop in Waitsfield, the ingredients most people use to make the treats aren't around.Liz Lovely's cookies are gluten free and vegan. That means no wheat -- no dairy. "They're cookies thatMore >> A brand of Made in Vermont cookies has received national attention, taking the business to the next level.More >> Val Russell likes to be different -- especially when it comes to her art. "It's cute and creepy," she said. Russell creates cards and pottery with her quirky drawings for her business Psychic Paper. "BeforeMore >> Halloween is right around the corner -- and some artists are getting busy with their Made in Vermont art that has a creepy side.More >> Chloe and Anita Bowes are best friends. The two are constantly on the go, but Bowes says that her dog Chloe is often mistaken as a male, so she embraces her feminine side with a collar. "It shouldn't beMore >> Americans will spend more than $55-billion on their pets this year according to the American Pet Products Association. It's a huge market that one family is trying to tap into -- with dog collars that are Made in Vermont.More >> Andrew Pearce has a new passion -- transforming trees into bowls. "All of our bowls are hand finished, hand carved and that's so important.," Pearce said.He started his business, Andrew Pearce, in BethelMore >> Simon Pearce is known all over the world for its high quality glassware that's Made in Vermont.
Recently a Pearce left the family business and branched out on his own -- in a different medium.More >>
Mother and daughter, Rennee Tower and Jane Barcomb, are all about being creative -- and a little quirky.They make goats milk soap for their company Sapling Naturals. "It's life changing once you realize,More >> If you're preparing for a zombie apocalypse, Gina Bullard found one business that has everything you'll need to ward off the un-dead -- with products that are Made in Vermont.More >> There's just something about old photos that inspires Jen Burton. "People's memories and bringing them back to life in a certain way," Burton said.The photos are a jumping off point for her art businessMore >> Many of us have old photos that just sit around in boxes or photo albums. Gina Bullard found one woman who takes the moments captured in time and gives them new life with her artwork that's Made in Vermont.More >> Cathleen Branon-Keogh loves to dig in the dirt, but the plants she's drawn to are usually the ones most people try to get rid of -- like comfrey, a pervasive herb and burdock, a pesky weed. Echinacea rootMore >> Homeopathic and all natural remedies are flying off the shelves. Gina Bullard met with one woman who says she uses the earth to heal -- with her products that are Made in Vermont.More >> Matt Groom and Whitney Phillips find their groove in the woodshop.The two met fixing a flood damaged building in Warren after Tropical Storm Irene. "We very quickly learned we worked very well togetherMore >> Tropical Storm Irene brought together many members of different communities to rebuild. In Warren that relationship grew into a business that is on a roll.More >> Like most grandparents, Lana Parkhurst is smitten with her granddaughter, Emma. The 10 year-old got a popular American Girl Doll a few years ago and Parkhurst wanted to play too. "First I made diapersMore >> Many little girls love playing dress up -- and love dressing up their dolls. Gina Bullard found one woman who likes to help -- with doll clothes that are Made in Vermont.More >> For some people working out is a chore, so why not make it fun, fast and effective? That was the thinking behind Floery Mahoney's Da Vinci Body Board. "The Davinci Body Board is an exercise or fitnessMore >> For some people working out is a chore, so why not make it fun, fast and effective? That was the thinking behind Floery Mahoney's Da Vinci Body Board.More >> Hermit crabs carry their homes on their backs, often retreating into their shell for protection. But now people can see what nature normally covers up."It's sort of thinking out of the box," said RobertMore >> Shell collecting at the beach is a popular pastime, but we often forget one thing -- they're often an animal's habitat. One Vermont artist is trying to bring awareness to the problem with glass shells that are Made in Vermont.More >> Judith McManis is crafty and creative. "if I can see it, I can make it," McManis said.The retired art teacher of 36 years expresses herself now through liturgical art -- art for churches and people whoMore >> Many churches are filled with art that symbolize tradition. One Vermont woman's artwork hangs, and is worn at churches.More >> From the outside, the Dorset barn looks like many Vermont farms. But inside, everyone and everything is lit up."It's the finishing touch for any room," said Cal Rosenwald. For the past 37 years RosenwaldMore >> Lighting helps create the mood of any room. Whether it's a table lamp or a wall sconce, a Dorset business has something for everyone.More >> Conrad Sanville has tinkered with things for his entire life. He grew up on a dirt road in Westfield. A farm boy who wanted to design cars, he headed to college in California. "I was shy, farmer kid wayMore >> Whether you're a stereo novice or average listener the right speakers are paramount to good quality sound. Gina Bullard found one man whose Made in Vermont speakers are hitting the right note.More >> Like most families, the Zilians are busy. So, they love when they have the chance to slow down and pick their lunch from the garden. The experience continues inside with the vibrant colors of the harvestMore >> The farm-to-table movement is sweeping the nation. Gina Bullard introduces us to a woman whose business focuses on the table part of that movement with her pottery that's Made in Vermont.More >> From The Great Gatsby, to the royal wedding, hats are all the rage. For Cecilia Leibovitz it's more than a trend, it's a passion. She started Seski Millinery three years ago, creating heirloom qualityMore >> Everyone loves a good comeback story, and in the fashion world there are many. Gina Bullard found one woman making head-turning hats that are Made in Vermont.More >> Harvesting hay on a hot summer day is backbreaking, exhausting work. So to help, for centuries, farmers have carried into the fields a drink that's thirst quenching and energy boosting. "As my husband'sMore >> Harvesting hay on a hot summer day is backbreaking, exhausting work. So to help, for centuries, farmers have carried into the fields a drink that's thirst quenching and energy boosting.More >> The front door of a home can say a lot about a person. "To me, the front door is the most important part of the house," said Hugo Mesa.And if you're looking at Hugo Mesa's house you can tell he's quiteMore >> The Craftsbury woodworker custom carves everything at Hugo Mesa Studios -- from doors and windows, to lamps and sculptures.More >> At 25 years-old, Michael Adams has done more in his career than most people twice his age. "I surprise myself every single day," Adams said.This young entrepreneur is mixing up his 5th business -- GreenMore >> From barbeques to baseball games, mustard is a staple of summer for many people. But one man is trying to elevate the condiment to a whole new level.More >> The birds are singing sweet songs in East Montpelier, and there's one woman who's in harmony with them. Nature is Mary Stone's inspiration for whistles she makes out of clay. "It's the magic moment ofMore >> Nature can be very inspirational for some people -- and for one woman, it's the sounds that make her want to whistle with her products that are Made in Vermont.More >> From groceries to guns, hog heads to deer racks, Singleton's Market in Quechee has just about everything you can imagine.But most know the store for its signature products -- a massive selection of smokedMore >> Smoking meats started as a way to make food last longer. Today people love it for its flavor. Gina Bullard found some delicious smoked meat that's made in Vermont.More >> Between the majestic snow capped mountains and a beautiful babbling brook -- it's a day that awakens your senses. The sights, the sounds and the smells of spring. "It's all magic," said Donna Cristen.ForMore >> From fresh cut grass to lilacs -- scents now captured in a bottle. Translating the smells of nature is what one new perfume company is all about -- and it's Made in Vermont.
At this Burlington workshop, wood is transformed into functional art. And it's not only the furniture that's unique, but also the person making it.Erin Hanley is going against the grain. She's a womanMore >> At this Burlington workshop, wood is transformed into functional art. And it's not only the furniture that's unique, but also the person making it.More >> Joan Ecker is full of energy, life and spirit -- just like the clothing she designs. Ecker owns F.H. Clothing Company in Quechee -- shapeable, drapeable clothes that she says are easy for any woman toMore >> Many women wear multiple hats in their lives. That's certainly the case for a woman in Quechee that started a Made in Vermont hat business that's turned into something bigger.More >> Mixing up another batch of products, Versante in Quechee uses ingredients like sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. But this isn't something you put in your body, it goes on top of it."Versante is an all naturalMore >> Skin care products may not make you think of food, but some contain sweet ingredients good enough to eat, and they're Made In Vermont.More >> Cords, wires and plugs -- things we often don't look twice at. And that's what Berlin company Pwnie Express counts on -- they want their products to blend in."It's a play on words to 'pwn' means to takeMore >> The products allow companies to see how far a hacker could get in and what data they could steal.More >> They're often heavy -- jammed packed -- and not organized. Many women can compare their purses to a black abyss, extra baggage, or a bottomless pit.But Erin Kaukas has a solution. Her boxy tote bags thatMore >> Many women can compare their purses to a black abyss, extra baggage, or a bottomless pit.More >> It's an all day meeting at Vermont Natural Ag Products in Middlebury to talk about the newest addition to the Moo Doo line.Known for compost and topsoil, the company is digging deep -- and spreading out.More >> It's an all day meeting at Vermont Natural Ag Products in Middlebury to talk about the newest addition to the Moo Doo line.More >> Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry -- 8,000 square feet of glitz, glamour and shine -- is Vermont's largest jewelry store. "We do more business in this store than there is jewelry business in Vermont," said Perrywinkle'sMore >> Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry brings in unique customers looking for rare large diamonds, but they also have another key selling point -- They're Made in Vermont.More >> With Easter around the corner Laughing Moon Chocolates in Stowe is hopping with activity. Normally the Easter Bunny is the star of the holiday, but he has some competition this year. The bed of grassMore >> Millions of tons of plastic are produced globally each year -- it's a material that the Earth cannot digest. That's why one woman is trying to eliminate plastic grass used every Easter and use a product that's Made in Vermont.More >> There's just something about a good story that can pull you in and transport you to another place.At the Gifford Medical Center nursing home in Randolph, residents are escaping to a magical land in Russia.More >> There's something about a puppet show that brings out the inner child. And for one couple that puts these shows on, they say they've never grown up.More >> Emily Stoneking takes her patients seriously. And although none of them are hurt in the making, none of them survive either. It's operation aKNITomy. "I've always been interested in the place that artMore >> For many people high school biology class brings up memories about dissecting an animal. A Burlington artist is taking those memories and turning them into heart-stopping creations that are Made in Vermont.More >> There's just something about a hot piece of pizza and an icy cold glass of beer. At least that's the thinking behind one place in Shelburne. "There's nothing better than pizza and beer together. FiddleheadMore >> There's just something about a hot piece of pizza and an icy cold glass of beer. At least that's the thinking behind one place in Shelburne.More >> Out in the Northeast Kingdom in the town of Greensboro, sits a brewery dubbed the best in the world-- Hill Farmstead Brewery. "There must be something magical about Greensboro," said Shaun Hill of HillMore >> Beer culture in the U.S. is evolving with craft brews creating quite a buzz. One brewer says Vermonters feel an affinity to local breweries, which is a positive sign for his Made in Vermont beer.More >> Jill Listzwan loves to watch the birds outside of her Brandon office. "I love being able to sit and look out and see what's going on," she said.Inspiration from her feathered friends shines through inMore >> What a person wears can say a lot about you -- including your accessories. And for one Brandon artist, she doesn't take that lightly.
On one of the coldest days of the year, Ben Maniscalco is heating things up with his spicy Benito's Hot Sauces. "Benito's is a fresh, Vermont craft hot sauce," Maniscalco said.All of the hot sauces areMore >> With the snow falling again you might be thinking of ways to warm up your life. One company's heating things up with its Made in Vermont hot sauces.More >> You might remember doing it as a kid: The thrill of sliding down the biggest hill in town on a toboggan. Glen Norton is hoping to bring back this good old-fashioned activity with his business, Norton'sMore >> Gina Bullard gets a crash course in what it takes to build a made in Vermont toboggan.More >> With each ping of Rebecca Mikan's hammer, meaningful sayings become wearable art.Reporter Gina Bullard: What is it about words that draw people in? Rebecca Mikan: I think people seek inspiration, maybeMore >> With each ping of Rebecca Mikan's hammer, meaningful sayings become wearable art.More >> When photographer Jim Westphalen heads out, he never knows what he's going to find, but he knows it's going to beautiful. From secret spots to magnificent vistas, his pictures showcase the beauty of VermontMore >> With the start of a new year comes a new Made in Vermont calendar from Vermont Life.
Vermonters know about fires -- and they know about keeping warm. At least that's what Paul Ralston is counting on with his new kindling company Vermont Sweet Maple. After countless years of experimentingMore >> Vermonters know about fires -- and they know about keeping warm. And a new Made In Vermont business hopes to help them light their fires this winter.More >> It's a winter wonderland in Newbury for the Dodge familyBut head inside and that's where the real fantasy land is. Where gnomes and woodland animals run free -- along with Jessica Dodge's imagination.More >> With Christmas just around the corner, Santa's elves are busy making toys. Including one that lives in the Green Mountains.
Gary M. Starr has his ducks in a row. And on the ceiling, and everywhere else you look in his Weybridge studio."It's almost bred into me," he said.He opened his business, Starr Decoys, 25 years ago. CuttingMore >> For one Vermont craftsman, it's looking up in the sky that gives him his inspiration. He travels all around the world bird watching and his Made in Vermont creations are flying off the shelves.More >> It's the little touches that make a house a home and a tablescape come to life. From napkins to placements, pillows to towels, unique home goods is Cricket Radio's forte. "I was driving, listening to theMore >> It's the little touches that make a house a home and a tablescape come to life. From napkins to placements, pillows to towels, unique home goods is Cricket Radio's forte.More >> With snow in the mountains and a chill in the air, it's the perfect time of year for a roaring fire. A peaceful escape. But there's one thing that's not relaxing -- schlepping all the wood inside. That'sMore >> Winter weather is here, and for many that means burning wood. Gina Bullard introduces us to one craftsman with a product perfect for the season -- and it's also Made in Vermont.More >> Two year old Mikayla Brosseau shines. And not just because of those big blue eyes and cute smile -- there's also a little baby bling. "She's wearing a wool flower clip and a chunky necklace," said TeresaMore >> Teresa Brosseau makes kids headbands, barrettes and chunky necklaces.More >> It's her corporate office/sewing room -- not to mention, her bedroom. This is where 21-year old Jenna Lindemann creates handmade purses for her Shelburne company, Lindemann's. "When I make them I thinkMore >> Twenty-one year old Jenna Lindemann creates handmade purses for her Shelburne company, Lindemann's.More >> They are all around us. But as you drive by, you might not realize how much work goes in to helping guide us where we need to go.At Design Signs in Essex, a trio of employees use hands-on techniques toMore >> At Design Signs in Essex, a trio of employees use hands-on techniques to create signs that stand out and last.More >> With any great performance, the musician tends to steal the show. But there's something that shouldn't be overlooked -- the bow. As Eben Bodach-Turner hand makes bows, his muse hangs over him. And althoughMore >> String instrument bows can get costly, but as any musician knows, quality often comes with a higher price tag -- especially if its Made in Vermont.More >> There are many do's and don'ts when it comes to hanging art work. Don't put it in direct sunlight. Do make sure it's straight. And for a little extra oomph, do have it shine under lights. That's whereMore >> From illuminating concert pianists to everyday desk lamps, functional lighting is all around us. And one Made in Vermont business has become a leader in the industry.More >> The peaceful sounds around Myk Martinez's home help put him in the right state of mind.For this Bristol artist, picking him his pencil and drawing is his form of meditation. The self-taught artist sellsMore >> Art can be very therapeutic for people -- whether it's the artist or the person enjoying the piece. One artists Made in Vermont cartoons are both.More >> Jake Garner has his customers in mind when he's in his Randolph workshop.Making a product that's strong, comfortable and easy to transport. "I definitely think positively about what I'm doing," GarnerMore >> Jake Garner has his customers in mind when he's in his Randolph workshop.More >> The sounds of woodworking are like a song at Dorset Custom Furniture.The family business hums along, making custom pieces worth passing on. But recently a new sound has emerged in the workshop."I justMore >> William Seeders Mosheim was raised around wood. Two years ago he decided to branch out, going from functional to fun -- creating custom banjos in his spare time.More >> On a rainy day the activity outside this South Woodstock farm slows down. But inside the Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company it's a different story -- It's raining cheese. The mixed herd dairy farm is producingMore >> The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company -- making old world style cheeses with a new Vermont twist.More >> When they're too small, they're out of style, or they're just not just working for you anymore -- It's time say goodbye. And when you're donating that favorite sweater that your husband accidentally shrunk,More >> From recycling to re-using Vermonters aren't shy when it comes to going green. That's one new Burlington businesses model -- eco friendly clothing that is Made in Vermont.More >> A stroll with Keith Mailhotte is more than just a walk. You never know where exactly it's going to end. Mailhotte is always looking for the perfect spot. Not to stop and take in the sights, but to hideMore >> Keith Mailhotte hand carves egg shells, from chickens to emus, in his Morrisville workshop.More >> Like most 8-year olds, Wyatt Leombruno-Nicholas loves to plays sports and hang out with his older brother, Harrison. He also loves to dance. Besides his 'hip' moves he has another talent. Wyatt is a fashionMore >> Like most 8-year olds, Wyatt Leombruno-Nicholas loves to plays sports and hang out with his older brother, Harrison.More >> Above the glow of Nectars in Burlington the sounds of Club Metronome are pumping.It's where inhibitions fly to some of the best jams of the 90's on Friday nights.With the shuffle of a song the entire moodMore >> Above the glow of Nectars in Burlington the sounds of Club Metronome are pumping.More >> When Michael and Nicole Willard go into their Fairfax back yard you can hear the excitement. "We joke and say we truly are in the land of milk and honey so Vermont is ideal for conditions for honey bees,"More >> Gina Bullard introduces to one local bee farmer who's turning his love of the hive into a Made in Vermont business.More >> "I was a dead head," Jim Rossiter said with a laugh. Rossiter became an entrepreneur in college to support his journey following the band the Grateful Dead. He sold his kaleidoscope or tie-dye candlesMore >> Many people have odd jobs when they're in college and others start small businesses. Either way they usually don't stick. But for one man, not only did the business stick; it's burning stronger and cleaner than ever.More >> We've all heard of handmade, but what about Danmade? "I'm interested in quirky, bizarre things," Dan Siegel said. Meet Dan Siegel of Danmade Pottery. His unique, graphic designs ride the edge of whereMore >> Made in Vermont clay creations with a quirky twist.More >> It can be hard to get into the food business. In Vermont there are 20 specialty food starts up a year, but half of those fail. A Rutland company hopes its unique spin on a common product will help it stayMore >> A Rutland company hopes its unique spin on a common product will help it stay afloat.More >> Adam Marsano loves to be surrounded by things with a story. From his truck, to old barns and homes, he searches out the historic and then takes it with him.There's no wrecking ball here. Marsano tearsMore >> Adam Marsano loves to be surrounded by things with a story. From his truck, to old barns and homes, he searches out the historic and then takes it with him.More >> With stunning views of Lake Champlain and 11 acres of grapes, there's no shortage of beauty and bounty at East Shore Vineyard in Grand Isle. There is also something missing from this off the beaten pathMore >> In just four years the number of wineries in Vermont has grown from 10 to more than 30. One is looking at the glass as half full as they branch out into a new venture that's Made in Vermont.More >> There's something serene about being on the water, especially when your ride is as natural as the scenery. "They're prettier. Wood speaks to you. Wood is alive," said Phil Pike of Little Creek Canoes andMore >> There's no shortage of boats on Vermont's waters, but one man hopes his floating pieces of art stand out. How his love of the outdoors launched his Made in Vermont business.More >> Some people don't think twice when they see trash laying on the ground; others do something about it, like Anne Cummings. Only she doesn't see it as trash, to her it's treasure. This eco-artist, as she callsMore >> One Vermonter has a unique take on recycling. She takes people's trash and turns it into Made in Vermont artwork.More >> In the nostalgic game of baseball the swing of a bat can change the whole game, and that's exactly what one Vermont company hopes its bats will do. Only these aren't professional bats, they're promotional. "TheMore >> There are all kinds of treats and souvenirs for sale at the ballpark. But there's one thing that's iconic-- the minibat. And some of them happen to be made in Vermont.More >> Things in the old days were built to last. Just ask the owners of Vermont Common Crackers. "It's a part of America. It's a part of our history and a part of Vermont history," said Eliot Orton. The eighthMore >> From the recipe, to the machines used to make the nostalgic crackers, not much has changed at Vermont Common Crackers since 1828.More >>
Law enforcement officials say a 15-year-old North Conway girl who vanished two months ago on her way home from high school was in contact with her mother after she disappeared.More >> Law enforcement officials say a 15-year-old North Conway girl who vanished two months ago on her way home from high school was in contact with her mother after she disappeared.More >> It looks like something you'd find on your grandmother's sofa, but thanks to the magic of Burton, it's cool again. It's what the U.S. Snowboarding team will wear when they compete in Sochi, Russia, forMore >> The Winter Olympics are just around the corner and the U.S. Snowboarding team will be showing off some Vermont style. Burton designed the official uniforms. But some fans have questions about where they were made.More >> It's sweet and it's flavor says Vermont. And some researchers say maple syrup could pack some health benefits, from antioxidants to the mineral manganese. The Washington Post touted grade B maple syrupMore >> Sometimes you just need something sweet. But is there a healthy sweetener? We asked a clinical nutritionist.More >> Some of Vermont's craft beers are so popular they are being re-sold illegally on the internet, and now the state is cracking down. Brewers like Heady Topper, Hill Farmstead and Lawson's Finest have notedMore >> Has the Heady Topper craze gotten out of control? Now, a lawyer is in trouble with the law for allegedly trying to capitalize on the Vermont craft brew craze.More >> The prospective new owners of the Burlington Town Center mall have big plans for its future. According to a memo from the Devonwood Investment group, the New York City company wants to add a new anchorMore >> The prospective new owners of the Burlington Town Center mall have big plans for its future.More >> The Grinch has struck in New Haven. Vermont State police say sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, someone stole about a dozen Christmas trees from the Green Haven Nursery. Police areMore >> Vermont State police say someone stole a dozen Christmas trees from a nursery in New Haven.More >> Hundreds of Vermonters could lose unemployment benefits early if Congress doesn't act. Congress expanded packages after the 2008 economic crash but the offer is set to expire. Regular unemployment benefits,More >> Hundreds of Vermonters could lose their unemployment benefits early if Congress doesn't act. Regular unemployment benefits will not be affected. But additional emergency benefits will expire before the end of December.More >> Thursday, December 5th Vermont's connection to the Red Sox World Series championship went beyond just it's New England geography. Ludlow native Brad Pearson was an integral part of the Sox staff as anMore >> Red Sox assistant athletic trainer Brad Pearson retunred home to Vermont for the holidays fresh off Boston's World Series championship.More >> Burlington police have arrested two people suspected of robbing a store and threatening to shoot the clerk.More >> Burlington police have arrested two people suspected of robbing a store and threatening to shoot the clerk.More >> McDonalds in South Burlington needed to dish out more happy meals Thursday because certain people weren't Mc-loving it. More than 20 people gathered outside protesting for higher wages, benefits and betterMore >> Across the country Thursday people protested at fast-food restaurants, demanding higher wages for workers. In Vermont, we also saw people speaking out.More >>