Laura Winterbottom was killed in a brutal attack eight years ago. Now, her family and friends are keeping her memory alive by helping others. They started the Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund after her rape and murder in Burlington. It is dedicated to carrying on the art teacher's legacy.
Tuesday, Laura's family is holding a fundraiser for the Bob & Maggie Green Youth Adventure Program. It gets kids outdoors. Winterbottom loved the outdoors and teaching kids.
"People say one of the best therapies is to do something for other people and it's really true, you get a lot of satisfaction, consolation out of helping somebody who may have either suffered the same tragedy or somebody who is disadvantaged in life. It's very important to be able to do that," said Ned Winterbottom, Laura's father.
"We have adventures planned at Mississquoi Wildlife Refuge. We will be taking children fishing, kayaking in the lake-- things they normally don't get to participate in, have the resources or it's not on somebody's radar screen," said Leisa Pollander of the Sara Holbrook Community Center.
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:34:35 GMT
It looks like our region escaped any major flooding resulting from Tuesday's heavy rains. There were localized areas of high water and damage, like a road washout on Mud Hollow Road in Kirby. Water remainsMore >>
It looks like our region escaped any major flooding resulting from Tuesday's heavy rains.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:58:11 GMT
Teamwork between a Montgomery farmer and a corporal with the Franklin Country sheriff's department may have saved a life when they pulled off a daring rescue. A woman became trapped in her truck tryingMore >>
A Montgomery farmer and a sheriff's deputy joined forces for a daring rescue to help a woman who got trapped in her truck by rising floodwaters.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:02:05 GMT
The floods forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in New York. The governor made the declaration Tuesday night. It covers six counties in northeastern of New York, including two inMore >>
The floods forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in New York.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:08:35 GMT
If you thought the weather Tuesday really stunk, you weren't alone. Apparently all the rain and the rushing rivers were too much for even a beaver. WCAX Producer Diane Landry caught video Tuesday in MiltonMore >>
Apparently all the rain and the rushing rivers in our region Tuesday were too much for even a beaver.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:09:50 GMT
If you think this spring has been filled with strange weather-- cold, then hot, then flooding, then snow-- well, we have a reminder that fluctuating weather is not all that unusual in Vermont. SheldonMore >>
If you think this spring has been filled with strange weather-- cold, then hot, then flooding, then snow-- well, we have a reminder that fluctuating weather is not all that unusual in Vermont.More >>