Connect the Dots Column Started

I am now writing a monthly column I’m calling Connect the Dots for the Vermont Community Newspaper Group (VTCNG) that helps people connect to the local landscape of southern Chittenden County. Each month I pose a question about an everyday Vermont landscape feature, and then explain why it is where it is and how it relates to other natural and cultural features.

Two columns have been published already this fall, and will be posted soon in this blog, as well. The November column asked the question: What are the long earthworks in the East Woods Natural Area in South Burlington connected to? The December column asked the question: How is Shelburne Falls connected to Vergennes and Winooski?

Future columns will be published in one or more of the VTCNG’s weekly town papers: The Other Paper (South Burlington), Shelburne News (Shelburne), and The Citizen (Charlotte and Hinesburg), and on their website:

I’ll be posting about the publication of new columns in my Instagram (@jane.dorney) and Facebook ( accounts. I will also be posting them here in this blog one week after they have been published.