Winter brings delicious comforts and exhilarating pleasures to Vermont. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than a well-planned visit to the Green Mountain State, using the Vermont Chamber 2003 Vermont Winter Guide and the Ski Vermont Map.The dynamic combination of the Guide and the Map points the way to Vermont’s hot spots, on and off the slopes. A variety of visitors will find the Guide invaluable, to learn where to feel the freedom of Vermont’s most thrilling trails, the best places to shop for everything from treats to antiques, and to locate the spas services winter bodies crave.The Vermont Winter Guide will help visitors dream, then help them take care of reality, knowing what to expect from the lodging they choose. At the end of the day, there’s nothing like slipping into an outdoor hot tub while relaxing at a Vermont country inn, legendary for hometown charm and hospitality. The listings in the Vermont Winter Guide will help you find your B & B, country inn, resort, or hotel; the Ski Vermont Map will bring you there.The Resources Section of the Winter Guide presents a portable library that will fit in any suitcase: Alpine and Nordic ski areas; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice fishing; maple sugarhouses, museums, and galleries; the Vermont Chamber Top Ten Winter Events, and more. Over highways and back roads, to resorts and beyond, choose entertainment from the Winter Guide to tickle any visitor’s fancy, then turn to the Ski Vermont Map to find the way.The 2003 Vermont Winter Guide, the Ski Vermont Map, and other Vermont information is available free of charge at 1-800-VERMONT or (802) 223-3443, or order information online free of charge from the Vermont Chamber website, www.vtchamber.com(link is external). The Guide tourism listings and editorial are also available on the Vermont Chamber’s website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external).
A herbalist who treated the 17-year-old boy, who sparked Liberia’s third wave of Ebola infections, has escaped quarantine and fled to Nimba County in the north of the country near Guinea. Officials said on Thursday that he has been identified.He was one of 120 people placed under quarantine for coming into contact with the deceased.“The herbalist evaded quarantine and is on the run, this is the reason why we are putting everybody on alert,” Paul Karnue, a spokesman for the Nimba local government said.“Nimba County authorities are not taking Ebola’s recurrence lightly because the county suffered severely during the first outbreak,” he added.More than 11,200 people have died from the worst outbreak on record of the viral Ebola fever since the epidemic broke out in December 2013 in neighboring Guinea.Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9, but reported a new case nearly two months later. The outbreak is also still active in Sierra Leone and Guinea.“It is worth mentioning that the first Ebola case in Nimba County in 2014, started with a similar story. One herbalist went to Monrovia to treat an Ebola patient. Thereafter he contracted the virus and returned with the disease to Nimba. This is how Ebola spread and took away the lives of hundreds of citizens,” Karnue said.A Liberian woman died of Ebola on Tuesday in a hospital in Monrovia shortly after being admitted, becoming the sixth confirmed case and second death since the virus resurfaced last month.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)