Anna Van Dine

Summer 2019 Intern, Newsroom

Anna is an undergraduate student at NYU Gallatin where her studies incorporate journalistic work and ethnographic methodologies, a love of oral history, everyday artifacts, and the conviction that everything is interesting when you look at it right. Anna believes strongly in the power of listening and values ordinary histories; when she was small, she told her mom that when she grew up she wanted to travel around and record old people (now she knows that's a real job!). What drives her is preserving — and making people interested in — things that might be otherwise lost or unknown. She hopes to do this in some capacity after she graduates.
 

Revolutionary War reenactors exchange fire on a hillside.
Ray Parker, Courtesy

Early in the morning on July 7th, 1777, musket shots rang out over the ridge in Hubbardton, Vermont. This was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely on Vermont soil. More than two centuries later, at 8 a.m. on a bright Sunday, nearly 200 reenactors loaded up their muskets and walked out on that same grassy hill in front of a crowd of spectators.

A woman carries an umbrella and wheels a cart with a mounted boar's head on it.
Elodie Reed / VPR

Emmett is a mounted boar head. For 22 years, Emmett has hung on the wall in Vermont Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Skoglund's Montpelier office, where he went to live after Skoglund received him as a gift from an ex.

Headshot of Lisa Senecal
Lisa Senecal, Courtesy

Lisa Senecal of Stowe has been elected chair of the Vermont Commission on Women.

The Vermont Commission on Women is a non-partisan government board that works to advance rights for women within the state. Senecal takes over the position from Marcia Merrell, who is stepping down after serving as chair of the commission for the past decade.

Bristol Tree Warden John Swepston gestures at the damaged trunk of an ash tree
Henry Epp / VPR

The emerald ash borer has been detected in Bristol, marking the invasive insect's first appearance in Addison County.

Numerous chickens stand behind a fence.
Elodie Reed / VPR

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is encouraging poultry owners to use electric fencing to protect their birds.

Sap bucket on a maple tree
Bakinbitz / iStock

Vermont continues to lead the nation in maple syrup production, with this year's yield up 7% from last season.

A woman stands against a wall mural.
Elodie Reed / VPR

In her yearlong series, "Hooked: Stories and Solutions from Vermont's Opioid Crisis," Seven Days writer Kate O'Neill investigates the reality of opioid addiction in Vermont. O'Neill's June 5 article, "Between a 'Hub' and a Hard Place," shares three stories about the challenges of living with opioid addiction in rural areas.