Members of the First Baptist Church pray on top of the hill on the Petersholm Farm in Williston on Easter morning during a sunrise service. This service has been celebrated on the hill for more than 50 years. (Photo by MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS)
Chris Diegel took this shot of Jorge Masterson soaring over terrain park at Smuggler’s Notch Resort, snow still clinging to the area with possibility of more to come this week. Share your Vermont Beauty photos at www.facebook.com/bfpnews or email@example.com.
Jenn McNary, Austin’s mother, helps Austin from his wheelchair into the pool. The swimming pool built into their house is often the only way that Austin can exercise. Austin and his brother both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Austin is completely wheelchair-bound and struggles doing basic activities such as brushing his teeth and drinking out of a glass (he can no longer drink out of a glass without a straw) while his brother Max can run and jump around like a normal kid. Max is benefiting from a drug called eteplirsen through a clinical trial. Jenn fights daily to try to get Austin on the drug that could save his life, but is still in the trial stage. Austin has to watch his brother get better by the day while his disease progresses. “Our family is normal, we have good days and bad days, but one thing stays the same. Every day is a fight to save our sons lives,” Jenn says. (Photo by MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS)
Fighting for their lives: A mother’s quest to get a promising new drug for both her sons. Jenn McNary has two sons born with the same fatal genetic disease, but only one has access to a potentially life-saving treatment. This is part of her story to save both of her sons’ lives. (Produced by MADDIE MCGARVEY/FREE PRESS)
The Week in Pictures for March 25th: Howard Beaupre from Fox Hill Sugar House in Milton loads hardwood into the arch which will boil sap to 218 degrees where it will be come maple syrup. Beaupre said its been an excellent season so far and hopes to produce around 600 gallons of Syrup this spring. (Photo by ANTHONY BOCCIO/for the FREE PRESS)
The Week in Pictures for March 25th: George Ouellette took this shot of a pair of mallards — the female on the left perfectly camouflaged against the reeds — in the marshes off Duck Point on Mississiquoi Bay in Highgate Spring. Share your Vermont Beauty photos at www.facebook.com/bfpnews or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An early-morning snow storm triggered dozens of accidents throughout Chittenden County Tuesday morning, including this tractor trailer crash that closed Williiston Road at the South Burlington line for hours. Full story: http://bfpne.ws/YthEg3 ( Photo by RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS )