Thursday, October 9, 2008

Local Student Features Hardwick for Online Publication

Raised in South Woodbury, Hazen graduate and Saint Michael's College student Cailey McDermott returned to Hardwick last week as photo editor and reporter for the college's online student publication, The Echo. She had heard a lot about Claire's, and so McDermott brought her curiosity, camera, pen and notepad back to where she grew up - to find out what all the stories were really about. You can read her article and view a slide show of her work at the links below.

The Echo, "Revitalizing the Rural Economy: Claire's Restaurant and Bar is Locally Grown"

The Echo, "Claire's Restaurant: Servin' it up local" multimedia

Food Writer Marian Burros - who has a home not far from Hardwick and has spent many years in the area - reported in the New York Times yesterday on what she found in Hardwick over the summer. Her focus is on farming and the regional rural economy, and how local business people and farmers are returning to the area's roots in agriculture through successful collaborations and ongoing cooperation to generate jobs and economic growth. Burros' article has been among the top 20 emailed Times stories for two days (number 3 on Wednesday), and has been posted widely on blogs in the US and abroad.

New York Times, "Uniting Around Food"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Seattle WA - pretty far away:
Wonderful what is going on at Claire's and in Hardwick. Wish I could come by for supper. You put a smile on my face.