One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

Maria von Trapp, a member of the Austrian family whose escape from Nazi Germany and subsequent musical career inspired the famed musical “The Sound of Music,” has died at the age of 99. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

The last surviving member of the famous Trapp Family Singers made famous in The Sound Of Music died this week at her home in the US. Maria von (...)