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he Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a

not-for-profit, member-driven organization.  We are the voice of our members and the business communities in the Towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth and Weston, Vermont.  We provide advocacy, support and unified regional marketing to promote and enhance our regional businesses and four-season economy. Be sure to travel our Scenic Route 100 Byway. You will pass through several scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational opportunities. Along this route you can enjoy

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our snow-covered Vermont mountains and valleys, rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, and historic village centers. For a complete and current list of all events and attractions we invite you to visit our website at www.yourplaceinvermont.com. Download our free mobile app by scanning the QR code above. Visit:

Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow

Call: 802-228-5830 Email: info@yourplaceinvermont.com Online: yourplaceinvermont.com - Marji Graf, CEO

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Contents THINGS TO DO Indoor Sports & Recreation Summer Sports & Recreation Winter Sports & Recreation Year Round Attractions

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Casual Dining Fine Dining

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SHOPPING

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Apparel & Sporting Goods Arts, Crafts & Antiques Country Stores & Markets Garden Centers Gift Shops & Maple Products Home Furnishings & Design Specialty Items Vermont Made Products Wine & Cheese

LODGING Bed & Breakfast Country Inns Hotels & Resorts Motels Vacation Rentals & Condos

SERVICES Accountants Advertising/Marketing Area Hospitals Attorneys Auto Dealers Auto Repair Auto Tires Banks Beauty Salons Bookkeeping Builders/Contractors Business Coaches Chimney Sweeps Churches Cleaning Computer Repair/Consulting Decking/Fencing/Patio Doctors/Chiropractors Electrical Engineering Environmental Services

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Financial Services Flooring Graphics Hardware Stores/Building Supply Heavy Equipment/Excavating Insurance Landscaping Libraries Manufacturing Maps/Apps Movers Newspapers/Magazines Non-Profits/Foundations Painters Pet Care/Veterinary Pharmacies Phone Books Photographers Plumbing/Heating/Propane Pools/Spas Printing Property Management Rack Card Distribution Real Estate Rotary Clubs Schools Senior Services Septic Sheds/Storage Buildings Spas/Massage Storage TV Advertising Tours Transfer Stations Transportation Travel Upholstery Waste Disposal Web Design & Development Wholesalers

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WEDDINGS & MEE TINGS

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Service Providers Venues & Accommodations Jewelers

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INFORMATION Chamber Welcome & Mission INDEX: Chamber Members

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The Okemo Valley Regional Guide is an Official Publication of the: Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce P.O Box 333, Ludlow, VT 05149 • p. 802-228-5830 • f. 802-228-7642

The Okemo Valley brings together the distinctive beauty, culture and endless recreation possibilities of seven charming villages woven together by quaint, country roads, dotted with shops and sites of every variety imaginable.

2013-2014 Calendar of Events ........................ 8 Discover family-friendly activities in the region’s premier events calendar. Be sure to also visit our website at www.yourplaceinvermont.com for the latest information, event organizer phone numbers, directions and more!

2013 Summer Music Series ........................... 23 Celebrate summer in the Okemo Valley enjoying music outside! June through September, live, local and regional musicians grace the stages of village greens throughout the region. Folk, blues, classical, bluegrass, and more!

Iron Adventure Run ........................................ 24 Harley-Davidson riders and all motorcycle enthusiasts traveling to the Okemo Valley region for this exciting four-day event will share their passion for motorcycles and riding in our beautiful scenic region.

The Best Hikes .............................................. 34 There are many day hikes around the Okemo Valley located in all directions ranging from easy to strenuous. Many of the hikes also double as great crosscountry ski and snowshoe trails during the winter.

The Killarney ................................................. 48 After visiting Ireland, people say that one of the most enjoyable parts of their trip was the time spent in the local pubs. Discover traditional Irish pub ambiance and charm at The Killarney.

Handcrafted, One Piece at a Time ................ 58 Approaching the town of Ludlow on scenic route 100 near the junction of route 103 and Okemo Mountain, sits a charming 19th century red and black barn with a delightful surprise.

Ahhhh, just relax!.......................................... 102 What could possibly be better than relaxing in soothing warm water at the end of the day, gazing over your garden or the most recent snowfall?

Exceptional Experience ............................... 116 Acclaimed by many rating organizations and guests as the providing the most “Exceptional Experience” in South Central Vermont, this circa 1850 Victorian style Inn is admired and loved by many.

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Our Towns ........................................................ 6

The Official Guide is produced by: Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. • greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com • p. 802-558-3233

Our Towns Andover

Chester

This Andover is named for the Connecticut town, which in turn was named for the one in Massachusetts. The town was nearly twice its present size when it was granted in 1761. However, a ridge of highlands (including the aptly named Terrible Mountain) made it virtually impossible to get from one side of town to the other, so the western portion was made into the separate town of Weston in 1799. Today the lovely town of Andover is home to many vibrant Vermont artisans, small authentic farms, and even a hot air balloon maker!

Nestled between Bromley, Magic, Stratton, and Okemo, located just west of the junction of Route 11 and 103 on Route 11, Chester is a town full of beautiful architectural treasures surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Lodging and dining, from elegant to homey, will make you glad to have found a thriving town that has not lost its sense of history and place. Nominated as one of the prettiest “Painted Places� in America, the charming village of Chester offers a number of shops with distinct personalities and a pretty village green.

Town office: 802-875-2765

Town office: 802-875-2173

Cavendish

Ludlow

Located along Route 131 and comprised of two villages, Proctorsville on the western end of Route 131 and Cavendish further to the east, several glimmer stone houses and numerous small businesses mark the two villages. Cavendish offers spring trophy trout fishing and kayaking along the scenic Black River. Proctorsville offers exquisite biking along unadulterated back roads and Route 131 as it winds along the river. Beautiful fall vistas of Vermont farm fields as well as hiking in state forests make for great year-round recreation.

Located at the junction of Route 100/103, this 150+ year old village began life as a mill town powered by the sparkling Black River. Chartered in 1761 when Seth Lee claimed his lot and settled on what is now Pond Street (Main Street). Today, the adorable town of Ludlow is the thriving fourseason town in the heart of the Okemo Valley with shops, galleries, exceptional dining, a haven of lodging choices, and lots of things to do. Ludlow is home to Okemo Mountain Resort, a perfect yearround playground with world-class amenities.

Town office: 802-226-7291

Town office: 802-228-3232

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Mount Holly

Weston

Mount Holly is comprised of a group of small villages. The most recognized is Belmont, located west of Route 103N. This small village is located along the shore of breathtaking Star Lake.The village is anchored by a general store, as well as beautiful historic and contemporary homes. Mount Holly prides itself on several special annual events: the Fourth of July Celebration; Artfest, held the 1st weekend in August on the Village Green; Cider Days over Columbus Weekend; and monthly community dinners at Odd Fellows Hall from April through October.

Incorporated in 1799, Weston was originally part of Andover but the ridge created by Markham and Terrible Mountains made it impossible to get from one side of town to the other. Located on Route 100, 5 miles north of Route 11 in Londonderry and 10 miles south of Ludlow, Weston is virtually untouched by time, the entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places. Home of The Vermont Country Store, The Weston Playhouse & the Weston Priory (a Benedictine monastery), and one of the most picturesque village greens in Vermont.

Town office: 802-259-2391

Town office: 802-824-6645

Plymouth Located on Route 100/100A, Plymouth is comprised of two small villages, Plymouth and Plymouth Notch, virtually unchanged since 1923, when Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States. Historic Plymouth Notch is carefully preserved; the village church, general store, cheese factory, and community dance hall that served as the 1924 Summer White House. Plymouth is also home to the enchanting and unspoiled Coolidge State Forest offering seasonal campsites and trails for hiking.

Check the website for the most up-to-date event information, area lodging, dining, and more at yourplaceinvermont.com.

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May May 4-5 Sheep Shearing & Herding

May 25-26 Vermont Open Studio Weekend Statewide Take advantage of a unique opportunity to speak to the artists directly while getting a behind the scenes look at the studios where they create their works of art. www.vermontcrafts.com

with Border Collies Billings Farm & Museum Watch the spring shearing of the farm’s ewes and demonstrations of Border Collies herding sheep in the farm fields. Admission includes a children’s art show and the 28th annual spring commemorative button. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

May 25 Walking Tour of Weston’s Historic District The Green in Weston, VT The Weston Historical Society will conduct a tour of the town’s historic district. The tour will include the early settlement, the heyday, the decline and later revival with an emphasis on the five architects of its resurrection. www.weston-vermont.com

May 24-October 11 Ludlow Farmer’s Market Okemo Mountain School Locally grown and raised produce, artisanal food products, and crafts made by the community, for the community. Fridays 4–7pm 53 Main Street, Ludlow 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org

June June 2 Chester Rotary Golf Tournament

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tater Hill Golf Club Enjoy panoramic views on a casual but challenging 18 hole championship golf course! Proceeds benefit the Chester-Andover Family Center and Rotary Charities. Lots of prizes and awards will be given away! 6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Windham. 802-875-2517 rotaryclubofchester.org

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June 29-August 4

Vermont Days—Free admission to Vermont State Parks & Historic Sites

Concerts at Kinhaven Music School

Statewide

Enjoy concerts at the school throughout the summer months. Students perform on Fridays 4 pm and Sundays 2:30 pm and faculty perform Sundays at 8 pm. Join us! 354 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. 802-824-4332 www.kinhaven.org

Enjoy FREE entry into all of Vermont’s State Parks and Historical Sights.  www.vtstateparks.com

Kinhaven Music School

June 22-23 Music-in-the-Meadow Race for the Cure Benefit Motel-in-the-Meadow The 11th annual 2-day music festival fundraiser for breast cancer research. Grab a blanket, bring your family, bring your friends, and have fun listening to live performers. Enjoy live music, delicious food, raffles, a silent auction, games for the kids, a vintage car rally, and more! 936 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2626 motelinthemeadow.com

June 29 Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb sponsored by Ludlow Rotary at Okemo Resort Okemo Mountain Resort

Tours & Demonstrations at the FarrarMansur House and Old Mill Museums

Challenge yourself, or cheer on racers in a challenging 5.8 mile uphill bicycle race. Part of the Bike Up Mountain Point Series (BUMPS), the event is staged and started from Okemo’s Jackson Gore Village. Cookout and awards ceremony will follow. Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Rotary Club. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT 802-228-4041 www.ludlowrotary.com

Farrar-Mansur House and Old Mill Museums Originally built as a tavern in 1797, the house is now operated as a historic house museum by the Weston Historical Society. Collection includes 18th and 19th century decorative arts and furnishings. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday afternoons. Weston. 802-824-5294 www.weston-vermont.com

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July July 4

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Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park Independence Day shines its best and brightest at the one-of-a-kind Coolidge State Historic site in Plymouth Notch. Coolidge is the only U.S. President born on the 4th of July. His quintessential Vermont Homestead has come to represent in living memoriam, the tradition and spirit the nation and its unwavering independence were built upon. 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov

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July 6 Red, White & Blues Festival Jackson Gore Inn Celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Jackson Gore with live music in the Courtyard from 11:30 am–7 pm at our 3rd annual Blues Festival. Musical guests will include Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Dave Keller, Lydia Warren, and Chris Kleeman! Free. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

July 6 Arts & Crafts Festival Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Calvin Coolidge 4th of July Celebration

July 4 Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Billings Farm & Museum A patriotic family celebration featuring the reading of the Declaration of Independence, historic debates, wagon rides, making 1890 flags, spelling bees, the egg toss, & lots more. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

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Featuring over 90 of New England’s finest artists and craftsmen exhibiting top quality wares such as pottery, primitives, glass, oil and watercolor paintings, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, rose blossom jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, doll clothes, wood turnings, stained glass, delicious food & so much more. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8770  www.fletcherfarm.org

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August 9

Concerts at The Church on the Hill

4th Annual “Music on the Green”

Church on the Hill, Weston

The Weston Village Green

Built in 1838, the Church on the Hill’s dramatic setting & graceful architecture make it one of the most photographed buildings in southern Vermont. Throughout the summer, the Church hosts a series of classical music concerts by professional musicians. Sundays 4 pm. (802) 824-3704  www.sundaysonthehill.org

“The Blue Flames” Steel Drum Band. Bring your family, friends and a picnic to enjoy during the concert on the beautiful Weston Village Green. Prizes, nibbles and beverages provided by the Weston Business Council. A raffle will be held by the Farrar Park Association benefiting the Weston Green. 5–7 pm www.weston-vermont.com

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August 10-11

3rd Annual Weston Fine Art Show

Art in the Park

Old Parish Church, Weston

Main Street Park, Rutland

Discover area artists’ landscape, floral & stilllife paintings at this one-day fair. Kinhaven music students will delight visitors with classical music during the afternoon. Several paintings will be raffled off, proceeds benefit the Old Parish Church Outreach program. Free. 802-824-4452 www.weston-vermont.com

Join us for Vermont’s oldest running outdoor art festival celebrating its 52nd year. Discover Fine art, and crafts vendors, artist demonstrations, specialty foods, Vermont wine and beer, children’s activities and live music. 10 am–5 pm. Rutland. 802-775-0356 www.chaffeeartcenter.org

August August 3 Plymouth Old Home Day Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park

Plymouth Old Home Day

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Join us for a long-time town tradition! Wagon rides, a barbecue, barbershop quartet, sheep shearing, traditional craft demonstrations, historic children’s games & more! 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov

August 24 Arts & Crafts Festival Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts New England’s finest artists and craftsmen come together to exhibi top-quality wares including pottery, glass, oil and watercolor paintings, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, rose blossom jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, doll clothes, wood turnings, stained glass, fabulous foods and more. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8770 www.fletcherfarm.org

August 14-18 The Vermont Challenge Southern Vermont Tour Southern Vermont by bicycle! Spend 3 to 4 days experiencing Vermont’s beautiful landscape, rolling farmlands, bucolic villages, and quiet country roads by bicycle. The ride incorporates four major Vermont ski resorts as key hosts for meals and lodging. 802-228-5830 www.vtchallenge.com

August 22-25 The Iron Adventure Run Powered by H.O.G.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Jackson Gore Inn Harley-Davidson riders and motorcycle enthusiasts travel to the Okemo Valley region for this exciting four-day event to share their passion for motorcycles and riding. See pages 24-25 for schedule information. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 yourplaceinvermont.com

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August 24 Chester Old Home Days & Fireworks Townwide, Chester Chester Fireworks and Old Home Day will be held at the Chester American Legion Post #67 in conjunction with The Harley Davidson Iron Adventure Run. There will be lots of food, fun, and music for the whole family. For more information visit yourplaceinvermont.com

August 24 Hops in the Hills Brew Fest & Vermont Chicken Wing Championship Jackson Gore Inn Sample fantastic local and regional brews and vote for your favorite chicken wings at the 5th annual Hops in the Hills Brewfest & Chicken Wing Championship! 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/ events

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August 31- September 1 Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park 9th annual Plymouth Folk and blues Festival The concert, which features 7 performers, will include both nationally-known stars as well as local and regional musicians. 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3773 www.plymouthfolk.com Plymouth Folk & Blues

September September 2 Labor Day Concert - Gypsy Reel Weston Village Green

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“Gypsy Reel” the band that keeps your toes tapping with a great mixture of Celtic tunes, favorite folk rock songs, and music from around the world.presented by Weston Community Association. All ages love the music of this group, so bring the family, bring a picnic and enjoy some great music on what is often considered the last day of summer. Nibbles and soft drinks will be provided by the Community Association. 4 pm. Weston. www.weston-vermont.com

September 14-15 Vermont’s Golden Honey Fest Golden Stage Inn Vermont Golden Honey Fest is not just for honeybee enthusiasts! Join us at the Golden Stage Inn and browse a variety of local vendors and artists offering raw honey, beeswax candles, salves, crafts, art, pottery, food, books, & educational workshops. Live music. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7744 goldenstageinn.com

September 20 Trains Around Vermont Experience the splendor of Vermont’s preeminent fall foliage renowned for its beauty while riding the Green Mountain Railroad trains around from Bellows Falls to Chester round trip, or from Chester to Bellows Falls. 800-707-3530 www.rails-vt.com Trains Around Vermont

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September 21 Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival Plymouth Artisan Cheese Celebrate award-winning Vermont-made cheese. Cheese sampling, guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory, dozens of vintage “Plymouth” automobiles on display, familyfriendly activities, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue, and more! 106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov

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October 5-6

Chester Fall Craft Festival

Cider Days

On the Green in Chester

Belmont Green, Mount Holly

At the peak of Vermont’s preeminent fall foliage, the charm and elegance of the Chester Village Green come to life as it hosts the 39th annual Fall Craft Festival. Celebrate Vermont’s gifted artisans, Chester’s unique history, Vermont’s matchless beauty and its timeless, rural traditions. Chester. 802-875-2444 yourplaceinvermont.com

One of the most delightful local harvest events! Enjoy local vendors and some good ol’ fashion apple cider pressing. Come one, come all. Don’t miss numerous local artisans selling their crafts, a fresh apple cider sale, home baked goods, and book sale. 802-259-2562 www.mounthollyvt.org

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October October 4-6 Weston Antiques Show Weston Playhouse

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Okemo Mountain Resort An Americana antiques show celebrating its 20th anniversary that brings together 32 of America’s finest antiques dealers, displaying their wares in lovely settings at the beautiful Base Lodge at Okemo Resort. Exhibitors range from formal to country in furniture, accessories, folk art, textiles, woodenware, metal ware, stoneware, and glass. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

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Featuring renowned dealers from across the U.S. American & English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, paintings, oriental rugs, jewelry & more. 10 am–5 pm Friday & Saturday, 10 am–3 pm Sun. 802-824-8167 westonantiquesshow.org

Okemo Antiques Show

October 5-6 Vermont Open Studio Weekend Statewide Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios in or close to their residences. The studio itself is enormously informative because you can see at a glance how the artist works. Participating crafters open up their studios to the public for a weekend. www.vermontcrafts.com

October 12-13 Art in the Park Main Street Park

October 11-13 30th Annual Weston Craft Show Weston Playhouse One of the most prestigious juried exhibitions of contemporary crafts in Vermont. Discover exceptional artisans representing works in ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. All proceeds support the preservation of Weston’s Historic Properties. 10 am–5 pm. Weston. 802-824-5288 www.weston-vermont.com

October 12

Vermont’s oldest running outdoor art festival celebrates its 52nd year with fine art and crafts vendors, artist demonstrations, specialty foods, Vermont wine and beer, children’s activities and live music. 10 am–5 pm. Rutland. 802-775-0356 www.chaffeeartcenter.org

October 12-13 Harvest Weekend Billings Farm & Museum Join a traditional Vermont harvest celebration with a husking bee and barn dance; cider pressing, harvesting root vegetables, and more; enjoy spiced cider & homemade doughnuts. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

Annual Parrot Head Party

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Jackson Gore Inn The last party of summer and the first party of winter! Celebrate Columbus Day weekend Parrothead style with the music of Jimmy Buffet at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Courtyard. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/events

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October 12 Ludlow Rotary Club Annual Chili Cook-Off Depot Street, Ludlow Come join the fun in this year’s chili cook off! The public gets to vote for their favorite chili! Under the tent on Depot Street. Tasting begins at 11 am. $8 donation for all-you-caneat chili, bread, cider and ice cream! www.ludlowrotary.com

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October 19 Willow Farm Fall Festival Willow Farm Pet Services 2nd Annual Fall Festival with food, fun, dogs, puppies, horses, kids, balloons, face painting, and a Farmer’s Market! Route 106, North Springfield. 802-886-5000 willowfarmvermont.com

October 20 Okemo Bridal Show Jackson Gore Inn Shop the show! Styles and tastes for all budgets. State-of-the-art displays paired with the best ideas from qualified wedding pros! Enjoy cash bar, cocktails, edible appetizers, wedding cake samples, and the latest bridal fashions. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

Ludlow Rotary Chili Cook17 Off

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Wagon Ride Weekends

Okemo Trot It Off 5k & Tots’ Trot

Billings Farm & Museum

Jackson Gore Inn

Narrated horse-drawn wagon rides around the Billings’ fields during fall foliage; farm programs and activities. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

Go ahead, enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner and all the trimmings…trot it off in this family race that includes kids! Proceeds support Black River Good Neighbor Services & the Okemo Mountain School Scholarship Fund. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

November 29-30 Holiday Bazaar Weston Playhouse 33rd Annual Christmas Bazaar! Decorations, food, crafts, hand knits, Santa will be there for the kids, and more! Lunch available. Free. 703 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-8167 www.weston-vermont.com

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December 7

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas in Weston an Old Fashioned Celebration

Black River High School

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High quality vendors, free parking, great food, and free admission. 43 Main Street, Ludlow. yourplaceinvermont.com

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Townwide, Weston Tour galleries, museums and inns around the village by foot or horse drawn wagon. Children will enjoy seeing Santa and participating in activities including ornament making, face painting, story-telling, crafts, and a petting zoo. Adults can relax with a chair massage, a hearty lunch and an afternoon drink. A Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top Ten Winter Event”! 802-824-3669 www.weston-vermont.com

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December 14

Overture to Christmas

Christmas in Mount Holly

Townwide, Chester

Mount Holly Community Center

Join us for the 28th annual Overture to Christmas. Featured activities include visits by Santa Claus, the tree lighting ceremony, a parade, a puppet show, musical entertainment, arts & crafts, caroling, story-telling, and more. 802-875-2626 yourplaceinvermont.com

The true Christmas spirit resonates through the library with carolers, a Christmas skit, refreshments and, of course, a visit from Santa. Free! 802-259-2562 www.mounthollyvt.org

December 13 Community Christmas Celebration Ludlow Auditorium Everyone is invited to share the music and spirit of Christmas with our students, friends, and neighbors. Plays, musical ensembles, choral pieces, skits, and a sing-a-long are only some of the things you will experience as part of this amazing evening. Come and celebrate the joy of this season with this free event. 37 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7239 www.fola.us

December 15 Coolidge Holiday Open House President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park Step back in time and experience a Calvin Coolidge Christmas! Free admission to the historic village. Enjoy wreath making, children’s activities, holiday shopping, cheese making and wine tasting at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, music, lunch at the Wilder House Restaurant, sleigh rides, traditional craft demos, and more! 3780 Rt. 100A, Plymouth. 806-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov

December 13-15 Wassail Weekend Billings Farm & Museum

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Tour our festively decorated 1890 Farm House Making historic Christmas ornaments and pomanders; candle dipping. Sunday: Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

December, TBA Christmas Week Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display Come and check out the spectacular fireworks show at the Clocktower Base area followed by the torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing down the mountain. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

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January 18-20

New Years Eve at Star Lake

Sleigh Ride Weekend

Star Lake

Billings Farm & Museum

Welcome in the New Year with good friends, good cheer, fireworks, a bonfire and skating. Co-sponsored by the Mount Holly Sno*Drifters. Free! Star Lake Road, Belmont. 802-259-2562 www.mounthollyvt.org

Horse-drawn sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding; dairy farm & restored farmhouse tours. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

December 31 Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve

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Jackson Gore Inn Midnight arrives early for families. Enjoy a host of early evening ice skating, snowtubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horsedrawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, and more. Then ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party - and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Party games, balloons, noisemakers and fireworks add to the celebration, complete with a pizza party! 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

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January 25 Flannel with Flair Dinner Dancing & Auction Okemo Mountain Resort A fun-filled evening of dinner and dancing with silent and live auctions. The social event of the season! Call to reserve tickets. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow 802-228-1965 www.okemo.com/events

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February February 14-16 Chester Winter Carnival Townwide, Chester Get ready for some mighty fine winter fun! Dogsled rides, skating outdoors and broom hockey warm one’s heart and evoke laughter on the coldest winter days! Fun for all ages, Free. 802-875-2693 yourplaceinvermont.com

February 15-16 Vermont & Beyond Fine Art Exhibit Weston Playhouse The show has become a mid-winter treat offering refreshments and some live music. Treat yourselves to beautiful oil and watercolor landscape paintings by area artists. 14th annual. 11 am – 5 pm daily. 703 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-8167 www.weston-vermont.com

February 15-23 Sleigh Ride Week

February 22 Comedy Night Okemo Mountain Resort Hosted by Vermont Properties & Development, Inc. Enjoy an evening of amusement at Okemo. Benefits the Okemo Mountain Area Race Association. Call to purchase tickets. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8877 www.okemo.com/events

March March 22-23 Maple Sugar Open House Weekend Statewide The Annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is held at sugarhouses throughout Vermont celebrating maple syrup season, while giving the public the opportunity to visit one or more “sugarhouses” throughout the state and learn about Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year. Activities during this free event vary at each sugarhouse. www.vermontmaple.org

Billings Farm & Museum

Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

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Horse-drawn sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding; tours of the dairy farm and restored farmhouse; programs and hand-on activities; presidential cookie favorites and spiced cider. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

April April 19 Baby Animal Day Billings Farm & Museum Meet the Farm’s newest additions during family-centered programs—lambs, chicks, and calves; wagon rides & heirloom seed programs. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

April 20 The Hatchery Easter Egg Hunt

For more events & things to do visit

Okemo Mountain Resort

The region’s #1

Okemo’s ski trails are littered with colorful eggs stuffed with prizes (including certificates for breakfast at The Hatchery!) but there’s only one oversized golden egg hidden on one of Okemo’s trails. The lucky bunny who finds the golden egg wins a pair of skis or a snowboard! 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/events

online event calendar yourplaceinvermont.com Get the latest up-to-date information for regional events, music, last minute specials, directions, maps and more! Do you have a special interest? Do you want to explore a museum or know who is doing a wine tasting? Sort through our calendar to

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discover family, teen and children activities,

58th Annual Ludlow Rotary Penny Sale

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Black River High School Buy a ticket for a dollar & get a hundred chances to win a prize. That’s just a PENNY a prize! Hundreds of prizes—cash, gift certificates, bikes, hardware, stuffed animals, art work, & more. All proceeds benefit the local community. 43 Main Street, Ludlow.   ludlowrotary.com

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regional concerts, entertainment, live music, performing arts venues, plays, classic car shows, festivals, craft shows and so much more!

Find it all in the Okemo Valley at YourPlaceInVermont.com www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

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elebrate summer in the Okemo Valley enjoying music outside! June through September, live, local and regional musicians grace the stages of village greens throughout the region. Folk, blues, classical, bluegrass, and more! Pack a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of wine. Bring the whole family, or just that special someone to enjoy a unique romantic evening with. Kick off your shoes, dance on the greens and experience a summer of music not to be missed! Jackson Gore Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Jackson Gore Courtyard 6/14 2adam12 6/21 Adam Ezra Group 6/28 Remember September 7/5 The Butties! 7/12 Cold Chocolate 7/19 Joey Leone & the Chop Shop 7/26 Gypsy Reel 8/2 Chris Kleeman 8/9 Tony Lee Thomas 8/16 Dan Walker Band 8/23 Bow Thayer 8/30 Panton Flats In case of rain, concerts held at the Ice House Arena - an open air pavillion.

Cavendish Wednesdays 6pm-8pm Proctorsville Green yourplaceinvermont.com

Mount Holly Thursdays 7pm Belmont Village Green 7/4 Scott Forest 7/11 Wood Chuck’s Revenge 7/18 Adam Rosenberg 7/25 Tim Caira 8/1 Jamie Ward 8/15 Salt River Review 8/22 After the Rodeo 8/29 Gypsy Reel In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Mount Holly Community Center located directly across from the green.

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Weston Sundays 4pm-5pm Church on the Hill 7/7 Manchester Musical Festival string quartet 7/14 Pioneer Consort, string trio 7/28 “Solstice Sackbuts”, brass trio 8/4 Counterpoint vocal chorus 8/11 Linda Beers, violin 8/25 Vermont Symphony Orchestra performers Heidi Soons, harp, and Anne Janson, flute

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Ludlow Sundays 7pm-8pm Ludlow Bandstand 6/30 Spencer Lewis and Doug Paulson 7/7 Jim Gilmour Band 7/14 James Mee Trio 7/21 Gypsy Reel 7/28 Dana and Sue Robinson 8/4 Yankee Chank 8/11 Michelle Fay Band 8/18 Chris Kleeman Band In case of rain, concerts are held at the town hall.

Chester Thursdays 6:30pm Chester Academy Lawn 7/11 Gypsy Reel 7/18 Starline Rythm Boys 7/25 Big Spike (Bluegrass Band) 8/1 Gerry Grimo East Bay Jazz Band 8/8 Chris Kleeman Band In case of rain, concerts will be held at Stone Hearth Inn.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, August 22 Registration Jackson Gore Inn Afternoon Events • Vendors • Scavenger Hunt – Plymouth, Weston, Chester, Ludlow (daily winner) • Covered Bridge Ride Opening Ceremony - 6 pm Evening Events • Barbecue at Jackson Gore • Pig Roast & Biker Bingo at The Outback • Dinner on your own at area restaurants

Friday, August 23

Breakfast at Jackson Gore Inn, or Ludlow American Legion Rides leaving Jackson Gore (9-10 am staggered departures) • 110 miles on Route 100 • Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne, VT • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Plant, Waterbury, VT • 30 miles on Route 30 Other Daily Events • Vendors • Scavenger Hunt – Plymouth, Weston, Chester, Ludlow (daily winner) • Bike Show – 5-7 pm, Pot Belly Pub

Saturday, August 24

Breakfast at Jackson Gore Inn or Ludlow American Legion Rides leaving Jackson Gore (9-10 am staggered departures) • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Plant, Waterbury, VT • Vermont Teddy Bear, Shelburne, VT • Ladies of Harley Ride to King Arthur Flour, Norwich, VT • Self-guided Rides departing at your convenience (GPS downloadable) Other Daily Events • Vendors • Scavenger Hunt – Plymouth, Weston, Chester, Ludlow (daily winner) • Bike Games – Jackson Gore Inn 11- 12 pm • Poker Run & Wings Judging – Chester, Ludlow & Weston 11am – 4 pm (6 stops, extra card for food shelf item) Game will be 7 card stud • Hops in the Hills Brewfest – Jackson Gore Inn 12pm – 5pm Closing Ceremonies–6 pm – 6:45 pm Jackson Gore Inn Evening Events • Bike Parade to Chester American Legion, depart Jackson Gore 7:00 pm (shuttle bus available 6:30pm) (ride ends at Chester American Legion)

• Non-Harley Bike Show, Cool Moose Café 5-7 pm

• Barbecue, American Legion in Chester, 7:30 pm

• Taste of Ludlow, Depot Street – 5-8 pm

• Fireworks at Chester American Legion, Dusk

• Dinner/Dance with motorcycle parking, Ludlow American Legion • Jackson Gore Barbecue & Concert 6 pm

• Return to Jackson Gore on your own, or ride The Current Shuttle

Sunday, August 25

Breakfast at Chester American Legion 7:30 am – 11 am

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hether you’re visiting the Okemo Valley for an amazingly relaxing getaway or for enjoying challenging activities in our gorgeous outdoors, you’re in the right place! All our seasons provide perfect environments for outdoor enthusiasts and country-living lovers. In our winter wonderland, delight in 26 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

skiing, snowmobiling, and showshoeing in the pristine countryside. In summer and the warmer months enjoy our festivals, craft shows, museums, golf courses, boating, or swimming in our endless streams, lakes and rivers, adventure zone, and of course shopping too!

www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

To Do TO DO

Hang Gliding

Fishing

Morningside Hang Gliding & Paragliding 357 Morningside Lane, Charlestown, NH. 603-542-4416 www.flymorningside.com

Kevin Ladden Fly Fishing Guide & Outfitter 64 Tucker Road, Ludlow.  802-228-5195

Indoor Sports & Recreation

Golf

Rock Climbing

Okemo Valley Golf Club Par 70 18-hole championship golf course that measures 6,400 yards in length. Features bent grass greens, tees and fairways with multiple tee areas on each hole ensuring playability and challenge for all ability levels. Rolling hills, moderate elevation changes and wide fairways enhance the Heathland layout. For tee times up to 24 hrs. in advance, call 802-228-1396. Fox Lane, Ludlow. 800-78-OKEMO www.golf.okemo.com

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center & VT Adventure Tours 223 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland. 802-773-3343 www.vermontclimbing.com

Indoor Golf Okemo Valley Golf Academy Fox Lane, Ludlow. 800-78-OKEMO www.golf.okemo.com

Summer Sports & Recreation

See ad page 28, 122

Tater Hill Golf Club 6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Windham. 802-875-2517 www.golf.okemo.com

ATV Stratton ATV and Snowmobile Tours, LLC 1388 Goodale Road, South Londonderry. 802-379-1483 strattonsnowmobiletours.com

Farmers' Markets Ludlow Farmers Market 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org

Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Vermont’s award-winning maple syrup, produced here,with a gift shop stocked full of maple syrup, maple candy, Vermont products and gifts.

Home of the “World’s Best Maple Creemees.” Open daily 9-6. 820 Route 100 N., Ludlow www.gmsh.com • 802-228-7151

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To Do Horseback Riding Horses for Hire, Horseback Riding 893 South Road, Peru. 802-297-1468 www.horsesforhire.net Mountain View Ranch In the beautiful countryside of nearby Danby, enjoy a memorable horseback riding experience. Trail rides, private rides, picnic rides, sunset rides, ‘cowboy’ rides, advanced rides, lessons, kids’ camps, and a petting zoo and pony rides available 7 days a week. Rides begin with instruction for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Suitable for all riding levels. Lodging available. 502 Easy Street, Danby. 802-293-5837 mountainviewranch.biz

Plan B Stables Plan B Stables has horses for beginners as well as advanced riding. On site lessons in the outdoor arena available for all ages offering Western, English, dressage and jumping. Pony rides, birthday parties and special events can be booked on or off site. Call for more information or visit us online. 227 Trebo Road, Chester.  802-875-5110 www.planbstables.com/planbstables.html See ad page 29

Pond Hill Ranch 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road, Castleton. 802-468-2449 www.pondhillranch.com

See ad page 29

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To Do Winter Sports & Recreation

Coolidge State Park 855 Coolidge State Park Road, Plymouth. 802-672-3612 vtstateparks.com

Skiing/Snowboarding

Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze 741 Prospect Hill Road, Rutland. 802-775-2624 www.hathawayfarm.com

Swimming/Boat Rentals Camp Plymouth State Park 2008 Scout Camp Road, Plymouth. 802-228-2025 www.vtstateparks.com

Okemo Mountain Resort The difference is…Snow! A total of 119 trails and glades at Okemo with 19 lifts, 8 terrain parks, and Southern Vermont’s highest vertical drop. Explore all five mountain areas and Jackson Gore’s Adventure Zone for all around fun! Call 802-228-1600 or visit okemo.com. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 800-78-OKEMO www.okemo.com See ad page 123

Okemo State Forest- Buttermilk Falls Route 103 Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow.

Stables Plan BRide The Hills of Vermont Trail Rides Lessons Semi-privates Pony Rides Farm Parties Special Events

Open Year-Round Chester, Vermont l 802-875-5110 planbstables.com/planbstables.html

SADDLE UP . . .

on sweet-natured,responsive horses through the beautiful Vermont landscape in nearby Danby, VT.   

Trail Rides • Picnic Rides • Sunset Rides Pony Rides • Riding Lessons • Camps • Lodging

  Open Daily • 802-293-5837 www.mountainviewranch.biz

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Parks/Farms

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To Do Nordic Skiing

Snowmobiling

Okemo Valley Nordic Center Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1396 www.nordic.okemo.com

Okemo Snowmobile Tours Offering guided tours. Try our 1 hour "The Mountain Tour," a scenic ride through the Vermont countryside OR "The Backcountry Tour," an adventurous 25-30 mile journey for beginner through expert. XC120 Snowcross Track for kids ages 4-11. Polaris snowmobiles with heated handle bars. Helmets and boots provided. 1584 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-422-2121 snowmobilevermont.com

Viking Nordic Center 615 Little Pond Road, Londonderry. 802-824-3933 www.vikingnordic.com

See ad page 29

Stratton ATV and Snowmobile Tours, LLC 1388 Goodale Road, South Londonderry. 802-379-1483 strattonsnowmobiletours.com

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Adventure The Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore Jackson Gore’s Adventure Zone at Okemo provides an entire day of family fun! Highlights include The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster and a new treetop Zipline Canopy Tour, both operated yearround. Additional summer attractions include Segway Tours, the AMP Energy Big Air Bag, Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline, Lumberin’ Cal Mini Golf, The Maples Disc Golf Course and more! Call 802-228-1600 for more details. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 1-800-78-OKEMO www.okemo.com See ad page 30

Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Take a “Creative Vacation” at Vermont’s oldest residential Arts and Crafts School, in historic farm buildings that have been converted into classrooms. Over 200 year- round courses are taught by nationally acclaimed instructors to students of all ages. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8770 www.fletcherfarm.org See ad below

The Framery Of Vermont 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295 frameryofvermont.com Where 4 Art Thou 557 Route 103, Chester. 802-875-8755 www.where-4-art-thou.com See ad page 67

Arts & Crafts Depot Street Gallery Home of the Silver Spoon Indulge your passion for art with a visit to the gallery, showcasing unique pieces by over 120 New England artisans. Jewelry, pottery, VT candles, hand carved birds, Fine art and more. Also home to The Silver Spoon studio est. 1988, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4753 www.silverwareart.com Endless Creations Pottery Studio 442 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-2008 endlesscreationspottery.com

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Year Round Attractions

TO DO

To Do Galleries/Museums Billings Farm & Museum Route 12 & River Road, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org Black River Academy Museum 14 High Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5050 www.bramvt.org Chaffee Art Center Rutland County’s community visual arts center — vibrant exhibitions, art lectures, adult and children’s educational opportunities in two locations. Join us in supporting and promoting Vermont artists of all ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday. 16 S. Main ST & 75 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-775-0356 www.chaffeeartcenter.org

Depot Street Gallery Home of the Silver Spoon Indulge your passion for art with a visit to the gallery, showcasing unique pieces by over 120 New England artisans. Jewelry, pottery, VT candles, hand carved birds, Fine art and more. Also home to The Silver Spoon studio est. 1988, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4753 www.silverwareart.com See ad page 54

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ClearLake Furniture Artisans hand-craft every piece of hardwood furniture, using the finest materials and age-old techniques, to create heirlooms to your exact specifications. Also featuring upholstered furniture and decorative accents. Daily workshop tours. 322 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-8395 www.clearlakefurniture.com See feature pages 58-59. See ad page 62

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To Do Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm Workshop/ Gallery, where we create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet a family of craftsmen and watch us work on beautiful burled and figured hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. Rt 106, 58 Ascutney Basin Rd, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 www.rockledgefarm.com

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Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts 15 Depot Street, Chester. 802-875-1018 www.VTica.org

Mount Holly Community Historical Museum 29 Maple Hill Road, Belmont. 802-259-2460 mounthollyvtmuseum.org

TO DO

Grafton Promotional Association Come to Grafton in the southeast corner of Vermont, declared “One of America’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Destinations” by USA Weekend. Experience a working Blacksmith forge or a Woodworkers shop, visit Museums, wander through Galleries, visit the Grafton Village Cheese Shoppe and sample their award winning Cheddar. PO Box 3, Grafton.  802-843-2255

Williams River Gallery 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295 williamsrivergallery.com

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Educating Rita Next to Normal 42nd Street To Kill a Mockingbird Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Loving Leo This Blessed Plot Photos: Marissa Perry, Dan Domingues, Joy Lynn Matthews-Jacobs

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To Do History/Culture President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3773 www.historicsites.vermont.gov/coolidge/

The

Best Hikes… There are many day hikes around the

Riverledge Foundation LTD 2060 Townsend Rd, Grafton. 802-843-1223 www.riverledgefarm.com

Okemo Valley located in all directions

Weston Historical Society Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-5294 www.westonvt.com

great cross-country ski and snowshoe

ranging from easy to strenuous. Many of the hikes also double as

trails during the winter.

Movies Friends of Ludlow Auditorium 37 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7239 www.fola.us Springfield Cinemas 3 26 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-1009 springfieldcinemas3.com

Performing Arts Paramount Theater 30 Center Street, Rutland. 802-775-0903 www.paramountvt.org Weston Playhouse Theater Company 703 Main Street, Route 100 S., Weston. 802-824-5288 www.westonplayhouse.org See ad page 33

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Healdville Trail

Trailhead: Located at Camp Plymouth State Park, the trail leads to an overlook of the lakes area. Trailhead is located off Route 100 North, turn onto Plymouth Tyson Road at the Echo Lake Inn, follow 1 mile to Scout Camp Road turn left to Camp Plymouth State Park.

Trailhead: From Ludlow, take VT Route 103 west towards Rutland. Approximately five miles from Ludlow on Route 103 turn left on Station Road Follow Station Road until you cross the railroad tracks. Turn left and there is a large parking area immediately at the end of a short drive.

Location: Level: Distance: Hiking Time: Elevation p:

Location: Level: Distance: Hiking Time: Elevation p:

Plymouth Easy 1.5 miles 1 hour (add ½ hour in winter) 200 feet

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Vista Trail

Okemo Mountain, Ludlow Moderate 6 miles 4 hours 1,950 feet

Highlights: Good snowshoe terrain. Upper portion is used by snowmobiles. Entry fee charged Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Highlights: The fire tower at the summit is open to hikers and provides excellent 360-degree views of the region and surrounding mountains.

Lowell Lake Trail

White Rocks Ice Bed Trail

Trailhead: Lowell Lake is located off Route 11 on Lowell Lake Road which is adjacent to the Magic Mountain access road. Proceed on Lowell Lake Rd until you reach a house on the left and a barn directly across on the right. Turn right and follow to the parking lot.

Trailhead: This unique geological feature is on the Long Trail. From Route 103, follow Route 140 west approximately 4 miles to Sugar Hill Road. Turn left onto Sugar Hill Road and follow about 200 feet to the sign for Green Mountain National Forest-White Rocks Picnic Area. Turn right onto U.S Forest Service (USFS) Road 52. Continue to White Rocks Picnic area. The trailhead is in the parking lot.

Location: Level: Distance: Hiking Time: Elevation p:

Londonderry Easy 3.5 miles 2 ½ hours (add 1h in winter) None

Highlights: The trail begins on the dam and circumnavigates this small lake with its large selection of wildlife and great views across the water. Good snowshoe and cross country ski terrain.

Greendale Loop Trailhead: From Ludlow, take VT Route 100 South for approximately 8.5 miles. Turn right onto Greendale Rd and follow for 3 miles. Greendale Loop Trail will be on the right. Location: Level: Distance: Elevation p:

Ludlow Easy 4 miles None

Highlights: This scenic loop is a combination of hiking on quiet dirt roads, and a multipurpose trail that serves hikers, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Remember: Please carry out all trash. Leave nothing but your footprints. Take nothing but memories. For more details and trail conditions purchase a copy of “50 Hikes in Vermont” which is available in local bookstores. We also have more hikes listed on yourplaceinvermont.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Location: Level: Distance: Hiking Time: Elevation p:

Wallingford Moderate-Strenuous 1.8 miles 1 ½ hours 180 feet

Highlights: Beautiful vistas of the Route 7 valley, the Taconic Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains in the distance. See cliffs, mountain views, streams and waterfalls. Explore ice beds.

Pico Peak Trail Trailhead: Located on Route 4 West at the top of Sherburne pass in Killington. There is a parking area for the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail crossing on the south side of the road, across from The Inn at Long Trail. The trailhead is located at the southwest corner of the parking lot. Location: Level: Distance: Hiking Time: Elevation p:

Killington Difficult 5.8 miles 3.5 hours 1,807 feet

Highlights: Enjoy day trips or overnights at the shelters along the way.

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Vermont is the place for you to see art, buy art and do art! www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

galleries Gallery at the VAULT State Craft Center 68 Main Street, Springfield (802) 885-7111

artist studios

Gallery 103 7 Pineview rd & Rte 103, Chester (802) 875-7400 Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow (802) 228-8770 Crow Hill Gallery 729 Flamstead Road, Chester  802-875-3763 Vermont Institiute of Contemporary Art 15 Depot Street, Chester (802) 875-1018

Robert Sydorowich Studio & Gallery 4219 East Hill Road, Andover www.sydorowich.com (802) 875-3145

Mountain Man Jewelry 571 Route 103 South, Chester (802) 875-5361 (May - Dec)

Hunter Lea Gallery and Frame Shop 119 Main Street, Ludlow (802) 228-4703 The Framery of Vermont Willams River Gallery 197 Elm Street, Chester (802) 875-3295

supplies Where 4 Art Thou www.where-4-art-thou.com (802) 875-8755

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ocal restaurants in the Okemo Valley define our area. It is precisely because of our location that restaurants have access to an abundance of organic produce, roasted specialty coffee, maple syrup, cheese, grass fed beef and poultry. Whether you’re looking for a café or tavern, casual family dining or exquisite fine dining – there is an incredible 38 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

assortment of dining options filled with delectable local fare. Spend your afternoon having high tea. Strike up a conversation with other travelers or local residents while enjoying a casual meal in a local pub. Whether you are looking for a hearty Vermont country breakfast, or specialty coffee and pastry to start your day, your culinary experience will be enhanced by the local people who serve you. Don’t be surprised if the person that greets you at the door, or the chef that stops by your table to see how your meal is going is the owner of that establishment. www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

Dining Casual Dining

See ad page 41

Chef Mei Restaurant 14 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4355 www.chefmei.com Cool Moose Café A unique dining experience in a casual atmosphere. Burgers, steaks and alwaysfresh seafood! Daily specials. Conveniently located directly across from the Okemo Access Road. Reservations appreciated. Busses welcome. 57 Pond Street, Okemo Marketplace Plaza, Ludlow. 802-975-0041 www.coolmoosecafevt.com See ad page 42

Country Girl Diner 46 Route 103 South, Chester.  802-875-1003 Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

at The Vermont Country Store. Route 100, Weston, Vermont Open 7 days 802-824-6287

An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite Full Bar – Friendly Place An Okemo Tradition Since 19

THURSDAY IS THAI NIGHT!

Cafe at deLight The Cafe at deLight is a cozy spot to visit with friends while enjoying a delightful meal. Celebrating 22 years in Ludlow! Serving breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat from 5 am - 2 pm and Sun from 6 am - 2 pm. 145 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-2150

Enjoy an uncommonly delicious meal at The Bryant House Restaurant

HARRY CARRY TAKE-OUT

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DINING

The Bryant House Restaurant at The Vermont Country Store Enjoy unique and uncommonly delicious sustainable foods while dining in charming 1827 dining rooms. Enjoy libations and appetizers in an historic 1885 barroom. Featuring locally raised meats, vegetables and cheeses. Serving lunch 7 days yearround, dinner 6 nights, June - Oct. Mildred’s Dairy Bar open seasonally May - Oct. Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6287 vermontcountrystore.com

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Dinner 5-10 pm Wed-Sun

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Dining Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe 73 Depot Street, Proctorsville.  802-226-7007

DINING

A Country/Urban Cafe Serving Breakfast and Lunch

164 Main Street Ludlow, VT

802-228-2311

www.TheHatcheryVT.com

D.J.'s Restaurant 146 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-5374 Epic Restaurant at Solitude Solitude at Okemo Mtn. Resort Ludlow. 802-228-1642 www.okemo.com 56 Main Street Restaurant A very special place in the heart of downtown Springfield, Vermont. Our menus offer something for everyone… traditional American Cuisine with a touch of Mexican and Italian fare as well as vegetarian entrees, gluten-free pizza, great burgers, hearty sandwiches, chowders and salads too! Serving lunch 11:30am~2:30pm and dinner 4:30pm ~ 8:30pm Monday – Saturday. 56 Main Street Springfield.  802-885-6987 fiftysixmainstreet.com See ad left

Frank's Tavern 145 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-975-0237

56 Main Street is a very special little place in the heart of downtown Springfield, Vermont. The cozy comfortable dining room is the perfect gathering place for friends and family. Shrimp Scampi, Black Angus Burgers, Pork Tenderloin, Thai Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Clams, Steamed Mussels, Filet Mignon, Homemade Soups, Salads, Pasta and More!

Harry's Café An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite! An Okemo tradition since 1989. Chefowned. Full bar, friendly place. Global cuisine. Thai Night every Thursday. “Harry Carry” take-out. Dinner served Wed - Sun, 5-10 pm. Closed Mon-Tues. Reservations recommended. Five miles north of Okemo. 3621 RT 103, Mount Holly. 802-259-2996 www.HarrysCafe.com See ad page 39

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Dining The Hatchery Serving breakfast & lunch for over 30 years. Stop by, relax and enjoy our many dishes prepared in Hatchery fashion: country-style portions with an urban flare. 164 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2311 www.thehatcheryvt.com

Heritage Deli and Bakery Stop by for breakfast on the go, or sit down in our dining area and enjoy full entree meals, salads and more. In addition to our daily menu we offer seasonal favorites as well as specialty services like catering and special occasion cakes. Free WiFi. 642 Vermont Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3550 heritagedeliandbakery.com

The Killarney Where locals and visitors come to gather in an authentic Irish atmosphere. Open daily at 3 pm, 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Full bar with 15 taps, serving dinner and pub specialties. Come for the food and stay for the fun! 44 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7797 killarneyludlow.com See feature pages 48-49, See ad page 45

The Lobster Pound at William Austin's Antiques 42 Maple Street - Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3032 www.wmaustin.com

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High Tea at Inn Victoria Enjoy High Tea in our 1851 Inn, complete with large buffet table, chandelier, antiques, fine china and a High Tea that challenges even the finest ones of England. Enjoy scones, desserts, fruit, berries, chocolates, and savories with the finest assortment of teas. Reservations required. 321 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com See feature pages 116-117, See ad page 45

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Breakfast • Lunch Mon-Sat 5am-2pm Sun 6am-2pm

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Heritage Deli & Bakery 802-875-3550 Open Daily 7am-5pm Breakfast Lunch Homemade Treats

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Java Baba's 57 Pond St. Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow. 802-228-7810 www.javababas.com

Dining Long Trail Brewery Co. Pub 5520 US RT 4, Bridgewater Corners. 802-672-5011 www.longtrail.com

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MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub 52 South Main Street, Chester.  802-875-6227

Don’t miss the Black Rock Grill dining experience! Enjoy local draft beers on tap, our extensive wine list and full bar too!

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Reservations accepted

57 Pond Street • Ludlow

Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grill Aside from having the best view of Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Mr. Darcy's offers a hip, modern, yet relaxing environment. Enjoy our famous burgers, pastas, steaks, and delicious seafood selections, as well as, local beer and an extensive wine list. Catering and private banquets available. 31 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-7222 www.mr-darcys.com See ad page 41

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ont Apple Pies VerSitmBack, Relax and Enjoy! Serving 8 am - 2 pm Open for Pie Sales until 8pm

Breakfast Restaurant Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Desserts Belgian Waffles • Buttermilk Pancakes Homemade French Toast Cinnamon Sticky Buns • Omelets Homefries • Biscuits & Gravy Quiche • Cornbread • Cakes Soups • Salads • Sandwiches • Wraps Pies • Cookies • Muffins • Apple Crisp Real VT Maple Syrup & Butter

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Outback Pizza 64 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-6688 www.outbackludlow.com The Pot Belly Pub & Restaurant A local tradition since 1974. Serving lunch and dinner. Chef inspired specials daily. On the lite side, enjoy small plates, dessert and bar menu. TV’s for sports enthusiasts. Upper level sofa lounge. Call for scheduled entertainment or to make reservations for special parties. 130 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8989 www.thepotbelly.com See ad right

Sam's Steakhouse The area's best steakhouse serving dry aged steaks, chops, prime rib, fresh seafood and comfort foods all complimented by our complete salad and bread bar. Extensive wine list. Dinner served nightly from 5 pm. 91 Route 103, Ludlow. 802-228-2087 www.samssteak.com See ad right

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Dining Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester.  802-875-2525 stonehearthinnvermont.com Subway 21 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7821 www.subway.com

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The Tavern at The Inn at Weathersfield Casual, comfortable and all about local food. Black Watch Cheese Burgers, house made soups and pastas. Great wine list, local beer on tap. Live acoustic music most Saturdays. 1342 Route 106, Weathersfield. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com Tom's Loft Tavern 300 Okemo Access Rd., Ludlow.  802-228-2030 Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Restaurant Serving breakfast and lunch from 8 am to 2 pm. Cinnamon buns, belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets, homefries, sandwiches, soups, wraps, and more! Bakery open 8 am - 8 pm. Apple, berry and fruit pies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. 265 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-554-0040 www.vtapplepie.com See ad left

The Wheel House Restaurant at Bill Austin's Lobster Pound Ice cream parlor, lobster, seafood specialties, indoor & outdoor dining. 42 Maple Street - Route 103, Chester. 802-875-3032 www.wmaustin.com Willie Dunn's Grille at Okemo Golf Club 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1387 www.okemo.com

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High Tea at Inn Victoria Our traditional English-style High Tea features a seasonal, rich assortment of savories and sweets. Reservations required. We cater to special diets.

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Fine Dining Andrie Rose Inn Contemporary cuisine featuring locally raised, and farmed ingredients. Serving dinner on weekends. Private parties of 10 or more – any night. Reservations required. Dinners thoughtfully prepared by Owner Irene B. Maston CEC, AAC. Vermont Fresh Network. 13 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4846 www.andrieroseinn.com Castle Hill Resort & Spa Exceptional fine dining in Vermont's most spectacular and romantic setting. Featuring American-French cuisine, and a well-stocked wine cellar. Reservations suggested. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7361 www.castlehillresortvt.com See back cover and feature pages 118-119.

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Dining Inn at Glimmerstone Mansion The fine dining restaurant at National Historic Glimmerstone Mansion offers a menu consisting of fresh and local ingredients prepared in-house daily and an extensive selection of wine, spirits and locally made beers. If you’re looking for a more casual atmosphere check out the Pub! Live entertainment weekly. 1589 Main Street, Cavendish. 802-554-0045 glimmerstonemansion.com

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The Downtown Grocery Enjoy Chef Rogan Lechthaler's local, creative cuisine in a friendly atmosphere with refined service. Seasonal, regional cooking with house-cured meats, housemade pastas, fresh sustainable fish, local meats & cheeses and delicious cocktails. Dinner from 5:30pm. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations recommended. 41 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7566 thedowntowngrocery.com

Inn at Waters Edge 45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8143 innatwatersedge.com

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Echo Lake Inn Located on scenic route 100, this refurbished 1840 inn has 23 rooms, some with private Jacuzzi and fireplace, and 7 condos. The Inn offers a swimming pool, tennis, and oversized Jacuzzi. The restaurant, featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, is well known for excellent food and service. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602 www.echolakeinn.com See ad page 72

The Fullerton Inn 40 The Common, Chester 802-875-2444 www.fullertoninn.com

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Coleman Brook Tavern at The Jackson Gore Inn Enjoy superb cuisine and the casual, inviting warmth of the full-service Coleman Brook Tavern in the beautiful Jackson Gore Inn. Offering fantastic dinner selections, specialty cocktails, an outstanding liquor selection and a Wine Spectator awardwinning wine list. Call for reservations. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1435 www.okemo.com

The Inn at Weathersfield Enjoy fireside dining in a historic 1792 inn. Named one of the “Hot 10 Culinary Inns in America by Bon Appetit Magazine, Fodors’ Travel Guide says, “The best restaurant in Vermont.” Thoughtfully prepared food from local farms. Wine Spectator Award for 10 years running. Reservations suggested. 12 miles from Okemo. 1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com See ad page 44

Inn at Weston Experience elegant candle lit dining with art-filled walls and piano music. Chef Michael Kennedy offers French-influenced specialties featuring Vermont Fresh Network foods. Cozy fireplace pub. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Open to the public. Reservations recommended. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789 www.innweston.com See ad page 74

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everything from antiques, art, apparel, wine and cheese, farmers markets, country stores and of course, sporting equipment for life in the outdoors for every season. To get the full flavor of the Okemo Valley, take a little time to visit some of our shops and enjoy our down-home hospitality while you’re here!

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Shopping Apparel & Sporting Goods The Boot Pro Ski Shop Specializing in top level bootfitting, custom insoles, expert ski and board tuning, sales of high performance ski boots, skis, apparel, accessories. Race care center. A certified member of "America's Best Bootfitters". Atomic, Nordica, Lange, Dalbello, Kastle, Smith, Oakley, POC, Mt. Hardwear, Scott, Leki, SWIX and more. The Marketplace, 44 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2776 www.thebootpro.net

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Chester Andover Family Center Out-of-ordinary Thrift Shop; department store quality at thrift shop prices. Namebrand merchandise; clothing, shoes, accessories for the entire family; books, toys, linens, housewares. Hours: Tuesday, 10 to 4, Wednesday, 1 to 7, Friday, 10 to 4, Saturday, 9 to 2. 908 Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3236 chester-andoverfamilycenter.weebly.com See ad right

The Corner Store at Jackson Gore 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1471 www.okemo.com Northern Ski Works Northern Ski Works offers the highest quality skis, boots, clothing, race gear and accessories. Awarded Ski Magazine’s "New England Shop of the Year" and voted one of the top 15 bootfitting shops in the country. Visit us at 10 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3344 or online at NorthernSki.com See ad right

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Okemo Snow Sports Shops 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1548 www.okemo.com Tattersall's Clothing & Accessories A whimsical shop where you’ll find smart casual clothing and accessories with a conscience, many Made in USA, for women and men. From practical travel wear, to locally handcrafted bags, earthy, timeless and unusual natural fiber clothing and accessories… so you will look your best from head to toe. 96 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-773-5007 tattersallsclothing.com See ad page 51

Blue Sky Trading Company Since 1995 Blue Sky has become a favorite destination shop for vacationers and locals alike, offering fun and affordable jewelry, pottery, candles, Vermont products, souvenirs, Vermont Maple syrup, cards and gifts. Blue Sky now offers scarves, handbags, accessories and footwear! Feel Good, Have Fun, You Deserve it! Have a Blue Sky Day! 160 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2280 www.blueskyvt.com See ad left

Canvasworks Floorcloths 326 Henry Gould Road, Perkinsville. 802-263-5410 canvasworksfloorcloths.com Chasse Fine Art Gallery 558 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-5585 www.chasseart.com

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ClearLake Furniture Artisans hand-craft every piece of hardwood furniture, using the finest materials and age-old techniques, to create heirlooms to your exact specifications. Also featuring upholstered furniture and 12:19 PM decorative accents. Daily workshop tours. 322 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-8395 www.clearlakefurniture.com Crow Hill Gallery 729 Flamstead Road, Chester. 802-875-3763 www.crowhillgallery.com

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Depot Street Gallery Home of the Silver Spoon Indulge your passion for art with a visit to the gallery, showcasing unique pieces by over 120 New England artisans. Jewelry, pottery, VT candles, hand carved birds, Fine art and more. Also home to The Silver Spoon studio est. 1988, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4753 www.silverwareart.com

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Gallery 103

A beautiful space filled with the hand made craft of over 150 artisans. Original designs in jewelry, glass, wood, textiles and more. Creative and affordable gifts, home & garden accents. Exclusive showroom of Junker Studio Ironwork. Sample some of our Delicious small batch chocolates!

Frame It In Skis Frame It In Skis is a small family run business that recycles old ski equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include picture frames, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables, candle holders, door knob hangers, business card holders and signs. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com

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Open every day but Tuesday 10-5pm.

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7 Pineview Road & Route 103 Chester, Vt. 05143 802-875-7400

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Gallery 103 Artisans Elise & Payne Junker invite you to visit their gallery! A beautiful space filled with fine American craft from Vermont and New England. Exclusive showroom for Junker Studio Ironwork. Delicious gourmet chocolates and Vermont specialty foods. Located on Route 103 south. Open every day 10-5pm, closed Tuesdays. 7 Pine View Rd, Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400 www.gallery103.com See ad above right

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Shopping Gallery at the Vault Vermont State Craft Center, gallery and gift shop located in Springfield's historic Bank Block. 165 juried local and regional artists and artisans. Pottery, woodenware, blown glass, extensive selection of unique jewelry, decorative tiles, woven scarves, fine art, prints, cards and more. Tues - Sat, 11 - 5. 68 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-7111 www.galleryvault.org

Hunter Lea Gallery and Frameshop Fun, sophisticated art and gifts for yourself or others. Discover a wide selection of Vermont, handcrafted and American-made items to choose from. Ludlow's only frame shop! We offer full- service, custom picture framing. Online shopping available. 119 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4703 www.hunterleaonline.com See ad right

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Martha's Folk Art Gallery Martha’s work includes traditional folk art scenes of Vermont villages and farms, commissioned house portraits, Rufus Porter-style paintings and murals, prints, Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe greeting cards, and vinegar graining. 244 Main Street, Chester. 1379 Reilly Road, Londonderry. 802-875-2412 www.huggingbear.com Depot OKV coop 12:depot okv 4/24/12802-824-3778 www.marthasfolkart.com 8:39 AM Page 1 Hannoush Jewelers 152 Woodstock Ave, Rutland. 802-773-4455 www.hannoush.com

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Home of The Silver Spoon functional art from antique silverware •120+ artists showcased •Fine arts and crafts •Pottery •Fiber arts •Jewelry

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Shopping Mountain Man Jewelry 571 Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-5361 vermontmountainman.com PSCG Studio Gallery 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2322 www.pscgstudio.com

Stone House Antiques Center Southern Vermont's largest Antique Center. Over 250 booths featuring fine furniture, collectibles, primitives, folk art, farm implements, quilts, books, bottles, and more. Dealers welcome. Open daily 10-5. 557 Route 103 S., Chester. 802-875-4477 See ad page 56

Robert Sydorowich Studio and Gallery 4219 East Hill Road, Andover. 802-875-3154 www.sydorowich.com

Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts 15 Depot Street, Chester. 802-875-1018 www.VTica.org

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Six Loose Ladies Yarn Shop A Yarn Shop with a sense of humor. Supplies for knitting, spinning, felting and more. Beautiful fiber gifts by local artists Thurs 10-9, Sit'n'Knit Thurs 6-9, Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. 7 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7373 www.sixlooseladies.com See ad page 53

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Shopping The Village Green Gallery Artisan owned contemporary gallery featuring “Exquisite Vermont Images” by international photographer Wayne Nobushi Fujii, fine jewelry and select handcrafts in glass, ceramic and wood by Vermont’s premier artisans. Coffeebar and Wifi Salon. 661 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-3669 thevillagegreengallery.com

Whales In Vermont Whale artist, Wick Ahrens, exhibits a unique and exquisite collection of animal and wildlife artists, along with Wick's famous whale sculptures and carvings. Open: Most of the time. If my truck is there, I'm there. Closed: When the gate is closed. Behind the Inn At Weston. 9 Mill Lane, Weston. 802-824-3604 www.wickahrens.com

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Weston Craft Show 703 Main Street, Route 100 South, Weston. www.westoncraftshow.com

William Austin's Antiques 42 Maple Street - Route 103, Chester. 802-875-3032 www.wmaustin.com

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Shopping Country Stores & Markets Lisai's Chester Market, Inc. Route 103 Chester Depot, Chester. 802-875-4715 lisaischestermarket.com Shaws Supermarket 213 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8468 www.shaws.com Singleton's Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666 www.singletonsvt.com

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Weston Village Store 660 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-5477 westonvillagestore.com

Garden Centers

Gift Shops & Maple Products Blue Sky Trading Company A favorite destination shop for vacationers and locals alike, offering fun and affordable jewelry, pottery, candles, Vermont products, souvenirs, Vermont Maple syrup, cards and gifts since 1995. Now offering scarves, hand bags, accessories and footwear! Feel good. Have fun. You deserve it! Have a Blue Sky Day! 160 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2280 www.blueskyvt.com See ad page 52

Gallery 103 A beautiful space filled with fine American crafts from Vermont and New England. Exclusive showroom for Junker Studio Ironwork. Delicious gourmet chocolates and Vermont specialty foods too. Located on Route 103 south. Open every day 10-5pm, closed Tuesdays. 7 Pine View Rd, Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400 www.gallery103.com See ad page 53

Garden Time 1094 Route 7 North, Rutland. 802-747-0700 www.gardentimeinc.com P.J. Bushey Landscaping, Inc. 273 Route 103, E. Wallingford. 802-259-2542 busheylandscaping.com Southern Vermont Hydroponics 51 Belmont Rd, Mount Holly.  877-774-5163 www.southernvermonthydroponics.com

Green Mountain Sugar House Our red roofed sugar house, just steps away from the water’s edge, is where we make everything from maple syrup to mouth-watering maple fudge. It’s also a Vermont country gift shop. Don’t miss the chance to experience for yourself “the world’s BEST maple creemee.” Open daily 9-6. 820 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-7151 www.gmsh.com See ad page 27

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The Vermont Country Store Stocked to the rafters with thousands of practical and hard-to-find products, including Vermont-made maple syrup, cheese, and other local goods and wares. Open daily: 8:30 - 6. Two locations: Route 100, Weston, and Route 103, Rockingham. 802-824-3184 vermontcountrystore.com

Sunshine Acres Garden Center 1824 Route 11 East, Chester.  802-875-4911 mcaveeneys-sunshineacres.com

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Custom Hardwood Furniture Kitchen Cabinets Upholstery Fine Lighting ermont’s four seasons provide the backdrop for some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Approaching the town of Ludlow on scenic route 100 near the junction of route 103 and Okemo Mountain, sits a charming 19th century red and black barn with a delightful surprise. A peek through a window on the ground floor hints at what lies inside. Walk in the front door and enjoy the unmistakable smell of real wood and then be amazed at the extraordinary beauty of the furniture on display. Once home to dairy cows, newborn calves, kittens, and farm tools, the barn is now filled with handcrafted wood furniture, upholstery, lighting and more. Meander and touch the wood pieces (everyone loves to glide a hand over our

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finishes). Sit in our signature Clearlake dining chairs or our ultra comfortable Coolidge rocking chair. A popular wood choice for our Coolidge rocker is Vermont tapped maple, the tap holes were originally drilled in the tree for the purpose of gathering sap to make maple syrup. Woods such as oak, cherry, walnut, curly maple, Bubinga, Wenge, and others are used to make items ranging from end tables, coffee tables, beds, dressers and desks. Also on display is an island to help with planning your own kitchen, with a Vermont Verde antique marble top (quarried only in Vermont). Several barstools as well as hutches, bookcases and sideboards are also shown. Dining tables in many sizes and shapes are extremely popular with and without leaf options. www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

clearlakefurniture.com Walking down stairs you are able to witness the transformation of raw wood into works of art and functionality. Craftsmen are intently working at their benches making heirloom quality furniture the old-fashioned way. At one bench a craftsman is carefully inserting inlay into a table top. Nearby, another is working on tenons for a set of chairs. Move along and see the beginnings of a console table in two contrasting woods. A tall, graceful customcurved glass cabinet springs into shape close by. Round your tour out back upstairs in the finish room, where an array of items

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awaiting delivery are available to inspire, often in designs that are one of a kind. We are here to guide and collaborate with you to design one piece or fill the home of your dreams. The creativity, skill and imagination of our designers and craftsmen are always at your fingertips. The choices are endless. We enjoy a challenge and our extensive photographic library of custom work and our customers’ testimonials attest to the range and scope of the projects we are entrusted to provide. Visit us today at 322 Route 100 North in Ludlow.

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Shopping Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze 741 Prospect Hill Road, Rutland. 802-775-2624 www.hathawayfarm.com

Papa John's Sugar Shack 221 Healdville Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7800 papajohnssugarshack.com

Mitch's Maples, Maple Products Third generation maple sugaring operation offering fine Vermont maple products. Our retail facility is open daily and we welcome guests to visit us during the sugaring season, March and April, to learn about the production of Vermont Maple syrup. 2440 Green Mtn. Turnpike, Chester. 802-228-5242 crownpointbuilders.com/page7.html

Smith Maple Crest Farm Our 8th Generation totals 204 years of producing award winning maple syrup. Call to tour our farm (open daily) or B&B (open seasonally). Retrace Robert Frost’s footsteps & bring home some of our Vermont Maple Products and Grass Fed Beef. 2450 Lincoln Hill Road, Shrewsbury. 802-492-2151 smithmaplecrestfarm.com Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup Farm 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock. 802-457-1757 www.sugarbushfarm.com

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Shopping Ye Olde Shoppe at Inn Victoria 321 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com

Home Furnishings & Design

ClearLake Furniture Artisans hand-craft every piece of hardwood furniture, using the finest materials and age-old techniques, to create heirlooms to your exact specifications. Also featuring upholstered furniture and decorative accents. Daily workshop tours. 322 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-8395 www.clearlakefurniture.com

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Chrisandra's Interiors A full service design center featuring fabrics, wallpaper, flooring and a custom workroom. Our creative design team is available to meet your every need. Also visit our second location (open 7 days/ week) for a wide range of gifts, furniture and home accessories. 122 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4581 and 72 Pond Street, Ludlow.802-228-2075 chrisandras.com

Classic Flooring 178 Route 103 South, Chester. 802-376-5612 www.classicflooringvt.com

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Visit our new location for a wide assortment of artistic furniture and furnishings offering your home or work-space that special flair. Whether your style preference is contemporary, elegant, romantic, eclectic, rustic or casual find what you need and more.

Focused on the entire spectrum of inspired design, decorating, & renovation for home, office or retail space. Serving the community since 1980, now in two locations. 72A Pond Street & 122 Main Street • Ludlow, Vermont 05149 • 802.228.2075 • www.chrisandras.com

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Shopping High Falls Furniture We design and build reclaimed wood furniture reflecting the character and form of classic 1900’s American farmhouse style antiques. Our specialty techniques create unique design accents for custom furnishings and cabinetry, including distressed paint finishes on wood, aged patinas on copper or zinc hammered counter tops. 418 Coach Road, Chester. 802-875-5258 www.highfallsfurniture.com

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Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm workshop/ gallery where we create custom-designed, one-of-a-kind furniture and woodenware. Meet family craftsmen and watch us work with beautiful burls and figured hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. Rt 106, 58 Ascutney Basin Rd, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 www.rockledgefarm.com Ruxana's Home Interiors We understand the importance of designing spaces that are stylish and comfortable; classic yet livable. We carry a complete line of home furnishings, window treatments and accessories and we can bring your vision to fruition. Turn-key design services available. 802-236-3055 www.RutlandDesigner.com

Sherwin-Williams Paints 246 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-2424 www.sherwin-williams.com Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products, table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools, beam plates, art, restorations and more. Hand-forged or simple design - yours or ours. Cash & carry. Professional Installation. 45 years experience. 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com Village Tile 685 Depot Street, Manchester Center. 802-366-1040 www.villagetilevt.com

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Shopping Specialty Items Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc. 37B Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3663 www.brgn.org The Book Nook 136 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3238 www.thebooknookvt.com

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Hannoush Jewelers 152 Woodstock Ave, Rutland. 802-773-4455 www.hannoush.com

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Clover Knoll Crafter & Cook's Cupboard Vermont made quilts, crib quits, baby buntings, and baby gifts. Kitchenware, gadgets, cookbooks, aprons, Mt. Weavers table cloths and placemats. Yankee Candles and accessories, tapers, Vermont food products, cards, note cards, and postcards. 211 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4830 www.cloverknollcrafter.com

Frame It In Skis A small family business that recycles old ski equipment into unique gifts & home decor including picture frames, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables, candle holders, doorknob hangers, business card holders and signs. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com

The Magic Mushroom 20 Ascutney Park Road, Ascutney. 35 Main Street, Springfield. 802-230-4113 the-magic-mushroom.com Marion's Floral Shoppe 136 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-7851 Misty Valley Books Located on the Green in Chester, Misty Valley Books has become a destination for those looking for a fine selection of books, upscale greeting cards, children's titles, foreign language classes and an interesting collection of hand-knotted oriental rugs. Frequent author events. 58 The Common, Chester. 802-875-3400 www.mvbooks.com See ad left

Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

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Crowley Cheese America’s most historic cheese. Cheese expert and author, Steve Jenkins, calls it a “National Treasure.” Visit our 1882 cheese factory and watch cheese being made entirely by hand, using all natural ingredients. Pure. Simple. Delicious. Free samples and great gifts. 14 Crowley Lane, Mount Holly. 802-259-2340 www.crowleycheese.com See ad below

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BestofVermont.com 888-933-4488 www.BestofVermont.com Blue Sky Trading Company Since 1995 Blue Sky has become a favorite destination shop for vacationers and locals alike, offering fun and affordable jewelry, pottery, candles, Vermont products, souvenirs, Vermont Maple syrup, cards and gifts. Blue Sky now offers scarves, handbags, accessories and footwear! Feel Good, Have Fun, You Deserve it! Have a Blue Sky Day! 160 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2280 www.blueskyvt.com See ad page 52

Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont 143 Sawyer Hill Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7805 foxmeadowfarmvt.com Frame It In Skis Frame It In Skis is a small family run business that recycles old ski equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include picture frames, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables, candle holders, doorknob hangers, business card holders and signs. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com See ad page 63

CROWLEY CHEESE A VERMONT ORIGINAL SINCE 1824

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Visit America’s Oldest Cheese Factory and watch our cheese being made by hand. Healdville, Vermont (10 minutes from Okemo)

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Shopping Gloria's Pantry Located 11 miles north of Ludlow on Route 103. Offering a large selection of homemade preserves, our own honey, fresh baked pies, cookies, and bars. We also stock other fine Vermont products including mustard, salsa, maple syrup, and peanut butter. 6720 Route 103, Cuttingsville. 802-492-8700 www.gloriapantry.com

Papa John's Sugar Shack 221 Healdville Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7800 papajohnssugarshack.com See ad below

Tsuga Studios 678 Goldthwaite Road, Chester. 802-875-1825 www.tsugastudios.com Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Bake Shoppe Homemade from scratch. Serving breakfast and lunch from 8am to 2pm. Cinnamon buns, Belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets and homefries, sandwiches on homemade bread, soups, wraps, and much more! Bakery open 8am - 8pm. Varieties of apple pies, berry and fruit pies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. 265 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-554-0040 www.vtapplepie.com See ad page 42

Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit a 200 year old hill farm workshop and gallery, where custom-designed, one-of-a-kind furniture & woodenware are created. Meet family craftsmen and watch burled & figured hardwoods woodworking demonstrations. Shop for gifts & furniture. Rt 106, 58 Ascutney Basin Rd, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 www.rockledgefarm.com

The Village Green Gallery 661 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-3669 thevillagegreengallery.com See ad page 55

Wellwood Orchards 528 Wellwood Orchard Road, Springfield. 802-263-5200 wellwoodorchards.net

Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop providing metal products, table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools, beam plates, art, restorations and more. Hand-forged or simple design— yours or ours. Cash & carry. Professional installation available. 45 years experience. 50 Route 106, North, Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

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Ludlow Farmers Market 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org

Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup Farm 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock. 802-457-1757 www.sugarbushfarm.com

Shopping Wine & Cheese Brewfest Beverage Co. Beer is our passion! Make it yours by choosing from our huge selection of craft beers & micro-brews. Full service beverage center with bottle redemption. Excellent selection of fine wines! Specialty foods & snacks. Take Good Beer Home! 199 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4261 brewfestbeverage.com

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Crowley Cheese America’s most historic cheese. Cheese expert and author, Steve Jenkins, calls it a “National Treasure.” Visit our 1882 cheese factory and watch cheese being made entirely by hand, using all natural ingredients. Pure. Simple. Delicious. Free samples and great gifts. 14 Crowley Lane, Mount Holly. 802-259-2340 www.crowleycheese.com See ad page 64

Plymouth Artisan Cheese Handcrafted raw whole milk cheese, produced using one of America’s oldest cheese recipes. Noted for its smooth texture and creamy taste, Plymouth is the second oldest cheese operation in the US. John Coolidge, the father of President Calvin Coolidge, founded our factory in 1890. Our retail shop is open daily. Visitors are welcome to view our cheesemaking process. Cheeses and gifts available at site and through mail order. Located on Route 100A at the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch. 106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3650 plymouthartisancheese.com See ad page 64

Wine & Cheese Depot A great shop featuring a large and diverse selection of imported and domestic wines, Vermont artisanal cheeses, specialty food items, wine accessories & custom gift baskets . 46 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4128 wineandcheesedepot.com See ad page 54

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Graced with breathtaking scenic mountain views, Vermont’s legendary hospitality abounds in our award-winning quaint country inns, enchanting bed & breakfasts, and cozy slopeside hotels and resorts. Prefer a week in a more private setting? We have a broad variety of private home rentals to suit your family and friends. 70 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

In all, the Okemo Valley has accommodations for over 8,000 overnight guests, each with features you expect and special qualities you deserve. We’ve got you covered from lodging with five star amenities like luxurious spas and wellness services to the serenity of curling up by a cozy fireplace.

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Lodging Bed & Breakfasts Clifford Country Bed & Breakfast 476 Cole Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2269 www.cliffordcountry.com Golden Stage Inn Your lodging can be the highlight of your getaway! Enjoy incredible breakfasts from very local foods, guest rooms that are updated and clean, and innkeepers who offer both travel recommendations and privacy. Just minutes from Ludlow/Okemo with seasonal shuttle service, swimming pool, WiFi, backyard farm animals. Families suites available. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7744 www.goldenstageinn.com

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Henry Farm Inn Yankee Magazine Top 10 Historic Inn! Nine spacious guestrooms, two with kitchen suites, all with private baths, WiFi and country breakfasts. Picnic, swim, crosscountry ski, snowshoe and ice skate on site. Reasonable rates. Families very welcome! Okemo Stay & Ski Packages. 2206 Green Mountain Turnpike, Chester. 802-875-2674 www.henryfarminn.com See ad below

Hound's Folly 9 Dawley Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2718 www.houndsfolly.com Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe 244 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2412 www.huggingbear.com

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The Governor's Inn Step back into the late 19th century, but with 21st century amenities! Eight antique furnished bedchambers - all with private baths (six with cable TV/DVD, gas fireplaces). Wi-Fi throughout. Afternoon tea, beer and wine available, full hot breakfast. Walk to shops and restaurants. 86 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8830 www.thegovernorsinn.com

Halladay's Harvest Barn Inn 16 Webb Terrace, Bellows Falls. 802-732-8254 www.harvestbarninn.com

Inn at Glimmerstone Mansion 1589 Main Street, Cavendish. 802-554-0045 glimmerstonemansion.com See ad page 43

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Lodging Inn Victoria Our 1851 Victorian Inn is located in the quintessential Vermont village of Chester. Highly rated as “Excellent” by TripAdvisor and Vermont’s “Best Romantic B&B” by Yankee Magazine, Inn Victoria offers the finest amenities, gourmet breakfast, friendly Innkeepers, cozy fireplaces, hot tub, double jacuzzi's, antiques, fine china and much more. 321 Main Street, Chester 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com

Restaurant, Bar, Lounge Tavern, Hot Tub, Free WiFi

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The Okemo Inn Beautiful 1810 bed & breakfast featuring 10 uniquely furnished guest rooms, all with private bath & A/C. Enjoy delicious country-style breakfasts in the morning, a BYOB bar in the afternoon and evening, HDTV viewing room, Wi-Fi, two cozy and charming fireplace sitting rooms, summer pool, and a lovely porch overlooking an 18 hole golf course. Just a 1/2 mile to Okemo Ski Areas! Many area restaurants, shopping and attractions nearby. 61 Locust Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8834 www.okemoinn.com See ad left

Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC Our 8th Generation totals 204 years of producing award winning maple syrup. Call to tour our farm (open daily) or B&B (open seasonally). Retrace Robert Frost’s footsteps & bring home some of our Vermont Maple Products and Grass Fed Beef. 2450 Lincoln Hill Road, Shrewsbury. 802-492-2151smithmaplecrestfarm.com

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Lodging Country Inns Andrie Rose Inn 13 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4846 www.andrieroseinn.com Blue Gentian Lodge 289 Magic Mountain Rd., Londonderry. 802-824-5908 www.bluegentian.com The Colonial House Inn & Motel 287 Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-6286 www.cohoinn.com The Combes Family Inn 953 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8799 www.combesfamilyinn.com

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Echo Lake Inn Located on Scenic Route 100, this refurbished 1840 inn has 23 rooms, some with private Jacuzzi and Fireplace, and 7 condos. The Inn offers a swimming pool, tennis, and oversized Jacuzzi. The restaurant, featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, is well known for excellent food and service. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602 www.echolakeinn.com See ad left

Fullerton Inn 40 The Common, Chester. 802-875-2444 www.fullertoninn.com Good Commons 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-1859 www.goodcommons.com Inn at Waters Edge 45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8143 www.innatwatersedge.com

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Lodging Inn at Weathersfield More than a basic bed-and-breakfast, the historic Inn at Weathersfield is a classic country inn. With twelve guest rooms, private baths, fireplaces, and modern amenities (like free Wifi, DVD players and ipod docking stations), this 1792 structure still maintains a rustic charm. The Inn is an acclaimed dining destination for travelers throughout New England with an award winning chef and wine list. Sample some of the finest local meats, produce and cheeses, most of which are procured within 20 miles of the inn. Named one of the ‘Hot 10 Culinary Inns in America’ by Bon Appetit Magazine. Full breakfast included. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com

The Inn at Weston 1848 Farm house featuring 7 luxury and 6 traditional rooms all with private bath. Oversized jacuzzies for two, sauna/steam showers, fireplaces. Some rooms have private decks. Walking distance to the Vermont Country Store, Weston Playhouse, shops, galleries and town green. Award winning candlelit dining room with grand piano. Wine Spectator Award. Cozy pub with wood burning fireplace. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789 www.innweston.com See ad below

Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2525 stonehearthinnvermont.com

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Weston The Inn at Weston Invites You to Relax, Unwind and Enjoy...

Our outdoor deck & gazebo

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Discover a luxurious respite in a quintessential Vermont Village 13 room luxury Inn in Southern Vermont with A/C, TV, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, steam-shower saunas, and private outdoor decks. Offering a romantic, candlelit, fine dining experience with live piano music nightly year round. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Cozy pub with fireplace and outdoor dining on the deck and gazebo during warmer months. Walking distance to the Weston Playhouse.

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Lodging Hotels & Resorts Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont Whether you are seeking a romantic, luxurious getaway, a destination wedding or a family playground, find everything in one fabulous location. Choose from the historic Castle Inn, family-friendly Pointe Hotel & Suites or private resort homes. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 888-764-6836 www.castlehillresortvt.com See back cover and feature pages 118-119

Jackson Gore Inn 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1400 www.okemo.com The Pointe at Castle Hill 2940 Route 103, Proctorsville. te.okv. 2013:te.okv.6th 3/28/13 802-226-7688 www.cavendishpointe.com

out some of the most amazing vacation packages South Central Vermont has to offer! We’ve got something for everyone; romance, culinary excursions, ski & stay, and best of all—fun! Choose from

Ski & Stay Packages

Alpine skiing and snowboarding is the number one reason people visit Vermont in the winter! Enjoy Okemo’s spectacular ski conditions while staying at one of the many hospitable lodging accommodations in Okemo Valley.

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Cooking, Culinary & Food Eat, drink and be merry! Join us in hands-on cooking classes, winetasting tours and more while you dig into the “Farm to Table’ seasonal delights South Central Vermont has to offer.

Unique Vacations Offering the finest condominiums and private homes in the Okemo area.

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TIMBER INN MOTEL Clean rooms, great beds, nice price. Near everything inside and outdoors to do in Vermont.

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Lodging Motels All Seasons Motel Located in the heart of downtown Ludlow Village where you can walk to everything. 17 comfortable rooms with private baths including 6 efficiency suites, remote cable TV, in-room phones, and refrigerators. Children stay free. Affordable rates. 112 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8100 www.allseasonsmotel.com See ad below

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Best Western Colonial Motel A 43 unit award winning hotel. 1.5 miles from Okemo Ski Resort. Refrigerator, hair dryer, TV/HBO, microwave, in-room coffee, iron, free Wi-FI, and complimentary continental breakfast. Fitness room. Walk to shops, restaurants, churches, and laundromat. AAA approved. 93 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8188 bestwesternludlow.com See ad right

Brandmeyer's Mountainside Lodge 913 Route 100, Weston. 802-824-5851 brandmeyerslodge.com Happy Trails Motel 24 clean, spacious rooms with private bath, refrigerator, TV/HBO, telephone and in-room coffee/tea. Several rooms have private balconies with beautiful views. In the red barn: 3 one-bedroom efficiency suites with kitchens nestled in the pines, 2-bedroom cottage too. Seasonal Hot Tub 321 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8888 www.happytrailsmotel.com See ad left

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Lodging Ludlow Village Inn & Suites All 11 units overlook Village Park. Phones, cable TV/VCR, coffeemakers, microwave, refrigerators, WiFi, A/C, all with full baths. 2-bedroom suites sleep 4. Large 2 bedroom suite, kitchen/living/dining area sleeps 6. Check website for rates. 95 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-8686 www.ludlowvillageinn.com See ad page 76

Rodeway Inn 593 Rockingham Rd/Rte 5, Bellows Falls. 802-463-4536 everydayinnmotel.com Timber Inn Okemo view from every room. Fully recarpeted. Classic upstairs units with two double beds and wood finish. Renovated ground floor rooms have tiled bathrooms. King room, Queen Jr. Suite and apartment with kitchen sleeps six. Minifridges, microwaves, CC-TV, WiFi. Seasonal outdoor pool, sauna & Jacuzzi. 112 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8666 www.timberinnmotel.com

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Motel-in-the-Meadow Located in Chester, 20 minutes from the Okemo Base Lodge. Offering a variety of amenities, including complimentary coffee, kitchenettes, a family room, and cable TV. See ad page 76 Snowmobile trail access (VAST), cross country skiing and snow shoeing right Yankee Village Motel outside your door. Dogs welcome. VISA/MC Route 936 Route 11 West, slopeside okv Chester. 13/14:13/14 3/29/135380 9:22 AM5 North, Page Ascutney. 1 802-875-2626 motelinthemeadow.com 802-674-6010 yankeevillagemotel.com

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Lodging Rentals & Condos Bridge Street LLC 16 Bridge Street, Ludlow.  802-226-7494 Elizabeth's Okemo Mtn. Lodge Rentals Ski-in, ski-out, on Okemo mountain Unit (c203). Extra large one bedroom with king + queen + pull-out sofa in living room. Great views of mountain. Easy parking next to building. Across from daycare & day lodge. Great value. Get it while it lasts! Ludlow. 917-710-7567 Green Mountain Basics, Inc. 287 Main Street, Chester.  802-875-3756

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Mountain View Ranch Rental Property 502 Easy Street, Danby. 802-293-5837 mountainviewranch.biz

Property Rentals Rentals from 2 nights to year round Vacation Rental Management & Cleaning (802)376-4561 •lilypadproperties@hotmail.com www.lilypadproperties.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals Luxury properties on Okemo Mountain. Stay slopeside. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access or a short walk to ski trails! Fully equipped, comfortably-appointed, most w/ internet, some w/ pools, hot tubs, fitness center. 2 Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-8999 www.slopesideokemo.com See ad left

Timeshare Resale Rental 383 Central Avenue, Suite 260, Dover, NH. 866-430-4391 timeshare-resale-rental.com TPW Vacation Rentals 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 www.tpwvacations.com Trails End Accommodations We’ll take care of your lodging needs so you can have the time of your life! Ski in-out condos, Okemo mountain homes, lake properties, breathtaking views, fireplaces, whirlpools, hot tubs, pools, saunas, fully-equipped kitchens, & more! 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8363 www.skivt.com See ad page 75

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Lilypad Properties Full-service property management/vacation rental agency. Looking for a rental? Renting your property? We partner the right people with the right places. Rentals available 2-nights, weekly, monthly, or year-round. Cleaning service available at your home or business. PO Box 617, Chester. 802-376-4561 www.lilypadproperties.com

Okemo Mountain Resort Properties 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-5571 stayslopeside.okemo.com

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provide enough room to say everything we’d need to say about the extraordinary local businesses and wealth of services the Okemo Valley has to offer. We take great pride in the wide array of family-owned businesses and local professionals serving our area. When you need a mechanic you can trust, a therapeutic massage or a plumber at sunrise, a local professional is just a phone call away. From LEED certified builders for renovation projects or new construction, to cutting edge health professionals, and concientious wedding planners, trust the businesses built on the spirit, pride and dedication of providing exceptional service and quality. Feel free to contact the Chamber at 802-228-5830 for a recommendation, and be sure to check out the website at yourplaceinvermont.com for the most up-to-date directory

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Services Accountants

Auto Dealers

Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP Henry Office Bldg, 116 Main St, Chester. 802-875-8100 www.rjtcpa.com

Benson's Chevrolet Inc. 16 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4000 www.bensonschevy.com

Timothy L. Faulkner, CPA PC 28 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5575

John C. Stewart & Son, Inc. Main Street, Route 103, Cuttingsville. 802-492-3312 johncstewartandson.com

Advertising/Marketing

Auto Repair

See Advertising Section pages 82-83

Attorneys Birmingham & Moore PC 71 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4444 birminghammoorelaw.com Dakin & Benelli PC 26 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2512 www.dakinbenelli.com Law Office of Frederick M. Glover, PLLC 57 Pond Street, Suite 6, Ludlow. 802-975-0069

OVER 2000 BROKEN-IN TIRES! Many Sets of 4 and New Tires too! I-91, Exit 8, Ascutney, VT

674-5600

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Ludlow Service Center 84 Andover Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7501 Route 103 Auto Repair 1822 VT Route 103 N, Chester. 802-875-8103 www.route103auto.com

Auto Tires SERVICES

CANON TIRE

East Coast Collision & Restoration 4039 Route 103 S, Mount Holly. 802-259-2452 www.eastcoastcollisonandrestoration.com

Canon Tire Inc. Established in 1988. Enjoy friendly service with a smile. Good Year Tire dealer selling new and broken-in tires. We also mount and balance tires, perform state inspections, & oil changes. Located conveniently off exit 8 on I-91. Route 131, Ascutney. 802-674-5600 See ad left

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Discover Your Okemo Valley Advertising & Marketing Professionals Advertising/Marketing

Phone Books

Bowyer Marketing, LLC 203-258-2758 bowyermarketing.com

Freedom Publications 58 Maple Street, Middlebury. 802-388-8458 littlephonebookvt.com

Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. 802-558-3233 greenmountainmarketing andadvertising.com Target Marketing Ad Service PO Box 809, Saratoga Springs, NY. 518-584-3102 Vermont.com 5376 Main Street, Manchester Center. 802-362-2000 www.vermont.com

Graphics Awesome Graphics, Inc. 77 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland. 802-773-6143 awesomegraphics.com

SERVICES

Maps/Apps Discovery Maps Our distinctive, colorful, easy-to-use free map is available at over 130 businesses to help you get the most of your visit. We can provide maps for special events. Contact us at KateR@discoverymap.com. PO Box 114, Waterbury Center. 802-882-1962 www.discoverymap.com Route 802 187 Commerce Street, Williston. 802-989-0248 www.route802.biz

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Printing Express Copy, Inc. 275C Manchester Ctr, Manchester Center. 802-362-0501 NewsBank Print Shop Inc. 397 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2531 www.newsbank.com Okemo Sign Shop 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1629 www.okemo.com/signshop

Rack Card Distribution CTM Media Group 60 Village Green, Proctorsville. 800-888-2974 www.ctmmedia.com PP&D Brochure Distribution 377 Pine St, Burlington. 802-862-4366 www.PPDbrochure.com

TV Advertising Comcast Spotlight 299 North Main Street, Rutland. 802-776-1634 www.comcastspotlight.com LPCTV 37C Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8808 www.lpctv.org www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

Outside Television 1300 Putney Road, Suite 200, Brattleboro. 802-258-2200 www.outsidetelevision.com

We build websites and

Multi-Channel marketing programs

Web Design & Development Got2Web, LLC 162 North Main St, Rutland. 802-773-0126 www.got2web.com Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. Whether you need help launching a new website, or overhauling your existing one, we’ll help you sell more products and services online. We apply cutting-edge, multi-media communication strategies spanning print, Internet, social media, and television. We produced this guide and built yourplaceinvermont.com for the Chamber! Killington. 802-558-3233 greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com See ad right

See ad page 86

Offering a comprehensive suite of professional services, our experts can help with one, or all of your website and marketing needs. We specialize in building affordable web solutions and providing on-site training on modern, intuitive, easy-to-use site administration tools that foster collaboration, teamwork and give your organization the freedom to keep your digital content fresh. Web Design & Development Branding & Identity Ecommerce & Content Management Search Engine Optimization Online Advertising

SERVICES

LadyBug I.T. We provide I.T support for individuals, families and businesses up and down the east coast. Ask about our full range of business services. Our CTO has 20 years of global I.T. experience. 24-hour a day emergency support and always free WiFi! 145 Main Street, Suite 103, Ludlow. 802-228-5248 www.ladybugit.com

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Services Banks

Bookkeeping

Berkshire Bank 152 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4744 www.berkshirebank.com

Bovine Bookkeeping 148 Route 100 South, Ludlow. 802-558-1386

Heritage Family Credit Union Heritage Family Credit Union, located at 198 Main Street in Ludlow, is a full-service credit union, offering a wide variety of financial products and services. You are eligible to join the credit union if you live, work, do business, or worship in Ludlow or its surrounding communities. 198 Main Street, Ludlow. C 888-252-8932 www.hfcuvt.com See ad right

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People's United Bank CM The largeset independant bank MY headquartered in New England providing CY commercial and retail banking, along with CMY other financial services through a network of over 400 branches and more than K 600 ATMS in CT, MA, VT, NY, NH and ME. Discover what know-how can do. Member FDIC. Visit us locally at 57 S. Main St., Chester. 802-875-2127 or 213 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-8821 www.peoples.com TD Bank N.A. 48 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-6611 www.tdbank.com

Beauty Salons Paula Pollender at the Village Clipper 463 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7233

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Services Builders/Contractors Andrew Ladd Builders Over 25 years experience in home building, remodeling, renovation, timber frames, additions, and project design focused on sustainable energy concepts. Serving southern Vermont, from Plymouth to Manchester. 557 Water Farm Road, Chester. 802-875-2417 andrewladdbuilders.com See ad page 84

Burns & Associates, Inc. 61 South Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7906 burnscustomhomes.com Crown Point Builders We are committed to building and creating quality, custom homes of exceptional value and providing a buying experience that exceeds expectations. 488 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-5242 crownpointbuilders.com Gassetts Group, Inc. 7 Bridge Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3705 www.gassettsgroup.com

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R.E.Wiggin Building & Remodeling 45 Dalrymple Street, Chester. 802-875-4954 Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks A full-line fence company & custom ornamental iron shop with 45 years experience, serving homeowners, businesses and contractors. Professional installation. Visit Website for hours and directions 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com Stuart A. Stocker Carpentry 53 Cross Road, Chester.  802-875-2505 Ted Stryhas Builder, Inc. Constructed over 100 custom homes including timber frames and log homes in Ludlow and surrounding towns for more than 20 years. We also offer remodeling services. A tour of our homes is available. 623 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-7327 www.stryhasbuilders.com See ad below

Wright Construction 31 Station Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2094 wrightconstruction.com

SERVICES

Jeff Milligan & Associates Inc. PO Box 292, Ludlow.  802-228-7338

John Y. McMullen Builder Inc. 800 Bixby Road, Ludlow.  802-228-5245

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Services Business Coaches

Churches

Inner Power Coaching Ludlow 802-558-9828

See inset right

Live Authentically, LLC P.O. Box 423, Cavendish. 802-226-7848 www.liveauthentically.org Worksmart Administrative Assistance Ludlow. 802-228-2201 WrkSmrt4U.com

Chimney Sweeps Vermont Master Chimney Sweeps 36 Summit Trail Rd, Weston. 802-824-6374 www.mastersweep.net

Cleaning Dustbusters 2 Lamere Square, Ludlow.  802-228-8999 Maid Easy, Ltd. 530 Chapin Road, East Wallingford. 802-259-3677

Computer Repair/Consulting Computer Repair 802-665-7402 www.sydscompufix.com LadyBug I.T. I.T support for individuals, families and businesses up and down the east coast. Ask about our full-range of business services. Our CTO has 20 years of global I.T experience. 24-hour emergency support & always free WiFi! 145 Main Street, Suite 103, Ludlow. 802-228-5248 www.ladybugit.com

SERVICES

See ad left

NorthTech Systems, Inc. PO Box 759, Londonderry.  307-699-3430

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Churches

Services

in the Okemo Valley

Andover

Chester

Ludlow

Andover Community Church 928 Andover Rd.,Andover 802-875-3982

Congregational Church of Chester 469 Main Street, Chester 802-875-3382

Church of the Annunciation 7 Depot Street, Ludlow 802-228-3451

First Baptist Church 162 Main Street, Chester 802-875-2638

Ludlow Baptist Church 99 Main Street, Ludlow 802-228-7600

First Universalist Parish-Unitarian North Street, Chester 802-875-3257

United Church of Ludlow 48 Pleasant Street, Ludlow 802-228-4211

Renewed Life in Jesus Church Route 103, Chester 802-875-6106

Calvary Church Assembly of God 60 Assembly of God Drive Proctorsville 802-226-7607

Cavendish Cavendish Baptist Church & Parsonage 2258 Main Street, Route 131 Cavendish 802-226-7131 St. James United Methodist 570 Main Street, Cavendish 802-226-7819

St. Joseph’s Church 148 Main Street, Chester 802-875-2610

Plymouth Tyson Congregational 39 Dublin Road, Ludlow 802-228-5114

Gethsemane Episcopal Church 89 Depot Street Proctorsville 802-226-7967

SERVICES

St. Luke’s Episcopal 313 Main Street, Chester 802-875-6000

Proctorsville

Weston Old Parish Church Route 100 North, Weston 802-824-4452 Weston Priory 58 Priory Hill Road, Weston 802-824-5409

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Services Doctors/Chiropractors Chester Community Acupuncture 287 Main St., Unit 1C, Chester. 802-875-3100 chestercommunityacupuncture.com Chester Family Medicine 55 VT Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2546 www.springfieldmed.org Connecticut Valley ENT 364 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-1775 www.springfieldmed.org

SERVICES SERVICES

Connecticut Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-6373 www.springfieldmed.org

Pearl Pappas, LICSW 167 Pettiner Hill Rd, Ludlow.  203-837-0842 Skin Cancer Clinic 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-4371 www.springfieldmed.org Springfield Health Center 100 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-8900 www.springfieldmed.org See ad inside front cover

Springfield Medical Care Systems 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-2151 www.springfieldmed.org See feature story pages 90-91

Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC 58 Parker Ave., Proctorsville.  802-226-7977

Springfield Urology 364 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-1507 www.springfieldmed.org

Ludlow Dental Center 8 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4446 www.springfieldmed.org

Windham Center Mental Health Services 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls. 802-463-1346 www.springfieldmed.org

Ludlow Health Center Comprehensive range of services including family medicine, primary & preventative care, women’s health, occupational medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, podiatry, x-ray services, to minor surgery. Open seven days. Walk-in care. No appointment necessary. Financial assistance offered on a sliding fee scale. 1 Elm Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8867 springfieldhospital.org

The Women's Health Center of Springfield 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-886-3556 www.springfieldmed.org

Martha Stretton, Ph. D. 23 School Street, Chester.  802-875-2267 Mountain View Physical Therapy, PC 60A Bixby Road, Ludlow.  802-228-4840 88 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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Service Pharmacy •FullPrescription Plans Accepted • All Major Free Local Delivery • Postage Paid Prescriptions by Mail to All Other Locations

LUDLOW PHARMACY Okemo Marketplace RT 103, Ludlow, VT • 802-228-2500

www.smilinsteve.com

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Services Area Hospitals Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital 10 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH. 603-448-3121 Emergency 603-448-7448 www.alicepeckday.org Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH. 603-650-5000 dartmouth-hitchcock.org Grace Cottage Hospital Route 35, Townshend. 802-365-7357 www.gracecottage.org

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center 289 County Road, Windsor. 802-674-6711 Emergency 802-674-7220 www.mtascutneyhospital.org Rutland Regional Medical Center 160 Allen Street, Rutland. 802-775-7111 www.rrmc.org Springfield Hospital 25 Ridgewood Rd, Springfield. 802-885-2151 springfieldhospital.org Veterans Affairs Medical Center 215 North Main Street, White River Jct. 802-295-9363 or 866-687-8387 www.whiteriver.va.gov

Pharmacies

SERVICES

Ludlow Pharmacy Free local delivery, loyalty rewards program, prescription plus cash discount plan $11.95 for 90-day supply! 57 Pond St. Okemo Marketplace Plaza, Ludlow.  802-228-2500 ludlowpharmacyvt.com See ad left

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High Quality Health Care...

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pringfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) is an integrated health care system that includes six community health center locations, a dental center in Ludlow, VT, and Springfield Hospital.

We’re especially proud of our accomplishments in the area of quality of care, reflected in nationally-standardized quality core measurement scores that rank hospital performance. The most recent scores place Springfield Hospital among the top 10% of all hospitals nationally. This achievement reflects the professionalism of our staff and their commitment to providing the best possible care to every patient, every time. If you need healthcare, please choose SMCS — the place ‘where people come first.’

Charlestown Family Medicine 603-826-5711

Rockingham Medical Group 802-463-9000

Springfield

Medical Care Systems, Inc.

SERVICES

Where People Come First www.springfieldmed.org 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield, VT 802-885-2151 Chester Family Medicine 802-875-2546

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Accessible and Affordable for All. PRIMARY & PREVENTIVE CARE • Community Health Center Network • Care Coordinators • Community Health Team • Dental Care • Discount 340B Pharmacy Program • Electronic Health Records • Integrated Mental Health Service • Vermont Blueprint For Health • Wellness Collaborative

Walk-In Care, 7 days a week, No Appointment Necessary in Rockingham and Ludlow Not pictured: The Women’s Health Center Ridgewood Professional Building, 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield, VT 802-886-3556

Ludlow Dental Center, Ludlow, VT 802-228-4446

SERVICES

SPECIALTY CARE NETWORK • Anesthesiology • Breast Care Center • Cardiology Clinic • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) • General Surgery • Neurology Clinic • Obstetrics/Gynecology • Oncology Clinic • Ophthalmology • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine • Physical & Rehabilitation Therapy • Podiatry • Psychiatry - Inpatient & Outpatient • Psychology • Radiology

SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital • 24-Hour Emergency Service • 24-Hour Hospitalist Service • The Windham Center/Inpatient Mental Health • Springfield Area Adult Day Service

Ludlow Health Center 802-228-8867

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Services Electrical Armstrong Electric 156 Armstrong Lane, Cavendish. 802-484-7360

Engineering Heritage Engineering, Inc. 7290 Route 131, Perkinsville. 802-263-5400 heritageengineeringvt.com

Environmental Services CZ Environmental Remediation 19 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-558-1728 www.gotradonvt.com Efficiency Vermont 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 401, Burlington. 888-921-5990 efficiencyvermont.com

SERVICES

Ethan Allen Associates P. O. Box 393, Chester. 802-875-3616 www.ethanallenassoc.com RedHawk Environmental Consulting, LTD PO Box 245, Bridgewater Corners. 802-672-4228 redhawkenvironmental.com

Financial Services Baystate Financial Services One Lincoln Corners, Woodstock. 802-332-6232 www.abigaillechthaler.com

Heritage Family Credit Union A full-service credit union, offering a wide variety of financial products and services. You are eligible to join the credit union if you live, work, do business, or worship in Ludlow, or its surrounding communities. 198 Main Street, Ludlow. 888-252-8932 www.hfcuvt.com See ad page 84

Skygate Financial Group Henry Office Bldg, 116 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-8100 www.skygatefinancial.com Strategic Payment Systems 45 Dan Road, Suite 100, Canton, MA. 781-828-2523 www.spsprocessing.net

Flooring Classic Flooring 178 Route 103 South, Chester. 802-376-5612 Knockout Carpet & Flooring Inc. Sales and installation of carpet, hardwood floors, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, a variety of stone, wood and slate options. Visit our beautiful showroom and Armstrong and Tarkett design center. Over 40 years experience, happy to work with homeowners & contractors. Fully insured. 647 West Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4409 www.knockoutcarpet.com

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Services Vermont Hardwoods 386 Depot Street, Chester. 802-875-2550 vermonthardwoods.com Village Tile 685 Depot Street, Manchester Center. 802-366-1040 www.villagetilevt.com

Hardware Stores/ Building Supply Aubuchon Hardware 142 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7900 www.hardwarestore.com Chester Hardware 21 Main Street, Chester.  802-875-2693 www.chesterhardware.doitbest.com LaValley Building Supply 182 Pleasant Street Extension, Ludlow. 802-228-4665 www.lavalleys.com

Competition size lap pool, children’s wading pool, warm water therapy pool, state-of-theart fitness center, group exercise classes, swimming lessons, swim team, personal training, and much more.

140 Clinton Street, Springfield, VT 05156

802-885-2568 myreccenter.org

See ad below

Heavy Equipment/Excavating See the Home Improvement Section Pages 94-95

Gyms Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7419  castlehillresortvt.com

SERVICES

Edgar May Health & Recreation Ctr. 140 Clinton Street, Springfield. 802-885-2568 www.myreccenter.org

Custom Homes Design Services, Estimating.

See ad above

Jackson Gore Spring House 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1400 www.okemo.com Garage Packages

Ludlow Community Center 37 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-2655

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PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT Put the strength of your local Okemo Valley companies behind your next Decking/Fencing/Patio Allstone Corp. 3643 Route 103 North, Chester. 802-875-6564 www.allstonevermont.com New England Deck and Patio LLC Serving Rutland to Brattleboro 802-245-3123 NewEnglandDeckAndPatio.com Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks All types of fencing, flagpoles, arbors, lampposts, gate automation & more. Largest full-size outdoor display. Cash & carry or professionally installed w/over 40 years experience. Custom ornamental iron made here includes fireplace items & table bases. M-F 7-5, Sat 9-12, Winter: M-F 8-5 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

Heavy Equipment/ Excavating BK Equipment Sales, Inc. 1405 East Hill Rd, Ludlow.  802-384-3224 George B. Tucker, Inc. 551 Town Farm Rd, Ludlow.  802-228-7825 M&M Excavating, Inc. PO Box 585, Chester. 802-875-3319 www.mmexcavating.com Sand Hill Dirt Works 1998 Simonsville Road, Andover. 802-875-2572

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property improvement or maintenance project. Landscaping

Property Management

E & E Horticultural Services PO Box 246, Plymouth. 802-672-3493 www.greenworksvermont.org/members/eand-e-horticultural-services

G & S Connection Route 100 South, Ludlow.  802-228-2410

Eagle Forest Improvements, Inc. 229 Christmas Tree Farm Road, Chester. 802-875-4180 G.M. Tree Tech and Landscaping 175 VT Route 155 N., East Wallingford. 802-259-8733 Homestead Landscaping 5 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville. 802-297-1107 homesteadlandscaping.com

Garvey & Garvey 71 High Street, Ludlow.  802-228-3282 Sanderson Contracting Inc. 623A Route 100N, Ludlow. 802-228-4715 sandersoncontracting.com Severy Brothers, Inc. PO Box 336, Ludlow. 802-228-7104 www.severybrothers.com TPW Management 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 www.tpwmanagement.com

P.J. Bushey Landscaping, Inc. 273 Route 103, E. Wallingford. 802-259-2542 busheylandscaping.com

SERVICES

Severy Brothers, Inc. Construction, landscaping, estate care, and more. We pride ourselves in being honest, hard working native Vermonters. Route 103 South. PO Box 336, Ludlow. 802-228-7104 www.severybrothers.com See ad right

SugarRock Landscapes, Inc. 688 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-3733 www.sugarrock.com

GARDEN

TIME For Every Season

Sheds/Storage Buildings Garden Time 1094 Route 7 North, Rutland 802-747-0700 www.gardentimeinc.com See ad right

Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

You Can Depend On

Outdoor Structures Playsets • Furniture Garden Center • Nursery

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Services Insurance

Manufacturing

Finn & Stone, Inc. 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3733 www.finnandstone.com

Luzenac America, Inc. 73 East Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-6400 www.riotintominerals.com

Ludlow Insurance Agency 150 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8823 www.ludlowinsurance.net

Point One Network Solutions P.O. Box 208, Weston.  802-875-3798 Sammarval Company Ltd 661 Wright Orchard Rd, Grafton. 802-843-2637

NB Insurance 217 Red Bridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-5015 www.nbinsurance.net The Richards Group 213 Main Street, Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Ludlow. 802-228-8882 therichardsgrp.com

Landscaping

Movers Tydans Moving Chester Road Rt 11, Chester. 802-875-6677 vermontsbestmovers.net

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Fletcher Memorial Library Ludlow, VT

Libraries

SERVICES

Fletcher Memorial Library 88 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8921 www.fmlnews.org

Services • • • • •

14,000 Books 1000 Audio Books 200 DVD Movies 65 Periodicals Downloadable Audio & E-books

• • • •

24/7 Wi-Fi Inter-library Loan In-house PC’s On-line Research Library

Our Programs Friends of the Library: Annual August Book Sale l Friends Book & Movie Discussions l Community Programs l Toddler Programs l Young Adult Programs

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Services Newspapers/Magazines The Commons Windham County’s award winning, independent, weekly source for news and views. Established in 2006, The Commons is a free community newspaper that distributes 6500 copies of each issue on Wednesday to 150 locations in Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. PO Box 1212, Brattleboro. 802-246-1319 www.commonsnews.org

The Vermont Journal PO Box 228, Ludlow. 802-228-3600 www.vermontjournal.com Vermont Living Magazine PO Box 7, Littleton, NH. 802-221-1498 www.vtliving.com

See ad below

Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine 58 Maple Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4944 www.vtskiandride.com

The Vermont Eagle 16 Creek Road, Middlebury. 802-388-6397 www.addison-eagle.com

Yankee Publishing Inc. 1121 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 603-563-8111 www.yankeemagazine.com

The Message for the Week A Southern Vermont weekly newspaper based in Chester, covering Chester, Londonderry, Ludlow, Rockingham, Springfield and Weston areas, focused on positive, community news, people and events. 102 The Common, Chester. 802-875-4790 messagefortheweek.net

To comment or contribute, contact

Gary Band, editor message@vermontel.net Feel free to stop by the office on The Green in Chester.

875-1350

SERVICES

The Mountain Times PO Box 183, Killington. 802-422-2399 www.mountaintimes.info

Your community paper since 1974.

PrimeTime Concepts, Inc. 1484 Middle Road, Dummerston. 802-258-3992 vermontartsliving.com Travelhost of Vermont 3473 Mt. Philo Road, Charlotte. 802-425-2484 travelhost.com/vermont Vermont Community Media 27 Wales Street, Rutland. 802-747-6121 www.rutlandherald.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

The Commons is a free community newspaper that distributes 6500 copies of each issue on Wednesday to 150 locations throughout Windham County, as well as southern Windsor County and Cheshire County in New Hampshire.

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Services Non-Profits/Foundations Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3389 www.calvin-coolidge.org

Mount Holly Community Association P.O. Box 93, Belmont. 802-259-2562 www.mounthollyvt.org

Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Inc. 263 Farm & Wilderness Road, Plymouth. 802-422-3761 farmandwilderness.org

Mount Holly Community Historical Museum Corner of Belmont Rd & Healdville Rd, Belmont. 802-259-2460 www.mounthollyvtmuseum.org

Fletcher Farm Foundation Inc. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-362-4274 fletcherfarmfoundation.org Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc. P.O. Box 364, Ludlow. 802-228-2202 ludlowstreetscapes.org

Springfield Regional Development Corporation 14 Clinton Street Suite 7, Springfield. 802-885-3061 springfielddevelopment.org Vermont Center For The Book 136 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2751 mothergooseprograms.org Windham & Windsor Housing Trust 90 Main Street, Springfield. 802-246-2113 www.w-wht.org

Painters SERVICES

BMW Painters PO Box 6, Weston.  802-875-3391 Painting N' More 6 Parker Avenue, Ludlow. 802-228-5504 paintingnmoreonline.com

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Services Pet Care/Veterinary Cavendish Canine Camp Boarding and daycare for your canine and feline "kids". Let them play all day. Pick them up in the afternoon tired but happy! We also offer baths and Eagle Pack Dogfood and treats. 46 Winery Road, Proctorsville. 802-226-7297 cavendishcaninecamp.com See ad below

Riverside Pet Care at Ludlow 185 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5700 www.riversidevetcare.com Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield. 802-885-3997 www.spfldhumane.org

SERVICES

Willow Farm Pet Services Professional grooming of all breeds, overnight boarding, & dog daycare. Retail store offers a great selection of healthy foods, treats and supplements for your pets! We specialize in offering healthy nutrition and are here to help! 21 Route 106 "The Red Barn", N. Springfield 802-886-5000 willowfarmvermont.com See ad below

Boarding & Day Care for Dogs & Cats AVENDISH ANINE

AMP Debra & David Norton 46 Winery Rd Proctorsville, VT 05153

grooming • boarding • pet supplies

Weekdays: 7:30am - 10:00am 3:00pm - 5:45pm Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm Sun: 3:00pm - 5:45pm

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802 226 PAWS

www.cavendishcaninecamp.com

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Blue Flame Gas Co. Inc. A family owned and operated company that has been satisfying customers’ propane needs since 1946. We provide propane delivery, installations and service as well as 24-hour Emergency Service for all Blue Flame Gas Co. customers. PO Box 280, Londonderry. 802-824-8445 www.blueflamegasco.com See ad below

Spectrum Photography 1086 Gates Road South, Belmont. 802-259-3060 spectrumphotography.net

Plumbing/Heating/Propane Black River Mechanical Services 143 Nichols Road, Belmont.  802-259-7810

Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 1026 VT Route 10, Chester.  802-875-3644 Cota & Cota Dependable heating oil and propane gas delivery since 1941. 24-hour burner and plumbing service. Heating system design and installation. Propane hearth product sales, installation and service. Low temperature alarm protection. Ludlow.........................802-228-8866 Bellows Falls...............802-463-0000 Jamaica........................802-874-4921 1-888-COTA-OIL/888-268-2645 cotaoil.com See ad right

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HB Energy Solutions 132 Bridge Street, PO Box 945, Springfield. 802-885-2300 hbplumbingandheating.com Martel Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Inc. 74 Twentymile Stream Road, Proctorsville. 802-226-7799

Propane Delivery, Service and Equipment

Master Plumbing & Heating, Inc. PO Box 354, Cuttingsville.  802-492-3657 See ad right

Londonderry, VT 802-824-8445 www.blueflamegasco.com

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Suburban Propane PO Box 1138, Bennington. 802-875-3246 suburbanpropane.com www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

(802) 228-8866

7 Main Street, Ludlow, VT www.CotaOil.com

Bio-Blended Fuel Oil • Clean Propane Gas 24 Hour Heating Services • Complete Plumbing Home Monitoring • Automatic Deliveries

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802-492-3657 Cuttingsville, vermont Robert Beardmore Jr.

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Reward yourself with tranquilty What could possibly be better than relaxing in soothing warm water at the end of the day, gazing over your garden or the most recent snowfall? Social and private; fun and relaxing, if you haven’t owned a hot tub before, you might be asking “Do I really need a hot tub”? The short and simple answer is yes. Throughout history people from many different cultures have enjoyed a relaxing soak in hot water. From naturally occurring thermal springs to elaborately constructed bath houses, the benefits of hydrotherapy have stood the test of time. “ Jacuzzi is the name that defines the hot tub experience” says Dave Knight Owner of Knight Tubs Pools & Spas— the area’s leader in hot tub sales and service since 1984. With over 65 years 102

of combined experience, the sales and service team at Knight Tubs can answer any hot tub or pool related questions with simple, accurate information that you can easily understand. “We are dedicated to providing both our local customers and second homeowners prompt, personalized service before, during and especially after the purchase of your new hot tub. Our goal is to make choosing the perfect hot tub for you and your family an easy and pleasant experience”, says Mary Knight. A hot tub is a feel-good purchase but having one can improve your life in a great many ways. Start your day on a positive note by immersing yourself in warm water and watch the sun rise on a new day. “No matter what time of year it is or what the

ambient temperature may be, there’s something magical about sipping your coffee and enjoying a bit of quiet time before the chaos of the day sets in”, says Mary. Not a morning person? Spend twenty minutes in your hot tub before bedtime and you will enjoy a deep restorative night’s sleep. The Jacuzzi brand hot tubs you will find at Knight Tubs, are extremely energy efficient and designed for the harsh northern climate of Vermont. Proud of the thousands of satisfied customers they have served, Knight Tubs Pools & Spas can provide routine weekly, bi-weekly or monthly service for your hot tub or pool. Whether you are looking for a brand new Jacuzzi tub, or dedicated care for one that you currently own, stop by Knight Tubs Pools & Spas. Visit with Dave and Mary – let them share their knowledge of the benefits of hydrotherapy with you in the friendly, beautiful showroom.

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Allen Pools & Spas 21 Route 4 East, Rutland. 800-649-5952 www.allenpools-spas.com

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Knight Tubs Pools & Spas The area's leader in sales and service since 1984. We are dedicated to providing you with prompt personalized service before, during and after the sale of your new hot tub. With over 65 years combined experience, our team can help with your hot tub or swimming pool concerns. 11 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2260 www.knighttubs.com See ad below and feature pages 103-104

Real Estate Andre J Menard c/o Mary Davis Real Estate 802-649-3129 www.okemorealestate.com Coldwell Banker Watson Realty 194 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5678 www.cbwatsonrealty.com David H. Mitchell Partnership, Ltd. Lamere Square, Ludlow. 845-544-4537 lameresquarevt.com KnightTubs:okv 13

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Services Diamond Realty VT A cut above in market knowledge and customer service. Serving south central Vermont. Our commitment to achieving the goals of our clients and customers is relentless. We look forward to serving you and exceeding your expectations. 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-1234 www.diamondrealtyvt.com See ad page 106

Ellison Properties Real Estate 156 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4011 ludlowokemorealestate.com

Hawk Resort Realty 75 Billings Rd, Route 100 North, Plymouth. 802-672-2006 www.hawkresortrealty.com Jackson Gore Real Estate Nestled at the base of Jackson Gore Peak, discover unique slopeside ownership opportunities in a four-season playground for you and your family. With a large menu of year-round amenities just steps from your door, create memories to last a lifetime. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 877-952-2576 jacksongore.okemo.com See ad below

Engel & Voelkers, Woodstock & Ludlow 4 Mechanic Street, Woodstock. 802-457-7128 www.woodstock.evusa.com

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Services Kelley Real Estate, Inc. Serving buyers & sellers "In the Heart of the Okemo Valley” for over 25 years. The Kelley Team is committed to offering the very best, friendly & professional service. Stop in and give a pet to Noah, the "Top Dog" in real estate in the valley! 2-C Lamere Sq., Ludlow. 802-228-5333 www.kelleyrealestate.com

Lisa Scully, Inc. 6 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4430 davisandcompany.com

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Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates The area’s leading real estate broker since 1958, representing a full range of properties in the Ludlow/Okemo area. Specializing in vacation home/condo sales, our experienced sales team is available daily at three locations: Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Okemo Clock Tower and the Jackson Gore Inn. 213 Main St, Ludlow Shopping Plaza 802-228-8811 www.okemorealestate.com

MAD, Inc. Alyson Blodgett PO Box 222, Mount Holly. 802-345-9604 www.vtprop.com

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Vermont Country Properties, Sotheby's International Realty Our offices are staffed with professionals, well versed in the Okemo Valley Area and beyond. Representing buyers and sellers, we are a full-service real estate company specializing in fine homes, land, condominiums and rentals throughout Vermont. Open daily. 57 Pond Street, Suite #3, Ludlow. 802-228-4537 vermontcountryproperties.com Vermont Properties & Development, Inc. Specializing in mountain, country and lake properties, our team of qualified professionals believes that customer service is top priority. Whether you are buying or selling, our understanding of the real estate market in the Okemo/Ludlow area allows us to serve our client’s needs. 29 Locust Hill Rd, Ludlow. 802-228-8877 www.vtprop.com See ad right, and feature pages 108-109

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Chester Rotary Club PO Box 304, Chester. 802-875-1899 clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=2919

Body and Sole Therapeutics 140 Main Street, Chester. 802-558-5229 bodyandsoletherapeutics.net

Ludlow Rotary Club PO Box 216, Ludlow. 802-228-4000 www.ludlowrotary.com

Schools The Little School 8 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. 802-824-3405 www.littleschoolvt.org River Valley Technical Center 307 South Street, Springfield. 802-885-8315 www.rvtc.org Stepping Stones Preschool 3628 Route 103, Proctorsville. 802-226-7760 wswsu.org/preschool/ssp

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Senior Services Gill Odd Fellows Home 8 Gill Terrace, Ludlow.  802-228-4571 Springfield Area Adult Day Service 266 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-9881 springfieldhospital.org

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Calm Moments Spa Always your destination for massage and facials, Calm Moments Spa is expanding offerings to include a hair salon and extended health and wellness services. We’re still your choice for wedding services and group events. Check our website for updates and pricing. Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7772 calmmomentsspa.com Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont The Aveda Concept Spa at Castle Resort offers guests full spa services to relax, indulge and work out. Enjoy a variety of pampering services from massage to manicures; our fitness center to the yearround outdoor heated pool and hot tub. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7419 www.castlehillresortvt.com See back cover and feature pages 118-119

The Wellness Center 228 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7077 ludlowwellnesscenter.com

Storage Burtco Self Storage 486 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-4246 www.burtcoselfstorage.com

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Services Transfer Stations Cavendish Transfer Station 354 Route 131, Cavendish. 802-226-7743 Hours: Wed, Sat 8 am-5 pm Sun 10 am-2 pm Chester-Springfield Transfer Station & Recycling Center 135 Fairground Road, Springfield. 802-885-5827 Hours: Mon 12:30 pm-4:30 pm Wed 8:30 am-4:30 pm Sat 8 am-4 pm Londonderry (Weston) Transfer Station & Recycling Center 7060 Route 100, Londonderry. 802-824-5506 Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-5:30 pm Sat 9 am-5 pm. Recycling 10 am-3 pm. Ludlow Transfer Station 710 Route 100 South, Ludlow 802-228-2846 Hours: Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun 8 am-5 pm

Mount Holly Transfer Station & Recycling Center Sharon Lane, Mount Holly. 802-259-2391 Hours (Winter): Sat 8 am–2 pm Hours (Summer): Sat 8 am– 2 pm, Wed 4 pm–7 pm Plymouth Recycling Center 68 Town Office Road, Plymouth. 802-672-3569 Hours: Sat 12 pm-3 pm

Waste Disposal Gobin Disposal Systems 1544 E. Woodstock Road, White River Junction. 800-248-7274 www.casella.com

Septic Best Septic 802-463-9444 www.bestsepticvt.com

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Services Transportation Cape Air 1002 Airport Road, N Clarendon. 800-352-0714 www.capeair.com The Current Whether you live in Windham or Windsor County, or are visiting the area, we will take you where you need to go conveniently, economically, and on time! Ride our commuter buses, in-town buses, town connector buses, town shuttles, or dial-a-ride for curb-to-curb service. 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham. 802-460-RIDE www.crTransit.org See ad below

The Good Bus/Taxi Service Central Vermont’s premiere charter bus service. Offering private group travel throughout the Northeast, including wedding and party shuttles and day trips. Offering airport, train transfers and taxi service in our 14-passenger van. 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-776-8333 www.thegoodbus.com

Green Mountain Railroad/ Trains Around Vermont The Green Mountain railroad is running train excursions throughout Vermont for 2013. Catch the fun on our excursion trains with Bonnie and Clyde train robberies, murder mystery, dinner trains, wine and beer tasting. 102 Railroad Row, White River Jct. 800-707-3530 www.rails-vt.com See ad below

Marble Valley Regional Transit District “The Bus” has been providing public transit for 36 years. Service is critical for the elderly and disabled to maintain their independence. In addition MVRTD serves riders committed to the environment and commuting options, including Ludlow. 158 Spruce Street, Rutland. 802-773-3244 www.thebus.com See ad right

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Globus Family of Brands 603-738-7760 globusfamilygroups.com

Vermont Scenic Train Rides The Rutland Limited Three locations for 2013: Burlington, White River Junction, and Bellows Falls.

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Services Milne Travel American Express 24 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH. 603-298-5997 www.milnetravel.com

Tours Vermontology Guided Tours 802-417-1996 www.vermontology.com

Upholstery Don Heaton Upholstery 603 High Street, Chester. 802-875-5503

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Black River Produce 449 River Street, North Springfield. 802-886-6200 blackriverproduce.com

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between, the Okemo Valley has a venue for conferences, meetings, weddings and events of any size or budget. Say your vows on top of a mountain. Or, bring the family reunion to a turn of the century barn overlooking a breathtaking winter wonderland. We provide the setting, the scenery and the specialists – you provide the imagination! With service that rivals the surroundings, our experienced, dedicated local professionals will help you through the planning process to make your event exceptional. 114 Okemo Valley Regional Guide www.YourPlaceInVermont.com

Weddings Service Providers Best Septic 802-463-9444 www.bestsepticvt.com Calm Moments Spa Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7772 calmmomentsspa.com Celebration Rentals, Inc. 86 Park Street, Brandon. 802-247-0002 celebrateinvermont.com Images by Donald Dill PO Box 84, Ludlow. 802-228-8108 imagesbydonalddill.com VT Assoc. of Wedding Professionals PO Box 2103, South Burlington. 802-373-8356 yourvermontwedding.com Vermont Wedding Association PO Box 644, Proctor. 802-459-2897 www.vermontweddingassociation.com Wedding Resource Publishing PO Box 10, Dover, NH. 802-749-4843 vermontweddingbook.com

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Inn Victoria Imagine your intimate wedding at Inn Victoria, an award winning B&B. Our specialty is providing "intimate weddings and events" that require detail, yet allow for a relaxed and family centered environment. Inn Victoria's Secret Garden is an intimate venue for 60 people among private pagodas, flowers and more. 321 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com See feature story 116-117

Jackson Gore Inn 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1400 www.okemo.com MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub 52 South Main Street, Chester.  802-875-6227 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2525 stonehearthinnvermont.com

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Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont From our fabulous Green Mountain setting to our stately mansion and beautiful grounds, discover the perfect setting for your destination wedding! Our consultant will guide you through the many choices offered to create the wedding you envision... a memorable reality. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7361 www.castlehillresortvt.com

Inn At Weston A magical venue for weddings from 2 to 175 people. The Inn has beautiful perennial gardens, an orchid filled deck and gazebo and a romantic dining room with grand piano. Perfect for your special day. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789 www.innweston.com

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in South Central Vermont, this circa 1850 Victorian style Inn is admired and loved by many. The smart paintwork of purple and buttery yellow draws admiring glances from passers by. Cross the threshold through the antique front door and the first impression of the cozy Victorian parlor is a chorus of wows! The inn is well appointed with antiques of the period, and special touches that complement the experience like 1600 count Egyptian cotton bed sheets, luxurious baths, spacious rooms, flat screen TV’s and WiFi, exceptional service and more.

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INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore, The..........30, 31 All Seasons Motel.........................................76, 76 Allen Pools & Spas............................................ 104 Allstone Corp.......................................................94 Andre J Menard c/o Mary Davis Real Estate..... 104 Andrew Ladd Builders..................................84, 85 Andrie Rose Inn.............................................46, 73 Armstrong Electric...............................................92 Aubuchon Hardware...........................................93 Awesome Graphics, Inc.......................................82 Baystate Financial Services.................................92 Benson’s Chevrolet Inc.........................................81 Berkshire Bank....................................................84 Best Septic................................................ 111, 115 Best Western Colonial Motel........................76, 77 BestofVermont.com............................................64 Billings Farm and Museum.................................32 Birmingham & Moore PC....................................81 BK Equipment Sales, Inc......................................94 Black River Academy Museum............................32 Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc.............63 Black River Mechanical Services...................... 100 Black River Produce.......................................... 113 Blue Flame Gas Co. Inc. ............................100, 100 Blue Gentian Lodge.............................................73 Blue Sky Trading Company............... 52, 52, 57, 64 BMW Painters......................................................98 Body and Sole Therapeutics............................. 110 Book Nook, The...................................................63 Boot Pro Ski Shop, The..................................51, 51 Bovine Bookkeeping...........................................84 Bowyer Marketing, LLC.......................................82 Brandmeyer’s Mountainside Lodge....................76 Brewfest Beverage Co..................................66, 66 Bridge Street LLC.................................................79 Bryant House Restaurant, The......................39, 39 Burns & Associates, Inc........................................85 Burtco Self Storage.......................................... 110 Cafe at deLight.............................................39, 41 Calm Moments Spa.................................. 110, 115 Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.........98, 98 Canon Tire Inc. .............................................81, 81 Camp Plymouth State Park.................................29 Canvasworks Floorcloths.....................................52 Cape Air............................................................ 112 Castle Hill Resort .......46, 75, 93, 110, 115, 118, 119, BC Cavendish Canine Camp...............................99, 99 Celebration Rentals, Inc.................................... 115 Chaffee Art Center........................................32, 32 Chasse Fine Art Gallery........................................52 Chef Mei Restaurant............................................39 Chester Andover Family Center....................51, 51 Chester Community Acupuncture.......................88 Chester Family Medicine.....................................88 Chester Hardware................................................93 Chester Rotary Club.......................................... 110 Chrisandra’s Interiors....................................61, 61 Classic Flooring..............................................61, 92 ClearLake Furniture............. 32, 52, 58, 59, 61, 62 Clifford Country Bed & Breakfast........................71 Clover Knoll Crafter & Cook’s Cupboard...............63 Coldwell Banker Watson Realty....................... 104 Coleman Brook Tavern, Jackson Gore Inn..... 46, 47

Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc................... 100 Colonial House Inn & Motel, The.........................73 Combes Family Inn, The......................................73 Comcast Spotlight...............................................82 Commons, The..............................................97, 97 Computer Repair.................................................86 Connecticut Valley ENT........................................88 CT Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine...........88 Cool Moose Café...........................................39, 42 Coolidge State Park.............................................29 Corner Store at Jackson Gore, The.......................51 Cota & Cota...............................................100, 101 Country Girl Diner................................................39 Crow Hill Gallery............................................37, 52 Crowley Cheese......................................64, 64, 66 Crown Point Builders...........................................85 Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe..................40 CTM Media Group................................................82 Current, The..............................................112, 112 CZ Environmental Remediation..........................92 D.J.’s Restaurant...................................................40 Dakin & Benelli PC...............................................81 David H. Mitchell Partnership, Ltd...........104, 104 Depot Street Gallery......................... 31, 32, 53, 54 Diamond Realty VT..................................105, 106 Discovery Maps ...................................................82 Don Heaton Upholstery................................... 113 Downtown Grocery, The...............................46, 47 Dustbusters.........................................................86 E & E Horticultural Services.................................95 Eagle Forest Improvements, Inc..........................95 East Coast Collision & Restoration.......................81 Echo Lake Inn.........................................47, 72, 73 Edgar May Health and Recreation Center....93, 93 Efficiency Vermont..............................................92 Elizabeth’s Okemo Mountain Lodge Rentals.......79 Ellison Properties Real Estate........................... 105 Endless Creations Pottery Studio........................31 Engel & Voelkers, Woodstock & Ludlow........... 105 Epic Restaurant at Solitude.................................40 Ethan Allen Associates........................................92 Express Copy, Inc.................................................82 Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Inc....................98 56 Main Street Restaurant...........................40, 40 Finn & Stone, Inc.................................................96 First Baptist Church.............................................87 Fletcher Farm Foundation Inc.............................98 Fletcher Farm School..............................31, 31, 37 Fletcher Memorial Library...................................96 Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC.............................88 Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont............................64 Frame It In Skis................................. 53, 63, 63, 64 Framery Of Vermont, The..............................31, 37 Frank’s Tavern......................................................40 Freedom Publications.........................................82 Friends of Ludlow Auditorium............................34 Fullerton Inn..................................................47, 73 G & S Connection.........................................95, 104 G.M. Tree Tech and Landscaping.................95, 104 Gallery 103....................................... 37, 53, 53, 57 Gallery at the Vault.................................37, 52, 54 Garden Time...........................................57, 95, 95 Garvey & Garvey..........................................95, 104

A-L Gassetts Group, Inc..............................................85 George B. Tucker, Inc............................................94 Gill Odd Fellows Home..................................... 110 Globus Family of Brands................................... 112 Gloria’s Pantry.....................................................65 Gobin Disposal Systems................................... 111 Golden Stage Inn.................................................71 Good Bus, The/Taxi Service......................112, 113 Good Commons...................................................73 Got2Web, LLC......................................................83 Governor’s Inn, The.......................................71, 71 Grafton Promotional Association.................32, 33 Green Mountain Basics, Inc.................................79 Green Mtn. Marketing & Adv., Inc..........82, 83, 83 Green Mtn. Railroad/Trains Around VT....112, 112 Green Mtn. Rock Climbing Ctr & VT Tours...........27 Green Mountain Sugar House......................27, 57 H & R Block..........................................................92 Halladay’s Harvest Barn Inn................................71 Hannoush Jewelers...............................54, 63, 115 Happy Trails Motel........................................76, 76 Harry’s Café...................................................39, 40 Hatchery, The...............................................40, 41 Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze........................29, 60 Hawk Resort Realty.......................................... 105 HB Energy Solutions......................................... 100 Henry Farm Inn............................................71, 71 Heritage Deli and Bakery Inc........................41, 41 Heritage Engineering, Inc...................................92 Heritage Family Credit Union.................84, 84, 92 High Falls Furniture......................................60, 62 High Tea at Inn Victoria............... 41, 45, 116, 117 Homestead Landscaping....................................95 Horses for Hire, Horseback Riding ......................28 Hound’s Folly B&B...............................................71 Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe...................54, 71 Hunter Lea Gallery and Frameshop.......37, 54, 55 Images by Donald Dill.............................. 100, 115 Inn at Glimmerstone Mansion...............43, 47, 71 Inn at Waters Edge........................................47, 73 Inn at Weathersfield............................. 44, 47, 74 Inn at Weston, The..........................47, 74, 74, 115 Inn Victoria................................72, 115, 116, 117 Inner Power Coaching.........................................86 Jackson Gore Inn ...................................75, 93, 115 Jackson Gore Real Estate..........................105, 105 Java Baba’s..........................................................41 Jeff Milligan & Associates Inc..............................85 John C. Stewart & Son, Inc..................................81 John Y. McMullen Builder Inc..............................85 Kelley Real Estate, Inc...............................106, 106 Killarney, The...................................41, 45, 48, 49 Knight Tubs, Pools & Spas......102, 103, 104, 104 Knockout Carpet Inc. & Flooring.........................92 Kevin Ladden Fly Fishing Guide & Outfitter........27 LadyBug I.T.............................................83, 86, 86 LaValley Building Supply.............................93, 93 Law Office of Frederick M. Glover, PLLC..............81 Lilypad Properties........................................79, 79 Lisa Scully, Inc................................................... 106 Lisai’s Chester Market, Inc...................................57 Little School, The.............................................. 110 Live Authentically, LLC........................................86

INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. Lobster Pound at William Austin’s Antiques.......41 Long Trail Brewery...............................................42 LPCTV..................................................................82 Ludlow Dental Center..................................88, 91 Ludlow Farmers Market................................27, 65 Ludlow Health Center....................88, 90, 91, IFC Ludlow Insurance Agency...................................96 Ludlow Pharmacy........................................88, 89 Ludlow Rotary Club.......................................... 110 Ludlow Service Center.........................................81 Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc.....................................98 Ludlow Village Inn & Suites.........................76, 78 Luzenac America, Inc...........................................96 M&M Excavating, Inc...........................................94 MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub......................42, 115 MAD, Inc. Alyson Blodgett............................... 106 Magic Mushroom, The........................................63 Maid Easy, Ltd......................................................86 Marble Valley Reg. Transit (The Bus)........112, 113 Marion’s Floral Shoppe........................................63 Martel Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Inc.... 100 Martha’s Folk Art Gallery..............................54, 55 Martha Stretton, Ph. D. ......................................88 Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates.........106, 107 Master Plumbing & Heating, Inc..............100, 101 Message for the Week, The..........................97, 97 Milne Travel American Express......................... 113 Misty Valley Books........................................62, 63 Mitch’s Maples, Maple Products..........................60 Morningside Hang Gliding & Paragliding...........27 Motel-in-the-Meadow................................78, 79 Mount Holly Community Association.................98 Mt. Holly Community Historical Museum.....33, 98 Mountain Man Jewelry.................................37, 55 Mountain Times, The...........................................97 Mountain View Physical Therapy, PC..................88 Mountain View Ranch..................................28, 29 Mountain View Ranch Rental Property...............79 Mr. Darcy’s Bar & Grill...................................41, 42 New England Deck and Patio LLC........................94 NewsBank Print Shop Inc....................................82 NB Insurance.......................................................96 Northern Ski Works......................................51, 51 NorthTech Systems, Inc.......................................86 Okemo Inn....................................................72, 72 Okemo Mountain Resort............................29, 123 Okemo Mountain Resort Properties............73, 79 Okemo Sign Shop................................................82 Okemo Snowmobile Tours...........................29, 30 Okemo Snow Sports Shops.................................52 Okemo State Forest- Buttermilk Falls.................29 Okemo Valley Golf Academy...............................27 Okemo Valley Golf Club.......................27, 28, 122 Okemo Valley Nordic Center................................30 Outback Pizza......................................................42 Outside Television...............................................83 P.J. Bushey Landscaping, Inc.........................57, 95 Painting N’ More..................................................98 Papa John’s Sugar Shack........................60, 65, 65 Paramount Theater.............................................34 Paula Pollender at the Village Clipper.................84 Pearl Pappas, LICSW............................................88 People’s United Bank...........................................84

Plan B Stables...............................................28, 29 Plymouth Artisan Cheese.............................64, 66 Point One Network Solutions..............................96 Pointe at Castle Hill, The......................................75 Pond Hill Ranch...................................................28 Pot Belly, The................................................42, 43 PP&D Brochure Distribution................................82 President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site......34 PrimeTime Concepts, Inc.....................................97 PSCG Studio Gallery.............................................55 R.E.Wiggin Building & Remodeling....................85 RedHawk Environmental Consulting, LTD..........92 Richards Group, The.............................................96 River Valley Technical Center............................ 110 Riverledge Foundation LTD.................................34 Riverside Pet Care at Ludlow...............................99 Robert Sydorowich Studio and Gallery.........37, 55 Rockledge Farm Woodworks...................33, 62, 65 Rodeway Inn.......................................................78 Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP...............................81 Route 103 Auto Repair........................................81 Route 802............................................................82 Russ Hurlburt Photography............................. 100 Ruxana’s Home Interiors.....................................62 Sam’s Steakhouse.........................................42, 43 Sammarval Company Ltd...................................96 Sand Hill Dirt Works............................................94 Sanderson Contracting Inc..........................95, 104 Severy Brothers, Inc.............................95, 95, 104 Shaws Supermarket............................................57 Sherwin-Williams Paints.....................................62 Singleton’s Store..................................................57 Six Loose Ladies Yarn Shop...........................53, 55 Skin Cancer Clinic................................................88 Skygate Financial Group......................................92 Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals..............78, 79 Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC..........................60, 72 Southern Vermont Hydroponics..........................57 Spectrum Photography.................................... 100 Springfield Area Adult Day Service.................. 110 Springfield Cinemas 3.........................................34 Springfield Fence/ Hawks Mtn....62, 63, 65, 85, 94 Springfield Health Center....................................88 Springfield Humane Society...............................99 Springfield Medical Systems..........88, 90, 91, IFC Springfield Reg. Development Corporation........98 Springfield Urology.............................................88 Stepping Stones Preschool............................... 110 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern....................43, 74, 115 Stone House Antiques Center.......................55, 56 Strategic Payment Systems.................................92 Stratton ATV and Snowmobile Tours, LLC.....27, 30 Stuart A. Stocker Carpentry.................................85 Suburban Propane........................................... 100 Subway................................................................43 Sugarbush Cheese & Maple Syrup Farm.......60, 65 SugarRock Landscapes, Inc.................................95 Sunshine Acres Garden Center............................57 Target Marketing Ad Service...............................82 Tattersall’s Clothing & Accessories................51, 52 Tater Hill Golf Club...............................................27 TD Bank N.A........................................................84 Ted Stryhas Builder, Inc................................85, 85

L-Z The Tavern at the Inn at Weathersfield........43, 73 Timber Inn....................................................76, 78 Timeshare Resale Rental.....................................79 Timothy L. Faulkner, CPA PC................................81 Tom’s Loft Tavern.................................................43 Town of Chester.....................................................6 TPW Management......................................95, 104 TPW Vacation Rentals.........................................79 Trails End Accommodations, Inc...................75, 79 Travelhost of Vermont.........................................97 Tsuga Studios......................................................65 Tydans Moving....................................................96 VT Apple Pie Breakfast Bake Shoppe.....42, 43, 65 Vermont Assoc. of Wedding Professionals....... 115 Vermont Center For The Book.............................98 Vermont Community Media...............................97 VT Country Properties, Sotheby’s Int. Realty... 106 Vermont Country Store, The...................57, 68, 69 Vermont Eagle, The.............................................97 Vermont Hardwoods...........................................93 VT Institute of Contemporary Arts..........33, 37, 55 Vermont Journal, The..........................................97 Vermont Living Magazine...................................97 Vermont Master Chimney Sweeps......................86 VT Properties & Dev................. 106, 107, 108, 109 Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine............................97 Vermont T’s..........................................................64 Vermont Wedding Association......................... 115 Vermont.com......................................................82 Vermontology Guided Tours............................. 113 Viking Nordic Center.....................................30, 30 Village Green Gallery, The......................55, 56, 65 Village Tile.....................................................62, 93 Wedding Resource Publishing......................... 115 Wellness Center, The........................................ 110 Wellwood Orchards, Inc......................................65 Weston Craft Show..............................................56 Weston Historical Society....................................34 Weston Playhouse Theater Company..........33, 34 Weston Village Christmas Shop..........................64 Weston Village Store...........................................57 WestonVT..............................................................7 Whales In Vermont.......................................55, 56 Wheel House Restaurant at Bill Austin’s.............43 Where 4 Art Thou...................................31, 37, 67 William Austin’s Antiques...................................56 Williams River Gallery...................................33, 37 Willie Dunn’s Grille at Okemo Valley Golf Club....43 Willow Farm Pet Services.............................99, 99 Windham & Windsor Housing Trust....................98 Windham Center Mental Health Services...........88 Wine & Cheese Depot...................................54, 66 Women’s Health Center of Springfield................88 Worksmart Administrative Assistance................86 Wright Construction............................................85 Yankee Publishing Inc.........................................97 Yankee Village Motel...........................................78 Ye Olde Shoppe at Inn Victoria.....................61, 67

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