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Contents OUR TOWNS Regional Map............................ 4 Cavendish................................. 6 Chester...................................... 8 Grafton....................................10 Londonderry...........................12 Ludlow.....................................14 Mount Holly............................16 Plymouth.................................18 Weston....................................20 Calendar of Events.................22 Music Calendar.......................79

BUSINESS DIRECTORY Things to Do............................38 Dining......................................48 Shopping.................................58 Lodging....................................80 Services...................................92 Weddings..............................118

FEATURES Mary W. Davis.........................36 Okemo Resort........................42 The Killarney...........................56 Inn Victoria.............................62 Clear Lake Furniture..............68 Singleton's General Store.....74 Hiking & Biking Trails............88 Inn at Weathersfield..............90 Springfield Hospital.............100 Knight Tubs...........................108 Car & Motorcycle Show.......116 Index......................................121

The beautiful cover image of the Milky Way and many other images in this issue were generously provided by Peter Manship Photography of Ludlow Vermont.


Vermont Your place in

Welcome! The Okemo Valley is like a beautiful night sky with thousands of unique and beautiful stars. Our region boasts some of the best dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation that Vermont has to offer. The South Central region has played host to explorers, artists, presidents and poets. It continues in this tradition by welcoming many a traveler in search of adventure. Look up at the sky and be amazed. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that is all around you. Embrace art, history, culinary masters unique to this special place, and know you have found Your Place In Vermont. We look forward to welcoming you. Marji Graf, CEO Visit: Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow Call: 802-228-5830 Email: info@yourplaceinvermont.com Online: yourplaceinvermont.com

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

©2015 Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Any reproduction, republication, or other use of all or any part of this publication is expressly prohibited, unless prior written permission has been granted The Official GuideMountain is produced by: by Green Marketing & Advertising, Inc. and the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. • greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com • p. 802-558-3233


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Cavendish

4-Season Recreation with SURPRISES along the Way

From angling and paddling to cycling and hiking, Cavendish and its village of Proctorsville are built around the natural environment.

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Beautiful Views with Rich Habitat The peaceful waters of summer are cooled by a green canopy burgeoning from its banks; follow Route 131 along the river or take a jaunt on a back road where forests, meadows, and rolling vistas emerge. Autumn paints the valleys in a breathtaking quilt of red, orange, and yellow, while winter’s crystalline contrasts are more absolute. The Hawks Mountain Wildlife Management Area, 2,183 pristine acres of land conserved in Cavendish, is home to many species of northern New England creatures. Hikers and snowshoe enthusiasts will see evidence of deer, turkeys, and songbirds in season; pickerel frogs, salamanders, and turtles may be present. The fortunate observer may even spot a moose, black bear, bobcat, or peregrine falcon, all of which have been identified in this northern hardwood forest. Glistening Villages The villages of Cavendish and Proctorsville are marked by small businesses and a number of houses faced with “glimmer stone,” which glisten with locally mined mica schist. Inspired by nature and borne by tradition, serenity is woven into the fabric of the village, expressed in shops like Six Loose Ladies. A wide variety of yarn and fiber lines the shelves of the knitting boutique which features locally sourced, hand-spun and dyed Alpaca, Shetland, and Icelandic skeins in warm, earthy tones. Castle Resort & Spa As Proctorsville diffuses toward Okemo Mountain, the Castle Resort and Spa rises from the hills. The immaculate estate is characterized by luxuriously appointed castle rooms, a hotel, suites, ballrooms, and resort homes. Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Great TIMES toVISIT

May — Memorial Day Celebration Hosted by the American Legion, raise a hand for the Stars and Stripes in this patriotic Memorial Day celebration. March to the cemetery for a ceremonial wreath tossing. Enjoy children’s performances, pay tribute to veterans, and find inspiration in honoring America’s soldiers. September — Golden Honey Festival The Golden Stage Inn hosts the Vermont Golden Honey Festival, celebrating the work of local artisans as well as Vermont’s official state insect, the honeybee. Get busy in a workshop or dip into the world of beeswax candles, raw honey, salves, and more. goldenstageinn.com November — Cavendish Holiday Fair Tucked between “Black Friday,” and “Cyber Monday,” local shopping is easier than ever with this one-stop celebration. Kick off the holiday season with crafts, books, baked goods, specialty foods, and homemade wreaths. Take a chance in the raffle; stay for the luncheon and spend the day.

For more information vtfishandwildlife.com castlehillresortvt.com yourplaceinvermont.com

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Chester Unique shopping, antiques & galleries in a walkable downtown.

Chester may well be the prototype for the quintessential, historic New England village. Tucked into the hills between Bromley, Magic, Stratton, and Okemo mountain resorts, Chester first achieved fame in the late 1700s for its location at the crossroads of Northern New England’s north-south and east-west 8

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A destination for historians, outdoor enthusiasts, & artists Buzzing with activity, Chester once processed grist, lumber, oil, cotton, wool, and leather in more than twenty factories, mills, and tanneries. At the end of the day, beverages flowed steadily in six taverns and a distillery in this thriving center of colonial commerce. Steepled churches sprang up on the village green, grand Victorian homes dignified the streets, welcoming shops adorned the town center, and classic New England architecture took up residence in Chester. Creativity is EASY to spot! Now the home to eclectic galleries, contemporary arts, antique shops, boutiques, pubs, and restaurants, Chester accommodations range from simple to sophisticated. The Fullerton Inn and Inn Victoria are hubs for this four-season community of outdoor enthusiasts and artists. Where the Past Meets The Present The past comes alive at Inn Victoria, where overnight guests and visitors may enjoy High Tea. With more than 30 flavors of tea accompanied by savories, sweets, scones, chocolates and fruit, the delightful afternoon respite is served by a formally attired gentleman from the Victorian era. Nominated as one of the “Prettiest Painted Places” in the United States, Chester is a destination for special events.

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Chester features a variety of attractions, such as the impeccably restored Victorian train depot, Chester Historical Society, and cemeteries. The Stone Village, located to the north of the town center, features a collection of pre-Civil War residences constructed from local glimmerstone granite. Whether passing through like the stagecoach travelers of old or relaxing into historic New England, Chester is a town with character.

SURPRISES

September— Fall Festival on the Green Artisan displays reflect the orange, red, and yellow leaves of autumn in this colorful celebration. Enjoy food from local inns and delis, crafts, demonstrations, and activities. Browse vendor booths featuring handcrafted jewelry, accessories, pottery, preserves, and maple products. chesterfallfestival.org February — Winter Carnival Laugh through a winter weekend of dogsled rides, a skating party, and broom hockey; heat your heart and hands with a bonfire, scavenger hunt, and fire sculpture. Take to the trails or meander on an animal tracking adventure. Embrace the crystalline beauty of winter while reveling in the warmth of community.

Left: Hugging Bear Inn, Chester, VT. Photo by Laura Thomas.

For more information visit: chesterfallfestival.org yourplaceinvermont.com

Right: Statue on the Chester Village Green. Photo by Lew Waters

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Grafton Embrace Peace & Quiet Charm

Nestled in the mountains of southern Vermont, Grafton is one of New England's most picturesque villages. 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. Come walk our village streets. Linger a few days and you will experience the beauty that surrounds us in these hills.

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Long a storied destination, this charming village is home to world class accommodations, fine and casual dining, highly acclaimed art galleries, open artist studios, three museums, delightful shops and ample opportunities for both outdoor and indoor recreation.

History & Art Come to Life Many of its beautiful and historic buildings have been restored by its residents and the Windham Foundation, so today's town looks much as it did in the mid 1800’s. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic places and many of its homes and buildings are individually registered. With the village center lit by streetlamps reminiscent of gas lights to the two churches and the Grafton Inn, Grafton is a storybook setting for quintessential Vermont dreams. Spend a day with the blacksmith, talk about Native Americans with world class sculptor Judd Hartman, visit woodworker Jason Ballard’s shop or learn about sugaring at one of our maple sugar houses. Gallery North Star features exhibits and art openings showcasing a plethora of New England talent. Each season brings opportunities for activities and exploration. Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center features year round recreation including cross country skiing, tubing, mountain biking, hiking and swimming. Or laze away the day curled by a fireplace with a good book, take a yoga lesson or get a massage at Mountain Mind and Movement or hike in the woods. Grafton is truly your Vermont! Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Great Music &

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Grafton is a fantastic town to visit any time of the year, but this year July is a time for music and amazing local culinary delights that can't be missed. July—Vermont Symphony Orchestra Grafton Ponds The Vermont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents “Let’s Dance!” Kick off your shoes and join us for music from the world of dance - from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. The 1812 Overture and fireworks conclude the show. July —Grafton Food Festival Grafton Inn Join us for the third annual Grafton Food Festival, a food-lovers event celebrating local food and farms in Southern Vermont. We’re happy to feature celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito and other local chefs. More Music... Grafton's vibrant music scene includes weekly shows in Phelps Barn pub, the annual Grafton Music Festival, and our renowned Coronet Band, founded in 1867, performing regularly on the town green.

For more information visit: graftonvt.org yourplaceinvermont.com

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Londonderry Valley Villages and Mountains of Fun

Londonderry has everything one needs to have an epic natural Vermont vacation. The town's wide open farmland offers clear views of the mountain playgrounds in the distance any time of year. Within this spectacular landscape, you'll find talented artisans, specialty food producers and farmers practicing their trades.

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Vermont Route 100 winds along the West River as it rises north through the small villages in the Green Mountains that make up the town of Londonderry, Vermont conveniently located between Stratton, Bromley and Okemo. Magic Mountain smiles over Londonderry with its steep terrain and the quaint esthetics of a small family based ski area and the new Timberquest adventure park. Flora and fauna can be seen and heard at any pace with a visit to the Viking Cross Country ski center.

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Londonderry boasts a variety of annual community events and tons of outdoor recreation all year long. Find fun for the whole family no matter when you plan your visit. July—Fireworks & Parade Celebrate Independence Day in the village of Londonderry with a festive parade and not-tobe-missed fireworks.

Canoeing and kayaking at Lowell Lake State Park will impress even the avid boater, while biking and riding along the incredible West River Trail is always a pleasurable experience that leads to the Winhall State Campground. The South Londonderry Free Library that was founded in 1902 has over 20,000 volumes in all categories to take you where you would like to go.

Colombus Day Weekend—Londonderry Art & Historical Society Open House The Londonderry Art and Historical Society’s open house over Columbus Weekend features local artists alongside a vibrant tale of the town’s history at the Custer Sharp House.

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Located at the junction of Route 11 and 100, the village center revolves around its diverse commercial hub and the genuine folks that either work at or support the local businesses. Large and small grocery stores, a pharmacy, auto supplies and repair, banks, hair salons, the West River Tennis Center, a bakery, several restaurants, a butcher, art galleries and hotels are just some of the businesses available to the visitor in need of day to day items and keepsakes. Experience of warm Vermont hospitality and find quality local products at the famous West River Farmers’ Market from May through January.

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December—Christmas Tree Lighting Join us while we light the annual Christmas Tree and celebrate the season. Kick off your winter in Londonderry's village plaza.

Kimberley Ray’s murals can be found throughout Londonderry. Be sure to check out her Vermont mural on the side of Clark’s Quality Foods building. Kimberley operates an art studio and mural gallery at the Mountain Market Place in Londonderry.

For more information visit: londonderryvt.org yourplaceinvermont.com

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Ludlow Your gateway to fun in South Central Vermont.

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At Ludlow’s heart . . . the downtown Historic District pulses with energy. A shoppers’ utopia, Depot Street features eclectic galleries, independent boutiques, delicious Vermont specialty foods, and a delightful diversity of cafes and restaurants. An array of lodging choices is sprinkled throughout the village; from intimate inns to hotels and suites for groups, any traveler will find the right fit. Chartered in 1761 when Seth Lee claimed his allotment of land, the village of Ludlow sits at the junction of Scenic Route 100 Byway and Route 103 with the Okemo Mountain Resort rising above it. The sparkling Black River flows through Ludlow and helped power its boom as a mill town where US President Calvin Coolidge attended school. Today the thriving town of Ludlow offers several parks, a wide selection of shops, galleries, exceptional dining, and a haven of lodging choices surrounded by all the beauty and outdoor activities offered by Green Mountain State. Recently The Boston Herald says that “when you park your car, get out and walk you find a whole lot of really cool things [in Ludlow], and it’s totally walkable. Even on the snowiest days we were there, the sidewalks were clear and the free on-road parking easy to access, even with snow banks.” With the opening of several new businesses in Ludlow in the fall of 2014, The Rutland Herald declared that “Business booming in Okemo Valley.” Winter or Summer, Spring or Fall, come see for yourself!

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July & August — Arts & Crafts Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Celebrate art at two summer festivals. Fletcher Farm brings together nearly 100 of New England's finest artisans, exhibiting pottery, primitives, glass, oil and watercolors, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, and more! July 5 and August 23. fletcherfarm.org July — Hops In the Hills Beer & Wine Festival at Jackson Gore Vermont’s craft brew renaissance flows to the summer slopes with live blues concerts paired with bright warm ales, rich golden ambers, aromatic smoky porters and more. Sample some of the latest seasonals, special batches, and keg-only creations concocted by some of Vermont’s finest brewers, including Long Trail, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Switchback, Harpoon, and others. okemo.com October — Ludlow Rotary Chili Cookoff Depot Street, Ludlow Ludlow’s historic Depot Street hosts this all-you-can-eat fall festival that includes beverages, dessert, and of course, chili. From spiciest to best team spirit, local restaurants and chefs vie for the People’s Choice. The contest is set among a shopper’s mecca of galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops. ludlowrotary.com

For more information okemo.com fletcherfarm.org yourplaceinvermont.com

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Mount Holly

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Journeying along the Crown Point Military Road established by the Revolutionary War, early Americans established dwellings in four 18th-century regional encampments, Hortonville, Tarbellville, Healdville, and Mechanicsville (now Belmont). These villages, as well as land added from nearby Wallingford and Ludlow, now comprise the town of Mount Holly, chartered in 1792. Museum displays recount colonial era life, including an 1849 ceremony in which the last railroad spike was driven to connect Burlington, Vermont, to Boston. The Museum is open to the public and features summer programs and special events. Mount Holly’s role in Vermont’s agricultural history is also illustrated by the farm and tool collections in the Will White Blacksmith Shop, also on the green in Belmont. Prior to refrigeration, village dairies were as integral to early American life as farriers and blacksmiths, creating delicious aged cheese from excess milk and reaching markets in the urban centers of New York, Boston, and Maine. Centuries ago, every Vermont village had at least one cheesemaker; Mount Holly is home to America’s oldest cheesemaker, Crowley Cheese, built in 1882 of classic post-and-beam construction. Enjoy Crowley samples from classic sharp cheddar to garlic chive, watch cheese being made, and visit the gift shop year ‘round.

Can't Miss

Events April— Spring Mud Fling Get rid of the mud season doldrums and join in the fun at an old style roadhouse dance hall jamboree featuring great local music and some of Vermont’s premier Rock & Roll bands. mounthollyvt.org October— Cider Days 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. mounthollyvt.org December— Christmas in Mount Holly The true Christmas spirit resonates through the library with carolers, a Christmas skit, refreshments and, of course, a visit from Santa. Free! mounthollyvt.org December— New Years Eve at Star Lake Welcome in the New Year with good friends, good cheer, fireworks, a bonfire and skating. Co-sponsored by the Mount Holly Sno*Drifters. Free! mounthollyvt.org

For more information mounthollyvtmuseum.org crowleycheese.com mounthollyvt.org yourplaceinvermont.com

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Plymouth Plymouth Notch & The President Calvin Coolidge Birthplace: Pure, Authentic Vermont.

Annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Music Festival, Labor Day Weekend

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Folded into the hills of Plymouth Notch, the President Calvin Coolidge birthplace and boyhood home, is a 19th century time capsule. Comprised of more than a dozen buildings, the pristine, immaculately preserved National Historic Landmark offers insight into the President’s childhood as well as a window into the life and culture of a Vermont farming community a hundred years ago. The quiet village is a destination for Nordic skiers in the winter, and in warmer months, the village is an open book. The homestead tells a story of an existence that was necessarily simple and thrifty. The President’s birthplace and –family home covers the bare essentials for individuals who were much smaller in stature than today; similarly, the pews at the church and school spare no comfort. The barn showcases farming equipment, carriages, and snow rollers that compressed the snow, rather than plowing it aside as in modern days. Shop the general store with keepsakes from the site as well as penny candy and amusements; up the stairs is the large vaulted dance hall that served as the 1924 summer office of the White House. Plymouth Notch is peaceful in the winter, and the Visitors’ Center and the Plymouth Cheese Company are open weekdays, year ‘round. Talk personally with President Coolidge through interactive exhibits; browse the gift shop and take in sweeping views of the silent valley. Photo on left by Nicole Graves

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Celebrations! July— President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration Commemorate the only U.S. President born on Independence Day and march with members of the Vermont National Guard from the green to the cemetery where a wreath from the White House is laid on the President’s gravesite. After the ceremony, return to the village for a chicken barbecue, wagon rides, craft demonstrations, and live music. July 4. historicsites.vermont.gov Labor Day Weekend — Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival Experience ballads, melodies and rousing sing-a-longs in the rolling green hills of Plymouth Notch. The dusty rhythms of alt-country blues encounter the plucking of banjos and the trilling of mandolins as renowned musicians from Nashville to Northern New England grace the stages in this outstanding two-day festival of folk and blues music. plymouthfolk.com September — Antique Apple Fest The harvest festival has a whole new twist! Visit our new apple orchard with its unusual and rare antique apple varieties. Activities for the entire family: special guest speakers, apple pie competition, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue & harvest treats, cheese making and guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory. historicsites.vermont.gov

For more information: historicsites.vermont.gov plymouthartisancheese.com vtstateparks.com yourplaceinvermont.com

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Weston

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In 1799, this geological boundary manifested in an administrative divide; the western part of Andover, which had been known as “West Town,” became Weston and two separate towns were born. Recognized for its stories, preservation, and architecture, most of Weston Village is a designated National Historic District. Home to the original Vermont Country Store and the Weston Playhouse, with its town green, impeccably maintained whitewashed dwellings, charming waterfall in the center of town, and barnred buildings, Weston is a classic New England at its finest. The best way to see the town is on foot; during warmer months, the town hosts periodic historic walking tours. Across the square is the Weston Playhouse, created in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression and viewed by many as a symbol of hope. Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company welcomes locals and visitors to enjoy world-class musicals and dramas throughout the summer theatre season.The Playhouse also presents opera, juried arts and crafts shows, and special events and concerts throughout the balance of the year. Weary shoppers and theatre-goers will appreciate a respite at the Inn at Weston or the Colonial House Inn. The Inn at Weston is within walking distance from the green, where gracious guestrooms, romance, and a candlelit dining room unite for a delightful escape.

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Events October — Weston Antiques Show Outstanding antique dealers gather in Weston at the peak of foliage season. Peruse English furniture, accessories, Americana, folk art, silver, samplers, paintings, oriental rugs, and jewelry. From the casual observer to the serious collector, everyone will find something of interest in exhibits that reflect a range in specialty and price in this event. October 3-4. westonantiquesshow.org October — Weston Craft Show The Weston Craft Show presents an exceptional array of Vermont-made art, representing works in baskets, ceramics, folk art, glass, jewelry, lighting, paper, fiber, leather, mosaics, pastels, sculpture, wearable art, and wood. The venue is the distinctive Weston Playhouse, offering an unhurried atmosphere that allows for freedom to browse. Proceeds from the Show benefit the village’s museums. October 10-12. westoncraftshow.com December— Christmas in Weston Warm up to the holidays in Weston with traditional activities for all ages. Read along with Tiny Tim in a community recitation of A Christmas Carol, take in the Nordic Harmoni Choir, and sing out your caroling heart. A visit with Santa, horsedrawn wagon rides, puppet and magic shows, a scavenger hunt, gallery exhibitions and greenhouse tours round out a busy day in this beautiful village. December 6. westonvt.com

For more information westonvt.com westonplayhouse.org yourplaceinvermont.com

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EVENTS

May 22-October 9

June 13-14

Ludlow Farmer’s Market Okemo Mountain School

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

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

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

May 23-24 Vermont Open Studio Weekend Statewide Take advantage of a unique opportunity to speak to artists directly while getting a behind the scenes look at the studios where they create their works of art. www.vermontcrafts.com

May 23 Walking Tour of Weston The Green in Weston, VT The Weston Historical Society will conduct a tour of the town’s historic district including the early settlement, heyday, decline and revival. www.weston-vermont.com

June 7 Chester Rotary Golf Tournament Tater Hill Golf Club Enjoy panoramic views on a casual but challenging 18 hole championship Tater Hill golf course! Proceeds benefit the ChesterAndover Family Center and Rotary Charities. Lots of prizes and awards will be given away! 6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Windham. 802-875-2517

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June 27-28 Music-in-the-Meadow Race for the Cure Benefit Motel-in-the-Meadow Enjoy the 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

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July 4

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

June 27

July 4

Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb

Okemo's Great American Party Jackson Gore Inn

Okemo Mountain Resort Challenge yourself, or cheer on racers in this 5.8 mile uphill bicycle race. Part of the Bike Up Mountain Point Series (BUMPS). Cookout and awards ceremony will follow. Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Rotary Club. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT. 802-228-4041 www.ludlowrotary.com

As American as apple pie! Okemo's Jackson Gore courtyard will be transformed into an All-American barbeque, complete with midway games, hot dog eating contest, and we cannot forget the frosty-cold beverages and fresh-from-the-grill burgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork sandwiches. Party runs from 11am to 6pm. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1600 okemo.com

July 4 President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site 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. Celebrate the 4th and Coolidge’s birthday in pastoral splendor. 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3773  historicsites.vermont.gov

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Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum Billings Farm & Museum


EVENTS

July 4 Arts & Crafts Festival Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts 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, jewelry, doll clothes, wood turnings, stained glass, delicious food & so much more. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8770 www.fletcherfarm.org

July 4 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Village of Londonderry

June 28-August 30 Sunday's on the Hill Church on the Hill, Weston 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

July 10 Vermont Symphony Orchestra At Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow Presented by Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates, Inc. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents “Let’s Dance!” Kick off your shoes and join us for music from the world of dance - from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin and Gershwin will put you in the mood for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches and fireworks conclude the show. 802-228-4041  okemo.com/events

July 11 Grafton Food Festival Grafton Inn Join us for the third annual Grafton Food Festival, a food-lovers event celebrating local food and farms in southern Vermont. We’re happy to feature celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito and other local chefs. (800) 843-1801 www.graftoninn.com

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August 7-9

Okemo's Blueberry Festival Jackson Gore Inn

Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival Jackson Gore Inn

Come celebrate all things blueberry. Start your day with a blueberry pancake brunch in the Jackson Gore courtyard. Live music, games, local vendors, pie eating contest and blueberry picking (conditions permitting). Don't forget the Adventure Zone will also be open. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1600  www.okemo.com/events

Sample more than 75 craft beers and ciders from region brewers and enjoy a selection of great wines as well. Enjoy a great lineup of live music, craft vendors, tasty food, and the great outdoors at Okemo's Jackson Gore courtyard. New this year: Friday and Saturday we will be featuring beer-pairing dinners. On Saturday, local restaurants will vie for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion. Friday 6-9pm; Saturday noon to 7pm; Sunday noon to 5pm. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1600 okemo.com

August 8-9 Art in the Park Main Street Park, Rutland Vermont’s oldest running outdoor art festival celebrating its 53rd year. Discover fine art, crafts vendors, artist demonstrations, specialty foods, Vermont wine and beer, children’s activities and live music. 10 am–5 pm. Rutland. 802-775-0356  chaffeeartcenter.org

August 1 Plymouth Old Home Day Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site 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

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August 29-30 EVENTS

Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Cars from decades ranging from the 1910's1989 will be represented and judged. Car enthusiasts, novices, families & friends are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to view the antique and classic cars and motorcycles. Guests will even have a chance to vote for their favorite vehicle in the "People's Choice" awards for the Top 25 plus "Best in Show". 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-5830 Yourplaceinvermont.com

August 13-16 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 Arts & Crafts Festival Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts New England’s finest artists and craftsmen come together to exhibit 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

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September 5-6 Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site The concerts, which feature 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

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September 12

Ludlow Fire Dept's 37th Annual Auction Ludlow Fire Department

Vermont’s Golden Honey Fest Golden Stage Inn

Always a good time, come join us for the Fire Department's 37th Annual Auction. You'll find everything you're looking for and even some treasures you didn't know you needed. Visit with your firefighters and participate in the auction. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year as it helps raise money for equipment. 802-228-2211

3rd Annual Golden Honey Fest: Voted in the Top Ten Fall Events of Vermont (again!). You'll find big-time fun at this small town festival. Local crafters, artists and restaurants join together on teh spacious lawns of the Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville to showcase their products, especially those featuring honey or the honeybee. Live music. Kids activities. Free admission. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7744  goldenstageinn.com

September 7 Labor Day Concert - Gypsy Reel Weston Village Green The 5th Annual Labor Day concert featuring “Gypsy Reel”, the band that keeps your toes tapping featuring Celtic tunes, favorite folk rock, and songs from around the world. All ages love this group. Bring the family, a picnic and enjoy great music. 4 pm. Weston. www.weston-vermont.com

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September 18-20 Fall Rummage Sale to Benefit Black River Good Neighbor Services Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Come support neighbors in need while getting great bargins. From clothing, furniture, housewares, books, sporting goods, toys, linens, and so much more! Fri & Sat 10am-4pm, Sun1am-2pm. 611 Route 103 S., Ludlow. 802-228-3663  brgn.org

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September 19 Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Festival President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site This year’s harvest festival has a whole new twist! Visit our new apple orchard with its unusual and rare antique apple varieties. Activities for the entire family: special guest speakers, apple pie competition, wagon rides, historic farm & craft demonstrations, barbecue & harvest treats, cheese making and guided tours of the Plymouth Cheese Factory. 106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3773  historicsites.vermont.gov

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September 19-20 Chester Fall Craft Festival On the Green in Chester 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 40th 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

Weston Antiques Show Weston Playhouse 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

October 10-11 Cider Days Belmont Green, Mount Holly 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 3-4 EVENTS

Vermont Open Studio Weekend Statewide 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 3-4 Okemo Antiques Show 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 Peter Manship

October 9-11 31st 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

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October 10 Fall into Winter Celebration Jackson Gore Inn Out with the greens and in with the reds, yellows, oranges and whites. At Okemo, it’s time to start switching gears and think about winter, so what better time than this for party? Celebration is complete with live music, hayrides, pumpkin carving, a pieeating contest, craft vendors, cider and hot chocolate. Plus, the Adventure Zone will be open with activities for the entire family. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041  okemo.com/events

October 10 October 10-11 Art in the Park Main Street Park, Rutland Vermont’s oldest running outdoor art festival celebrates 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

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25th Annual Ludlow Rotary Club Chili Cook-Off Depot Street, Ludlow Come join the fun and support Rotary International 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-youcan-eat chili, bread, cider and ice cream! www.ludlowrotary.com

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November 27-29

Okemo Bridal Show Jackson Gore Inn

Holiday Bazaar Weston Playhouse

Shop the show! Styles and tastes for all budgets. State-of-the-art displays paired with the best ideas from qualified wedding pros! 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

35th 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  weston-vermont.com

November 28 Small Business Saturday Behind every small business is a story. Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. Patron your local shops, restaurants, and lodging. Show your support! Small Business Saturday is the day to celebrate and support local businesses and all they do for our communities.

November 28 Christmas Craft Fair Black River High School

November Wagon Ride Weekends Billings Farm & Museum 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

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High quality vendors, free parking, great food, & free admission. 43 Main St, Ludlow. yourplaceinvermont.com

November 28 Okemo Trot It Off 5k & Tots’ Trot Jackson Gore Inn 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

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December 5-6 Christmas Tree Lighting Weekend Village Plaza, Londonderry Join us while we light the annual Christmas Tree and celebrate the season.

December 5 Christmas in Weston Townwide, Weston Tour galleries, museums and inns by foot or horse drawn wagon. Bring the kids to see Santa and participate in activities including ornament making, face painting, story-telling, and more. Adults can relax with a hearty lunch or an afternoon drink. A “Top Ten Event”! 802-824-3669  www.weston-vermont.com

December 5 Coolidge Holiday Open House President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Step back in time! Wreath making, kids' activities, shopping, cheese making, wine tasting, music, food, sleigh rides, traditional craft demos, & more! 3780 Rt. 100A, Plymouth. 806-672-3773  historicsites.vermont.gov

December 5-12 Overture to Christmas Townwide, Chester Join us for the 30th 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

December 18 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

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Wassail Weekend Billings Farm & Museum

New Years Eve at Star Lake

Tour ab 1890 Farm House. Make historic Christmas ornaments and pomanders; candle dip. Sun: Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355  www.billingsfarm.org

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

December 12 Christmas in Mount Holly Mount Holly Community Center The true Christmas spirit resonates through the library with carolers, a Christmas skit, refreshments & a visit from Santa. Free! 802-259-2562  www.mounthollyvt.org

December, Christmas Week Torchlight Parade & Fireworks Okemo Mountain Resort Spectacular fireworks show at the Clocktower Base area followed by the torchlight parade of skiers & riders. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041  www.okemo.com/events

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December 31 Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve Jackson Gore Inn Enjoy early evening ice skating, snowtubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horsedrawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, & more. Ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party. Complete with a pizza party, games, balloons, noisemakers & fireworks. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041  www.okemo.com/events

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February 13 EVENTS

OMARA/USSA National Club Day Okemo Mountain Okemo Mountain Alpine Racing Association (OMARA) will be celebrating the second annual National Club Day with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) recognizing over 400 skiing and snowboarding clubs across the nation. On mountain ski/snowboard parade. 802-228-4041  www.okemo.com/events

January 16-18 Sleigh Ride Weekend Billings Farm & Museum Horse-drawn sleigh rides, jack jumper sledding; dairy farm & restored farmhouse tours. Route 12 North, Woodstock. 802-457-2355  www.billingsfarm.org

January 26 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 13-21 Sleigh Ride Week Billings Farm & Museum 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

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February 20 EVENTS

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

April 2

Spring Mud Fling Belmont Odd Fellows Hall

March 26-27 Maple Sugar Open House Weekend Statewide The Annual Open House Weekend is held at sugarhouses throughout the state giving the public the opportunity to visit one or more “sugarhouses” and learn about Vermont’s first agricultural crop of the year. Activities vary at each sugarhouse. www.vermontmaple.org

Get rid of the mud season doldrums. Join the fun at an old style roadhouse dance hall jamboree featuring great local music and some of Vermont’s premier Rock bands.

April 23 60th Annual Ludlow Rotary Penny Sale Black River High School Buy a ticket for a dollar & get a hundred chances to win a prize—cash, gift certificates, bikes, hardware, stuffed animals, art work, & more. Proceeds benefit the local community. 43 Main St. Ludlow.   ludlowrotary.com

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here are many reasons why the majority of Okemo Valley homeowners choose Mary W. Davis Realtor and Associates to help them navigate their real estate transactions. Founded in

1958 by community leader Mary Davis, our family-owned agency has six full-time brokers and agents. With our extensive real estate knowledge, we strive for professionalism second to none, and are dedicated to our clients’ and customers’ needs for superior service and communication. As the leading real estate source on Okemo Mountain, Mary W. Davis’s diverse collection of properties is unsurpassed. If mountain life is what

you’re craving, our selection runs the gamut from trailside condos to luxury-built custom homes with plenty of room for friends and family. Step out your door to carve fresh tracks!

Need more breathing room? Our collection of country homes in the Okemo Valley offers quiet, rural life combined with the ease of being only moments away from the ski area, golf course, VAST snowmobile trails, and the nearby lakes. Echo Lake and Lake Rescue offer a true four-season location for slowing down and reconnecting with family and nature.

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Open Daily from 9 am to 5 pm Three convenient office locations: Ludlow Shopping Center Under the Clock Tower at Okemo Base At Jackson Gore Inn

In 2014, our agency participated in 68% of all Okemo sales. We would like to thank all of our clients and customers who have chosen Mary W. Davis to help them with their real estate needs. We look forward to helping you accomplish your real estate goals.


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THINGS InTO DO the Okemo Valley

If your family likes adventure, the arts or just enjoys the open air, pack your bags for a trip like no other!

Plan a winter vacation to ski, board or snowshoe. Join us in the warmer months to take a hike, a bike ride, or play a round of golf.

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Farmers Markets

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Anjali Farm 395 Middletown Road, South Londonderry. 802-824-4658  anjalifarm.com

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

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

Golf

ATV Mountain View Ranch ATV Rentals 502 Easy Street, Danby. 802-293-5837  mountainviewranch.biz

Camping/Hiking Coolidge State Park 855 Coolidge State Park Rd, Plymouth. 802-672-3612  vtstateparks.com/htm/coolidge.htm

Okemo Valley Golf Club Par 70 championship 18-hole, 6,400 yard course features bent grass greens, fairways with multiple tee areas on each hole ensuring playability & challenge for all abilities. Rolling hills, moderate elevation changes & wide fairways enhance the Heathland layout. For tee times up to 24 hrs. in advance call 802-228-1396. Fox Lane, Ludlow. okemo.com/activities/golf See ad below.

HEATHLAND GOLF

IN THE HEART OF VERMONT. 18 holes of par-70 championship heathland golf will reward your game. And the views of the Green Mountains will restore your spirit. Play Okemo, voted the #1 Public Course in the state by Golf Digest. For tee time reservations or membership info call the OVGC Pro-Shop at 802-228-1396 or visit okemo.com/golf. For group rates and information call 802-228-1390.

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Hang Gliding Morningside Hang Gliding & Paragliding 357 Morningside Lane, Charlestown. 603-542-4416  flymorningside.com See ad below.

Horseback Riding Horses for Hire, Horseback Riding 893 South Road, Peru. 802-297-1468  Mountain View Ranch In nearby Danby, enjoy a memorable horseback riding experience. 1 & 2 hour trail, private, picnic, sunset, ‘cowboy’ and advanced rides; lessons, kids camps, petting zoo & pony rides available 7 days a week. Rides begin with comprehensive instruction for safety & enjoyment. Suitable for all riding levels. 502 Easy Street, Danby. 802-293-5837  mountainviewranch.biz

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

Swimming/Boat Rentals Camp Plymouth State Park 2008 Scout Camp Road, Plymouth. 802-228-2025 vtstateparks.com Okemo State Forest- Buttermilk Falls Route 103 Buttermilk Falls Road, Ludlow.

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

See ad below.

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) PO Box 10, N Ferrisburg. 802-425-6211  voga.org

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

Wellwood Orchards, Inc. 529 Wellwood Orchard Road, Springfield. 802-263-5200  wellwoodorchards.net

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HANG GLIDING PARAGLIDING ZIPLINE TOURS Charlestown, NH

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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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PLAY Winter Sports & Recreation Nordic Skiing Okemo Valley Nordic Center Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1396 okemo.com/activities/nordic-center

Snowmobiling Okemo Snowmobile Tours 1584 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-422-2121 snowmobilevermont.com

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Viking Nordic Center 39km of fun for classic and skate XC skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking. Our groomed trails wind through old forest and farmland, past beaver ponds and through open meadows. Cookie reward game for kids, lessons, rentals, ski shop, cafe. 4br rental house on site. 615 Little Pond Road, Londonderry. 802-824-3933 vikingnordic.com

OMARA PO Box 442, Ludlow. go2omara.com

Snowcountry Snowmobile Rentals & Storage 96 Winery Road, Proctorsville. 802-226-7529  snowcountryvt.com

See ad below.

VT Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) 26 VAST Lane, Barre. 802-229-0005 vtvast.org

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Snowshoeing

Okemo Mountain Resort The difference is…Snow! A total of 120 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 for more details. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 800-78-OKEMO  okemo.com

Green Mountain Hike and Dine, LLC. Ludlow. 802-558-2766 greenmountainhikeanddine.com

See advertorial page 43-44.

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, Treetop Zipline Canopy Tour and a new Haul Back Challenge Course,. 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 or visit okemo.com for more details. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 1-800-78-OKEMO  okemo.com

Year Round Attractions Adventure

See ad page 44.

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Okemo’s famous grooming, the Adventure Zone’s climbing wall, snowtubing, the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, the R a Segway® PT tour, a delicious lunch overlooking the 18th green, an evening by the fire pit at Jackson Gore and Sawyer


RISING ABOVE THE VILLAGE OF LUDLOW, Okemo Mountain Resort is a four-season playground that built its reputation for quality and superior guest service as a winter destination for skiers and snowboarders. Originally a small community-run ski hill, Okemo began to blossom in 1982 under the ownership of Tim and Diane Mueller. Creating “The Okemo Difference” consistently earns the resort accolades and awards for snow quality, grooming, terrain parks, family programs, slopeside lodging, resort dining, and some of the best guest service in the East. In addition to an on-snow lineup of family fun, Okemo offers a variety of activities including ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, a pool and fitness center, spa services, and family events and activities. Two 18-hole championship golf courses highlight the warm-weather offerings. The resort’s Adventure Zone includes an all-season mountain coaster, zipline tours, mini golf, disc golf, trampoline bungee jumping, a climbing wall, the Amp Energy Big Air Bag, Segway Personal Transport tours, and a self-guided treetop challenge course. Okemo’s culinary offerings are top-notch with a focus on fresh, locally produced ingredients for a unique farm-to-table dining experience. Okemo’s Coleman Brook Tavern is a Wine Spectator Best of Award winner. Okemo is the ideal hub from which to launch a New England adventure at any time of the year. Call 1-800-78 OKEMO or visit www.okemo.com.

Rockstar Terrain Park, taking on the Haulback Challenge Course, r’s Sweep Zipline Tour. Background: Okemo Valley Golf Club.

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Cooking Classes

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 & more. Home to The Silver Spoon studio creating functional art from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot St., Ludlow. 802-228-4753  silverwareart.com

Inn at Weathersfield Bon Appetit wrote: a 'Hot 10 Culinary Inn.' Fodor's 2013 Travel Guides named it ‘a culinary gem.’ More than a farm-to-table dining experience, it's rustic, yet refined. 21 acres. 12 private rooms, fireplaces, A/C, full breakfast, wine cellar, cooking classes, and vegetable gardens. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217  weathersfieldinn.com See ad page 45.

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

Galleries & Museums Billings Farm and Museum Route 12 N, GPS: 69 Old River Rd, Woodstock. 802-457-2355  billingsfarm.org

See ad page 45.

it’s your time to play!

#itsokemotime okemo.com O K E M O M O U N TA I N

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Black River Academy Museum Learn the history of the Black River Valley through three floors of exhibits including Finns of Vermont, Ludlow Barns, Flood 1927/2011, 1890 one-room school, military exhibit, Main St. Ludlow, ca. 1900, Victorian/American House, genealogy area and gift shop. A 'Gem of History' located on High Street. 14 High Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5050 bramvt.org Chaffee Art Center 16 S. Main St. & 75 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-775-0356  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  silverwareart.com

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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. 802-843-2465 See ad page 47.

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

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802-263-9217 WeathersfieldInn.com 20 minutes from Ludlow

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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 & woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen & watch us demonstrate working in figured hardwoods. Shop for gifts & furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Rd, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700  rockledgefarm.com Village Green Gallery Local Artisans and the art of Elaine Raphael & Don Bolognese. 661 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-3669  thevillagegreengallery.com See ad page 48.

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

Movies Friends of Ludlow Auditorium 37 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7239  fola.us Springfield Cinemas 3 26 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-1000 springfieldcinemas3.com

Performing Arts Weston Playhouse Theater Company World-Class Theatre in the Heart of Vermont. Vermont's oldest professional theatre hosts a summer full of popular musicals and award-winning dramas at the beautiful Weston Playhouse. Post-show cabaret most nights. 703 Main St., Rt 100 South, Weston. 802-824-5288   westonplayhouse.org See ad below.

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

summer2015 7 spectacular shows june 25-sept 5

Weston Historical Society Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-5294 westonvt.com OVAL - Okemo Valley Area Ladies Oval is comprised of Tyson Ladies Aid, Ludlow Garden Club, General Federation Women's Club. 3 non-profit groups, very active and community minded. New members always welcomed. 9 Norman Drive, Ludlow. 802-228-8764

Dan DeLuca in 2013’s Next to Normal

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PLAY Tours

See ad page 76.

WestonVT PO Box 234, Weston. westonvt.com

Trains Vermont Rail System One Railway Lane, Burlington. 800-707-3530  rails-vt.com

All Aboard! Experience the beauty of

Vermont on the Green Mountain Flyer. Bring the family for a trip on our historic route and view scenery you can’t see from the road. Trains are also available for charter - reserve a car or your own train. Contact us for details.

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Crowley Cheese America’s most historic cheese. Cheese expert & author, Steve Jenkins, calls it a “National Treasure.” Visit our 1882 cheese factory & watch cheese being made entirely by hand, using all natural ingredients. Pure. Simple. Delicious. Free samples & great gifts. 14 Crowley Ln., Mount Holly. 800-683-2606  crowleycheese.com

Fall Foliage Train Rides

2015 SCHEDULE

Three trips each day from Chester, VT: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday September 19 to October 18 10:00AM, 1:00PM & 3:00PM Phone: 800-707-3530 E-mail: railtour@vrs.us.com Web: www.rails-vt.com VERMONT RAIL SYSTEM

See ad right.

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Discover Okemo Valley's VERY BEST

DINING

By supporting restaurants DINING

that buy from local farms, you are helping to foster land preservation, a healthy food system and environmentally conscious practices to feed and nurture our communities and ecosystem.

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Vermont's family farms are an essential, sustainable form of industry that is non-invasive to areas of open space and natural habitat. Similarly, farmers' markets are an industry DINING

that promotes good uses on good land. At it’s most basic, Farm-to-Table means the food being consumed came directly from a specific farm.

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Dining Bakery/Café Big Eyes Bakery 28 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2400 bigeyesbakery.com

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Casual Dining The Bryant House Restaurant At The Vermont Country Store. Enjoy uncommonly delicious comfort food in the charming 1827 eating rooms or a libation and appetizer in the 1885 barroom. Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open 7 days. Reservations accepted. Mildred’s Dairy Bar open seasonally. 657 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-6287  vermontcountrystore.com Cafe at deLight A cozy spot to visit friends & enjoy your meal. Celebrating 25 years! Serving breakfast & lunch, Mon-Sat 5am-2pm, Sun 6am-2pm. 145 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-2150 See ad page 52.

Chef Mei Restaurant 14 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4355 chefmei.com The Cookster 1-C Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-4983  Find us on Facebook

Echo Lake Inn Located just 4 miles north of Ludlow on route 100. The Culinary staff has been featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines and is well known for excellent food and service. Open daily for dinner, reservations recommended. Customer favorites include the 16oz Rhodesian Slash & Grill, Faroe Island Salmon, and our roast Peking duckling. Stop in for breakfast served 8-9AM daily. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com See ad page 54.

Epic Restaurant at Solitude Solitude at Okemo Mtn. Resort, Ludlow. 802-228-1642  okemo.com The Free Range A warm and relaxed restaurant located "On the Common" in historic Chester, VT. Proudly serving fresh creative comfort fare with a gourmet touch. Executive Chef Michael Kennedy brings years of culinary training & fine dining experience. Homemade soups, salads, burgers, unique appetizers and creative entrees. Lunch & dinner Wed-Sun. Sunday brunch menu. Full bar and extensive wine list. 90 The Common, Chester. 802-875-3346  thefreerangevt.com See ad below.

Goodman's American Pie 5 Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-4271  goodmansamericanpie.com

Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe 73 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7007  Find us on Facebook D.J.'s Restaurant 146 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5374  djsrestaurantvermont.com

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Dining

An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite

• An Okemo Tradition since 1989 • Full Bar – Friendly Place • Thai, Seafood, Lobster & Pasta Specialties • Home of Vermont Pad Thai At the foot of Jackson Gore Access Rd & Jct of Rtes 103 & 100 N

802-228-2996

HarrysOkemo.com

Harry's Okemo An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite at foot of Okemo’s Jackson Gore Access Road and Junction of Routes 103 and 100N. Chef-owned, full bar, friendly place. An Okemo tradition since 1989. Thai, seafood, lobster, and pasta specialties. Home of Vermont Pad Thai. Dinner Wed-Sun, 5-10 pm. Reservations recommended. 68 Route 100N, Ludlow. 802-228-2996  HarrysOkemo.com See ad left.

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 thehatcheryvt.com See ad left.

A Country/Urban Cafe Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Heritage Deli and Bakery Inc 642 VT Route 103S, Chester. 802-875-3550  facebook.com/pages/ Heritage-Deli-and-Bakery/ The Inn at Weston Experience elegant candle lit dining with art filled walls and piano music. Offering French-influenced specialties using 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  innweston.com

164 Main Street Ludlow, VT

802-228-2311

www.TheHatcheryVT.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Jake's Restaurant & Tavern 5700 VT Route 100. Mountain Marketplace, Londonderry. 802-824-6614  jakescafe.com 51

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Dinner Wed-Sun, 5-10 PM Reservations Recommended

The Hangar Café 1002 Airport Road, N Clarendon. 802-770-1855  Find us on Facebook


Dining Java Baba's 57 Pond St. Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow. 802-228-7810  javababas.com The Killarney A pub where locals and visitors alike come to gather in an authentic Irish atmosphere. Open daily at 3pm and 12n on Saturday and Sunday. Full bar w/15 taps, serving Dinner & Pub Speciaities. Come for the food & stay for the fun! 44 Pond St., Ludlow. 802-228-7797  killarneyludlow.com

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See ad right.

Mojo Café 106 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-6656  facebook.com/mojocafevt 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 burgers, pastas, steaks, and seafood as well as our local beer and our extensive wine list. Catering and private banquets available. 31 Route 103 S., Ludlow. 802-228-7222  mr-darcys.com See ad below.

The New American Grill Enjoy a thoughtfully prepared meal in a friendly, inviting atmosphere. A varied menu & a great selection of draft beers, wines & cocktails. Conveniently located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace. Serving lunch & dinner daily. 5700 VT Rte 100, Londonderry. 802-824-9844 newamericangrill.com

Cafe at deLight A cozy spot to visit friends & enjoy your meal. ng ati ! ebr s Cel Year 5 2

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

145 Main Street at the Mill Ludlow, VT • 802-228-2150

See ad page 53.

Outback Pizza 64 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-6688  outbackludlow.com

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Dining 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 thepotbelly.com See ad below.

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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 available. Dinner served nightly from 5:00pm. 91 Route 103, Ludlow. 802-228-2087  samssteak.com See ad page 54.

Stemwinder Great food, great atmosphere! Stemwinder features a delicious and ever changing small plate menu and wine and beer by the glass and/or bottle. 46 Depot St., Ludlow. 802-228-5200 stemwindervt.com

A Restaurant & Gallery Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily Chef Specials Lil’ Bellies Menu too! Televised Sports Events

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Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2525  stonehearthinnvermont.com Table 19 Restaurant 19 Brook Road, Springfield. 802-885-8219 table19vt.com Willie Dunn's Grille at Okemo Valley Golf Club 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1387  okemo.com

Fine Dining Andrie Rose Inn 13 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4846  andrieroseinn.com 53


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Dining Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont Exceptional fine dining in Vermont's most spectacular and romantic setting. Featuring American-French cuisine, and a well-stocked wine cellar. Reservations are suggested. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7361  castlehillresortvt.com 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. The Tavern offers fantastic dinner selections, specialty cocktails, and outstanding liquor selection and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1435  okemo.com/cbt See ad page 55.

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 make for a unique dining experience. Dinner from 5:30pm, closed Tuesdays. Reservations recommended. 41 South Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7566  thedowntowngrocery.com See ad page 55.

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

Classic Vermont Hospitality in an 1840 Country Inn RT 100 North, Ludlow

(802)

228-8602

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Echo Lake Inn Featured in Gourmet & Bon Appetit magazines we're well known for excellent food & service. Open daily for dinner, reservations recommended. Customer favorites include the 16oz Rhodesian Slash & Grill, Faroe Island Salmon, and roast Peking duckling. Stop in for breakfast too 8-9AM daily. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com See ad left.

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Dining Inn at Waters Edge 45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8143 innatwatersedge.com Inn at Weathersfield Bon Appetit wrote: a 'Hot 10 Culinary Inn.' Fodor's 2013 Travel Guides named it ‘a culinary gem.’ More than a farm-to-table dining experience, it's rustic, yet refined. 21 acres. 12 private rooms, fireplaces, A/C, full breakfast, wine cellar, cooking classes, and vegetable gardens. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217  weathersfieldinn.com See ad page 45, and advertorial pages 90-91.

DINING

Where farm meets table…Vine meets glass… Hops meet stein… …the result is a culinary journey that excites the palate. Coleman Brook Tavern promises to amaze your taste buds every time with a locally-sourced menu, an award winning wine list and a collection of craft beers from Vermont and beyond. Dine in comfort for lunch and dinner. Enjoy an al fresco experience in our beautiful courtyard dining area. Be wowed by attentive service. Coleman Brook Tavern and your Okemo vacation – a perfect pairing.

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SHOP 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, Rossignol, Lange, Dalbello, Kastle, Scarpa, Black Diamond, Smith, Oakley, POC, Mtn. Hardwear, Dale of Norway, Leki, SWIX and more. The Marketplace, 44 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2776  thebootpro.net See ad right.

See advertorial page 74.

Tattersall's Clothing & Accessories Smart casual clothing and unusual accessories made with a conscience… most American Made. Men’s & women’s travelwear, locally made hats & jewelry, handcrafted bags in hemp & organic cotton. Interesting clothing & accessories even your wallet will enjoy! Fun, occasionally Funky, & always FunKtional for your every day adventures. Have fun at Tattersall’s. Monday-Saturday 10am–6pm year round; Sunday by chance 96 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-773-5007  tattersallsclothing.com See ad page 60.

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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 VT RT 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3236  chester-andoverfamilycenter.org

Singleton's General Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666  singletonsvt.com

See ad below.

Mountain Outfitters at Jackson Gore 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1450 okemo.com The Next Chapter 194 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-770-4848  facebook.com/chapter138 Northern Ski Works 10 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3344 northernski.com Okemo Snowsports Shops 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1548 okemo.com

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A Boutique carrying casual, classic, comfy & reliable clothing for men & women 802-228-7623

47 DEPOT ST., LUDLOW OPEN:10ISH-6ISH CLOSED: TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

Tina's Fun Stuff to Wear, Ltd. Offering a beautiful ladies collection of clothing, accessories and footwear since 1995. Our new location is located at the traffic light, where you'll turn right coming from Okemo. 47 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7623  Find us on Facebook See ad left.

Tygart Mountain Sports Tygart Mountain Sports is your premier outfitter for all winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Starting the spring of 2015, we will also be the only location in the Okemo are to offer bikes as a full service retailer and parts and repair shop! 57 Pond Street, Suite 1, Okemo Marketplace Plaza, Ludlow. 802-228-5440 tygartmountainsports.com

Arts, Crafts & Antiques SHOP

103 Artisans Marketplace Coming soon! "On the Side Café" coffee, desserts & lite fare. 7 Pine View Road, Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400  Find us on Facebook. 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 blueskyvt.com See ad left.

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SHOP 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  silverwareart.com

Kimberley Ray, Custom Fine Art Murals Trompe L'oeil 5700 VT Route 100, Londonderry. 802-824-6555  kimraymurals.com See ad page 13 must sees.

Martha's Folk Art Gallery 1379 Reilly Road, Londonderry. 802-824-3778  marthasfolkart.com

See ad page 64.

Frame It In Skis We are a small family run business that recycles old skis & other winter sports equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include mirrors, picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, man cave items, garden art, wedding decor and much more. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. (802) 975-0229  frameitinskis.com

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The Framery Of Vermont 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295  frameryofvermont.com 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. Workshops available. Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 5. 68 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-7111  galleryvault.org See ad right.

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

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68 Main Street, Springfield, VT galleryvault.org 802-885-7111 Hours 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday

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HIGH TEA IN ALL OF NEW ENGLAND. ... rated as“better than High Tea in London”

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Discover the pleasures of Afternoon Tea at a Victorian Bed & Breakfast. High Tea at Inn Victoria is a not-tobe-missed event, where guests are invited to relax, enjoy and savor a slower pace of social time with a lovely assortment of delicacies including savories, scones, sweets, chocolates and fruit…oh, and yes, more than 50 different teas! Considered by visitors and locals alike as a “Must Do” in Southern Vermont, Inn Victoria’s High Tea was awarded for excellence by Pam Lanier in 2011, chosen from more than 8,500 bed & breakfasts worldwide. Reservations are required. Inn Victoria will cater to special diets. Call 802-875-4288 for reservations. After tea, meander through our pagoda garden, or consider a little retail therapy. If you’re looking for high quality gifts at reasonable prices, look no futher! Ye Olde Shoppe at Inn Victoria is the perfect place to find an eclectic mix of Vermont Made Goods, artisan wear, the Inn’s signature 1800-count bed sheets, a private blend of teas, jewelry and more!

321 Main Street, Chester, VT 05143 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com


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Creating unique pieces of Metal Sculpture, Hand Crafted Fine Jewelry, Stained Glass, Pottery, Folk Art, Funky Clocks and more! An ever-changing display of the artist imagination,. Also home of the Silver Spoon Studio, creating one-of-a-kind functional pieces from antique silverware. 64 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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SHOP Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm workshop and gallery, where we create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen and watch us demonstrate working in beautiful burls and figured hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Road, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700  rockledgefarm.com 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 106, Sun 11-5. 7 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7373  sixlooseladies.com

Book Stores The Book Nook 136 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3238 thebooknookvt.com 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  mvbooks.com See ad below.

See ad page 61.

Stone House Antiques Center 557 Route 103 S, Chester. 802-875-4477 See ad page 67.

Belmont General Store 2400 Belmont Road, Belmont. 802-259-2292 belmontgeneralstore.com

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Village Green Gallery Local Artisans and the art of Elaine Raphael & Don Bolognese. 661 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-3669 thevillagegreengallery.com

Country Stores & Markets

Clark's Quality Foods 5700 VT Rte 100, Londonderry. 802-824-3144 clarksqualityfoods.com See ad page 77.

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

Lisai's Chester Market, Inc. We offer a great selection of choice meats, poultry, pork, deli products and vegetables. Your local market for over 88 years. Find us on facebook! Route 103 Chester Depot, Chester. 802-875-4715  lisaischestermarket.com See ad page 66.

Shaws Supermarket 213 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8468  shaws.com

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SHOP Singleton's General Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666  singletonsvt.com See ad below, see advertorial pages 74-75.

Established 1926

Weekly specials at www.lisais.com Great selection of Choice Meats, Poultry, Pork, and Deli products, as well as a full supply of all your grocery, beverage, and fresh produce needs.

Rt. 103, Chester Depot (802) 875-4715 Open 7 days • 8am to 8pm

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Second location: 128 Atkinson St. Bellows Falls • (802) 463-4118

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. The Orton Family Business since 1946. Open daily. Two locations: Route 100, Weston, and Route 103, Rockingham. 802-824-3184. vermontcountrystore.com See ad below.

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

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Singleton's General Store • Vermont Products • Butcher Shop • Wine, Beer & Liquor • Specialty Foods • Sporting Goods • Clothing & Footwear

Visit Us 356 Main Street Proctorsville, VT (802) 226-7666 6962 Woodstock Rd. Quechee, VT (802) 698-8675

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SHOP Garden Centers

Gift Shops & Maple Products

Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping 3714 Route 11. Londonderry. glebemtngardens.com  802-824-3956

103 Artisans Marketplace The Okemo Valley's largest & most beautiful store! Over 3,000 square feet of handcrafted gifts, craft, jewelry,fashion, and decorative accessories. Delicious Chocolates & Vermont specialty foods. Open every day 10-5 pm, closed Tuesdays. 7 Pine View Road, Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400  103artisansmarketplace.com

Southern Vermont Hydroponics 51 Belmont Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2003  Sunshine Acres Garden Center 1824 Route 11 East, Chester. 802-875-4911  mcaveeneyssunshineacres.com Woodbury Florist & Landscaping 400 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-8315  woodburyflorist.net

See ad page 70.

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 blueskyvt.com

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Custom Hardwood Furniture Kitchen Cabinets Upholstery Fine Lighting

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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 68 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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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/shopping


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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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SHOP Chaos Casbah Special Gifts for Unique People 117 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2227  Find us on Facebook

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.”

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Open daily 9-6. 820 Route 100 N., Ludlow www.gmsh.com • 802-228-7151

Green Mountain Sugar House Our red roofed sugar house, steps away from the water's edge, is where we make everything from maple syrup to mouthwatering maple fudge. Visit our gift shop. Don't miss the chance to experience for yourself "the world's BEST maple creemee." Open daily 9-6. 820 Route 100 N. Ludlow. 802-228-7151  gmsh.com See ad left.

Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze 741 Prospect Hill Road, Rutland. 802-775-2624  hathawayfarm.com Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe Top of the list Vermont shopping destination since 1982! 10,000 teddy bears and dogs, cats, dragons, puppets, etc. Everything from high-end collectibles to the basic cuddly. Steiff, Artist bears, Gund, Folkmanis, and more. 244 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2412  huggingbear.com See ad left.

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

A Magical Place! Bed, Breakfast, & Bears

In Chester Vermont

802 875-2412

Singleton's General Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666  singletonsvt.com 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. 802-492-2151 smithmaplecrestfarm.com See ad left.

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

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

Home Furnishings & Design Chrisandra's Home Design Center A full service design center featuring fabrics, wallpaper, flooring and a custom workroom. Our creative design team is available to meet your every need. 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 See ad below.

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 clearlakefurniture.com See advertorial page 68-69.

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SHOP Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm workshop and gallery, where we create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen and watch us demonstrate working in beautiful burls and figured hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Road, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700  rockledgefarm.com Ruxana's Home Interiors Rutland. 802-236-3055  RutlandDesigner.com

Clover Knoll Crafter & Cook's Cupboard 211 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4830 cloverknollcrafter.com Frame It In Skis We are a small family run business that recycles old skis & other winter sports equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include mirrors, picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, man cave items, garden art, wedding decor and much more. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. (802) 975.-0229  frameitinskis.com See ad below

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Sherwin-Williams Paint Store 246 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-2424 sherwin-williams.com Springfield Fence Company Inc. & Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products, incl. table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools, custom items, art & restorations. Hand-forged or simple design - yours or ours. 45 years experience. Cash & carry or installed. M-F 7-5, Sat 9-12, Winter: M-F 8-5. 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221  springfieldfencevt.com

Green Mountain Awning, Inc. 36 Marble Street, West Rutland. 802-438-2951 greenmountainawning.com Hannoush Jewelers 152 Woodstock Ave, Rutland. 802-773-4455  hannoush.com

Specialty Items Artisans Park 71 Artisans Way, Windsor. 802-674-4260  artisanspark.net Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc. 37B Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3663  brgn.org

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SHOP Singleton's General Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666  singletonsvt.com

Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont 143 Sawyer Hill Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7805  foxmeadowfarmvt.com

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

Frame It In Skis We are a small family run business that recycles old skis & other winter sports equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include mirrors, picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, man cave items, garden art, wedding decor and much more. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. (802) 975-0229  frameitinskis.com

Vermont T's 354 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-2091  vermontts.com

See ad left.

Weston Village Christmas Shop 656 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-4409

Vermont Made Products

Bumble & Co. Grafton. 800-556-4306  bumbleandco.etsy.com 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. 800-683-2606  crowleycheese.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Lotus Moon 395 Middletown Road, South Londonderry. 802-824-4658  anjalifarm.com/lotus-moonmedicinals

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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 blueskyvt.com

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 Rt 103, Cuttingsville. 802-492-8700  gloriapantry.com

Ludlow Farmers Market 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829  ludlowfarmersmarket.org Papa John's Sugar Shack 221 Healdville Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7800  papajohnssugarshack.com Peter Manship Designs 696 Rte 100 N, Ludlow. 802-228-5216  Find me on Facebook See ad inside front cover

Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC 2450 Lincoln Hill Road, Shrewsbury. 802-492-2151 smithmaplecrestfarm.com 73


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356 Main Street, Proctorsville. (802) 226-7666

6962 Woodstock Road, Quechee. (802) 698-8675

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ud and Mary Singleton, their 6 children, and a cocker spaniel named ‘Pal’ started the 1st generation of ‘Singleton's Store’ in Reading, Vermont back in 1946. Times were tough after the war, yet Bud and Mary extended kindness and credit to many of the folks in need. They grew their business with good ‘ole’ fashioned service selling excellent quality meat, groceries, beer and wine, clothing and shoes. As the years went by, the hard-working couple grew a steady customer base and a strong business to support the years to come. In 1976, Bud and Mary built the new Singleton's store in Proctorsville, Vermont with the help of their sons Tom and John, and Sheba their Doberman Pincher. The new store opened in 1977. A new location, and new times brought about new challenges. Yet the good ‘ole’ fashioned service, quality products and the genuine Singleton kindness kept their business thriving.


"Old fashioned service" and quality products make this third-generation family business a true destination for locals and visitors alike. Family Owned & Operated Since 1946

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Stop in & See US!

Photos by Donald Dill

Mary and Bud always listened to their customers. Sheba remained employed as the store’s night watchdog. During the day, Sheba greeted customers with great exuberance. The evidence of this crafty pup’s pay—lay scattered throughout the store each morning—"What-cha-ma-call-it’ candy bar wrappers. At different times, the Singleton's kids contributed to helping the store become a unique business. As in all families, kids find their callings. Tom’s calling was to work at the store. In 1999, Bud and Mary retired, and Tom and his wife Linn took over the family business. Listening to customers, providing ‘ole fashioned service’, and quality products are still the foundation of Singleton's stores. About 13 years after taking over the family business in Proctorsville, Tom and Linn opened a 2nd store in Quechee, Vermont. Their niece, Danielle Singleton, manages that store.


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

800.683.2606

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The Southern Pie Company PO Box 231, Proctorsville. 802-428-4390 thesouthernpiecompany.com See ad page 78.

Springfield Fence Company Inc. Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products, incl. table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools, custom items, art & restorations. Hand-forged or simple design - yours or ours. 45 years experience. Cash & carry or installed. M-F 7-5, Sat 9-12, Winter: M-F 8-5. 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221  springfieldfencevt.com Sugarbush Cheese & Maple Syrup Farm 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock. 802-457-1757  sugarbushfarm.com See ad above.

SHOP Wine & Cheese Brewfest Beverage Co, LLC Beer is our passion! Make it yours by choosing from our huge selection of craft beers & micro-brews. Excellent selection of fine wines! Vermont State Liquor Outlet! Full service beverage center with bottle redemption. Take Good Beer Home! 199 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4261  brewfestbeverage.com See ad page 78.

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. 800-683-2606  crowleycheese.com See ad left.

Plymouth Artisan Cheese 106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3650  plymouthartisancheese.com Singleton's General Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666  singletonsvt.com Taylor Farm Cheese, Inc 825 Route 11, Londonderry. 802-824-5690  taylorfarmvermont.com Wine & Cheese Depot Since 1996- this great little shop features a large and diverse selection of imported and domestic wines, Vermont artisanal cheeses, specialty food items, wine accessories and custom gift baskets. Don't forget to check out our new wine bar/ cafe~Stemwinder! 46 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4128 wineandcheesedepot.com See ad page 77.

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46 Depot Street Ludlow, VT

802-228-5200 www.stemwindervt.com

Wine, Cheese & Specialty Foods Since 1996 802-228-4128 www.wineandcheesedepot.com

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Music Series

June through September, live, local and regional musicians grace the stages of village greens. Folk, blues, classical, bluegrass, and more! Pack a picnic, a blanket, and a bottle of wine. Kick off your shoes, dance on the greens and experience a summer of music not to be missed!

Weston

6/12 Rick Redington & The Luv 6/19 Blue Fox & Rockin’ Daddys 6/26 Chris MacKay & The ToneShifters 7/3 The Butties 7/10 Vermont Symphony Orchestra 7/17 Blind Owl Band 7/24 North & South Dakotas 7/31 Chris Kleeman Band 8/7 East Coast Soul 8/14 Satin and Steel 8/21 Tony Lee Thomas band 8/28 2ADAM12

6/28 Anne Janson/Rip Jackson/ Ben Green/Marc Whitcomb 7/12 International String Trio 7/19 Charlie Apicella & Iron City 7/26 Counterpoint 8/2 Manchester Music Festival 8/30 Solistice Sakbuts

*In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Ice House Arena, an open pavillion.

6/14 6/21 7/12 7/19 8/10 8/20 8/27

Fridays 6pm–9pm Jackson Gore Courtyard*

Sundays 4pm–5pm Church on the Hill

Mt Holly Fridays 6pm–8pm Town Green* Zandani 12 Adam Rizza Group Cole Chocolate Joey Leone Gypsy Reel Limbo Lounge Band Mount Holly Folk Club

*In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Mount Holly Community Ctr. Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Thursdays 6:30pm Chester Academy Lawn* 7/16 Bondville Boys 7/23 Frydaddy with the Little Town Horns 7/30 Ida Mae Specker Band with special guest, John Specker 8/6 Gerry Grimo & The East Bay Jazz Ensemble 8/13 The Chris Kleeman Band

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Jackson Gore

Chester

*In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Stone Hearth Inn

Ludlow

Sundays June 28 – August 16 7pm–8pm @ Ludlow Bandstand*

Cavendish

Wednesdays 6pm–8pm @ Proctorsville Green*

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rom slopeside condos perched on sweeping mountain vistas to full-service family resorts; an intimate village inn to a pet-friendly hotel on a budget, the

Okemo Valley’s variety of choices is as extensive as our natural beauty.

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Have a BIG VACATION in a small town.

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STAY Bed & Breakfast Clifford Country Bed & Breakfast 476 Cole Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2269  cliffordcountry.com Echo Lake Inn On Scenic Route 100 this quintessential country inn boasts 25 rooms, all with private bath, flat screen TV & free Wi-Fi. 8 condominiums also available. The Inn has a long history of historical visitors including Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford & Thomas Edison. Echo Lake is a large swimming pool, tennis court, and oversized Jacuzzi. Award winning restaurant serves Breakfast & Dinner. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com

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  henryfarminn.com See ad below.

Henry Farm Inn

Family Friendly • Delicious Country Breakfasts Reasonable Rates • Peaceful Setting

See ad page 54.

Golden Stage Inn Bed & Breakfast 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. Family suites available. 399 Depot St., Proctorsville. 802-226-7744 goldenstageinn.com

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Halladay's Harvest Barn Inn 16 Webb Terrace, Bellows Falls. 802-732-8254  harvestbarninn.com Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

A Magical Place! Bed, Breakfast, & Bears

In Chester Vermont

802 875-2412

Historic Elegance

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The Governor's Inn Step back into the late 19th century, but with 21st century amenities! Eight antique furnished bedchambers with private baths - six with cable TV/DVD and gas fireplaces. Wi-Fi throughout. Air conditioned. Full hot breakfast and afternoon tea; beer and wine available. Walk to shops and restaurants. 86 Main Street, Ludlow. 800-468-3766  thegovernorsinn.com

2206 Green Mountain Turnpike Chester, VT 05143 • 800-723-8213 www.henryfarminn.com

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STAY Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe Top family bed & breakfast Victorian Inn welcomes all ages since 1982. Full Vermont country breakfast. A Teddy Bear in every bed and a shop to peruse with lots more. You get friends for life here! 244 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2412  huggingbear.com See ad page 81

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, fireplaces, hot tub, double Jacuzzis, antiques, fine china and much more. 321 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4288  innvictoria.com See advertorial page 62-63.

Okemo Inn 61 Locust Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8834 okemoinn.com 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. 802-492-2151 smithmaplecrestfarm.com Yagna Inn Escape your daily world and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of our property. We are snuggled into a valley of the magnificent Green Mountains, where you fall asleep with stars twinkling outside and awake to watch the morning fog burn off. 61 Williams Road, Rockingham. 802-463-0005  yagna.us See ad left.

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Country Inns The journey to feeling rejuvenated begins when you turn onto the country, dirt, Williams Road. If you enter from the west end you'll cross through a Vermont, classic, covered bridge. After dropping your things in one of the cozy, homey feeling guest rooms, grab a cup of tea and relax.

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


STAY Echo Lake Inn On Scenic Route 100 this quintessential country inn boasts 25 rooms, all with private bath, flat screen TV & free Wi-Fi. 8 condominiums also available. The Inn has a long history of historical visitors including Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford & Thomas Edison. Echo Lake is a large swimming pool, tennis court, and oversized Jacuzzi. Award winning restaurant serves Breakfast & Dinner. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com See ad page 54.

Grafton Inn 92 Main Street, Grafton. 800-843-1801 graftoninnvermont.com Hartness House Inn Nestled between the foothills of the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River, the Hartness House Inn was built in 1903 by former Governor and Inventor, James Hartness. The estate has 40 beautifully decorated rooms on 32 acres of land with landscaped gardens. 30 Orchard Street, Springfield. 802-885-2115 hartnesshouse.com See ad page 85.

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

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

Good Commons 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-1859  goodcommons.com

The Inn at

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

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Our outdoor deck & gazebo

Our orchid greenhouse

Great venue for weddings

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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STAY Inn at Weathersfield Bon Appetit wrote: a 'Hot 10 Culinary Inn.' Fodor's 2013 Travel Guides named it ‘a culinary gem.’ More than a farm-to-table dining experience, it's rustic, yet refined. 21 acres. 12 private rooms, fireplaces, A/C, full breakfast, wine cellar, cooking classes, and vegetable gardens. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802263-9217  weathersfieldinn.com See advertorial page 90-91.

The Inn at Weston 1848 Farm house featuring 7 luxury & 6 traditional rooms with private bath. Oversized Jacuzzis for two, sauna/steam showers, fireplaces. Some rooms have private decks. Walking distance to Vermont Country Store, Weston Playhouse, shops, galleries & town green. Award winning candlelit dining room with grand piano. Wine Spectator Award. Cozy pub w/wood burning fireplace. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789  innweston.com See ad page 83.

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

Hostels

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Homestyle Hostel Inn & Café 119 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-975-0030  homestylehostel.com

Hotels & Resorts Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont Whether you are seeking a romantic, luxurious getaway, a destination wedding or a family-oriented playground, you’ll find them in one fabulous location. Choose from the historic Castle Inn, family-friendly Pointe Hotel & Suites or private resort homes to fit your needs. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 888-764-6836  castlehillresortvt.com See ad back cover.

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Motels

Echo Lake Inn 4 miles north of Ludlow on Scenic Route 100, this quintessential country Inn boasts 25 rooms, all with private bath, flat screen TV & free Wi-Fi. 8 condominiums also available. The Inn has a long history of historical visitors including Calvin Coolidge, Henry Ford & Thomas Edison. Echo Lake also provides a large swimming pool, tennis court, and oversized Jacuzzi. Award winning restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com See ad page 54.

Jackson Gore Inn 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 866-706-5366  okemo.com

All Seasons Motel Located in the heart of downtown Ludlow Village, 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. Call for reservations. 112 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8100 allseasonsmotel.com Best Western Colonial Motel 43-unit award winning hotel, 1.5 miles from Okemo 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, & laundromat. AAA approved. 93 Main St. Ludlow. 802-228-8188 bestwesternludlow.com See ad page 84.

 Winterplace  Jackson Gore  Ledgewood 

Brandmeyer's Mountainside Lodge

9:22 AM 100 Page 1 Weston. 913 Route South,

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Winterplace  Jackson Gore  Solitude Village

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okemo in every season... a get away should be just that...

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The Pointe at Castle Hill 2940 Route 103, Proctorsville. slopeside okv 13/14:13/14 3/29/13 802-226-7688  castlehillresortvt.com/ the-pointe-hotel

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Happy Trails Motel 24 clean, spacious rooms w/private bath, refrigerator, TV/HBO, telephone and in-room coffee/tea. Several rooms have private balconies with beautiful views. In the red barn: three one-bedroom efficiency suites with kitchens. Nestled in the pines, two-bedroom cottages. Seasonal Hot Tub. 321 Route 103 S, Ludlow. 802-228-8888 happytrailsmotel.com

Rentals & Condos Inside Edge Rentals at Okemo PO Box 193, Ludlow. 802-298-0087  okemorentals.com Lilypad Properties, LLC 295A Main St, Chester. 802-875-5723  lilypadproperties.com

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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 suits sleeps 4. Large 2 bedroom suite, kitchen/living/dining area, sleeps 6. Check website for rates. 95 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8686  ludlowvillageinn.com See ad below.

Motel-in-the-Meadow 936 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2626  motelinthemeadow.com Rodeway Inn 593 Rockingham Road/Rte 5, Bellows Falls. 802-463-4536  everydayinnmotel.com

Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals Luxury properties on Okemo Mountain. Stay slopeside. Enjoy ski-in/ski-out access or just a short walk to the ski trails! Fully equipped, comfortably appointed, most with internet, some w/ pools, hot tubs, fitness center. 2 Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-8999 slopesideokemo.com See ad page 86.

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

112 Rte. 103 S. Ludlow, VT 05149 (802) 228 8666 timberinn@tds.net • www.timberinnmotel.com

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Timber Inn Okemo view from every room. Fully re-carpeted. Classic upstairs units w/two double beds and wood finish. Renovated ground floor rooms have tiled bathrooms. King room, Queen Jr. Suite & apartment w/ kitchen sleeps six. Minifridges, microwaves, CC-TV, WiFi. Seasonal outdoor pool, sauna & Jaccuzzi. 112 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-8666  timberinnmotel.com

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

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Yankee Village Motel 5380 Route 5 North, Ascutney. 802-674-6010  yankeevillagemotel.com

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TPW Vacation Rentals 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 tpwvacations.com Trails End Accommodations, Inc. We'll take care of your lodging needs so you can have the time of your life! Ski in-out Condos & Homes on Okemo Mountain, Lake, Village and Country properties. Breathtaking views, fireplaces, whirlpools, hot tubs, pools, saunas, fully-equipped kitchens & more! 101 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-8363  skivt.com VacationOwnership.com, LLC 100 Domain Dr., Suite 105, Exeter, NH. 866-633-1030  vacationownership.com

Great Hikes Vista Trail, Camp Plymouth State Park 1.5 Miles • Est. Time: 1 hr • Ludlow, VT

Trailhead is located at the State Park and leads to an overlook of the lakes area.

White Rocks

3.4 Miles • Est. Time: 2.5 hrs • Wallingford, VT

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This unique geological feature is on the Long Trail, offering great views from White Rocks Cliff.

Healdville Trail, Okemo State Forest

5.9 Miles • Est. Time: Half Day • Mt Holly, VT

Climb to Okemo Mountain’s 3,340-foot summit. Enjoy sweeping views of the Green and White Mountains including Mt Washington.

Long Trail & Appalachian Trail

With access points located off Routes 11, 140, and 103. Hikers can enjoy day trips or overnights at the many shelters along the way.

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Explore Vermont’s best hiking and cycling.

Bring your bike or hiking boots

and get ready for your next BIG adventure.

Bike Tours Ascutney Tour

19 Miles • Reading, Brownsville, Weathersfield Make a full loop around one of Vermont’s rare monadnocks, Mt. Ascutney.

Okemo Mountain Forest Tour

23.7 Miles • Ludlow, Mt Holly, Weston

Full view of Okemo Mountain & country roads.

Chester Tour

27 Miles • Chester, Saxton River, Grafton

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Three charming villages, farms, forests, and streams. Vermont’s finest.

Rutland & Sherburne Pass

57 Miles • Mt Holly, Rutland, Killington, Bridgewater, Plymouth

A full tour of towns and mountains. Summit Sherbourne Pass (a 1,300 ft climb!) and complete your journey through Plymouth’s lakes region.

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10 Reasons

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he Inn at Weathersfield continues to receive praise from some of the most important culinary and travel publications, including Food & Wine, Fodor’s, Bon Appetit and Yankee Magazine. Its unique menus, award-winning wine cellar, signature cocktails, and now the handson cooking classes taught by cookbook authors and visiting chefs inside The Hidden Kitchen, draw discriminating vacationers, wedding parties, and business travelers year-round. Here, 10 guests share their stories from when they drove into the woods and discovered The Inn at Weathersfield.

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1. "A quintessential country inn where the only light at night is the flames from the fire pit and stars above.” – Alison D., Westport, CT 2.

"You are welcomed as if you are family or a longtime friend." – Sheena M., Ayer, MA

3. "Their vegetable garden is so chill. It supplements what they get from the farms. They grow everything from heirloom seeds, squash the size of watermelons, tomatoes so juicy red and edible flowers. It’s worth the trip to be inspired.” – Kali H., Brooklyn, NY 4. "Food is outstanding and has a fresh take on local ingredients." – Gabe L., Hoboken, NJ 5. "New York City’s young people are completely besotted with great food and its preparation. They need to know about the Hidden Kitchen!" – Angela G., Ludlow, VT 6. "The best way to start the morning is by enjoying a hot cup of coffee on the inn's historic front porch watching the sun rise." – Janwww.YourPlaceInVermont.com/lodging T., San Diego, CA


7. “We dined in the private wine cellar the first night and then had a great dinner outside by the fire on the second.” – Erik R., Simsbury, CT

9. "Best cuisine you will find in New England, from the hearty breakfasts (try the Vermont farmhouse cheddar and heirloom apple pancakes with cider syrup and walnut maple butter) to the homemade donuts they send you off with after breakfast." – Gayle S., Summit, NJ 10. "It's hard to find a better tasting menu than one that highlights herbs and vegetables from their onsite heirloom garden." – Stephanie S., Providence, RI Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

Restaurant open to the Public Wednesday – Saturday 5:30PM – 8:30PM

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8. "My husband and I got married at the Inn and the experience wowed our guests. The staff worked with grace and precision even when we threw them curveballs." – Amanda B., New Haven, CT

The historic inn sits on 21 wooded acres in Perkinsville, a “blink of a village” located only 20 minutes from Okemo, 20 miles west of Woodstock, and 10 miles from Chester.

Sunday Brunch 11AM – 3PM Live Music every Friday Dining Outside (weather permitting) 12 guestrooms/Cooking Classes 1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville, Vermont 05151 (802) 263-9217 Weathersfieldinn.com

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Accountants Graham & Graham P. C. PO Box 886, Springfield. 802-885-5340 grahamcpa.com Timothy L. Faulkner, CPA PC 28 Pond St., Ludlow. 802-228-5575

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Vermont Living Magazine PO Box 7, Littleton, NH. 802-221-1498 vtliving.com greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com

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SERVICES Vermont.com 5376 Main Street, Manchester Center. 802-362-2000  vermont.com

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

Attorneys

Springfield Buick GMC 431 River Street, Springfield. 800-595-1351 springfieldautomart.com

Dakin & Benelli PC 26 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4000  dakinbenelli.com

Auto Repair

Law Office of Frederick M. Glover, PLLC 57 Pond St., Suite 6, Ludlow. 802-975-0069

Auto Dealers Benson's Chevrolet Inc. 16 Pond Street, Ludlow. Ludlow Guide Book 2014.ai 1 2/25/2014 802-228-4000 bensonschevy.com

Ludlow Service Center 84 Andover Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7501  NAPA Auto Parts 129 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8846

Route 103 Auto Repair 1822 VT Route 103 N, Chester. 802-875-8103  route103auto.com 11:28:40 AM

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

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. 888-252-8932 hfcuvt.com

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SERVICES TD Bank N.A. 48 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-6611  tdbank.com

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

Jeff Milligan & Associates Inc. PO Box 292, Ludlow. 802-228-7338 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  stryhasbuilders.com See ad below.

Builders & Contractors Advanced Maintenance & Finishing 3A Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-7627  amfhome.com Burns & Associates, Inc. 61 South Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7906  burnscustomhomes.com DeGrasse Concrete 116 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8466 Gassetts Group, Inc. 7 Bridge Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3705  gassettsgroup.com

Wright Construction 31 Station Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2094 wrightconstruction.com Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks A full-line fence company & custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products to homeowners, businesses, contractors. Products incl. railings, fences, automated entrance gates, hooks, many fireplace & custom items, art & restorations. 45 years experience. Cash & carry or installed. M-F 7-5, Sat 9-12, Winter: M-F 8-5 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221  springfieldfencevt.com

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Doctors/Chiropracters

Live Authentically, LLC P.O. Box 423, Cavendish. 802-226-7848  liveauthentically.org

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

Point One Network Solutions P.O. Box 208, Weston. 802-875-3798

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 802-228-4379  sydscompufix.com

Decking/Fencing/Patio

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Allstone Corp. 3643 Route 103 North, Chester. 802-875-6564  allstonevermont.com Springfield Fence All types of fencing, flagpoles, arbors, lampposts, gate automation & more. Largest full-size outdoor display. 45 years experience. Cash & carry or installed. 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

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Chester Family Medicine - Ellsworth Memorial Health Center 55 VT Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2546  chesterfamilymedicine.org Connecticut Valley ENT 364 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-1775  ctvalleyent.org Connecticut Valley Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 29 Ridgewood Road, Level B, Springfield. 802-885-6373  cvosm.org Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC 58 Parker Avenue, Proctorsville. 802-226-7977 Green Mountain Oral Surgery 66 North Main Street, Rutland. (802) 775-9700  gmosvt.com Implant & General Dentistry of Vermont 65 North Main Street, Rutland. 802-747 4544  vermontdentistry.com Ludlow Dental Center 8 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4446  ludlowdentalcenter.org

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SERVICES Ludlow Health Center Family medicine, primary and preventive care, women's health, occupational medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, podiatry, x-ray services and minor surgery. Open 7 days a week. Walk in care available, no appointment necessary. Financial assistance offered on a sliding fee scale. 1 Elm Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4362  ludlowhealthcenter.org Springfield Health Center 100 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-8900 springfieldhealthcenter.org Springfield Medical Care Systems, Inc 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-2151 springfieldmed.org See ad inside back Cover & Advertorial pages 100-101.

Springfield Urology 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-886-3556  springfieldhospital.org Women's Health Center of Springfield 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-886-3556 womenshealthcenterofspringfield.org

Electrical

Efficiency Vermont 128 Lakeside Ave, Suite 401, Burlington. 888-921-5990 efficiencyvermont.com Ethan Allen Associates P. O. Box 393, Chester. 802-875-3616  ethanallenassoc.com Servpro of Keene 140 Old Route 12 East, Westmoreland. 603-352-7251  servprokeene.com

Financial Services H & R Block 31 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-1040 hrblock.com Heartland Payment Systems 603-867-4679  heartlandpaymentsystems.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 hfcuvt.com See ad page 94.

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

Environmental Services

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Summit Wealth Group 205 Billings Farm Rd, White River Junction. 802-295-5300 summitwg.com

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Disaster Recovery, Inc 3162 US Route 7, Pittsord. (877)765-6340  cpdisasterrecovery.com

Skygate Financial Group Henry Office Building, 116 Main St., Chester. 802-875-8100  skygatefinancial.com

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Graphics

Knockout Carpet Inc. & Flooring 647 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4409  knockoutcarpet.com

Awesome Graphics, Inc. Awesome Graphics is a Print - Sign shop specializing in Tradeshow Displays, Road/ Building/Yard Signs, Vehicle Graphics, & Printing. We offer Design Services delivering cost effective, time saving solutions. From Brochures & Rack Cards to Vehicle Wraps & Signs, we have you covered. 77 Woodstock Ave., Rutland. 802-773-6143  awesomegraphics.com

Vermont Hardwoods 386 Depot Street, Chester. 802-875-2550  vermonthardwoods.com

Guided Tours

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Green Mountain Hike and Dine, LLC. 72 Barker Road, Ludlow. 802-558-2766 greenmountainhikeanddine.com

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SERVICES Gyms

Heavy Equipment/ Excavating

Edgar May Health and Recreation Center 140 Clinton Street, Springfield. 802-885-2568  myreccenter.org

George B. Tucker, Inc. 551 Town Farm Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7825

Health/Wellness

M&M Excavating, Inc. PO Box 585, Chester. 802-875-3319  mmexcavating.com

Green Mountain at Fox Run Since 1973, our pioneering, non-diet retreat has helped women find a healthy weight through improving their relationship with food and exercise. We address issues such as emotional overeating and selfacceptance to help women who struggle with weight establish a long-term healthy lifestyle. 262 Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-8885 fitwoman.com See ad page 98.

Lotus Moon 395 Middletown Road, South Londonderry. 802-824-4658  anjalifarm.com/lotusmoon-medicinals My Fitness Recovery My Fitness Recovery is about reclaiming your body. We provide cutting-edge bodywork and movement restoration services to help you become pain-free and find ease and joy in movement. Want to feel great? Tell us what you want, and we’ll help you get there. 8 High Street, Ludlow. 802-259-3617  myfitnessrecovery.com

Insurance Clark-Mortenson Insurance 80 Flat St., Suite #105, Brattleboro. 802-257-2662  clarkmortenson.com Ludlow Insurance Agency 150 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8823 ludlowinsurance.net NB Insurance 217 Red Bridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-5015 nbinsurance.net The Richards Group 213 Main St., Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Ludlow. 802-228-8882  therichardsgrp.com

Landscaping G.M. Tree Tech and Landscaping 175 VT Route 155 N., East Wallingford. 802-259-8733

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Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping 3714 Route 11, Londonderry. 802-824-3956  glebemtngardens.com


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 health care, please choose SMCS — a health care system ‘where people come first.’

Charlestown Family Medicine 603-826-5711

Rockingham Medical Group 802-463-9000

Springfield

Medical Care Systems, Inc.

Where People Come First www.springfieldmed.org 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield, VT 802-885-2151 Springfield Health Center 802-886-8900

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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 Behavioral Health Services • Quality Improvement Collaborative • Vermont Blueprint For Health SPECIALTY CARE NETWORK • Anesthesiology • Breast Care Center • Cardiology Clinic • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) • General Surgery • Obstetrics/Gynecology • Oncology Clinic • Ophthalmology • Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine • Physical & Rehabilitation Therapy • Podiatry • Psychiatry - Inpatient & Outpatient • Psychology • Radiology • Urology

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

Walk-In Care No Appointment Necessary Ludlow, Rockingham and Springfield 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 Ludlow Health Center 802-228-8867

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SERVICES Homestead Landscaping 5 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville. 802-297-1107  homesteadlandscaping.com Terrigenous Landscape Architecture 624 Depot Street. Chester. 802-591-1929 terrigenous.com Woodbury Florist & Landscaping 400 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-8315  woodburyflorist.net

Laundromat Ludlow Laundry Company 57 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-738-0040  Find Us on Facebook

Libraries Fletcher Memorial Library 88 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8921 fmlnews.org Whiting Library 117 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2277 whitinglibrary.wordpress.com

Manufacturing Imerys Talc America, Inc 73 East Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-6400  imerystalc.com See ad page103.

Sammarval Company Ltd 661 Wright Orchard Road, Grafton. 802-843-2637

Home, Garden & Recreation Show Southern Vermont

Maps/Apps Discovery Maps PO Box 114, Waterbury Center. 802-882-1962  discoverymap.com Got2Web, LLC 162 North Main Street, Rutland. 802-773-0126  got2web.com

in the Ludlow Community Center Gymnasium

Last Weekend in May

SERVICES

Products and services will be offered as well as food, music and family fun! Visit our indoor and outdoor booths. For more information please visit our website:

Route 802 187 Commerce Street, Williston. 802-989-0248 route802.biz

Market Research

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IMERYS, a global supplier of mineral solutions, has been a member of the Okemo Valley Community for over 45 years. We proudly employ over 30 locals, & sponsor numerous community events, activities and programs. As an active member of the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Imerys is proud to call Ludlow home. For more on Imerys Talc, please visit www.imerystalc.com.

73 East Hill Road Ludlow, VT 05149 802-228-6400 www.imerystalc.com


SERVICES Marketing Communications/TV Trillium Digital Marketing Weathersfield. 802-263-9556  trilliumdigital.com Vermont Gay Tourism Association PO Box 164, Waterbury. 802-244-6828  vermontgaytourism.com Vermont Telephone Company, Inc 354 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-9000 vermontel.com

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

Newspapers/Magazines The Commons PO Box 1212, Brattleboro. 802-246-1319  commonsnews.org 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. PO Box 759, Chester. 802-875-1350  messagefortheweek.net

SERVICES

See ad right.

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

Vermont Community Media 27 Wales Street, Rutland. 802-747-6121  rutlandherald.com The Vermont Journal PO Box 228, Ludlow. 802-228-3600  vermontjournal.com Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine 58 Maple Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4944 vtskiandride.com Yankee Publishing Inc. 1121 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 603-563-8111  yankeemagazine.com

Non-Profits/Foundations Black River Action Team 101 Perley Gordon Road, Springfield. 802-885-1533 blackriveractionteam.org Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc. 37B Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3663  brgn.org Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3389  calvin-coolidge.org

Your community paper since 1974

To comment or contribute, contact Katlyn Proctor, editor

mftwmail@gmail.com

Visit us on the web: www.messagefortheweek.net

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SERVICES Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Inc. 263 Farm & Wilderness Road, Plymouth. 802-422-3761  farmandwilderness.org First Baptist Church 162 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2638 Fletcher Farm Foundation Inc. 611 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-362-4274  fletcherfarmfoundation.org Housing Trust of Rutland County 13 Center St., 2nd Floor, Rutland. 802-775-3139  housingrutland.org Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc. P.O. Box 364, Ludlow. 802-228-4849 ludlowstreetscapes.com Mount Holly Community Association P.O. Box 93, Belmont. 802-259-2562  mounthollyvt.org Springfield Regional Development Corporation 14 Clinton Street Suite 7, Springfield. 802-885-3061  springfielddevelopment.org Town of Chester 556 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-2173  chestervt.gov

Boarding & Day Care for Dogs & Cats AVENDISH ANINE

Debra & David Norton 46 Winery Rd Proctorsville, VT 05153

Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm Sun: 3:00pm - 5:45pm

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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  w-wht.org

Services/Painters Advanced Maintenance & Finishing 3A Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-7627  amfhome.com BMW Painters PO Box 6, Weston. 802-875-3391

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. Grooming available on Tuesdays by appointment. 46 Winery Road, Proctorsville. 802-226-7297  cavendishcaninecamp.com See ad left.

Riverside Pet Care at Ludlow 185 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5700  riversidevetcare.com

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Weekdays: 7:30am - 10:00am 3:00pm - 5:45pm

Vermont Association of Business, Industry & Rehabilitation 100 Mineral St., Suite 308, Springfield. 802-885-8952 vabir.org

Springfield Animal Hospital 346 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-2505  Find us on Facebook

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SERVICES Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield. 802-885-3997  spfldhumane.org

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

Phone Book

Plumbing & Heating Propane Black River Mechanical Services 143 Nichols Road, Belmont. 802-259-7810 Clear Choice Plumbing & Heating Servicing the Okemo Valley, we pride ourselves on installing Energy Star equipment. Take advantage of our more than 45 yrs plumbing & heating experience. We install well pumps, effluent pumps, radiant heat, solar hot water and heat pumps. Give us a call, Tim & Ray 111 Twistback Road, Claremont, NH. 603-359-5171 See ad below.

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

Photographers Images by Donald Dill PO Box 84, Ludlow. 802-228-8108 imagesbydonalddill.com Russ Hurlburt Photography Ludlow.  802-236-2888 russhurlburtphotography.com

SERVICES

Smilin’ Steve’s

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

Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 1026 Vermont Route 10, Chester. 802-875-3644 Cota & Cota 7 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8866  cotaoil.com HB Energy Solutions 132 Bridge Street, PO Box 945, Springfield. 802-885-2300 hbenergy.com

Ray Flood License#: 4254

Tim McLellan License#: pm3086 License#: 4936

(603) 359-5171 Clearchoiceplumbinganheating@gmail.com

www.smilinsteve.com

111 Twistback Rd., Claremont, NH 03743

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SERVICES Master Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Your leading heating and plumbing contractor specializing in installation, maintenance and repair of most types of commercial and residential heating systems. The company was established in 1988. 126 Main Street., Unit D, Ludlow. 802-975-0369  See ad below.

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

Pools/Spas Allen Pools & Spas 1901 Route 4 East, Mendon. 800-649-5952  allenpools-spas.com Knight Tubs Pools & Spas Knight Tubs is the area’s leader in hot tub sales and service since 1984. Combine that with Jacuzzi being the industry leader in product quality and performance and you have an unparalleled combination. With over 40 years of combined experience, our sales and service team can help you with your hot tub and swimming pool needs. 11 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2260  knighttubs.com See ad below, and advertorial pages 108-109.

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Enjoy a moment of rest from the distractions of daily life.

The idea of a relaxing soak in hot water is by no means a new one. Throughout history people from many different cultures have enjoyed this practice. From naturally occurring thermal springs to elaborately constructed bath houses, the benefits of hydrotherapy are well established.

“Jacuzzi is the premium brand in the industry” says Mark Falango who, with his wife Christine own and operate the business. Knight Tubs Pools & Spas has been the area’s leader in hot tub sales and service since 1984. “We believe that the Jacuzzi brand and the Knight Tubs experience offers the best combination of superior product and service. Knight Tubs Pools & Spas is dedicated to providing both our local customers and second homeowners prompt, personalized service.” “Our goal is to provide an excellent buying experience” says Christine Falango. “It’s gratifying when we deliver a new tub and the customer is thrilled.” For some, buying a hot tub is a luxury and for others it’s a necessity. Regardless, having one can improve your life in many ways. A Jacuzzi hydrotherapy massage delivers the right combination of heat, buoyancy and massage for immediate relaxation. Positive benefits last long after you’ve left the hot tub. “Just a few minutes a day in a hot tub can help you lead a healthier lifestyle.” The Jacuzzi brand hot tubs you will find at Knight Tubs Pools & Spas are extremely energy efficient and designed for the harsh northern climate of Vermont. Experienced technicians at Knight Tubs Pools & Spas provide routine weekly, bi-weekly and monthly service for your hot tub or pool. Innovation has always been at the core of the Jacuzzi brand. If you are looking for a new hot tub, or dedicated care for one you own, stop by Knight Tubs Pools & Spas. Christine and Mark look forward to seeing you. 108

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SERVICES Printing

Real Estate

Express Copy, Inc. 275C Manchester Ctr, Manchester Center. 802-362-0501

Andre J Menard c/o Mary Davis Real Estate 802-649-3129  okemorealestate.com

NewsBank Print Shop Inc. 397 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2531  newsbank.com

Coldwell Banker Watson Realty 156 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5678  cbwatsonrealty.com

Okemo Sign Shop 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1629

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 seeing you and exceeding your expectations. 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-1234 diamondrealtyvt.com

Property Management Garvey & Garvey, Inc. 71 High Street, Ludlow. 802-345-6832

See ad below.

Sanderson Contracting Inc. 623A Route 100N, Ludlow. 802-228-4715 TPW Management 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 tpwmanagement.com

Rack Card Distribution

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CTM Media Group 60 Village Green, Proctorsville. 802-440-3058 ctmmedia.com PP&D Brochure Distribution 377 Pine Street, Burlington. 802-862-4366  PPDbrochure.com

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SERVICES Engel & Voelkers, Woodstock & Ludlow Personal & prompt attention to every real estate need. Whether you are looking to purchase, sell or rent, or if you are just curious about the properties in our expanded Okemo region, our advisors can help you understand the Real Estate market in our region. We have the local knowledge and the world-wide connections. 126 Main St, Ludlow and 4 Mechanic Street, Woodstock. Call or email: 802-457-7128 Gail.Graves@evusa.com 126 Main St., Unit 1A, Ludlow. 802-975-0338  okemo.evusa.com

Jessica Citera, Realtor - Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty Mountain Marketplace, Route 100, Londonderry. 802-236-1118 fourseasonssir.com

See ad below.

See ad below.

Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty Located directly across from the Okemo Mountain Access Road in the Okemo Marketplace , our office serves the Okemo Valley, from luxury mountain homes and condominiums to country estates and picturesque lakefront properties. Imagine your perfect Vermont retreat and we will help you find it. 57 Pond Street, Suite #3, Ludlow. 802-228-4537  fourseasonssir.com

Lamere Square, LLC Lamere Square, Ludlow. 845-544-4537

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 best, friendly & professional service. 2 C Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-5333 kelleyrealestate.com

See ad left.

Lisa Scully, Inc 213 Main Street, Ste. 3, Ludlow. 802-228-4430 davisandcompany.com

From Okemo to Woodstock and in between. Exceptional Real Estate Service

SERVICES

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The area’s leading real estate source since 1958. Proud Sponsor of Okemo’s 2015 VSO Concert

www.okemorealestate.com

802.228.8811

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Pat McLaughlin - Engel & Volkers 126 Main St., Unit 1A, Ludlow. 802-975-0338  patrickmclaughlin.evusa.com SouthFace Village at Okemo 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 844-276-4204  southfacevillage.com Vermont Properties & Development, Inc. Specializing in mountain, country and lake properties, our team of qualified professionals believe that customer service is top priority. Whether you are buying or selling, our understanding of the dedicated market in the Okemo/Ludlow Vermont area allows us to serve our client’s needs. 29 Locust Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8877  vtprop.com See ad right.

Rotary Clubs

SERVICES

Chester Rotary Club PO Box 304, Chester. 802-875-1899  portal.clubrunner.ca/2919 Ludlow Rotary Club PO Box 216, Ludlow. 802-228-4000 ludlowrotary.com

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SERVICES

Come live where you play!

Vermont Properties full Page

802-228-8877

www.vtprop.com

VERMONT PROPERTIES & DEVELOPMENT

is the Okemo/Ludlow area’s premier real estate agency.

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We represent spectacular mountain homes and condos, as well as distinct lake, village, and country properties. You’re sure to find more than one season you’ll fall in love with here, and we are dedicated to finding your perfect place in Vermont. Whether it’s a seasonal vacation spot or a place to call home year round, we offer professional service with a personal touch.


SERVICES 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 The Village at Cedar Hill Offering assisted and independent living, specialized memory care, skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation, residential care, all on one campus in Windsor, Vermont since 1988. Come home to Cedar Hill, where each resident is treated as family and regarded with respect, care, comfort and support. 49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor. 802-674-6609  cedarhillccc.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  castlehillresortvt.com Green Mountain at Fox Run Since 1973, our healthy weight loss spa has helped thousands of women end weight struggles using our pioneering, non-diet approach. Offering a variety of nutrition, behavior, and fitness classes, we work to help women who struggle with weight establish a healthy lifestyle. 262 Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-8885 fitwoman.com

See ad below.

Septic Best Septic Service, LLC We at Best Septic Service are proud to be family owned and operated. We do septic pumping and portable toilets for all events. We have steamer or jetter and a camera to trouble shoot the toughest clogs. Call anytime. 153 Birchview Ext, Westminster. 802-463-9444  bestsepticvt.com See ad below.

Spas/Massage

SERVICES

Calm Moments Massage Therapy Irene Berry 802-228-7077 Nancy Tobin 802-228-7744 Polarity Therapy Debra Guillow 802-227-1270 101 Main Street, Ludlow. calmmomentsspa.com 114 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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SERVICES Specialty Businesses TDI New England PO BOX 155, Charlotte. 802-885-3890 necplink.com

Specialty Items Coffee Reserves 689 Massey Road, Springfield. 802-885-6961

Storage

Servicing Rutland County Since 1976 BRANDON • CASTLETON • FAIR HAVEN KILLINGTON • LUDLOW • MANCHESTER MENDON • MIDDLEBURY • PITTSFORD POULTNEY • PROCTOR • RUTLAND WEST RUTLAND

802-773-3244 x117 TDD Relay: 711

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

Transportation Cape Air We’re your wings to the Green Mountains. Cape Air offers daily flights between the Rutland Airport (RUT) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Cape Air has interline and baggage agreements with most major carriers, competitive fares, and convenient schedules. Book at www. capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR. 1002 Airport Rd., N Clarendon. 800-352-0714  capeair.com

LIVE GREEN, RIDE THE BUS

www.thebus.com

Get here at peak speed. Enjoy fast flights and easy connections.

Lebanon Rutland

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Columbia Air Services 1004 Airport Road, N Clarendon. 802-773-3348  columbiaairservices.com

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SERVICES The Current Whether you live in Windham or Windsor County, or are visiting Southeastern Vermont, The Current 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  crTransit.org See ad page 115.

Destination Bellows Falls & Beyond 54 Depot Sq, Bellows Falls. 802-460-0681 freewebs.com/destinationbf Marble Valley Regional Transit District (The Bus) Marble Valley Regional Transit District, “The Bus” has been providing public transit for 37 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  thebus.com

Mel's Miles - Taxi Ludlow.  802-228-8466 Rutland Regional Airport - RUT 1002 Airport Road, N Clarendon. 802-786-8881  aviation.vermont.gov

Travel C I Destinations 1665 W Warner Ave., Fresno, CA. 559-573-7156  cidestinations.com Globus Family of Brands Boston, MA 603-738-7760  globusfamilygroups.com

TV Advertising Comcast Spotlight 299 N. Main Street, Rutland. (802) 776-1634 comcastspotlight.com/markets/burlington

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SERVICES LPCTV 37C Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8808 lpctv.org

Vermont Living Magazine PO Box 7, Littleton, NH. 802-221-1498 vtliving.com

Waste Disposal

Wholesale/Renewable Energy

Gobin Disposal Systems 25 Greens Hill Lane, Rutland. 802-672-0002  casella.com

Web Design & Development Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. Custom website design and development, guaranteed search engine optimization, search engine marketing and remarketing services, online advertising including keyword, display, video, and social media. Print and graphic design, content development, branding. 218 Lakewood Drive, Killington. 802-558-3233 greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com See ad page 93.

SunCommon 5430 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury. 802-882-8181 suncommon.com Sundeavor PO Box 277, Proctorsville. 802-226-7700  sundeavor.com USA Solar Store PO Box 277, Proctorsville. 802-226-7194  usasolarstore.com

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

Food, vendors, music & more! Weekend fun includes Friday night Cruise in, Saturday car parade and Sunday awards ceremony.

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Weddings & Gatherings Service Providers

A Catered Affair Ludlow. 802-236-3182  acateredaffairvt.com Celebration Rentals, Inc. 86 Park Street, Brandon. 802-247-0002  celebrateinvermont.com Green Mountain Beats 45 Reynolds Drive, Colchester. (802)399-4377  greenmountainbeats.com Hannoush Jewelers 152 Woodstock Ave, Rutland. 802-773-4455  hannoush.com

WEDDINGS

Images by Donald Dill PO Box 84, Ludlow. 802-228-8108 imagesbydonalddill.com

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Vermont Assoc. of Wedding Professionals PO Box 2103, South Burlington. 802-373-8356  yourvermontwedding.com Vermont Wedding Association PO Box 644, Proctor. 802-459-2897 vtwed.com

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Wedding Resource Publishing PO Box 10, Dover, NH. 802-749-4843 vermontweddingbook.com Woodbury Florist & Landscaping 400 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-8315  woodburyflorist.net

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Venues & Accommodations 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  castlehillresortvt.com See ad right.

See ad page 54.

Call us to begin planning your amazing day.

321 Main Street Chester, VT, 05143 802-875-4288

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Echo Lake Inn We host 25-30 destination weddings each year and can easily provide a wonderful experience for 200+weddiing guests, with overnight accommodations for over 100. We have a spacious 40x80 tent, with hardwood dance floor as well as many unique venues such as a wishing well and wooded dell. Food is furnished by our gourmet restaurant. 2 Dublin Rd., Ludlow. 802-228-8602  echolakeinn.com

802.226.7361 2910 Route 103, Cavendish, Vt. www.castlehillresortvt.com sales@thecastle-vt.com


Weddings Inn at Weathersfield Bon Appetit wrote: a 'Hot 10 Culinary Inn.' Fodor's 2013 Travel Guides named it ‘a culinary gem.’ More than a farm-to-table dining experience, it's rustic, yet refined. 21 acres. 12 private rooms, fireplaces, A/C, full breakfast, wine cellar, gardens perfect wedding venue for 2-110 guests. 342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217  weathersfieldinn.com The 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  innweston.com

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  innvictoria.com See ad page 119.

Jackson Gore Inn 111 Jackson Gore Rd., Ludlow. (802)228-1835 okemo.com/groups/weddings.asp See ad below.

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

beautiful mountain special day

WEDDINGS

Photos by Garren Poirier - Garrentee Photography

Okemo Mountain Resort is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. We offer exceptional personalized service with unique on-mountain reception sites for your special day. We are ready to help you select the private room that suits you best, coordinate menus, floor plans and decorations. We offer spectacular lodging for out-of-town guests at Jackson Gore. Let us help you create significant moments that will last a lifetime. The small details handled by a dedicated and experienced staff create the Okemo Difference. Please contact us for more information or to arrange a personal tour.

1-800-78-OKEMO or visit okemo.com/weddings

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INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. 103 Artisans Market Place.......................60,67,70 A Catered Affair................................................ 118 Advanced Maintenance & Finishing........... 95,105 Adventure Zone............................................. 41,44 All Seasons Motel.........................................84, 86 Allen Pools & Spas............................................ 107 Allstone Corp.......................................................96 Andre Menard, Mary Davis Real Estate............ 110 Andrie Rose Inn.............................................53, 82 Anjali Farm & Lotus Moon...................................39 Armstrong Electric...............................................97 Artisans Park.......................................................72 Aubuchon Hardware...........................................71 Awesome Graphics, Inc.......................................98 Belmont General Store........................................65 Benson's Chevrolet Inc........................................94 Berkshire Bank....................................................94 Best Septic Service, LLC............................114, 114 Best Western Colonial Motel........................84, 86 Big Eyes Bakery............................................50, 50 Billings Farm and Museum.................................44 Black River Academy Museum............................45 Black River Action Team................................... 104 Black River Good Neighbor Svcs..................72, 104 Black River Mechanical Services...................... 106 Black River Produce.......................................... 117 Blue Gentian Lodge.............................................82 Blue Sky Trading Company...............60, 60, 67, 73 BMW Painters................................................... 105 Bovine Bookkeeping...........................................95 Brandmeyer's Lodge...........................................86 BrewFest Beverage Co., LLC..........................76, 78 Bryant House................................................50, 50 Bumble & Co........................................................73 Burns & Associates, Inc........................................95 Burtco Inc. Self Storage.................................... 115 C I Destinations................................................. 116 Cafe at deLight.............................................50, 52 Calm Moments Massage Therapy.................... 114 Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Inc... 104 Camp Plymouth State Park.................................40 Cape Air....................................................115, 115 Castle Hill Resort Spa....54, 84, 114, 119, 119, BC Cavendish Canine Camp...........................105, 105 Celebration Rentals Inc.................................... 118 Chaffee Art Center...............................................45 Chaos Casbah......................................................70 Chef Mei Restaurant............................................50 Chester Andover Family Center, Inc. ............59, 59 Chester Family Medicine.....................................96 Chester Hardware................................................71 Chester Rotary Club.......................................... 112 Chrisandra's Home Showcase & Design.......71, 71 Clark's Quality Foods.....................................65, 77 Clark-Mortenson Insurance................................99 Clear Choice Plumbing & Heating, LLC.....106, 106 ClearLake Furniture................................68-69, 71 Clifford Country B&B...........................................81

Clover Knoll Crafter..............................................72 Coffee Reserves................................................ 115 Coldwell Banker Watson Realty....................... 110 Coleman Brook Tavern..................................54, 55 Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc................... 106 Columbia Air Services....................................... 115 Comcast Spotlight New England..................... 116 Computer Repair.................................................96 Connecticut Valley ENT........................................96 Connecticut Valley Orthopaedics........................96 Coolidge State Park.............................................39 Cota & Cota....................................................... 106 Crowley Cheese, Inc.......................... 47, 73, 76, 76 Crows Bakery & Opera House CafĂŠ......................50 CTM Media Group............................................. 110 D.J.'s Restaurant..................................................50 Dakin & Benelli PC...............................................94 DeGrasse Concrete...............................................95 Depot Street Gallery......................... 44, 45, 61, 64 Destination Bellows Falls & Beyond................. 116 Diamond Realty VT..................................110, 110 Disaster Recovery, Inc..........................................97 Discovery Maps ................................................ 102 Dustbusters.........................................................96 Echo Lake Inn................50, 54, 54, 81, 83, 86, 119 Edgar May Health and Recreation Center...........99 Efficiency Vermont..............................................97 Engel & Voelkers....................................... 111, 111 Epic Restaurant at Solitude.................................50 Ethan Allen Associates........................................97 Express Copy, Inc.............................................. 110 Farm & Wilderness Foundation........................ 105 First Baptist Church.......................................... 105 Fletcher Farm Foundation Inc.......................... 105 Fletcher Farm School....................................44, 45 Fletcher Memorial Library................................ 102 Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC.............................96 Four Seasons in New England.............................93 Four Seasons Sothebys International............... 111 Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont............................73 Frame it in Skis.................................61, 72, 72, 73 Freedom Publications...................................... 106 Friends of Ludlow Auditorium............................46 Fullerton Inn........................................................83 G.M. Tree Tech & Landscaping ............................99 Gallery at the Vault.......................................61, 61 Garvey & Garvey............................................... 110 Gassetts Group, Inc..............................................95 George B. Tucker, Inc............................................99 Gill Odd Fellows Home..................................... 114 Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping.....67, 99 Globus Family of Brands................................... 116 Gloria's Pantry.....................................................73 Gobin Disposal Systems................................... 117 Golden Stage Inn.................................................81 Good Commons...................................................83 Goodman's American Pie....................................50 Got2Web, LLC................................................... 102

A-L Grafton Promotional Association.................45, 47 Graham & Graham P.C.........................................93 Green Mountain Awning, Inc..............................72 Green Mountain at Fox Run.................98, 99, 114 Green Mountain Beats..................................... 118 Green Mountain Hike & Dine, LLC.......................98 Green Mtn Mktg & Advertising............93, 93, 117 Green Mountain Oral Surgery.............................96 Green Mountain Sugar House......................70, 70 H & R Block..........................................................97 Halladay's Harvest Barn Inn................................81 Hannoush Jewelers...............................61, 72, 118 Happy Trails Motel........................................84, 87 Harry's Okemo..............................................51, 51 Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze.......................40, 70 Hartness House Inn......................................83, 85 HB Energy Solutions......................................... 106 Health Center of Springfield...............................97 Heartland Payment Systems...............................97 Henry Farm Inn............................................81, 81 Heritage Deli and Bakery Inc...............................51 Heritage Family Credit Union.................94, 94, 97 Homestead Landscaping................................. 102 Homestyle Hostel Inn & CafĂŠ..............................84 Horses for Hire.....................................................40 Housing Trust of Rutland County..................... 105 Hugging Bear Inn & Shoppe........... 70, 70, 81, 82 Images by Donald Dill.............................. 106, 118 Imerys Talc America, Inc...........................102, 103 Implant & General Dentistry of VT......................96 Inn at Waters Edge........................................55, 83 Inn at Weathersfield.....44, 45, 55, 84, 90-91, 120 Inn At Weston.................................51, 83, 84, 120 Inn Victoria............................62-63, 82, 119, 120 Inside Edge Rentals at Okemo.............................87 Insights, LLC........................................................93 Jackson Gore Inn .........................................86, 120 Jake's Restaurant & Tavern..................................51 Java Baba's..........................................................52 Jeff Milligan & Associates....................................95 Jessica Citera, 4 Seasons Sotheby's Int'l........... 111 John C. Stewart & Sons, Inc.................................94 Kelley Real Estate, Inc...............................111, 111 Kimberley Ray, Custom Fine Art...................13, 61 Knight Tubs Pools & Spas........107, 107, 108-109 Knockout Carpet & Flooring, Inc..........................98 Lamere Square, LLC..................................111, 112 LaValley Building Supply....................................71 Law Office of Frederick M. Glover........................94 Lilypad Properties...............................................87 Lisa Scully, Inc................................................... 111 Lisai's Chester Market, Inc............................65, 66 Live Authentically, LLC........................................96 Lotus Moon...................................................73, 99 LPCTV............................................................... 117 Ludlow Dental Center.........................................96 Ludlow Farmers Market................................39, 73 Ludlow Health Center.........................................97


INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. Ludlow Insurance Agency...................................99 Ludlow Laundry Company............................... 102 Ludlow Pharmacy....................................106, 106 Ludlow Rotary Club.......................................... 112 Ludlow Service Center.........................................94 Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc.................................. 105 Ludlow Village Inn & Suites.........................87, 87 M&M Excavating, Inc...........................................99 Maid Easy, Ltd......................................................96 Marble Valley Transit (The Bus)................115, 116 Martha's Folk Art Gallery....................................61 Mary W. Davis Realtor & Assoc....36-37, 111, 112 Master Plumbing & Heating, Inc..............107, 107 Mel's Miles - Taxi.............................................. 116 Misty Valley Books........................................65, 65 Mojo Café............................................................52 Morningside Gliding & Paragliding .............40, 40 Motel-in-the-Meadow.......................................87 Mount Holly Community Assoc........................ 105 Mount Holly Historical Museum.........................45 Mountain Outfitters at Jackson Gore..................59 Mountain View Ranch............................39, 40, 40 Mr. Darcy's Bar and Grill...............................52, 52 My Fitness Recovery............................................99 NAPA Auto Parts..................................................94 NB Insurance.......................................................99 NewsBank Print Shop...................................... 110 Northern Ski Works.............................................59 Okemo Inn...........................................................82 Okemo Mountain Resort.........41, 42-43, 44, 120 Okemo Mountain Resort Properties...................87 Okemo Print Shop............................................ 110 Okemo Snowmobile Tours..................................41 Okemo SnowSports Center.................................59 Okemo State Forest - Buttermilk Falls.................40 Okemo Valley Golf & Nordic Center........39, 39, 41 OMARA................................................................41 Outback Pizza......................................................52 OVAL - Okemo Valley Area Ladies........................46 Pam Knights Communications............................93 Pat McLaughlin - Engel & Volkers.................... 112 Papa John's Sugar Shack...............................70, 73 People's United Bank..........................................94 Peter Manship Designs................................IFC, 73 Plymouth Artisan Cheese....................................76 Point One Network Solutions..............................96 Pond Hill Ranch...................................................40 PP&D Brochure Distribution............................. 110 President Coolidge Historic Site..........................46 Riverside Pet Care at Ludlow............................ 105 Roadway Inn.......................................................87 Rockledge Farm Woodworks...................46, 65, 72 Route 103 Auto Repair........................................94 Route 802......................................................... 102 Russ Hurlburt Photography............................. 106 Rutland Regional Airport - RUT....................... 116 Ruxana's Home Interiors.....................................72 Sam's Steakhouse........................................53, 54

Sammarval Company Ltd................................ 102 Sanderson Contracting Inc............................... 110 Servpro of Keene.................................................97 Shaws Supermarket............................................65 Sherwin-Williams Paints.....................................72 Singleton's VT, Inc....59, 66, 66, 70, 73, 74-75, 76 Six Loose Ladies & Friends...........................61, 65 Skygate Financial................................................97 Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals..............86, 87 Smith Maple Crest Farm, LLC............70, 70, 73, 82 Snowcountry Snowmobile Rentals & Storage....41 SouthFace Village at Okemo............................. 112 Southern Vermont Hydroponics..........................67 Springfield Adult Day Services......................... 114 Springfield Animal Hospital............................. 105 Springfield Buick GMC........................................94 Springfield Cinemas 3.........................................46 Springfield Fence Company........72, 73, 76, 95, 96 Springfield Health Center....................................97 Springfield Humane Society............................ 106 Springfield Medical Care ...........96, 100-101, IBC Springfield Reg. Dev. Corporation.................... 105 Springfield Urology.............................................97 Stemwinder..................................................53, 77 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern....................53, 84, 120 Stone House Antiques Center.......................65, 67 Suburban Propane........................................... 107 Sugarbush Farm.....................................71, 76, 76 Summit Wealth Group........................................97 SunCommon.................................................... 117 Sundeavor........................................................ 117 Sunshine Acres Garden Center............................67 Table 19 Restaurant............................................53 Target Marketing Ad Service...............................93 Tater Hill Golf Club...............................................40 Tattersall's Clothing Emporium....................59, 60 Taylor Farm Cheese, Inc.......................................76 TD Bank N.A........................................................95 TDI New England.............................................. 115 Ted Stryhas Builder, Inc................................95, 95 TERRIGENOUS Landscape Architecture.......67, 102 The Book Nook....................................................65 The Boot Pro Ski Shop..................................59, 59 The Center for Research & Public Policy........... 102 The Colonial House Inn & Motel..........................82 The Combes Family Inn.......................................82 The Commons.................................................. 104 The Cookster........................................................50 The Current...............................................115, 116 The Downtown Grocery...............................54, 55 The Framery of Vermont, LLC..............................61 The Free Range.............................................50, 50 The Governor's Inn.......................................81, 81 The Grafton Inn...........................................83, 120 The Hatchery ................................................51, 51 The Hangar Café..................................................51 The Killarney....................................52, 52, 56-57 The Message for the Week.......................104, 104 The Mountain Times......................................... 104

L-Z The New American Grill...............................52, 53 The Next Chapter.................................................59 The Pointe at Castle Hill.......................................86 The Pot Belly..................................................53, 53 The Richards Group.............................................99 The Southern Pie Co.....................................76, 78 The Vermont Country Store................... 47, 66, 66 The Village at Cedar Hill............................114, 114 The Windom Center............................................96 Timber Inn....................................................87, 87 Timothy L. Faulkner, CPA PC................................93 Tina's Fun Stuff to Wear, ltd..........................60, 60 Town of Chester................................................ 105 TPW Management........................................... 110 TPW Vacations.....................................................88 Trails End Accommodations................................88 Trillium Digital Marketing................................ 104 Tydans Moving................................................. 104 Tygart Mountain Sports......................................60 USA Solar Store................................................ 117 VacationOwnership.com, LLC..............................88 VT Assoc. of Bus., Industry & Rehabilitation.... 105 Vermont Assoc. of Wedding Professionals....... 119 Vermont Center For The Book.......................... 105 Vermont Community Media............................ 104 Vermont Gay Tourism Association.................... 104 Vermont Hardwoods...........................................98 Vermont Journal.............................................. 104 Vermont Living Magazine...........................93, 117 Vermont Outdoor Guide Association..................40 Vermont Properties..................................112, 113 Vermont Rail System....................................47, 47 Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine......................... 104 Vermont T's.........................................................73 Vermont Telephone Company, Inc................... 104 Vermont Wedding Association......................... 119 Vermont.com......................................................94 Viking Nordic Center.....................................41, 41 Village Green Gallery..............................46, 47, 65 VT Association of Snow Travelers........................41 Wedding Resource Publishing......................... 119 Wellwood Orchards, Inc......................................40 Weston Craft Show..............................................65 Weston Historical Society....................................46 Weston Playhouse Theater Co......................46, 46 Weston Village Christmas Shop..........................73 Weston Village Store...........................................66 Weston VT...........................................................47 Whiting Library................................................ 102 Williams River Gallery.........................................46 Willie Dunns at Okemo Valley Golf Club..............53 Windham & Windsor Housing ......................... 105 Wine & Cheese Depot....................................76, 77 Women's Health Center at Springfield...............97 Woodbury Florist & Landscaping........67, 102, 119 Wright Construction............................................95 Yagna Inn.....................................................82, 82 Yankee Publishing Inc...................................... 104 Yankee Village Motel...........................................87


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2015-2016 Okemo Valley Annual Guide  

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