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Okemo Valley Regional Guide What to DO! Discover year-round sports and recreation opportunities in the Okemo Valley Your guide to the BEST local events, happenings, lodging, dining & shopping, year-round!

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Welcome The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the Towns of Andover, Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth and Weston, as well as surrounding Towns in South Central Vermont. Within our communities there is something for everyone. History buffs will love touring the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth; Cheese enthusiasts will enjoy watching and sampling cheese being made at both Crowley Cheese in Mount Holly and Plymouth Artisan Cheese in Plymouth; Chester is your destination for Artisans & Antiques; Ludlow is home to Okemo Mountain Resort known for its four seasons of family fun. In Weston, you can catch World-class theatre at the Weston Playhouse and enjoy shopping at the original Vermont Country Store and the Weston Village Store. Like to eat? You’ve come to the right place. Our area offers casual, fine, and farm to table dining experiences. You can even take a cooking class or book a culinary weekend. Travel our 138 mile Scenic Route 100 Byway. Download itineraries online to follow for Arts & Culture, Chews & Brews; Historic Downtowns, Outdoor Recreation, and Lodging along your way. Getting Married? Call ahead so we can make up welcome packages for your guests! Find us online www.YourPlaceInVermont.com or in the app store under Okemo Valley Regional Chamber app. We look forward to welcoming you. Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow Visit: Call: 802-228-5830 Email: info@yourplaceinvermont.com Online: yourplaceinvermont.com - Marji Graf, CEO

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

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

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

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

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

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INFORMATION Chamber Welcome & Mission INDEX: Chamber Members

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

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Cavendish & Proctorsville.......................8 Beautiful views, wildlife, and so much more make this town a hidden treasure.

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Chester...................................10 Galleries, antique shops, boutiques, pubs, and restaurants will make you come back for more.

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Mount Holly.........................14 Explore this scenic town filled with museum, festivals, and shops that never compromises its charm.

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Plymouth...........................................16 Home to the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge, the village is rich in history and shops.

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Weston & Andover.....................18 Bustling Weston to simpler Andover, discover why these town towns are some of Vermont's hot spots.

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Sam’s Steakhouse......................................... 62 A luxurious dining experience with foods that will make your mouth water.

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The Vermont Country Store..................... 78 A variety of products you will love. Inn at Weathersfield..................................... 88 Elegant charm to accommodate your stay. Mary W. Davis Realtor...............................106 The go to Realtor if you are looking for more breathing room, or need to trade up. VT Properties & Development..............114 Okemo & Ludlow's premier real estate agency.

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Cavendish & Proctorsville Four-season Recreation with Surprises along the Way

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illiam Cavendish, 18th century British Statesman and the 4th Duke of Devonshire, would be proud. Hailing from the English seaside county known for its fishing, the Vermont town

bearing his name is likewise known for “the big ones.” Designated by the State of Vermont as “trophy trout water,” the Black River meanders lengthwise through Cavendish. Each spring, thousands of two-year-old trout find homes along this stretch of the river, a premier angling destination stocked with mature fish. Paddlers are also hooked on the Black River for kayaking that ranges from thrilling to tranquil, depending on the season.

From knitting to luxurious accommodations, inspired by nature and borne by tradition For more information: vtfishandwildlife.com sixlooseladies.com castlehillresortvt.com yourplaceinvermont.com

Unsurpassed sport fishing, cycling, and wildlife viewing From angling and paddling to cycling and hiking, Cavendish and its village of Proctorsville are built around the natural environment. 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. Beautiful views are synonymous with rich habitat. 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

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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. 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. As Proctorsville diffuses toward Okemo Mountain, the Castle Resort & Spa VT rises from the hills. The immaculate estate is characterized

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TIME IT RIGHT! Take part in annual events that fit your interests May — Cavendish 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, salute the red, white, and blue, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Enjoy children’s performances, pay tribute to veterans, and find inspiration in honoring America’s soldiers. May 31, 2014. July - Town Wide Tag Sale Delight in the treasures you'll find on the Cavendish and Proctorsville Village Greens and in dozens of individual barns, garages and yards dotting our towns for the 4th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale! Comb through thousands of treasures to find the gems that have made their way from barns, attics and basements to be discovered and appreciated once again. Don't miss it! A handy map will be available here: cavendishvt.blogspot.com. July 26, 2014.

by luxuriously appointed castle rooms, a hotel, suites, ballrooms, and resort homes. Become a queen or king for the day at the fitness center, pools, and Aveda Concept spa. In the dining room, local products and classical French techniques merge in an innovative American breakfast and dinner menu. Cavendish and Proctorsville unite in an unmatched, four-season recreation destination with a few surprises along the way. Your surprise may be luring a hearty trout, siting a moose, or discovering a vista aflame with the colors of autumn. Maybe it is a coil of teal Alpaca wool, a cleansing facial, or sipping a cup of tomato basil and Vermont cheddar ale by the hearth. Whatever your pleasure, Cavendish and Proctorsville will bring you home.

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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. Lunch features Goodman’s American Pie honey-themed wood-fired pizza. Sept. 13, 2014. www.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. Nov. 29, 2014. 9


Chester Built in Good Character

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hester 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 stagecoach lines.

A destination for historians, outdoor enthusiasts, and artists

The Inn Victoria

Shopping, tea, and glimmerstone granite

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uzzing 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. 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

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community of outdoor enthusiasts and artists. Located on the village common facing the gazebo, the Fullerton Inn & Restaurant offers twenty rooms and a delicious “continental plus” breakfast. 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. Amid stately structures, white tents, sprawling lawns, and orderly stone fences lend a sense of refinement to weddings as the past ushers in the future.

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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.

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June — Music in the Meadow Race for the Cure Sing, dance, jam, and fight breast cancer with local musicians under the tent at this two-day fundraiser at Chester’s Motel in the Meadow. Saddle up to a daily barbecue, games, classic cars, and a raffle, all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. June 21–22, 2014. yourplaceinVermont.com September— Chester Fall Festival on the Green The artisans’ displays reflect the orange, red, and yellow leaves of autumn in this colorful celebration centered in a pristine Victorian village. Enjoy food from local inns and delis, crafts, demonstrations, & activities. Browse vendor booths featuring handcrafted jewelry, accessories, pottery, preserves, and maple products. Sept. 19–21, 2014. www.chesterfallfestival.org December— Overture to Christmas The first half of December heralds Christmas in this town-wide event stretching over a two-week period. Children may begin with a workshop to spice up their gingerbread house-building skills. Enjoy crafts, stories, extended shop hours, concerts, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the lighting of the tree. Cap off the Christmas preparations with a town-wide party for the whole family. Dec. 1–14, 2014. chestervt.org February — Chester 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 trail or meander on an animal tracking adventure. Embrace the crystalline beauty of winter while reveling in the warmth of community. Feb. 14-15, 2014. 11


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apturing hydropower created by the Black River, in the late 18th century Ludlow sprang to life as an Okemo Valley mill town. A regional hub for wool production, the Ludlow Village Historic District still features preserved mill buildings that are more than 250 years old. 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.

Shop, Eat, Ski, Jump, Fly and Create in Ludlow

“All Come Home” to Okemo Okemo Mountain Resort rises above Ludlow like a sentinel. Believed by some to mean in Native American “All Come Home,” Okemo is recognized for its excellent snow conditions and family programs. Winter heralds bluebird alpine days and blue-ribbon skiing, snowboarding, and frequent lift ticket specials. Snowshoeing and Nordic skiing are available, as well as snow-tubing and “Sno-Cat” groomer rides. The slopeside Adventure Zone is open all year to thrill seekers to jump, bounce, and fly with the mountain coaster, AMP big air bag, bungee trampoline, zipline, and the newest addition, the “Haulback Challenge” aerial ropes course. Spend an afternoon or a week, recover your equilibrium and boogie down year ‘round with a series of concerts on-mountain at Jackson Gore.

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Warmer temperatures create a lush landscape and an additional menu of activities at the resort, including mountainside Segway tours, disc and mini-golf, and a climbing wall. Break out the bag of golf irons at the Okemo Valley and Tater Hill Golf Clubs, or try the Family Fore Golf Course, a four-hole challenge for families and new golfers. From rolling putting greens to more than 400 acres of pristine meadows and forests, just outside town is Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts. This non-profit organization dedicated to arts education has offered workshops for more than 60 years in fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry, wood, photography, quilting and fabrics, and decorative arts. In summer, students may stay on the sprawling Fletcher Farm campus, and the school’s Craft & Gift

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

TIME IT RIGHT! Take part in annual events that fit your interests! July and August — Arts & Crafts Festival at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts Celebrate the nature of art at two summer festivals. The arts non-profit brings together nearly 100 of New England's finest artisans, exhibiting pottery, primitives, glass, oil and watercolors, carvings, scroll work, dried flowers, syrup, honey, rose blossom and silver jewelry, doll clothes, wood turnings, and stained glass. July 5 and August 23, 2014. fletcherfarm.org July— Iron Adventure Run at Jackson Gore Inn It’s all about the “hogs” at this Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiasts’ weekend featuring organized tours of some of the region’s most beautiful roads. Motorcycle games, an onroad scavenger hunt, shows, and a parade are rounded out by comedians, vendors, an outdoor concert, trivia contest, live auction, and more. Pre-registration is required. July 24–26, 2014. ironadventure.com

A Four-Season Art & Adventure Playground

Shoppe is open to the public from June through Columbus Day. Sharing a passion for art in a restored Ludlow barn, ClearLake Furniture’s workshop and gallery is open for tours. Watch as artisans employ timeproven techniques such as interlocking joints, splining miters, and joining dovetails to create handcrafted tables, beds, and cabinetry. Customers enjoy a true custom experience, right down to selecting the raw, responsibly harvested, hardwood boards to be transformed into functional heirloom pieces of their own inspiration. Paradise in Okemo Valley is found in many forms: shopping, adventure, and arts. From skiing to intensive creative workshops, jump, fly, shop, eat, ski, & design your own masterpiece of a vacation in Ludlow.

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Aug— Hops In the Hills Beer & Wine Festival 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 kegonly creations concocted by some of Vermont’s finest brewers, including Long Trail, Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Switchback, Harpoon, and others. Aug 1–3, 2014. yourplaceinvermont.com October— Ludlow Rotary Chili Cookoff Ludlow’s historic Depot Street hosts this allyou-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. Oct. 11, 2014. ludlowrotary.com Images courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort

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Mount Holly History & Heritage

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he Crown Point Military Road, built during the French and Indian War, was used by early American settlers and led to settlements in Jackson's Gore as well as the land added from nearby

Ludlow and Wallingford. The largest one Mechanicsville, now Belmont Village, was established before the town was chartered in 1792.

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Home to America’s oldest cheese factory, Crowley Cheese

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istinguishing Mount Holly in Vermont’s geological past, a woolly mammoth tusk and tooth dating back to Pleistocene era were discovered while laying railroad tracks in 1848. The tusk is displayed at the Community Historical Museum in Perkins House, located on the Village Green in Belmont. 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.

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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 Portland, Maine. Centuries ago, every Vermont village had at least one cheesemaker; Mount Holly is home to America’s oldest cheese factory, 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. In the summer months cool off at Lake Nineveh and Star Lake, hubs of activity for boating and angling. The non-profit Nineveh Foundation has conserved

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the Pleistocene era

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. April 4, 2015. www.mounthollyvt.org October— Cider Days A delightful local harvest event! 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. October 11–12, 2014. www.mounthollyvt.org See page 38 for more details!

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! December 13, 2014. www.mounthollyvt.org

more than 3,000 acres of land around this natural treasure, which traces its derivation to the meaning “house or place of fish.” The Museum’s Art Fest, scheduled for August 2-3, kicks off with a wine and cheese reception and features exhibits and local art for sale. From Cider Days on Columbus Day Weekend, Christmas in Mount Holly, and New Year’s Eve at Star Lake, this town’s vibrancy is reflected in its museum, library programs, community association, seasonal dinners open to all, and most of all, its people.

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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! December 31, 2014. mounthollyvt.org

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

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Plymouth Plymouth Notch & The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site: Pure, Authentic Vermont.

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olded into the hills of Plymouth Notch, the President Calvin Coolidge birthplace and boyhood home, is a 19th century time capsule (historicsites.vermont.gov).

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.

A window into the life and culture of a 19th century Vermont farming community

Plymouth Notch Artisan Cheese, panning for gold, and camping with horses

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n 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; 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 site office and Plymouth Artisan Cheese are open most weekdays, year ‘round. Talk personally

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with President Coolidge through interactive exhibits; browse the gift shop and take in sweeping views of the silent valley blanketed in snow. The quiet village is a destination for Nordic skiers, and in warmer months, cyclists enjoy the winding roads with little traffic. Just down the road, art and science are fused into delicious artisan cheeses at Plymouth Artisan Cheese. Watch cheese take form in the distinctive “granular curd” method. The samples of the day may include Hunter, East Meadow, Tomme, Smoked, Hot Pepper, Garlic Peppercorn, and more. The Plymouth Notch Cemetery is located on the outskirts of the village. The headstones of President Coolidge, his wife Grace, and children, as well as countless 18th and 19th century villagers are

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TIME IT RIGHT! Take part in annual events that fit your interests 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, and craft demonstrations. July 4, 2014. historicsites.vermont.gov

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present; gather an understanding of their lives through inscriptions depicting eclectic names, quotations, grave carvings, and dates. Several miles away is Camp Plymouth State Park. The park has a rich history of 18th century military operations, agriculture, mining, and panning for gold; now hiking trails thread through the forest. Popular in the summer, the camp features cottages, pavilions, and even horse camping, as well as paddling, picnicking, volleyball, and boat rentals on Echo Lake. As the 30th United States President, “Silent Cal” was known for his economy of words, reputation as a genuine individual, and the thoughtful, simple way in which he lived. Characterized by his natural environment, today Plymouth Notch remains a reflection of pure and authentic Vermont.

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Labor Day Weekend — Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival Experience ballads, melodies and rousing singa-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. August 30–31, 2014. plymouthfolk.com September — Cheese & Harvest Festival Celebrate one of Vermont’s most bountiful times of year with the award-winning Plymouth Artisan Cheese as its centerpiece. Join members of the Vermont Cheese Council for sampling and guided tours of the Cheese Factory. Enjoy wagon rides, a barbecue, and craft activities for the entire family. Sept. 20, 2014. historicsites.vermont.gov December — Coolidge Holiday Open House Cross the threshold into the home of Calvin Coolidge and transport yourself to the holidays in 1872, the year of his birth. This day-long celebration takes you from the country store to old-time caroling and sleigh rides. Presentations of traditional crafts and period children’s activities inspire the festive spirit in everyone. Dec. 6, 2014. historicsites.vermont.gov

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Weston & Andover Classic New England at its finest

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ountains have a way of quietly weighing in on mundane human life through the creation of barriers and even inspiration. And in this fashion, the burg of Andover, named for the

same in Connecticut and Massachusetts, was comprised of the areas surrounding Markham and Terrible Mountains until necessary travel across the highlands became too burdensome. This geological boundary in 1799 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.

Weston: Small town, big community. Andover: A reflection of the changing face of Vermont farms. For more information: westonvt.com vermontcountrystore.com westonplayhouse.org westoncraftshow.com westonpriory.org appleknollinn.com innweston.com

Rolling conservation land and sweeping views Recognized for its stories, preservation, and architecture, most of Weston Village is a designated National Historic District. Home to the original Vermont Country Store, the Village Store and the Weston Playhouse, with its town green, impeccably maintained whitewashed dwellings, charming waterfall in the center of town, and barn-red 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.

In 1946, the Vermont Country Store threw open its doors, recreating an environment reminiscent of the Orton family’s late-1800s general store.The sprawling shopping destination invites you to step back in time and stroll leisurely down memory lane. Meander through aisles stocked to the rafters with penny candy, Vermont maple syrup and sugar, award-winning Vermont cheese, wine, and beer, personal care remedies, household problem solvers, and more. As purveyors of the practical, classic, and hard-to-find, the Vermont Country 18 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

Store will lead as you rediscover brands from the past such as Tangee® Lipstick, Charles Chips, and Jack-in-the-Box, among many. As you browse through thousands of old-time goods from yesteryear, fuel your nostalgia with lunch or dinner at Vermont Country Store’s Bryant House Restaurant, featuring fresh, locally sourced farm products, an antique soda fountain, and an 1885 barroom. If a cool snack is more your style, enjoy a cone or sundae at Mildred’s Dairy Bar, open in the warmer months. 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 2014 schedule features “A Chorus Line” among others. The Playhouse also presents opera, juried arts and crafts shows, and special events and concerts throughout the balance of the year. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/weston


TIME IT RIGHT! Take part in annual events that fit your interests July & August — Concerts at Kinhaven Music School Weston’s Kinhaven Music School offers intensive summer education in classical music for juniors and adults. For more than 30 years, the school has cultivated music-making experiences in which shared learning, mutual support, friendship, and community are always present. This joyful philosophy is reflected in the faculty and student concert series, which light up summer weekends. kinhaven.org 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. Oct. 3–4, 2014. westonantiquesshow.org

Weary shoppers and theatre-goers will appreciate a respite at the Inn at Weston or the Apple Knoll 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. Rolling conservation land and sweeping views of the West River Valley provides the backdrop for the Apple Knoll Inn, a 1830s farmhouse about ½ mile from Weston’s center. Just beyond town at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest, the Benedictine Monks of Weston Priory welcome the public for daily prayer, and offer adult guesthouse accommodations. Weston is bustling compared to Andover, home to artisans, small working farms, and soothing open countryside. The changing face of Vermont farming is reflected in a drive through Andover; small dairy farms persist along with fruit and vegetable crops, sustainable and renewable energy products, and wholesale livestock operations. Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

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. Oct. 10–12, 2014. 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. Dec 6, 2014. westonvt.com 19


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May 31 Walking Tour of Weston’s Historic District

May

The Green in Weston, VT

May 23-October 10 Ludlow Farmer’s Market Okemo Mountain School Locally grown and raised produce, artisanal food products, and crafts made by the community, for the community. Fridays 4–7pm. 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org

The Weston Historical Society will conduct a tour of the town’s historic district including the early settlement, the heyday, the decline and later revival. www.weston-vermont.com

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June 1

May 24-25 Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Tater Hill Golf Club

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

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

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

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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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

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

June 21-22 Music-in-the-Meadow Race for the Cure Benefit

At Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow

Motel-in-the-Meadow The 12th annual 2-day music festival fundraiser for breast cancer research. Grab a blanket, bring your family, bring your friends, and have fun listening to live performers. Enjoy live music, delicious food, raffles, a silent auction, games for the kids, a vintage car rally, and more! 936 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2626 motelinthemeadow.com

June 29-August 5 Concerts at Kinhaven Music School Kinhaven Music School Enjoy concerts at the school throughout the summer months. Students perform on Fridays 4 pm and Sundays 2:30 pm and faculty perform Sundays at 8 pm. Join us! 354 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. 802-824-4332 www.kinhaven.org

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July 4

Okemo Bicycle Hill Climb

Old Vermont 4th at Billings Farm & Museum

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

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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

The Great American Party

July 4

Jackson Gore Inn

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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Celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Jackson Gore. As American as Apple Pie! Celebrate our freedom and the holiday weekend with the best party of the summer. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

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Arts & Crafts Festival

The Iron Adventure Run Powered by H.O.G.

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 7-August 25 Concerts at The Church 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

Jackson Gore Inn Harley-Davidson riders and motorcycle enthusiasts travel to the Okemo Valley region for this exciting three-day event to share their passion for motorcycles and riding. See pages 36-37 for more information or go to the website. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-747-8567 yourplaceinvermont.com

July 27 4th Annual Weston Fine Art Show Old Parish Church, Weston Discover area artists’ landscape, floral & stilllife paintings at this one-day fair. Kinhaven music students will delight visitors with classical music during the afternoon. Several paintings will be raffled off, proceeds benefit the Old Parish Church Outreach program. Free. 802-824-4452 www.weston-vermont.com

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5th Annual “Music on the Green” The Weston Village Green

August 1-3 Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival, and Vermont Chicken Wing Championship Jackson Gore Inn Sample fantastic local and regional brews and vote for your favorite chicken wings at the 6th annual Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival, and Chicken Wing Championship! 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/events

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

August 9 -10 Art in the Park Main Street Park, Rutland

August 2 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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Join us for 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

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August 30 - August 31

The Vermont Challenge

Okemo Valley Antique & Classic Car Show

Southern Vermont

Fletcher Farm School for The Arts & Crafts

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

Kick off our celebration of antique & classic cars with a cruise-in to Cool Moose Café in Ludlow on Friday, August 29th. On Saturday & Sunday, join us at the grounds of Fletcher Farm School for The Arts & Crafts from 10 am-2 pm. At 2:30 pm each day, the fun continues with a parade from Fletcher Farm to President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site! Stick around as the festivities continue with The Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival (see below) complete with an outdoor folk music concert & chicken barbecue! yourplaceinvermont.com

August 23 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

August 30 - August 31 Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site 10th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival The concert, which features 7 performers, will include both nationally-known stars as well as local and regional musicians, and a chicken barbecue on Saturday. 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3773 www.plymouthfolk.com

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Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival Plymouth Artisan Cheese

September 1 Labor Day Concert - Gypsy Reel Weston Village Green “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 13

Chester Fall Craft Festival

Vermont’s Golden Honey Fest Golden Stage Inn 2nd Annual Golden Honey Fest is not just for honeybee enthusiasts! Browse a variety of local vendors and artists offering raw honey, beeswax candles, salves, crafts, art, pottery, food, books, & educational workshops. Live music. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7744 goldenstageinn.com

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

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

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October 5 Okemo Antiques Show Okemo Mountain Resort

October 3-4 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 Sunday. 802-824-8167 westonantiquesshow.org

October 4-5 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

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

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October 10-12 31st Annual Weston Craft Show Weston Playhouse A 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 11-12

Fall into Winter Celebration

Cider Days

Jackson Gore Inn

Mount Holly

A celebration complete with live music and activities for the entire family. The Adventure Zone will be open. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/events

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

October 11-12 Art in the Park Main Street Park, Rutland Vermont’s oldest running outdoor art festival celebrates its 53rd year with fine art and crafts vendors, artist demonstrations, specialty foods, Vermont wine and beer, children’s activities and live music. 10 am–5 pm. Rutland. 802-775-0356 www.chaffeeartcenter.org

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

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Willow Farm Fall Festival & Farmer’s Market Willow Farm Pet Services 3rd Annual Fall Festival with food, fun, dogs, puppies, horses, kids, balloons, face painting, and a Farmer’s Market! Route 106, North Springfield. 802-886-5000 willowfarmvermont.com

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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

October 20 Okemo Bridal Show Jackson Gore Inn Shop the show! Styles and tastes for all budgets. State-of-the-art displays paired with the best ideas from qualified wedding pros! 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

November 28-29 Holiday Bazaar Weston Playhouse 34th 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

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November 29

Small Business Saturday

Okemo Trot It Off 5k & Tots’ Trot

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.

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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

December 6

Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas in Weston

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

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

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December

Community Christmas Celebration Ludlow Auditorium

December 6

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

Coolidge Holiday Open House Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Step back in time and experience a Calvin Coolidge Christmas! Wreath making, children’s activities, shopping, cheese making, wine tasting, music, food, sleigh rides, traditional craft demos, and more! 3780 Rt. 100A, Plymouth. 806-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov

December 12-14

December 1-14

Wassail Weekend

Overture to Christmas

Billings Farm & Museum

Townwide, Chester Join us for the 29th 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, storytelling, and more. 802-875-2626 yourplaceinvermont.com

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

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December 31

Christmas in Mount Holly

New Years Eve at Star Lake

Mount Holly Community Center

Star Lake

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

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

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December 31

Christmas Week Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display

Okemo’s Family New Year’s Eve

Okemo Mountain Resort

Enjoy a host of early evening ice skating, snowtubing, snowshoeing, mountain coaster rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, cookie decorating, and more. Ring in the New Year early with a DJ dance party - and still get the kids to bed in time for a full day on the slopes the next day. Complete with a pizza party, games, balloons, noisemakers & fireworks. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 www.okemo.com/events

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

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Sleigh Ride Weekend

OMARA/USSA National Club Day

Billings Farm & Museum

Okemo Mountain

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

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 24 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

February 14-15 Chester Winter Carnival Townwide, Chester Get ready for some mighty fine winter fun! Dogsled rides, skating outdoors and broom hockey warm one’s heart and evoke laughter on the coldest winter days! Fun for all ages, 802-875-2693 yourplaceinvermont.com

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February 21

Vermont & Beyond Fine Art Exhibit

Comedy Night

Weston Playhouse

Okemo Mountain Resort

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

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

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March

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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March 21-22 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

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April

Baby Animal Day Billings Farm & Museum

April 4 Spring Mud Fling Belmont Odd Fellows Hall 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.

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

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April 25 58th Annual Ludlow Rotary Penny Sale

April 5 The Hatchery Easter Egg Hunt Okemo Mountain Resort Okemo’s ski trails are littered with colorful eggs stuffed with prizes (including certificates for breakfast at The Hatchery!) but there’s only one oversized golden egg hidden on one of Okemo’s trails. The lucky bunny who finds the golden egg wins a pair of skis or a snowboard! 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-4041 okemo.com/events

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

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his year’s Event will feature three nights of outstanding entertainment. Following Opening Ceremonies at the Jackson Gore Inn, host site for the 2014 Iron Adventure, Biker Bingo; a Live Auction and Trivia Contest; and Comedian Rusty Dewees: The Logger are scheduled for Thursday Evening. Phil Abair will perform an outdoor concert on Friday Evening and the Chicago based dance band DÉJÀ VU will rock the Valley on Saturday Evening. Fireworks are planned too! Throughout this three day Event, motorcycles will be coming to the Okemo Valley in order to experience some of the best riding in North America. The Team has planned a number of guided rides to various destinations throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Sugarhouses, ice cream bars, restaurants, country stores, antique shops, sandbars, lakes and mountains are certain attractions that bikers will be stopping to visit A poker run, scavenger hunt, bike show, bike games, and vendors are sure to please all who attend. An appearance by the Foundry Flying Dogs aka Dock Dogs is also on the schedule. A Harley-Davidson themed quilt raffle, David Uhl’s “Stars, Stripes and Stories framed canvas raffle, and a Chinese Auction of several motorcycle related items will be available throughout this Event. Call 802-747-8567 for more information.

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Save the date! October, 11-12 One of the most popular festivals in the Okemo Valley!

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he unique attraction of Cider Days is a 100+ year old cider press which is in operation 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, October 11th & 12th. Over the years, the festival has grown to attract over 800 people. Enjoy hot and cold cider by the cup and gallon jugs of fresh pressed cider “cold off the press”! Taste our homemade apple pie and apple crisp, with ice cream or Crowley cheese along with Cider Days t-shirts. Delight in visiting with our 35 local artisans, bakers, farmers, and food vendors that fill the green with the pleasures of the fall season. There is also a book sale and a photo contest and The Mount Holly Community Historical Museum is open to visitors throughout the weekend. For dinner, go no farther than the Odd Fellows’ Hall for a fabulous Roast Beef Supper served family style. Seatings at 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm on Sat., Oct. 11th. The cost is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Located in the lovely village of Belmont, in the town of Mount Holly.


M O U N TA I N R E S O R T ISING 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.

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Clockwise from left: Okemo’s famous grooming, the snowtubing hill, the AMP® Energy Big Air Bag, The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, the Superpark on Nor’easter, a Segway® PT tour, an evening by the fire pit at Jackson Gore, taking on the Haulback Challenge Course, Sawyer’s Sweep Zipline Tour, and the climbing wall. Background: Okemo Valley Golf Club.


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he seasons paint the Okemo Valley with outdoor opportunity. Winter trails renew to verdant paths, teasing you to trade your skis and snowshoes for bicycle tires and hiking boots. Snowmobile Vermont will take you on a custom tour; Mountainview Ranch will lead you down the path for a four-legged sunset ride. Exchange your ice skates for canoes, kayaks, and fishing poles, but keep those blades at hand, as the seasons change quickly. Slopeside, the Okemo Adventure Zone is open all year to thrill seekers to jump, bounce, and fly with the mountain coaster, AMP big air bag, bungee trampoline, zipline, and the newest addition, the “Haulback Challenge” aerial ropes course. Warmer temperatures usher in additional activities at the resort, including mountainside Segway tours, disc and mini-golf, and a climbing wall. If bent grass greens, tees, and fairways are your bag, the nearby Okemo Valley Golf Club is one of the best public courses in Vermont.

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Discover a new perspective through the vibrant Okemo Valley music and arts community. The Chaffee Arts Center features exhibitions, lectures, and adult and children’s workshops including painting, drawing, felting, weaving, writing, and more. Fletcher Farm School hosts over 200 arts and crafts courses year ‘round for adults and young artists in fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry, wood, photography, quilting and fabrics, and decorative arts. In warmer months, browse the work of local artisans at craft fairs and festivals, and bring home a one-of-a-kind find. In all seasons, find inspiration in an array of art studios, galleries, and antique stores, as well as unique boutiques with a broad range of tucked away treasures. Ready for the final run through? Find your seat at the Weston Playhouse. Vermont’s oldest professional theatre company presents musicals and dramas throughout the summer season; the 2014 lineup features “A Chorus Line” among others. The Playhouse also presents opera, juried arts and crafts shows, and special events and concerts throughout the balance of the year.

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To Do Agri-Tourism

Rock Climbing

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

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

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

Summer Sports & Recreation

Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze 741 Prospect Hill Road, Rutland. 802-775-2624 www.hathawayfarm.com Ludlow Farmers Market 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org Wellwood Orchards, Inc. 529 Wellwood Orchard Road, Springfield. 802-263-5200 www.wellwoodorchards.net

ATV Mountain View Ranch In the beautiful countryside of nearby Danby, enjoy a memorable horseback riding experience. 1 and 2 hour trail rides, private rides, picnic rides, sunset rides, ‘cowboy’ rides, advanced rides, lessons, kids camps, petting zoo and pony rides available 7 days a week. Rides begin with comprehensive instruction for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Suitable for all riding levels. ATV rentals. 502 Easy St, Danby. 802-293-5837 mountainviewranch.biz

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

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

Golf Okemo Valley Golf Club The championship 18-hole layout is a par 70 that measures 6,400 yards and features bent grass greens, tees and fairways with multiple tee areas on each hole ensuring playability and challenge for all ability levels. Rolling hills, moderate elevation changes and wide fairways enhance the Heathland layout. For tee times up to 24 hrs. in advance, call 802-228-1396. Fox Lane, Ludlow.   www.golf.okemo.com See Ad Page 44

Tater Hill Golf Club 6802 Popple Dungeon Road, Windham. 802-875-2517 www.golf.okemo.com/ activities/golf/taterhill.asp Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

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To Do Horseback Riding Horses for Hire, Horseback Riding 893 South Road, Peru. 802-297-1468 www.horsesforhire.net

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

Mountain View Ranch In beautiful nearby Danby, enjoy a memorable horseback riding experience. 1 & 2 hour trail rides, private rides, picnic rides, sunset rides, ‘cowboy’ rides, advanced rides, lessons, kids camps, petting zoo & pony rides available 7 days a week. Rides begin w/comprehensive instruction for everyone’s safety & enjoyment. All riding levels. ATV rentals. 502 Easy St., Danby. 802-293-5837 mountainviewranch.biz

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

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

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

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To Do Skiing/Snowboarding

Nordic Skiing

Okemo Mountain Resort The difference is…Snow! 120 trails and glades 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! 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 800-78-OKEMO www.okemo.com

Okemo Valley Nordic Center Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1396 www.nordic.okemo.com Viking Nordic Center 39 kms of fun for classic & skate XC skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking. Our groomed trails wind through thick woods, past beaver ponds and through open meadows. Cookie reward game for kids, lessons, rentals, shop, café, and guest house. 615 Little Pond Road, Londonderry. 802-824-3933 www.vikingnordic.com

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OMARA PO Box 442, Ludlow.  www.go2omara.com

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

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The Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore Jackson Gore’s Adventure Zone at Okemo provides an entire day of family fun! Highlights include The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster, 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 www.okemo.com See Ad Below

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To Do Galleries/Museums

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

The Adopt An Artist Program Adopt An Artist is a new program created by Mia Feroleto the creator of ARTWALK NY and other ground-breaking events in the New York art world, Feroleto conceived of creating the equivalent of the Fresh Air Fund for artists. Residents of Vermont and the surrounding area will be invited to participate by hosting a visiting artist in their home for a two week or one month period of time. For more info contact mia. feroleto@gmail.com. P.O. box 335, Chester.  514-549-8423

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

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Arts & Crafts

Billings Farm and Museum Route 12 N, GPS: 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. 802-457-2355 www.billingsfarm.org

Fletcher Farm School for the 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 www.fletcherfarm.org See Ad Right

The Framery Of Vermont 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295 frameryofvermont.com

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To Do Black River Academy Museum 14 High Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5050 www.bramvt.org Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main Street, and 75 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-775-0356 www.chaffeeartcenter.org Depot Street Gallery - Home of the Silver Spoon Indulge your passion for art with a visit to the gallery, showcasing unique pieces by over 120 New England artisans. Jewelry, pottery, VT candles, hand carved birds, Fine art and more. Also home to The Silver Spoon studio est. 1988, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4753 www.silverwareart.com Grafton Promotional Association Come to Grafton in the southeast corner of Vermont, declared “One of America’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Destinations” by USA Weekend. Experience a working Blacksmith forge or a Woodworkers shop, visit Museums, wander through Galleries, visit the Grafton Village Cheese Shoppe and sample their award winning Cheddar. PO Box 3, Grafton.  802-843-2255 See Ad Below

Green + Blue Gallery P.O. Box 335, Chester. 514-549-8423 Mount Holly Community Historical Museum 29 Maple Hill Road, Belmont. 802-259-2460   mounthollyvtmuseum.org Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm Workshop/ Gallery, where we create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen and watch us demonstrate working in burls and figured Hardwoods. Shop for gifts & furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Road, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 rockledgefarm.com Williams River Gallery 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295  williamsrivergallery.com

History/Culture President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth  802-672-3773 historicsites.vermont.gov/ directory/coolidge Riverledge Foundation LTD 2060 Townsend Road, Grafton. 802-843-1223 www.riverledgefarm.com Weston Historical Society Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-5294 www.westonvt.com

Movies Friends of Ludlow Auditorium 37 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7239 www.fola.us

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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, and an impressive selection of exciting new works on its intimate second stage. Pre-show dinner and a post-show cabaret most nights.  12 Park Street, Weston. 802-824-5288 westonplayhouse.org

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Springfield Cinemas 3 26 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-1000   springfieldcinemas3.com

Tours 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 www.crowleycheese.com WestonVT PO Box 234, Weston. 802-824-3669 www.westonvt.com

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Seasoned with freshness

An experience in taste, time, and indulgence The flavors of the Okemo Valley will heat up a winter’s day with spice and brilliance. They will soothe the heat of summer with dewy juices. Whether your pleasure is comfort food served at the antique soda fountain counter at the Bryant House at The Vermont Country Store, to High Tea at Inn Victoria served by a gentleman in period attire, you are in for more than just a meal. Dining in the Okemo Valley is an experience in taste, time, and indulgence. If it’s sunny side up at the “country-urban” Hatchery café or your mind is wandering around the slate of breakfast food at Vermont Apple Pies, your meal will redefine local. From family to fine dining, the Coleman Brook Tavern at Okemo Mountain Resort and The Downtown Grocery are among many that are seasonally driven, creating culinary delights from locally sourced ingredients. 50 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

Cozy up to the pub experience at at the Cool Moose Café and Saloon, featuring the Black Rock Grill and draft beers on tap. Harry’s is open late, and you don’t have to miss the big game if you go to the Pot Belly. Play games nightly at the Killarney, which also hosts Scotch Whiskey Seminars. In the realm of food education, The Inn at Weathersfield offers cooking classes in its Hidden Kitchen as well as exquisite “farm to table” dining and tavern seats.

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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, & 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 24 years! Serving break-fast & lunch, Mon-Sat 5am-2pm, Sun 6am-2pm. 145 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-2150 See Ad Below

Chef Mei Restaurant 14 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4355 www.chefmei.com

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56 Main Street Restaurant Our menus offer something for everyone… traditional American Cuisine with a touch of Mexican and Italian fare as well as vegetarian entrees, gluten free pizza, great burgers, hearty sandwiches, chowders and salads too! Lunch and dinner, Mon – Sat. 56 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-6987 fiftysixmainstreet.com

56 Main Street is a very special little place in the heart of downtown Springfield, Vermont. The cozy comfortable dining room is the perfect gathering place for friends and family. Shrimp Scampi, Black Angus Burgers, Pork Tenderloin, Thai Salmon, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Clams, Steamed Mussels, Filet Mignon, Homemade Soups, Salads, Pasta and More! In the historic bank block building 802-885-6987 • www.fiftysixmainstreet.com

An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite

• An Okemo Tradition since 1989 • Full Bar – Friendly Place • Thai, Seafood & Pasta Specialties At the foot of Jackson Gore Access Rd & Jct of Rtes 103 & 100 N Dinner 5-10 PM Reservations Recommended

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Dining Cool Moose Café An Italian American Grill offering a unique dining experience in a casual atmosphere. We are known for our steaks served on the Hot Rock as well as fresh Italian Pasta dishes, burgers, wings and an extensive children’s menu. Reservations appreciated. Conveniently located directly across from the Okemo Access Road, in the Okemo Marketplace. Busses welcome. 57 Pond Street, Okemo Marketplace Plaza, Ludlow.  802-975-0041 www.coolmoosecafevt.com Country Girl Diner 46 Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-1003 Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe 73 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7007 D.J.’s Restaurant 146 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5374

Epic Restaurant at Solitude Solitude at Okemo Mtn. Resort, Ludlow. 802-228-1642 www.okemo.com Goodman’s American Pie 5 Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-4271 goodmansamericanpie.com Harry’s Café An Oasis for the Passionate Appetite at the foot of Okemo’s Jackson Gore Access Road and Junction of Routes 103 and 100N. Chef-owned, full bar, friendly place, Harry’s has been an Okemo tradition since 1989. Ethnic comfort food. Thai, seafood and pasta specialties. Dinner 5-10 pm. Reservations recommended. 68 Route 100N, Ludlow. 802-259-2996 www.HarrysCafe.com See Ad Page 51

A Country/Urban Cafe Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Heritage Deli & Bakery 802-875-3550

164 Main Street Ludlow, VT

802-228-2311

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

Heritage Deli and Bakery Inc Stop by for breakfast on the go, or sit down in our dining area and enjoy full entree meals, salads and more. In addition to our daily menu we offer seasonal favorites as well as specialty services like catering and special occasion cakes. Free WiFi. 642 VT Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3550 heritagedeliandbakery.com See Ad Page 52

Java Baba’s 57 Pond St., Okemo Marketplace, Ludlow. 802-228-7810 www.javababas.com Jersey Girls Farm, Café, & Market at WAAWWE 32 Route 10, Chester. 802-875-6576 www.waawwe.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 with 15 taps, serving Dinner and Pub Speciaities. Come for the food and stay for the fun! 44 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7797 www.killarneyludlow.com See Ad Left & Advertorial Page 58-59

Leslie’s Tavern 660 Rockingham Road, Bellows Falls. 802-463-4929 www.lesliestavern.com The Lobster Pound at William Austin’s Antiques 42 Maple Street Route 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3032 wheelhousevt.com See ad Page 55, See Feature Story Page 70-71

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


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Dining 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 burgers, pastas, steaks, and seafood as well as our local beer and our extensive wine list. Catering and private banquets available. 31 Route 103 South, Ludlow. 802-228-7222 www.mr-darcys.com See Ad Page 56

Outback Pizza 64 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-6688 www.outbackludlow.com 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 www.samssteak.com See Ad Page 55 & Feature Story Pages 62-63

Stemwinder 46 Depot St. Ludlow. 802-228-5200 Find us on Facebook Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2525 stonehearthinnvermont.com The Pot Belly A local tradition since 1974. Serving lunch and dinner. Chef inspired specials daily. On the lite side, enjoy small plates, dessert and bar menu. TV’s for sports enthusiasts. Upper level sofa lounge. Call for scheduled entertainment or to make reservations for special parties. 130 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8989 www.thepotbelly.com

The Tavern at the Inn at Weathersfield 1342 Route 106, Weathersfield. 802-263-9217 weathersfieldinn.com Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Bake Shoppe Homemade from scratch. Serving breakfast and lunch from 8am to 2pm. Cinnamon buns, belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets and homefries, sandwiches on homemade bread, soups, wraps, and much more! Bakery open 8am - 8pm. Varieties of apple pies, berry and fruit pies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. 265 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-554-0040  www.vtapplepie.com See Ad Below

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

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

The Best Homemade Pie This Side Of The Green Mountains. Several Varieties Available.

802-554-0040 Located 1/2 mile south of the Castle Inn off Route 103 Take a left onto Greven Road to Depot Street

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Dining Fine Dining Andrie Rose Inn Contemporary cuisine featuring locally raised, farmed, and foraged ingredients. Serving dinner weekends, Private parties of 10 + any night. Reservations required. VT Fresh Network. Dinners thoughtfully prepared by Owner Irene B. Maston CEC, AAC 13 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4846 www.andrieroseinn.com

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Willie Dunn’s Grille at Okemo Valley Golf Club 89 Fox Lane, Ludlow. 802-228-1387 www.okemo.com

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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 www.castlehillresortvt.com

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The Wheel House Restaurant at Bill Austin’s Lobster Pound The taste of Maine in Chester Vermont! Enjoy dining outdoors on our wharf and you’ll think you’re on the coast of Maine! Fresh daily selection of seafood, lobster rolls, our famous chowder and of course, Live Maine Lobster. Ice cream parlor too. Indoor seating available. 42 Maple Street - Route 103, Chester. 802-875-3032 wheelhousevt.com


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Dining 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. 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1435 www.okemo.com See Ad Page 57

Inn at Waters Edge 45 Kingdom Road Ludlow. 802-228-8143 www.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, & vegetable gardens. 1342 RT 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com

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 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7566 thedowntowngrocery.com

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

Restaurant Verterra at The Inn at Weathersfield 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com

The Inn at Weston Experience casual fine dining in a relaxed upscale environment. Chef Craig Cornell (formerly of Epic) works his magic with simple comfort food using fresh local ingredients. Wine Spectator Award. Piano Music. Gazebo dining. Cozy pub. Reservations recommended. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789 www.innweston.com

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Take Home the Ingenuity & Passion of Vermont Depot Street Gallery is home to the Silver Spoon studio, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. Browse unique gifts from more than 120 crafters and then pop in next door at the Wine and Cheese Depot to choose from an extensive selection of local and imported wines, indulgent snacks, and specialty food. If hops are more up your alley, check out Brewfest Beverage for Vermont’s legendary beers as well as fine wine and liquor. Express your own inspiration. If you love needlework, visit Six Loose Ladies for local Alpaca, Shetland, and Icelandic yarn and fiber in tones that reflect the warmth and vibrancy of summer and fall, winter’s brisk nature, and spring’s verve. Observe the seasons from the rockers on the porch of the Vermont Country Store, which has remained the same since the Orton family opened its doors in 1945. Purveyors of the “practical and hard-to-find,” explore the Orton family’s legacy and take a trip down memory lane on creaky floors with floor-to-rafter stock. Shopping in the Okemo Valley is a fun and eclectic way to experience Vermonters’ ingenuity and passions. Our hearts and doors are open. A visit to Vermont is not complete without a shopping stop… or two.

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

Tattersall’s Clothing & Accessories Find smart casual clothing & accessories with a conscience, many Made in USA, for women & men. From practical travelwear, to locally handcrafted bags, earthy, timeless unusual natural fiber clothing and accessories. Look your best from head to toe. 96 Merchants Row, Rutland. 802-773-5007 tattersallsclothing.com See Ad Page 64

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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. Tues. 10 to 4, Wed. 1 to 7, Friday, 10 to 4, Saturday, 9 to 2. 908 VT RT 103 South, Chester. 802-875-3236 chester-andoverfamilycenter.weebly.com See Ad Right

The Corner Store at Jackson Gore 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1471 www.okemo.com Northern Ski Works Offering the highest quality skis, boots, clothing, race gear & accessories. Awarded Ski Magazine’s “New England Shop of the Year” and voted one of the top 15 bootfitting shops in the country. Visit in Ludlow or online. 10 Main St. Ludlow. 802-228-3344   www.northernski.com See Ad Right

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Discover Sam’s Steakhouse in Ludlow, renowned for its prime, all natural, dry-aged beef.

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A steakhouse is only as good as it’s meat – which is Sam’s secret to success. Since 2000, under the skillful helm of Executive Chef Pat Norton, Sam’s menu is renowned for its prime, all natural, dry-aged beef exclusively from Brandt Beef. This partnership allows Sam’s to prepare and serve only the finest meats from animals raised humanely, sustainably and without the use of hormones and antibiotics. “It’s our mission to deliver the best available product to our guests and as a provider, Brandt Beef is second to none.” says Pat. “ As Executive Chef, the most important aspect of my job at Sam’s is the quality of our food. The satisfaction I get from pleasing the customer is a rewarding experience for me – and the quality of our meat helps us please people.” In addition to Sam’s natural beef offering, the menu showcases signature entrees and classic favorites. You’ll find fresh and creative seafood presentations made possible through the relationship Sam’s has with Black River Produce. Everything in the Salad and Bread Bar is homemade using as much local and organic produce as possible. The bread is baked in house and the chefs create the salads in the kitchen. The homemade salad and bread bar is a popular, delicious and specialty feature.

The satisfaction I get from pleasing the customer is a rewarding experience for me — and the quality of our meat helps us please people. Executive Chef, Pat Norton

“The beauty about Sam’s is its simplicity, and I think that’s why people come back”, says Owner Paul Olson. “Sam’s success is made possible by a team effort. We get excited about an idea and we feed off each other. This is a high energy atmosphere and we are all about the guest experience.” Sam’s strives to offer their guests a high quality, consistent product. The extensive wine list and Lounge menu all contribute to Sam’s offerings. Experience Sam’s Steakhouse in Ludlow, Vermont. You won’t be disappointed. Paul, Pat and the crew look forward to seeing you soon!


Shopping The Next Chapter 138 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-975-0197 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. A few select men’s lines will be represented for fall/winter 2014. 47 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7623 Find us on Facebook!

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Arts, Crafts & Antiques 103 Artisans Marketplace 7 Pine View Road, Route103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400 103artisansmarketplace.com Blue Sky Trading Company Since 1995 Blue Sky has become a favorite destination shop for vacationers and locals alike, offering fun and affordable jewelry, pottery, candles, Vermont products, souvenirs, Vermont Maple syrup, cards and gifts. Blue Sky now offers scarves, handbags, accessories and footwear! Feel Good, Have Fun, You Deserve it! Have a Blue Sky Day! 160 Main Street, Ludlow.

Depot Street Gallery - Home of the Silver Spoon Indulge your passion for art with a visit to the gallery, showcasing unique pieces by over 120 New England artisans. Jewelry, pottery, VT candles, hand carved birds, Fine art and more. Also home to The Silver Spoon studio est. 1988, creating functional artwork from recycled antique silverware. 44 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4753 www.silverwareart.com See Ad Page 66

Frame It In Skis Frame It In Skis is a small family run business that recycles old skis and other winter sports equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com See Ad Page 74

The Framery Of Vermont 197 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-3295 frameryofvermont.com

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

Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe 244 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2412 www.huggingbear.com

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

A Boutique 802-228-7623

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Martha’s Folk Art Gallery Martha’s work includes traditional folk art scenes of Vermont villages and farms, commissioned house portraits, Rufus Porter-style paintings and murals, prints, greeting cards, and vinegar graining. 1379 Reilly Road, Londonderry. 802-824-3778 ww.marthasfolkart.com See Ad Page 66

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

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Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm Workshop/ Gallery. We create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen and watch us demonstrate working in Burls and Figured Hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Road, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 www.rockledgefarm.com

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Six Loose Ladies Yarn Shop A Yarn Shop with a sense of humor. Supplies for knitting, spinning, felting and more. Beautiful fiber gifts by local artists. Thurs 10-9, Sit’n’Knit Thurs 6-9, Fri & Sat 106, Sun 11-5. 7 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 4/24/12 8:39 AM Page 1 802-226 -7373  www.sixlooseladies.com See Ad Page 65

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Home of The Silver Spoon functional art from antique silverware •120+ artists showcased •Fine arts and crafts •Pottery •Fiber arts •Jewelry silverwareart.com 802 228 4753 2 GREAT SPOTS ~ ONE STOP www.yourplaceinvermont.com/shopping


Shopping Stone House Antiques Center 557 RT103 S. Chester. 802-875-4477 The Village Green Gallery 661 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-3669 thevillagegreengallery.com Weston Craft Show 703 Main Street, Route 100 South, Weston. www.westoncraftshow.com

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William Austin’s Antiques From the time you step into this first class antique emporium, you’ll delight in the vast displays of heirlooms and rarities of by-gone eras. With over 10,000 square feet of neatly arranged antiquities, you’ll delight in the surprises found around every corner. Shipping available. 42 Maple Street - Route 103, Chester. 802-875-3032 www.wmaustin.com

The Book Nook 136 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3238 www.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 www.mvbooks.com See Ad Page 68

Country Stores & Markets 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 68

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

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

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Singleton’s Store 356 Main Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7666 www.singletonsvt.com

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

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Shopping 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

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

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

Weston Village Store 660 Main Street, Weston. 802-824-5477 westonvillagestore.com The Vermont Butcher Shop The leading proprietor of “honest” meats from Vermont, where animals eat what nature intended, and are given clean water and fresh air. The result is healthier, more delicious food on your table. Our butchers provide advice and cut your meat to order. 2167 N Main Street, Londonderry. 802-856-7744 www.facebook.com/ TheVermontButcherShop See Ad Page 75

Garden Centers 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.

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Glebe Mountain Gardens 3714 Route 11, Londonderry. 802-824-3956 www.glebemtngardens.com Southern Vermont Hydroponics 51 Belmont Rd., Mount Holly. 802-259-2003 Sunshine Acres Garden Center 1824 RT 11 East, Chester. 802-875-4911 www.mcaveeneys-sunshineacres.com

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Shopping Gift Shops & Maple Products 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. Route 103 & Pine View Rd, Chester, VT. www.103artisansmarketplace.com 7 Pine View Road, Rte. 103 South, Chester. 802-875-7400 103artisansmarketplace.com

Papa John’s Sugar Shack 221 Healdville Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7800 papajohnssugarshack.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 Page 75

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

Sugarbush Cheese & Maple Syrup Farm 591 Sugarbush Farm Road, Woodstock. 802-457-1757 www.sugarbushfarm.com See Ad Page 75

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

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

Chrisandra’s Home Showcase & 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. Also visit our second location (open 7 days/ week) for a wide range of gifts, furniture and home accessories. 122 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4581 and 72 Pond St., Ludlow. 802-228-2075 chrisandras.com

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

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

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Shopping ClearLake Furniture 322 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-8395 www.clearlakefurniture.com

Ruxana’s Home Interiors Rutland. 802-236-3055  www.rutlanddesigner.com

ID3 Designs 44 Pond Street, Ludlow. 802-228-2884 www.id3designs.com

Sherwin-Williams 246 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-2424 www.sherwin-williams.com

Rockledge Farm Woodworks Visit our 200 year old hill farm Workshop/ Gallery. We create custom designed, one of a kind furniture and woodenware. Meet our family craftsmen. Watch us demonstrate working in Burls and Figured Hardwoods. Shop for gifts and furniture. 58 Ascutney Basin Road, Weathersfield. 800-653-2700 www.rockledgefarm.com

Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products, table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools & other household items, beam plates, art and restorations. Hand-forged or simple design - yours or ours. Cash & carry or professionally installed w/45 years experience. 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

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Village Tile 685 Depot Street, Manchester Center. 802-366-1040 www.villagetilevt.com

Specialty Items ONE-OF-A-KIND AND CUSTOM

Fine Furniture and Gifts Rockledge Farm Woodworks—for those seeking the road less traveled Hand crafted in our Farm Workshops from Local and Regional hardwoods and burls At Rockledge Farm, it’s all about the wood

AT & T - Bennington 135 Hannaford Square, Bennington. 802-442-6091 www.att.com AT & T - Rutland 474 Holiday Drive, Rutland. 802-773-4093 www.att.com Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc. 37B Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3663 www.brgn.org

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Clover Knoll Crafter & Cook’s Cupboard 211 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4830 www.cloverknollcrafter.com

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Shopping Frame It In Skis Frame It In Skis is a small family run business that recycles old skis and other winter sports equipment into unique gifts and home decor. Products include picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com See Ad Page 74

Staples 315 South Main Street, Rutland. 802-773-0116 www.staples.com Vermont T’s 354 Elm Street, Chester. 802-875-2091 www.vermontts.com Weston Village Christmas Shop 656 Main St., Weston. 802-824-4409

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

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

Marion’s Floral Shoppe 74 Pratt Hill Road, Proctorsville. 802-228-7851

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

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

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Shopping Vermont Made Products Barre Pinske’s Vermont Wooden Bear Co. 50 First Ave., Chester. 508-965-3211  illanajoffrey.com/bp.vt._wooden_bear_co.html

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

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 Lane, Mount Holly. 800-683-2606 www.crowleycheese.com Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont 143 Sawyer Hill Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-7805 foxmeadowfarmvt.com Frame It In Skis A small family business that recycles old skis & other winter sports equipment into unique gifts & home decor. Products include picture frames, trail maps, trail signs, mirrors, message boards, whiteboards, wind chimes, birdhouses, tables. 103 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 201-281-0854 www.frameitinskis.com See Ad Left

Gloria’s Pantry 11 miles north of Ludlow on Route 103. Offering a large selection of homemade preserves, our own honey, fresh baked pies, cookies & bars as well as other fine Vermont products including mustard, salsa, maple syrup, & peanut butter. 6720 RT 103, Cuttingsville. 802-492-8700 www.gloriapantry.com Lotus Moon South Londonderry. 802-824-4658  anjalifarm.com/lotus-moon-medicinals Ludlow Farmers Market 53 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-734-3829 ludlowfarmersmarket.org

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

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

Vermont Apple Pie Breakfast Bake Shoppe Homemade from scratch. Serving breakfast and lunch from 8am to 2pm. Cinnamon buns, belgian waffles, buttermilk pancakes, omelets and homefries, sandwiches on homemade bread, soups, wraps, and much more! Bakery open 8am - 8pm. Varieties of apple pies, berry and fruit pies, cheesecakes, cookies, and more. 265 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-554-0040 www.vtapplepie.com

Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks Custom ornamental iron shop, providing metal products, including table bases, railings, fences, gates, hooks, fireplace doors, screens, tools and other household items, beam plates, art and restorations. Hand-forged or simple design - yours or ours. Cash & carry or professionally installed with 45 years experience. 50 Route 106 N., Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

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

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


Shopping 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 St., Ludlow. 802-228-4261 brewfestbeverage.com

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Plymouth Artisan Cheese 106 Messer Hill Road, Plymouth Notch. 802-672-3650 plymouthartisancheese.com Wine & Cheese Depot A great shop featuring a large and diverse selection of imported and domestic wines, Vermont artisanal cheeses, specialty food items, wine accessories and custom gift baskets. Check out our new wine bar cafe ~ Stemwinder! 46 Depot Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4128 wineandcheesedepot.com

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modest offering of “36 Items You Can Buy Now” would grow into an enduring American company loved by customers from around the world.

For over 65 years, The Vermont Country Store has delighted millions of customers with a wondrous array of treasured products and practical and hard-to-find goods that not only evoke memories of a simpler time, but transport our customers back—through all five senses—to those special places held dear in their hearts.

Vrest, a frugal Yankee at heart, founded The Vermont Country Store with an unwavering commitment to sourcing products that are useful, work, and make sense. He also wanted to create a place where people from all walks of life could experience the real flavor of the living past and a vanishing way of rural life in America. Mildred managed the finances and endeared herself to hungry customers by offering homemade ham sandwiches served on stone-ground wheat bread baked in her own wood stove.

It all started back in 1945, when Vrest and Mildred Orton hand-printed and mailed their first catalog to 1,000 people on their Christmas card list. Although quite the ambitious endeavor, they had no idea their


Today, this commitment to outstanding customer service and nostalgic products that “just plain work” is carried on by Lyman Orton and his sons Cabot, Gardner, and Eliot, 7th and 8th generation Vermonters and 4th and 5th generation storekeepers. With two country store locations—one in Weston, Vermont, and the other in Rockingham, Vermont—a trip down memory lane can last all day long! Stop in the toy department for a quick game of Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots™, then find your perfume favorite and bask in the memory of a first date,

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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. Choose on-mountain lodging that works best for you with Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals. From studio townhouses to multi-bedroom suites comprising several floors, find your fit at any time of year in Winterplace, Ledgewood, Solitude Village and others. Seeking distinctive accommodations, fine dining, and a luxurious resort experience? The Castle Hill Resort & Spa VT is journey’s end. From couples on a getaway, to active families, The Castle estate includes an inn, hotel, suites, and condominiums. Guests bask by indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, and a solarium; a full-service Aveda Concept Spa awaits to help you look and feel your best. Join the “inn” crowd at one of the Okemo Valley’s small, historic properties. Each with a unique flair, the Echo Lake Inn, Governor’s Inn, and Inn at Weston are just a few storied destinations for an intimate respite. The Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel is synonymous with convenience. Located in the heart of Ludlow, the Best Western is the only hotel within the international family of branded properties to receive “The Best of the Best” distinction every year for nearly a decade. 80 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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Lodging Bed & Breakfast Apple Knoll Inn 815 Route 100, Weston. 802-824-0051 ww.appleknollinn.com Clifford Country Bed & Breakfast 476 Cole Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2269 www.cliffordcountry.com Golden Stage Inn Your lodging can be the highlight of your getaway! Enjoy incredible breakfasts from very local foods, guest rooms that are updated and clean, and innkeepers who offer both travel recommendations and privacy. Minutes from Ludlow/Okemo with seasonal shuttle service, swimming pool, WiFi, backyard farm animals. Family suites available. 399 Depot Street, Proctorsville. 802-226-7744 www.goldenstageinn.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 www.henryfarminn.com See Ad Below

Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe 244 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2412 www.huggingbear.com Inn Victoria Our 1851 Victorian Inn is located in Chester. Highly rated as “Excellent” by TripAdvisor and Vermont’s “Best Romantic B&B” by Yankee Magazine. Offering the finest amenities, gourmet breakfast, friendly Innkeepers, fireplaces, hot tub, double jacuzzi’s, antiques, fine china & much more. 321 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4288 www.innvictoria.com See Ad Inside Back Cover, See Feature Story Pages 116-117

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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 www.thegovernorsinn.com

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


Lodging Country Inns

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 & Grass Fed Beef. 2450 Lincoln Hill Road, Shrewsbury. 802-492-2151 smithmaplecrestfarm.com

The Colonial House Inn & Motel 287 Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-6286 www.cohoinn.com

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Okemo Inn 1810 bed & breakfast featuring 10 uniquely furnished guest rooms all w/private bath & A/C. Enjoy delicious breakfasts in the morning, a BYOB bar, HDTV viewing room, Wi-Fi, two cozy & charming fireplace sitting rooms. Summer pool. Overlooks an 18 hole golf course. Restaurants, shopping & attractions nearby. 61 Locust Hill Rd, Ludlow. 802-228-8834 www.okemoinn.com

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

Andrie Rose Inn 13 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4846 www.andrieroseinn.com Blue Gentian Lodge 289 Magic Mountain Access Road, Londonderry. 802-824-5908 www.bluegentian.com

The Combes Family Inn 953 East Lake Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8799 combesfamilyinn.com Echo Lake Inn Located on scenic route 100, this refurbished 1840 inn has 23 rooms, some with private Jacuzzi and Fireplace, and 7 condos. The Inn offers a swimming pool, tennis, and oversized Jacuzzi. The restaurant, featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, is well known for excellent food and service. 2 Dublin Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8602 www.echolakeinn.com Fullerton Inn 40 The Common, Chester. 802-875-2444 www.fullertoninn.com

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Good Commons 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-1859 www.goodcommons.com Inn at Waters Edge 45 Kingdom Road, Ludlow. 802-228-8143 www.innatwatersedge.com

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Lodging Inn at Weathersfield 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 RT 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.com See Ad Page 46, Feature Story Page 88-89

The Inn at Weston 1848 Farm house featuring 7 luxury and 6 traditional rooms all with private bath. Oversized jacuzzies for two, sauna/steam showers, fireplaces. Some rooms have private decks. Walking distance to the Vermont Country Store, Weston Playhouse, shops, galleries and town green. 630 Main Street, Route 100, Weston. 802-824-6789 www.innweston.com

Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester.  802-875-2525 www.stonehearthinnvermont.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 and Suites or private Resort Homes to fit your needs. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 888-764-6836 www.castlehillresortvt.com See Back Cover

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

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

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The finest condominiums and private homes in the Okemo area.

Lodging The Pointe at Castle Hill 2940 RT 103, Proctorsville. 802-226-7688 castlehillresortvt.com/the-pointe-hotel/

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

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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. Complimentary continental breakfast. Fitness room. Walk to shops, restaurants, churches, and laundromat. AAA approved. 93 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8188 bestwesternludlow.com See Ad Page 87

Brandmeyer’s Mountainside Lodge 913 Route 100 South, Weston. 802-824-5851 brandmeyerslodge.com

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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Lodging Happy Trails Motel 24 clean, spacious rooms with private bath, refrigerator, TV/HBO, telephone and in-room coffee/tea. Several rooms have private balconies with beautiful views. In the red barn: three one-bedroom efficiency suites with kitchens and nestled in the pines, two-bedroom cottages too. Seasonal Hot Tub. 321 RT 103S, Ludlow. 802-228-8888 www.happytrailsmotel.com See Ad Page 84

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 www.ludlowvillageinn.com See Ad Page 84

Rentals & Condos Karen Wilson, Coldwell Banker, Watson Realty 16 Bridge Street, Ludlow. 802-226-7494 Lilypad Properties, LLC 3489 Lovers Lane,Chester 802-376-4561www.lilypadproperties.com Okemo Mountain Resort Properties 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-5571 stayslopeside.okemo.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 www.slopesideokemo.com

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Motel-in-the-Meadow 936 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2626 motelinthemeadow.com

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

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Rodeway Inn 593 Rockingham Rd/RT 5, Bellows Falls. 802-463-4536 everydayinnmotel.com

TPW Vacation Rentals 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 www.tpwvacations.com

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

Trails End Accommodations, Inc. Ski in-out Condos & Homes on Okemo Mountain, Lake, Village & Country properties. Breathtaking views, fireplaces, whirlpools, hot tubs, pools, saunas, fully-equipped kitchens & more! 101 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-2363 www.skivt.com

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fter dinner one evening, a travel writer introduced herself to Inn at Weathersfield owners Marilee and Richard Spanjian. She was staying at Okemo and was thrilled to find the inn only 20 minutes away. Like many guests, she’d read the online reviews and articles in food and travel magazines. “Dinner surpassed my expectations”, she said, “but the inn is so much more. You offer the true Vermont experience.” The experience starts at the road. Past the pond and woods, down the driveway lined with stonewalls and old maple trees, sits the stately white two-story former stagecoach stop, on 21 wooded acres. 88 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

Guests enter through the ca. 1792 kitchen with its original beehive oven.

More than Farm to Table Cuisine With Executive Chef Jean-Luc Matécat, a native Vermonter and son of a Parisian chef, leading the inn’s acclaimed restaurant, the food is even more authentic than ever before. Local farms supply the meats, vegetables, and artisan cheeses, fresh seafood comes from New England shores, and except for artisan bread, little is prepared outside the inn. Depending on the season, the inn garden’s bounty is visible in every dish. Guests dine and enjoy cocktails, craft beers, and wines from the award-winning list—by the fire pit

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on the deck, by a fire in the dining room, or in the wine cellar for private parties. Year-round, culinary experts offer cooking class weekends in The Hidden Kitchen, the inn’s onsite classroom studio.

Where Green Practices & Comfort Meet On the Vermont Governor’s List of Green Hotels, the inn offers lodging guests 12 unique rooms (6 king/6 queen) with private baths, WiFi, flat screen TVs and DVDs, and a full cooked breakfast. Most rooms have fireplaces, spa tubs, and A/C. Rustic yet refined, the Inn is perfect for the discriminating traveler, vacationer or wedding party who care where their food comes from, crave the Vermont experience, and enjoy the tranquility of one of the

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“Top 10 historic inns in New England,” according to Yankee Magazine. When asked how far from Okemo or how far from Woodstock, the answer is always, “We’re close, but just far enough away.”

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For Vermonters & Vermonters-at-Heart

SERVICES

Whether you live in the Okemo Valley or you’re a Vermonter-at-heart, you may spot a service provider donning a superhero’s cape. Maybe urgent late-night furnace maintenance is at issue; perhaps it’s your dream of life in the Green Mountain State that needs attention: our family businesses and network of local professionals have the pride, skill, and dedication to get it done with care and quality. If you fantasize about making Vermont home, our real estate specialists will find the right retreat to fit your needs. Own a piece of off-trail heaven at Okemo or Jackson Gore with Okemo Mountain Real Estate. Throughout the Okemo region, Diamond Realty and Vermont Properties and Development provide a full spectrum of services to make your home ownership a reality. Build to your dreams with LaValley Building Supply custom homes, garage packages, and development solutions. Master Plumbing & Heating/Beardmore Excavating will join the construction team. When it’s time to hook up the utilities, Blue Flame Gas and Cota & Cota offer clean-burning propane, monitoring, 24-hour service, and automatic delivery.

Plan for the new or update your home with Knight Tubs, providing the full spectrum of pool and spa sales, installation, sales, maintenance, hygiene products, and accessories. Launch your contemporary, intuitive website with Green Mountain Marketing, focusing on collaborative design, training, and administration. The Okemo Valley is dotted with necessary services, from offices in Lamere Square, to the Springfield Medical Health and Dental Centers. Fletcher Memorial Library hosts toddler and young adult programs, an August book sale, community wifi, in-house PCs, DVDs, and movies. Research deeper into history with the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Museum and Education Center, dedicated to the legacy of President Calvin Coolidge. In the spirit of trust and dedication, Okemo Valley’s resourceful service providers may help out with the mundane, perform miracles, and everything in between – just ask. Don’t hesitate to contact the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce for a recommendation.

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Birmingham & Moore PC 71 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4444 birminghammoorelaw.com Dakin & Benelli PC 26 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-4000 www.dakinbenelli.com 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. 802-228-4000 www.bensonschevy.com 92 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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

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

Banks Berkshire Bank 152 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4744 www.berkshirebank.com Heritage Family Credit Union Located at 198 Main Street in Ludlow, we are a full-service credit union, offering a wide variety of financial products and services. You are eligible to join the credit union if you live, work, do business, or worship in Ludlow or its surrounding communities. 198 Main Street, Ludlow. 888-252-8932 www.hfcuvt.com People’s United Bank 57 S. Main St., Chester. 802-875-2127 or 213 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-8821 www.peoples.com TD Bank N.A. 48 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-6611 www.tdbank.com

Beauty Salons Gene Jennings at The Hair Doctors 221 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland. 802-773-4247 www.yourplaceinvermont.com/services


Services Bookkeeping Millie Roy Bookkeeping & Payroll Services, LLC PO Box 705, Rutland. 802-773-0067 millieroybookkeeping.com Bovine Bookkeeping 148 Route 100, South Ludlow. 802-558-1386

Builders/Contractors Advanced Maintenance & Finishing 3A Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-7627 www.amfhome.com Black & Tan Construction & Excavation Services 139 Upper Falls Road, Perkinsville. 802-291-3350 blackandtanconstruction.com Burns & Associates, Inc. 61 South Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7906 burnscustomhomes.com DeGrasse Concrete 116 Pleasant Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8466

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Mountain Energy of Vermont 3590 Route 100, South Londonderry. 802-824-9911 mountainenergyvt.com R.E.Wiggin Building & Remodeling 45 Dalrymple Street, Chester. 802-875-4954 Ted Stryhas Builder, Inc. Constructed over 100 custom homes including timber frames and log homes in Ludlow and surrounding towns for more than 20 years. We also offer remodeling services. A tour of our homes is available. 623 Route 100 North, Ludlow. 802-228-7327 www.stryhasbuilders.com See Ad Below

Wright Construction 31 Station Road, Mount Holly. 802-259-2094 wrightconstruction.com Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks A full-line fence company and custom ornamental iron shop serving homeowners, businesses and contractors for 45 years. Visit Website for hours and directions. 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

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Gassetts Group, Inc. 7 Bridge Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3705 www.gassettsgroup.com

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

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Inner Power Coaching Ludlow. 802-558-9828

Armstrong Electric

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

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 www.sydscompufix.com

Decking/Fencing/Patio

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Allstone Corp. 3643 Route 103 North, Chester. 802-875-6564 www.allstonevermont.com Springfield Fence Company Inc./ Hawks Mountain Ironworks All types of fencing, flagpoles, arbors, lampposts, gate automation & more. Largest full-size outdoor display. Cash & carry or professionally installed w/over 40 years experience. Custom ornamental iron made here includes fireplace items & table bases. M-F 7-5, Sat 9-12, Winter: M-F 8-5 50 Route 106, N. Springfield. 802-886-2221 springfieldfencevt.com

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

Financial Services H & R Block 31 Main Street, Springfield. 802-885-1040 www.hrblock.com Heritage Family Credit Union A full-service credit union, offering a wide variety of financial products and services. You are eligible to join the credit union if you live, work, do business, or worship in Ludlow or its surrounding communities. 198 Main Street, Ludlow. 888-252-8932 www.hfcuvt.com See Ad Page 95

Huntley Financial Services 116 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-5774 www.huntleyfs.com

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Services Skygate Financial Group 116 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-8100  www.skygatefinancial.com Strategic Payment Systems 45 Dan Road, Suite 100, Canton. 781-828-2523 www.spsprocessing.net Summit Wealth Group One Lincoln Corners, Woodstock. 802-332-6232 www.summitwg.com

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

Village Tile 685 Depot Street, Manchester Center. 802-366-1040 www.villagetilevt.com

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

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

Hardware Stores

Vermont Hardwoods Aubuchon Hardware 386 Depot Street, Ludlow GuideChester. Book 2014.ai 1 2/25/2014 11:28:40 AM 142 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-875-2550 vermonthardwoods.com 802-228-7900 www.hardwarestore.com Chester Hardware 21 Main Street, Chester.  802-875-2693  www.chesterhardware.doitbest.com

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Services Doctors/Dentists Windham Center Mental Health Services 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls. 802-463-1346 www.springfieldmed.org Chester Family Medicine 55 VT Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2546 www.springfieldmed.org Connecticut Valley ENT 364 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-1775 www.springfieldmed.org Connecticut Valley Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-6373 www.springfieldmed.org Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC 58 Parker Ave., Proctorsville. 802-226-7977 Implant & General Dentistry of Vermont 65 North Main Street, Rutland. 802-747-4544 www.vermontdentistry.com

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Ludlow Dental Center 8 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4446 www.springfieldmed.org Ludlow Health Center Family medicine, primary & preventative care, women’s health, occupational medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, podiatry, x-ray services, & minor surgery. Open seven days a week. Walk-in care. No appointment necessary. Financial assistance offered on a sliding fee scale. 1 Elm Street, Ludlow. 802-228-4362 springfieldhospital.org Skin Cancer Clinic 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-4371 www.springfieldmed.org 96 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

Springfield Health Center 100 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-5100 www.springfieldmed.org Springfield Medical Care Systems 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-885-2151 www.springfieldmed.org See Inside Front Cover, Advertorial Pages 98-99

Springfield Urology 364 River Street, Springfield. 802-886-1507 www.springfieldmed.org Windham Center Mental Health Services 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls. 802-463-1346 www.springfieldmed.org Women’s Health Center of Springfield 29 Ridgewood Road, Springfield. 802-886-3556 www.springfieldmed.org

Health/Wellness Communication Matters Most 2091 Main Street, Cavendish  802-299-1192 www.communicationmattersmost.com Lotus Moon South Londonderry. 802-824-4658 anjalifarm.com/lotus-moon-medicinals

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

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Services Area Hospitals

Spas/Massage

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital 10 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH. 603-448-3121 Emergency 603-448-7448 www.alicepeckday.org

Calm Moments Spa Always your destination for massage and facials, Calm Moments Spa now proudly offers manicure and pedicures and continues to be your choice for wedding makeup and nails. For pricing, further information or to find our online scheduler please visit www.calmmomentsspa.com 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7772   calmmomentsspa.com

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH. 603-650-5000 dartmouth-hitchcock.org Grace Cottage Hospital Route 35, Townshend. 802-365-7357 www.gracecottage.org Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center 289 County Road, Windsor. 802-674-6711 Emergency 802-674-7220 www.mtascutneyhospital.org Rutland Regional Medical Center 160 Allen Street, Rutland. 802-775-7111 www.rrmc.org Springfield Hospital 25 Ridgewood Rd, Springfield. 802-885-2151 springfieldhospital.org

The Wellness Center Massage Therapy: Irene Berry 802-228-7077 Nancy Tobin 802-228-7744 Polarity Therapy: Debra Guillow 802-228-1270   228 Main Street, Ludlow. ludlowwellnesscenter.com

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center 215 North Main Street, White River Jct. 802-295-9363 or 866-687-8387 www.whiteriver.va.gov

Castle Hill Resort & Spa Vermont The Aveda Concept Spa at Castle Resort offers guests full spa services to relax, indulge and work out. Enjoy a variety of pampering services from massage to manicures; our fitness center to the yearround outdoor heated pool and hot tub. 171 Castle Hill Drive, Cavendish. 802-226-7419 www.castlehillresortvt.com

Pharmacies 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 www.ludlowpharmacyvt.com See Page 96

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High Quality Health Care...

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

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

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Medical Care Systems, Inc.

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

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

Walk-In Care 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

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

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Services Heavy Equipment/Excavating George B. Tucker, Inc. 551 Town Farm Road, Ludlow. 802-228-7825

Custom Homes Design Services, Estimating.

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

Insurance Garage Packages Complete Packages Including Concrete.

Ludlow Insurance Agency 150 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8823 ludlowinsurance.net NB Insurance 217 Red Bridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-5015 www.nbinsurance.net The Richards Group 213 Main St., Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Ludlow.  802-228-8882 therichardsgrp.com

Landscaping

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Eagle Forest Improvements, Inc. 229 Christmas Tree Farm Road, Chester. 802-875-4180 G.M. Tree Tech and Landscaping 175 VT Route 155 N., East Wallingford. 802-259-8733

Your community paper since 1974

To comment or contribute, contact Christian Avard, editor

message@vermontel.net Visit us on the web: www.messagefortheweek.net

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Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping 3714 Route 11, Londonderry. 802-824-3956 glebemtngardens.com Homestead Landscaping 5 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville. 802-297-1107 homesteadlandscaping.com

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Services Severy Brothers, Inc. Construction, landscaping, estate care, and more. We pride ourselves in being honest, hard working native Vermonters. Route 103 South. PO Box 336, Ludlow. 802-228-7104 www.severybrothers.com See Ad Page 100

Got2Web, LLC 162 North Main Street, Rutland. 802-773-0126 www.got2web.com Route 802 187 Commerce Street, Williston. 802-989-0248 www.route802.biz See Ad Page 113

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

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

Manufacturing Imerys Talc America, Inc 73 East Hill Road, Ludlow. 802-228-6400 www.imerystalc.com Point One Network Solutions P.O. Box 208, Weston. 802-875-3798

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 www.messagefortheweek.net

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

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

Maps/Apps

PrimeTime Concepts, Inc. 1484 Middle Road, Dummerston. 802-258-3992 vermontartsliving.com

Discovery Maps PO Box 114, Waterbury Center. 802-882-1962 www.discoverymap.com

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Travelhost of Vermont 3473 Mt. Philo Road, Charlotte. 802-425-2484 travelhost.com/vermont 101


Services Vermont Community Media 27 Wales Street, Rutland. 802-747-6121 www.rutlandherald.com The Vermont Eagle 16 Creek Road, Suite 5A, Middlebury. 802-388-6397 www.addison-eagle.com/ The Vermont Journal PO Box 228, Ludlow.  802-228-3600 www.vermontjournal.com Vermont Living Magazine PO Box 7, Littleton, NH. 802-221-1498 www.vtliving.com Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine 58 Maple Street, Middlebury. 802-388-4944 www.vtskiandride.com Yankee Publishing Inc. 1121 Main Street, Dublin, NH. 603-563-8111 www.yankeemagazine.com

Non-Profits/Foundations

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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 www.brgn.org Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth. 802-672-3389 www.calvin-coolidge.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 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 www.mounthollyvt.org OVAL - Okemo Valley Area Ladies 9 Norman Drive, Ludlow. 802-228-8764 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 www.chester.govoffice.com Vermont Center For The Book 136 Main Street, Chester. 802-875-2751 mothergooseprograms.org Vermont Gay Tourism Association PO Box 164, Waterbury. 802-244-6828vermontgaytourism.com Windham & Windsor Housing Trust 90 Main Street, Springfield. 802-246-2113 www.w-wht.org

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

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Services Painters Advanced Maintenance & Finishing 3A Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-7627 www.amfhome.com BMW Painters PO Box 6, Weston.  802-875-3391 Painting N’ More 6 Parker Avenue, Ludlow. 802-228-5504 paintingnmoreonline.com

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 dog food & treats. 46 Winery Road, Proctorsville. 802-226-7297 cavendishcaninecamp.com See Ad Right

Clover Acres Livestock Veterinary Services, LLC PO Box 72, Proctorsville. 866-814-5755 www.cloveracresvet.com

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

Boarding & Day Care for Dogs & Cats AVENDISH ANINE

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

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Springfield Animal Hospital 346 River Street, Springfield. 802-885-2505 www.myvetonline.com/ SpringfieldAH/general-information.html Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield. 802-885-3997 www.spfldhumane.org

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

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


Services Photographers

Plumbing/Heating/Propane

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

Black River Mechanical Services 143 Nichols Road, Belmont  802-259-7810

Russ Hurlburt Photography Ludlow 802-236-2888 www.russhurlburtphotography.com Spectrum Photography 1086 Gates Road South, Belmont. 802-259-3060 spectrumphotography.net

Blue Flame Gas Co. Inc. A family owned and operated. Satisfying customer’ propane needs since 1946. Propane delivery, installations and service. 24-hour Emergency Service for all Blue Flame Gas Co. customers. 5700 VT RT 100 Mountain Marketplace, Suite A8, Londonderry. 802-824-8445 www.blueflamegasco.com See Ad Page 105

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

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Services Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 1026 VT Route 10, Chester.  802-875-3644 Cota & Cota Dependable heating oil and propane gas delivery since 1941. 24-hour burner and plumbing service. Heating system design and installation. Propane hearth product sales, installation and service. Low temperature alarm protection. Ludlow (802) 228-8866. Bellows Falls (802) 4630000. Jamaica (802) 874-4921. 1-888-COTAOIL/888-268-2645 www.CotaOil.com. 7 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-8866 www.cotaoil.com See Ad Page 104

HB Energy Solutions 132 Bridge Street, PO Box 945, Springfield. 802-885-2300 www.hbenergy.com 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. PO Box 354, Cuttingsville.  802-492-3657 See Ad Below

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

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Propane Delivery, Service and Equipment Londonderry, VT 802-824-8445 www.blueflamegasco.com

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Need more breathing room?

Our collection of country homes in Ludlow and surrounding towns 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. Speaking of lakes, consider the advantages of a lake home that offers true four-season recreation appeal. Nearby Echo Lake and Lake Rescue are the quintessential quiet, mountain lakes, an ideal location for slowing down and reconnecting with family and nature.

OkemoRealEstate.com 802.228.8811


As agent for more than 80% of all condominium listings for sale on Okemo Mountain during the 2013-2014 ski season, we’re your first stop for a piece of the good life!

Considering trading up?

We make the process of selling your property easy for you. It’s no wonder a majority of our sales are referrals from our extensive customer and client base. We provide sales data and guidance to help you price your property correctly and we offer expert advice on how to prepare for showings. We offer a comprehensive marketing program that consistently shows results and an experienced team that is at your service seven days a week.

Looking for results? 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 2013, our agency participated in 73% of all Okemo sales. We would like to thank all our clients and customers who have chosen Mary W. Davis to help them with their estate needs. We look forward to helping you navigate today’s real estate market. Call us today and become our next satisfied client.


Services Pools/Spas Allen Pools & Spas 1901 Route 4 East, Mendon. 800-649-5952 www.allenpools-spas.com Knight Tubs Pools & Spas The area’s leader in sales & service since 1984. Prompt personalized service before, during and after the sale of your new hot tub. With 65+ years combined experience, our team can help with your hot tub or swimming pool concerns. 11 Main St., Ludlow. 802-228-2260 www.knighttubs.com Softubs Colchester. 781-974-3733  softub.com

Printing Express Copy, Inc. 275C Manchester Center, Manchester Center. 802-362-0501 Ludlow Shipping & Copy Center 66 Route 100 N, Ludlow. 802-228-4300

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

Severy Brothers, Inc. PO Box 336, Ludlow. 802-228-7104 www.severybrothers.com See Ad Page 100

TPW Management 108 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-9400 www.tpwmanagement.com

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

From Okemo to Woodstock and in between. Exceptional Real Estate Service E&V Woodstock Area Real Estate +1 802-457-7128 · woodstock.evusa.com · REALTORS®

Okemo Sign Shop 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1629 www.okemo.com/signshop

Property Management Garvey & Garvey, Inc. 71 High Street, Ludlow. 802-228-3282 Sanderson Contracting Inc. 623A Route 100N, Ludlow. 802-228-4715 sandersoncontracting.com 108 Okemo Valley Regional Guide

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Services Real Estate Andre J Menard c/o Mary Davis Real Estate 802-649-3129 www.okemorealestate.com Coldwell Banker Watson Realty 194 Main Street, Ludlow.  802-228-5678 www.cbwatsonrealty.com 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 www.diamondrealtyvt.com

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 properties in our expanded Okemo region, our advisors can help you understand the Greater Okemo Valley Region real estate market. We have lots of local knowledge! Call or email: 802-457-7128 Gail.Graves@evusa.com 4 Mechanic Street, Woodstock. 802-228-1234 woodstock.evusa.com See Ad Page 108

Hawk Resort Realty 75 Billings Road, Route 100 N., Plymouth. 802-672-2006 www.hawkresortrealty.com

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Services Jackson Gore Real Estate 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 877-952-2576 jacksongore.okemo.com 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 friendly & professional service. Stop in and give a pet to Noah, the “Top Dog” in real estate in the valley! 2 C Lamere Square, Ludlow. 802-228-5333 kelleyrealestate.com

Mary W. Davis Realtor & Associates The area’s leading real estate broker since 1958, representing a full range of properties in the Ludlow/Okemo area. Specializing in vacation home and condo sales, our experienced sales team is available daily at three locations: Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Okemo Clock Tower and the Jackson Gore Inn. 213 Main Street, Ludlow Shopping Plaza, Ludlow.  802-228-8811 www.okemorealestate.com See Ad Page 109, See Feature Story Pages 106-107

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Lamere Square, LLC Ludlow.  845-544-4537 lameresquarevt.com Lisa Scully, Inc 6 Pond Street, Ludlow.  802-228-4430  davisandcompany.com

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A premier marketplace in the Village of Ludlow

Pam McLaughlin - Engel & Volkers Pam has joined Gail Graves Engel & Volkers team bringing 10 years of Real Estate experience from CT to her new “home away from home” in Mount Holly, VT. Pam was a top producing agent in Newtown, CT specializing in seem-less Real Estate transactions and looks forward to providing exceptional service to her new clients in VT! Mechanic Street, Woodstock. 203-994-6767 pammclaughlin.evusa.com See Ad Page 111

Suzanne Garvey - Bean Group 71 High Street, Ludlow. 802-236-4341 www.realestateokemo.com Vermont Country Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty Located at the base of the access road, our office prides itself in offering some of the area’s most diverse array of properties and we guarantee exceptional “best in class” service to buyers, sellers and renters at every price point. Open daily. 57 Pond Street, Suite #3, Ludlow.  802-228-4537 okemo.vermontcountryproperties.com

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Services 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 www.vtprop.com SeeAd Page 86, & Advertorial Pages 114-115

Rotary Clubs Chester Rotary Club PO Box 304, Chester.  802-875-1899 clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=2919 Ludlow Rotary Club PO Box 216, Ludlow. 802-228-4000 www.ludlowrotary.com

Schools The Little School 8 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston. 802-824-3405 www.littleschoolvt.org River Valley Technical Center 307 South Street, Springfield. 802-885-8315 www.rvtc.org

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

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 Extension, Westminster. 802-463-9444 www.bestsepticvt.com See Ad Below

Specialty Businesses Stratton Foundation 2D Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain. 802-297-2096   strattonfoundation.org TDI - New England PO Box 155, Charlotte. 802-885-3890 www.necplink.com The Center for Research & Public Policy, Inc. 488 Route 103 South,  Ludlow. 802-228-2300 www.crpp.com

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Stepping Stones Preschool 3628 Route 103, Proctorsville. 802-226-7760  www.steppingstoneschildrencenter.com

Senior Services

Engel & Völkers Woodstock welcomes

Pam and Patrick McLaughlin E&V Woodstock Area Real Estate pam.mclaughlin@evusa.com · REALTORS®

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

Transportation

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Cape Air 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 today at www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR. 1002 Airport Road, N Clarendon.

Mel’s Miles - Taxi Ludlow. 802-228-8466 The Good Bus - Upper Valley Ride 35 Railroad Row #201, White River Jct. 802-448-4004 www.thegoodbus.com

Travel Chamber Discoveries 1300 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 127, Fresno, CA 559-244-6600 chamberdiscoveries.com Globus Family of Brands Boston, MA.  603-738-7760 www.globusfamilygroups.com

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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 diala-ride for curb to curb service. 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham. 802-460-RIDE www.crTransit.org

Comcast Spotlight 299 N. Main Street, Rutland. 800-266-2278 comcastspotlight.com/ markets/burlington

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

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

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

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

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Services Web Design & Development Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc. Whether you need help launching a new website, or overhauling your existing one, we’ll help you sell more products and services online. We apply cutting-edge, strategies spanning print, Internet, social media, and television. We produced this printed guide and built yourplaceinvermont.com for the Chamber! Need "Responsive Design"? We're your source for web code that works!  Killington 802-558-3233 greenmountainmarketingandadvertising.com See Ad Page 91

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We specialize in mountain homes and condos as well as lake and country homes. You’re sure to find more than one season you’ll love 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.

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is admired and loved by many. The smart paint work of purple and buttery yellow draws admiring glances from passers by. Cross the threshold through the antique front door and the first impression of the cozy Victorian parlor is a chorus of wows! The inn is well appointed with antiques of the period, special touches that complement the experience, 1600 count Egyptian cotton bed sheets, luxurious baths, spacious rooms, flat screen TV’s and WiFi, exceptional service and more. www.yourplaceinvermont.com/weddings


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Over 50 tea blends from around the world offer the finest tea room experiences at High Tea every day at 3pm at no additional cost to Inn guests and only $19.99 for visitors. (Visitors please call for reservations.) High Tea in our fine dining room or Toll free 866.216.8722 l Local 802.228.5830

in Victoria’s Secret Garden has become a “must experience” event for visitors to the area. Victoria’s Secret Garden: Imagine your wedding, private party or formal High Tea in a luxurious Victorian garden filled with manicured flowers, stone walkways, shaded pergola’s, elegant dining, a country fire pit, Victorian gas lamps, hot tub and more! Ye Olde Shoppe at Inn Victoria: A fun, eclectic shopping experience includes gifts, jewelry, clothing, our famous 1600 count bed sheets at prices that can’t be beat. Stop in today and say hello! 117

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Eat, Laugh, Love: The finest breakfast in all of Vermont awaits our guests each morning. Vermont farm raised eggs, meats, vegetables, cheeses, fruits, combine to create dishes such as eggs benedict over cream puff and asparagus, crème brûlée French toast, vanilla paired crêpes, apple cinnamon pancakes, frittata, daily home baked goods and more.

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mbark upon your new adventure together in the Vermont setting that sings to your harmony. Winter brings a brilliant landscape of sparkling splendor, spring, a gentle sense of renewal. Summer soothes the soul with lush, bountiful days and gentle evenings marked by crickets’ song; autumn bursts forth in passion’s blazing red, yellow, and orange. Where will you deliver your vows? From sprawling resorts to intimate inns, from state parks with all the comforts of home to historic barns and covered bridges, Vermont is an open book in which you may write your own enchanted tale. Who will you invite? From the extended family to an intimate party, properties throughout the Okemo Valley will cater to your needs. At the Castle Hill Resort & Spa VT, choose from a variety of locations to accommodate large groups, from a ballroom in the stately mansion to outside under a white peaked tent. With five-star amenities and unforgettable dining, a Castle Hill destination wedding will treat you and your guests like royalty. The Okemo Valley’s inns and B&Bs are perfect for more intimate weddings, providing impeccable attention to detail in a relaxed environment. Walk through the threshold at Inn Victoria and you’ll be delighted by antiques, spacious rooms, and luxurious baths. Float down the grassy aisle at the Inn’s Secret Victorian Garden, complete with manicured flowers, arbors, trellises, shaded pergolas, and stone walkways. In the evening, gas lamps light the way to the hot tub, or join friends by the fire pit after an elegant dinner.

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he Okemo Valley’s wedding destinations offer a myriad of services to guide you through the planning process for your big day. From setting, to scenery and specialists: you provide the inspiration; we’ll do the rest.

Service Providers A Catered Affair Ludlow. 802-238-3182 acateredaffairvt.com Calm Moments Spa 101 Main Street, Ludlow. 802-228-7772 calmmomentsspa.com Celebration Rentals, Inc. 86 Park Street, Brandon. 802-247-0002 celebrateinvermont.com Hannoush Jewelers 152 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland. 802-773-4455 www.hannoush.com Images by Donald Dill 802-228-8108 imagesbydonalddill.com www.yourplaceinvermont.com/weddings


Weddings Vermont Assoc. of Wedding Professionals 802-373-8356 yourvermontwedding.com Vermont Wedding Association 802-459-2897 vermontweddingassociation.com Wedding Resource Publishing 802-749-4843 vermontweddingbook.com

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 www.castlehillresortvt.com See Ad Right

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. 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville. 802-263-9217 www.weathersfieldinn.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 www.innvictoria.com See Ad Inside Back Cover, Feature Story Pages 116-117

Jackson Gore Inn 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. 802-228-1835 www.okemo.com/groups/ weddings.asp Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern 698 Route 11 West, Chester. 802-875-2525 stonehearthinnvermont.com

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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 www.innweston.com

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INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. 103 Artisans Marketplace......................64, 65, 69 A Catered Affair................................................ 118 Advanced Maintenance & Finishing...........93, 103 Adventure Zone at Jackson Gore, The..........46, 46 All Seasons Motel.........................................84, 84 Allen Pools & Spas............................................ 108 Allstone Corp.......................................................94 Andre J Menard c/o Mary Davis Real Estate..... 109 Andrie Rose Inn.............................................55, 82 Anjali Farm..........................................................43 Apple Knoll Inn....................................................81 Armstrong Electric...............................................94 AT & T - Bennington............................................72 AT & T - Rutland...................................................72 Aubuchon Hardware...........................................95 Awesome Graphics, Inc.......................................95 Barre Pinske's Vermont Wooden Bear Co............74 Benson's Chevrolet Inc........................................92 Berkshire Bank....................................................92 Best Septic Service, LLC............................111, 111 Best Western Colonial Motel........................84, 87 BestofVermont.com............................................74 Billings Farm and Museum.................................47 Birmingham & Moore PC....................................92 Black & Tan Construction & Excavation Svc.........93 Black River Academy Museum............................48 Black River Action Team................................... 102 Black River Good Neighbor Services, Inc.....72, 102 Black River Mechanical Services...................... 104 Black River Produce.......................................... 112 Blue Flame Gas Co. Inc. ............................104, 105 Blue Gentian Lodge.............................................82 Blue Sky Trading Company............... 64, 64, 69, 74 BMW Painters................................................... 103 Book Nook, The...................................................67 Boot Pro Ski Shop, The..................................61, 61 Bovine Bookkeeping...........................................93 Bowyer Marketing, LLC.......................................91 Brandmeyer's Mountainside Lodge....................84 Brewfest Beverage Co, LLC...........................76, 76 Karen Wilson, Coldwell Banker, Watson Realty..85 Bryant House Restaurant, The.............................51 Burns & Associates, Inc........................................93 Burtco Self Storage.......................................... 112 Cafe at deLight.............................................51, 51 Calm Moments Spa..............................97, 97, 118 Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation............. 102 Camp Plymouth State Park.................................44 Cape Air....................................................112, 113 Castle Hill Resort...............55, 83,97, 119, 119, BC Cavendish Canine Camp...........................103, 103 Celebration Rentals, Inc.................................... 118 Chaffee Art Center...............................................48 Chamber Discoveries........................................ 112 Chef Mei Restaurant............................................51 Chester Andover Family Center....................61, 61 Chester Family Medicine.....................................96 Chester Hardware................................................95 Chester Rotary Club.......................................... 111 Chrisandra's Home Showcase & Design Ctr.......69, 73 Classic Flooring....................................................69

ClearLake Furniture................................47, 72, 77 Clifford Country Bed & Breakfast........................81 Clover Acres Livestock Veterinary Services....... 103 Clover Knoll Crafter & Cook's Cupboard...............72 Coldwell Banker Watson Realty....................... 109 Coleman Brook Tavern , Jackson Gore Inn....56, 57 Coleman Plumbing & Heating, Inc................... 105 Colonial House Inn & Motel, The.........................82 Combes Family Inn, The......................................82 Comcast Spotlight............................................ 112 Commons, The.................................................. 101 Communication Matters Most............................96 Computer Repair.................................................94 Connecticut Valley ENT........................................96 CT Valley Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.........96 Cool Moose Café...........................................52, 52 Coolidge State Park.............................................43 Corner Store at Jackson Gore, The.......................61 Cota & Cota...............................................104, 105 Country Girl Diner................................................52 Crowley Cheese................................ 49, 74, 75, 76 Crows Bakery and Opera House Cafe..................52 CTM Media Group............................................. 108 Current, The..............................................112, 113 D.J.'s Restaurant..................................................52 Dakin & Benelli PC...............................................92 Depot Street Gallery......................... 47, 48, 64, 66 DeGrasse Concrete...............................................93 Diamond Realty VT..................................109, 109 Discovery Maps ................................................ 101 Downtown Grocery, The...............................56, 57 Dustbusters.........................................................94 Eagle Forest Improvements, Inc....................... 100 Echo Lake Inn.........................................56, 82, 82 Edgar May Health and Recreation Center...........95 Efficiency Vermont..............................................94 Engel & Voelkers, Woodstock & Ludlow...108, 109 Epic Restaurant at Solitude.................................52 Ethan Allen Associates........................................94 Express Copy, Inc.............................................. 108 Farm & Wilderness Foundation, Inc................. 102 56 Main Street Restaurant...........................51, 51 First Baptist Church.......................................... 102 Fletcher Farm Foundation Inc.......................... 102 Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts...47, 47 Fletcher Memorial Library................................ 101 Four Seasons Chiropractic, PC.............................96 Four Seasons in New England.............................91 Fox Meadow Farm of Vermont............................74 Frame It In Skis................................. 64, 73, 74, 74 Framery Of Vermont, The..............................47, 64 Freedom Publications...................................... 103 Friends of Ludlow Auditorium............................48 Fullerton Inn..................................................56, 82 G.M. Tree Tech and Landscaping...................... 100 Gallery at the VAULT.....................................65, 77 Garvey & Garvey, Inc........................................ 108 Gassetts Group, Inc..............................................93 Gene Jennings at The Hair Doctors......................92 George B. Tucker, Inc......................................... 100 Gill Odd Fellows Home..................................... 111

A-L Glebe Mountain Gardens and Landscaping..... 100 Globus Family of Brands................................... 112 Gloria's Pantry.....................................................74 Gobin Disposal Systems................................... 112 Golden Stage Inn.................................................81 The Good Bus - Upper Valley Ride.................... 112 Good Commons...................................................82 Goodman's American Pie....................................52 Got2Web, LLC................................................... 101 Governor's Inn, The......................................81, 81 Grafton Promotional Association.................48, 48 Graham & Graham P. C........................................91 Green + Blue Gallery..........................................48 Green Mtn. Marketing & Adv., Inc........91, 91, 113 Green Mtn. Rock Climbing Ctr & VT Tours...........43 Green Mountain Sugar House......................68, 69 H & R Block..........................................................94 Halladay's Harvest Barn Inn................................81 Hannoush Jewelers...............................65, 73, 118 Happy Trails Motel........................................84, 85 Harry's Café..................................................51, 52 Hatchery, The...............................................52, 53 Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze........................43, 69 Hawk Resort Realty.......................................... 109 HB Energy Solutions......................................... 105 Henry Farm Inn............................................81, 81 Heritage Deli and Bakery Inc........................52, 53 Heritage Family Credit Union.................92, 94, 95 High Tea at Inn Victoria........................................53 Homestead Landscaping................................. 100 Horses for Hire, Horseback Riding ......................44 Hugging Bear Inn & Toy Shoppe...................65, 81 Huntley Financial Services..................................94 ID3 Designs.........................................................72 Images by Donald Dill.............................. 104, 118 Imerys Talc America, Inc................................... 101 Implant & General Dentistry of Vermont............96 Inn at Waters Edge........................................56, 82 Inn at Weathersfield...........46, 56, 83, 88-89, 119 Inn at Weston, The..........................56, 83, 83, 119 Inn Victoria.......................... 81, 116-117,119, IBC Inner Power Coaching.........................................94 Insights, LLC........................................................91 Jackson Gore Inn .........................................83, 119 Jackson Gore Real Estate.................................. 110 Java Baba's..........................................................53 Jeff Milligan & Associates Inc..............................93 Jersey Girls Farm, Café, & Mrkt at WAAWWE......53 John C. Stewart & Son, Inc..................................92 Kelley Real Estate, Inc............................... 108, 110 Killarney, The..........................................53, 58-59 Knight Tubs Pools & Spas................................. 108 Knockout Carpet Inc. & Flooring.........................95 Lamere Square, LLC..................................110, 110 LaValley Building Supply...........................95, 100 Law Office of Frederick M. Glover, PLLC..............92 Leslie's Tavern......................................................53 Lilypad Properties, LLC........................................85 Lisa Scully, Inc................................................... 110 Lisai's Chester Market, Inc............................67, 68


INDEX Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Members Bold indicates display advertiser and ad page number. Little School, The.............................................. 111 Live Authentically, LLC........................................94 Lobster Pound at William Austin's Antiques ......53 Lotus Moon...................................................74, 96 LPCTV............................................................... 112 Ludlow Dental Center.........................................96 Ludlow Farmers Market................................43, 74 Ludlow Health Center..................................96, IFC Ludlow Insurance Agency................................ 100 Ludlow Pharmacy........................................96, 97 Ludlow Rotary Club.......................................... 111 Ludlow Service Center.........................................92 Ludlow Shipping & Copy Center...................... 108 Ludlow Streetscapes, Inc.................................. 102 Ludlow Village Inn & Suites.........................84, 85 M&M Excavating, Inc........................................ 100 Maid Easy, Ltd......................................................94 Marble Valley Reg. Transit District.............112, 113 Marion's Floral Shoppe.......................................73 Martha's Folk Art Gallery.............................65, 66 Mary W. Davis Realtor .............106-107, 109, 110 Master Plumbing & Heating, Inc..............105, 105 Mel's Miles - Taxi.............................................. 112 Message for the Week..............................100, 101 Millie Roy Bookkeeping & Payroll ......................93 Misty Valley Books........................................67, 68 Morningside Hang Gliding & Paragliding...........43 Motel-in-the-Meadow.......................................85 Mount Holly Community Association.............. 102 Mt Holly Comm.Historical Museum........14, 15, 48 Mountain Energy of Vermont..............................93 Mountain Times............................................... 101 Mountain View Ranch............................43, 44, 45 Mr. Darcy's Bar & Grill...................................54, 56 NewsBank Print Shop Inc................................. 108 The Next Chapter.................................................64 NB Insurance.................................................... 100 Northern Ski Works......................................61, 61 Okemo Inn...........................................................82 Okemo Mountain Resort...............................40,45 Okemo Mountain Resort Properties...................85 Okemo Sign Shop............................................. 108 Okemo Snowmobile Tours..................................45 Okemo Snow Sports Shops.................................61 Okemo State Forest- Buttermilk Falls.................44 Okemo Valley Golf Academy...............................43 Okemo Valley Golf Club................................43, 44 Okemo Valley Nordic Center................................45 OMARA................................................................45 Outback Pizza......................................................54 OVAL - Okemo Valley Area Ladies..................... 102 Painting N' More.............................................. 103 Pam Knights Communications............................92 Pam McLaughlin - Engel & Volkers..........110, 111 Papa John's Sugar Shack...............................69, 75 People's United Bank..........................................92 Plymouth Artisan Cheese....................................76 Point One Network Solutions........................... 101 Pointe at Castle Hill, The......................................84 Pond Hill Ranch...................................................44

The Pot Belly.................................................54, 55 PP&D Brochure Distribution............................. 108 President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site....16, 17, 48 PrimeTime Concepts, Inc.................................. 101 R.E.Wiggin Building & Remodeling....................93 Restaurant Verterra at Inn at Weathersfield.......56 Richards Group, The.......................................... 100 River Valley Technical Center............................ 111 Riverledge Foundation LTD.................................48 Riverside Pet Care at Ludlow............................ 103 Robert Sydorowich Studio and Gallery...............66 Rockledge Farm Woodworks..................48, 66, 72 Rodeway Inn.......................................................85 Ronald J. Theissen, CPA, CFP...............................91 Route 103 Auto Repair........................................92 Route 802.................................................101, 113 Russ Hurlburt Photography............................. 104 Ruxana's Home Interiors.....................................72 Sam's Steakhouse............................ 54, 55, 62-63 Sammarval Company Ltd................................ 101 Sanderson Contracting Inc............................... 108 Servpro of Keene.................................................94 Severy Brothers, Inc.........................100, 101, 108 Shaws Supermarket............................................67 Sherwin-Williams...............................................72 Singleton's Store.................................................67 Six Loose Ladies Yarn Shop...........................65, 66 Skin Cancer Clinic................................................96 Skygate Financial Group......................................95 Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals..............85, 86 Smith Maple Crest Farm LLC............. 69, 75, 75, 82 Softubs............................................................. 108 Southern Vermont Hydroponics..........................68 Spectrum Photography.................................... 104 Springfield Animal Hospital............................. 103 Springfield Area Adult Day Service.................. 111 Springfield Cinemas 3.........................................49 Springfield Fence/ Hawks Mtn....72, 73, 75, 93, 94 Springfield Health Center..............................96, 97 Springfield Humane Society............................ 103 Springfield Medical Care Systems...IFC, 96, 98-99 Springfield Reg. Development Corporation..... 102 Springfield Urology.............................................96 Staples.................................................................73 Stemwinder.................................................54, 76 Stepping Stones Preschool............................... 111 Stone Hearth Inn & Tavern....................54, 83, 119 Stone House Antiques Center.......................67, 77 Strategic Payment Systems.................................95 Stratton Foundation......................................... 111 Suburban Propane........................................... 105 Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Syrup.....69, 75, 75 SugarRock Landscapes, Inc.............................. 101 Summit Wealth Group........................................95 Sunshine Acres Garden Center............................68 Suzanne Garvey - Bean Group......................... 110 Target Marketing Ad Service...............................92 Tattersall's Clothing & Accessories...............61, 64 Tater Hill Golf Club...............................................43 TD Bank N.A........................................................92

L-Z TDI - New England........................................... 111 Ted Stryhas Builder, Inc................................93, 93 The Center for Research & Public Policy, Inc..... 111 The Adopt An Artist Program..............................47 The Tavern at the Inn at Weathersfield...............54 The Vermont Butcher Shop.........................68, 75 Timber Inn....................................................84, 85 VacationOwnership.com, LLC..............................85 Timothy L. Faulkner, CPA PC................................91 Tina's Fun Stuff to Wear, Ltd.........................64, 65 Town of Chester................................................ 102 TPW Management........................................... 108 TPW Vacation Rentals.........................................85 Trails End Accommodations, Inc...................84, 85 Travelhost of Vermont...................................... 101 Tydans Moving................................................. 101 VT Apple Pie Breakfast Bake Shoppe.....54, 54, 75 Vermont Assoc. of Wedding Professionals....... 119 Vermont Center For The Book.......................... 102 Vermont Community Media............................ 102 Vermont Country Prop., Sotheby's Intl............. 110 Vermont Country Store....................49, 68, 78-79 Vermont Eagle.................................................. 102 Vermont Gay Tourism Association.................... 102 Vermont Hardwoods...........................................95 Vermont Journal, The....................................... 102 Vermont Living Magazine................................ 102 VT Properties & Dev, Inc............86, 111, 114-115 Vermont Ski & Ride Magazine......................... 102 Vermont T's.........................................................73 VermontValue.....................................................92 Vermont Wedding Association......................... 119 Vermont.com......................................................92 Viking Nordic Center.....................................45, 45 Village Green Gallery, The.............................67, 75 Village Tile.....................................................72, 95 Wedding Resource Publishing......................... 119 Wellness Center, The...........................................97 Wellwood Orchards, Inc......................................43 Weston Craft Show..............................................67 Weston Historical Society....................................48 Weston Playhouse Theater Company..........49, 49 Weston Village Christmas Shop..........................73 Weston Village Store...........................................68 WestonVT............................................................49 Whales In Vermont.......................................66, 67 Wheel House Restaurant................. 55, 57, 70-71 Whiting Library................................................ 101 William Austin's Antiques......................67, 70-71 Williams River Gallery...................................48, 67 Willie Dunn's Grille.......................................44, 55 Willow Farm Pet Services.........................103, 103 Windham & Windsor Housing Trust................. 102 Windham Center Mental Health Services...........96 Wine & Cheese Depot...................................66, 76 Women's Health Center of Springfield...............96 Wright Construction............................................93 Yankee Publishing Inc...................................... 102 Yankee Village Motel...........................................85 Ye Olde Shoppe at Inn Victoria.................... 69, IBC


Jackson Gore Friday Nights 6pm-9pm Jackson Gore Courtyard 6/13 Chris Kleeman 6/20 Rick Redington and the Luv 6/27 Vermont Symphony Orchestra 7/4 The Butties 7/11 Satin + Steel 7/18 Remember September 7/25 Phil Abair Band 8/1 Cold Chocolate 8/8 Dan Walker Band 8/15 Tony Lee Thomas 8/22 Kenny Mehler 8/29 TBA In case of rain, concerts held at the Ice House Arena - an open air pavillion. Cavendish Wednesdays 6pm-8pm Proctorsville Green yourplaceinvermont.com

Mount Holly Thursdays 7pm Belmont Village Green 7/3 Gypsy Reel 7/10 Scott Forrest 7/17 Adam Rosenberg 7/24 Salt River Preview 7/31 Tim Caira 8/7 Jamie Ward 8/14 Woodchuck’s Revenge 8/21 Casey Solomon 8/28 Mt Holly Folk Club In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Mount Holly Community Center located directly across from the green.

Ludlow Sundays 7pm-8pm Ludlow Bandstand 6/29 James Mee 7/6 Chris Kleeman Band 7/13 Gypsy Reel 7/20 Woodchucks Revenge 7/27 Folk Rock Project 8/3 Gerry Grimo 8/10 TBA 8/17 Starline Rhythm Boys In case of rain, concerts are held at the town hall.

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Chester Thursdays 6:30pm Chester Academy Lawn 7/17 The Chris Kleeman Band 7/24 Stone Cold Roosters 7/31 The Starline Rhythm Boys 8/7 The Dave Keller Band 8/14 Joinery In case of rain, concerts will be held at Stone Hearth Inn. Weston Sundays 4pm-5pm Church on the Hill 6/29 Robert Gruca Guitar 7/13 Montclair Brass Quintet Brass 7/20 Counterpoint Vocal Ensamble 8/3 International String Trio 8/10 The Eliot Quartet 8/24 Heidi Soons, and Anne Janson

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