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Automotive

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Dining

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Education

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Home Improvement

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Travel & Entertainment

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Professional Services

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Sports & Recreation

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Retail

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Community Life

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Winner Index

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We are proud to celebrate these local businesses and recognize them as the Reader’s Choice for 2022! With over 13 years of running Bennington County’s community voting for the area’s best in class, it’s amazing to see the number of readers who cast their votes on their favorite businesses. Some businesses are first time winners to their category while others have won for over a decade. Each local business is truly a pillar to the community and makes our region a better place to call home. These businesses not only provide top-level services but provide employment and tax dollars to our towns. They are vital in many ways and work incredibly hard to keep up the good work. Its our duty to celebrate and support them. Thank you to all the local area businesses and thank you to all the readers who took the time to vote for them.

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Table of Contents

— Jordan Brechenser, President and Publisher Vermont News and Media

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Vermont’s Summer Adventure

bromley.com

Art Shop & Frame Gallery

For Voting Jay’s Downtown Bennington #1 Art Gallery #1 Art Supplies #1 Framing 49 Years of Excellence

Largest Selection of Art Supplies in the Bennington Area

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Winner 11 Years In A Row!

Great rides & attractions for the whole family including our Treetop Adventure Course.

Open Daily 802-447-2342 Rte. 7 South Street, Downtown Bennington, VT www.jaysartshop.com

3984 VT Route 11, Peru, VT just 6 miles from Manchester, VT • 802-824-5522

Thanks for choosing Bromley as Bennington County’s Favorite Ski Area!

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Also Cards & Gifts

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Friday, July 22, 2022 | Readers Choice 2022

AUTOMOTIVE BEST AUTO DETAILING

BEST AUTO PARTS

J & J Auto Polishing

Advance Auto Parts

If your car needs a refresher, bring it by J & J Auto Polishing for some thorough and efficient detailing. If your car requires more comprehensive cosmetic care, they’ve got you covered with high quality paint and polishing services.

113 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-442-0779 advanceautoparts.com

BEST AUTO REPAIRS AND SERVICES

Len Nichols & Son Auto Lube

216 Main St., Bennington 802-447-3622

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109 South Street Bennington, VT

802.442.5059

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Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm | Sunday: Noon-4pm

This multi-generational, family-run shop offers everything from Vermont state inspections to fast, friendly oil changes. 538 Main St., Bennington 802-442-3994

BEST CAR WASH

Bennington Express Lube & Car Wash Vermont roads can be rough on a vehicle’s paint job and underside. A good car wash is more than just cosmetic — it’s preventative maintenance at its most basic. Our readers prefer to have Bennington Express Lube & Car Wash on their side in the battle against corrosion. 124 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-442-9665 benningtonlubeandwash.com

BEST GAS STATION

Apollo Fuels 99 Benmont Ave., Bennington 941-922-8700

BEST NEW CAR DEALER

Coggins Auto Group The locally owned Coggins Auto Group — made up of Coggins Ford of Bennington, Coggins Toyota of Bennington and Coggins Honda of Bennington — combines an expansive inventory with comprehensive maintenence and repair services. Coggins Ford of Bennington: 897 North Bennington Road, Bennington • 888-693-1687 cogginsfordofbennington.com Coggins Toyota of Bennington: 751 North Bennington Road, Bennington • 888-687-0387 cogginstoyotaofbennington.com Coggins Honda of Bennington: 699 North Bennington Road, Bennington • 802-440-0604 cogginshondaofbennington.com

BEST PLOWING

Done Right Lawns & Gardens Serving southern Vermont, William-

Greene's Oil

Reader's Choice

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Best Home Fuel Service

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THANK YOU Offering fuel oil and kerosene deliveries on an automatic or will-call basis. 24 hour emergency service.

for voting for us! Best Butcher

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Family owned and operated Serving Bennington County since 1946 Robert Greene, Inc. | 675 North Branch St. | Bennington, VT GreenesOil.com

THE BEST MEAT IN TOWN 831 Main Street, Bennington VT www.henrysvermontmarket.com 802-442-6856


281 Gore Road, Bennington 802-442-4424 • donerightlawnsvt.com

BEST TIRE DEALER

Wassick Tire Service Quality tires are important for performance and safety. Now in their 74th year, Wassick Tire Service has you covered with new tires from all major brands, as well as related repair services including wheel alignment, tire and wheel services, tire pressure monitoring system repairs and roadside assistance. 322 North St., Bennington 802-442-9070 • wassicktireservice.com

BEST TOWING

Walt’s Service Center Walt’s is a AAA-approved 24-hour towing and roadside assistance service, offering quick, quality service no matter when trouble strikes.

METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

220 Benmont Ave., Bennington 802-442-6897

If it begins with chocolate… It ends with a smile

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stown, Mass. and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Done Right Lawns & Gardens can make the New England winter a little more bearable with plowing, salting, snow blowing and walkway snow removal.

BEST USED CAR

Loomis Auto Exchange

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With an award-winning service department standing behind every car and truck they sell, Loomis Auto takes the worry out of the used car buying experience. 133 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-447-2226 loomissalesandservice.com

Gassaway's TASTEE•FREEZ

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Best Ice Cream & Hot Dogs!

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EZ Way Rental has vastly expanded party and wedding rental offerings, as well as a wide range of commercial and DIY rental equipment 115 County St, Bennington, VT • (802) 442-8393 • www.ezwayrental.com

471 Main St., Bennington, VT • 802-447-3789 • VillagePeddlerVT.com

L MIS Auto Exchange Sales & Service Brakes • Exhaust • Inspection • Struts

Thank you for voting us the #1 Quality Pre-Owned Car Dealer

13 YEARS IN A ROW!!!!

802-447-2226

Qu y V A R b P 133 Northside Drive, Bennington, VT 05201 loomissalesandservice.com

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344 North Street Bennington

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Friday, July 22, 2022 | Readers Choice 2022

DINING BEST ASIAN CUISINE

BEST BAKERY

BEST BEER

BEST CANDY

Fuji Hibachi & Asian Bistro

Bringing You Vermont

Madison Brewing Company

The Village Chocolate Shoppe

Offering a wide variety of Asian Cuisine, Fuji specializes in hibachi and sushi at their Bistro Bar in Bennington. Delivering fast service and delectable dishes, Fuji adds a fun twist to classic cultural cuisine.

Bringing You Vermont sweetens the shopping experience with its in-store cafe, serving soups, salads and sandwiches alongside their fresh-baked cakes and desserts.

Classic bar food and a lively atmosphere perfectly complement Madison Brewing Company’s range of house craft brews.

At the Village Chocolate Shoppe in downtown Bennington, you can savor the wide selection of candy and chocolate while you watch it being made. Stop by and meet Benny and Molly, a pair of solid chocolate moose weighing 100 pounds each, or partake in the number of community events held at the store throughout the year.

132 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-440-5911 facebook.com/fujibenningtonvt

BEST ATMOSPHERE

The 421 Craft Bar & Kitchen With upscale takes on classic favorites like gouda and fontina mac and cheese, and a full menu of creatively-topped (and named) brick oven pizzas, 421 Craft Bar & Kitchen has already made an impression on downtown Bennington.

434 Main St., Bennington 802-753-7639 bringingyouvermont.com

BEST BAR/CLUB

Village Garage Distillery Since its opening in the spring of 2022, Village Garage Distillery has wowed locals and visitors alike with its craft bourbon and vodka, made in small batches with ingredients sourced from Vermont. 107 Depot St., Bennington 802-447-7663 • villagegarage.com

428 Main St., Bennington 802-442-7397 madisonbrewingco.com

BEST BREAKFAST

The Blue Benn A Bennington icon, the Blue Benn provides all the classic diner grub with a wealth of specials to boot, open seven days a week. Stop in for brunch, spring for the Vermont maple syrup and turn up the jukebox to enjoy an idyllic New England morning. 314 North St., Bennington 802-442-5140

421 Main St., Bennington 802-440-5972 • the421craftbar.com

471 Main St., Bennington 802-447-3789 thevillagechocolateshoppe.com

BEST CATERER

Pangaea Thyme Tables catering specializes in inspired food, artfully presented. Their menus take full advantage of the region’s agricultural wealth, showcasing local produce and artisinal meats, cheases, beverages and baked good. 3 Prospect St., North Bennington 802-442-7171 • vermontfinedining.com

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PROVIDED PHOTO Today, the mansion also has become a premier venue for weddings, private parties, fundraising events, and meetings large and small.

NORTH BENNINGTON — At the Park-McCullough house, you can make its rich history a part of your own. Since October 1967, the Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion has been open to the public, offering guided mansion tours, memberships, a gift shop supporting local artisans and Vermont products. Today, the mansion also has become a premier venue for weddings, private parties, fundraising events, and meetings large and small. The lush grounds and historic buildings are also home to community activities, such as outdoor movies, concerts, weekly block parties, a croquet league, theater, an author series and wine tastings. In 1865, Woodford-born attorney and entrepreneur Trenor Park built “The Big House” as a summer cottage for his family. It was designed by Henry Dudley, a prolific New York architect of the popular firm of Diaper and Dudley. The last family member to call it home was Bess McCullough, daugh-

mansion museum. Park-McCullough is one of the finest, most significant and best preserved Victorian mansions in New England. It is an important example of a country house in the Second Empire

ter of John and Eliza McCullough. She passed away in 1965. In 1967, after the formation of the Park-McCullough Association, the McCullough family sold the house to the association for just $1 for it to be used as a historic

PROVIDED PHOTO Since October 1967, the Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion has been open to the public, offering guided mansion tours, memberships, a gift shop supporting local artisans and Vermont products.

Style and incorporates architectural features of the Romantic Revival that were popular at the time. To a great extent, the estate retains the integrity of its original design. “With four main event spaces, Park-McCullough house can be easily customized to fit all of your event needs,” says Christopher Oldham, house executive director. “The beautiful formal gardens, breathtaking veranda, historic mansion, and one-of-a-kind carriage barn are all available to make your event unique and memorable.” Oldham says the historic site books special events all year long. The carriage barn offers a full catering kitchen, newly renovated bathrooms, lightning-fast Wi-Fi, and of course, ambiance. For rental inquiries, contact jeanne@parkmccullough.org. Park-McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion is at 1 Park St. in North Bennington. It’s open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Oct. 9.

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PROVIDED PHOTO The lush grounds and historic buildings are also home to community activities, such as outdoor mov-ies, concerts, weekly block parties, a croquet league, theater, an author series and wine tastings.

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Thank you for making Park McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion “Best Tourist Attraction” for the 3rd year in a row

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Friday, July 22, 2022 | Readers Choice 2022

BEST CHEESE STEAK

BEST DELI

Hound Dogs

The Elm Street Market

Based out of Manchester Center, Hound Dogs grills up Bennington County’s favorite loaded cheesesteak in classic food truck style. 64 Equinox Terrace, Manchester 802-236-2013 facebook.com/hounddogscatering

BEST COCKTAIL

The 421 Craft Bar & Kitchen See Best Bar/Club 421 Main St., Bennington 802-440-5972 the421craftbar.com

BEST COFFEE/TEA

The Coffee Bar Located in a former courthouse building in the historic Putnam Block, The Coffee Bar serves Mocha Joe’s coffee, brewed in nearby Brattleboro, alongside cafe treats, local art and live entertainment.

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109 South St., Bennington 802-500-2741 • tpwcoffeebar.com

Offering sandwiches, soups, salads and more delectable delicatessen goodies, the Elm Street Market specializes in Boar’s Head meats and cheeses on sandwiches or by the pound. Take the time to explore the bevy of unique goods available at the market, or consider their catering services. 251 Elm St., Bennington 802-753-7366 esmbennington.com

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT

27 Main St., North Bennington 802-442-0122 • kevinssportspubandrestaurant.com

The Publyk House

BEST HOT DOG

Gassaway’s Tastee Freeze Gassaway’s Tastee Freeze is the quintisential roadside food stand, serving up burgers, fries, wings, clam rolls, fish fry and, of course, soft-serve ice cream.

BEST FRENCH FRIES

344 North St., Bennington 802-379-4354 facebook.com/tasteefreezbennvt

McDonald’s

BEST ICE CREAM

The Publyk House features fine dining with fantastic views of Mount Anthony and the Bennington Battle Monument during the dat and a warm, inviting ambiance at night. They are also the perfect venue for weddings, funerals and birthday, retirement and office parties. 782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington 802-442-7500 • thepublykhouse.com

BEST PIZZA

Benner’s Bagels Pizza ‘N What Nosh

112 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-442-8803 mcdonalds.com

Gassaway’s Tastee Freeze

BEST HAMBURGER

See Best Hot Dog

Alongside pizza parlor classics like pepperoni and sausage, Benner’s offers a collection of specialty pies with ingredients ranging from linguine and marinara to gyro meat and tzatziki sauce.

Kevin’s Sports Pub and Restaurant

344 North St., Bennington 802-379-4354 facebook.com/tasteefreezbennvt

604 Main St., Bennington 802-753-7772 • facebook.com/ bennersbagelspizzanwhatnosh

A North Bennington fixture since 1995, Kevin’s continues to wow with a cozy atmosphere, a menu packed

SPIRIT OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS Experience Our Inspired Food and Fine Spirits villagegarage.com

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with delicious comfort food and daily specials.

@villagegaragedistillery

107 Depot Street, Bennington, VT


BEST COLLEGE

Bennington College Founded in 1932 as an experiment in self-directed, experience-focused education, Bennington College remains at the leading edge of academic innovation. Bennington students chart their own course of study with the help of close faculty guidance and annual internships. 1 College Drive, Bennington 802-442-5401 • bennington.edu

BEST CHILD CARE

Learning Tree Child Care at SVMC Located on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus, Learning Tree Child Care is a fully-accredited facility serving children from six weeks to five years of age. Learning Tree accepts financial aid from both Vermont and New York state programs, and recently added two fully equipped class-

rooms with the help of a $60,000 grant from Let’s Grow Kids. 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-447-5045 svhealthcare.org/careers/ learning-tree-day-care

BEST EARLY EDUCATION (K-12)

Village School of North Bennington The Village School of North Bennington serves students from pre-K through sixth grade, encouraging

BEST DANCE/ MARTIAL ARTS

children to be “interested in life” by creating an environment that is intellectually challenging while recognizing the individual contributions of each student. 9 School St., North Bennington 802-442-5955 • vsnb.org

Berkshire Dance Theatre Berkshire Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to promote and advance the art of dance. With classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, acrobatics and more, Berkshire Dance Theatre provides instruction for children and adults, from the basics to pre-professional training 46 Holand Ave., Adams, Mass. 66 School St., Williamstown, Mass. 12 Union St., Bennington, Vt. 413-743-4645 • 802-447-8855 berkshiredance.org

Laura Morley, Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor

Restorative Yoga 5 Bank St. North Bennington

Beginner's Yoga

Find our schedule at

massage4uhome.com

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EDUCATION

Chair Yoga

LAB Massage, LLC

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST LAWYER AGAIN!! 2022

PRACTICE AREAS: Estate Planning, Tax, Probate, Trusts & Business

(802) 442-9800 • WCDESQ.COM

WILLIAMCDE VENE AU AT TOR NE Y AT L AW

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Admitted to Practice in Vermont, New York, & Massachusetts

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Friday, July 22, 2022 | Readers Choice 2022

HOME IMPROVEMENT

YOUR #1 INSURANCE AGENCY Thank you to all the Bennington Banner readers for voting The Richards Group the #1 insurance agency in the 2022 Readers Choice Awards. HOME, AUTO & BUSINESS INSURANCE

BEST CARPENTRY

Henry Sausville Construction Based in Shaftsbury, Henry Sausville offers quality craftmanship for a variety of home improvement projects. 4778 East Road, Shaftsbury 802-447-2967

BEST CHIMNEY SWEEP

Serving customers in Vermont, New York and Massachusetts, Power Guru provides NABCEP and NYSERDA certified installation of renewable energy systems, as well as maintenence and repairs, design assistance and more. 160 Benmont Ave, Bennington 802-379-9973 • power-guru.com

When it comes to keep your family safe, there’s no cutting corners. The team at Black Magic has over 60 years of combined experience inspecting and repairing chimneys, so you can be confident your hearth is warm and your home is protected.

Bennington Cooling & Heating

254 Taconic Business Park Road, Manchester Center 802-362-5755 • blackmagicchimneysweep.com

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

Clara’s Clean Sweep

BEST HEATING/AC

In business since 1979, Bennington Cooling & Heating has focused on doing one thing and doing it well, and has become a leading mechanical contractor in the process. The firm prides itself on staying on top of the latest HVAC technology and meeting the latest energy efficient requirements. 303 Depot St., Bennington 802-442-3519 • benncool.com

BEST HOME FUEL SERVICE

Greene’s Oil and Propane

Hathaway Electric

Green’s Oil earned their award by providing great service to customers in Bennington County. The company specializes in heating fuels, 24-hour burner service and commercial and residential heating services.

485 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington 802-447-4935

675 N. Branch St., Bennington 802-442-2705 • greenesoil.com

Pownal • 413-652-5288

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Power Guru Solar Energy

Black Magic Chimney Sweeps

With seven years of experience and dozens of happy clients, Clara’s Clean Sweep is a fully-insured and comprehensive cleaning service offering seasonal cleaning, full cleans, dusting, mopping, sweeping and more.

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BEST GREEN ENERGY PROVIDER

BEST ELECTRICIAN

SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 70 YEARS 116 South Street, Bennington (802) 442-5414 | therichardsgrp.com

Route 7 Depot Street Bennington, VT 05201

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BEST MASONRY

BEST PAVING

BEST ROOFING

Attention to Details

TIE:

Eric Cross Masonry

Mintrone Paving

Vermont Roofing

John Davis Masonry

Established in 2002, Mintrone Paving of Pownal builds driveways, sidewalks and parking lots from a variety of materials including asphalt and gravel.

Serving Bennington and Rutland counties and the Berkshires since 1957, Vermont Roofing offers commercial and residential services and is fully licensed and insured.

379 Dutch Hill Road, Danby 802-681-6940

Pownal 802-823-5665 • mintronepaving.com

1325 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington 802-442-2899 • vermontroofing.com

BEST MOVING SERVICE

BEST PLUMBING

BEST SMALL ENGINE REPAIR

485 Harwood Hill, Bennington 802-442-7081 atdvt.com

All Seasons Moving & Storage

Bennington Cooling & Heating

Henry Martinka & Sons

BEST LANDSCAPING

This fully licensed and insured, family-owned and operated company offers packing and crating services, interstate transport and climate-controlled storage at two convenient locations in Bennington County.

In business since 1979, Bennington Cooling & Heating has focused on doing one thing and doing it well, and has become a leading mechanical contractor in the process. The firm prides itself on staying on top of the latest HVAC technology and meeting the latest energy efficiency requirements.

When your lawn mower is overdue for a tune-up, or your snowblower is need of some serious repairs, Rick’s Small Engine can keep your trusted equipment in good working order.

303 Depot St., Bennington 802-442-3519 • benncool.com

BEST WINDOWS/GLASS

Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer of not, Attention to Details has you covered, offering materials and installation for cabinets, countertops, kitchen, bath and laundry room items and more. As the name implies, these folks are detail-oriented, professional and affordable.

Callaert Construction In addition to extensive building, remodeling and snow removal offerings, Callaert Construction provides reliable, award-winning landscaping services. 110 Webb St., Bennington 802-753-7017

307 Grove St., Bennington 802-447-3775 • cross-masonry.com

4531 River Road, Arlington 802-375-9028 • allseasonmoving.net

BEST PAINTING

Tony Guetti

Readers Choice 2022 | Friday, July 22, 2022

BEST KITCHEN/ INTERIOR DESIGN

3367 Vermont Rte. 7A, Shaftsbury 802-447-7153

C L White Glass 105 Gage St., Bennington 802-442-3155

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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT BEST BED AND BREAKFAST

South Shire Inn Built in 1887 as the estate of Louis A. Graves, the South Shire Inn has retained plenty of historic Victorian charm, with each of its nine rooms

featuring its own mix of period details like ornately carved fireplaces and elegant antique furniture.

BEST LOCAL BAND

124 Elm St., Bennington 802-447-3839 • southshire.com

This four-piece band has earned a dedicated following. Their ear-pleasing blend of classic rock, pop and blues makes them the community choice for best band once again.

BEST BINGO

Bennington Elks Lodge Nobody does bingo quite like the Bennington Elks Lodge, a great place to meet new friends, serve a good cause or two and have a few drinks. 125 Washington Ave., Bennington 802-442-2736 elks.org/lodges, search Lodge No. 0567

BEST HOTEL/MOTEL

Knotty Pine Clean, cozy and friendly, the Knotty Pine offers a fine place to rest a weary head. METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

130 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-442-5487 • knottypinemotel.com

Thank You for vo�ng us the Best Pizza in Bennington! Enjoy a little slice of Vermont GlutĞn free pizza and more

802. 753. 7772

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The Julie Shea Band

facebook.com/thejuliesheaband

BEST MUSIC VENUE

Unihog Unihog, in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., pairs a diverse calendar of live music with delicious barbecue and craft brews. 2 Center St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 518-205-5607 unihog.org

BEST TOURIST LOCATION

Park-McCullough House

preneur Trenor Park, but today it serves as a community and cultural hub. Visitors can enjoy a full calendar of events, including a farmers and artisans market, yoga in the garden, a croquet league, theatrical and musical performances, wine tastings and outdoor movie screenings, or simply take in the carefully preserved home and grounds. 1 Park St., North Bennington 802-442-5441 • parkmccullough.org

BEST SKI RESORT

Bromley Mountain Ski Resort Nicknamed “sun mountain” for its southern exposure, Bromley Mountain features 47 trails offering skiing terrain for all skill levels. 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru 802-824-5522 • bromley.com

The historic Park-McCullough mansion was constructed in the 1860s for successful entre-

Thank you for voting us best printer! SCREEN PRINTING EMBROIDERY TEE SHIRTS POLOS SWEATSHIRTS HATS PRINTING & COPIES 2022

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BEST ASSISTED LIVING

BEST BARBER/HAIR SALON

Crescent Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Shear Jazz

Crescent Manor’s dedicated staff provide long-term care in a supportive, engaging environment. 312 Crescent Blvd., Bennington 802-447-1501 • crescentmanor.com

BEST BANK/CREDIT UNION

Bank of Bennington Serving the Bennington area for over 100 years, Bank of Bennington is not just a premier provider of personal banking, business banking, lending and financial services. They are also a large presence within the community, donating roughly $650,000 and over 3,000 employee volunteer hours annually to local nonprofits. Main Branch: 155 North St., Bennington 802-442-8121 thebankofbennington.com

Established in 2006, Shear Jazz makes quality of service a top priority, requiring stylists to have a minimum of three years experience and providing opportunities for continued education. Offering a full-service salon and spa, Shear Jazz can help with all of your cosmetic needs from haircuts to waxing and manicures. 203 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-440-9880 shearjazz.com

345 Elm St., Bennington 802-753-7930 • cmrehab.net

BEST DENTIST

Salem Dentistry Readers Choice regular Salem Dentistry was launched over four decades ago by Dr. Charles G. Salem. His son, Dr. Justin Salem, now heads the practice, which offers high quality dental care to those in need of everything from bonding to cosmetic fillings. 107 Elm St., Bennington 802-447-7147 benningtondentist.com

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan- BEST DOCTOR TIE: Bol, Chiro-Med & Dr. Scott W. Rehabilitation Opened in 2010, Chiro-Med offers Rogge, MD chiropractic medicine, orthopaedic rehabilitation and sports medicine. Dr. Kenneth Sullivan-Bol and his staff treat a wide range of joint- and spine-related ailments in patients of all ages.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Bennington 140 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-442-0212 dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Dr. Eric S. Seyfirth, MD Southwestern Vermont Health Care 140 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-442-7855 svhealthcare.org

BEST EYE CARE

Advanced Eyecare Advanced Eye is dedicated to providing personalized eye care with the most innovative techniques in the field. With location in Bennington and Manchester Center, the practice offers a variety of surgery and general ophthalmology treatments to help restore and maintain vision health.

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

322 Dewey St., Bennington 802-447-8700 5222 Main St., Manchester Center 802-366-8050 77 Hospital Ave. #110, North Adams, Mass. 413-664-6736 adveyecare.org

Thank you for voting UCS Best Community Service Organization! • Children, Youth and Family Services • Community Rehabilitation and Emergency Services

• Emergency Services • Head Start and Early Head Start • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Servicess

We are here for you. 802-442-5491 • ucsvt.org W

• Psychiatric Services • Support Groups • Community Trainings

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• Developmental Services

UCS is an affiliate and Center of Excellence of Vermont Care Partners, a statewide network of 16 non-profit community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental services and supports. Head Start® is a registered trademark of HHS.

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With offices in Wilmington, Manchester and Pownal, SVHC’s family practices provide routine and preventitive care for every life stage.

BEST INSURANCE

The Richards Group

Deerfield Valley Campus: 30 Rte. 100 South, Wilmington 802-464-5311 Northshire Campus: 5957 Main St. — Rte. 7A, Manchester 802-362-4440; Pownal Campus: 7237 Rte. 7, Pownal 802-681-2780

116 South St., Bennington 802-442-5414 therichardsgrp.com/wills-insurance

BEST INVESTMENT

svhealthcare.org/services/ family-practice

D.B. McKenna & Co.

BEST FUNERAL HOME

E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home Having served the communities of southern Vermont for over 70 years, this family business will help you handle loss and organize a fitting service to remember your loved one. If you

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The Richards Group is a family-owned, indepent group providing insurance and financial services to clients in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts since 1867.

People in this area work hard for their money, and according to our readers, there’s no better place to go for financial advice than D.B. McKenna. These folks understand how important your finances are and bring years of experience and expertise to the table. 207 Main St., Bennington 802-447-1538 • dbmckenna.com

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

William C. Deveneau, Bank of Bennington See Bank/ Credit Union Esq. PLC WCD Law puts an emphasis on specialization, providing expert services in a few areas of focus, including elder law, estate administration, taxes and business law.

Main Branch: 155 North St., Bennington 802-442-8121 thebankofbennington.com

160 Benmont Ave., Ste. C3-80A, Bennington 802-442-9800 • wcdesq.com

Village Salon

BEST MASSAGE

Green Mountain Oasis Imagine walking in the relaxation lounge before your appointment and being handed a cup of green tea as you await a relaxing massage or spa treatment.That’s just one of the perks at Green Mountain Oasis, which offers facials, hot stone massage, foot and hand treatments and more. 469 Main St., Bennington 802-447-2900 greenmountainoasis.com

BEST NAIL SALON Treat your digits right at Village Salon, which offers plenty of nail care services including parrafin hand dips. 530 Main St., Bennington 802-442-0112 facebook.com/VillageSalonAndSpa

BEST NURSING HOME

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Offering both short- and long-term care, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation are conveniently located on the SVHC Bennington campus. A full staff of on-site medical professionals provide top-notch care, while amenities like

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Walter and Richard Freed

Apollo Fuels

~ open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner ~ ~ pub side | separate dining room ~ ~ daily food & drink specials ~ ~ dine in | take out | outside dining ~ ~ we have all the games ~

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BEST LAWYER

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BEST FAMILY PRACTICE

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wi-fi internet, activity rooms and a restaurant-style dining room make for a comfortable, stress-free stay. 160 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-447-1547 svhealthcare.org/services/ centers-living-rehabilitation

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Pediatrics SVMC Pediatrics covers every health concern a parent might have: from routine exams, immunizations and school physicals to behavioral health assesments, nutritional counseling and diagnostic services. 140 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-447-3930 svhealthcare.org/services/pediatrics

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48 Riverside Drive, North Bennington 802-442-6794 greatfieldskennel.com

BEST PHARMACY

The Pharmacy The Pharmacy, Inc. is a full-service pharmacy, offering everything from immunization and medical supplies to orthopedic supports and even veterinary supplies. They also provide deliver service to ensure all their customers have access to the best possible care. 205 North St., Bennington 802-442-5602 • pharmacyinc.net

BEST PET BOARDING/ DAYCARE

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Great Fields Kennel

Photographer and videographer Idena Beach specializes in capturing the important moments with beautiful, evocative images. A fixture on the southern Vermont

Give your pets their own relaxing vacation at Great Fields. Multiple kennel sizes and amenities are

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available, including a 48-squarefoot luxury suite with five walks a day. Add on professional grooming services for the full spa experiene. Cat person? Great Fields has kitty condos, too!

The Studio on Main

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BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

Jeffrey Videtto, Bennington Physical Therapy

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BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Maple Leaf Realty

Bennington Physical Therapy treats orthopaedic and neurological conditions with a focus on educating patients and preventing future injury. The friendly staff and light-filled facility provide a relaxing space to heal.

Serving homebuyers and sellers in southern Vermont and eastern New York, Maple Leaf Realty operates on the principle that, “everyone deserves a home.” They are avid supporters of the local community, working with the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless and the Second Chance Animal Center.

328 Dewey St., Bennington 802-447-2101 benningtonphysicaltherapy.com

311 North St., Bennington 802-447-3210 mapleleafvermont.com

BEST PRINTING/GRAPHICS

BEST SPA

Crae Printing & Mailing

Green Mountain Oasis

Family owned and operated since 1999, Crae helps customers get their message out through paper brochures and screen-printed

See Best Massage. 469 Main St., Bennington 802-447-2900 greenmountainoasis.com

Thank you! 328 Dewey Street Bennington,VT 802-447-2101

303 Depot Street Bennington, VT 05201

t-shirts, with graphic design and embroidery services also available.

3 Main Street Hoosick Falls, NY 518-686-1411

Jeff Videtto, PT • Paula Day, MPT • Terriann Whitman, PT Noelle De Gues DPT • Johannah Barenski, PTA


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BEST STORAGE & RENTAL FACILITY

530 Main St., Bennington 802-442-0112 facebook.com/VillageSalonAndSpa

EZ Way Rental Whether you’re planning an elegant country wedding, or rolling up your sleeves for a DIY construction project, EZ Way Rental has all the bits and pieces you need to get the job done.

BEST TATTOO/PIERCING

Body Blend

BEST TANNING SALON

Body art is serious business, and few take it more seriously than Body Blend Studio. Friendly, competent staff are on hand to make sure your tattoo or piercing is done safely and well.

Village Salon

46 Church St., Shaftsbury 802-681-7755 • bodyblendstudio.com

115 County St., Bennington 802-442-8393 •ezwayrental.com

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BEST TAX SERVICES/ ACCOUNTING

Love, Cody & Co. Love, Cody & Company is a full-service accounting and business advisory firm. They offer personal financial planning, estate planning, and elder care, along with business services, tax services and computer support. 115 Elm St., Bennington 802-442-5552 • frlcpa.com

BEST VETERINARIAN

West Mountain Animal Hospital

Thank you for continuing to choose Bringing You Vermont for your catering, baking & gift giving needs. It’s a pleasure to serve our communty. 434 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 www.BringYouVermont.com

(802) 753-7639

Serving the area for over 30 years, West Mountain Animal Hospital provides veterinary care to animals in southern Vermont, northwest Massachusetts and eastern New York. Their veterinarians strive to enhance the lives of animals and their owners by providing high quality medicine combined with dedicated client service.

BEST WASTE MANAGEMENT

Casella Waste Systems First launched in 1975 as Casella’s Refuse Removal, Cassella Waste Systems has always been on the leading edge of waste management techniques and technology. In 1977, Casella built the first recycling plant in the state of Vermont. Today, Casella continues to develop new systems to make waste management more sustainable, from converting the methane gas produced by its landfills into usable energy, to establishing zero-sort recycling facilities and adding dozens of compressed natural gas-powered collection trucks to its fleet. Casella currently serves over 150,000 customers — residential, commercial, institutional and agricultural — across six states, but remains based in its hometown of Rutland. casella.com

1726 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington 802-447-7723 • wmah.net

Thank You for Voting us # Investment Firm

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Helping Area Residents, Businesses, and Non-Profit Organizations Reach Their Financial Goals Since 1982 Member FINRA / SIPC • Micheal Mckenna • Don Mckenna, CFP • Brian Mckenna, CFP •

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Goodwill Changes Lives!

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The Goodwill Store and Donation Center 215 North St., Bennington • 802.442.4285


BEST FITNESS CLUB

180 Country Club Drive, Bennington 802-442-2617 • mtanthonycc.com

Anytime Fitness Open 24/7 to members, Anytime Fitness offers fitness classes and personal trainers alongside their comprehensive selection of equipment and tools. Not sure where to begin? Try the gym out for free before making a commitment, or schedule a fitness consultation to set you up for success. 120 Depot St., Bennington 802-681-0161 anytimefitness.com/gyms/2246

BEST GOLF COURSE

Mt. Anthony Country Club

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BEST RECREATION FACILITY

Bennington Rec Center The Bennington Rec Center features a pool, basketball court, tennis courts, a sauna and a weight room with both cardio equipment and free weights. Discounted rates are available for youths, families, seniors and short-term memberships.

124 Elm Street, Bennington, VT • 802.447.3839 • www.southshire.com

655 Gage St., Bennington 802-442-1053 bennington.com/attractions/recreation

Readers Choice 2022 | Friday, July 22, 2022

Thank you friends and neighbors for your votes!

SPORTS & RECREATION

BEST YOGA STUDIO

This 18-hole golf course, with its stunning views of the Green Mountains, fully-stocked Golf Shop and top-notch restaurant, remains a favorite among local players of all skill levels. It’s open to the public and also available to host special events such as weddings.

Yoga for You Based out of Massage for You’s historic location in The Left Bank, Yoga for You offers Hatha yoga instruction at all levels.

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5 Bank St., North Bennington 321-663-8672 • massage4uhome.com

514 Main St Bennington, VT

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Bennington Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy 141 Hannaford Square Bennington, VT 05201 (802) 442−1521 • Hannaford.com

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BEST LOCAL GROCERY STORE

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RETAIL BEST ANTIQUES

Main Street Antiques Featuring a huge variety of antiques and collectible from multiple dealers, Main Street Antiques always has something new to discover. 473 Main St., Bennington 802-681-7197

BEST APPLIANCES

Hollister Appliance From A/C to cooktops to washing machines, Hollister Appliance offers big-name brands with family-owned service. They even offer free delivery and removal when it’s time to upgrade your household appliances. 120 Depot St., Bennington 802-447-7445 hollisterappliances.com

BEST ART GALLERY

Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery

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round of ribbons this year, thanks to friendly service, extensive selection of art supplies and high-quality framing, performed onsite with an emphasis on good design and exceptional craftsmanship. 115 South St., Bennington 802-447-2342 • jaysartshop.com

BEST ART SUPPLIES

Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery See Art Gallery 115 South St., Bennington 802-447-2342 • jaysartshop.com

BEST BOOKSTORE

Bennington Bookshop The Bennington Bookshop is Vermont’s oldest independent bookstore, dating back to 1928. The shop hosts readings and author signings throughout the year, as well as several book clubs. An extensive

children’s section, wide selection of local authors and greeting cards for every occasion make for an enjoyable browsing experience. 109 South St., Bennington 802-442-5059 benningtonbookshop.com

BEST BUTCHER

Henry’s Market

BEST CLOTHING

Nix Nax Variety This spring, Nix Nax relocated to new, larger location, with five times more retail space than their original spot. That means five times more room for their ever-changing selection of unique men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, with space left over for a variety of home goods.

With all of the meats at Henry’s Market cut and ground in-house, and all sausage and smoked products made on site as well, you’re guaranteed high quality and fresh products. Henry’s doesn’t use and additives in their products, and no binders or fillers, either, to provide customers with nothing but real meat.

514 Main St., Bennington 802-430-5981

831 Main St., Bennington 802-442-6856 facebook.com/HenrysMarketVermont

215 North St., Bennington 802-447-4285 goodwill-berkshires.org

BEST CONSIGNMENT

Goodwill Shop Goodwill for clothing, furniture, home goods and more, saving money and supporting community initiatives at the same time.


Martin’s Mini Mart Martin’s Mini Mart goes beyond the typical pre-packaged convenience store fare. Swing by for grinders, burgers and more, made to order. 301 Main St., Bennington 802-442-7261 facebook.com/martinsminimart

BEST DRY CLEANERS

Green Mountain Dry Cleaners For the most demanding cleaning jobs, readers trust Green Mountain Dry Cleaners to get their garments back to like-new condition. 256 Benmont Ave., Bennington 802-442-8085 facebook.com/ GreenMountainDryCleaners

BEST FLOWER SHOP

The Gift Garden The Gift Garden has been serving the Bennington area since 1976, with flowers and gifts for all occasions. Visit them at their Benning-

417 MAIN STREET BENNINGTON, VT 05201 [802] 442 6252

431 Main St., Bennington 802-447-7222 • thegiftgardenvt.com

BEST FLOORING

Bennington House of Tile and Carpet Since 1986, Bennington House of Tile and Carpet has provided the Bennington region with the best in hardwood, carpeting, laminate, vinyl, ceramic, stone and tile flooring. The expert staff provides free in-home estimates and consultations to find you the perfect flooring solution for your household. 1267 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington 802-442-2494 bennington.abbeycarpet.com

BEST FURNITURE

Pownal View Barn Named for the spectacular mountain view just beyond its front doors, the Pownal View Barn specializes in high-quality, American-made furniture, as well as decor and Vermont cheeses and maple syrup. 3827 Rte. 7, Pownal 802-823-7345 • pownalviewbarn.com

BEST GIFT SHOP

The Gift Garden

Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery

BEST HARDWARE

rk Miles Whether you’re building a home from the ground up, or just finally getting around to fixing that cabinet door, rk Miles has the selection, service and expertise to make your project a success. The third-generation family business has six locations across Vermont and Massachusetts, offering everything from hardware and lumber to kitchen and bath design, paint and shed and garage packages. 618 Depot St., Manchester Center 802-362-1952 • rkmiles.com

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BEST JEWELRY

431 Main St., Bennington 802-447-7222 • thegiftgardenvt.com

Hawkins House

BEST GROCERIES

Hannaford 141 Hannaford Square, Bennington 802-442-1521 • hannaford.com

BEST FRAMING

Family-owned for two generations, Hawkins House offers American handcrafted jewelry, glass, pottery, wood crafts, clothing and more, including a full selection of Ed Levin Jewelry. 262 North St., Bennington 802-447-0488 • hawkinshouse.net

See Art Gallery

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Voted Best Music & Toy Store!

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115 South St., Bennington 802-447-2342 • jaysartshop.com

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802-447-0488 hawkinshouse.com

428 MAIN ST. BENNINGTON, VERMONT 802-44B-REWS

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BEST CONVENIENCE STORE

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BEST LUMBER YARD

rk Miles See Best Hardware • • • • • • •

Celebrating our 125th Anniversary 2022 Golf Memberships 2022 Renovated 18 Hole - Par 71 Golf Instruction & Clinics 18 & 9 Hole Ladies League Stay & Play Packages Serving Lunch & Dinner

180 Country Club Rd. Bennington VT. • mtanthonycc.com • 802.442.2617

618 Depot St., Manchester Center 802-362-1952 • rkmiles.com

BEST MUSIC

Knapp’s Knapp’s offers acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles, as well as amps, sound gear, turntables and accessories. They also sell vinyl records, many priced at just $1. In addition to their musical instrument selection, Knapp’s features a standout selection of classic and educational toys, games and puzzles for children and adults. 417 Main St., Bennington 802-442-6252 • knappsvt.com

BEST NURSERY/GARDEN SUPPLIES

Clear Brook Farm

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Clear Brook Farm provides gardners with hundreds of flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. Their farmstand offers their own certified organic

produce as well as organic cheese, bread, fruit and other foot items from local artisans. 47 Hidden Valley Road, Shaftsbury 802-442-4273 • clearbrookfarm.co

BEST PET STORE

Petco 214 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-447 • petco.com

BEST SEWING/TAILORING

The Scarlett Creation The Scarlett Creation has everything you need for your quilting, knitting, needlecraft and clothing alteration projects, including cotton fabrics, quilting and embroidery thread, scissors, crocheting supplies, needles and more. All thumbs? The Scarlett Creation also provides clothing alteration and mending services done in store. 626 Main St., Bennington 802-447-3794 thescarlettcreation.com


BEST TOYS

Family Footwear Center

Knapp’s

Family Footwear Center offers shoes and boots for children and adults, including a full range of American-made work boots.

See Best Music 417 Main St., Bennington 802-442-6252 • knappsvt.com

BENNINGTON EXPRESS LUBE AND CAR WASH • Car Wash • ASE Certified Mechanic on Staff • FREE Car Wash with State Inspection • Air Conditioning Service • Headlight Restoration • Brakes, Mufflers • Auto Repairs • Oil Changes

120 Northside Drive, Bennington 802-442-6042 familyfootwearcenter.com

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BEST SHOES

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802-442-9665 x 202 METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION

8-5 Mon-Fri • 8-3 Sat • 124 Northside Dr., Bennington

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Best Cocktails & Atmosphere! 32 Taps Specialty Cocktails Craft Beer Wine & Cider Soda

421 Main Street historic Bennington, Vermont (802) 440-5972

The Julie Shea Band would like to thank you for your vote!

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Thank you for voting us the Best Hotel/Motel!

PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE BENNINGTON COMMUNITY FOR OVER 50 YEARS! 130 Northside Dr., Bennington, VT 05201 knottypinemotel.com • 802-442-5487


BEST ANIMAL SHELTER/RESCUE

Second Chance Animal Center For decades, Second Chance has served animals across the community, in and out of the shelter. Along with adoption services, Second Chance provides spay/neuter assistance, community education, advocacy and humane investigative assistance to local law enforcement. 1779 Vermont Route 7A, Arlington 802-375-2898 2ndchanceanimalcenter.org

BEST CHARITY EVENT

Relay for Life of Bennington County The world’s largest charity fundraising event is also one of the most popular in Bennington County. Each year, participants raise tens of thousands of dollars to support the American Cancer Society’s pursuit of cancer research, patient care ser-

vices, educational and preventative inititiatives and more. relayforlife.org/benningtonvt

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION

serving up everything from garlic plants to garlic ice cream, plus kids’ activities, live entertainment and more

community news? Find it all in the member-driven Bennington Blotter Facebook group.

garlictownusa.com

facebook.com/groups/ BenningtonBlotter

BEST PLACE TO WORK

United Counseling Services

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation

UCS works to build a stronger community by providing multi-faceted mental health services to meet the psychological and emotional needs of children, adults and families across Bennington County.

See Best Nursing Home

Bennington UCS: 100 Ledge Hill Drive, Bennington, 802-442-5491 Northshire UCS: 5312 Main St., Manchester, 802-362-3950 ucsvt.org

BEST LOCAL EVENT

Garlic Town U.S.A. Formerly known as the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festical, this adoring celebration of all things garlic brings together hundreds of vendors

160 Hospital Drive, Bennington 802-447-1547 svhealthcare.org/services/ centers-living-rehabilitation

BEST SCHOOL SPORTS COACH

Brian Coon, Mount Anthony Union High School Wrestling

BEST TEACHER (PRE K-12)

John Ulrich, Village School of North Bennington BEST WEBSITE

couch + cork

Readers Choice 2022 | Friday, July 22, 2022

COMMUNITY LIFE

Offering in-home and virtual wine tastings, couch + cork brings a hearty flavor to the internet experience. couchandcork.com

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Bennington Blotter Looking for dining recommendations, upcoming events or the latest 2022

It is truly humbling and tells us that we continue to do right by our patients and community. We are honored to be THE BEST! Thank you again! ~Dr. Sullivan-Bol & Team mon 9-5p, tue & thu 7-5p, wed 9-7p, fri 9-12 noon

345 Elm Street - Bennington 802-753-7930 www.cmrehab.net

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2022 WINNER INDEX 421 Craft Bar & Kitchen, The Advance Auto Parts Advanced Eyecare All Seasons Moving & Storage Anytime Fitness Apollo Fuels Attention To Details Bank of Bennington Benner’s Bagels Pizza ‘N What Nosh Bennington Blotter Bennington Bookshop Bennington College Bennington Cooling & Heating Bennington Elks Lodge Bennington Express Lube & Car Wash Bennington House of Tile and Carpet Bennington Rec Center Berkshire Dance Theatre Black Magic Chimney Sweeps Blue Benn, The Body Blend Bringing You Vermont Bromley Mountain Ski Resort C L White Glass Callert Construction Casella Waste Systems Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Clara’s Clean Sweep Clear Brook Farm

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Coffee Bar, The 8 Coggins Auto Group 4 Coon, Brian 25 couch + cork 25 Crae Printing & Mailing 16 Crescent Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 13 D.B. McKenna & Co. 15 Devenueau, William C., Esq. 15 Done Right Lawns & Gardens 4 E.P. Mahar and Son Funeral Home 15 Elm Street Market, The 8 Eric Cross Masonry 11 EZ Way Rental 18 Family Footwear Center 23 Fuji Hibachi & Asian Bistro 6 Garlic Town U.S.A. 25 Gassaway’s Tastee Freeze 8 Gift Garden, The 21 Goodwill 20 Great Fields Kennel 16 Green Mountain Dry Cleaners 21 Green Mountain Oasis 15, 16 Greene’s Oil and Propane 10 Guetti, Tony 11 Hannaford 21 Hathaway Electric 10 Hawkins House 21 Henry Martinka & Sons 11

Henry Sausville Construction Henry’s Market Hollister Appliance Hound Dogs J & J Auto Polishing Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery John Davis Masonry Julie Shea Band, The Kevin’s Sports Pub and Restaurant Knapp’s Knotty Pine Learning Tree Child Care at SVMC Len Nichols & Son Auto Lube Loomis Auto Exchange Love, Cody & Co. Madison Brewing Company Main Street Antiques Maple Leaf Realty Martin’s Mini Mart McDonald’s Mintrone Paving Mt. Anthony Country Club Nix Nax Variety Pangaea Park-McCullough House Petco Pharmacy, The Power Guru Solar Energy Pownal View Barn

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Publyk House, The 8 Relay for Life of Bennington County 25 Richards Group, The 15 rk Miles 21, 22 Rogge, Dr. Scott W. 13 Salem Dentistry 13 Scarlett Creation, The 22 Second Chance Animal Center 25 Seyfirth, Dr. Eric S. 13 Shear Jazz 13 South Shire Inn 12 Southwestern Vermont Health Care 15 Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Pediatrics 16 Studio on Main, The 16 Sullivan-Bol, Dr. Kenneth 13 Ulrich, John 25 Unihog 12 United Counseling Services 25 Vermont Roofing 11 Videtto, Jeffrey 16 Village Chocolate Shoppe, The 6 Village Garage Distillery 6 Village Salon 15, 18 Village School of North Bennington 9 Walt’s Service Center 5 Wassick Tire Service 5 West Mountain Animal Hospital 18 Yoga for You 19

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH SINCE 1975

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For over 45 years, Casella has been proud to serve local communities and help protect the natural environment. Each year, we recover over a million tons from the waste stream. Over the next decade it is our goal to double that amount.

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Doug Casella founds Casella’s Refuse Removal and invites his brother John to be his partner in 1976 (Rutland, VT)

The brothers build their first recycling facility, which is also the first in the State of Vermont

Casella’s public private partnership model is established and brings modern engineering to the Clinton County, NY Landfill

The Company starts its first food waste collection route and two years later completes the acquisition that would become Casella Organics

Casella reduces its carbon footprint by 45%, and earns the 2012 EPA Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in GHG Management

Casella begins to build Resource Solutions, extending professional services to customers across 45 states

Casella positions for Sustainable Growth, broadening ESG communications and announcing ten strategic sustainability goals for 2030

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Thankyou youfor forvoting voting Casella Thank Casellaas asaa 2021Readers ReadersChoice ChoiceAward Award winner! winner! 2022 For more information or service, visit casella.com


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to all who voted for us!

Our Continuum of Subacute and Long Term Care includes: • Orthopedic Rehab

• Memory Care

160 Hospital Drive, Bennington, VT 05201 centerforlivinghc.com

• Cardiac & Stroke Recovery

• Hospice/ Palliative Care

• Pulmonary Care

• Respite Care

A Proud Member of Allaire Health Services

• Wound Care

• Telemedicine

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Friday, July 22, 2022 | Readers Choice 2022

the Publyk

House

A Bennington Tradition

Where Fine Food, Friends and Comfort are Always Found

Mt. Anthony Views

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Modern American Fare

Cozy Vermont Tavern

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Fine Dining Nightly

IN HISTORIC BENNINGTON

Thank You! Voted Best Overall Restaurant! 782 HARWOOD HILL ROAD, | HISTORIC ROUTE 7A | BENNINGTON VT 05201 | 802~442~7500

Visit our Newest Restaurant Serving Authentic Southern Cooking in a Casual Setting Beneath the Green Mountains

Pearl’s Place

HOME-STYLE SOUTHERN COOKING

1942 Depot Street Manchester Vermont Just off Exit 4 on Rt 11/30 802.367.3098 PEARLSPLACEVT.COM