Best of Brattleboro 2019

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The best of the best of Windham County and beyond,

chosen by you!

2019

A special publication of the Brattleboro Reformer, Saturday, July 27, 2019 GREAT NEW LOCATION

Thank You Once Again... Many thanks to our Community that has voted us Best Real Estate Office 4 years in a row and much appreciation to all that voted Chris Lewis Best Real Estate Agent

402 CANAL STREET

BRATTLEBORO AREA REALTY 802-257-1335

802-380-2088


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Table of Contents

Food and Drink

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Automotive

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Shopping

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Entertainment

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Services

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Community Life

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Home Improvement

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Around 70 people participated in the 3rd annual Brattle Paddle, in Brattleboro, on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

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Thank you for once again voting us Best Car Wash in Brattleboro! 873 Putney Rd. 802-257-5191 Like us at Facebook.com/burtontouchfreecarwash

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BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT

BEST ATMOSPHERE

West River Marina

See: Best Overal Restaurant

West River Marina

28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro 802-257-7563 marina.restaurant Hours of Operation Sun: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon-Wed: 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thurs-Sat: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Runner Up: Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

BEST ASIAN

Runner Up: Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

BEST BAKERY

Amy’s 113 Main St., Brattleboro 802-231-1071 Hours of Operation Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Top Tier

Panda North 1332 Putney Road, Ste. 200, Brattleboro 802-257-4578 pandanorthvt.com

Runner Up: Panasian

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro 802-490-2534 whetstonestation.com

Runner Up: West River Marina

BEST BBQ

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery See: Best Bar

Top of the Hill Grill 632 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-258-9178 topofthehillgrill.com Hours of Operation Mon-Sun: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Runner Up: Hazel

BEST BREAKFAST

Runner Up: West River Marina

BEST CATERER

Hardy Foard Catering The Porch Cafe: 648 Putney Road, Brattleboro 603-721-6078 theporchtoo.com/catering Runner Up: Vermont Country Deli

Chelsea Royal Diner 487 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro 802-254-8399 chelsearoyaldiner.com

BEST DELI

Hours of Operation Mon-Sun: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

436 Western Ave., Brattleboro 802-257-9254 vermontcountrydeli.com

Runner Up: Delightfully Delicious

Vermont Country Deli

Hours of Operation Mon-Sun: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Runner Up: Gouger’s

Hours of Operation Sun-Wed: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Thanks for Voting Us

Best Deli in 2019! THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE #1 STORE FOR SHOES IN BRATTLEBORO Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm

(802) 254-8515

Open 7 Days a Week! 2019

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 802-257-9254 436 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301 vermontcountrydeli.com

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Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat: 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Sun: 12 noon - 9:30 p.m.

BEST BAR

BEST BURGER

Thurs-Sat: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Food and Drink BEST FRENCH FRIES

Fast Eddie’s 833 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-579-1474 fasteddiesbakery.com Hours of Operation Tues-Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon: Closed Runner Up: Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

BEST ICE CREAM

Blueberry Haus 802-233-7483 blueberryhaus.com Guilford: 809 Guilford Center Road Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 3:30 - 9 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: 1 - 9 p.m. Brattleboro: 19 Elliot St. Hours of Operation Mon.-Tues.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 12 noon - 6 p.m. Runner Up: Fast Eddie’s

BEST INDIAN

India Masala House 889 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-490-2824 facebook.com/indiamasalahouse Hours of Operation Mon.: Closed Tues.-Sun.: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5 - 9:30 p.m.

BEST ITALIAN

Blue Moose 39 Main St., Brattleboro 802-254-6245 bluemoosebistro.com Hours of Operation Mon.: Closed Tues.-Thurs.: 5 - 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 5 - 9 p.m.

BEST MEXICAN

BEST SEAFOOD/SUSHI

Tito’s Taqueria

Panda North

972 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-246-7217 titosvt.com

See: Best Asian

Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Runner Up: Twin Flames

BEST PIZZA

Brattleboro Village Pizza 1155 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-257-5065 villagepizzaexit3.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: Opens 11 a.m. Sun.: Opens 12 noon Runner Up: Vermont Inn

Runner Up: Panasian

New England House 254 Marlboro Road, Brattleboro 802-254-6886 newenglandhousevt.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Tues.: Closed Wed.-Sat.: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4:30 - 9 p.m. Sun.: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Runner Up: Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

BEST TAKEOUT

Panda North See: Best Asian Runner Up: Tito’s

Runner Up: Ramunto’s

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BEST ANTIQUES

Keene, N.H.: 540 Main St. 603-335-8200

Twice Upon a Time

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 12 noon - 4 p.m.

63 Main St., Brattleboro 802-254-2261 twicetime.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Essex Junction: 27 Park St. 802-878-6868

Runner Up: Townshend Auction

BEST APPLIANCES

Cocoplum Appliances cocoplumappliances.com Brattleboro: 1300 Putney Road 802-254-9104

Runner Up: Manny’s

BEST ART GALLERY

Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts 183 Main St., Brattleboro 802-251-8290 mitchellgiddingsfinearts.com

Brattleboro: 74 Main St. 802-254-2933

Runner Up: Vermont Artisans

BEST BOOKSTORE

Everyone’s Books 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro 802-254-8160 everyonesbks.com

North Swanzey, N.H.: 74 Monadnock Highway 603-352-6200

Hours of Operation Mon.: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hours of Operation Mon.-Tues.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Runner Up: Brattleboro Bookstore

BEST CLOTHING

Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters samsoutfitters.com

Hours of Operation Mon.-Tues.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hadley, Mass.: 227 Russell St. 413-582-9820 Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runner Up: Peebles

Floor Design Locally Owned “Doing it right for Decades” We are honored to receive this award. Thank you to everyone that voted us Best Flooring Store in the area!

802-254-9303 • www.LawtonFloorDesign.com

2019

LAND MANAGEMENT LLC LANDSCAPING & EXCAVATION Dummerston, Vt

802-536-4025

“We wouldn’t have had so much success if not for our friendly, loyal customers. We look forward to continuously making you proud to have us on your projects, big or small!.”

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Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun.: Closed

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sun.: Closed

Hours of Operation Wed.-Mon.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat.: 7 a.m. - 12 midnight Sun.: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Runner Up: NH State Liquor Store

BEST MUSIC

Turn It Up! 85 Main St., Brattleboro 802-251-6015 turnitup.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runner Up: Stone Church

BEST NURSERY/ GARDEN SUPPLIES

Achille Agway Brattleboro: 1277 Putney Road 802-254-8755 Hillsboro, N.H.: 191 Henniker St. 603-464-3755 Keene, N.H.: 80 Martell Ct. 603-357-5720 Milford, N.H.: 251 Elm St. 603-637-1669 Peterborough, N.H.: 65 Jaffrey Road 603-924-6801 Walpole, N.H.: 334 Main St. 603-756-9400 Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Walker Farm

BEST OFFICE SUPPLIES

BEST ORGANIC/ HEALTH FOOD 2 Main St., Brattleboro 802-257-0236 brattleborofoodcoop.coop Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Runner Up: Hannaford

BEST PET SUPPLIES

One Stop Country Pet Supply onestopcountrypet.com Brattleboro: 648 Putney Road 802-257-3700 Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sun., 12 noon - 6 p.m. Keene, N.H.: 26 Ash Brook Road 603-352-9200 Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 8 pm. Fri.-Sat.: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Runner Up: Achille Agway

BEST SHOES

Shoe Tree 135 Main St., Brattleboro 802-254-8515 shoetreevermont.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Runner Up: Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters

Staples

BEST TOYS

768 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-257-5596 staples.com

Love it Twice

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

capturing candid and authentic moments

Brattleboro Food Co-op

See: Best Consignment Runner Up: Beadniks

2019 contact: 802-579-7481 email: mapleleafphotography@hotmail.com www.southernvermontphotographer.com

Thank You.

All of us at Whetstone Station are flattered to have been voted best bar and best burger. Thank you for a great 7 years.We are committed to working everyday to make Whetstone Station even more awesome.

Whetstone Station Restaurant & Brewery

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A Southern Vermont Photographer

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BEST ASSISTED LIVING/ NURSING HOME

BEST BANK

Brattleboro Savings & Loan

Valley Cares 457 Grafton Road, Townshend 802-365-4115 valleycares.org

brattbank.com

Runner Up: Pine Heights

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro: 972 Putney Road 802-246-1600

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OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY 8-5:30 2 SATURDAY 9-4 While quantities last.

Not responsible for typographical errors.

800-235-7337 802-254-9104

brown computer solutions

Salon Meraki 266 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-451-0027

#1 in Eye Care

Robert J. Cotter, O.D.

328 Western Avenue • Brattleboro, VT 05301 www.brattleborofamilyeyecare.com

(802) 254-9012

Thank you for voting us #1 for Best Local Computer Specialist!

Sales Service Training

43 Main St., Keene, NH (603) 352-3349 27 Birge St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 (802) 251-0479 Apple® and the Apple logo are trademarks of 116 Benmont Ave., Bennington, VT 05201 ® Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. countries. (802) 681-7565 Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other

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BEST BARBER/ HAIR SALON

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2019

COCOPLUM APPLIANCES 1300 PUTNEY ROAD BRATTLEBORO, VT

Runner Up: Peoples Bank

Bondville: 59 Vt. Rte. 30 802-297-2507

WE SERVICE THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST APPLIANCES!

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Wilmington: 108 East Main St. 802-464-2330 Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Brattleboro: 221 Main St. 802-254-5333

WHAT WE SELL

Hours of Operation Mon., Wed.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 12 noon


westbee.org

salonmeraki.org Hours of Operation Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 9 a .m. - 7 p.m. Wed.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun.-Mon.: Closed Runner Up: Shear Designs Hair Studio and Tanning

BEST CELLULAR PROVIDER

AT&T 725 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-275-4368 att.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Sat.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Verizon

BEST CHILD CARE

West Bee Nursery School 880 Western Ave., Brattleboro 802-257-7155

Runner Up: TIE: Wonder in the Woods/Tiny Tots

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Steven Gruber, Gruber Chiropractic 20 Technology Drive, Brattleboro 802-254-3300 gruberchiro.com Hours of Operation Mon.: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: Closed Runner Up: Marcy Caulkins

THANK YOU 2019

A Recipe for Investment Strategies

BEST COMPUTER SPECIALIST

Brown Computer Solutions

Phil George 802-254-5226

Ana Saavedra 802-257-4144

Nick Dubois 802-257-7585

Josh Roberts 802-579-1364

David McFadden 802-251-0405

Andrew George 802-254-5226

Daniel Richardson 802-257-7585

Call or visit your local Edward Jones financial advisor today. www.EdwardJones.com

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Did you know that one of the world’s top circus schools is located right here in Brattleboro, Vermont? All ages and abilities are welcome! Classes, Camps, Performances and more!

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Services 877-447-9663 bcsmacs.com Brattleboro: 27 Birge St. Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: Closed Keene, N.H.: 43 Main St. Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 12 noon - 4 p.m. Runner Up: 2 Wired Guys

BEST CREDIT UNION

River Valley Credit Union rivercu.com Bellows Falls: 11A Hospital Ct. 802-463-5065 Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro: 820 Putney Road 802-254-4800

Hours of Operation Mon.-Wed.: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Putney: 52 Main St. 802-387-5871 Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. daily Springfield: 34 Clinton St. 802-885-4565 Hours of Operation Mon.-Wed.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 12 noon Townshend: 1154 Vt. Rte. 30 802-365-7272 Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed 1 - 2 p.m. daily Runner Up: Members First

BEST DANCE/MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

Kelly’s Dance Academy 642 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-254-7499 kellys-dance-academy.com Runner Up: Brattleboro School of Dance

BEST DENTIST

Professional Dental Care 72 High St., Brattleboro 802-254-9644 brattleborovtdentist.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fri.: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Runner Up: West River Family

BEST DOCTOR

Tony Blofson, Maplewood Family Practice

63 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro 802-254-1311 bmhvt.org/staff/tony-blofson Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Tim Shafer

BEST EMERGENCY CARE

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital 185 Grafton Road, Townshend 802-365-7357 gracecottage.org Runner Up: Brattleboro Memorial

BEST EYE CARE

Dr. Robert J. Cotter, Brattleboro Family Eye Care 328 Western Ave., Brattleboro 802-254-9012 brattleborofamilyeyecare.com

On behalf of all Grace Cottage staff members & volunteers,

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THANK YOU for this special recognition!

• Best Hospital • Best Emergency Care • Best Physical Therapy • Best Pediatrician: Dr. Elizabeth Linder • Best Place to Work

FAMILY HEALTH & HOSPITAL

We Go Beyond Patient Care 10

Pictured above, roughly half of the 200+ employees who have earned this distinction.

Townshend, Vermont


Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Dana McGinn

BEST FUNERAL HOME

Atamaniuk Funeral Home 40 Terrace St., Brattleboro 802-254-8183 atamaniuk.com Runner Up: Ker Westerlund

BEST HOSPITAL

Grace Cottage See: Best Emergency Care Runner Up: Brattleboro Memorial

BEST INSURANCE

Richards Group 48 Harris Place, Brattleboro 802-254-6016 therichardsgrp.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Runner Up: Putnam Insurance

BEST INVESTMENT edwardjones.com

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David McFadden 51 Main St., Brattleboro 802-251-0405 Ana M. Saavedra 225 Main St., Brattleboro 802-257-4144

peoples.com/personal/mortgages/mlo/ mortgage-officer-cathy-eakins Runner Up: River Valley Credit Union

Nick Dubois 275 Western Ave., Brattleboro 802-257-7585

BEST NAIL SALON

Philip A. George 1222 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-254-5226

896 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-254-4700

Andrew J. George 1222 Putney Road 802-254-5226

Lucky Nails Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

802-258-2303 hotelrx.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun.: Closed Runner Up: Messenger Valley Pharmacy

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Maple Leaf Photography

Runner Up: Shear Designs

Runner Up: TrustCo

36 Allerton Ave., Brattleboro 802-579-7481 southernvermontphotographer.com Runner Up: Meghan Fagley

BEST LAWYER

BEST PET SERVICES

Christopher S. Dugan

Vermont New Hampshire Vet Clinic

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

38 East West Road, East Dummerston 802-254-5422 vtnhvet.com

See: Best Emergency Care

111 Main St., Brattleboro 802-251-099 Runner Up: TIE: Jean Giddings/ Crispe & Crispe/Tom Costello

BEST MASSAGE

Lindsay Crossman, Brattleboro Massage & Reiki 32 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro 802-257-0571 Runner Up: Jasmine Day Spa

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Joshua C. Roberts 263 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-579-1364

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Runner Up: TIE: Tails of Vermont/Brattleboro Vet

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Elizabeth Linder, Grace Cottage Family Health See: Best Emergency Care Runner Up: Dr. Elizabeth Richards

Cathy Eakins, People’s United Bank

BEST PHARMACY

100 Main St., Brattleboro 802-258-4050

Hotel Pharmacy 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro

Grace Cottage Runner Up: Brattleboro Memorial

BEST PRINTING/GRAPHICS

Lotus Graphics 448 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-257-1102 lotusgraphics.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Howard Printing

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY

Brattleboro Area Realty 402 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-257-1335 brattleboroarearealty.com Runner Up: Berkley Veller

Thanks, Brattleboro!

for voting EVAN JAMES LTD. the Best of Brattleboro again!

Evan James Limited “Thank you for voting us best fitness club!” 1589 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05304 802-257-4944 Carla@SupremeFitnessVT.com www.SupremeFitnessVT.com

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The New England House Thank you for voting us Best Steakhouse!

2019

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CELEBRATING

EAT IN, TAKE OUT & CATERING

BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

BEST TATTOO/PIERCING

Chris Lewis, Brattleboro Area Realty

Faithful Few Tattoo & Body Piercing

402 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-380-2088 realtyvermont.com/realestate/agent/ chris-lewis

698 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-579-1563 facebook.com/faithfulfewtattoo

Runner Up: TIE: Victoria Woods/Amy Powling/Robert Doyle/Tom Dahlin

BEST SECURITY SERVICE

Home Security Service P.O. Box 8124, Brattleboro 802-254-4147 hssalarm.com

BEST SPA

735 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-257-5030 sheardesignshairstudio.com Hours of Operation Mon.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Runner Up: Jasmine Day Spa

BEST TANNING SALON

Shear Designs Hair Studio and Tanning See: Best Spa Runner Up: Supreme Fitness

Thank you to everyone who voted us

2019

Best BBQ in Brattleboro!

MSN.com 50 Best BBQ Joints in America Featured on Discovery Channel's Road Trip Masters

GREAT VIEWS, FUN-TIMES, FROM SCRATCH COOKIN’ • MEXICAN & CAJUN SPECIALTIES • VEGETARIAN SELECTIONS • HOMEMADE DESSERTS

• AUTHENTIC PIT BBQ • MEATS SMOKED ON THE PREMISES

• HOMEMADE SIDES & SALADS

632 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, VT •

(802) 258-9178 •

HALL OF FAME

www.topofthehillgrill.com

Runner Up: Strange Brew

BEST TAX SERVICES/ ACCOUNTING

Downey, Pieciak, Fitzgerald & Co., P.C.

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6 Bucks or LESS!

OVER 50 BITE S & BREW S FOR

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FRIENDLY!

10 Park Place, Brattleboro 802-257-1307 downeycpa.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: H&R Block

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Fitzgerald Travel 63 Church St., Spofford, N.H. 603-363-8000 fitzgeraldtravel.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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BEST CARPENTRY

Home Improvement

J. Robert Harrison BEST CLEANING

Mastaler Cleaning Service Company 464 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-254-5544 mastalercleaning.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Runner Up: Infinity Cleaning

BEST ELECTRICIAN

Dompier Electric 230 Elliot St., Brattleboro 802-254-4581 Runner Up: Josh King

BEST HEATING/AC

Cota & Cota 4 Green St., Bellows Falls 802-463-0000 cotaoil.com

THANK YOU!

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For voting us the Best Area Painting Company in Brattleboro 2019

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802-254-1963

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Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emergency service: 24/7 Runner Up: Perkins

BEST HOME FUEL SERVICE

Barrows & Fisher Oil Co. 55 Depot St., Brattleboro 802-254-4574 barrowsandfisher.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Emergency service: 24/7 Runner Up: Cota & Cota

BEST KITCHEN DESIGN

TIE: WW Building Supply wwbuilding.com Newfane: 7 Loop Road 802-365-4333 Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sat.: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sun.: Closed North Wilmington: 434 Rte. 100 802-464-3022 Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun.: 9 a .m. - 1 p.m.

Perkins Home & Building Center 99 Rte. 9, West Chesterfield, N.H. 603-256-6844 perkinshomecenter.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

BEST LANDSCAPING

BEST MASONRY

BEST PLUMBING

Rosinski

Cota & Cota

15 Southern Ave., Brattleboro 802-579-2070

See: Best Heating/AC

BEST MOVING SERVICE

Butch’s Moving and Storage 90 Birge St., Brattleboro 802-254-4455 Runner Up: Two Guys and a Truck

BEST PAINTING

Dandrea’s Painting 802-254-8426 dandreaspainting.com Runner Up: Momaney Painters

Glabach Land Management

Runner Up: Bill Gilbert

BEST ROOFING

Aither Roofing 59 Depot Road, Townshend 802-365-4597 facebook.com/jaitherroofing Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Runner Up: TIE: Northeast Restoration/Brattleboro Roofing

BEST WINDOWS

WW Building Supply See: Best Kitchen Design

802-536-4025 Runner Up: Black Mountain Landscaping

Over $200,000 donated to Brattleboro non-profit organizations through the Subaru Share The Love Program

BrattleboroSubaru.com (802) 251-1000

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BEST AUTO PARTS

802-257-1610

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

845 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-257-0331 oreillyauto.com

BEST AUTO LOAN PROVIDER

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

River Valley Credit Union See: Best Credit Union Runner Up: Members First

BEST AUTO REPAIR/ SERVICES

BEST CAR WASH

Fletchers Auto Repair

Burton Car Wash

837 Putney Road, Brattleboro

873 Putney Road, Brattleboro

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Runner Up: JB Auto

Brattleboro Subaru

Hours of Operation Open 24 hours Runner Up: Green Mountain

BEST GAS STATION

Irving Oil 469 Canal St., Brattleboro 802-254-0374 irvingoil.com/location/irving-oil-524

1234 Putney Road, Brattleboro 888-710-5515 brattleborosubaru.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Runner Up: Summit

Hours of Operation Open 24 hours Runner Up: Mobil

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Housing, Care & Community in the West River Valley

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BEST NEW CAR DEALER

802-257-5191 burtoncarwash.com

PO Box 341 (457 Grafton Rd.), Townshend, VT 05353 www.valleycares.org


BEST OIL CHANGE

802-365-9253

BEST TIRE DEALER

Stop & Go Oil Change

Hours of Operation Mon.-Sun.: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Pete’s Tire Barns

668 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-254-5050 stopngooil.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Runner Up: Fletcher’s

BEST PLOWING

Wright Maintenance 151 Vt. Rte. 30, Newfane

Runner Up: Winot Works

BEST RV DEALER

Vermont RV 169 Marlboro Road, Brattleboro 802-254-4881 vtrvsales.com Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sun.: Closed

282 West Road, Vernon 802-258-9933 alsbrattleborotowing.com

100A Rte. 9, West Chesterfield, N.H. 603-614-8066 petestire.com

Hours of Operation Open 24 hours

Hours of Operation Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.: 7:30 a.m. - 12 noon Sun.: Closed

BEST USED CAR DEALER

Runner Up: Brattleboro Tire

Runner Up: A’s Auto

Brattleboro Subaru See: Best New Car Dealer Runner Up: Exit One Auto Sales

BEST TOWING

Al’s Towing

BARROWS & FISHER OIL 2019

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Free estimate to replace your heating system or fuel oil tank. No charge to have your fuel tank inspected by our certified tank inspectors. All Vermont fuel tanks require inspection

2019

Thanks for voting us #1! Home Heating Fuels - Gasoline Diesel Fuels - Motor Oils - Coal Refer a Friend Receive a $50 Credit on your account and your friend receives a $50 credit (no cash value)

55 Depot Street Brattleboro, VT

VSECU Proud to be a VHeat dealer!

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BEST DJ

supremefitnessvt.com

BEST GOLF COURSE

BEST HOTEL/MOTEL

Parker Springfield, 92.7 FM

Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sat.: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Brattleboro Country Club

Latchis Hotel

58 Senator Gannett Drive, Brattleboro 802-257-7380 brattleborocountryclub.com

50 Main St., Brattleboro 802-254-6300 latchishotel.com

Runner Up: Peter Case

BEST FITNESS CLUB

Supreme Fitness 1589 Putney Road, Brattleboro 802-257-4944

Runner Up: Outer Limits

Hours of Operation Mon.-Sun.: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (seasonal)

Runner Up: TIE: Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn

Runner Up: Mount Snow

2019

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BEST LOCAL BAND

brattleboromuseum.org

Wyld Nightz Band

Hours of Operation Wed.-Mon.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tues.: Closed First Friday of each month: 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

wyldnightzband.com Runner Up: Grooce Prophet

BEST MINI GOLF

Runner Up: Retreat Farm

Putters Miniature Golf at Kampfires

BEST SPORTS EQUIPMENT

792 U.S. Rte. 5, Dummerston 802-254-2098 kampfires.com/putters-miniature-golf

See: Best Clothing

Hours of Operation Mon.-Sun.: 10 a.m. - Dark

BEST THEATER

Runner Up: TIE: Twinkle Town/ North Star

BEST MUSEUM/ATTRACTION

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

FLETCHER’S AUTO REPAIR

Thank you

2019

for voting us Best Auto Repair/Services! DONALD FLETCHER President

Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters

837 PUTNEY ROAD BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT 05301 (802) 257-1610

Runner Up: Burrows Specialized Sports

Thanks to our creative, thoughtful, humane, and diverse community for continued and enthusiastic support.

Latchis Theatre 50 Main St., Brattleboro 802-246-2020 latchistheatre.com Runner Up: New England Youth Theatre

Your source for Books and other inspiration for Hope in these dark times.

25 Elliot Street Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-254-8160

10 Vernon St., Brattleboro 802-257-0124

www.everyonesbks.com

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Panda North Thank you to our T

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1332 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tel: 257-4578/257-4486 www.pandanorthvt.com

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You meet life head on, driving every moment toward self discovery. Capture this spirit with attainable luxury. that set you apart—profoundly expressing your way of life.

WW Building Supply Newfane & Wilmington, VT DESIGN CENTER & SHOW ROOM 444 Route 100, Wilmington, VT 05363 802-464-0394

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BEST COLLEGE

BEST FARM

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Tammy Clausen

Community College of Vermont

Retreat Farm

Grace Cottage

L&G Softball

45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro 802-490-2270 retreatfarm.org

See: Best Emergency Care

41 Harmony Place, Brattleboro 802-254-6370 ccv.edu/location/ccv-brattleboro Hours of Operation Mon.-Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri.: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: Closed

Hours of Operation Wed.-Sun.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon.-Tues.: Closed Runner Up: Robb Family Farm

Runner Up: Shear Designs Hair Studio and Tanning

BEST TEACHER

Beneth Sauer

BEST SCHOOL SPORTS COACH

BUHS English

TIE: Paul Freed

Love It Twice

Thank you for voting us Best Towing Company! 2019

Resale & Consignment LLC Quality Used Children’s Clothing

2019 2019

THANK YOU for voting us best for the 9th year in a row

Whatever Your Needs: Daily Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly Fully Licensed & Insured Dependable

Thank you for voting us Best Toys and Consignment!

464 Putney Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301

802-490-2160 www.LoveItTwice.net

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282 West Rd. Vernon, VT (802) 258-9933 www.alsbrattleborotowing.com

Commercial & Residential Cleaning Floor Care Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Window Washing Contract Office Maintenance

L&G Soccer

BUHS Basketball

Runner Up: Marlboro College

Specializing in:

Chris Barton

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Locally Owned and Operated for 37 Years by the Giamartino Family! Located in the Historical Methodist Church on Elliot Street

The Hotel Pharmacy

Index of Winners Achille Agway

7

Aither Roofing Al’s Towing

15

17

Cathy Eakins, People’s United Bank

12

AT&T

9

Chris Barton (L&G Soccer)

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Congratulations Cathy Eakins! 14 Annual Best of Brattleboro Readers Choice Award Winner: “Best Mortgage Broker” Cathy Eakins, Mortgage Account Officer

Chris Lewis, Brattleboro Area Realty 13

Barrows & Fisher Oil Co.

15

Christopher S. Dugan

12

Beneth Sauer, BUSH English

21

Cocoplum Appliances

5

Blue Moose

4

Community College of Vermont

Blueberry Haus

4

Cota & Cota

12

Dandrea’s Painting

Brattleboro Country Club

18

Discount Beverage & Redemption

Brattleboro Savings & Loan Brattleboro Subaru

7 19 8 16, 17

Brattleboro Village Pizza

4

Brown Computer Solutions

9

15

Dompier Electric

6 14

Downey, Pieciak, Fitzgerald & Co., P.C. 13 Dr. Cotter, Brattleboro Family Eye Care 10 Dr. Elizabeth Linder, Grace Cottage Family Health

12

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Soups • Salads • Sandwiches & Breakfast Served All Day!

Thank you for voting us Best Catering

802-258-4050 cathy.eakins@peoples.com

Equal Housing Lender

21 14, 15

Brattleboro Area Realty

NMLS # 515966

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Discover what know-how can do.

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Atamaniuk Funeral Home

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

Experience our award-winning customer service!

Butch’s Moving and Storage

Chelsea Royal Diner

802-254-2303 fax 802-257-0023 hotline 802-258-3008

Text when Ready! Curbside Delivery!

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Brattleboro Food Co-op

to Surrounding Towns

16

Amy’s

20 Elliot St., Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301 FREE DELIVERY

Burton Car Wash

802.579.1433 Mon – Fri 7AM - 3PM 648 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301


Dutton Berry Farm Edward Jones

6 12

Kelly’s Dance Academy

10

Perkins Home & Building Center

15

Tito’s Taqueria

Latchis Hotel

18

Pete’s Tire Barns

17

Tony Blofson, Maplewood Family

19

Professional Dental Care

10

Evan James

6

Latchis Theatre

Everyone’s Books

5

Lawton Floor Design

Faithful Few Tattoo & Body Piercing Fast Eddie’s

13 4

6

Putters Miniature Golf at Kampfires 19

Lindsay Crossman, Brattleboro Massage & Reiki

12

Retreat Farm

21

12

Richards Group

12

Renaissance Fine Jewelry

Fitzgerald Travel

13

Lotus Graphics

Fletchers Auto Repair

16

Love it Twice

6, 7

6

Lucky Nails

12

Rosinski

Maple Leaf Photography

12

Salon Meraki

George J. Brooks Florist Glabach Land Management

15

10, 16 15 8

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital 10, 12, 21

Martin’s Fireside True Value

Hannaford

6

Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

5

Shear Designs Hair Studio and Tanning 13

Hardy Foard Catering

3

New England House

4

Shoe Tree

7

Home Security Service

13

O’Reilly Auto Parts

16

Staples

7

Hotel Pharmacy

12

One Stop Country Pet Supply

Steven Gruber, Gruber Chiropractic

9

India Masala House

4

6

River Valley Credit Union

6

Mastaler Cleaning Service Company 14

Panda North

7 3, 4

Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters

5, 19

4

Practice

10

Top of the Hill Grill

3

Turn It Up!

7

Twice Upon a Time

5

Valley Cares

8

Vermont Country Deli

3

Vermont New Hampshire Vet Clinic

12

Vermont RV

17

West Bee Nursery School

9

West River Marina

3

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery

3

Stop & Go Oil Change

17

Wright Maintenance

17

Irving Oil

16

Parker Springfield, 92.7 FM

18

Supreme Fitness

18

WW Building Supply

15

J. Robert Harrison

14

Paul Freed (BUHS Basketball)

21

Tammy Clausen (L&G Softball)

21

Wyld Nightz Band

19

$27,833 2019 donated to Rescue Inc. through the Subaru Share The Love Program

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