Author Archives: Christine Fraioli

Giving Thanks and Looking Ahead: New Website!

Welcome to Vermont Home Properties! The launch of this new Vermont real estate website provides us the perfect opportunity to reflect and give thanks. We are indeed grateful to be able to have helped so many fulfill their dream of Vermont home ownership. is a beautiful new gateway to even more of the work we love!Read More

Vermont in November

Thanksgiving meets Hanukkah in the best Gourmet Kitchens in Addison County

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide this year and cooks all across Vermont are rubbing their hands together in delight. The happy confluence of these two great food- and family-centered holidays gives cooks the opportunity to shine. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have not occurred on the same date since 1888 and they wont meet again until 2070. Ladies and Gentlemen, don your aprons and start your ovens, it’s time to celebrate!Read More

The Paranormal in Vermont

Vermont is an old state filled with historic homes and plenty of mysteries. We joined the United States as the 14th state, in 1791. Many things have happened since then, some tragic, some paranormal. Each Vermont town has its anecdotal tales of haunting and unexplained events. And there are legends….Read More

The Strong House Inn, A Secret Garden in Vergennes Vermont

Vergennes Vermont is the smallest city in the United States. This ‘Little City” is just about halfway between Burlington and Middlebury. Its main thoroughfare, Route 22A, is a passageway to all good things: restaurants, Cafes, Vergennes Laundry (a wonderful French bakery), Lake Champlain, etc. In the case of this blog post, it is a path to a Secret Garden.Read More

Vermont Apples: A Bumper Crop along Lake Champlain

If you spend any time outdoors along Lake Champlain this month it is likely you will bump into an apple. After a fairly dismal apple year in 2012, early warmth followed directly by early frost, this year’s crop is hard …Read More

Vermont Woods: Living Deliberately in Addison County

  There is something poetic about autumn in Vermont. There’s a kind of energy, a deliberation. It’s almost a mix between Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Moonlight in Vermont and Nat King Cole’s Autumn Leaves. Soulful and a little bit melancholy, …Read More

West Hill Road, Lincoln Vermont

1769 West Hill Road, Lincoln Vermont. The address alone is evocative. It is not a boulevard or an avenue. It is more of a place, a hill actually. This Addison County street was named without pretense or artifice. It inspires …Read More

Reintroduced to Vermont

The 2013 nesting season in Vermont was good for bald eagles according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont. Vermont Digger reports: “From 16 known nests, Vermont’s bald eagles produced 26 fledglings, or offspring that survived to leave …Read More

Vermont Gardens and Vermont Local Food – a winning combination!

Vermont is a winner! Our Green Mountain state tops the lists of best place to raise a kid (“Number one place to raise children in the country is Burlington, Vermont.”, best place to go to college (Kiplinger’s Top 10 …Read More

Happiness is an inside job in Vermont

MSN just produced a report of American happiness – state by state. Vermont scored number 2 in the nation. (Haiwaii always scores number one in such polls because of its prevalence of “Aloha Spirit” and shaka* signing surfers.) These types …Read More

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