Category Archives: Living In Vermont

Holiday Sparkle in Vermont

While little kids across Vermont are wondering how a certain red-suited guy will conduct his sleigh next week in such a dearth of snow, their parents are discovering other ways to find holiday sparkle in Vermont.Read More

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September in Vermont is the Fairest Month

“And every fair from fair sometime declines.” Except in Vermont. Obviously, the Bard had never been here in September. September in Vermont feels like a reward for good behavior. It’s like a long weekend after a particularly challenging workweek. The harvest is in, the kids are back at school, the air smells of apples. It’s time to celebrate.

Which is exactly what Vermonters do this time of year. Fairs and Festivals crisscross the state. I thought I’d mention a few here, in case you want to make plans.Read More

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Coffee in the Green Mountains

Addison County has not been left out of the coffee buzz. And while Starbucks products are ubiquitous in the civilized world, we don’t have a shop in Middlebury or Bristol. Both towns have plenty of coffee shops, though and even a few artisan coffee roasters: Awake Organic Coffee Roasters and Vermont Coffee Company top the list. These two roasters toast up some flavors that put the rich back into ritual. Thank heaven for Vermont Coffee Company’s dark roast.Read More

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Vermont Tennis Anyone?

You might imagine that a grass tennis court in the verdant state of Vermont is a hard court that has succumbed to the persistent whims of mother nature: dandelions popping up along the service line. But Vermont has tennis! In fact, last year Vermont had the largest percentage of single-family home listings with a residential tennis court. Read More

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What Keeps Vermont Vermont? Sustainability, Creativity, Teamwork…

This spring and summer we are looking beyond the excellent micro-brews and fabulous local foods into some of the more tangible characteristics of Vermont that make it (and keep it) such a wonderful place to live and breathe. Namely the beautiful land and a hardscrabble determination to keep it as it is.Read More

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Saint Patrick’s Day in Vermont: A Look at Addison County Homes with Bars

Saint Patrick’s Day in Vermont: Though we are all Irish at least once a year, Vermont is one of the most Irish states in the U.S. This year, when you raise your Parting Glass, we’d like to recommend gathering with friends in the comfort of one of these fine Vermont homes. We put together a little selection of Chittenden and Addison County homes perfectly suited for celebrations with friends.Read More

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Love is in the Air and on the Hearth in Addison County

February in Vermont is all about keeping warm – inside and out. Winter carnivals and skiing not withstanding, after a day of frolicking in the snow, we love nothing more than good food, good companionship and a good fire. And as Valentine’s Day approaches, that love is nuanced by libations and chocolate, of course.

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Vermont’s UVM Makes Top Ten List of Snowiest Colleges

We don’t have a lot of football here in Vermont. ESPN ranked us #50 on a list of college football states. No problem, our fields are used for farming. Instead we ski. We are known for it. Vermont Living lists the biathoners, skiers, and snowboarders we are sending to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: 20.Read More

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Home for the Holidays: Addison County Style

The phrase “quintessential Vermont” means different things to different people. Wilderness, family farms, quaint villages, skiing and riding, staunch individualism, cottage industry, and a fetish for slow food can all fit into the definition. But ‘home for the holidays’ usually means one thing to all of us: family.Read More

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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

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