Tag Archives: Middlebury

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

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

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. Vermonthomeproperties.com 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 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

Small is the New Black – Small Houses are Hot

Netflix subscribers will tell you that Orange is the New Black, but in real estate, Small is the new black. Tiny, even. Tiny Houses are all the rage – not just here in Vermont but all across the country. A …Read More

Vermont Bashing and the Peaceable Kingdom of Addison County

A recent Google search for a Vermont-Real-Estate-related term brought me to a stream of Vermont-bashing by some people who cannot wait to leave our beautiful state. Their complaints ranged from how long it takes to drive to Walmart to how …Read More

Looking Ahead to the First Flowers of Spring in Addison County

For Vermont Gardeners, February is a month of flowers. But not the roses you might expect – Valentine’s Day was invented to get us through until the Snowdrops. While everyone is busy trying to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet #18 in time …Read More

Vermont is Green in Many Ways – Take a Look At Addison County Recycling

Vermont is very green – even in winter. We’ve got Green Mountains and green minds. Not green with envy, but green with conservation. Recycling is not new here. Vermont’s first European settlers and original Abenaki residents used and reused whatever …Read More

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