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Romancing The Stones

Most Stratton residents and visitors are familiar with the company’s Stratton Village location, a shop that itself is as precious as a jewel box. Not long ago, I was invited to meet Nathan Bennett at the company’s studio in Springfield, Vermont, a pleasant drive from Stratton, along VT Route 11 through Londonderry and Chester. I find Bennett seated on a six-wheeled rolling chair at his wooden workbench…

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Behind the Curtain

When Stratton Magazine was given a peek behind the curtains at what it takes to schedule big, Broadway stars for plays and to line up world class musicians for concerts, we were amazed at the logistics, the planning, the creativity, and the joy–yes, joy!–that these professionals bring to their craft…

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The Art of Photography

Trained as a photographer, Schaub’s work combines the traditional capture of film with cutting-edge technologies and rare and handmade materials from around the world. The result is a hybrid medium of his own creation. “No one else in the world is doing this,” he explains. “I have a conception of how I want it to look, and I work it backward as to how to get there.”…

Outdoors

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Conserving Higher Ground

Atop the tallest mountain in Southern Vermont some sunny day you may find yourself at the Stratton Mountain fire tower, perched 55 feet high at 3,936 feet above sea level. Here you scan out upon a 360-degree view of the most contiguous forest and wilderness areas in all of Vermont. You are on the oldest long distance hiking path in the United States, the Long Trail (L.T.). You are also standing on the longest, skinniest national park in the United States…

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Business Owners and SVAC Partner to Promote the Arts

Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer off-site exhibition space throughout the town of Manchester. The initiative dubbed ART Manchester will connect Vermont artists with visitors and residents by converting storefronts into pop-up art galleries…

History

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Yester House

Around New England, a 100-year-old residence is no big deal–there are thousands of buildings and houses far older. But, there is one century-old home off West Road in Manchester Village that merits a nod of recognition and a bit of a celebration. It is called Yester House and it is on the campus of the Southern Vermont Arts Center…

Featuring Manchester and the Mountains

Stratton Magazine’s mission is to showcase the communities, people and lifestyle of Southern Vermont. With a focus on the Manchester and The Mountains areas, the magazine promotes their vibrant year-round recreation, events, culinary and arts activities. Our offices are located in the historic Kimball Grist Mill in the heart of Manchester Center, Vermont. Mountain Media, LLC. is comprised of a creative and enthusiastic team that lives and works in the very area Stratton Magazine highlights.
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