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Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont

Saturday, June 3, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Come and meet Clemens Kalischer and enjoy his work. Free and open to the public at Bennington Museum. Born in Germany in 1921, Clemens Kalischer fled with his family to France in 1933 and escaped to the United States in 1942…

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…

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…

Good Works

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A Quiet Strength with a Profound Impact

Very much a behind-the-scenes organization, the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation works quietly and unobtrusively around the state, but that doesn’t mean the work they do goes unnoticed. To countless Vermont military families, both in the reserves and in active duty, the impact the foundation has…

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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.”…

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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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Siblings Take The Stage in Dorset

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly grew up in a showbiz family and have starred in some of the biggest hits in TV and film. But the two have never before shared a live stage together–until now…

From the Publisher

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The Art of Summer

Being creative provides us with the ability, or at least the possibility, of taking our thoughts and making them a reality. The process often starts with us saying, “I have an idea.” Here in Manchester and the Mountains creativity is rich and abundant. There are many among us who have that knack–the ability to innovate, communicate, collaborate, and execute…

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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…

From the Publisher

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Area Guide To Manchester And The Mountains Is Now Manchester Life

Manchester’s Mountain Media announces the production of a new publication to showcase the beauty, lifestyle, and community of the Manchester area. Manchester Life is slated to feature the vibrant breadth of activities, arts, dining, shopping and recreation choices available to all. It will illustrate to visitors the opportunities and treasures unique to the area as well as provide a window into the lifestyle and spirit of the community.

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Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams

Pat Adams has been creating rich, lovingly wrought abstract paintings for well over six decades. On view at the Bennington Museum from April 1 to June 18, 2017, Gatherum of Quiddities: Paintings by Pat Adams presents a selection of twenty-nine works surveying her entire career. Championed for decades…

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Manchester Music Festival Poised for an Astounding Season

The summer season at Manchester Music Festival welcomes award winning artists from around the country for seven weeks of concerts in the Green Mountains of Vermont. July 6 – August 17 concerts on Thursday evenings are slated to feature a number of top caliber musicians who have played with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras…

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Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis Join Tim and Tyne Daly for Dorset Theatre Festival’s 40th Anniversary Season

Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary Season, featuring the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs (June 22 – July 8), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt; the Regional Premiere of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery…

Attractions

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Art, History, and Innovation Intersect at Bennington Museum

We took a short trip south to Bennington Museum to see the latest exhibits and walked away with much more than we expected. While many locals know the museum as a mod-podge of everything “Vermont,” Bennington Museum prides itself on highlighting a wide variety of Southern Vermont art and history. Here, walking into a new gallery is like walking into a new world. In a few steps, you can easily be transported from history on the Battle of Bennington to an exhibit on Bennington College’s modern art, and, later, to a glimpse into the Vermont Gilded Age…

Entertainment

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‘Boston Strong’ author looks forward to ITVFest

“Boston Strong” co-author Dave Wedge has made enduring connections with the people in his stories, such as the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and the family and friends of Pete Frates, the founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Now, two of Wedge’s longest…

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Dorset Theatre Festival Receives Matching Grant in Honor of 40th Anniversary Season

An anonymous donor is encouraging others to donate to Dorset Theatre Festival by matching up to $40,000 in new and increased gifts during the upcoming 40th anniversary season. As part of the $40k for the 40th Matching Grant, a phone-a-thon will be held later this month “We are humbled by the generosity of this amazing donor, who wants to encourage others in…

Sporting Events

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Football Watching Guide

Catch The Game in Manchester and the Mountains   OK, football fans. If you’re around on Saturdays and Sundays, don’t miss a moment from kickoff to the falling confetti at these area destinations dedicated to your fandom. Whether it’s a classic sports bar, upscale cocktail lounge, or a family-friendly afternoon to bring everyone together, the […]

Snow Sports

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Stratton’s Finest

My family and I have been skiing at Stratton for 18 years. We have seen some great winters and some not-so-great winters, but the quality of snow and trail conditions are routinely pristine. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with VP of Mountain Operations Craig Panarisi, Snowmaking Manager Kevin Booth, and Mountain Operations Manager Paul Maitland to discuss the complex task of snowmaking here at Stratton Mountain. I wanted to learn more about how they ensure that consistent snow quality. Craig, Kevin, and Paul were kind enough to answer my questions about the process and strategies they implement, while sharing a few fun facts…

History

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Public Servants of the Past

Presented by the Manchester Historical Society By Shawn Harrington   Founded in 1897, the Manchester Historical Society is the keeper of more than two centuries’ worth of stories. Through the society’s work, the history of Manchester and the Mountains is kept alive and made accessible, and our local heritage and culture preserved and interpreted. Being […]