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Northshire Bookstore Recommends

Holiday picks from the staff at Northshire Bookstore, one of the nation’s favorite booksellers. Choose a book as a gift for someone special…

Good Works

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Food for Thought

Blessings in a Backpack is a national not-for-profit program that provides child-friendly, non-perishable weekend nutrition for schoolchildren in need during the school year. Manchester resident Nancy Kimball has just made it local…

Shopping

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Holiday Giving Guide

The Stratton Magazine annual gift giving guide is back. Find that perfect thing for everyone in your life at these local shopping destinations. Whether it’s something for your home, your kids, your significant other, or even yourself, get it locally here in Manchester and the Mountains…

Shopping

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A Village Spree

The Village shops offer more than just friendly faces behind the counter; they supply everything we may have left behind at home and all of the latest styles to keep our outfits looking fresh.  Carefully curated, each store has its own unique offerings that change seasonally and that meet the needs of all who pass through…

History

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The Four Freedoms

Inspired by the words of FDR, Norman Rockwell wanted to show on canvas what the president’s concept of four freedoms truly meant, and why Americans felt compelled to send their brave, young men and women into harm’s way…

From the Publisher

Thankful
Thankful

In this holiday issue, Stratton Magazine speaks of freedom, traditions and family, the bonds we create, and all that we can do to care for one another. The Mountain Media family wishes you a healthy and happy holiday season…

Families

My Far Away Grandma
My Far Away Grandma

Intrinsically nomadic, I spent many years gallivanting around the globe as a journalist, raising three children, on two continents, in nine homes. But the birth of my first grandchild in Germany, separated by 3,672 miles from our home in Vermont, not to mention an ocean, was the game changer…

Local

Marking a Milestone
Marking a Milestone

Turning back the clock, the winter of 2002–2003 was five years before the iPhone was even invented, and although that now seems like that was several lifetimes ago, for the folks who gathered at the newly opened Stratton Mountain Club that winter, it seems like it was just yesterday. The past decade and a half seems like the blink of an eye as the club marks an important milestone this winter: its 15th anniversary…

Local

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Storied Traditions

In 1976, Barbara and Ed Morrow decided to would move from Westchester County to follow their dream to open a bookstore. What stayed with me was the kind of place they dreamed the bookstore would be—one that was uplifting and comfortable, where—through the sharing of story and ideas—people from all walks of life would connect and gain a more complete and comprehensive view of life…

Families

Their Own Holiday Inn
Their Own “Holiday” Inn

Among the interesting and remarkable cast of characters who do appear in their own sequels at the Wilburton Inn for Christmas and New Year are several storied families who seem to claim part ownership of the mansion just by virtue of the fact that they’ve been repeat guests, not just two or three times, but year after year for decades…

Food & Drink

Holiday Entertaining
Holiday Entertaining

It’s your turn to host—don’t panic! We’re going to share a few tips on preparing the moistest of turkeys and provide recipes for accompanying sides to satisfy a diversity of palates and dietary needs. With a little planning you will create an easy, elegant, and welcoming gathering…

Local

Praying for the World
Praying for the World

In a deep side valley, well below the summit of Mount Equinox, and located between two man-made basins (Hopper Pond and Lake Madeleine), there is a monastery where a small group of Carthusian monks live in silence, in prayer, and in solitude, but not entirely without an awareness of the way in which the world turns…

Local

A Tribute
A Tribute

During this holiday season we remember and pay tribute to Sandy Casey, who was among the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1…

History

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“Early Vermont” Gallery Opens at Bennington Museum

A permanent installation with rotating textiles, this gallery presents life in Vermont from the time when the earliest European settlers arrived in 1761 with only the bare necessities to the early 1800s when Vermont craftsmen achieved a level of sophistication rivaling Boston and New York…

Shopping

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Covey & Nye

Covey & Nye, the nation’s premier purveyor of field sports attire, wing-shooting gear, and expert shooting instruction, moved this summer from its location in Manchester Village to a new, pet-friendly space on Bonnet Street. Stepping into their new location for the first time…

From the Publisher

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A New Leaf

Turning a new leaf is always a sign of something new and better to come. As summer fades, and our green mountains turn to a mosaic of breathtaking colors “an awesome new era for Stratton Mountain and Southern Vermont is beginning”…

Entertainment

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Baby Boom Turns 30

“It does feel like the movie holds up,” Shyer, who directed and co-wrote the film with Meyers, added. “In some ways, it was a movie of the moment. Even the title Baby Boom reflects a certain time in the ’80s. But somehow the story, the actors, the locale, all feel kind of timeless…”

ArtScene

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The Dorset Players Celebrate Their 90th Anniversary

In 1927, a group of Dorset residents came together with the intention to produce a play for all of their friends and neighbors. The group became known as The Dorset Players and during the past 90 years, they…

Entertainment

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ITVFest

ITVFest, now in its 12th year, began when the streaming movement was in its infancy, but the festival, which is moving to Manchester from Dover this October, is now being hailed as the “Sundance of Streaming” as the mobile-content movement has hit the fast lane…

Food & Drink

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Beer and Breweries

It was an ambitious itinerary to say the least. The day was beautiful: sunny and crisp, with no signs of rain in the forecast—perfect conditions for exploring some of the craft breweries that represent the Southern Vermont craft beer scene…