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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…

Food & Drink

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Specialty Craft Beer Stores

Not everyone has the time to make a road trip to visit the breweries found in our Southern Vermont beer tour article. Not to worry—many of the various beers that these breweries are producing can be found at some of the finer beer stores located throughout the region…

ArtScene

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Al Hirschfeld: An Artistic Legacy

For nine decades, Al Hirschfeld’s art defined the world of the performing arts primarily through his drawings of productions on Broadway and in Hollywood. He captured the first half century of television and recorded more musicians than any record, CD, or mp3. Now, for a limited time, a unique gallery of his drawings and prints comes to Manchester…

Home

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Lighting the Way

Here is the short and simple truth: Every single detail that the architect, builder, and decorator created in your home will look a thousand times better after a lighting designer makes a plan to illuminate the walls, ceilings, stairs, floors, counters, cabinets, and design elements to their best advantage. Guaranteed…

Local

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Wood You?

The clear and surprisingly reasonable solution to the “I’ll-never-find-the-right-piece-of-furniture” dilemma is to commission a handmade piece from a craftsman. Do you hear the sound of your wallet screaming already? Tell it to chill—custom furniture, compared to high-end manufactured items, is a luxury you actually can afford…

History

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Deep In The Dell

The main avenue, commencing at the entrance, winds artistically over the more elevated ground to the valley beneath. How does this not seem like the most scenic and most desirable parcel of real estate in all of Manchester?…

Entertainment

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Streaming

We conducted an informal survey of Stratton Magazine fans regarding their favorite TV shows to stream at home—with a beer and popcorn in hand, of course…

Local

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Taking A Stroll Through Manchester, Vermont

By Hannah Samuelson, Grade 8 & Paige Samuelson, Grade 6, Maple Street School – If you find yourself in Manchester, Vermont, take a walk around town and stop in at some of our favorite locations.

ArtScene

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Film Director Tom Donahue Presents New Documentary Film, Davi’s Way in Manchester

DAVI’S WAY follows legendary actor/singer Robert Davi for one year as he sets out, in tribute to his idol, Frank Sinatra, for his 100th birthday, to recreate Sinatra’s fabled “Main Event” in Madison Square Garden. DAVI’S WAY will be shown at Village Picture Shows in Manchester on Saturday, August 5th, at 3:00 PM…

Food & Drink

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Earthly Spirits

Restaurant chefs and good home cooks know that using fresh herbs elevates a fine dish to a sublime one. The same is true of cocktails – almost every herb we enjoy in cooking can be mixed with spirits or wine to produce an exceptional drink…

Food & Drink

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Bloody Delicious

There is something about this combination that sums up Vermont dining at its best: artisanal bread and cheese, locally distilled vodka, fresh tomato with herbs and spices, all served in one tantalizing glass…

Food & Drink

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From The Ground Up

The VanDerWielens’ philosophy is simple: provide the freshest seasonal ingredients, ethically sourced, from local purveyors. Diners are served beautiful meals that are traceable from start to finish, because local and fresh taste better and are better for the community and the environment…

Food & Drink

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Make It To Go

Choose a package of pre-sliced Finocchiona salami, a dry-cured sausage lightly scented with fennel and a wedge of their own imported provolone, which they age and then package in-house. Throw in a beautiful loaf of Earth Sky Time’s crusty sesame bread…

Food & Drink

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We Love It Cheesy

Some have referred to Vermont as the Napa Valley of cheese – there are cheeses here that rival those from around the world. There is something about the air, the water, the grass, and the artisan’s passion that allows an independent farm to create world class products on a small scale…

Food & Drink

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Bread

Bread, it is well known, is the Staff of Life. While we cannot live by bread alone, we break bread together, sharing food and companionship. Bread is the most fundamental of created foods – not as easy as picking greens and eating them, but not much more work. Finely ground wheat, water, and leavening – this is the simplicity of basic bread…