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    10 Little-Known Facts About Vermont

    For such a small state, Vermont seems to have an endless supply of fun facts. When I worked for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, travel writers would often contact me for lists of interesting trivia, facts, and figures. Favorites would include Montpelier being the only state capital without a McDonald’s, or Vermont having […]

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    A Leap of Faith at Wing and a Prayer Farm

    Tammy White with Argyll, a Shetland sheep, and her dogs and alpacas. High on a hill off a dirt road in Shaftsbury is Wing and a Prayer Farm, where Tammy White lovingly raises Angora goats, rescued alpacas, and Shetland, Cotswold, Merino and Cormo sheep. The animals aren’t raised for the freezer—but rather for fiber. White, […]

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    Marble West Inn INVITE Postcard Benefit

    Marble House Project Benefit

    Marble House Project Benefit August 1st, 2015 Come celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Charles Downing Lay Gardens and join us as we build a sustainable, edible and productive new garden for the next 100 years. Japanese Ikebana flower arranging and Koto music performance at 4pm Farm to Ballet performance starts at 5:15pm Food, drinks, festivities […]

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    Manchester StreetFests – June 19 and July 17

    Kick off the summer festival season this Friday, June 19 (and July 17) in downtown Manchester with the first Streetfest of summer. Main Street will be filled with flavorful food, lively entertainment, unique vendors, and family-friendly entertainment. Bring your appetite and experience Vermont’s craft brews with Northshire Brewery, paired with BBQ pork sandwiches and wings […]

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    12 Things to Do in Vermont This Summer

    After a rather brutal winter, I’m looking forward to sticking around the Green Mountain State this summer. Between January and March, I sometimes question my sanity for living here. But when summer arrives in Vermont, I find it nearly impossible to leave. If you’re visiting Vermont this summer, you’ll find plenty to do — hiking, […]

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