Barnyard Ball

The 4th annual Barnyard Ball fundraiser benefitting the Dorset Equine Rescue was held at the Inn at Manchester on July 9, a spectacular Sunday evening. John and Kimet Hand were the honorary Barnyard Ball chairs and Clark Comollo was the determined live auctioneer…

Manchester Music Festival

In its 43rd season, Manchester Music Festival raised the bar once again during seven weeks this past summer that were packed with astounding performances by world-class chamber musicians…

Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

The 24th annual Vermont Summer Festival made its debut on July 5 in East Dorset and showcased the blend of strength, stamina, beauty, and grace unique to equestrian competitions. The festival provided the perfect backdrop for riders from all over North America…

Art Manchester

The arrival of pop-up art galleries in Manchester over the summer animated storefronts from the Depot to Manchester Village. The exhibitions were comprised of original artworks from Vermont artisans and represented the essence of our community’s passion for quality and collaboration…

Dorset Theatre Festival’s Downstairs

For anyone who was fortunate enough to see Downstairs—all we can say is wow! Stars Tim Daly and his sister Tyne Daly as siblings “Teddy” and “Irene” held nothing back in their performances in playwright Theresa Rebeck’s complicated family drama…

Stratton Summer Concerts

Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicked off this year’s Stratton Mountain Music Summer Concert Series. Some of the other acts taking the stage under the tent included the bluegrass music of Greensky Bluegrass, legendary rock of Three Dog Night, and groovy tunes of Rusted Root.

Dellwood’s Notables Come To Life

Thanks to the Manchester Historical Society and the Dorset Players, the elaborate and intriguing histories of those buried in Manchester’s Dellwood Cemetery were brought to life for an audience of nearly 200 this summer. The performance…

It’s A Community Affair

Everyone comes together on Farmer’s Market Days to buy, sell, taste, explore, socialize, and explore the fresh and homemade delights that Vermont and its people have to offer…

Minus Zero Festival

The Minus Zero Festival at Stratton annually transforms the resort into a playground made for music, dancing, and all-around fun. In its second year, the event welcomed thousands of visitors to the mountain to hear some of the world’s best EDM artists on multiple stages day and night. From beats at the base to parties […]

Manchester Life Magazine Launch Party

At the end of March, Mountain Media, LLC., publisher of Stratton Magazine, welcomed members of the community to celebrate the debut of its newest publication, Manchester Life Magazine. The celebration was held at the revitalized Factory Point National Bank building on Manchester’s Main Street now named Factory Point Place. Amy Chamberlain of The Perfect Wife […]

Spring Fling and Marchdi Gras

This weekend event is always the perfect way to close out the ski season with family fun throughout the resort. We took the Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics and skimmed the pond while mother nature continued to provide winter weather. The village celebrated with live music, face painting, and a parade of jugglers and wagons […]

24 Hours of Stratton

More than 400 athletes strapped on their skis and boards and gathered to ski and ride all day and all night beginning the morning of January 7. It was 24 hours of camaraderie and challenges among families and friends who all supported each on their quest to “just keep skiing.” Stratton Resort illuminates the trails […]

Taste of Vermont

Taste of Vermont delights every year with a feast of edible goodies presented sampling style in the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. More than 35 vendors came together on March 18 to offer up their signature, local cuisine to more than 400 guests. Purveyors included Fortuna’s Sausage & Italian Market, The Copper Grouse, Raven’s Den Steakhouse, […]

The Jingle Bell

One of the most anticipated events of the winter season came in early December to Equinox Resort in Manchester and brought with it a memorable night of dinner and dancing all for a good cause. In support of Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s Putnam Challenge initiative, the evening welcomed attendees throughout the area and included a […]

Manchester Merriment

The town of Manchester embraced the holidays this year with a series of events throughout the season that were part of Manchester Merriment. On November 26, residents and visitors alike gathered for a tree lighting on the town green that included carols, visits with Santa, holiday treats, and family activities. The fun continued on December […]

Vermont Community Foundation

In celebration of the Vermont Community Foundation’s new Manchester arm, leaders from the organization introduced its initiatives to members of the community over hors d’oeuvres hosted at the Manchester Community Library back in November. Residents from around the area gathered to learn about all of the great work that the foundation does “helping local organizations […]

Snowlight in Vermont

Thanksgiving weekend welcomed in the ski season with a healthy amount of snowfall that coated the area in a soft, picturesque blanket of white. It served as the perfect backdrop for the 2016 Snowlight in Vermont ceremony that annually celebrates those we love and kicks off the holiday season by lighting up the trees in […]

Manchester Holiday Lighted Tractor Parade 2016

  On Saturday, December 3rd, residents and visitors lined Manchester’s Main Street for the annual Lighted Tractor Parade. With over 20 tractors from around the area participating, the Manchester Merriment event put us squarely in the holiday spirit.    

SVMC Harvest Ball

On a warm and beautiful late-summer evening, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center hosted its 7th annual Harvest Ball at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington. This year, the Vision Award recipients were William Ketterer, MD, Health Care Leadership honoree, and Brian Knight received the award for Distinguished Community Service. The gala featured dining, […]

Columbus Day Weekend

  Southern Vermont put on quite a show over Columbus Day Weekend with some of the best fall foliage in years peaking at that time. It was the perfect setting for a weekend full of events like the annual Brewfest, North Face Race to the Summit, Home Improvement Expo, and even a concert from Dark […]