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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…


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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…


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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

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…


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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 […]


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The ABC’S of Education in Manchester and the Mountains

our top priority was the type of academic experience our children would receive. We were seeking a place where our children would flourish; a place that would be fulfilling but fun; challenging yet engaging; competitive but community minded and after concluding our research…


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Freezin’ For A Reason!

Special Olympics Vermont will partner with Stratton Mountain to present the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge on March 25. A popular event among the Special Olympics movement around the world, people have been freezin’ for a reason in Vermont for more than 20 years…


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A Conversation with Vermont’s New Governor

Republican Phil Scott was sworn in as Vermont’s new governor this month. Formerly lieutenant governor and a state senator, Scott, who lives in Berlin near his hometown of Barre, is a lifelong businessman who until recently was part owner of DuBois Construction in Middlesex. He won the election on a platform of…

Snow Sports

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Don’t Ski or Snowboard? No Problem!

The snowy Vermont mountains aren’t only about skiing and snowboarding. If you’re looking for a day off from the slopes or a ski-free country winter vacation, there is plenty to do at Stratton Mountain Resort and in the surrounding area. Have you ever gone dog sledding? Bring the family for an adventure! Want to escape your busy itinerary and just relax? Enjoy a day at the spa or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. Want to embrace a little small-town charm?…

Snow Sports

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Born & Raised in Vermont: The Evolution of Snurfing

Snurfers—the boards that gave birth to snowboarding—are back, and they are just as much fun today as they were when introduced in the 1960s. On any journey, the first thing we pack is ourselves—and our ideas. Stratton Mountain has a history of helping to turn novel snow-riding ideas into globally revered inventions. This legacy began with Sherman Poppen…

Snow Sports

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Ski Trip Check List

  Winter ski trips to the mountains create memories that last for years, but one of the most daunting elements can be planning what to pack. This anxiety is sometimes amplified by the sudden fear that you’ve forgotten something once already on the road. To alleviate the stress, we’ve put together a guide to get you through your preparations. […]

Snow Sports

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The Latest and Greatest Skiing and Riding Apps   Enhance your time on the snow with some of the latest apps available in your pocket. Technology can add fun and convenience to your ski and ride experience. Whether it’s creating some friendly group competition or learning something new, check out these slope-centric apps. Of course, […]


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Creating A Heart Safe Community

  Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming more than 325,000 lives each year. Early and rapid intervention is key to saving lives, which includes CPR and defibrillation. Stratton Mountain Urgent Care, Stratton Mountain Rescue, and Stratton Corporation have partnered together to create a Heart Safe Community at Stratton […]

From the Publisher

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Embracing Winter

  Every year, just as soon as the snowflakes start falling, I recall my early years growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania west of the Poconos. We only enjoyed winter when we had occasional snow days and went sledding in the local park. Fast forward, to the present. For my family and me, winter is not […]


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The Stratton and Manchester Area Guide App

Mobile App Launched As Digital Area Travel and Events Guide   Mountain Media is proud to announce the release of a dedicated Manchester and the Mountains mobile app, The Stratton and Manchester Area Guide. Launched at the end of November, the app is designed to provide area visitors and residents with an accessible on-the-go guide. […]


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New Year’s Resolutions

    “ I want to enhance the lives of others through my furnishings and designs.” —Kasey Greene, Bennington Furniture             “I am definitely going to take more ski days in 2017—it is the reason to live in Vermont!” —Margie Beckwith, r.k. Miles             “ I want to remind myself to […]

Food & Drink

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Mom’s Latkes

Potato Latke Recipe     By Ellen Oltman Kellner   Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Light, celebrating the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century bce. In restoring the Temple, enough holy oil was found to burn for one night, but it lasted for eight! Ever since, Jews have remembered this […]

Food & Drink

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Gingerbread Cookies

Swedish Pepparkakor Recipe   By Ellen Oltman Kellner In many homes, the winter holiday season begins when Christmas trees come inside and wreaths are hung outside. In my house, the smell of gingerbread cookies baking is the true indicator of Christmas. I’ve been baking this family recipe since I was seven – in fact, it […]