Shopping

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A Rare Jewel

McWayne Jewelers is a downtown Manchester institution for the past 70 years where you can find everything from a simple, handmade silver bangle to a stunning 7-carat diamond Cleopatra necklace fit for a queen…

From the Publisher

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Be Present. It’s a Gift.

In our busy lives, we hold multitasking in high esteem. Remember, to be present—it’s a gift. The team at Stratton Magazine wishes you all a happy, healthy, and meaningful holiday…

Sporting Events

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Have A Ball On Game Day

For many football fans, game day has become an almost sacred tradition and finding the perfect spot to enjoy the game can be as high-stakes as the sport itself. The atmosphere, the menu, and especially the television setup all come into play. Fortunately, there are plenty of places in and around Stratton perfectly suited for football fanatics…

Snow Sports

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Take It to the Next Level

Maybe you dream of being the next Mikaela Shiffrin or Shaun White. Or maybe you just want to stand at the top of a double black diamond without quaking in fear. Whatever your skill set or athletic ambitions, Stratton Mountain Resort will have a ski or snowboard program to help you up your game…

Shopping

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Jingle All The Way

To keep Christmas in your heart all year long…visit Christmas Days in Sunderland where it’s Christmas every single day. It is an indoor wonderland of ornaments, encircled by Santas, angels, nutcrackers, crèches, musical Advent calendars, snow globes, tiny villages, miniature carolers, and giant bows…

Shopping

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve curated finds from the area’s local retailers. Check out all of our retail partners for everyone on your list and don’t forget to get yourself a little something also…

Features and Stories

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Fall For It

Autumn in Vermont appears with a very clear demarcation—the leaves suddenly turn and the evenings rapidly chill. As I write this, it is early August. Back-to-school ads are on TV and everyone is already echoing “I can’t believe the summer is over…”

Shopping

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Shopping with Mr. Orton

By the time we circled over to the checkout counter, it occurred to me that in The Vermont Country Store, you don’t so much finish your shopping, as surrender to the sober realization that, as much as you want it, you simply cannot have it all…

Food & Drink

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It’s Chili in the Mountains

The Green Mountains are a long ride from the hills of Texas, and, of course, it just wouldn’t be Vermont if there wasn’t maple syrup somehow linked to a chili-making contest at Stratton Mountain because maple syrup is this state’s “real thing…”

Good Works

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Solar Switch

At first, the electricians in Barrio San Salvador de Caguas, a village of approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, didn’t understand what Vermonters Bill Laberge and Eric Hangen were up to when they switched off all the electrical breakers in Maria Garcia Carrion’s house, as there was no power to begin with…

Health

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Winter Is Coming: Are You Ready to Shred?

Winter is coming. Your skis or board are waxed, your bindings are tuned, and your boots are broken in; but is your body ready to hit the slopes? Even if you managed to stay somewhat active over the summer, you may not be up for those leg-burning double blacks right out of the gate…

Home

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Building At The Base

Bondville’s home improvement landscape is growing, with a cadre of new businesses congregating at the base of Stratton Mountain. Between the expansion of Londonderry Hardware, a community favorite, and the genesis of a new collaborative space uniting interior design, custom cabinetry, and construction, the quaint town has become a one-stop mecca for the design project of your dreams…

Good Works

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Vermont Businesses Do Well By Doing Good

Benefit Corporations, or B Corps, are for-profit businesses with heart and a social conscience, companies that place taking care of their employees, supporting their communities, and protecting the environment alongside making a profit. And not surprisingly, Vermont is one of the leaders in the B Corp movement… 

Good Works

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Prosperity Candle Helps to Light The Way

Prosperity Candle, makers of unique, hand-poured candles, is lighting the way for women refugees to escape poverty and to achieve economic independence by providing opportunities for them to earn a living…

ArtScene

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Common Threads

Take two layers of fabric, either whole cloth or patchwork, layer filling between the two, and stitch it all together, plain or fancy. Technically speaking, you have just made a quilt. But why stop there?…

Good Works

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Keep It Reel

For generations the Battenkill lured anglers from around the world to its legendary banks promising a trout-fishing paradise, but some 30 years ago the river stopped giving up large numbers of fish, leading scientists, anglers, and concerned citizens to ask: What was killing the Battenkill?…

Food & Drink

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Summer Freeze

Various forms of this frozen solution of milkfat infused with assorted flavorings and sweetened with a sugar are found in a dizzying number of styles with different names throughout the world. But at its core, ice cream is a simple treat. In Vermont, ice cream is more than just a treat however; it’s a point of state pride and bespeaks to our dairy heritage…

Local

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The Passion for Horses

Morgans are spirited and sometimes barely contained equine explosions with highly independent spirits that seem only to bend to human will and training by the slimmest of choices…theirs. Indeed, the Morgan has been called “the horse that chooses you.” As it happens, Manchester, Vermont, is home to one of the most renowned Morgan breeding farms in the world…

Outdoors

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What’s UP with SUP?

Stand-up paddleboarding provides a new perspective of the water, cools you off, slims you down, and gets you ready for the slopes as well. Perched atop a stand-up paddleboard, you’re guaranteed to experience the viridescent Vermont landscape from a singular and stunning perspective…

Outdoors

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The Wild Wild West

At WestFest, hundreds gather with bated breath as the Army Corps of Engineers releases Jamaica’s Ball Mountain Dam, transforming the West River into a whitewater kayaking haven almost instantaneously…