WinterWonderGrass 2018

In December, Stratton Mountain Resort hosted the first annual East Coast WinterWonderGrass. Featuring popular music groups such as Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Keller and the Keels, WWG was an experience like no other. The pop-up village hosted the festival’s amazing music scene accompanied by a coffee bar, food trucks, cocktail bars, beer tastings, and more replenished our adventure-seeking spirits and left us anxiously awaiting its return…

Snowlight in Vermont

Snowlight families dedicated trees to celebrate the memories of friends and family members at Stratton once again this holiday season, benefiting children and families in need. On November 23, The Stratton Foundation lit all the donated trees lining The Village to welcome the winter weather and to kick off the Grand Village Tree Lighting…

Manchester Merriment

The town of Manchester was abuzz with six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. The Community Tree Lighting in Adams Park on November 24 was filled with festive fun, including holiday tunes, an exciting visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course, flipping the switch on the town tree with the help of children from the Equinox Lacrosse Association The annual Holiday Inn Tours captured the history of some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns and included stops in the towns of Manchester, Dorset, Arlington, Sunderland, and Bennington on December 1 and 8. Also taking place on December 8 was the beloved Lighted Tractor Parade…

Columbus Day Weekend

When Vermont leaves burst into vibrant color, Stratton’s Columbus Day Weekend Harvest Fest fills the Village with endless family fun. Attendees enjoyed live music, hay rides, scenic lift rides, mountain top yoga, and so much more at Harvest Fest…

ITVFest

The festival welcomed independent creators from around the globe to screen their projects, meet with television industry executives, and to mix and mingle with other “do-ers.” The week was a celebration of all things creative and was successfully designed to foster lifelong personal and professional connections…

Authors Visit Manchester

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jodi Picoult appeared at two special events hosted by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center this September to discuss their new books and related topics…

Bistro Henry Celebrates 25 Years

The party’s attendance was off the charts as were some favorites such as mac & cheese and the bountiful buffet of sweet and savory. Guests were entertained with tunes by the Chris Kleeman Band featuring Brian Hobs and Bobby Gagnier…

29029

This epic endurance challenge adds up to equal the height of the world’s highest peak— the 29,029 feet of Mount Everest…

SVAC Thriving Spaces

Several veteran street artists took their work from the city to the canvas to create brand-new works for the show, and many painted vans, doors, and other structures on the SVAC campus as they mingled with visitors…

Gallery Happenings

George Kalinsky, who has been behind the lens for some of the greatest moments in sports, presented some of his most iconic images at Southern Vermont Arts Center this summer…

SVHC Centennial Gala

The 2018 Vision Awards, which honor recipients for their efforts to advance the health system’s vision of healthier communities, were presented by Tommy Harmon, chair of the SVHC Board of Trustees…

The Stratton Foundation Charity Golf Outing

On a sunny June day, 67 golfers played in The Stratton Foundation’s Charity Golf Outing to support the foundation’s Moving Mountains initiative, which provides basic daily necessities to children in need so that they are cared for and ready to learn…

B Corp Celebration

On a beautiful summer day, Eileen Fisher Company hosted “B the Change” with B Corp’s King Arthur Flour, Cabot Cheese, Seventh Generation, Prosperity Candle, and others, providing product samples and celebrating their commitment to sustainability…

The Four Freedoms Festival

It was a neighbor’s remarks at a town hall meeting in Arlington, Vermont that inspired Norman Rockwell’s iconic Freedom of Speech painting—and 75 years later, Southern Vermont once again celebrated those four freedoms with the inaugural 4 Freedoms Festival…

Mountain Friends and Freedom Independence Day Celebration at Stratton Mountain Resort

Stratton celebrated their Annual Mountain Friends and Freedom Festival June 29–July 2. Attendees enjoyed live music performed by The Marshall Tucker Band, gondola rides, beer versus wine workshops, barbecues, children’s activities, and a spectacular fireworks show…

The Stratton Foundation Taste of Vermont

  Photography by David Barnum   This past March, more than 30 local vendors served approximately 400 guests at The Stratton Foundation’s annual Taste of Vermont. New attendees included spirit and beverage companies, Wild Hart Distillery, TÖST, and Venetian Beverages with their Ginger-ale and Cold Brewtus. Earth & Sea offered up a raw clam/oyster bar and were shucking all […]

1970s Club – 40th Reunion

  During the March 10th weekend, almost 100 friends who grew up together at Stratton in the 1970s came back to their home away from home for a three-day 40th reunion. SMS alumni, the founding Stratton Freestyle Team, ski instructors, free skiers, and local friends spent three days on and off the hill reconnecting and […]

The Vermont Open

Photography by Hubert Schriebl   March came in like a lion and Mother Nature provided more than 35 inches of snow during the 2018 Vermont Open. Snowboarders of all ages came together at Stratton Mountain to ride, party, enjoy the snow, and to compete for prizes and a cash purse of more than $20,000. The 6th annual event […]

Dorset Equine Rescue

  Photography by George Forbes   The elegant atmosphere of the Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant didn’t stop supporters of the Dorset Equine Rescue from horsing around during their annual “Boots and Baskets” fundraiser, held on February 15. The event, which supported the organization’s efforts to re-home and rehabilitate abused or neglected horses, brought out dozens of donors for an evening of live music, delectable appetizers, […]

The Emo Henrich Awards

Friends, family, colleagues, and community members gathered at the Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center at Stratton Mountain School on Saturday, December 9 to celebrate and honor the latest recipients of The Stratton Foundation’s The Emo Henrich Award. Bill Nupp accepted the 2015 award on behalf of Sky Foulkes, Lee Romano was the recipient of the 2016 award, and Adriane and Alois Lechner proudly accepted their 2017 award. The Emo Henrich Award, begun by the Stratton Corporation in 1987, is presented annually to someone who has made a lasting impact on Stratton Mountain and is recognized for excellence in his or her profession and for exemplary community service…