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 […]

Fall Sights

  Photographs by Maisie Kane


Hip-hop, funk, jazz band, Lettuce, hit the stage at Stratton Mountain over Labor Day Weekend. With opener Kung Fu and under beautiful sunny skies, the concert was the perfect summer season finale.    

Paws for a Cause

Over 300 of the area’s greatest residents on four legs came together at Stratton Mountain Labor Day Weekend to benefit Shaftsbury, VT’s Second Chance Animal Center. The day included pools throughout the mountain’s village, a bone bar, group hike, demonstrations, and lots of friends and fun.

Judy Collins at Stratton Mountain

  In front of a full-house crowd, Judy Collins took the stage and delighted the audience under the tent at Stratton Mountain with a voice just as beautiful as ever. The Green Mountains served as the perfect setting for Judy, who gave a mesmerizing performance. Singing her own hits and American classics, the event was […]

Feast of Venus

  In May, Helmholz Fine Art played host to a sold-out crowd of more than 100 of the area’s women leaders for a bountiful, farm-fresh feast. The centerpiece of the evening was local artist Elizabeth Torak’s oil-on-linen piece Feast of Venus, named for the goddess whose role included the hearth. The artist herself spoke and […]

Barnyard Ball Benefits Dorset Equine Rescue

  Bull riding, a great country music band, BBQ ribs, and pulled pork and beans — Dorset Equine Rescue had all the ingredients just right at its successful 3rd annual Barnyard Ball fundraising event. Held on July 10 at the Inn at Manchester’s huge Celebration Barn, guests ditched their golf shirts and khakis for western […]

Donavon Frankenreiter Concert

  In August of 2016, Stratton Mountain welcomed acclaimed singer-songwriter, Donavon Frankenreiter, for an outdoor concert under the tent. The show was part of the Back to the Base summer concert series and the music blended seamlessly with our peaceful Southern Vermont surroundings.

The Machine

The world’s premier Pink Floyd rock and light show, The Machine, came to Stratton Mountain for a memorable night on August 13. The performance featured an amazing “close your eyes and you’re there” musical performance and an extraordinary light show punctuated by nature’s own lightning show in the distance under the night sky.  

Wanderlust 2016

  Find Your True North. The Wanderlust mantra came alive this year at another beautiful weekend full of spirituality and connection under the summer sun. Among the guided hikes and meditations, yoga practice, cooking classes, and wellness seminars, emerged strong bonds that left thousands of visitors feeling rejuvenated and renewed. Daytime activities ranged from paddleboard […]

The Wailers

On a beautiful August evening, the ever-popular Wailers delighted concertgoers outside and under the tent at Stratton Mountain as part of the 2016 Back to the Base summer concert series. This particular Saturday was filled with One Love.  

Manchester Music Festival

In addition to their concerts throughout the summer season in the Manchester area, Manchester Music Festival made a special trip up to Stratton Mountain for two memorable performances under the tent. The warm summer evenings made for the perfect setting for the Pops Concert and a performance featuring Led Zeppelin tribute band, Out on the […]

The Vermont Challenge

In its 5th year, The Vermont Challenge brought hundreds of cyclists to the roads of Southern Vermont for four days of riding. Varied routes and picturesque scenery made for the perfect route for all types of riders. The weekend was such a success that dates for the 2017 event have already been announced!    

Vermont Summer Festival

  Riders from around the country showed off their talent at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset during the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show once again this season. The six-week festival brought fantastic competitors in numerous events and of all ages from around the continent to Southern Vermont to crown champions. At the show grounds […]