Northern Vermont Events

Put away the Tinsel

Are you taking down the holiday decorations/ Thinking about the  memories just made, and those that they stir up from the past? Can you remember the "Shiny Brigh" ornaments from way back? Take a trip down memory lane. I remember these on our tree growing up, and on everyone else's in our family.

https://crackerjack23.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-story-behind-vintage-shiny-brite.html?fbclid=IwAR3DjPWvGVk4DjuiO_g9_qNU6-aH8n0Gn_j3w697BdTDw7elIyi_EuFMffI

Birding on your doorstep

Winter in Vermont can lead to a new hobby: Birding! If you're at all like me, you'll enjoy watching from your window the variety of birds that come literally to your doorstep. Here's more about how to have fun being a "winter birder."

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2019/12/02/where-to-go-winter-birding-in-vermont/4024721002/

Snow on the pumpkins!

Snow came early here in Vermont and you might still see snow on some pumpkins as you stroll around town. But, more likely you'll see holiday lights glimmering, wreaths with their beautiful bows adorning homes and storefronts, and lovely vistas of snow-covered fields and mountains. The holidays are always a great time to be in Vermont and why not venture out to a place you haven't yet visited to experience the best the season has to offer! 

Take a trip up to Franklin to take in the visual spectacle of it's Lighted Parade. https://www.facebook.com/events/835028736914596/

Or head to Hotel Vermont in Burlington for one of its Mini Holiday Markets that features local artists and their wares, along with scrumptious hot chocolate, vinyl spinning seasonal tunes and a cozy fireside atmosphere that just can't be beat! https://www.facebook.com/events/501365834039597/

You won't want to miss Arts Riot in Burlington for a fun evening of more than 20 bands doing short sets, sponsored by Foam Brewers. https://www.facebook.com/events/463013910999195/  Short sets, great food, music and fun! 

And, take your pick of one or more of these great restaurants that feature fireside dining and top-rate ambiance during the winter season. 7Days. gives you the skinny on all of them! https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/seven-places-in-vermont-to-eat-and-drink-by-a-fireplace/Content?oid=28913918&fbclid=IwAR2RUcaBSXNJEpmV6FJmz9pXokh81hNjKw8VNb4_ahuEeDUdSq41VLhJEqw

Stay tuned for more ways to make the best of every day in the Green Mountain State! 

 

What's For Dinner? Find it at the Burlington Farmer's Market!

Carrots Burlington Farmers MarketAugust 2-8 is National Farmers Market Week and the best place to celebrate is the Burlington Farmers Market. This market is downtown at Burlington's City Hall Park. The food is unparalleled in quality and freshness. From Digger Mirth Collective arugula to Jericho Settlers Farm grass-fed beef, you will find the best of Champlain Valley.

Burlington Downtown - Five Sisters Neighborhood

The Farmers Market is every Saturday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm (May 9 - October 31) and features crafts, prepared foods, and the fresh produce. Farmers Markets are heralded for supporting farmers, strengthening local economies, and generally helping people stay healthy. The Burlington Farmers Market does all this with the flair of a European-style street market.

Lake Champlain Quadricentennial has energized Vermont

You will be enchanted to attend any or all of the events celebrating Lake Champlain! I admire and respect this lovely body of water. Many times I fly in over the lake and feel the peace and calm the waters give to our small city of Burlington, Vermont. I've sailed on Lake Champlain for 25 years and still marvel at the beauty of the high peaks of the Adirondacks on the west and the distant view of Camel's Hump and Mt. Mansfield on the east. Where else in the US do you have a fresh body of water 120 miles long and only 3 miles wide with mountains clinging on the horizon?

Participate in the celebration! This weekend, July 17 & 18, in Vergennes the French Heritage days at the restored Opera House will be terrific. The Otter Creek Basin and other areas in and around Vergennes will be hopping with activities. Check it out at www.champlain400.com.