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Taste of Vermont

Bringing foodies together year after year, Stratton Community Foundation’s Taste of Vermont hosts a variety of vendors and artisans from around the area to highlight their talents and to raise some funds for charity. This past year, Stratton welcomed nearly 50 different restaurants, chefs, and businesses. Each participant has the chance to win prizes such […]

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Stratton Mountain Village Marchdi Gras

Each year at the end of March Stratton Mountain Village transforms to host a day of Marchdi Gras, celebrating spring. Coinciding with a local favorite event, the Pond Skim, Marchdi Gras provides music from live bands to fill the courtyards, children becoming their favorite animals through face painting, while colorful beads and gaudy outfits can […]

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itvfest screen

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…

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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…

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Stratton Mountain Resort and WEQX partnered to bring the resort its first-ever alternative rock music festival this winter. Attendees listened and danced along to some amazing bands including Northern Faces and Wild Adriatic at Stratton’s outdoor stage and Grizzly’s, where SKI-QX after parties featuring Juiceboxxx were hosted each night. There’s no better way to unwind after an exciting day on the slopes than with some great music, tasty refreshments, and good company…


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The Four Freedoms

Inspired by the words of FDR, Norman Rockwell wanted to show on canvas what the president’s concept of four freedoms truly meant, and why Americans felt compelled to send their brave, young men and women into harm’s way…

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ITVFest 2017

The Independent Television Festival’s first year in Manchester was met with both excitement and enthusiasm. In its 12th year, the October event brought more than 1,000 attendees who spent five days watching never-before-seen television pilots, attending panel sessions with industry insiders, and gathering for good times. The week culminated in a fantastic Sunday evening awards gala on the hill among the foliage at the Southern Vermont Arts Center…


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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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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 […]


Wanderlust by Julianne Lesinski

If you’re picturing (like I was, at first) a couple of yoga instructors in a rolling field, surrounded by a few hundred festival goers while a handful of musicians strum acoustic guitars, you’re WAY off.