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The ABC’S of Education in Manchester and the Mountains

Our top priority was the type of academic experience our children would receive. We were seeking a place where our children would flourish; a place that would be fulfilling but fun; challenging yet engaging; competitive but community minded and after concluding our research…


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Freezin’ For A Reason!

Special Olympics Vermont will partner with Stratton Mountain to present the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge on March 25. A popular event among the Special Olympics movement around the world, people have been freezin’ for a reason in Vermont for more than 20 years…


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A Conversation with Vermont’s New Governor

Republican Phil Scott was sworn in as Vermont’s new governor this month. Formerly lieutenant governor and a state senator, Scott, who lives in Berlin near his hometown of Barre, is a lifelong businessman who until recently was part owner of DuBois Construction in Middlesex. He won the election on a platform of…

Food & Drink

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The Perfect Wife 20th Anniversary Celebration

It’s hard to believe that twenty years ago, on December 11, 1996, The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern opened its doors for the first time. Over the past two decades they’ve become a staple for Manchester locals, travelers, vacationers, second home owners and everyone in between. And they’re celebrating with a big thank you to all who have made the restaurant what it is today.

Good Works

Food is Love

For a few hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week, over in a jam-packed 800-square-foot corner at the Manchester Center Town Office, volunteers for the Community Food Cupboard greet their patrons one by one with big smiles and an even bigger gift of love for everyone—bagfuls of nutritious food…


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Local Inn Holiday Tours

Walk through history and learn more about some of Southern Vermont’s most famous inns during this magical time of year. Inns throughout Manchester, Dorset, and Arlington will be open for visitors. Each location plays host in a unique way…


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Vermont Weekend Getaways

Having trouble starting your journey? Have no fear! Here is a list of top towns to help you start planning your weekend in Vermont, The Green Mountain State.


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UN Retreat in Vermont

Manchester and surrounding communities will play host this weekend (September 30 – October 1) to the first United Nations meeting ever to take place in Vermont: the United Nations Retreat on Sustainable and Resilient Communities…


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Picking Projects

The autumn season wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins and apples. Choose the perfect pumpkin and pick your own apples at these local spots that are great for the whole family.


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Rainy Days in Manchester and the Mountains

Whether you’re seeking swimming holes in the summer or ski trails in the winter, the area has plenty of options to satisfy your desire to get outside. But what about those rainy days when spending your free time outdoors just isn’t an option, what to do then?