Southern Pie Company opens a Ludlow location!

The Southern Pie Company celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 28 Main St. in Ludlow. The new location will offer take-out or sit-down service featuring homemade pies with the southern touch made fresh daily in the Chester location as well as quiche, cupcakes and specialty cakes. There will be coffee available, too. From left to right, Marji Graf CEO from The Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Owners Leslie and Scott Blair and son Jacob.


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September Members of the Month

Congratulations to LPCTV for being chosen as September Members of the Month by your peers. 14333743_10206496278839075_3823947247687596895_n   Criteria used: Contributes to community Hosts and/or co-hosts mixers Current on dues Donations (door prizes for mixers/events) Participates in shows. Packages with other businesses Participates in “Just Between Us”. Advertises/promotes & participates in guidebook and co-op advertising. Contributes in monthly committee meetings. Is an ambassador for the chamber and region. Watch for our Okemo Valley dining show!

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Big Eyes is in their NEW Ludlow location!!!

Big Eyes Bakery has relocated to 126 Main Street in the heart of downtown Ludlow. Situated immediately behind Engel and Volker’s Real Estate Office, the new space is accessible on foot, and there is plenty of parking on or off the street. The bakery now offers seating, and an expanded coffee bar serving Mountain Grove Coffee, a family roaster located in White River Junction.

Big Eyes Bakery was established by Brigid Faenza in 2001, after her retirement from the NYPD. In the years that followed, Brigid her husband Paul and their children Alice & Mary moved to Vermont where they continued the home based business, selling their baked goods at Farmer’s Markets.

In October 2014 the couple opened a retail shop in Ludlow, and developed a clientele of customers who enjoy Brigid’s hand crafted Cabot butter crusts which are used in all their pies and quiche; their ethnic breads including Irish Soda Bread. There are several dessert options including Cheesecake Bites, Cannoli and more. Of course they make special occasion cakes including Guinness Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake, and a family favorite Prince of Wales cake. Special orders are welcomed.

Big Eyes Bakery is open six days a week, and are closed on Monday. Visit www.bigeyesbakery.com or Facebook for more information. 802-228-2400._DSC4133-6-9

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2016-2017 Memberships now available at Chris Lewit Tennis Vermont (formerly West River)

For 2016-2017 season, it’s  a long 40 week season with $6000 price per membership.  Each lead member can bring up to 4 guests or family members to play during their contract time. Members could also bring a pro as their guest to play in a group or teach them, but this season there will be no pro on staff. 24 members total annually is the limit. The club will be outfitted with an electronic entry system and each member will receive a unique passcode so they can use the club during their designated contract times. There is also free walk-on court time for members in addition to the 4 contract hours, so members could play at off-peak times that are not filled. 

My family and I currently plan to come up on some weekends and during summertime. It is possible that in the future, we might move full time to the area. But as of now, we will only be up part-time. If in the future, we decided to move there full-time, I would be teaching at the club and would have a staff under me. But we have not made a final decision on that yet. During the summer months, I will have the clay courts in back renovated to European red clay and will have an excellent staff of coaches at the club for my summer camp. 

We will be setting up an online system for court time and signup so the entire availability of court time each week will be visualized and accessible by the members of the club through a website. 


40 week indoor tennis season

$6000 price

4 hours of contract time plus free walk on time as available

Up to 4 guest or family members included in one Membership

24 Member limit for the entire club

New electronic entry system and online court calendar and signup

New summer program with European red clay courts and elite staff of Chris Lewit Tennis pros

My contact info is 914-462-2912



Sincerely Chris Lewit

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August member of the month – Six Loose Ladies & Fiber Shop

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Six Loose Ladies Yarn & Fiber Shop with the Member of the Month award.


pictured left to right, Marji Graf, CEO Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Lawler, Perry Hudkins and Mara Novak

Criteria used:

  1. Contributes to community
  2. Hosts and/or co-hosts mixers
  3. Current on dues
  4. Donations (door prizes for mixers/events)
  5. Participates in shows.
  6. Packages with other businesses
  7. Participates in “Just Between Us”.
  8. Advertises/promotes & participates in guidebook and co-op advertising.
  9. Contributes in monthly committee meetings.
  10. Is an ambassador for the chamber and region.

It’s been a crazy busy couple of months for the Loose Ladies, packing up our old shop and fixing up the new, but as soon as we opened our doors in Chester, we knew we had made the right decision. To be recognized by our peers in the community is a truly unexpected honor, and the whipped cream and cherry on our new endeavor (Loose Ladies love dessert).

Our primary mission is educational, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with the community, and welcoming many new Ladies (and honorary Ladies) into the sisterhood.

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