Your Place in Vermont http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:43:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Heritage Deli & Bakery named April’s Member of the Month! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/heritage-deli-bakery-named-aprils-member-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=heritage-deli-bakery-named-aprils-member-month http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/heritage-deli-bakery-named-aprils-member-month/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:42:49 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14357 Last night the chamber proudly announced April’s Member of the Month at the Mixer, hosted by Paul Olson and Sam’s Steakhouse.  A great thank you to Michele Wilcox of Heritage  Deli & Bakery located at:  642 VT Route 103, Chester VT 05143.  Heritage has shown strength, participation, community camaraderie, and growth.  We look forward to seeing […]

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Last night the chamber proudly announced April’s Member of the Month at the Mixer, hosted by Paul Olson and Sam’s Steakhouse.  A great thank you to Michele Wilcox of Heritage  Deli & Bakery located at:  642 VT Route 103, Chester VT 05143.  Heritage has shown strength, participation, community camaraderie, and growth.  We look forward to seeing what Michele and her team have in store for the business and patrons alike.

A few months ago Michele bought-out the other half of Heritage and now runs the shop like a well oiled machine.  ”It’s an exciting time and we’re ready to move forward, taking Heritage to the next level” Michele told us.  It is recognition like this that confirm the regional community support for local businesses.

Michele Wilcox and her husband along with CEO, Marji Graf posed for a photo.

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All Plymouth Youth (and Adults) Invited to Community Garden http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/plymouth-youth-adults-invited-community-garden/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=plymouth-youth-adults-invited-community-garden http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/plymouth-youth-adults-invited-community-garden/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14228 Hi, All, I am still looking for participants in a Summer Gardening Project at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center. Please read this info and let me know if you are interested. Please share it with the children you know, too. I am depending on you to let our town’s full-time and summer-only kids know! — […]

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Hi, All,

I am still looking for participants in a Summer Gardening Project at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center. Please read this info and let me know if you are interested.

Please share it with the children you know, too. I am depending on you to let our town’s full-time and summer-only kids know!

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You are invited to participate in a Summer Garden Program at the Plymouth Schoolhouse this summer. Here are the details:

• No age restrictions. Parents can help young children. Adults can also have their own plot.
• Each participant will have 1- 2 plots measuring 2′ x 25′.
• You can choose what to grow.
• We will use heritage seeds – which are old lines of vegetables that have not been genetically modified, or bred for modern commercial growing, harvesting, and shipping, because they have more natural nutritional value and flavor than modern hybrids and store-bought vegetables.
• We will use natural, organic methods to build the soil and grow our produce.
• What you grow is yours to take home and eat or give away.
• Depending on what you grow, it is possible to get 2 or 3 harvests over the season.
• Seed saving: If you are interested, you can use a part of your plot to grow and harvest vegetable seeds that could be planted in the future.

I will provide
• seeds (and possibly some seedlings)
• some tools (also please bring your own if you have them: garden trowels and knives, rakes, hoes and other weeding tools, garden buckets)
• watering hose
• a composting pile for our weeds and trimmings
• aged manure and other amendments to promote soil fertility

Our first meeting will be on a Sunday afternoon. You should attend that meeting as it will be our chance to get properly organized, lay out your plot, and prepare the soil.

Over the summer, I will be available on Sundays to answer questions and help you. My hours will be something like 11 am – 3pm. You are also welcome to work your plot at any other time you wish (although you might need your own garden tools).

In late August, we will have a celebration. We will invite your family and the town to come visit the garden and see what you have grown – that’s when it will look its best and you can share what you have learned and accomplished.

If you are interested in participating, please let me know by April 15, so I can plan the garden layout and supplies. The date of our first meeting to lay out garden plots and prepare the soil will depend on the weather. Hopefully we will be able to work the soil in late May, but a couple of times I have had to wait until the second week of June because of long winters or cold springs.

– Terry Bascom, Plymouth Activity Coordinator
Email: terry.bascom@1791.com, or terry.bascom@yahoo.com
PH: 802.672.5390

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Okemo Valley, Off The Slopes! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/okemo-valley-slopes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=okemo-valley-slopes http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/okemo-valley-slopes/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:41:35 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14166 We get a lot of travel writers through our region but I’d like to share what Tracy Gavant recently wrote about her travels from last year. See the article here: http://travelsquire.com/21259/okemo-valley-off-the-slopes/

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We get a lot of travel writers through our region but I’d like to share what Tracy Gavant recently wrote about her travels from last year.

See the article here: http://travelsquire.com/21259/okemo-valley-off-the-slopes/

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Allen Pools & Spas Receives Retail Excellence Award from Hot Spring® Spas http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/allen-pools-spas-receives-retail-excellence-award-hot-spring-spas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=allen-pools-spas-receives-retail-excellence-award-hot-spring-spas http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/allen-pools-spas-receives-retail-excellence-award-hot-spring-spas/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:36:28 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14158 Allen Pools & Spas, a local hot tub retailer based in Vermont, was recognized as a 2013 Retail Excellence award winner for Marketing & Promotions from Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand of hot tubs. Allen Pools & Spas was honored at the 2014 Hot Spring international dealer conference in San Diego, California […]

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Allen Pools & Spas, a local hot tub retailer based in Vermont, was recognized as a 2013 Retail Excellence award winner for Marketing & Promotions from Hot Spring Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand of hot tubs. Allen Pools & Spas was honored at the 2014 Hot Spring international dealer conference in San Diego, California in January.

Ed Allen owner of Allen Pools & Spas earned this distinguished award for their outstanding achievement from among all Hot Spring retailers in North America,” says Mike Dunn, Executive Vice President of Hot Spring Spas.

“Every successful dealer understands that effective marketing isn’t just about making investments; it’s about making strategic choices. Our winner is a great example of how to do it right.  

No dealer enjoys a slow season, but a slow start in 2013 gave this dealer motivation to try new things, and take their promotions to the next level. They came roaring back to end the year with 22% growth. This retailer invested in a full-time person who focused on their online marketing and social media. It paid off with increased owner and lead engagement, and almost 1,000 Facebook fans. 

Their website always features the current promotion and includes syndicated Hot Spring product reviews. But they didn’t just generate leads; in 2013 they also had a lead conversion rate of more than 22%! …Congratulations to Allen Pools & Spas of Vermont, Owner Ed Allen who is here with team members Kimberly Ghigliotti and Shara DiGrazia.” -Mike Dunn

For more information about Allen Pools & Spas visit the company’s website www.AllenPools-Spas.com

 

About Hot Spring® Spas
Hot Spring Spas is the world’s leading brand of hot tubs and is sold through a network of more than 700 independent dealers throughout North America and 70 countries around the world. For our owners, daily use of a Hot Spring spa promotes personal well-being and improved connection to what matters most in the lives. Hot Spring Spas provide customers with the highest level of quality, innovation, energy-efficiency and customer support. Hot Spring Spas are manufactured by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company whose products include such trusted brands as Delta® faucets, KraftMaid® cabinets and Behr® paints. Visit HotSpring.com for more information and dealer locations.

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In the news! The Vermont Country Store http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/news-vermont-country-store/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news-vermont-country-store http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/news-vermont-country-store/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:25:21 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14070 The Vermont Country Store made the CBS morning news this morning (3/20/14.) They were here a few weeks ago filming and just put it on today! Click on the video below to watch the news clip. Or follow this link to watch on CBS News Website:  In the business of selling nostalgia!  

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The Vermont Country Store made the CBS morning news this morning (3/20/14.) They were here a few weeks ago filming and just put it on today! Click on the video below to watch the news clip.

Or follow this link to watch on CBS News Website:  In the business of selling nostalgia!

 

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Mark Verespy & The Killarney named March’s Member of the Month! http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/mark-verespy-killarney-named-marchs-member-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mark-verespy-killarney-named-marchs-member-month http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/mark-verespy-killarney-named-marchs-member-month/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:30:59 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=14025 Marji presented Mark Verespy of The Killarney in Ludlow, VT the coveted “Member of the Month” award on Monday – St Patrick’s Day.

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Marji presented Mark Verespy of The Killarney in Ludlow, VT the coveted “Member of the Month” award on Monday – St Patrick’s Day.

Mark Verespy of The Killarney

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SPRING AHEAD TO SAVINGS AT OKEMO http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/spring-ahead-savings-okemo/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=spring-ahead-savings-okemo http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/spring-ahead-savings-okemo/#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:39:05 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=13857 LUDLOW, Vt. – As winter loosens its grip, sunny days and soft snow make things a little more festive on the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort. A party atmosphere grows as skiers and riders embrace spring. In celebration of the changing season, Okemo is offering a great deal that will make everyone want to shout, […]

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LUDLOW, Vt. – As winter loosens its grip, sunny days and soft snow make things a little more festive on the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort. A party atmosphere grows as skiers and riders embrace spring. In celebration of the changing season, Okemo is offering a great deal that will make everyone want to shout, “OLE!” The Spring Skiesta Card gives the cardholder unlimited skiing and riding from March 17 through closing day of the 2013/14 season for just $99. And the entire $99 may be applied toward a 2014/15 season pass when purchased by April 30, 2014. The Conga line forms at the Okemo Resort Services Desk when Spring Siesta Cards go on sale March 1. Okemo’s Spring Skiesta Card will also be available for purchase online.

 

Whoever said there’s no such thing as free lunch didn’t know Okemo. When skiers and riders purchase a Midweek Lift & Lunch ticket online, at least 24 hours in advance, they get a discounted lift ticket and a free $15 voucher for lunch at their choice of Okemo-operated culinary outlets. Priced at $80 for adults, $71 for young adults and $56 for juniors, this offer is valid any day, Monday through Friday, for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

 

For skiers and riders 65 or older, the Lift & Lunch deal gets even better every Thursday through the end of the season. Okemo’s 65+ Lift & Lunch Thursday offer is available for purchase at Okemo’s Resort Services Desk, located at Jackson Gore and in Okemo’s original Clock Tower Base Lodge.

 

Okemo’s Midweek Double-Take is just $99 when purchased online at least 24 hours in advance of intended use. Skiers and riders get a two-day ticket redeemable on Mondays through Wednesdays (for skiing/riding on Mondays-Thursdays), through the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

 

Okemo pays tribute to members of the military, police and firefighter personnel, and their dependent family members with the Midweek Tribute Ticket. This special offer is available at ticket windows when eligible skiers and riders show their affiliation ID (as well as the dependent IDs for any dependent family members). The Midweek Tribute Ticket is just $52 and is valid Monday-Friday for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

 

For more information about springtime deals at Okemo Mountain Resort, visit okemo.com or call (802) 228-1600.

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Weston Playhouse Offers Ludlow Classes for Students and Adults http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/weston-playhouse-offers-ludlow-classes-for-students-and-adults/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=weston-playhouse-offers-ludlow-classes-for-students-and-adults http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/weston-playhouse-offers-ludlow-classes-for-students-and-adults/#comments Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:50:30 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=13839   Want to register?  Click for “Make a Scene” or “Strike Three” or contact Jacki Brown at jbrown@westonplayhouse.org

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Want to register?  Click for “Make a Scene” or “Strike Three

or contact Jacki Brown at jbrown@westonplayhouse.org

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Looking for a little retail therapy? http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/looking-little-retail-therapy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=looking-little-retail-therapy http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/looking-little-retail-therapy/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:33:37 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=13814 Can’t wait to say goodbye to old man winter? Stop to shop at Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear on Depot Street in Ludlow, VT If all this snow is giving you the blues, there’s nothing like a little retail therapy at  Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear.  We all love a bargain, so come in and […]

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Boots and moreCan’t wait to say goodbye to old man winter?

Stop to shop at Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear on Depot Street in Ludlow, VT

If all this snow is giving you the blues, there’s nothing like a little retail therapy at  Tina’s Fun Stuff to Wear.  We all love a bargain, so come in and check out our gorgeous winter boots that we are offering at 50% off along with the rest of winter clothing.  Buy now for next fall & save $ and also check out our new rubber boots just in time for mud season.  Spring deliveries have been on-going so you can also get a jump start on your new spring wardrobe in anticipation of the first daffodil popping up from the earth somewhere buried under all this snow!

 

Have fun with fashion,

 

Tina & Liz

228-7623

Hours are 10ish to 6ish daily, closed Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s

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Neighbors Game Night in Weston http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/neighbors-game-night-weston/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=neighbors-game-night-weston http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/neighbors-game-night-weston/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:26:41 +0000 Amy Balogh http://www.yourplaceinvermont.com/?p=13808 Neighbors Game Night This Week to Benefit Weston’s Church on the Hill Join your friends and fellow community members every Wednesday from February to June at The Inn At Weston for Neighbors Game Nights! Enjoy a casual dining environment and our deliciously inexpensive, game-night-only pub menu full of comfort food and weekly specials. Menu prices […]

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Neighbors Game Night

This Week to Benefit Weston’s Church on the Hill

Join your friends and fellow community members every Wednesday from February to June at The Inn At Weston for Neighbors Game Nights! Enjoy a casual dining environment and our deliciously inexpensive, game-night-only pub menu full of comfort food and weekly specials. Menu prices have been reduced even further!

 

A reservation costs $5 per person. All funds raised through reservations, and any additional contributions given that night, will be donated to a different local community organization each week. All patrons are entered into a free raffle to win their dinner that night and the winning trivia team’s prize is free dessert! Neighbors Game Night Trivia starts at 7pm sharp!


How Neighbors Game Night Works

  1. Take just yourself, your partner or call up your friends to form a team. Be a team of one, two or more, but no more than six!
  2. Make your reservation by calling 802-824-6789. There is a 6pm or 6:30pm seating
  3. Choose fun a team name at Neighbors Game Night
  4. Participate in trivia at 7pm
  5. Trivia and raffle winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Trivia game
  6. Have fun, laugh, and play the night away!

Come to The Inn At Weston, where your patronage gives back to the community!

Neighbors Game Night Pub Menu

(Prices are even lower!)

First Course

Classic Wedge Salad $6
 Creamy Gorgonzola, Red Onion, Carrots, Tomato & Cucumber
North Country Smokehouse Bacon
 
New England Style Clam Chowda $7
Potatoes, Cream, Thyme
 
Buffalo Chicken Dip $8
Shredded Chicken, Celery, Red Onion, Cabot Cheddar Cheese
Creamy Gorgonzola, Warm Baguette
 
Crispy Calamari Flatbread $12
Grilled Flatbread, Garlic Butter, Scallions, Tomatoes
Artichokes, Parmesan
 
Uncommon Caesar Salad $7
Citrus Caper Vinaigrette, Red Onion Marmalade
Lemon Compote, Roasted Garlic Crostini, Shaved Reggiano
 
Main Course
 
Long Trail Ale Battered Fish & Chips $16
Haddock, Hand Cut Fries, House Tartar Sauce, Cole Slaw
 
Pan Seared Chicken Statler Breast $18
Misty Knoll Chicken, Baked Potato with Sour Cream
Fresh Vegetables and Pan Gravy
 
Beef Bourguignon $17
Red Wine, Tender Beef, Pancetta, Potatoes, Mushrooms
Mirepoix, Fresh Thyme, Crispy Puff Pastry
 
Shrimp & Chorizo Scampi $19
Lemon Herb White Wine Butter Sauce, Garlic, Shallots
Garden Vegetables, VT Fresh Pasta Fettuccini
 
VT Family Farms Ground Beef Burger $10
Hand Formed Beef Patty, Choice of Cheddar, Blue, or Swiss
Garlic Buttered Ciabatta Roll, Hand Cut Fries
Add North Country Smokehouse Bacon $2.00
 
Pan Seared Salmon Picatta $18
VT Fresh Pasta Fettuccini, Lemon, Capers, Artichokes
Sun Dried Tomatoes, Garlic White Wine Pan Sauce
 

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