FOOD & DRINK
Red Hen Baking Co.: A Taste of Artisanal Tradition in Middlesex, Vermont
In the quaint town of Middlesex, Vermont, lies a culinary treasure that has been warming hearts and bellies since 1999: the Red Hen Baking Co. Founded by Randy George and Eliza Cain, this beloved bakery and cafe epitomizes Vermont's rich culinary tradition with its freshly baked breads, pastries, and locally sourced meals. From its humble origins in Duxbury to its current home alongside the old Camp Meade Diner, Red Hen has grown into a bustling hub, serving over 2,200 loaves daily and becoming a cherished gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for Breakfast at Barre Auditorium this December
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Barre Auditorium on Saturday, December 9! Breakfast will be served from 8:00AM to 9:15AM and there will be Christmas arts and Crafts with The Salvation Army from 9:00AM to 10:00AM. Reservations are appreciated so we can make sure there is enough food and materials for all guests. Call (802) 476-0257 with total number of children and adult attendees. Hope to see you there!Visit here for more details.
Special Screening of “The Farm Boy” at Savoy Theater in Montpelier
Set in 1944, “The Farm Boy” is a black and white feature film. A love story and a war driven adventure, the film is loosely based on the real life story of the director’s parents. It is a story about trust, integrity, and standing behind your word. A story of a time when war took young men away from their homes and returned them as heroes. The Farm Boy will stir your emotions and take you on a riveting adventure through the Ardennes Forest, Belgium, 1944.
VT east montpelier's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of east montpelier..
Taste the Magic: Uncover 3 Exceptional Bakeries in Montpelier
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional bakeries in Montpelier. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
A Century of Cheese-Making Excellence: Cabot Creamery's Legacy and Commitment to Sustainability
Since 1919, Cabot Creamery has stood in the heart of Vermont's lush landscapes, renowned for producing cheddar cheese that has captured the hearts of connoisseurs worldwide. From the outset, 94 local farmers joined forces to form this cooperative, which now supports over 1,200 farm families and continues to uphold a heritage of cheese-making excellence. Their signature cheddar, including the award-winning Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, is a testament to their dedication, with flavors that speak to the co-op's commitment to quality and tradition.
Montpelier chocolate maker, coffee shop still working to rebound after summer floods
This profile of Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co. is the latest in a series by the Burlington Free Press on Montpelier restaurants as they reopen following flooding that devastated Vermont’s capital city in July. What has the experience been like? What does the future hold?. MONTPELIER ― A shop...
Flannel Friday in Montpelier
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - You’ve heard of Black Friday, but what about Flannel Friday?. The City of Montpelier put its own spin on Friday’s shopping spree excitement by encouraging shoppers to dress in-theme with their best flannels. Participating local businesses had a range of Black Friday deals. They were reeling in customers just before small business Saturday -- and supporting small Montpelier businesses is exactly what shoppers say they are there to do.
Stowe Mountain seeks expansion of paid parking lots
This would mean a jump from 287 to 373 spaces, all of which would be included in the resort’s policy of requiring its non-carpooling skiers and riders to pay for parking on weekends and holidays. Read the story on VTDigger here: Stowe Mountain seeks expansion of paid parking lots.
Experience Stowe: A Journey Through 5 Classic American Cuisines
In this article, we explore five traditional American cuisines found in Stowe. Have you had the chance to sample any of these dishes? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Why Shopping Locally Means More This Year Than Ever
It’s easy to get lured into coveting something you see on a social media post. Doesn’t that ripped athlete/ambassador look swank in that down vest? Wouldn’t you too? It’s simple to sit on the couch on Black Friday, scroll through Amazon, and click-click-click, your holiday shopping is done.
Vocalists “Naturally 7” in St. Johnsbury Dec. 2
ST. JOHNSBURY – Catamount Arts and KCP Presents announce the vocal group, Naturally 7, on December 2, at 7 p.m., at St. Johnsbury Academy’s Fuller Hall. A confluence of musical traditions including a capella, gospel, doo-wop, and barbershop, New York’s “Naturally 7” also incorporates beatboxing and complex vocalizations to create a full band sound with no instrument other than their own seven voices.
Pumpkin Pies For Food Pantry
Photo by Vanessa Fournier Josh Peets of the Center for an Agricultural Economy takes freshly baked pumpkin pies out of the oven on Saturday, November 11. After they cooled, they were put in the freezer until delivered. Volunteers made 30 pies to go with the Hardwick Area Food Pantry Thanksgiving boxes. The pumpkins for the pies were donated by High Mowing Organic Seeds and the flour used for the baking by Elmore Mountain Bread.
Berlin Pond: Montpelier's Lifeline and a Haven for Nature Lovers
Amidst the lush landscapes of Vermont, Berlin Pond serves as a pristine water source for Montpelier and a recreational paradise. The 278-acre pond, guarded against development, is the fruit of local conservationists' labor, especially the Berlin Pond Watershed Association. This commitment to ecological preservation has made the pond a sanctuary for birds, including the state-endangered osprey, and a place of reverence for nature enthusiasts.
Snowboarding through trees is a totally different (yet still amazing) experience
When I moved to Vermont in October 2021, I couldn’t wait to snowboard at Stowe Mountain Resort. Set amongst the state’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, the storied resort offered abundant freeride terrain and a unique local culture. Contents. The “Front Four” double black diamond trails — Liftline, Starr,...
Plate: A Gastronomic Journey Down Main Street, Stowe
Strolling down Main Street Stowe, I was drawn to the lively buzz emanating from Plate. The ambiance was warm and inviting, with a slightly dark undertone that was offset by the lovely window views of Main Street. The service was as friendly as the atmosphere, making me feel right at home.
‘Heroes of resiliency’: Shut out from federal funding, an immigrant-owned Montpelier restaurant struggles to return after the floods
MONTPELIER — More than four months since devastating floods swept through Vermont, Kamal Sherpa cannot catch a break. As neighboring businesses open back up in downtown Montpelier, he is struggling to reopen KSherpa Dinner House. The Main Street restaurant has gained a following in the two years it’s been...
Museum opens lost ski areas exhibit
STOWE- Ever heard of Hedgehog Hovel, Buckturd Basin or Freak Peak? All are part of the new “Searching for Vermont’s Lost Ski Areas” exhibit at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, opening Friday, December 1. Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s newest exhibit, “Searching for Vermont’s Lost Ski...
This is My Honest Review of Matterhorn's Pizza and Sushi
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Matterhorn, a local joint that had always intrigued me. The rustic decor and stunning river views immediately caught my eye. The place was bustling, which added to the overall atmosphere. I was eager to try their diverse menu, which interestingly combines pizza and sushi.
Vermont Philharmonic Presents Mozart’s Orchestration of “Messiah”
BARRE – Conductor Lisa Jablow, the Vermont Philharmonic and Chorus will present two performances of Handel’s “Messiah” on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the Barre Opera House, and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., also at the Barre Opera House. The Vermont Philharmonic performances...