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Why Live in the Upper Valley

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Points of Interest, Upper Valley, Woodstock Area | Comments Off on Why Live in the Upper Valley

Why Live in the Upper Valley

Our love affair with the Upper Valley area of Vermont and New Hampshire started slowly while vacationing here.  In time we noticed that we wanted to vacation here again.   Eventually we noticed that we wanted to vacation here several times a year in order to “refresh and recharge” and “make our lives more tolerable”.   However, each time we left Vermont for home, we waited in lines at the store; we waited in traffic jams; we waited at traffic lights.  The air smelled polluted.  There was nowhere to swim, nowhere to enjoy the...

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Seasons in Vermont

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Points of Interest, Upper Valley | 0 comments

Seasons in Vermont

Wintertime in Vermont is SNOWY!  The mountains are dusted with snow, as are the trees. The air is crisp and clean.  The moon shines over the mountains.   Woodstock village sparkles with drifts of snow and icicles hang form the historic architecture: country farms, Greek revivals, federal colonials and antique capes – New England picturesque.   Snowmobiles buzz along VAST trails, ice huts popup on lakes and winter sports are well underway, especially skiing.  There are several fabulous ski areas in Vermont:  Killington, Pico,...

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What Makes Vermont so Special?

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Buying Real Estate, Selling Real Estate, Upper Valley | 0 comments

What Makes Vermont so Special?

Hands down, Vermont is the BEST state to invest in if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and explore your interests in small rural communities and self sustainability while ensuring that ten to twenty years down the road, things will still be relatively the same.  Vermont achieves this due to legislation designed to regulate the use and development of both land, as well as signage.   As a result of sign laws, you will rarely see billboards or any large obnoxious signs or neon flashing lights anywhere in...

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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park Activities

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park Activities

Plenty To Do At Woodstock’s Beautiful National Park Nowhere is the fall foliage more stunning than at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. This gem, which is Vermont’s only national park, offers plenty of fun and interesting programs that have major historic connections to the area and the country. Here, there’s always a chance to enjoy the outdoors, view the fall colors, and learn a little more about this important part of town. This month on Sunday, Oct. 14, you can join a park ranger on a free...

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Apple & Crafts Fair

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Apple  & Crafts Fair

Apples & Crafts Fair: A Double-Dose of Vermont Culture! Food and crafts are central to our culture here in the Green Mountains. Amazing craftspeople and food artisans are everywhere to be found! Well, on Columbus Day Weekend in Woodstock, foliage season brings us a double-dose of these pastimes with the 40th Annual Apples & Crafts Fair. What better way to celebrate the season of apples? Catch the fun on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 am-5 pm each day, at Bailey Meadows just off Route 4 East. Over 100 craftspeople and...

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Woodworking Festival

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Woodworking Festival

Woodworking Festival Showcases Local Artisans In Woodstock, the arts add a unique richness to the quality of life in town, prompting a number of fascinating events in the area. One of these artsy happenings is the 9th Annual Vermont Fine Woodworking and Forest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will be ongoing at two Woodstock locations: The Union Arena and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. There will be a free shuttle to take people between the...

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Fable Farm

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Fable Farm

  CSA: The Spirit of Vermont, photos by Linda Treash Good food, good company, good weather. Nothing could be more Vermont. All these good vibes are on full display at the Fable Farm CSA in Barnard, which is just a short drive from Woodstock on Route 12 North. It’s Matt and Gail’s favorite Thursday hangout! And we’ll tell you why… But first, just so we’re all on the same page: CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture. It’s a system in which a farmer essentially divides up his or her farm into small plots, and people are...

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Billings Farm Quilt Exhibition

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Points of Interest, Upper Valley, Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Billings Farm Quilt Exhibition

26th Annual Quilt Exhibition at Woodstock’s Billings Farm. Photos courtesy of Billings Farm and Museum Many historic New England traditions have long survived here in the Woodstock area – including farming, ox pulls, and the Wassail Celebration. Local historians will also tell you: Quilting is a treasured Vermont craft that lives on in this quintessential New England town. The 26th Annual Quilt Exhibition, now on display at Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock through Sept. 23, shows the masterful quilting that is native to these Green...

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Taste of Woodstock

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Buying Real Estate, Points of Interest, Woodstock Area | 0 comments

Taste of Woodstock

  ‘Taste of Woodstock:’ Vermont Summer Fun at its Best Looking for a place to eat, shop and have fun outdoors on Aug. 11? Come to beautiful Woodstock Village and try out one of Vermont’s best festival experiences at “Taste of Woodstock,” which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Village on Saturday, Aug. 11. Now entering its fourth year, this festival is one of the many aspects that make Woodstock a great place to live. Taste of Woodstock fills this picturesque New England Village with the aromas of delicious local recipes from...

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A Honey of a Tale

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Points of Interest, Woodstock Area | 0 comments

A Honey of a Tale

  Did you know that Matt DePrizio is both a real estate broker and a beekeeper?  Check out this blog to keep up with Matt’s beekeeping exploits.  Or, give him a call and he’d be happy to tell you all about beekeeping and why his particular approach is so healthful.     Looks like the only thing he’s been stung with is happiness.  Ask him and he’ll be sure to tell you about a good sting or two that he’s taken.  It’s not an accident that he’s wearing a beekeeper’s...

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