Matt Harrington, the executive director of the Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce serving The Shires of Vermont, has been appointed by the Vermont Association for Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) to join their executive board.
Imagine one place where you could learn about the newest holistic healing practices and places locally to receive them. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, the community of Bennington, Vermont does just that! One weekend focused on the newest and coolest practices and practitioners of holistic health in one location!
It was national news on Jan. 1 when the 95-year-old copyright expired on the poems in Robert Frost’s 1923 Pulitzer Prize-winning volume New Hampshire, including “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” You can now buy a $15 dollar mug on Etsy with the famous concluding quatrain overprinted on a photo of a pine forest. But if you’re in search of a more authentic Frost experience this year, come to the Shires of Vermont…
Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The “Fifth” season in Vermont? This “informal” term describes the period in late winter/early spring when dirt paths such as roads and hiking trails become muddy from melting snow and rain. It’s usually between March and Memorial Day in May that we see mud season. It can be fun though! It’s a time when Vermont starts to thaw out, the sap begins to run, and buds begin to spring.
This week is Taste of The Shires Spring Restaurant Week in Southwestern Vermont! As you enjoy the specialities that our chefs and culinary masters whip up, don’t forget that this food haven doesn’t only exist during Restaurant Week. 24/7, 365 if you want to discover the food mecca of the northeast, it's time to check out The Shires of Vermont. Take in the scenery and stop every so often to sample craft brews, eclectic cafés, comfortable bistros, and upscale fine dining restaurants. Here are the best plates this year in The Shires of Vermont:
Can you believe it! We just hit the first day of spring this past week! Okay, so its still snowing in Vermont. However, now is the best time to book your next trip to The Shires of Vermont, a picturesque New England region nestled in the Southwesternmost corner of Vermont.
The Winter Homebrew Festival was always meant to be a sign of spring and shaking off the cabin fever. Many hundreds did just that as they piled into 10,000 square feet of homebrewers and wing purveyors. You could see friendships, that perhaps had been packed away in hibernation, again rekindled as they joined together to taste, sample and laugh their way through the festival.
Here are some tips to get your taste buds truly appreciating the eclectic brews that are emerging this spring!
Straight out of a Rockwell painting it seems. Vermont Town Meeting Day is a special day exclusively to Vermont and its residents. On the first Tuesday of every March, Vermont observes Town Meeting Day, a day on which the people of Vermont gather in public forums all over the state to “speak their mind” to their government officials, hold local elections, approve budgets, and conduct other town business. Town Meeting Day marks a special event in which residents meet in about 40 towns across Vermont. They discuss the business of their town and any issue is open to debate. They also elect local officials, approve a budget for the following year, and conduct other local business.
The making of Vermont's pure maple syrup in The Shires of Vermont is a tradition that has been handed down generation to generation. Each sugarhouse has its own unique way of producing pure maple syrup to give it that great taste that we all enjoy.