5 Brew Tasting Tips from Last Weekend's Winter Homebrew Festival
Town Meeting Day - A Vermont Tradition
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!
What Makes Vermont Maple So Good! Fun Facts about Tapping for Maple Syrup.
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.
Must-Read Shires Authors This Winter!
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.
What Lovers Do in The Shires During Valentine's Day
There’s nothing like curling up by a fire on a snowy day in The Shires. What makes that better is if you’re reading some of our favorite, world-renowned authors from the region! A special thank you to The Bennington Bookshop for helping us collect some of these great reads! Pick up a copy today at the Bookshop!
Access to Government is Key to Vermont's Charm
Robert Frost, famed Shires’ poet once wrote, “All thoughts, all passions, all delights, Whatever stirs this mortal frame, Are all but ministers of Love, And feed his sacred flame.” The Shires of Vermont, located in Southwestern Vermont, provide that whimsical notion! Take a break from the hustle and bustle to show your lover just how much you care for them. In The Shires there’s plenty to do either with others or if you need some alone time.
A new year and new life at Prospect Mountain
It should come as no surprise, that the key to Vermont’s charm in terms of politics is it’s unfettered access to governmental leadership. Perhaps in this day and age it is a surprise! A marvel held by many new Vermonters or transplants from other regions of the country is the access state representatives, senators, house speakers, lobbyists and yes, even the Governor, who can be seen driving to work just like the rest of us.
New Finds about the Battle of Bennington
Prospect has 144 acres of land and over 30K of well-groomed cross country ski trails. It serves as the home of the Williams College ski team, Mount Anthony High School ski team, and the Bill Koch Youth Ski League. In addition, the Berkshire League from western Massachusetts often uses the venue for races.
From NY To VT, Why Now Is The Time To Travel To Vermont
A week from this Saturday, on February 2 during free Community Day at the Bennington Museum, join the Curator of the Bennington Museum Jamie Franklin at 2:00 pm when he presents “A Battle of Bennington Veteran’s Portrait Rediscovered – and Acquired” followed by a talk given by Phil Holland and Lion Miles on “Sipp Ives – a Black Green Mountain Boy Killed at the Battle of Bennington”
Chamber celebrated past year wins, shared future initiatives and welcomed Dr. Evans as incoming board president at annual meeting
Like the website says, “Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world's most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam.” The NYTimes Travel Show is an unforgettable experience which sees over 50,000 people over three days every year. In the world of travel and tourism, this is the Super Bowl! So if you’re reading this and either a). You’re going to the NYTimes Travel Show or b). You’re just interested in visiting Vermont this year…
Get To The Shires Early This Weekend and Enjoy The Epic Storm for The Long Weekend!
The Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted over 200 of its members and stakeholders at its annual meeting, The Mix and Mingle, held at Bennington College this past Friday.
Winterfest: How to Celebrate Winter In The Shires of Vermont With Family Fun
Winter has come!
Pack up, suit up and join us in The Shires to hit the slope! Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend is going to be epic with Winter Storm Harper predicted to drop 2-3 feet! Thanks to Winter Storms Dylan and Ethan, close to two feet of snow has already fallen between Christmas and New Year’s and allowed for Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts to operate close to 100% of their terrain.
Do You Entrepreneur: The Shires of Vermont Home to Start ups
Snow squall, frost heaves, sub-zero temperatures - they can be the bane of winter in Vermont! Leave it to the hamlet community of North Bennington, Vermont to create something fun for the month of January! Enter: Winterfest! Beat the Winter Blues with the always fun North Bennington Winterfest!
Inaugural Nor’easter Snowshoe Series in Southern Vermont
Starting a business can be intimidating, overwhelming - even risky. But here in The Shires of Vermont, the prospect of entrepreneurship becomes much less daunting when you consider the community full of resources and support committed to helping you succeed.
5 Things To Do In The Shires To Celebrate A New Year!
Nor’east Trail Runs, which hosts running events throughout Southern Vermont that provide opportunities for “any runner, any distance” to connect to both the state’s natural environment and their own athletic potential, has announced its 2019 lineup of races.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Thrive in The Shires Due To Community
Just because the champagne has gone flat and the ball has dropped, doesn’t mean the party has to stop especially in The Shires of Vermont. We want you to enjoy and celebrate the New Year long on into January. Here are 5 things you should do if your in The Shires for this New Year!
Top 8 Quotes from Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery (written in North Bennington)!
Vermont as a whole has proven to be fertile ground for new businesses, ranking second in the nation on the Kauffman Foundation’s 2016 Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship for Smaller States and boasting homegrown ventures like Ben & Jerry’s, Keurig Green Mountain, Burton, and Orvis. Vermont also ranks number one on the Opportunity Index, with 23 percent of employment in the state stemming from small businesses…
ADVENTURE, TRANQUILITY, CONNECTION – THE SHIRES RECREATION SCENE OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYTHING
Perhaps surprising to many, Shirley Jackson wrote her dark, renowned short story
”The Lottery” while living on Prospect Street in North Bennington, Vermont.
SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE RANKED 25TH BEST REGIONAL COLLEGE IN THE NORTH BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
estled within the “lovely, dark, and deep” forests of the Green Mountains, the Shires boast an unparalleled landscape abundant in adventure, tranquility, and connection.
BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS - MBA & BACC - STRIKE DEAL
BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southern Vermont College (SVC) has been ranked the 25 th best
regional college in the north. The report was announced by the annual U.S. News &
World Report Best Colleges for 2019.
The Manchester Business Association and the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce have reached an agreement under which the MBA will work with the chamber as its liaison in the Northshire and both organizations will help each other attract and serve members.