INTRODUCING THE GOshires VT MOBILE TRAVEL & TOURISM APP

This week at our first mixer up in the Northshire, we were able to unveil to the public a big media announcement. In partnership with the New England Newspapers company — Publishers of The Bennington Banner, The Manchester Journal, The Berkshire Eagle and The Brattleboro Reformer — we are excited to launch the Shires of Vermont mobile app for travel and tourism: "GOshires VT." The app is now available in the Apple store, as well as Google Play. 

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A SMALL STREAM TROUT ANGLER

So many people have said to me "How hard can catching a stream trout be?" I am here to tell you that its not as easy as some think. Being from the Midwest I really thought I knew how to fish, as there are so many species to choose from and the one constant in the Midwest was that you can get away with 10 pound test line and a six and a half foot fishing rod.
 

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IT'S CHILLIN & GRILLIN SEASON IN THE SHIRES OF VT

Let us guide you to the right places for all that you will need to make planning your outdoor experience fun and easy. There are so many choices for places to enjoy, whether it’s a picnic in a park, a snack on the trail, a barbecue at a lake or in your own backyard

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RIDING WITH STYLE THROUGH THE SHIRES OF VERMONT

The Shires of Vermont provides one of the best motorcycle riding areas in all of the Northeast! With the fresh air of Vermont and surrounding locations, the rolling hills of the Shires and blue skies for miles, view  the stunning scenery from the seat of a motorcycle...

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THE SHIRES IS HOME TO GREAT SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS

The Shires of Vermont is home to several great summer camp options for your kiddos. Whether your child is into discovering new things in nature, athletics, creating art, horses, or growing as a person here are some great options to fill those summer days with memories for a lifetime. 

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THE GEN-X/MILLENNIAL CONUNDRUM

The Washington Post reports that the number of Baby Boomers now retiring daily is up to 10,000 (was 6,000 during the recession).  The number of Americans aged 65 or older that aren't in the labor force rose by 800,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016, marking the resumption of a long-standing trend: the exodus of the Baby Boomer (1946-1964) generation from the work force.

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9 REASONS TO HEAD TO BENNINGTON

In May, some Vermonters head south, but you don’t have to go too far south to get away. Nestled in the southwestern corner of the state, Bennington is bustling this month with a point-to-point marathon on May 21. On May 27, it’s also the site of a block party/crafts fair and on May 20 serves as a base camp for the largest pro/am bike race/tour in the country, the Tour of the Battenkill, just across the New York border.

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NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY 2017, JUNE 3RD

Mark your calendar for June 3. It's the first ever combined Cancer Center Community Crusaders Day of Celebration and National Cancer Survivors Day at SVMC. There will be an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. cupcake tasting, raffles and prize drawings, music, and kids’ activities like inflatable bounce houses and face painting continue throughout the day.

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CAT-TV & CHAMBER SERIES, “BENNINGTON MADE” WINS TWO NATIONAL TELLY AWARDS

Bennington, VT – “Bennington Made,” a local series developed by CAT-TV and the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce has won two 2017 Telly Awards.  The specific episodes that were entered were “Bennington Made – Vermont Wooden Blocks” and “Bennington Made – Madison Brewing Company”. 

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