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How Sweet it is

Did you know that Vermont produces 40% of the maple syrup in the United States?  The season started early this year, and so far the sap has been running well.  With cold nights and warmer days this week, it should continue.  With that, Sugarmakers across the state will be offering gallons of the best maple syrup around, along with a variety of other maple products.  The following are some local favorites.

  • Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm invites visitors daily and offers an educational blog, complete with a weather report, sap sweetness and boiling status of each day.
  • Stowe Maple Products, a family-owned and operated sugar house, is open year-round with retail items. They will even ship your syrup to you.
  • Boyden Valley Winery will have some free samples during Vermont’s Maple Open House Weekend, March 25th and 26th; and will be offering sugar-on-snow, maple wine and maple liqueurs, as well as free tours of the winery and sugar house.
  • Sugar Slalom, Sunday, April 8th, at Stowe Mountain Resort.  A ski race for all ages that's been held at the Mountain, since 1940.  A weekend long celebration of spring skiing and festivities, which attracts hundreds.

source: Stowe Area Association newsletter

Nordic Skiing in Stowe - The Best in the East!

Stowe has some of the best cross country skiing in the east.  Since 1968, when the Trapp Family Lodge opened the first nordic center in the U.S., cross country skiing has increased in popularity.  An amazing fitness alternative or additional activity to downhill skiing and riding, there is a long list of places you can go.  Whether it's a quick, easy, cruise on the rec path, or a day's outing in the back country, Stowe Nordic's ongoing efforts to enhance the skiing opportunities in town, have created options for everyone.

Check out the Ski Guide on their website to find out where you can go, and what the offerings in the area are.  It is a wide variety, ranging from 40 km of trails at the Trapp Family Lodge; to Edson Hill, Sterling Valley, or the Mayo Farm loop, which is groomed by Stowe Nordic.

Stowe Nordic is reviving 2 iconic Stowe backcountry events.  Both will be low key tours over parts of the Catamount trail.  Both tours will depart from the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center on February 11, at 9:00 a.m., with a bus ride to the start and will end back at Trapps where there will be a party afterwards.

So, let it snow, and enjoy the trails, right in our backyard!

Winter Outings in Stowe

The fresh new snow that has fallen over the past few days has everyone invigorated to be outside enjoying it.  In addition to all of the outdoor activities, winter events are already on the schedule.  The following are fun free events you may want to mark on your calendar.  All of these are hosted by the Stowe Land Trust, and begin in January.

  • January 24th - Hikes for Tykes at 10:00 a.m.
    • Explore the winter world along the Mill Trail.  Designed for children up to 5 years old, to connect with new friends on the trails while fostering their love for the world around them. Enjoy a fire and hot cocoa at the Mill Trail Cabin afterwards.
  • February 18, 2017 - Peak-a-View Snowshoe at 9:00 a.m.
    • Strap on your snowshoes for a hike in the Page and Sterling Forests.  Warm beverages served afterwards.   Directions: From Stowe Village, head north on VT-108. In 3 miles, turn right onto Edson Hill Rd, then continue onto Weeks Hill Rd. In 2 miles, turn left onto Wade Pasture Rd; look for the Robinson Springs sign. After 1.5 miles, turn right onto Dish Ln. Park at the end of the road. Note that parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged.
  • March 4, 2017 - Apple Tree Pruning Workshop from 1:00 - 4:00 at Burnham Farm, 2864 Stowe Hollow Road
    • Come learn the basics of fruit tree pruning and care from Lamoille County Forester, Rick Dyer, at Kelly Murphey & Rachel Fussell's orchard at the SLT-conserved Burnham Farm in Stowe Hollow.  Bring your clippers or a pruning saw and gloves.  Extra equipment will be provided. Hosted by the property owners, Kelly Murphey and Rachel Fussell.

Source and photograph: Stowelandtrust.org

 

Looking for something new to do this winter?

Yes, there's plenty of skiing, riding and other winter fun stuff to do.  But maybe you're looking for something a little different.  For instance, it's not too late to get tickets to Rusty DeWees's The Logger show.  Rusty, who grew up in Stowe, has yet another series of enteraining shows this month and next, 5 of which still have seats available.  Rusty's shows are hilarious, and feature amazing local musical talent.  Below is the schedule of upcoming shows.

  • Feb 20 VERMONT COMEDY CLUB Stand-Up and Improv Stars (Adults)
  • Feb 26, 27, GOVERNOR JIM DOUGLAS Evening of stories – VT. Quiz
  • March 4, 5, THE LOGGER and THE FELLERS Comedy and Music Show

You can buy your tickets online.

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Then, if you haven't been to Stowe Bowl yet - you may want to check out this new state of the art bowling experience.  Bowling like you've perhpas never seen.  Rachel and Mark Vandenberg of Stowe's Sun and Ski Inn and Suites, have added a remarkable bowling attraction.  Equipped with a full lounge and eatery, you'll find some of your favorite dining items, and beers on tap.  Great spot for parties or other special occasions; and bowling league opportunities, coming soon.  Check out this video Mark put together of the genesis of this project.

Enjoy!

Source and photos: TheLogger.com and Stowebowl.com

Full Length and Fabulous for Meals on Wheels

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Full Length & Fabulous event at The Bistro at Ten Acres in Stowe, October 29th, 7-10 p.m. With generous support from Linda & Mark at The Bistro and fabulous local businesses, 100% of the money raised will benefit MOWLC.

Join in for an evening of fun, food, wine, and fantastic raffle prizes, spearheaded by Stowe local and MOWLC board member, Marcy Falcone-Spencer.  In addition, Stowe’s own renowned jazz singer, Audrey Bernstein and Joe Capps Jazz will be performing.  Full-length/formal dress suggested, but is not required.

Tickets $40, and are limited, so call 760-8371, or email: lindahunterfucile@gmail.com; or 888-5011; meals@mowlc.org.

The community of Stowe, and all others in Vermont, are generous when it comes to helping those in need.  This is typically a time of year to be thinking of our neighbors, and where we can help.    

The following organizations are in continual need of donations in order to support them throughout the year:

The Lamoille Community Food Share in Morrisville provides food security around Lamoille County.  You can drop off food items, volunteer your time at the Food Share, or make a donation through their website.  You can also find them on Facebook.

We at Carlson Real Estate are collecting for the Lamoille Neighborhood Food Project, throughout the year so please feel free to drop off any canned goods you might like to contribute.

Green Mountain Habitat For Humanity, located in Morrisville, has been building affordable and energy-efficient homes for low-income working families in north western Vermont.  You can donate funds, labor, materials, and services to help ensure the availability of affordable homes for Vermonters for generations to come.    

The Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville receives calls and visits from families experiencing crises, every day.  The nurturing staff educate and support families through home, community and center based services; and they are always in need of volunteers.  You can drop off food, gift and gas cards, and find out about other ways you can help by going to their website.

Clarina Howard Nichols Center works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. Clarina provides advocacy programs, emergency shelter, support and direct services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as community outreach programs to affect social change.  Learn how you can help.

"For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi

Upcoming Fall Events in Stowe, Vermont

 

 

As the summer season starts to shift to autumn, the color and hue of the landscape and scenery begins to change as well.  While preparing for cooler weather and all that coincides with that, we want to make sure to reserve time to enjoy one of the most beautiful times of the year.  There are some wonderful events right here in Stowe that enhance the experience of autumn in Vermont. 

Coming up September 27th, from 1-5, join the Stowe Land Trust for a fun and special day, celebrating 28 years, at the iconic Adams-Bryant property, in Nebraska Valley. Have some pie & ice cream, bring your apples to make applesauce, and hear from the Vermont Land Trust's Director of the Farmland Access Program, Jon Ramsay, speak about the return of the family farm to Vermont communities. Afterward, join one or more of the outings and activities!  For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Stowe Land Trust website.

Then, on Sunday, October 11th, The Stowe Mountain Bike Club is having its 5th Annual Leaf Blower Classic.  A day of mountain biking for all abilities and ages - even for the kiddos.  After an afternnon of riding on Stowe's world class mountain bike trails, enjoy a catered meal, prizes and games around the fire pit, at the Town and Country Resort.  For more information and to reserve your spot, go here.

So, enjoy this gorgeous time of year in Stowe, and around the state; and check out some of the other events and happenings.

                   

                   

  Source and photo courtesy: Stowe Land Trust

 

Holiday Festivities in Stowe and Waterbury

                                 

During the Christmas and New Year holidays it is a very festive time in Stowe and Waterbury.  There are planned events, celebrations, performances, and activities.  So, no matter the weather or your busy schedule, there is something for everyone:

  • Cork Wine Bar and Market are kicking things off in Waterbury, Friday evening from 6-8.  Eat chocolate, drink wine, buy holiday gifts, be merry!

  • The 3rd annual Artisan Craft Showcase returns to Stowe Mt. Lodge Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st featuring over 25 specialty craft and food vendors exclusively from Vermont.

The 3rd annual Artisan Craft Showcase returns to the Stowe Mountain Lodge for this holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st The show will feature over 25 specialty craft and food vendors exclusively from Vermont, all located under one roof - See more at: http://www.stowe.com/activities/calendar/#sthash.gpHnRheL.dpuf
The 3rd annual Artisan Craft Showcase returns to the Stowe Mountain Lodge for this holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st The show will feature over 25 specialty craft and food vendors exclusively from Vermont, all located under one roof - See more at: http://www.stowe.com/activities/calendar/#sthash.gpHnRheL.dpuf
The 3rd annual Artisan Craft Showcase returns to the Stowe Mountain Lodge for this holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, December 20th and 21st The show will feature over 25 specialty craft and food vendors exclusively from Vermont, all located under one roof - See more at: http://www.stowe.com/activities/calendar/#sthash.gpHnRheL.dpuf
  • Live Music at Spruce Camp, Saturday, Dec. 20 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Join in to sing Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Jane Bouffard and accompanied by orchestra.  Stowe Community Church, Monday, December 22 at 7:00 P.M.
    No rehearsal required.

  • Through December 28, at the Helen Day Art Center, Festival of Tree and Light.

  • The Logger - performance by the inimitable Rusty Dewees, December 26, 27, 28, and 2 shows New Year's Eve.  Tickets do sell out
  • James Taylor performs New Year's Eve, at Spruce Peak Performing Arts

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    Theres no shortage of things to do in Stowe in the Summer. Since there is so much to choose from, perhaps a brief run-down of whats happening will help to organize your summer calendar. The weather here has been fantastic, particularly on the weekends which has allowed for the undertaking of multiple events. The 4th of July weekend festivities were enjoyed by more locals and visitors than ever, and the sound of fireworks seems to still linger after sunset.

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