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The Hartland Diner is now open in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – 7 days a week for lunch and breakfast (served all day!). The owners of the former Stella’s restaurant have opened a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner! 

Opened in Quechee Singleton’s Market with food items, deli, Vermont products and clothing – check it out on Facebook. It has almost everything you could need from fresh fish, homemade sausages, wine, beer…the list is endless!

Firestone’s Restaurant in Quechee is now closed but River Stones restaurant is open in the same location with a lot of the old favorites on the menu as well as some new delicious sounding items.

Another new restaurant in Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4)!

 If you are returning to the area from previous visits please note their are new restaurants in the area you may wish to try: Trap Door Bakery and Deli in Quechee, and in Woodstock: Melaza Bistro, Pi Brick Oven Trattoria(with Jazz music every Wed. at 7pm), and Mon Vert Cafe. Of course, many of my “old” favorites are still there: Kedron Valley Inn and Tavern(S. Woodstock), Keeper’s (Reading), The Black Rock Restaurant (Springfield), Harpoon Brewery (Windsor), Long Trail Brewery for lunch(Bridgewater), Simon Pearce restaurant and The Parker House(Quechee) and many more!! The Kedron Valley Inn (only 3 mi. from the cabin) has Beer and Burger night on Sundays! Enjoy dinner outdoors on their spacious porch or inside the Inn.

Taftsville Covered Bridge has reopened. It’s been closed since “Irene” and it will be a great relief to have that access to River Road re-opened! A big Party is planned for Sept. 7th.

Maple Sugaring has now ended but I recommend a visit to Sugarbush Farm (www.sugarbushfarm.com) where they have a wonderful education display and video on sugaring, a animal petting area and a wonderful cheese and maple syrup tasting room with of course a gift shop full of goodies. 

Harpoon Brewery – Windsor – don’t forget live music on Thurs. evenings. And visit Farmstead Cheese (Sustainable Farmer) next door! They are expanding into cheesemaking at this location as well and offer lots of local products.

Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney in addition to it’s daytime deli serves Friday night Burger dinners – eat-in or take-out.(Sorry- last Friday night burger dinner was Sept. 20th) Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.

Woodstock Free Trolley powered by Cow Power – from Woodstock Village and Billings Farm between 11:15 am to 5:20 pm weekends and holidays. May 25 – Oct. 14, free

Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT gets top marks for it’s displays for young and old including the outside grounds www.montshire.org 

Speaking of grounds…don’t overlook Saint Gaudens – a national park with outdoor sculptures just across the Conn. River in Cornish, NH

Ongoing until – Sep 21 – Woodstock, VT– Annual Quilt Exhibition, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Ongoing until Sept. 15 MEDIA PRINT, POTTERY AND SCULPTURE SHOW – Cider Hill Gardens and Gallery, 1747 Hunt Road, Windsor, VT
Thursday –Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cider Hill Art Gallery presents a Group Mixed Media Show of 5 Distinguished Vermont Artisans. Various styles of pottery are represented in the gallery and throughout the garden center.  Included works of: Holly Walker’s intuitively stylized, hand built, highly colored, and mod pots of Randolph, VT. Steve Procter’s displays masterful and timeless large ceramic vessels of Brattleboro, VT. Susan Leader displays cheerful, utilitarian, collectable and reasonably priced works of Andover, VT. Patrick Johnson presents figurative hand built textural and large sculptural pieces of Marlboro, VT Also all of Gary Milek’s amazing floral lithographs are fifty percent off their retail price, a first at Cider Hill Art Gallery! All works are for sale.

Ongoing through Fall Foliage – Sculpturefest in Pomfret, VT – a unique outdoor display of outrageous sculpture – lovely venue to enjoy a leisurely walk or picnic with endless suprise sculpture throughout – free. www.sculpturefest.org

Sep. 1 – Cornish, NH – Concert at Saint-Gaudens, Traditional Celtic and French Canadian Music, www.nps.gov/saga

Sep 4 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Sep. 4 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6 pm

Sep 7 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Sep 7 – Taftsville, VT – Grand Re-opening of Taftsville Covered Bridge, Antique Car Rally, free picnic barbecue

Sep 7 – Cornish, NH – Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site will host our fourth annual Star Party in partnership with the Springfield Telescope Makers (STM) of the Stellafane Observatory in Springfield, Vermont. The event will be held at Saint-Gaudens NHS in Cornish, New Hampshire. The 8:00 p.m. evening talk and viewing of deep-sky objects afterwards, is free of charge. From 2:00pm – 4:00pm, solar telescopes will be set up on the grounds of the park offering visitors a chance to see sun spots and other solar features without damaging their eyes. More info:http://www.nps.gov/saga/parknews/third-annual-star-party.htm

Sep 7-8 – Woodstock, VT– 4th Annual Woodstock Art and Wine Festival, on the Green

Sep 11 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Sep 11 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6 pm

Sep 12-15 – Tunbridge, VT – Tunbridge World’s Fair, www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com

Sep 14 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Sep 17 – Windsor, VT – Wine Tasting from Putney Winery at Artisans Park, 12-4pm, also at Artisans Park is Farmstead Cheese, Harpoon Brewery and Canoe Rentals

Sep 18 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Sep 18 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6 pm

Sep 21 – Plymouth Notch, VT – Plymouth Cheese and Harvest Festival, President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 10 – 4 pm

Sep 25 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Sep 25 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6 pm

Sep 28 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock’s Chili Cook-off, on the Green, noon – 5pm

Sep 28-29 – Woodstock, VT – Vermont Fine Furniture Woodworking and Forest Festival, Union Arena, 10-5pm

Sep 29 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Annual Progressive Organ Concert, Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, 4pm

Oct.  2 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Oct. 2-20 – White River Junction, VT – Twelve Angry Men, Northern Stage, www.northernstage.org

Oct. 4 – Hanover, NH – The Knights performing at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 8pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Oct. 5 – Hanover, NH – Reggie Watts, musician/comedian, performing at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 8pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Oct. 5 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30am – 12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Oct. 5-6 – Vermont – Open Studio Weekend, check out www.vermontcrafts.com to fine location of studios open houses

Oct. 5-6 – Woodstock, VT – Autumn Foliage Walk at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park, 2pm, ranger led walk along carriage roads

Oct. 5-6 – Woodstock, VT – Pumpkin and Apple Celebration at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-5pm

Oct. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Oct. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Fall Foliage Walk at Marsh-Billings-Rockeffer Park, 2pm, ranger led walk along carriage roads

 Oct. 12-13 – Woodstock, VT – Apple and Craft Fair, 10-5pm, on Rt. 4 East End of Woodstock

Oct. 12-13 – South Woodstock, VT – Columbus Day Pancake Breakfast, S. Woodstock Fire House, Sat (7-11) and Sun. (8-11)

Oct. 12 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30am-12:30

Oct. 12 – Hartland, VT – “Famous” Roast Beef Supper, Hartland Congregational (Brick) Church, Station Rd. 4:30-7pm

Oct. 17 – Hanover, NH – Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, banjo power couple, performing at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Oct. 17 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Othello”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Oct. 18 – Hanover, NH – Tetzlaff Quartet, performing chamber music at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 8pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Oct. 19 – Hartland, VT – Turkey Supper, Hartland UU Church

Oct. 19 – Woodstock, VT – Peak-to-Peak Hike, Mt. Tom(1250ft) and Mt. Peg(1080ft) ranger led hike, 10-2pm

Oct. 19-20 – Woodstock, VT – Autumn Wagon Ride Weekend at Billing Farm & Museum, 10-5pm

Oct. 25 – Hanover, NH – The Tiger Lillies, British singing trio performing at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 8pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 – Woodstock, VT – Wizard of Oz, Town Hall Theatre, pentanglearts.org

Oct. 26 – Woodstock, Vt – Spooky Woodstock: Cemetery Tour, Woodstock History Center, woodstockhistorical.org

Oct. 26 – Quechee, VT – Hoots and Howls, VINS(Vermont Institute of Natural Science), 10am, www.vinsweb.org

Oct. 26 – Woodstock, VT – Glad Rags Sale, Masonic Hall, 9 – noon, 1-3pm

Oct. 26 – Hartland, VT – Turkey Supper, Hartland UU Church

Oct. 30 – Woodstock, VT – Wizard of Oz Fall Musical at Town Hall, 10 am, www.pentanglearts.org

Nov. 2 – Hartland, VT – Turkey Supper, UU Church

Nov. 2-3 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 9-10 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:3

Nov. 10 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College Glee Club, Rollins Chapel, 2pm

Nov. 10 – Woodstock, VT– Sara Groves, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Nov. 13 – Hanover, NH – “Playing for Peace”, a concert by Sally Pinkas, Kinan Azmeh and The Apple Hill Quartet performing chamber music at the Spaulding Auditorium on Dartmouth College Campus, 7pm, www.hop.dartmouth.edu

Nov. 14 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Macbeth”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Nov. 15 – Claremont, NH – comedian Bob Marley, Claremont Opera House 8pm, www.claremontoperahouse.org

Nov. 16-17 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 21 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Macbeth”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Nov. 22 – Woodstock, VT – “Choro da Manha”, salon-style concert, Blue Horse Inn, 7:30pm, pentanglearts.org

Nov. 23-24 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30

Nov. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, 5K run thru Woodstock Village, www.zacksplacevt.org

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum, www.billingsfarm.org

Dec. 9 – Woodstock, VT – Music at the Mezz at Norman Williams Public Library, “A Worldwide Holiday Season Celebration”, 6pm

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Open House, Woodstock History Center, 5-7pm

Dec. 13 – Woodstock, VT – Pentangle Arts Wassail Weekend Featured Concert – Irish Christmas in America, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Dec. 13-15 – Woodstock, VT – 30th Annual Wassail Weekend, See the schedule of events at www.woodstockvt.com

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – Wassail Tea, 2 seatings, St. James Episcopal Church Great Hall, www.pentanglearts.org

Dec. 14 – Woodstock, VT – some of the Wassail events:

Holiday House Tour – 9:30-2pm

Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Wassail Parade through Woodstock Village, 2pm

Lighting of the Memory Tree with Carole Sing and Lighting of the Bon Fire on the Green, 3pm

“The Ten”, A capella men’s choir, Congregational Church, 3 and 4:30pm

Lighting of the Luminaries on the Green, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Woodstock, VT –Annual Messiah Sing, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 4pm

Dec. 15 – Plymouth, VT – Coolidge Holiday Open House, 10-4pm

Dec. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Judy Collins, Holidays and the hits, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7pm, www.pentanglearts.org

Jan. 16 and 23 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “The Habit of Art”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

Mar. 6 and 13 – Woodstock, VT – National Theatre Live from London, performance of “Coriolanus”, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 7:30pm

 

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