New restaurants and bargains at familiar ones! Check it out:
The Prince and the Pauper – Nov. specials – Sun. to Wed. $16 for all Bistro Entrees including home made bread & house salad. Reservations are recommended 457-1818 www.princeandpauper.com
Melaza Caribbean Bistro – Sundays 3 course dinner for $16 from 4:30-7:30 www.melazabistro.com
The Kedron Valley Inn – closed between Nov. 3 and Nov. 20
The Hartland Diner in Jessup’s Plaza at Hartland 3 Corners – open 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 lots of 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!
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 to take home or buy for Christmas gifts.
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. Also in the same complex is Vermont’s Vodka store.
Brownsville General Store at the base of Ascutney mountain offers a daytime deli and a special dinner offering from 5-7pm every Friday night.
Brown’s Tavern is also open for dinner at the Ascutney Resort nearby.
If you stop at Mike’s Mobil just off Rt. 91 on Rt. 12/5 you’ll find a lot of hot foods to choose from, to keep you from needing to cook that first meal!
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
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. 15 – Hartland, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Damon Hall, 4-7pm
Nov. 16-17 – Woodstock, VT – Wagon Ride Weekends at Billings Farm & Museum, 10-3:30
Nov. 19 – Hanover, NH – Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Spaulding Auditorium, 7pm, hop.dartmouth.edu
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 -30 – Woodstock, VT – This weekend is a chance to shop for Christmas at the Holiday Craft Fair (exquisite crafts featuring VT and New England crafts and art) at the Woodstock Inn on the Garden Level. 10 – 5pm, free and open to the public
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Thanksgiving Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum, www.billingsfarm.org
Dec. 6 – Hartland, VT – Winter Farmer’s Market, Damon Hall, 4-7pm
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