Aug 022013
 

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 are preparing to open a restaurant in Windsor at the railroad station (Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom)serving dinner by August 27! 

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 is coming to Woodstock – The Worthy Kitchen where the Eastender used to be (on the East end of Rt. 4) ….they will be open Aug. 27!

 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 is due to reopen by end August. 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. 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.

Aug. 1 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, noon, Dana & Susan Robinson

Aug. 3 – Lebanon, NH – Opera North presentation of South Pacific, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm

Aug 3 – Plymouth, VT – Plymouth Old Home Day, Pres. Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, wagon rides, crafts, bar-be-que, games, 10 – 5pm

Aug 3 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Aug 3 – Woodstock, VT – Lobster Night at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club

Aug. 7 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug. 7  – Windsor, VT – Jason Can, Concert on the Commons, 6-8pm

Aug. 8 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, Sayon Camara & Landaya Ensemble, noon

Aug. 9 – Woodstock, VT – BarnArts at the Normal Williams Public Library, 1pm, cast performs scenes from “Grease”, www.normanwilliams.org

Aug. 9- Lebanon, NH – Opera North presentation of South Pacific, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm

Aug. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Summer Fest (formerly called Taste of Woodstock), downtown streets, 10-9pm

Aug. 10 – Windsor, VT – Harpoon Point-to-Point cycling fundraiser to support the Vermont Food Bank, Harpoon Brewery, 7am

Aug. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Aug. 10 – Woodstock, VT – Lobster Night at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club

Aug. 10,13,14 – Lebanon, NH – Opera North presentation of Lucia di Lammermoor, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm

Aug.11 – Cornish, NH – Saint Gaudens National Park, Concert by Jennings Duo and Fischer Duo, 2-4 pm, outdoor – bring a picnic, just across the Conn. R. from Windsor

Aug. 11 – Woodstock, VT – Antique Tractor Day at Billings Farm Museum, 10 – 5pm

Aug. 14 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug. 14 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 14  – Windsor, VT – L. Dougher/A. McMahon, Concert on the Commons, 6-8pm

Aug. 15 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, Michele Choiniere, noon

Aug. 15 – Lebanon, NH – Opera North presentation of South Pacific, Lebanon Opera House, 7:30pm

Aug. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Aug. 17 – Woodstock, VT – Lobster Night at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club

Aug. 18 – Cornish, NH – Saint Gaudens National Park, Concert by Steve Hunt Jazz Quartet, 2-4 pm, outdoor – bring a picnic, just across the Conn. R. from Windsor

Aug. 18 – Woodstock, Vt – Mansion Open House, Marsh Billings National Park, noon

Aug. 18 – Woodstock, VT – Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, North Universalist Chapel, 4 pm

Aug. 21 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug. 21 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6pm

Aug. 21 – Windsor, VT – Carter Glass Band, Concert on the Common, 6-8pm

Aug. 22 – Woodstock, VT – Brown Bag Concert on the Green, Fast Track Barbershop Quartet, noon

Aug 24-25 – Woodstock, VT(24th) & Cornish, NH(25th) –  100th celebration of the presentation of “Sanctuary: A Bird Masque” a lyrical Drama to be put on at the Billings Farm in VT and at Saint-Gaudins in NH(2pm), www.saintgaudins.org

Aug. 23-25 – Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Sidewalk Sales Days

Aug. 24 – Quechee, VT – Quechee Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair, 8-4:30 pm, www.quecheescottishfestival.com

Aug. 24 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Aug. 24 – Woodstock, VT – Lobster Night at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club

Aug. 24 – Woodstock, VT and Aug. 25 – Cornish, NH

“Sanctuary: A Bird Masque – 100th Anniversary Performance”
Woodstock, VT

The National Parks of VT and NH present 100th Anniversary performances of SANCTUARY: A BIRD MASQUE, a landmark play about bird protection. SANCTUARY was first performed at the opening of the Meriden Bird Sanctuary in 1913, with President Woodrow Wilson in attendance. Centennial performances will be held August 24th at 2:00 pm at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT, and August 25th at 2:00 pm at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH.Exhibits at noon.

Directions: Marsh-Billing NHP 54 Elm Street Woodstock, VT 05091 Saint Gaudens NHP 139 Saint Gaudens Rd. Cornish, NH 03745

Aug. 25 – Cornish, NH – Saint Gaudens National Park, Free Fee Day – bring a picnic, just across the Conn. R. from Windsor

Aug. 25 – Woodstock, VT – Opera Showcase with Lauren Snouffer and Mark Diamond, North Universalist Church, 4pm

Aug. 28 – Woodstock, VT– Wagon Ride Wednesdays, Billings Farm & Museum, www.Billingsfarm.org

Aug. 28 – Woodstock, VT – Market on the Green, 3-6 pm

Aug. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Annual Mozart Festival, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 3pm

Aug. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30-12:30, Mt. Tom parking lot

Aug. 31 – Woodstock, VT – Lobster Night at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 – Plymouth, VT – The Plymouth Folk and Blues Concerts, www.plymouthfolk.com

Aug. 30 – Sept. 8 – Rutland, VT – Vermont State Fair, www.vermontstatefair.net

Sep. 1 into Fall – Pomfret, VT – Sculpturefest – no details yet but it usually starts at the beginning of Sept thru Foliage Season – free – outdoor sculpture park – perfect for strolls or picnics!  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. 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 – Woodstock, VT – Mt. Tom Farmer’s Market, 9:30am-12:30

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

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

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

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

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