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Warm Up This Winter at Two Brothers Tavern

Do you remember the 1980s television sitcom, “Cheers?” It premiered in 1982 and ran for eleven seasons until 1993. Its theme song was, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” which was fitting for a show about a place where people walked in and felt like part of a family. … Read More

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Chocolate Walk in Downtown Bristol, VT

The cherished musical, Sound of Music, brought us the song “My Favorite Things.” Did you sing that when you were young? “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my… Read More

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Very Merry Middlebury: Holiday Magic is Back!

While most of us have turkey and all of the Thanksgiving fixings on our minds as that holiday is just a few days away, we would be missing the boat if we didn’t give you a heads up on what is coming to Middlebury for Christmas! Our gorgeous area of… Read More

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Stonecutter Spirits: Where Age Matters

Mark Twain, the famous American author known for his famous books such as, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it doesn’t matter!” While most of us could do without the aging process while we find whatever works… Read More

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Boyers Orchard and Cider Mill – Monkton, VT

Do you have any special fall traditions that you either grew up doing with your family as a child or have started with your own? The fall season is one that seems to bring out many traditions, whether it be color tour drives, baking anything and everything with… Read More

Fall Hiking Part 2: Beauty in Bristol

Bristol Cliffs Wilderness. Photo courtesy of Wilderness Connect. We love getting out into the great outdoors and Vermont offers an unmatched beauty during the fall. The sugar maple, beech, and yellow birch trees are stunning, and the landscape in the fall makes our area an explorer’s paradise. In… Read More

Fall Hiking Part 1: Beauty at its Best on the TAM

Photo by Serena Kim. Vermont is a wonderful state to enjoy the outdoors, and Middlebury is an especially great location to do so. There’s something unique to enjoy each season, and in the fall, we love to embrace nature by going on hikes surrounded by the colorful foliage. Swift… Read More

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Bristol Harvest Festival 2016

We feel blessed to live in a place where as the days of summer shorten and the temperatures start to dip, the green palette turns into an array of gorgeous oranges, reds, and golden browns. Did you know that the brilliance and amount of color in autumn leaves depends… Read More