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WEST HALIFAX - Honora Winery has new managers. Following the death of its founder and owner Patty Farrington, the company is being helmed by the two women Farrington wanted to manage it: her daughter Danielle Wade, and Janice Stuart, who joined Honora as an intern and worked her way up to manager...

Janice Stuart and George Spiciarich in the Speakeasy escape room.
DOVER - Mind Lock Escape Room officially opened its doors this week. Well, the front door anyway. The inside doors get closed behind guests after they’ve entered themed rooms. That’s the fun of it.
“It’s a themed room with puzzles you need to solve to get to a goal,” says co-owner George...

The sun was shining brightly over Long John trail at Mount Snow early Monday morning. Photo by Hans Stuting/Mount Snow
MONTPELIER- A strong early season, rock-solid reservation numbers and a very timely snowstorm looming in the forecast could add up to record business at Vermont ski areas over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the...

Jennifer Garrett enjoyed last year’s Hoot, Toot & Whistle snowshoe race. Ben Kimball Photography
READSBORO- On Saturday, January 19,  starting at 9 am, snowshoe competitors, hikers, and family fun seekers will gather for the 10th annual Hoot, Toot and Whistle 5K Snowshoe Race and Hike named after the railroad that once traversed the same trail. Over a century ago engineers surveyed the...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott recently released the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing’s 2017 Tourism Benchmark Study.  
The study, published every two years, evaluates and tracks the impact tourism has on the state’s economy.  According to a statement released by the governor’s...
DOVER- Mount Snow’s management team has undergone some changes in the past week, as part of a number of Peak Resort senior leadership team promotions and appointments brought about by the acquisition of Snow Time Inc. and its three Pennsylvania-based resorts,  Liberty Mountain, Whitetail, and...

Bar manager Drew Kacik, head barback Tanner Karg, and part-owner Bob Rubin prepare for Friday night at Nosh.
DOVER - Those dining in the valley have a new fine-dining option this season. Nosh, which has four owners, all with local connections, opened its doors a few weeks ago.
The restaurant is adjacent to The Last Chair, in the space recently occupied by Fiddleheads and Marketplace. It’s owned...

Mount Snow has stockpiled snow around the mountain, as seen in this photo posted on Facebook on December 21. Using the snow saved in snowmaking "whales" will help the mountain to bounce back from today's warm, rainy weather.
VERMONT - Turning the corner into the holiday week, Vermont ski areas aren't allowing Friday's weather to dampen their Christmas spirits, according to press release issued by the Vermont Ski Areas Association Friday afternoon. "We saw this storm coming, and we were ready for it," said Jamie...
DOVER- Mount Snow has announced a brand-new lineup of events at Carinthia Parks for the 2018-2019 winter season. In honor of the 10th anniversary of Carinthia becoming an all-terrain-park mountain face, these new events will highlight many of the aspects that have helped Carinthia rise to the...

The Sitzmark to Hogback trail is closed to riders this year.
WILMINGTON- With Vermont’s snowmobile trails opening this weekend, the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers snowmobile club is advising riders of changes in trail access.
The trail from the Hogback parking lot north to Higley Hill Road will be closed this season.
Over the summer the club...

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