manchester life 2017 coverManchester Life showcases the beauty, lifestyle, and community of the Manchester Vermont area. It features the vibrant breadth of activities, arts, dining, shopping, and lodging choices available to all and illustrates to visitors the opportunities and treasures unique to the region.

This annual lifestyle publication for residents and visitors includes editorial and photography, area business listings, travel resources, and an events calendar.

Featured stories in 2018 will include a walking tour of the historic Factory Point area of Main Street, including the Riverwalk project, a community focus on Southern Vermont Art Center and its 2018 programming, a spotlight on Arlington, the revitalization of Seesaw’s, and a guide to the lively local scene. A special insert celebrating the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center centennial with health and wellness tips will be included.

This year we are introducing a Career Listings section to provide local business with additional visibility to attract and inform current and potential residents of the career opportunities available in the area.


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The next issue of Manchester Life will be released in Spring 2019.




Reach an ever-expanding readership through a controlled circulation of 40,000 issues printed 1x/year.

Mail distribution of 10,000+/- copies to both winter and summer second home owners from the Manchester, Dorset, Stratton Resort, Arlington, Bennington, Mettowee Valley area, and beyond.

Physical distribution locations include real estate offices, resort information desks, retail shops, galleries, restaurants, inns, welcome centers, and other high-quality, high-traffic locations and events in the Southern Vermont, Eastern New York, and Western Massachusetts areas.


Mountain Media has a daily presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to further engage with our audience and promote what’s new with our advertisers. Readers are also able to access a digital version of the publication online at

Stratton & Manchester Area App

Featuring area activities, dining spots, accommodations, events, and more, this app helps visitors and residents find everything they need during their time in Manchester and the Mountains Users can view a comprehensive events calendar, save their favorite finds, and receive alerts. As a benefit to our advertisers, a business listing is included in the app. Available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Download Now

Contact Us

Kimberly Jones, Director of Advertising
[email protected]

Executive Office
4858 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Mailing Address
Mountain Media, LLC
P.O. Box 569
Manchester Center, VT 05255


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Advertising Rates


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Multi-Publication Discounts

A 10% discount will be applied if you choose to also advertise in Stratton Magazine and/or the Good Taste dining guide.


Manchester Life
1 x 4C

 Additional Publication
Joint Ad
 inside covers  $2,000
 full page  $1,870  $1,683
 half page  $990  $891
 one-third page  $660  $594
 one-sixth page $570  $513
 listing  $175
career listings section  $275  $175


Payments & Commissions

Payment must accompany all advertising materials unless credit has been established with Stratton Magazine. Agency commission: 15% of b/w gross to recognized agencies providing full agency service. To receive this discount, bills must be paid within the normal 30-day net period. No commission on production charges or color charges. Finance charges of 1% per month (12% annually) applied on balances over 30 days. Advertisers must contract for multiple rates initially and agree to pay one-time rates for incomplete multiple-rate contracts.



Submitted Ads

Advertising rates are based on receiving your ad electronically, camera ready; otherwise additional production work including typesetting, scanning, resizing, reverse ads, screens and bleed ads will be charged to the advertiser at prevailing rates.


Accepted Files

High-resolution PDF (preferred)
InDesign CC or below (include all images & fonts) Illustrator CC or below type outlined)
High resolution PSD or TIF ( Flattened, CMKY, 300 dpi)
Please name files with YOUR advertiser name and issue date.

Please provide crop marks for bleed ads only.



All provided photos should be CMYK, 300dpi and sized at 100% when imported into your layout program.
All provided photos should be color-corrected and ready for print. Stratton Magazine is not responsible for the quality of supplied photos and art.


Color Matching

The Publisher will not assume responsibility for color ads printed without a provided digital color proof.


Contract & Copy Regulations

No cancellations will be accepted after closing date.
The Publisher reserves the right to reject any and all advertising. All advertising is subject to Publisher’s approval and agreement by the advertiser to indemnify and protect the Publisher from loss or expense on claims and suits based on subject matter of such advertisements. Regarding copy changes, advertisers under contract will have prior ad run unless advertising offices are notified of changes by closing dates. The Publisher assumes no liability for errors in ads or, for any reason, the omission of an advertisement. Liability for errors for which the Publisher may be found legally responsible cannot exceed the cost of the space.