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Manchester Merriment

Six weeks of holiday charm to embrace the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and in Manchester that means welcoming the winter holidays in festive style including with a community tree lighting ceremony, lighted tractor parade, and more…

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Photographs by Laura Gilpin and Her Circle

When Laura Gilpin passed away in 1979 most of her negatives, photographs, and letters went to the permanent archive at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.  Three portfolios of photographs however were kept by her family.  The Bennington Museum is fortunate to have this opportunity to share with the public a selection from these portfolios which include…

Horse & Hound

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Hoof & Paw

Tini Hamilton has been working with horses for more than 30 years. Her guiding principle is simple: show animals the same kind of behavior you’d like them to show you back. With this in mind, she is calm, patient, and complimentary with even the toughest horses that come to her barn. Tini’s specialty is equine rehabilitation for both behavioral and physical issues…

Horse & Hound

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Equine Enthusiasm

Maybe “enthusiasm” isn’t quite strong enough. Perhaps passion, zeal, or ardor would be more apropos when describing the work photographer Lisa Cueman and sculptor Rita Dee engage in. They will join forces this summer in the form of an exhibition at Helmholz Fine Art, a gallery in downtown Manchester. Their show, The Spirited Horse, is a reflection and a manifestation of the energy and passion both women pour into their art forms…

Horse & Hound

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Horse & Hound

Behind the scenes photos at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show…

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gardenscapes

An Inside Look at Some Exquisite Gardens Nurtured by Local Homeowners and Landscapes – A bronze statue named Traveler by Curt Brill is one of many to grace the grounds at Manchester’s Turkey Hill Farm. Arms outstretched in a gesture of gratitude, it faces the apple orchard, welcoming its harvest. Landowner Sylvia Stroup accepts this interpretation, but the story behind its placement is far simpler. Resting on axis with the back porch of the house, it counterbalances…

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Making it in Indie TV

Here’s the formula–extend an open invitation to thousands of television fans worldwide and ask a group of highly talented international and U.S. artists to screen their latest TV and short film projects, and then top that with a cadre of hard-to-get television executives. Put them all together in Manchester, Vermont…

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Art Manchester

Throughout Manchester, from the end of June through Labor Day, Art Manchester will be providing exhibition space to local artists. Art Manchester is a community project formed through the partnership between owners of retail space, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Cota and Cota, and Manchester Life Magazine…

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A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Historic Main Street in Manchester Village is the perfect after-dinner stroll when summer’s sunset is late in the evening or on those bright, foliage-glorious mornings in autumn. The entire district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 because of its significance as an early 19th century New England resort, anchored by a fine hotel that “catered to the highest classes of society.”…

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Visit Dorset

Chartered in 1761, six miles north of Manchester you will find the quintessential town of Dorset. Picturesque with its white clapboard and green shutter building designs, the quiet hub of the town green, historic inns, and the state’s oldest country stores, you will find Dorset brimming with vibrant arts and outdoor living…