‘It Takes a Village’ Comedy Show at Shelburne Vineyard to Benefit Maggie’s Brightside!

My very talented friend CarrieRae Shamel is hosting a comedy event at Shelburne Vineyard this Thursday January 16th at 7:00 – ‘It Takes a Village’. Tickets are only $15 and benefit Maggie’s Brightside whose mission is to provide support and bring rays of sunshine to those with cancer and other terminal illnesses. If you can’t […]

Happy Halloween from a Gryffindor Girl and Her Favorite Dragon!

Happy Halloween from everyone at Great American Dream Realty! If you would like to find your dream home – haunted or not, with a man cave or a dungeon, nicely landscaped or with a haunted forest – we are happy to help!

Great Ball of Fire – Sunset Over St. Alban’s Bay

It was an absolutely superb sunset tonight over St. Alban’s Bay from the fishing pier next to St. Alban’s Bay Park. What wonderful colors and I loved having the silo from the barn on Hathaway Point Road in the background. We are enjoying such unseasonably warm weather this November and it is an absolute joy […]

Race to the Top of Vermont 2016 – RTTTOV

The 9th annual Race to the Top of Vermont will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 9 am. The event is open to runners, hikers and cyclists to climb Mt. Mansfield’s 4.3 mile Toll Road Ski Trail with an approximate elevation gain of 2,500 feet. The event is hosted by the Catamount Trail Association and proceeds will benefit […]

Whale Tails on Route 89 in Vermont

‘Reverence’ statue depiction of two whale’s tails diving into a sea of grass made from 36 tons of African black granite standing 13 feet tall. The statues are located on Interstate 89 between exits 12 – 13 in Vermont. Fossils of whales have been found in the Champlain Valley in New England’s only landlocked state. […]

Listing of All Fireworks Shows in Vermont for July 4th, 2016 Holiday

If you love fireworks as much as I do, you will want to see as many firewords shows as possible. Here are the dates and times of all (or most) of the fireworks shows in Vermont for the July 4th, 2016 holiday. July 3rd 7/3 – Burlington Waterfront, 9:30pm, Burlington 7/3 – State House Lawn, 9:30pm, Montpelier […]

A Few Scenes from the Essex, VT 2016 Memorial Day Parade

It is always an honor to meet and talk with our veterans. I always make it a point to thank them for their service to our country. Yesterday was the Essex, Vermont 2016 Memorial Day Parade. A friend of mine was visiting from Canada and was very excited to see an American parade. We sat […]

Movies at Main Street Landing in Burlington, Vermont – May 2016

The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center will be showing free movies to the public on Tuesday nights in May. While the event is free, they ask for donations to various local charities in lieu of the price of a movie ticket. Main Street Landing has a twenty five foot movie screen with Dolby Surround Sound. The […]

Thank You to Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington for Free Ice Cream Day 2016

Thank you to Lake Champlain Chocolates for their free ice cream day at their 750 Pine Street, Burlington location. They had ten flavors available for tasting. Everyone got a free cup or a cone. When I was there at 2:00, the line was thirty people long so I would say that the day was a […]

Music in May at Stowe, Vermont 2016 Music Series

Music in May concerts take place every Wednesday in May at noon at The Stowe Community Church on Main Street in Stowe.  This long standing tradition draws a nice crowd and is a great and relaxing way to enjoy spring in Stowe.  The concerts are free and last for one hour. Attendees receive a coupon for a 20% […]

Vermont City Marathon – May 29, 2016 in Burlington, VT

The 28th Annual Key Bank Vermont City Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The race begins at Battery Park overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. The run winds through tree lined residential streets then moves onto the Beltway which is closed one day a year – for this race. You can […]

Photo of Lisa and Sadie Enjoying the St. Albans Maple Festival Parade

Soaking up the Sun selfie with my doggie daughter at the St. Alban’s Maple Festival Parade. Sadie is my little sun worshipper! We both enjoyed watching the hour and a half parade. Sadie is the only dog I know who will actually sit and watch a full parade. She is so interested in everything that […]

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Photo from Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

It was fun to watch the UVM Players last night in their production of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ at Main Street Landing. My favorite parts were Snoopy singing ‘Suppertime’ and Our Gang singing ‘Happiness Is’. This brought back fond memories of when I was in this play in junior high school as part […]

Vermont Restaurant Week 2016

Vermont Restaurant Week will take place from April 22nd – May 1st, 2016 throughout Vermont. Restaurant Week is TEN days of delightful food options at some wonderful restaurants. One hundred fifteen restaurants are participating in the event. Prix fixe menus range from $10 – $40 and a complete list of restaurants and their offerings can […]

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center – April 23, 2016

UVM students will be performing in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Saturday April 23, 2016 at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are 1:00 and 7:00. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for UVM students and children under 12. I am particularly interested in this musical because I played […]

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury and Burlington, Vermont

44 degrees and blue skies were perfect for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day in Waterbury, Vermont. I was there around 12:00 and there had to be a hundred people there. So glad to see people out enjoying their lunch time on a lovely spring afternoon in Vermont!

I am Going to be in the Movie ‘Wetware’ Filmed in Vermont!

On February 4th, I read in the Burlington Free Press that there would be open auditions on February 6th for a movie to be partially filmed in Burlington. The movie named ‘Wetware’ was written by Vermont author Craig Nova and is being directed by award winning Vermont director Jay Craven. My only acting experience was […]

‘Dancing Lessons’ Play at the Flynn Space

Last night, I had the most wonderful time seeing the play, Dancing Lessons, at the Flynn Theatre. The play was directed by one of my former real estate clients, Cristina Alicea, and starred local actors Cael Barkman and Andrew Butterfield. I could not have enjoyed it more. Dancing Lessons has only two characters, a passionate […]

UVM Catamounts Advance to America East Finals!

I had the best seat in the house tonight as I weaseled my way onto the press table as the UVM Catamounts clipped the University of New Hampshire Wildcats in a 63-56 victory at the semifinals of the America East Playoffs. The Cats advance to the finals against Stonybrook in New York on Saturday. If […]

RIP Nancy Reagan

I wanted to comment on the passing of Nancy Reagan yesterday because I have always liked the Reagans and respected them as truly upstanding people. Ronald Reagan was my favorite President and Nancy Reagan was a fine example of a very caring, classy and dignified first lady. People like the Reagans don’t grow on trees […]

Happy 3 Year Anniversary Sadie!

Three years ago today, I adopted the sweetest, most wonderful, gentle and loving girl. These last three years, she has brought joy to me every single day and I am so very thankful to have her in my life.  Happy Anniversary to My Little Sweetheart, My Sweet Love, My Little Angel and My Baby Bear. […]

Sunset in Charlotte, Vermont

Charlotte is a beautiful upscale town located in Chittenden County, Vermont. Charlotte is pronounced ‘Shar-Lot’ unlike the city with the same name in South Carlina. It has a total area of fifty square miles and a population of approximately 3,800 people. Charlotte borders Lake Champlain on the west and you can often view breathtaking sunsets of […]

Happy Valentine’s Day from Great American Dream Realty!

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day from Great American Dream Realty! We hope that you all enjoy the day and that the weather will warm up to above zero tomorrow. If you are looking to buy a warmer home in Vermont, please remember us!

Fall in Love With a Home in Vermont!

Fall in love with a home in Vermont! What better time to purchase a home with the guy / gal of your dreams that you will love for years to come? Valentine’s Day, of course! If you are looking to purchase your Vermont dream home, please contact Lisa Friedman of Great American Dream Realty today!

Penguin Plunge 2016 in Burlington, Vermont

On Saturday, February 6th Burlington, Vermont will participate in the 21st annual Penguin Plunge to support Special Olympics of Vermont. This Burlington event has become well known from its start in 1995 with only 15 participants to approximately 1,200 today. Jump into the icy waters of Lake Champlain to help support the 850+ Special Olympics athletes […]

View of Camel’s Hump from Williston, Vermont on a Winter’s Day

I wonder if they feel dwarfed? I love feeling small against the majesty of nature. View of Camel’s Hump from the rural side of Williston, Vermont…

Freeman Woods – New Construction Townhomes in Essex, Vermont

Freeman Woods is a townhouse development of new construction in Essex, Vermont. Freeman Woods is currently under construction. When completed, it will offer seventeen 5 star energy rated townhomes. Each home will have three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a full daylight basement and one car attached garage. Freeman Woods is being built by […]

Just Sold! 12 Parkside Drive, Montpelier, Vermont

I am proud to announce the sale my listing located at 12 Parkside Drive in Montpelier, Vermont.  This four bedroom, two bath home with finished basement and attached garage on .27 acre backs to Hubbard Park and is walking distance to downtown Montpelier. It just sold for $249,000. If you are interested in selling or purchasing a […]

Just Sold – 441 Powder Horn Glen Road, East Montpelier, Vermont

I am proud to announce that the beautiful property located at 441 Powder Horn Glen Road in East Montpelier just sold. This home was listed for $240,000 and sold for $232,500. It offered three bedrooms with two full baths, a full basement and a two car attached garage on 1.5 acres just four miles from […]