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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Ilyasah Shabazz is Keynote Speaker for Martin Luther King Remembrance Ceremony in Burlington

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, yesterday I attended a speech by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz. She was the keynote speaker at the remembrance ceremony at the Unitarian Church in Burlington. Her speech was riveting. She spoke about how, as a community, to raise our children in a tone of love and acceptance […]

Ethiopian Dinner at North End Studio in Burlington, Vermont

Tonight, I attended a wonderful Ethiopian dinner at North End Studios. The event was catered by Alganesh Michael and Mulu Tewelde who are from Eritrea, a small country next to Ethiopia. This dinner was part of the pop up dinner series which North End Studios is hosting in their dance studio monthly. This sold out […]

Joe Bonomassa at the Flynn Theatre

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing the Joe Bonamassa band in concert at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington. The nine piece band put on a fantastic show! The cellist was outstanding. They had a dueling cello-guitar riff that lasted for two minutes that had the crowd in a standing ovation. There was another standing […]

Burlington Word Press Meet Up Group

I would like to introduce the Burlington Word Press Meet Up group. This group was founded in June 2014 and has monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 at Main Street Landing. Some longer more technical hands on weekend sessions are also planned. If you would like to discuss/brainstorm/troubleshoot your web […]

Warren Miller’s Latest Extreme Skiing Movie ‘Catching Shadows’ at Flynn Theatre on December 4, 2015!

Warren Miller’s latest extreme skiing movie ‘Chasing Shadows’ will be playing for one night only on Friday December 4th at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington as part of it’s east coast tour. Sugarbush Ski Resort is partnering with Warren Miller Entertainment and will provide each movie attendee with a voucher for a free lift ticket […]

Paying it Forward – A Scavenger Hunt by Bicycle to Aid the Burlington, Vermont Food Pantry

On November 22, 2015 I participated in ‘Cranksgiving’ which was a bicycle scavenger hunt to purchase items for the Burlington food pantry. Sixty four of us collected 1,209 pounds of food, including 37 turkeys. This is a large increase compared to the inaugural event in 2008 which yielded 227 pounds and 2 turkeys. We averaged […]

Back to the Future Playing Today Only at Essex Cinema! 10-21-15

Happy Back to the Future Day! Back to the Future 2 will be playing at the Essex Cinemas on the T Rex screen – the largest movie screen in the state of Vermont – today at 5:00. Essex’s T Rex screen is sixty feet long, three stories high, and delivers movies at 60 frames per […]

Stowe Wine & Food Classic 2015

Stowe Wine & Food Classic will take place at Trapp Family Lodge from Friday June 12th at 5:00 through Sunday June 14th at 4:00.  This 17th annual event is a fundraiser for the benefit of Copley Hospital andThe Vermont Food Bank.  Recent Stowe Wine & Food Classics have netted roughly $20,000 each of donations split between the two charities.  In […]

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Through Paddler Presentation at Splash at the Boathouse!

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740 mile series of waterways that paddlers like to canoe or kayak. The rivers and lakes traverse New York, Vermont, Quebec, Maine and New Hampshire. On Saturday May 9, 2015, join fellow paddlers to hear a five panel presentation at Splash at the Boathouse at the Burlington waterfront. […]

Celebrate Star Wars Day with A Chewbaccaccino at Phoenix Books!

Phoenix Books in The Shops at Essex is celebrating Star Wars Day today with Chewbaccaccinos. This silly named drink is a caramel flavored cappuccino topped with caramel and chocolate syrup. This yummy creation can be had for a mere $4. Join Phoenix Books and Great American Dream Realty in celebrating Star Wars Day on May […]

Movies at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center – May 2015

The Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center will be showing free movies to the public on Tuesday nights in March. While the event is free, they are asking for donations to the Burlington area YMCA in lieu of the price of a movie ticket. Main Street Landing has a twenty five foot movie screen with Dolby Surround […]

Music in May at Stowe, Vermont 2015 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% […]

COTS Walk in Burlington Vermont – May 2, 2015

COTS is the Committee on Temporary Shelter for the Burlington area. It helps the needy with temporary housing needs and services. There will be a 3k walk starting from Battery Park in Burlington on Sunday May 3, 2015. The walk will begin at 2:00 as Sambatucada drummers lead 1,500 participants along the way down Church Street, along […]

A Front Row Seat at the Vermont Maple Festival

Great American Dream Realty mascot, Sadie, enjoyed her front row seat today at the St. Alban’s Maple Festival Parade. Sadie sure enjoys watching parades. This is her fifth one. This was the 49th annual Maple Festival. In addition to the hour long parade, there were many food tents with maple and other goodies, bus tours […]

Vermont Restaurant Week 2015

Vermont Restaurant Week will take place from April 24th – May 3rd, 2015 throughout Vermont. Restaurant Week is TEN days of delightful food options at some wonderful restaurants. One hundred sixteen restaurants are participating in the event. Prix fixe menus range from $10 – $40 and a complete list of restaurants and their offerings can […]

Muddy Onion Dirt Road Bike Tour – April 26, 2015

Onion River Sports will be hosting the Muddy Onion Bike Tour on Sunday April 26, 2015. This 34 mile ride will ascend 4,000 feet of climbing on Vermont’s scenic dirt roads around the Montpelier area.  This ‘gravel grinder’ ride will feature rolling hills, historic farms and beautiful views of Vermont’s pastoral countryside. (Photo courtesy of […]