Events 4th of July Celebrations in Vermont – 2024 From fireworks to parades and chicken BBQs, there are a LOT of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Vermont! Most towns will have some sort of event planned; here are some highlights: Burlington’s Independence Day Celebration Wednesday, July 3rd from 5-11pm Fireworks, food vendors, music & more at the Burlington Waterfront Williston Independence Day Celebration […]
Buying & Selling My advice if you’re in the market for property It’s nice to see the pop of spring color throughout our region – and a pop in real estate activity as well. Through the end of April, we’ve seen a 10% year-over-year increase in homes on the market throughout northwest Vermont. Buyer demand still exceeds the supply of homes for sale, pushing the median sales […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: Potter’s Angels Rescue Potter’s Angels Rescue is a volunteer run animal rescue group based in New England. They are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating unwanted and neglected animals in order to place them with loving forever families. They accept surrenders as space allows, take in animals pulled from high-kill shelters, and assist local animal control in placing our […]
Home Improvement Home Fire Safety October is National Fire Safety Month, so it’s a great time to think about how you can protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home from fires.   One of the easiest and most effective things you can do to keep yourself and your family safe in your home is to install and maintain smoke […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: Vermont English Bulldog Rescue Vermont English Bulldog Rescue is dedicated to the physical and mental rehabilitation of former puppy mill and disadvantaged English bulldogs through rescue, rehabilitation, education, and adoption. They don’t just rescue bulldogs, however! They help pups of all types find their forever homes. Visit their Facebook page and website to learn more and find your new […]
Buying & Selling What determines the value of a home? The demand on the housing market and limited inventory, while easing a bit as we enter the fall and winter months, has continued to impact home prices. We are often asked what considerations go into the value of a home. Pricing a home is a science – as well as an art. Many considerations determine […]
Local Business Spotlight Local Business Spotlight: 1st Republic Brewing Company 1st Republic Brewing Company is a veteran owned and operated brewery and taproom on River Road in Essex Junction. They offer a wide variety of events to go with your local beer, including live music, trivia and game nights, pizza nights, group run nights, and our favorite, Dog’s Night Out on the 2nd & 4th […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team The Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) was established to strengthen and support the state’s capacity to respond to animal needs in the event of a disaster. They provide vital resources and advice to pet owners, animal-related businesses and non-profits, local communities, and state agencies in the area.   What they do: Provide or sponsor […]
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Buying & Selling 2023 Mid Year Vermont Market Report After 2 unprecedented years, we are experiencing the “new normal,” including a return to seasonality in the market. We have reached the mid-point of 2023 and are taking stock of how the market has fared thus far in each county of Northwest and Central Vermont. New England Federal Credit Union has also provided an update […]
Local Business Spotlight Local Business Spotlight: Brook Run Dog Camp Brook Run Dog Camp is “a little bit of doggie paradise in Bolton, Vermont!” They offer dog daycare, training, and boarding services, plus a dog park, pool, and private hiking trails for rent, or you can stay at their dog-friendly “glamping” retreat.     Brook Run Dog Camp, 60 Beaver Brook Farm Rd., Bolton, VT […]
Vermont Flooding Recovery Info & Resources If you live in Vermont, you know this week has been filled with the news of widespread flooding in the state. The devastation is heartbreaking, but Vermonters are resilient, and we will recover! There are a multitude of resources available for cleanup and recovery available, so we thought we’d share some information to help you […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: Winnie’s Legacy Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue is a foster-based canine rescue located in Chittenden County, Vermont. They rescue neglected, homeless, abused or abandoned dogs, and with the help of their fosters, provide a safe loving home until they find forever homes.   Visit the Winnie’s Legacy website and Facebook page to learn more about this rescue, including […]
Local Business Spotlight Local Business Spotlight: The Painted Lady Cafe & Wellness Center The Painted Lady is a small cafe in a big purple house with indoor & outdoor seating, local art, and delicious homemade food.    They also offer massage therapy and catering services (your space or theirs), and host a variety of events including live music.   Painted Lady Cafe, 15 Cherry Street, Milton, VT • 802-891-6916 […]
Events Summer Events & Attractions in Vermont There is so much to do during the summer in Vermont! From farmers markets to outdoor concerts and local attractions, there’s something for everyone. We’ve put together a list that is by no means exhaustive, but it covers some of the highlights. We hope you find something you can enjoy! Farmers Markets Farmers Markets are […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: HSCC Black Tie & Tails Benefit The Humane Society of Chittenden County is hosting a new signature event, the Black Tie & Tails Benefit, on June 9th from 7-10pm at Hula Lakeside in Burlington, VT. Celebrate the power of the human-animal bond while having a ball at Vermont’s most “paw-some” fundraiser of the year! All funds raised will support the Humane Society’s […]
Local Business Spotlight Local Business Spotlight: Kylie Richards, Financial Planner Professional Financial Associates provides top-notch, personalized financial guidance to help you plan for a life you love.   Kylie Richards is a dedicated professional, committed to providing top-quality financial planning services – and an all-around excellent person to know!   She is particularly good at working with small business owners, making sure their goals and […]
Home Improvement Tips for Decluttering Your Home Spring has sprung, and for many of us that means it’s time for spring cleaning. Time to clear out the dust and dirt accumulated over the winter and make a fresh start. It’s also a good time to take a hard look at all the “stuff” that’s piled up in your home, and decide what […]
Buying & Selling Renting or Buying: which choice is right for you? Is it better to buy or rent your home? The answer really depends on your personal goals, lifestyle, and financial situation. There are pros and cons on both sides that you should consider before you make a move. Home Ownership: The “Pros” Owning your own home is a big part of the American Dream, and […]
Animal Rescue Corner Animal Rescue Corner: Long Trail Canine Rescue Long Trail Canine Rescue’s mission is to support overcrowded shelters by helping to minimize the need to euthanize adoptable dogs.   Through the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned pets into permanent, suitable homes throughout the northeast, LTCR offers these deserving animals a new chance for long, happy life with a loving family.   To […]
Local Business Spotlight Local Business Spotlight: De-clutter Me! Vermont Professional Organizer Ellen Gurwitz We all have stuff. Sometimes, we may have too much in our homes and businesses. It can be overwhelming. A professional organizer can be a big help.   De-clutter Me! specializes in space clearing and organizing solutions, with confidentiality assured.   To learn more, visit Ellen’s website, or give her […]