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Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company Premiers Culinary Challenge Featuring 20 Top Regional Chefs

WHAT: Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company (VFCC), the state's first community-owned dairy farm and a fast-growing purveyor of unique farmstead and artisanal cheeses, is hosting 20 regional chefs for the first-ever Vermont Mac & Cheese Challenge.

Participating chefs will use at least one of VFCC's award-winning artisanal cheeses in their comfort food recipes, competing against the region's top culinary talents. Attendees will enjoy samples of each of the signature dishes and vote for their favorite recipes for the People's Choice Award. 

The festivities will include live music, a petting zoo for children and beer pairings from Harpoon Beer. Event proceeds will benefit The Vermont Food Bank, Sustainable Woodstock and Vermont Dairy Foundation.

The competition will be judged by cheese-loving industry leaders including David Spencer, founder and publisher of Gourmet Business; Rebecca Hoffman, founder of New York City-based blog Fromagical; and Katie Aberbach, editor of seasonal magazine Culture: The Word on Cheese.

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2013

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rain or shine

WHERE: Artisans Park

75 Artisans Way

Windsor, VT 05089

COST: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (Children age six or younger, free)

Tickets can be purchased at http://macandcheesechallenge.eventbrite.com/

Make sure to arrive early to get a chance to try everything!


What: "Meet the Artist" Talk and Q+A

Who: John Churchman

When: Saturday September 14th 5 PM

Where: Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, 85 Church Street, Burlington VT

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Frog Hollow Presents a Gallery Talk

by Photographer John Churchman

John Churchman to Speak About Capturing the perfect Fall Foliage Images.

Burlington, VT - Frog Hollow the Nations First State Craft Center presents a photography talk in the gallery. On September 14th photographer John Churchman will be in the gallery to give a talk to gallery visitors on capturing great fall foliage images. In addition to his insights and suggestions John will provide a "tip sheet" and Q&A on taking foliage shots as well as offering to review individual images, providing suggestions for what could be done next time to achieve the desired effect. Samples of John's work will be presented to highlight typical/common photographic challenges and how to correct them.

The event takes place on September 14th beginning at 5 PM at Frog Hollow Gallery , 85 Church Street, Burlington VT and is Free and open to the public.


2013 ACBP September 13th and 14th

Gates will open at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. As always, Lions Club will be selling great food and beverages.


The Color Vibe 5K is this weekend in Vergennes. Runners get paint thrown at them!



Fort Ticonderoga Presents the Brown's Raid 1777 Battle Re-enactment Sept 14-15

(Ticonderoga, NY) An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise (again) 236 years later during the upcoming real life action adventure at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, from 9:30am- 5pm.

The living history weekend and battle re-enactment will for the first time ever recreate what has become known as Brown's Raid. Historic interpreters and re-enactors from across the northeast will bring to life the little known 1777 action adventure story pulled straight from the pages of Fort Ticonderoga's history. During the dramatic event, Fort Ticonderoga's guests will witness first hand the high stakes mission undertaken by Colonel John Brown and his patriot militia and meet the larger-than-life characters that undertook this daring raid during special programs in the British held Fort and the American camps throughout the weekend. The Brown's Raid battle re-enactment will take place each day at 1:30 pm when the raiders will rush forward against the British held lines, overlooking Fort Ticonderoga. Can the patriot militia capture Fort Ticonderoga or will the British and German soldiers hold the Fort?

"Brown's Raid will be a busy weekend of programs and demonstrations. Military activities include demonstrations of artillery firing, inspection of troops, and musket drill and firing," said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. "Fort Ticonderoga guests will step into the moment in 1777 in the American camp and British Fort and be an eyewitness to the command discussions and decisions during this must-experience weekend event."

Admission to Brown's Raid is included in the general admission ticket. For event details visit http://www.fort-ticonderoga.org/ or call 518-585-2821.


The White River Valley Players

25th annual Harvest Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. on the park in Rochester village.

A day of fun for the whole family! Join us for great live musical entertainment all day plus the Players famous chicken barbecue, and other wonderful food, crafts, kids' activities, flower show, and much more! Admission by suggested donation of $2.


Each year Prevent Child Abuse Vermont hold our WALKS FOR CHLDREN, and this year we are holding an ambitious six WALKs over two Saturdays and one Sunday on the weekends of the 14th and 21st. These are fun for the entire family and individuals with activities, prizes and Spiderman's annual visit to the Capital City

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 there are three Walk events; one starting from the State House Lawn in Montpelier and the only Walk that includes a separate 5k Run that is growing more popular every year, another at the Green in Norwich and the third at the Green in Norwich.

The following Saturday, September 21, 2013 two more Walks will be held at Battery Park in Burlington, and at the Howe Center in Rutland.

The final Walk will be held on the Bike Path in Springfield on Sunday, September 22, 2013.


Race fans and their families can head to Rutland county for the Vermont 200 Championship Weekend. With racing, live music, kids activities and a pig roast round out the family-friendly weekend. Saturday, September 14, 1:30PM at Devil's Bowl Speedway in West Haven. $10-20; $25 two-day pass includes party admission and pig roast; free for kids 12 and under.


September 13 - 15, Stratton Mountain Resort



September 14 - 15, Burlington



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Essex Junction, VT; Most are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, yet many would be surprised to know that September is officially Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Green Mountain Harley-Davidson of Essex Junction is spreading the word by hosting their first "Blue Ride" for Prostate Cancer Awareness on Saturday, September 14th.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, and it can occur at all ages. Proper screening and testing is imperative for successful treatment.

Details Regarding the "Blue Ride"

-Group motorcycle ride, open to all makes and models, both men and women are welcome to participate.

-Registration at GMH-D (157 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT) from 10 to 10:45 am, Saturday, September 14th.

-Riders will leave GMH-D at 11 am for an hour long scenic ride through the countryside. There's no cost for the ride, donations welcomed to the American Cancer Society.

-Blue ribbons will be provided to tie on to motorcycles during the ride. After the ride, complimentary snacks and coffee will be provided.

For more information, contact Ky at Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, Ky@GreenMountainHD.com, 802-878-4778, www.GreenMountainHD.com






9am - 4pm

171 Bridge Street

White River Junction, VT05001

(802) 295-5036







Norwich University will debut the newly renovated Sabine Field on Saturday, Sept. 14, with a rededication and grand reopening ceremony prior to the football team's 1:30 p.m. home opener against Saint Lawrence University. The $6 million, 10-month renovation project creates a multi-sport, multi-activity lit stadium that features an all-new synthetic turf field that will meet the NCAA regulations for football, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse programs.



986 Old Stage Road




Fall Harvest Festival - Adams Farm in Williston



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