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7 Charities Benefit From The New England “Living” Show House

April 17th, 2011 by donnanandersen

New England "Living" Show House - Juniper Hill Inn

New England "Living" Show House - Juniper Hill Inn

Held at the historic Juniper Hill Inn, in Windsor , VT, the New England “Living” Show House will open to the public from May 28, 2011 until mid-September.  A team of interior designers and landscape architects will transform the Juniper Hill Inn into a showplace where you can take the House Tour to see the incredible changes.  Tickets to the House Tour are $25 and starting on May 28, 2011 will run from 10am to 3pm for the next ten days.  After that, you can take the tour on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays through September 5, 2011 or be one of the first guests who will experience the new rooms first hand.  The goal is to raise $1 million to support 7 organizations – the Humane Society, the Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, the Norman Williams Public Library, the Preservation Education Institute of Historic Windsor, the Cornish Colony Museum and AHEAD.  Additionally you can shop downtown historic Windsor VT where works from designers, artisans, antique dealers, local food purveyors and many other retailers will be featured.  Your ticket purchase will include a shopping certificate for downtown Windsor.  So stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and take a day to tour the Show House, shop in historic Windsor, VT and support 7 special charities.

12 Towns Celebrate 250 Years

February 6th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Lyme 250 Anniversary

Lyme 250 Anniversary Logo - Designed by Ceci Steyn

Twelve “Middle Grant” Upper Valley towns will be turning 250 in 2011.  Tuning up for their 250th Anniversary will be the communities of Canaan, Enfield, Fairlee, Hanover, Hartford, Hartland, Lebanon, Lyme, Norwich, Plainfield, Thetford and Windsor.  The  highlight of the 2011 celebration will occur over the July 4th weekend with parades, fireworks, lots of food and local concerts.  There will also be lots of opportunities in 2011 for lectures, dances, workshops and ,just in time for the warm weather, a series of new outdoor area exploration adventures created by Valley Quest, a program of Vital Communities.  The “SuperQuest” will include clues that lead to a spot in each of the twelve towns.  Those who complete the entire “Super Quest” will be rewarded with a special commemorative patch.  What a wonderful way to explore the Upper Valley and learn more about the towns and their history.  Visit the Valley News website for “Turning 250” to learn the latest on the Upper Valley towns celebrating their 250th anniversaries this year.  Thousands will come into the Upper Valley to take part in the celebrations so make your plans early to stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy the festivities.