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Sherlock Holmes – Vermont

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.

In addition to Bennington Battle Day activities the Park McCullough Estate will presents its final performance of the Victorian Mystery Playhouse Series for 2011.  Listen and enjoy “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire”, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is one of the 12 stories in the cycle collected as The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

This performance will be held at Park McCullough at 1 Park Street in North Bennington just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn on Tuesday August 16th (Bennington Battle Day) from 7-8:15pm.  Admission free.


Sunday Concert in Southern Vermont

Posted on: August 11th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

 Summer Sundays at Four – August 14th

Enjoy the grounds and music at Park McCullough Estate on Sunday, August 14 at 4pm for the final concert of the 2011 season of the acclaimed “Summer Sundays At Four” Series.  The Estate is located at 1 Park Street in North Bennington, just around the corner from the Eddington House

This Sunday’s concert features Christopher Oldfather, piano; Andrea Schultz, violin; Stephen Larson, viola and Michael Finckel, cello in a program of music by Purcell, Haydn, Hartke and Fauré that includes 3 Three-Part Fantasias by Henry Purcell (1659-1695); Baryton Trio No.71 in A Major by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); The King of the Sun (1988) by Stephen Hartke (1952 – ) and the First Quartet for Piano and Strings, Op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré (1845 -1924).

Tickets are $22 for adults; $18 for Park-McCullough members; $12 for students. For reservations or more information call 802-442-5441 or send an e-mail to pgmichael@parkmccullough. org.


Bennington Vermont Arts Concert Series

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Bennington Center for the Arts

The Bennington Center for the Arts concert series continues with Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys playing original and traditional bluegrass music on Friday August 5 at 8pm.

The show features original songs from the band’s latest CD “Fire in the Sugar House”, along with old and new country songs, gospel quartets and fiddle and banjo tunes. 

The Bennington Center for the Arts is located about 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn in nearby Old Bennington Village (Route 9 west at Gypsy Lane).  I will be happy to assist with easy directions over the Silk Road Covered Bridge.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  For tickets and information please call 802-442-7158 .


Park Mc Cullough Sunday Concerts

Posted on: July 31st, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Summer Sundays at Four

The Park Mc Cullough House will host the third in a series of five concerts in its “Summer Sundays at Four” series.  This concert features local tenor Thomas Bodgan as well as Yoshiko Sato on piano and John Eagle on horn and will be held on Sunday July 31 at 4pm.

The program includes Benjamin Britten’s “Canticle” and other works for piano and horn and voice and piano and will take place in Park McCullough’s carriage barn.

The Park McCullough Estate is located just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn on One Park Street in North Bennington Village.  

Tickets: $22 for adults; $18 for Park-McCullough members; $12 for students. For more information, call 802-442-5441

Next up in the series:

August 7: Claudia Friedlander, soprano; Matthew Tuell, tenor; Lloyd Arriola, piano, in a recital featuring two of Arnold Schoenberg’s major song cycles.

August 14: A program of string trios and piano quartets performed by Chris Oldfather, piano; Andrea Schultz, violin, Michael Finckel, cello and Steve Larson, viola.

Hope you can join us this summer for one of these great concerts in historic North Bennington Village.


Vermont Blue Grass Festival

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Second Annual Lake Paran Bluegrass Festival

Just behind the inn in North Bennington Village, you will find Lake Paran….This weekend the lake hosts it’s second annual Bluegrass festival starting Friday July 29 and continuing into Sunday. 

This year’s festival features more than 12 bands on two stages, as well as  great local food, libations, swimming, boating and camping . 

Music will range from string band music, to bluegrass, swing and even hip hop and on Sunday a Gospel Jam.

A range of tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.  For more information visit lakeparan.com

North Bennington Village and the Eddington House Inn welcome you to this great event in Southern Vermont.


Summer Theatre in Vermont

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Oldcastle Theatre Company

Steve  & I joined our six guests for a great evening at our local live theater...Oldcastle Theatre located at the Bennington Center for the Arts in nearby Old Bennington.

We were delighted with the performance of Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor.  It was funny, nostalgic & thoroughly entertaining.  It is Oldcastle’s second play of the season running through July 31.

The next play is a funny perspective on unconventional love, unconditional loyalty and life after retirement- The Last Days of Mickey & Jean and runs from August 19 to September 4th.

The season closes with Night and Her Stars bases on the 1950′s quiz show scandals.

Tickets are available to Eddington House Inn guests at a reduced rate of $26.  Performances are held on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings with Matinees on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.  Our weekends are filling up but we still have Thursday evenings & Sunday nights available.   We’d love to see you this summer and summer theater in Vermont can’t be beat.


Graduation 2011 – Off to College

Posted on: June 28th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Alyssa & Zoe at the Prom

Graduation 2011 – Bennington Vermont

Two of the Eddington House Inn assistants, Zoe Baker & Alyssa Barry graduated this June from our local high school, Mt Anthony Union.  They will both be starting a new adventure in the Fall attending college.  Zoe & Alyssa have been valuable employees for several years (Zoe since she was thirteen) and have pitched in to help here at the Eddington House on weekends and in the summer to keep the place clean and welcoming for our guests.  Both are fantastic young women.  They are self motivated, responsible and reliable.  Zoe & Alyssa are both honors students and were active in the school chorus and drama department.

Zoe will be attending the College of St Rose in Albany and will be majoring in Psychology.  Alyssa will be attending the University of Vermont, majoring in Education.  I’m sure they were have a wonderful college experience and will work hard toward their degrees.

I will sure miss their smiling faces and all their wonderful help but am happy for them and their next exciting chapter.


Summer Concerts in Vermont

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

North Bennington’s VAE does it again

Vermont Arts ExchangeEven though the VAE Winter Basement Music Series is over, live music returns to Southern Vermont on the Vermont Arts Exchange  Basement Stage on Saturday  June 18th, 2011.  VAE is just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.  Join in on the fun with  some of the best blues artists including legendary, Grammy winner Dave Maxwell on piano. This is a benefit for VAE with proceeds going to meet our mission of “bringing the arts to people of all ages, abilities and income”.

Big thanks to local harp player, Bob Stannard who’s turning 60 years old and has decided to put together an All Star band that will not only raise money for VAE but rock the mill. Dance floor will be open. Shaftsbury Country Store BBQ will be cookin’ out in the courtyard at 6:30 and Thyme Tables will be once again hosting the bar.

Concert starts at 8:00pm and tickets are going fast. Pick some up at www.vtartxchange.org $18. advance and $22 at door. Questions call VAE 442-5549


WBTN – The Bennington News Source

Posted on: June 7th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Welcome Back “Finnen”

Former newscaster at Bennington’s Radio Station WBTN, Jim Finnen & his wife Bea returned to Bennington to stop by the station, check out the changes in town and visit old friends recently. Jim and Bea moved to Bennington in 1957 when Jim began his career in broadcasting. It was great to have them as guests here at the Eddington House while they traveled down memory lane.

Jim worked as one of five at WBTN, the local radio station, in the mid 50′s…a time when EVERYONE listened to the local channel to find out what was happening in Bennington and the world. WBTN was the pulse of Bennington and was the source for local news & sports, school closings, weather and traffic updates and of course the Boston Red Sox and music. It was fun to reminisce with Jim & Bea…they knew my Dad and many of his friends who are no longer with us. Jim worked closely with another WBTN announcer Bob Douglas whose family lived across the street from mine growing up.

Jim & Bea loved North Bennington especially Kevin’s and had a great time hanging out with their Vermont buddies. It has been several years since Bea & Jim have been back and Jim asked many questions about the area , changes etc….Once a newsman, always a newsman. Jim & Bea raised their family in Pennsylvania where Jim took a job after leaving Bennington. They are a close knit family and I can see why….Jim & Bea are a delight!!


Summer Packages

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 by Patti Eddington

Enjoy the Best of North Bennington with our new “Summer in  North Bennington Package”

Summer in North Bennington has never been better.

  • Two night’s Lodging
  • Dinner for two at Cozy Pangaea Lounge
  • Dinner or lunch for two at Kevin’s, our neighborhood sports pub.
  • Breakfast each day
  • Picnic Lunch from Powers Market
  • 2 Passes to tour Park McCullough Estate
  • 2 Passes for Lake Paran for an afternoon swim
  • 2 Movie Passes to Hathaways Drive In Theatre
  • 2 Tickets to Bennington Battle Monument Observatory
  • Afternoon refreshments daily at the inn
  • Locally made creamy chocolate truffles
  • Take the Covered Bridge Tour
  • Walk the trails at Mile Around Woods
  • Tour Vermont Arts Exchange
  • Shop Whitman’s Feed Store