September 3rd, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Thank you to all who expressed concern for us here in Southern Vermont. Though our area suffered damage from this devastating storm - Bennington area shops, restaurants, lodging facilities and attractions are open for business.
The Eddington House Inn did not suffer any damage from Irene. We are very thankful and operating as usual. The Bennington Area is easily accessible from Albany New York and it is smooth sailing to Manchester VT and Williamstown MA. Coming from NY or Boston? You shouldn’t have any trouble.
The sun is shining and we are hosting our very popular GARLIC FEST this weekend. www.lovegarlic.com
Bennington College students are back on campus. The area is gearing up for our annual car show and fall foliage. Hope to see you soon.
September 2nd, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Impressions of New England
The Bennington Center for the Arts is featuring “Impressions of New England” – a visual catalogue of New England that includes seascapes of the coastal regions of Maine and Cape Cod, the pastures and barns of rural New England and familiar well known mountains, streams, ponds and meadows. Among the works on display and for sale are “Days End, Hog Island Maine” by Steve Hamlin of Huntington Massachusetts.
Enjoy the exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts and learn about the history and building of Vermont Covered Bridges at the Covered Bridge Museum located in the same complex.
Bennington Center for the Arts is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn and can be reached by car traversing one of our three covered bridges) into historic Old Bennington Village.
Bennington Center for the Arts is located at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington Vermont 05201 (if using a gps). Impressions of New England runs through December 18, 2011.
Closed on Tuesdays only. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Adults: $9.00 Seniors/Students: $8.00 Families: $20
Under 12 are admitted free of charge
August 26th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Park – McCullough Anniversary Celebration
Come help celebrate the 140th Wedding Anniversary Of Eliza Hall Park and John G. McCullough on August 30th, 2011 from 5 – 8 o’clock at the Park McCullough House In North Bennington, Vermont just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.
Informal Tours of The Big House and the Exhibition,
“100 Years of Wedding Fashions from the Park-McCullough Collection”
Summer Supper and Champagne Toast in the Carriage Barn
Wedding Cake created by Mary Ellen
Special Program of Music and Readings from the Letters of the Bridal Couple
$15.00 per person
Period Dress Encouraged
R.S.V.P. by Thursday, August 25, 2011 to 802-442-5441 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.