Posted on: March 31st, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Spring Exhibit – Gravestones of Bennington
Enjoy a photographic exhibit of gravestones by Daniel Farber (1906-1998) in a special exhibit entitled Memento Mori: The Art and Commerce of Gravestones of Bennington. In addition this exhibit will feature original gravestones, including the markers created to memorialize Bennington’s first minister, Rev. Jedidiah Dewey. Some of these early headstones are on loan from the Shaftsbury Historical Society.
The Bennington Museum is just 10 minutes from the Eddington House Inn. There is a lovely scenic drive from the inn over Vermont Covered Bridges to the Village of Old Bennington, the Bennington Battle Monument and then on to Bennington Museum.
This is also a wonderful time of year to enjoy a walking tour of Old Bennington and a walk through the cemetery to visit additional old gravestones and markers as well as the grave of Vermont poet,Robert Frost.
Bennington Museum open daily except Wednesday. 802-447-1571
Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
What to do in Vermont in the Spring? Check out Manchester’s American Museum of Fly Fishing
Brush up on your fly-fishing skills before the season opens with a variety of activities for anglers of all ages on Saturday March 31 from 1-4pm in Manchester Vermont. All activities are included in the regular admission cost of the museum.
- Learn to tie the Vermont Caddis dry fly during one of three sessions at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
- Make a practice rod
- Tie a clown fly
- Cast a demonstration rod in the casting pond
- Practice landing a fish
- and much more
The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located on Route 7A (4070 Main Street) in Manchester Vermont just 30 minutes from the Eddington House Inn.
Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Folk-Rock Troubadour Peter Mulvey At VAE
Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey has just released a new CD- his 15th- entitled “The Good Stuff” and will be performing live on the basement stage at North Bennington’s Vermont Arts Exchange on Saturday March 31 at 8pm. Opening for Mulvey on Saturday is singer/songwriter Chris Pureka from Northhampton, MA.
Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician – immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner – his attitude is, “When you love what you do, you can work all the time.” He has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
VAE , short walk from the Eddington House Inn , hosts a variety of live performances throughout the year as part of their Basement Music Series. If you can’t make it this weekend- try again…you won’t be disappointed, its always a great show in a fun setting.
Tickets for this and other VAE concerts are available thorugh Brown Paper Tickets brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3066.
Posted on: March 24th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Support the Arts in Downtown Bennington
The Better Bennington Corporation’s ”One Hundred for $100″ Juried Art Exhibit and Sale takes place on Saturday March 24 from 4-8pm at 210 South Street in downtown Bennington Vermont. This event begins with a Champagne Preview at 4pm when propective buyers can speak with the artists, sip champagne, listen to live jazz by “Blueprint, view the art pieces in advance of the 6pm sale and sample complimentary hors d’oevres. There will be one hundred works of art by local professional artists priced at $100 each, as well as another one hundred works of art not restricted to the $100 price tag.
This years artists include North Bennington neighbors, Stella Ehrich, Judy Kniffin and Fred Brownstein. Tickets to the preview are $15 each but after 6pm when the sale begins there will be no charge for admittance. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.
Hope to see you there. This promises to be a fun night and helps support Bennington’s downtown.
Posted on: March 16th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
This is your opportunity to visit local Vermont sugarhouses , learn about the maple syrup process and even taste the real thing – Vermont Maple Syrup. With little rain or snow this year – this annual “Mud Season” event will be enjoyed with a little less mud (but you might want to pack some boots just in case).
Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting their annual Maple Sunday Weekend on March 24-25, 2012. Spend the day enjoying Vermont and visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they transform sap into maple syrup. For a complete list of sugar houses to visit and directions visit Maple Sunday Weekend 2012.
Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Bennington’s Kegs & Eggs
In downtown Bennington, the popular Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser – Keg’s & Eggs will be held this year at Doug’s at 455 Main Street on Friday March 16 from 7:30 to 10:am. Every year near St Patrick’s Day this popular event features a breakfast buffet along with prizes, raffles and the exciting Bartender’s Challenge.
The Bartender’s Challenge pits area bartenders against one another to determined who has raised the most money for youth mentoring. Deb Giroux, who tends bar at our neighborhood sportspub Kevin’s has been the perennial winner, raising many thousands of dollars each year for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
For a $5 entry fee, which goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the event features breakfast, bartender’s challenge , a stein hoisting competition- a wee bit o’green and Irish whiskey tasting.
Save the date for another Big Brother Big Sister fundraiser – Bowl for Kid’s Sake on Saturday March 31.
For more information please call 802-447-0045
Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Lake Paran Full Moon Winter Party
Join in the fun this Friday evening March 9 for another Full Moon Party at Lake Paran just behind the Eddington House Inn in North Bennington Vermont. Party is from 6-9pm and $3 admission includes hot chocolate, hot dogs, music, a bon-fire and fireworks in addition to the beautiful full moon in Vermont’s star lit skies.
This is just a preview of all the fun activities Lake Paran offers in the summer season. Hope to see you soon…if not for this party maybe for a swim this summer.
Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by Patti Eddington
Live Music in North Bennington Village
This Saturday, March 3 at 8pm, the Vermont Arts Exchange Basement Music Series presents…Darlingside!
This Massachusetts-based “string-rock” quintet will present an evening of what has been called “a seamless, exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical, and folk music.” http://www.darlingside.com/
Tickets: $18 (plus a processing fee) in advance, $22 at the door. Students: $10 (plus a processing fee) in advance, $14 at the door – To purchase online follow this link Vermont Arts Exchange
Doors open at 7pm, music begins at 8pm.
Be sure to check out the new menu in the Basement Bistro!
Great food before the show & during intermission. Call 802-447-3896 for a menu and to reserve your dinner.
Vermont Arts Exchange is on Sage Street in North Bennington Village – just around the corner from the Eddington House Inn.
Posted on: September 26th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Christmas in Vermont
Though the leaves are just beginning to turn here in Southern Vermont it is not too early to think of making holiday plans. The Eddington House Inn is offering a new package this holiday season (in addition to our Christmas Tree Package). This package is the perfect holiday getaway and includes 3 nights, 5 course wine tasting dinner at Pangaea, dinner at Kevin’s, two 60 minute spa treatments, a VT sleigh ride, snowshoeing at Prospect Mountain, daily breakfast & afternoon refreshments, a bottle of wine and even gifts under the tree. Price is $1o29 per couple based on double occupancy.
Do you want to slip away for the holidays? Or perhaps plan an escape with your adult children and their spouses? This White Christmas Package is the getaway for you.
Posted on: September 11th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Plein Air Competition 2011 – North Bennington, Vermont
Artists gather in North Bennington Vermont from Tuesday September 6-Sunday September 11 to paint the beautiful landscapes of Vermont in Open Air. The “Plein Air” competition in North Bennington Vermont includes 25 artists and 100 works of art.
There is a quick draw competition on Saturday September 10 at Park McCullough Estate Carriage Barn, right around the corner from the Eddington House Inn. This competition is followed by an exhibit and sale. On Sunday, there will be a combined exhibit & sale of Plein Air Competition paintings at Taraden Media Barn, just down Park Street from Park McCullough from noon to 4pm. Prizes are to be awarded at 2pm.
Come see the artistic impressions of the Southern Vermont region as interpreted through the participating painters.