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SaturdayJanuary242015ForticketinformationcontactJoyceWashburnat802228-1965PhotosbyDonaldDillSDteWelcometothe2014ABenetfortheOkemoCommunityChallengeTheOkemoCommunityChallengefoundedin1996activelysupportsourcommunitybyoeringchallengegrantstoworthynon-protorganizations.ProceedsfromlastyearsFlannelwithFlairwereusedtohelpFletcherMemorialLibrarypurchasecomputersforpublicinternetaccessassistLPCTVincompletingtheireditingstudiowhichisusedforbothlocalcableprogrammingandforBlackRiverHighSchoolsMediaStudiesprogramfundtheseasonalhangingbasketsthatLudlowStreetscapesprovidestoenhanceourMainStreetfundthesummerenrichmentprogramorganizedbyWindsorCountyYouthServicesandhelpfundacollaborativeprogrambetweenFOLAFriendsofLudlowAuditoriumandtheWestonPlayhouse.OtherorganizationsassistedbyOCCwereLudlowElementarySchoolBlackRiverHighSchooltheGillHomeBRACCBlackRiverAreaCommunityCoalitionandGreenMountainHighSchoolsJuniorIronChefTeam.Thisyearweareveryexcitedabouttheprospectsofacommunitybikerecreationpath.eproposedpathwhichwillbeapproximately3.5mileslongwillprovideasafeplaceforcyclistsjoggerswalkersandfamiliespushingbabycarriagestoenjoyascenicby-way.Thankyouforyoursupportandforbeingapartofourcommunity. ThechangingoseasonshereatOkemomarksthecloseoaantasticwinteronthemountainandthereturnothesightssoundsandactivitiesosummer.Aswinterwhiteeruptsintovibrantgreenskisandsnowboardsarereplacedbygolclubshikingbootsbikessunglassesandamilyoutdooradventures.WhileOkemohasundoubtedlybeenknownasapremierwinterdestinationormanyyearsthelastseveralyearshavebeenpunctuatedbyastrongocusonprovidingagreatsummerexperienceorourvisitors.WevetakencuesromyouourvaluedguestsaswellasourteamhereatOkemoinroundingoutouroeringstobringyouatrulyuniqueandmemorablesummervacationexperience.SowhyOkemointhesummerForamilies-wehaveocusedonoeringsortheentireamily.FamilieswilldelightintheAdventureZonejuststepsawayromtheJacksonGoreInn.IntheAdventureZoneyoullndhigh-fyingziplinetoursathrillingmountaincoasterandournewestadditiontheHaulbackChallengeCoursewithdozensoexcitingelementsthattraversethetreecanopy.RoundingouttheAdventureZoneareSegwayPTtoursourbigairbagbungeetrampolineclimbingwalldiscgolcourseandminiaturegol.AuniqueoeringisourFamilyForecourseatOkemoValleyGolClubwhereamiliescantrytheirhandatourholesogolinasecludedwoodlandsetting.ForgolersOkemohasunparalleledoptionsourpar-70championshipheathland-stylecourseatOkemoValleyGolClubaswellasthescenicVermontarmhousesettingatTaterHillGolClub.Withsomanyelementsitseasytospendadayormoreexploringalltheoptions.WithOkemoasyourhomebaseyoullndagreatjumping-opointoramazingVermontadventures.DiscoverlakesandswimmingholesgoantiquingbikeonbackroadsvisitartgalleriesandVermontmuseumsenjoysummertheaterproductionsandgobackintimeatTheVermontCountryStore.Andaterthedaysadventuresreturntothecomortoyouron-mountainlodgingwithgreatdiningoptionsatColemanBrookTavernandWillieDunnsGrille.Wevealsoocusedattentiononprovidinggreateventsthroughoutthesummerseason.OurJacksonGoreSummerMusicSeriesbringsintalentedartistseveryFridayeveningorreeconcertsinthecourtyard.WearealsopleasedtobringyouTheVermontSymphonyOrchestraonJune27.OurpopularHopsintheHillsestivalhasbeenexpandedtoathree-daycelebrationwhileaddingwinetastingcratvendorsandmoreamilyentertainment.WhetheryouvevisitedOkemopreviouslyorarenewtotheresortweinviteyoutodiscoverTheOkemoDierencethissummer.Welcomehomeokemo.com802-228-1600page7fromthemuellerswelcomeOkemOmOuntainResORtsummeR2014 802228226011MainStLudlowVTTheareasleaderinhottubsalesandservicesince1984KnightTubsPoolsSpasInstallationMaintenanceServiceProgramsPoolandSpaChemicalsandAccessoriesokemomagazinesummer2014page8PUBLISHEDBYREDITORBonnieMacPhersonbmacphersonokemo.com802228-1947GDESIGNHarvestMoonDesignrCONTRIBUTORSHeatherAtwellChrisDehnelKarenLorentzChelseyManleyMarlainaWingAPHOTOGRAPHYRobBossiSkyeChalmersAdamFordBrianMohrHaleySorbelPaulStephenson6MAGAZINESALESDuaneKish802228-1796OKEMOMOUNTAINRESORT77OkemoRidgeRoadLudlowVermont05149okemo.comokemomagazine.cominfookemo.comOkemoMagazineispublishedtwotimeseachyearbyOkemoMountainResort.Volume33No.1Allrightsreserved.Nopartofthispublicationmaybereprintedorotherwisereproducedwithoutwrittenconsentfromthepublisher. THEULTIMATECOMBINATIONOFLOCATIONCRAFTSMANSHIPSpectacularMountainSettingAward-winningArchitectureCallorvisitthewebtondoutmoreaboutthisexcitingmountaincommunitysouthfacevillage.com802.228.1677Combineaspectacularmountainsettingwithaward-winningarchitectureandyouhavetheblueprintforyourperfectvacationhome.IntroducingSouthFaceVillageatOkemoafreshski-inski-outresidentialcommunitywitheverythingyouveeverdreamedofinaresortvillage.PlansavailableWinter20142015. okemomagazinesummer2014page10wheretostayOkemOmOuntainResORtsummeR2014StaywhereyouplayLotsofoptions...lotsofspacetoplay...theperfecthomebasetoexplorerelaxandrecharge. km.cm802-228-1600pg11OkemoMountainResortislocatedinsouth-centralVermont.ThemountainrisesabovethevillageoLudlowwhereRoute103andVermontsscenicRoute100converge.PLANESTRAINSANDAUTOMOBILESOkemoisconvenientlylocatedapproximatelytwohoursromthreemajorgatewayairportsAlbanyN.Y.ALBHartordConn.SpringeldMass.BDLandManchesterN.H.MHT.RutlandStateAirportRUTis30minutesaway.AmtraksEthanAllenExpressromN.Y.C.servesRutlandVt.25milesawayOkemoisjustagas-tankawayrommanymajormetropolitanareas.EASILYACCESSIBLECityDrive-TimeHoursAlbany2Hartford212Boston314Providence312NewYorkCity434Philadelphia6Washington812Toronto834CONTACTINFORMATIONGnlInfmtin802228-1600Ldgingrsvtins1-800-78-OKEMOokmVllyGlf802228-1396TtHillGlf802875-2517Wbaddsswww.okemo.comemiladdssinfookemo.comJacksonGoreInnAdamsHouseandBixbyHouseConveniencemeetsclassicclapboardNewEngland.At-your-doorstepamenitiesincludenediningconciergeatnesscenterswimmingpoolsandhottubsgoltennisbasketballandOkemosAdventureZone.OutdoorenthusiastsloveJacksonGoresoot-o-the-mountainlocationorhikingexploringandhavingun.Accommodationsrangeinsizeromclassichotel-styleguestroomsthataccommodateuptoourpeopletothree-bedroomsuitesorupto12guests.Suitesareullyoutttedwithkitchenacilitiesgasreplacesentertainmentsystemswhirlpoolbathsandmore.AccommodationsattheJacksonGoreInnareavailablenightlyandweekly.Call1-800-78-OKEMO786-5366orreservations.MountainsideCondominiumsWintersskiandsnowboardtrailstransormintofoweringalpinemeadowsinsummerandall.Okemosdeluxemountainsidecondominiumseaturecomortvalueandconvenienceinapicturesquelocation.On-mountaincondominiumsandspectacularhomesranginginsizeromonetovebedroomsoerspectacularviewsotheOkemoValleyandsurroundingmountains.OkemoMountainLodgingServiceThisreeone-callreservationandreerralserviceassistsyouinchoosingaplacetostaythatwillbestsuityourrequirements.Selectromavarietyonearbycountryinnsbed-and-breakastsmotelshotelscondominiumsandprivatehomes.Call1-800-78-OKEMO786-5366or802228-5579orinormation. 800.972.8883ridecb.comokemoitout2013201420142015OkemoUltraPeakandValuePassholdersgetunlimitedsummerliftaccesstosomeofthebestmountainbikingandhikingtrailsinColoradowhenyoubookyourlodgingthroughCrestedButteVacationsJune14LaborDay2014Advancebookingsonlysomerestrictionsapply. EricEvansfromCartBarntoClubProOriginallyromPlymouthVt.PGAProessionalEricEvansgrewupgolfngatalittlenine-holecourseinLudlowcalledFoxRun.Hestartedworkinginthecartbarnthereatage16.SomeyearslaterEvansisthenewHeadGolProessionalandManageratOkemosTaterHillGolClublocatedinWindham.Formerlyassistantgolproes-sionalEvanshasbeenwiththepopularsouth-centralVermontgolcourseorfveyears.HealsoworksinOkemoMountainResortsCompetitionCenterduringthewintermonths.AmajorexpansionundertheownershipoTimandDianeMuellertransormedthatlittlecoursewhereEvansgothisstartintoan18-holechampionshipgolcoursenowcalledOkemoValleyGolClub.TaterHilllocated22milesawayisOVGCssistercourse.ItsoriginsasaVermontpotatoarmlendauniquequalitytotheoverallatmosphere.Theoldwhite-clapboardarmhouseservesasthecourseclubhouse.Fieldstonewallssplit-railencesandcolorulcottagegardenslendamorecasualcharactertothewell-maintainedcourse.Golersoallabilitylevelscanenjoyalayoutthatoersundulatingairwaysmanicuredgreensandspectacularviews.AterlearningtheropesatFoxRunEvansstudiedPGAGolManagementatCampbellUniversityinNorthCarolinaandheldthepositionogolproatRiverwoodGolandAthleticClubortwoyearspriortocominghometoVermont.ObtainingthispositionwithTaterHillGolClubwasthenextstepormesaidEvans.Itistheulfllmentomyhopesanddreams.OkemoValleyGolfClubisVermontspremierheathland-stylecourse.DesignedtohonorthetraditionsothegameandtheGreenMountainvalleyterrainthepar-7018-holechampionshiplayouteatureswideemeraldairwaysramedwithrollingfeldsogoldenescue.Moderateelevationchangesstrategicallyplacedhazardsandundulatinggreensarethehallmarksothissceniccourse.OKEMOVALLEYFASTFACTSLocationFoxLaneLudlowVt.justnorthothevillageoRt.103100ContactInoTeeTimes802228-1396Membership802228-1390inookemo.comJimRemyPGAVicePresidentandGeneralManagerOkemoGolDivisionMichaelSantaMariaPGAHeadGolProessionalRodneyWilliamsGCSAHeadCourseSuperintendentOkemoGolDivisionTaterHillGolfClubisnestledinapastoralsettingofrollinghills.Thispar-7018-holechampionshipcoursemeasures6400yards.Althoughitoersplentyochallengeorlowhandicapsgolersoallabilitylevelscanenjoyalayoutthateaturesundulatingairwaysspectacularviewscottage-styleperennialgardensandthecasualambienceoanoldVermonthill-arm.TATERHILLFASTFACTSLocationPoppleDungeonRoadoRt.1122milessouthwestoLudlowinWindhamVt.ContactInoTeeTimes802875-2517EricEvansPGAClubManagerHeadGolProessionalokemo.com802-228-1600page13 SKI.RIDE.LEARN...andsoartonewheights.OKEMOMOUNTAINSCHOOL.ORGOkemoMountainSchoolisafive-monthwintersportsacademylocatedinLudlowVermontthatchallengesandsupportsmotivatedstudent-athletes.Ourstudent-athleteslearntobalancerigorousacademicstudyandathletictrainingtoachievetheirpersonalbestinallpursuitswhilethrivinginacommunitythatfostersasenseofbelonging. m.m802-228-1600pg15homefrontItissaidthatVermonthasthegreatestconcentrationocoveredbridgesintheU.S.morethan100andmanyarestillinusetoday.AcenturyagoVermonthadmorethan600coveredbridgesbutthefoodo1927ravagedtwothirdsothoserivercrossingsandanother100havebeenlosttoreordevelopment.TourVermontsCoveredBridgesMorethanapicturesquepartoftheregionsscenerycoveredbridgesserveasalinktothepastandremindusofatimegonebywhentraveloccurredatahorsespace.OkemOmOuntainResORtsummeR2014acLoserLookPhotobySusanHammondcontinuedonpage16 okemomagazinesummer2014page16WhyacoveredbridgeMostpeopleagreethatpracticalityandrugalitywerebehindthedesignocoveredbridges.Roosprotectedthetrussesromexposuretotheweatheranddecay.Otherssurmisethatthestructureswerebuilttoresemblebarnssohorseswouldenterwillinglyandnotbespookedbythefowingwaterbelow.Whateverthereasontheseiconicutilitarianstructuresareamuch-lovedpartotheVermontlandscape.AtourosomeareacoveredbridgesmakesagreatwaytospendanaternoonoradayanditsagreatwaytoseepartsoVermontyoumightneverhaveseenotherwise.TheBartonsvilleCoveredBridgespanstheWilliamsRiveroRoute103inRockinghamVt.Measuring151eetthisisoneothelongestcoveredbridgesinthestate.Theoriginalbridgewasbuiltin1870andrebuiltin2012.ItsdestructionbyTropicalStormIreneinAugust2011wascaughtonvideothatappearedintelevisionbroadcastsandwentviralonsocialmedia.Learntheentirestoryatbartonsvillecoveredbridge.com.AboutahalmileromBartonsvilletheWorrallCoveredBridgeisan86-oot-longbridge.ItcarriesWilliamsRoadovertheWilliamsRiver.Thisbridgewasbuiltin1868bySanordGrangerthebuilderotheoriginalBartonsvilleBridge.ORoute122inGratonVt.TheKidderHillBridgeisamodiedkingposttrusswithaspano67eet.Builtin1870thisbridgecarriesKidderHillRoadovertheSouthBranchotheSaxtonRiver.LocatedneartheintersectionoRoutes131and106inWeatherseldVt.theDownersorUpperFallsCoveredBridgeisa120-oot-longtownlatticetrussthatwasbuiltaround1840.ItcarriesUpperFallsRoadovertheBlackRiverinAmsdenDownersFourCorners.AlsoinWeatherseldabout2milesromthejunctionoRoutes131and106theSalmondCoveredBridgeisa53-oot-longmultiplekingposttrussthatcarriestheHenryGouldRoadovertheBlackRiver.Thisbridgewasbuiltaround1875andmovedtoitscurrentlocationin1986.Thisisjustasamplingothemanybridgesthatcanbeoundnearby.Visitcoveredbridgesite.comorcoveredbridgemap.comormoreinormation.homefrontTourVermontsCoveredBridgescontinuedfrompage15KidsloveCampGokemoadaycampwhere4to13yearoldsenjoysummertimeunwithindoorandoutdooractivitiesandadierentthemeeachweek.OperatingsixdaysaweekclosedSundaysCampGokemotakesadvantageoallthebeautyandadventurethatVermontsmountainenvironmentcandeliver.Daysarelledwiththemedactivitiesorganizedgamesandsportsswimmingandcrats.Spendadayoraweek.TheresalwayssomethinguntodoatCampGokemoCall802228-1600orinormation.KidsjustwanttohaveFUNPhotobyDennisCurranVermontVacation.comPhotobyJeffClarkeVermontVacation.com okemo.com802-228-1600page17ColemanBrookTavernlocatedinOkemosJacksonGoreInnhasbeenhonoredwiththe2013WineSpectatorBestoAwardoExcellenceonceagain.ColemanBrookTavernisoneoonlyourVermontrestaurantstoreceivetheWineSpectatorBestoAwardoExcellenceandoneo833worldwide.ColemanBrookTavernswinelisteatures542newinesromaroundtheworldbutemphasizesthebestthatCaliorniaandotherAmericanregionshavetooer.Thelistpresentswinesinapricerangeo19to1300oeringsomethingoreverytasteandbudget.Thereisalsoaselectionolarge-ormatbottlesorspecialevents.ColemanBrookTavernlistswinesthatarenotavailableanywhereelseinVermont.WineloverscansurroundthemselveswiththewarmwoodtonesomahoganyandthenecollectionovintageswhiledininginTheWineRoomatColemanBrookTavernsorrygrown-upsonly.ItsOkemosmostelegantandintimateculinaryexperience.homefrontFromthisforwarddayYoureengagedYouvecalledallyouramilyandriendsandchangedyourrelationshipstatusonFacebook.NowwhatWhereveryouturnoradvicethetopthreeontheto-dolistorplanningaweddingincludebudgetguestlistandvenue.Thelocationoyourweddingandreceptionwillhelpinfuenceotherdecisionsalongthewaythingslikestylethemecolorpaletteandmore.OkemoMountainResortoersavarietyovenues.Whetheryoureplanningor30or300guestsOkemohasaperectsettingortheceremonythereceptionandanythingelseyoucanimagine.Weagreethatourdaughterandson-in-lawcouldnothavechosenamorespecialplaceortheireventsaidtheparentsothebrideinathank-younotetoOkemoswed-dingsta.JacksonGorewasahit.EveryoneisstillcallingandwritingtotellushowmuchtheylovedtheweddingOkemoandVermontsaidthenewlyweds.Attheendoalongthank-youlettertheparentsothegroomwrotewereceivedsomanycomplimentsbestweddingIveeverbeentothestaherearesonicewhatagreatplaceorawedding.WereallygettoknowourbridesandgroomsandtheiramiliesthroughtheplanningprocesssaidOkemoBanquetConerenceSalesManagerLynnAnthonyandthathelpsusprovidethemwithaspecialdayexactlyastheyenvisionedit.AmongOkemostenvenuesTheTollGateGardenisthenewestsettingorweddingsreceptionsandmemorablegatherings.OnceacoachstopandtavernorpeopletravelingalongthehistoricGreenMountainTurnpikethatlinkedwest-centralVermontwithBostonthehomesteadwasthesiteoatollgateoneoourlocatedalongtheroadthevestigeowhichstillrunspastthearmhouseandgarden.Respectulothepropertyshistorycottagegardenswithfoweringshrubsandclas-sicperennialslinetheedgesowhatisnowacountrylaneandborderalowenclosureconstructedostonerecoveredromtheproperty.Astonepatiooersapicturesquealtarornuptials.Asanctuarygardenspaceidealoranintimateweddingceremonyorweddingphotosislocatedacrossthetree-linedlane.TheTollHouseGardeneasilyaccommodatesagatheringo200people.CouplesallinlovewithTheTollGateGardenwhentheyseeitsaidAnthony.ItseasyorthemtopicturethemselvesinthisquintessentialsettingwithalltheamenitiesoTheJacksonGoreInnjustashortstrollaway.VisitOkemo.comweddingstolearnmore.FinestWine okemomagazinesummer2014page18WhatisagoreWhoisWillieDunnWhatsupwiththelumberjackthemeatOkemosAdventureZoneEverwonderhowsomethingsgottheirnamesatOkemoMountainResortHereareafewmysteriessolvedJacksonGoreInnorthernNewEnglandagoreorgrantisanunincorporat-edareathatisnotpartoanytowngenerallyresultingromerrorswhenthelandwasrstsurveyedandtownswerelaidout.Inmostcasesoneotheabuttingtownsabsorbedtheareabutsomegoreshavebecometownsintheirownright.JacksonsGorewasnamedaterAbrahamJacksonwhorstsettledtheareabetweenLudlowandWallingordin1782.By1792enoughpeoplehadsettledtheGorethattheVermontLegislatureincorporatedanewtownunderthenameMountHolly.InormingMountHollytheLegislatureincreaseditssizebyannexingpartoLudlowwestothehighestridgeowhatwasthencalledLudlowMountainknowntodayasOkemo.WillieDunnsGrilleTraditionisattheveryheartoOkemoscom-mitmenttothegameogolanditswhatcametomindinOkemosdecisiontonameitsclubhouserestaurantWillieDunnsGrille.Bornin1865WillieDunnJr.cameromanillustriousScottishgolamilyandwasinstrumentalinexpandingthesportintheU.S.duringthelatenineteenthcentury.Dunnsinfuenceonthegameincludedthedesignoseveralcoursesincluding12holesattheoriginalShinnecockHillsGolClubonLongIslandandthecreationotherstindoorgolschoolinthecountry.Heexperimentedwiththedesignogolequipmentandeventriedaluminumheadssteelshatsandwoodenandpaperteepegs.Dunnwasasuccessulteachingproessionalanddedicatedhislietothegameitstraditionsandthepeoplewhosharedhisenthusiasm.TheTimberRipperOkemosAdventureZoneiscomprisedoeaturesthathaveadistinctlywoodenthemetotheirnamesrefectingthelegendandloreoOkemoValleyssawmillsandtimbertrade.TheTimberRipperMountainCoasterwasoneotherstelementsotheAdventureZonetotakeitsnameromtheareascolorulpast.Otherea-turesincludeTheHaulbackChallengeCourseSawyersSweepZiplineToursTheMaplesatOkemoDiscGolCourseLumberinCalMiniatureGolandTheStumpJumperBungeeTrampoline.ThetimberindustryinLudlowcanbetracedbacktoasearlyas1790shortlyatertherstsettlerscametothearea.Settlersneededboardsorbuildinghousesandbarnsandearlyproprietorsoeredagrantotyacresolandtoanyonewhowoulderectasawmillinthetown.EbenezerGilbertcapitalizedonthisdealandhebuilttherstsawmillalongtheBlackRiverlocatednearButtermilkFallsacrossRoute103romtheturnotoJacksonGore.Andthusbeganthesawmillandtimberindustrythatprosperedandthenwanedintheearly20thcentury.VestigesoOkemostimber-harvesthistoryarestillpresent.Loggingtrailsandskidroadsarescatteredamongtodaysskiandsnowboardtrails.JacksonGoreInnearnsRCIGoldCrownTheJacksonGoreInnatOkemoMountainResortearnedtheRCIGoldCrownResortdesignationor2014.Thisawardispresentedinrecognitionosuperioracilitiesandservices.InalettertoJacksonGoreInnGeneralManagerCharlieDickermanGordonGurnickPresidentRCINorthAmericawroteRCIcommendsyouandyourstaoryourextraordinarycommitmenttoqualityandservice.TheJacksonGoreInnwasselectedbasedona12-monthcompilationoexchangeguestassessmentsthatincluderesortqualityservicedeliveryandover-allvacationexperienceaswellasanevaluationoresortacilitiesamenitiesandguestservices.RCIisaglobalproviderolei-suretravelservicestobusinessesandconsumersandtheworld-wideleaderinvacationexchange.homefrontWhatsinaname okemo.com802-228-1600page19AbikepathrunsthroughitAbikepathprojectthathasbeenintheplanningstagesorseveralyearsisonestepclosertobecomingareality.Ludlowisconsideringaddingabikeandpedestrianpaththatwilllinkthevillagetorecreationareas.TheOkemoCommunityChallengehaspledged40000towardtheprojectoverthenextthreeyears.Proposedtothetownin2011the3.5-milepavedtrailwouldrunalongRoute103andconnectLudlowvillagewithOkemoMountainResortsJacksonGoreButtermilkFallsandtheLakesDistrict.Accordingtoastudyplannersconcludedtheprojectwaseasible.WethinkthebikepathisimportanttoOkemoasanothermajoramenityortheresorttownasawholesaidOkemoMountainResortCo-ownerTimMueller.Itwillprovidealinkbetweenthetownandtheresortthatcanbeusedbyresidentsandsecondhomeownersandvacationersalike.Asbikinghasbecomeamajoractivityorabroadsegmentothepopulationhavingthesetypesotrailsprovidesarecreationalbikingexperiencewhichwouldotherwisenotbeavailable.TheOkemoCommunityChallengewasoundedin1996tobeneftstudentsinOkemossurroundingcommunities.HundredsothousandsodollarsraisedbytheOCChavegoneintoprojectssuchasintegratingtheartsintothecorecurriculumandprovidingproessionaldevelopmentandtechnologicalimprovementstoadvanceteachingandlearning.FundshavealsosupportedeortstohelpareayouthlearnabouttheHeartandSoulotheircommunitythroughpartnershipgrantsgiventoschoolsandcommunityorganizations.Visitokemocommunitychallenge.comormoreinormation.homefrontAfricanAmericanHeritageTrailVermontwasthefrststatetoabolishslaveryinitsconstitutionandthefrststatetoenrollandgraduateablackstudentwhowentontoserveinstatelegislature.VermonthonorsitsAricanAmericanheritagewiththedebutotheAricanAmericanHeritageTrail10sitesthatexploremuseumsexhibitsandtoursthatilluminatethelivesoAricanAmericansorwhomtheGreenMountainStatewasintegral.VisitorscanmeetteachersstorytellersactivistsministersandlegislatorspeopleuniqueinhistoryorbeingthefrsttoattainpositionsormerlyheldonlybyAmericansoEuropeanancestry.Vermontisdefnednotonlybythevariedpeoplewhomadeourhistorybutalsobyourdistinctgeography.ThistrailanchorsthestoriesoArican-descendedVermonterstoourlandscapeandassuchdoesagreatserviceinhelpingtochangethehistoryoourstateromapredominatelywhitestorytowhatithasalwaysbeenromthebeginningamulticulturalendeavorsaidEliseGuyetteauthoroDiscoveringBlackVermontAfricanAmericanFarmersinHinesburgh1790-1890.ThetrailincludesoneoNewEnglandsbest-documentedundergroundrailroadsitesRokebyMuseumtheOldStoneHouseMuseumwhichincludestheschoolbuiltbyAricanAmericanAlexanderTwilightshowninphotoonrightHildenetheLincolnamilyhomeandtheConstitutionHousewheretheconstitutionotheFreeandIndependentStateoVermontwasadoptedin1777.Formoreinormationvisitvermontvacation.comafricanamericanheritagetrail.oVermontsPhotosprovidedbyVermontDivisionforHistoricPreservationandOldStoneHouseMuseumArchives SNOWTRAKONOKEMOLUDLOWDeveloperschoicesitegreatviews4bedroomsminimalmaintenance3200SFprivate.Trailaccess795000MACDONALDLANELUDLOWPrivateandbeautifullyrenovated4000SFcontemporary.OnemiletoOkemo.Greatviews699000OKEMOTRAILSIDELUDLOWVillageIVtownhouseoffersvaultedgreatroom3bedrooms2.5bathsdenandlongrangeviews.389000CHRISTMASTREELANELUDLOW4BR2.5BAhomeon6acres.DirectVASTaccessandminutestoOkemo.Privatelocation.329000WINTERPLACEE-101LUDLOWFurnished3BRfirstfloorendunit.Oneminutetotheslopesandstepstothepoolhottub310000TRAILSIDE22DULUDLOW2BR2levelOkemoTrailsidecondominiumstepsfromtheSachemTrail.Greatrentalhistory.285000ONOKEMOSHUTTLEROUTE4BRcolonialwithopenlivingandattached2-cargarage.Walktovillage.Newfurnace.269000COMMONWEALTHLUDLOWUpdated3BR2BAhomewith2-cargarage.Convenientvillagewalk-to-shuttlelocation.213000JACKSONGOREOKEMOSlopesideFractionalownershipopportunitiesateverypricepoint.Resortamenities.Startingat55000NORTHVILLAGELUDLOW4000SFspacioushomestepsawayfromtheslopesMotivatedsellersaysmakeoffer1100000ELLISONSLAKEROADLUDLOWFabuloussunnyLakeRescuelocation200waterfrontagespectacularOkemoviewsawesomesunsets899000BLACKCHERRYLANELUDLOWOkemoCountryContemporaryslopesidehomefeaturesover6000SF5bedroomsandfantasticvistas.2600000TerryDiNapoliGeneFelderDebraPawlakDianeRousseauDebraStaniscia802.228.453757PondStreetLudlowVermontsothebysrealty.comokemo.vermontcountryproperties.comSeasonalRentalsatEveryPricePoint okemo.com802-228-1600page21homefronttheresacadreoculinaryexpertsbehindeverymealbeingservedatOkemothissummer.EachothemisdedicatedtoprovidingguestswithreshlocallyproducedingredientsorauniquediningexperienceatOkemosColemanBrookTavernatTheJacksonGoreInnWillieDunnsGrilleatOkemoValleyGolCluborwhileattendingabanquetorweddingatOkemo.OkemoVPoCulinaryServicesEllenDemersandExecutiveCheScotEmersonarethemotivationbehindtheResortsFarm-to-Tableinitiativebring-ingreshlocallyproducedoodtodinersvisitingOkemo.WiththehelpothenewestmemberotheculinaryteamExecutiveSousCheJasonTostrupandWil-lieDunnsGrilleManagerAndyLevesquethisteamisbecomingagastronomictourdeorce.WearecontinuingtodeveloprelationshipswithoodproducersaroundourcommunitystateandregionsaidCheScotEmerson.Weareworkingwithlocalvealandporkproducerstohaveasummer-longnose-to-tailspecialsprogram.Thisprogramisthepinnacleooodsustainabilityinthelocaleco-culture.Farmersraiseanimalsorharvestaccordingtoourhighnutritionalstandardsandwepurchasethewholeanimalandbreakitdownoravarietyomenuspecials.CheScothasrevisedtheColemanBrookTaverndinnermenutorefecthisocusonlocalproducts.Hewasabletoworkwithtwoarmstocustomizetheirseedpurchaseandgrowingseasonplan.HehasalsobeenworkingwithlocaloodproducerstodevelopproprietaryproductslikemaplepepperromFoxMeadowFarmandaghostpeppersauceproducedbyGrandpaJims.OkemoExecutiveSousCheJasonTostrupjoinedtheteamatthestartothe20132014skiseason.FormerlyexecutivecheattheInnatWeatherseldCheJasonwasoneotherstVermontchestoworkwithlocalarmerstosourcereshproduceandhewasaleaderintheregionsSlowFoodmovement.HisexpertisetookOkemosEpicrestauranttonewheightslastwinterorskiersandridersinsearchoauniqueull-servicelunchexperienceandespeciallyorSnowcatDiningAdventureguestsonSaturdaynightsthroughoutthewinterseason.CheJasontransitionedtoColemanBrookTavernorthesummerseasonocusingonweddingsandbanquets.HeisworkingwithCheScotondevelopingOkemoscuisineandprogramscontinuingtobringlocalfavorsandproductstothebanquetmenu.AtOkemoValleyGolClubAndyLevesqueiskeepinggolersandthegeneralpublichappyandwelledwithreshingredientstoo.Lunchisserveddailyinsidetheclubhouserestaurantbutitisthelargeoutdoorpatiowithviewsothegolcoursethatattractsguestsonsunnydays.AndylikestoremindpeoplethatWilliesisagreatplaceoragatheringwhetheritsabarbecueonthepatioadinnerintheGoldRoomaweddingrehearsaldinneroralunchamongriendswecantailoramenuoranyoccasion.WebuyproduceromlocalarmsonadailybasisandincorporateitintoouruniquespecialssaidAndy.WehaveagoodrelationshipwithashbuyerwhoisatthedocksinBostonandwegrowalmostalloourherbsinourgardennexttothepatiothereshlypickedmintmakesanamazingmojitoOkemosculinarycadreisveryconnectedtothecommunitybeyondtheirrelationshipswithlocalarmers.CheScotandhisstacanbeoundconductingcookingdemonstrationsattheLudlowFarmersMarketeveryFridayaternoon.Theyareactivewithsummeryouthgroupactivitiesandculinarycompetitionsandestivalsallaroundtheregion.Theyareworkingtodevelopinteractiverecipebooksonlineandareactiveonsocialmedia.FollowokemochefsonTwittertokeepupwiththisunoldingoodiestory.EllenandChefScotAndyChefJasonOKEMOSCADREculinary okemomgzinesummer2014pge22ZoneinforMonkeyCrawlSee-SawPostmansWalkBridgetoNowhereTarzanSwingthesearejustafewofthefeaturesthatmakeupOkemoMountainResortsnewestadditiontoitsAdventureZone.TheHaulbackChallengeCourseisself-guidedtreetopdventure.achllengecourseislinerrrngementoffunndunusulphysiclchllengesrequiringprticipntstotrvelfromtreetotreetvriousheightsusingcombintionofsuspendedbridgesropesndcbles.Pltformssurroundingthetreeslinkthedifferentfetures. okemo.com802-228-1600page23AdventureMoreZoneonpage24...JXEWewantedtointroduceanewelementtoOkemosAdventureZonesaidOkemoVicePresidentandGeneralManagerBruceSchmidt.ThechallengecoursedesignedbyPhoenixExperientialDesignsthesamecompanythatbuiltourziplinecourseoersourguestsanenjoyableexperiencewitharushoadrenalineinaverysaeenvironment.ChallengeCourseadventurerswearasaetyharnessandhelmetandareconnectedtoanoverheadcableusingacontinuousbelaysystem.ASwiss-madetrolleyrollsalongthecableollowingguestswithoutanyeortontheirpartandprovidingasmoothridealongziplines.Participantstravelattheirownspeedandcourseattendantsoerassistanceineeded.TheHaulbackChallengeCoursebeginswithawalkacrossa170-ootsuspensionbridgeandalongawoodedpathleadingtoacentraloctagonalgazebothatservesasthebeginningandendpointtoeachseriesoaerialeatures.Stairwaysleadtodecksthatoervaryinglevelsoheightanddifculty.InkeepingwiththeloggingandtimberthemeassociatedwithotherelementsoOkemosAdven-tureZoneTheHaulbackChallengeCoursegetsitsnameromacableusedtocarryriggingbacktotheworksiteinastyleologgingcalledcableyarding.CableyardingwhichoddlylookssimilartoatreetopchallengecoursestartedintheWestinthelate1800sandcablesystemswereemployedextensivelyintheEastuntilthe1920sand1930s.Loggershavebeenrediscoveringthesetechniquestolimitenvironmentalimpacttosensitivesites. okemomagazinesummer2014page24OkemoMountainResortsAdventureZoneatJacksonGoreofferslotsoffunforthewholefamily.WhethervisitorsspendanhouroranentiredayTheAdventureZoneissuretogarnergigglesshoutsandsquealsofpuredelight.TIMBERRIPPERMOUNTAINCOASTERSimilartoarollercoastersled-likecarscarryoneortworidersalongrailsatspeedsnearing30mph.Equippedwithbrakessoridersdeterminetheirownspeedcarsglidesmoothlyaroundbankingturnsbetweentreesandalong3100eetotrackthattwiststhroughcorkscrewturnsalongbankingloopsandoverripplingwaves.SAWYERSSWEEPZIPLINETOURThisguidedhigh-fyingtoureaturessuspensionbridgesrappelsandsevenziplinesegmentsthatrise40to50eetabovetheground.AMPENERGYBIGAIRBAGIttakesarealthrillseekertotakealeapintoagiantinfatablebaglikeamoviestuntdouble.Measuring30x50eetthebagsinternalairpumpsensureconstantpressuretoabsorbthe30-ootallromaplatormabove.STUMPJUMPERBUNGEETRAMPOLINEThisour-stationhoppinghubcombinestechnologicallyadvancedtrampolinejumpingsuraceswithbungeecordtethersattachedtoajumpharnessallowingparticipantstoreachheightso20eet.SEGWAYPERSONALTRANSPORTTOURSForgetMallCop.Thiso-roadguidedexcursionputsthoseknobbytirestothetest.Tourparticipantsexploreopeneldswoodedtrailsandevenaspeciallydesignedcontouredtrackonasel-balancingtwo-wheeledpersonaltransport.CLIMBINGPINNACLEPaintedtolooklikeagianttreetrunkthisthree-sidedclimbingtoweroersroutesovaryingdiculty.Trainedstaareonbelaytohelpguideclimbersashighastheywanttogo.LUMBERINCALMINIGOLFEachholeinthis18-holecourseisthemedwithanelementolocallegendandlore.Choiceisthemotivatorinthiscoursewithmultiplepathstothecup.Thecoursedesignersuniqueconceptointentionalluckallowschildrenandless-skilledplayerstoscoreaswellasadultsandexpertputters.THEMAPLESATOKEMODISCGOLFInsteadoaballandclubsdiscgolplayersusefyingdiscs.TheMaplescourseoers18holesoplaywithProessionalDiscGolAssoc.approvedtargets.Anine-holeSaplingscourseoramilyplayisnewthissummer.UniquelyinspiredbyVermontsmaplesugaringtraditionsgalvanizedmetalsapbucketssitatopwoodenpostswithmetaltubsservingasthereceptaclesornalthrows.Discsareavailableorrentandorpurchase.Asnackbarandpicnicareaprovidesrefreshmentandarestspotduringadayofadventure.TheresalsoagiftshopandOkemosnearbyColemanBrookTavernoffersfull-servicediningforbreakfastlunchanddinner.ResortsAdventureZoneatJatdureZoily.Whethervisitorsspendanevisitsissuretogarnergigglesshoutsr 27NumberofsuspendedobstaclesthatmakeuptheHaulbackChallengeCourse.HeightinfeetthatjumperscanreachontheStumpJumperBungeeTrampoline.20NumberofziplinesegmentsthatcompriseSawyersSweepZiplineTour.Numberofdiscsputtermid-rangeanddriverplayersgetwhentheyrenttoplayTheMaplesatOkemoDiscGolf.LengthinfeetofthesuspensionbridgeleadingtoTheHaulbackChallengeCourse.NumberofsidestheClimbingPinnacleoffersforclimbingandrepelling.318LumberinCalMiniGolf.Numberofholesthatcompose3100LengthinfeetofthetwistingturningTimberRipperMountainCoastertrack.okemo.com802-228-1600page25ThenumberofgyroscopesineachSegwayPersonalTransportthatmakesridingonesomuchfunADVENTUREZONEBYTHENUMBERS30NumberoffeetthatjumpersfallfromthestagingplatformtothegiantinatableAmpEnergyBigAirBag.12000Lengthinfeetof38cableusedtoconstructTheHaulbackChallengeCourse.2NumberofpeopleeachTimberRippersled-likecarcancarry. okemomagazinesummer2014page26hereisagroupogolersatOkemoValleyGolClubthathasalittlebetterreadonthegreensthantherestothefeld.Rightdowntothelastbladeograss.MeettheOkemoMowandGoCrew.Itismadeuposixplayersodierentbackgroundsandabilitieswhotakeshitswakingupbeorethecrackodawnreportingtothemaintenanceshedgrabbingthespecializedgreenmowersandtakingtothecoursetoperormavitaltask.AsatownlisterMarkGauthierproba-blyknowswhatliesaroundeverycornerinLudlow.The63-year-oldremembersthecoursewhenitwasjustnineholesandcalledFoxRun.Itwashisbusinesstopaycloseattentioninthelate1990swhenOkemobegantransormingthepropertyintoaneliteresortcoursebutnowitishisbusinesstomakesurealliswellwiththeputtingsuraces.IhungaroundthecourseandmetalotoguyswhoplayedgolGauthiersaid.Ijoinedtheclubandgottoknowthegreenskeeper.HesabsolutelythebestandIcannotthinkoamorebeautiulplacetobeinthemorning.PlusIneedtheexercise.ThatgreenskeeperHeadCourseSu-perintendentRodWilliamssaidittookaminutetoconvinceVicePresidentGeneralManagerandDirectoroGolJimRemythattheideaoraMowandGoCrewwasagoodone.Hehadasituationhewastryingtoreducetheamountostaovertimehourswithoutneglectinganythingonthematuringandpopularlayout.Thenotionthatlocalswhowereseriousaboutthecoursewouldbetakingavestedinterestinthatcourseprevailed.ThustheMowandGoCrewwasbornandGauthierhassincebeenchristeneddirector.MostothestuweneedtodoonthegolcourseneedstogetdonefrstthinginthemorningWilliamssaid.Bybringingtheseguysinitallowedthegreenstobetakencareoandthestathetimetotakecareootherimportantthingslikethebunkersandbenchesandthecups.Plusyouneverknowwhatyouaregoingtoencounterthatneedsimmediateattention.Williamssaidthetaskisveryrepetitiousbutwasquicktoaddnoonemowsthesamesixgreensonconsecutivedays.Thereare24greensinallonthecoursebetweenthemaincourseholespracticegreensandtheFamilyForeCourse.ThegreensarecuteverydayexceptSundayhesaid.IttakesaMowandGoCrewmemberaboutthreehourstodothejobonahal-dozenholesinexchangeorastipendplussomegolprivileges.Imagoljunkie-thatsthebestwaytoputit.IdonotdoitorthereegolbecauseIhaveamembership.IjustlovethecourseandlovebeingouttherecuttingthegreensinthemorningandplayingintheaternoonGauthiersaid.AddedlocallawyerclubmemberandMowandGoCrewmemberMartyNitkaWerekindocross-oversbecausewegettoplaygolandalsomowthegreens.Wegettoseethecourserombothsides.AndWiliamssayshelikestheresultinginput.Itkeepsmeonmytoeshesaid.Andviceversa.Rodisall-seeingNitkasaid.Ocourseastatementlikethatcomeswithanamusinganecdote.The71-year-oldNitkasaidonedayhewascuttingagreenandwaseelingalittletired.IdumpedsomeclippingswhereIprobablyshouldnthavebecausethosebusheswayotothesidelookedsoarawayhesaid.AssoonasIdiditherecomesRod.NitkaandGauthiersaidtherewasalsoatimewhentheyorgottotakethetrainingwheelsothemower.TheywentbacktotheshopandaskedwhatwaswrongwiththemachineandwereACutAbove...TheMowandGoCrewattheOkemoValleyGolfClubT okemo.om802-228-1600page27toldthewheelshadtocomeoorthemowertomakecontactwiththegrass.Oops.Alldaysarenotsunnyandwarm.WilliamssaidItisVermontaterall.WhenwestartinAprilandMayitscoldinthemorning.Itcanbe35degrees.Theyalsomowintherain.Eventhepicture-perectdayshavetheirmoments.ItdrivesmecrazywhenthereisnodewtotellyouwhereyouarewhencuttingNitkasaid.Onthosemorningsyouhavetopayextracloseattention.TheMowandGoguysallmarvelatthepeaceulnessthejobbringstotheearlymorninghours.IcanseesnappingturtlesdeermoosegroundhogsottersoxesGauthiersaid.Nooneelseseesthecourselikewedointhemornings.Butthewildliecanbeumattimeswellwild.IwasoutthereonemorningandIsawsomethinginthemiddleoaairwaysaidMowandGoCrewmemberFrankProvance.Ilookedatitandsworeithadtobeacoyote.Hestartedtogetbrave.AsIwalkedcloserIrealizeditwasahugeturtlehesaid.Theshellwasasbigasagarbagecanlid.IhadmycameraandIwantedtogetcloseorapicture.Hewalkedcloser.Andcloser.Iwascloseenoughorapicture.Iwasreadytogetit...andthentheneckotheturtlejustshotoutotheshelllikeasnakereadytostrike.Ijumpedoutomyskinandrandowntheairway.NopictureorFrankanditwasbacktothegreens.Provance50saidheprobablyplaystheleastamountogoloanyoneintheMowandGoCrewIplayedsixtimeslastseasonandthreeothemwerechar-itytournamentshesaid.anddoesittogivehischildrentheopportunitytoplay.ProvanceisalocalrealtorandduringthewinterhecoachesmogulsatOkemosoheisusedtosettingacourse.WhenheisallowedtosettheholelocationsonceaweekhecantranslateittogolrightWellapparentlyIcanbeevilhesaidwithalaugh.IknowJimRemyhasmovedaewthatIhaveset.TherealevilaccordingtotheMowandGoCrewisunrepairedballmarks.Ithasbecomeeveryonespetpeeve.IwillgooutwithalongteeoraballmarkrepairtoolinmypocketGauthiersaid.BeoreIstartcuttingIalwaysgivethegreenacursorylookandyoucanseewhenguyshaventbeenxingballmarks.Sotheyxthem.AndthathelpsbecauseIknowtheyarexingthemandthatsanimportantpartocoursemaintenanceWilliamssaid.TheMowandGrowCrewcanbelikeartistswithacanvas.Thereisalotosel-graticationwhenyouaredonewithagreenGauthiersaid.Youwalkawaythenturnbackandintherightlightearlyinthemorningagreenlooksspectacularwhenithasjustbeencut.Italmostlooksarticial.AddedNitkaItsanicetimeothemorning.Younishupgotothecoeeshopreadthepaperandgotowork.Thenintheaternoonyouknowwhatthecourseisgoingtolooklikewhenyouplay.ButdoesitgetanybetterwhentheMowandGoguysplayNotreallybutIvebeenaccusedocheatingbythepeopleIplaywithGauthiersaidwithachuckle.Butyoustillhavetomaketheputts.Hethenbecamerefective.Butnooneelsegetstoseethecourselikewedohesaid.Thesurroundingsarejustbeautiul.isGoingGreenEveryDayBychrisDehnel okemomagazinesummer2014page28isaKaimansworkdaybeginsat5a.m.Theresnosnoozebuttontohitoroptiontocallinsicknopersonaldaysnovacationtimenoweekendso.Lisaworks16hoursadaysevendaysaweekrom5inthemorningtill10atnight.Ontheplussideshehasashortcommute.Andshelovesherjob.Iyouarelikemostpeoplewhenyouralarmclockbuzzesyoudelaytheinevitableoraewroundsosnoozing.OnceyougetoutobedyouprobablygrabacartonomilkromtheridgepoursomeinyourcoeeandalittlemoreoveryourWheaties.Lisafllshermughalwaywithcoeeandheadsoutsideandintothebarnwhereshegreetshergirls.Shegoesintothemilkingparlorandstartssanitizingandsettinguptheequipmentthenwaitsorthemtoriseandshine.Theresnoproddinginthisparlorjustpatience.OncethefrstcowsauntersupLisacanfnallyhaveherfrstsipocoeewiththereshestmilkpossibleromteattocup.WhenIaskedLisaiIcouldlearnaboutmilkingcowsatJerseyGirlsFarmjustoRoute103inChestershesaidsurebutitsaroundthegirlsscheduleeither6a.m.or5p.m.LisasuggestedIcomeora5p.m.milking.Phew.IdrivedownthelongdirtdrivewayandatercrossingsomerailroadtracksIarriveatalargeramblingwhitearmhouse.ImgreetedbytwocheerulIcelandicSheepdogsandLisasmomwhosaysherdaughterseedingthe350layinghensandwillbebackinaewminutes.ThechickenslivejustdowntheroadatLisasotherventureJerseyGirlsFarmCaMarketwhereshesellsherproductsandotherlocallyproduceditems.TheresasedanromConnecticutparkedinthedrivewayandagrinningeightyear-oldboyplayingwiththepuppyLoki.TheboydashesaterhisatherandLisasmothertogetaquicktourothearm.Iwalkinsidetheredbarn.Aewcalvessectionedotoonesidecometotheencetoinvestigate.Istartmooingatthemtheirblackwetnosesnuzzlingagainstmyoutstretchedhandandtheirbigdarkeyesgazingintomine.Theirurisareddishbrowncolor.Andtheyarehappy.OratleasttheyseemtobehappybutIdontreallyknowmuchaboutcows.ThatswhyIamheretolearnwheremilkcomesromIknowitcomesromcowsbutthatsaboutitandhowLisasdairybusinessworks.AteraewminutesomooingatthecowsIheadbackoutsidetoplaywithLoki.Lisascarzipsupthedriveway.BeoreIknowitwerebackinsidethebarnandshegrabsaewhandulsosomethingromalargesackthensprinklesitoutsidetheheadlocks.Thecalvespoketheirheadsthroughandstartchompingaway.Lokitriestohelpandbarksalittlethengetssidetrackedandstartsplayingwithacowpatty.Iaskwhatshesgivingthecows.Itscowcandy.Itsgrain.HealthwiseIwouldntgiveittothembuttheygetalittleanditgetsthemusedtotheheadlock.IIhavetodoanythingtothemtheycomewillinglynotscared.Itsamanagementtoolbecauseitheygetouttheywillcometoyouorgrainbuttheywillnotcometoyouorhay.Itsnotaeedregimen.Theyarecowstheyaregrasseaters.ShenoticesLokiplayingandgrabsthechunkromhim.LokiwhathaveyougotThenhewantskissesIdontthinkso.AswewalkovertothebarnwiththemilkersLokiandSugarthematriarchcowherderheadinsidethearmhouseortheevening.IaskLisahowallothishappenedHowdoesonewomanendupoperatingadairyarmsingle-handedlySheexplainsthatshehadgrownupalwayswantingtobeaood-animalveterinarian.ShewenttotheUniversityWHEREDOESMYMILKCOMEFROMByHeatherAtwellLPhotosbyJaneSandelmancontinuedonpage31 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oVermontundergradthenstartedvetschoolinColoradohowevershehadachangeoheart.ItwouldbethemostdepressinglieIcouldpossiblydreamupormysel.Ipeopleknewwhatgoesontheydnevereatagain.Mydadtoldmeyoucantalktillyouareblueintheacebutthebestwaytoshowpeoplewhatworksandwhatdoesntworkistoteachbyexample.IdecidedIwouldfndaarmsetupadairyandshowpeopleitcanbedoneright.AterworkingatotherarmsandobservingwhatcowslikedanddidntlikeLisaboughtherarminOctober1999andshesbeendoingwhatworkseversince.Weheadintothemilkingparlor.Theradioisplaying.Lisaconstantlymoves.Shestartstogetreadyormilk-ing.Theresalightsweethaysmellintheair.GirlsIamsettinguphangonLisasaysasshelugspartsothemilkingapparatustohookitup.Shechangestheradiodial.Nowwevegotthetunesortheladies.Theiravoriteisclassicalbutitputsmetosleepsocountryorsotrockisthenext.TheyhaveaavoritesongJingleBellRock.Itmustbetheperectbeat.Theyallmovetheirheadstoit.Itsariot.Itcracksmeupwhentheydothat.Icommentthatshemustsleepwellromherconstantactivitybutsheconfdesshesleepsterribly.Toomanyproblemstosleepwell.Financiallyitsanightmare.Emotionallyitsanightmare.Itsnotjustajob.Itsadefniteliestyle.Nobodyshoulddothisitheydontloveit.Itsahardlieorsurebutitsgood.Sheturnsonthemilkingmachines.Thecowsknowthemachineisreadywhentheyhearitsrhythmicclunkclunk.Theymaketheirwaytothegateandwaittoenterthemilkingparlor.EachoLisascowshasanameplusaboutfveorsixnicknames.Lisasaysthateachoneknowshernameandallhernicknamestoo.Ishecallsoneohergirlsbythewrongnameornick-nameshegetsablankstareinreturn.BoondogglewecallherBoonie.ThisisLimbo.ComeonLittleMo.WecallherMoMo.Moonshadow.Loco.ThisisChamonix.WhatareyoudoingJonesyThisisJupiterbutwecallherYupy.Shesreallyold.ThisistheCloudNine.Shesaclown.CloudNinetwistsandnuzzlesherheadwhenIpetherprovingLisaspoint.ThisisJaxwithanx.ThatsDD.HernamesDoubleDippersowecallherDD.Shesasnotnottopeoplebuttotheothercows.Theyallhavetotallytheirownpersonalities.Theyhavedierentmooswhichmeandierentthings.ButLisatellsmethattheydontunderstandmymoos.Lisaunderstandstheirmoosandcowsocietyhowcowsthinkwhattheylikeanddontlike.Everythingatherarmissetuptoaccommodatethemandtheirbehavior.Idontwanttofghtwiththemtomilkthem.Iam5eettalland90-somethingpounds.IneedtohavearelationshipwithmycowsbecauseIcannotstrugglethemaround.Iwantthemtojustcomeinhangoutlistentotunesandmilk.Thisisexactlywhatwearedoing.AndnolieJerseysownBruceSpringsteenisontheradiosingingGloryDays.ThenIfndoutthenameJerseyGirlshasevenmoresigni-icance.LisasaysWereallJerseygirlshere.ImromthestateoandtheytheJerseybreedareromtheIsleoJerseyinEnglandpartotheBritishIsles.TherearestarkcontrastsbetweenconventionaldairyarmsandtheonethatLisaruns.OnaverageLisatellsmehercowsliveintotheirteens16or17yearsold.Theaverageageoacowonaconventionaldairyarmis42months.TheywilllastagoodlongtimeiyoutakecareothemsaysLisa.Adairycowslieisnoteasy.Theyhaveababyeveryyear.Mygirlstellmewhentheyvehadenough.Ilisten.IvebeenherelessthananhourandImsmittenbythesegirls.Inoticealmostallthecowslookliketheyarechewing.Cowseatalldaylongeveryday.Theyareruminants.Soitslikeaconveyerbeltinthere.Alltheeedisatdierentstages.Theyjuststuthemselvesgooynotnecessarilychewinganddigestingitjuststufngitinthere.Thereareourchambersintheirstomach.Theyregur-gitateitandthenchewitagain.Thatscalledchewingtheircud.Andlookatthesecows.Chewingchewingchewing.Thefrstthingacowdoeswhenshegetsnervousisstopchewing.Calmandrelaxedandhappyischewing.MoMoisthefrstoneinline.Locoisnext.Fourcowsgetmilkedatthesameokemo.com802-228-1600page31WHEREDOESMYMILKCOMEFROMcontinuedfrompage29continuedonpage33DiscerningshopperslookfortheuniqueJerseyGirlsmilktruckatareafarmersmarkets. FamilyMedicineWalk-inHealthCareConvenientforYouInLudlowPrimaryPreventiveCareBehavioralHealthNutritionCounselingPediatricsPodiatryOpen7daysaweekNoappointmentnecessaryLabX-rayservicesonsiteLudlowHealthCenterSpringfieldMedicalCareSystemsADEPARTMENTOFSPRINGFIELDHOSPITALWherePeopleComeFirstConnecticutValleyOrthopaedicsSportsMedicineExcellenceinMusculoskeletalCareDavidL.MullerMDTimothyJ.MelloPA-CKatherineA.SiltaPA-CArthritisManagementFractureCareTotalJointArthroplastyHipKneeComputerAssistedHipSurgeryArthroscopicSurgeryKneeShoulderWristAnkleSportsMedicineACLReconstructionRotatorCuffRepairHandUpperExtremitySurgeryCarpalTunnelReleaseFootAnkleSurgery29RidgewoodRoadSpringfieldVTwww.cvosm.org802-885-6373KevinW.DwyerMD1ElmStreetLudlowVTwww.ludlowhealthcenter.org802-228-8867 time.Lisapullsupagateandthecowswalkintotheparlorthentakealetturnandwalkupaewstepstostandinamilkingstation.EachonepatientlywaitsorLisatocleantheirudderswithaniodine-baseddip.Shesellsrawmilkandsheisvigilantaboutsanitizinganddisinecting.Thensheattachesoneteatcuptoeachteatandthemachinecreatesavacuumandstartsmilking.Thereisafowmeterinsidethema-chine.OncethefowomilksubsidesitturnsoLisaremovesitandappliesapost-diptoprotectandmoisturizethemuntilthenextmilkingwhentheprocessbeginsagain.Toleavethecowswalkdownashallowrampandmakealetturnbackintothebarn.Lisassettheparlorupthiswaybecausecowsdontlikewalkingdownstepsduetotheirdoublevision.Bellajustmilked27.8pounds.Onegallonomilkweighsabout8.6poundssotheJerseyGirlsgiveveorsixgallonseachday.Abouttwomonthsbeoreacowhasitscalthemotherdriesoandstopsmilkingwhichallowsorhertorestandherbabytogrow.Jaxisaboutreadytogodrysoshesmilkingless.Thepregnancyandbirthingcyclebeginsromthetimetheyare15monthsoldandcontinueseachyeartheyareeitherpregnantormilkingortherestotheirlives.Lisahas22milkerstotalbutsevenaredrybecausetheyaregettingreadytocalveinthespring.Thedrycowsareoutintheotherbarnsoonly15aregettingmilkedtoday.Themilkingparttakesaboutanhourwithacouplemorehourstocleanuptheparlorallthemachinesandthewasher.Shereturnsthemilkerstotheadjacentroom.Thenshehastoeedallthegirlsputthemtobedandeedthecalves.Itsmuchmorecomplicatedbutessentiallythemilkcomesthroughapipelineultimatelygettingpumpedintoabulktankwhichstoresthemilk.Fromthereitmightgotoherpasteur-izingroomintojugsorrawmilksalesatherarmortoCheesemakerMarkFischeroWoodcockFarmCheeseCompanyinnearbyWeston.ShedoeseverythingherselincludingbottlingthemilkanddeliveringittotheWoodstockFarmersMarkettheGardenMarketinLondonderrytheCo-opinWhiteRiverJunctionortoherownmarketdowntheroad.DairyproductssolddirectlyromVermontarmsgenerateover560millionoincomeand7500jobs.AlthoughdairyisVermontslargestagriculturalcropwith933dairyarmsinthestateLisasoperationisatypical.Itsmoresimilarinsizetoarmsothelate40swhenthereweremorethan11000dairiesinVermontandtheaverageherdsizewas25milkcows.Todaytheaverageherdsizeis130.ManyareaarmersprovidemilkorThomasDairyaamily-owneddairyinRutlandVermontwhichusesonlyhormone-reemilkromVermontarms.OrinThomasboughthisrstpurebredHolsteinin1901anduponhisdeathin1909hissonOrintookovermanagementothearmwhichthenhad40Holsteins.In1921OrinstarteddeliveringmilkinRutlandCityandThomasDairywasborn.AttheotherendothespectrumromLisasoperationisAri-Mark.ThedairycooperativeisthelargestsupplieromilkinNewEnglandmarketingmorethan300milliongallonsomilkeachyearormorethan1300otheregionsdairyarmamilieslocatedinNewEnglandandNewYork.Thecooperativesemployeescreateaward-winningCabotVermontCheddarCheeseandotherdairyproducts.ManyoVermontsdairiesanddairyarmswelcomevisitors.VisitorsstopbyallthetimesaysLisa.Peopleasktocomeseeamilking.Ihaveschoolgroupsvisitscouttroopswhatever.Peoplearesoarremovedromknowingabouttheiroodthethingthatkeepsyoualive.Ithinktheawarenessisdenitelygrowing.WhenyouarepouringyourmilkonyourWheatiesinthemorningyoushouldknowwhatittooktogetthatthere.Shecannotalwaysblameherlackosleeponworryingabouttheutureoarmingthough.Lisatellsmethatsome-timesoneothegirlswhohasguredouthowtoopendoorhandlesescapesinthemiddleothenightandleadstherestotheherdout.Whentheygetloosetheygotoherbedroomwindowprob-ablyhopingoralittlecowcandyandamidnightvisitwiththeiravoriteperson.TheycometomybedroomwindowandsayNanawereoutAndtheythinkitsunny.Itisdenitelyunnierthantheknock-knockjokeaboutwhatcowsdoonaSaturdaynightespeciallynowthatIknowitsnottrue.Theydontgotothemooviestheylistentotunesontheradio.OratleastthatswhattheveryhappyJerseyGirlsdo.okemo.com802-228-1600page33JerseyGirlsownerLisaKaimanisinvolvedwitheveryaspectofherfarmanddairy.WHEREDOESMYMILKCOMEFROMcontinuedfrompage31 eonFarmtoTableokemomagazinesummer2014page34arm-to-tabledininghasbecomeverypopularorgoodreason.Thereisthenutritiouselementoreshhomegrownoodsandtheaccompanyinggoodvibrationsosupportinglocalarmersandoodproducers.Butdininglocallycangomuchurther.Thetablelinensdishesglasswareandaccentscanimpartthosesamegoodeelingswhentheyareallmadelocally.Thereissomethingspecialaboutdrinkingwineromsparklinglocallyproducedstemwareorcoeeromaunkyhandthrownmug.Servingoodonuniquelycolorulplatesorsettingatableonhomespunlinenscanenhancetheenjoymentothearm-to-tablediningexperience.Vermontishosttonumerousfneartistsandcratspeople.ThepeopleatLasserCeramicsClearLakeFurnitureandSimonPearcecannotonlyhelpyousetafnetabletheycanprovideaneducationalandenlighteningshoppingexperiencethatissuretoresonatelongateryourvisit.DiscoveringCulinaryCraftsmanshipByKarenD.LorentzF okemo.com802-228-1600page35AroadsidedisplayooversizedcolorulplatesbeckonspassersbytovisitD.LasserCeramicsinLondonderryonRoute100justsouthotheVillageoWeston.Insidetheimpressivepost-and-beambarnitslikebeinginoneothemuseumsthatmakeuptheSmithsonianasonediscoversartisticexpressionmarriedwithunctionalityandpracticality.Hereyoufndcolorulmodernartinpotterythatisood-and-beveragesaemicrowavabledishwasherriendlyandovenproo.Inthemainshowroomtheeyeisdrawntopatternaterpatternsomethirtyinall.AndjustwhenyouthinktherecantbeanotheruniquecreationyouspyatallcoeepotwithadistinctiveshapereminiscentowhimsicalAlice-in-Wonderlandart.Thecoveredcasserolescapaciouscompotesandcurvaceouscandlesticksaresimilarlystriking.Vasespitchersmugsgobletswinecoolersplatesandbowlsallengagethesenses.Trytopickaavoritepieceorpatternitsimpossible.Butthenyoureal-izeyoudonthavetochoosejustone.Tablessetwithavarietyopatternsshowmix-and-matchoptions.Thepossibilitiesareendlessthankstothesimilartonesandhuesintheglazes.AndthereinyourproblemissolveditsokaytolikeseveralToppingothisexperienceyoucanviewartisansintheadjacentstudioshapingtheclaybyhandorinslipmoldsorinthecaseodinnerplatesbeingpressed.Aterfringinthebisquekilnallpiecesarehandpaintedglazedandfredagain.SinceweusuallyseemoremutedcolorsinpotterypiecesIaskedDanLasserhowtherichcolorsandunusualpatternscameabout.Idoalotoexperimentationhesaidexplainingitislikeplayingyouuseyourbrainplayandwork.Itsseriousbutyouareplaying.Playulisrepresentativeomypersonality.ImenergeticIlaughalot.Peoplesaymypotterymakesthemhappyheaddedaninsightthataccountsortheunkiershapesocandlesticksandcasseroleselicitingsmiles.Colorstookoverorme...therunnycolorulpatternscameromalikingosomethingIcouldntproduceromabrushorbottlesoIjustletthecolorsrun.Glazingisaormochemistryyouheatglazesupandletthemruntogether.Astheyruntogethertheyproducesomethingunique.Thevariationsincolordesignormandsuracetexturearecreatedbythetouchohandsmakingeachpieceauniqueworkoart.Eachtimetheprocessmakesalittledierentproductheadded.WhetherawhimsicalaccessorypieceorpracticalplatesbowlsandgobletsLasserpotterypromisesadistinctiveandcolorultouchoranytable.LasserCeramicsColorfulFunPottery EducationforLifeOneStudentataTimeVermontAcademytakeslearningoutside.Itmakesitreal.KARINAVITAL17HighHonorsmusicJVsoccericehockeyandtennisBoardingstudentQueensNYVermontAcademy.Itsafeeling.NateWilliamsscienceinstructorandKarinaexaminefoldedlayersofmetamorphicrockatSaxtonsRiver.VisitVermontAcademyandfeelthedifference.DirectorofAdmissionsandFinancialAidAndrewMillikin802-869-6229admissionsvermontacademy.orgvermontacademy.orgVERMONTACADEMYHIGHLIGHTSnCoedboardinganddaynStudents240nAverageclasssize10nMAPSnSTEMnCampusesabroadn20athleticofferingsn9-12andPGyearnAcres450nStudentteacherratio61nLearningSkillsCenternWSACnOutdoorsProgramnDynamicArtsProgramSaxtonsRiverVTDrivingtimeNYC4hoursHartford1.5hoursBoston2.5hoursMontreal4hours okemo.com802-228-1600page37JustminutesawayattheVermontCountryStoreinWestonyoullfndtablecoveringsbyalocalcompanycalledMountainWeavers.FeaturingatraditionalhomespunpatterntheyvebeenmadeinanearbyDorsetworkshopsince1979.OwnerDavidRihmnotedaDorset-styleweaveisalsomadeexclusivelyortheVermontCountryStore.UsingcottonromNorthCarolinathathasbeendyedandwovenintorollsoclothinaMassachusettsmillhisworkerscuthandringeandcreateplacematstableclothsrunnersandnapkins.Tableclothsandrunnerscomeinmanysizesandareavailablein24colorcombinationstosuitavarietyodecorsandoccasionsaswellasinseveralsolidcolors.ThereisaredwhiteandbluecombinationorsettingapatrioticFourthoJulytablebeautiulautumntonesandevenredandgreencombinationsorthewinterholidayseason.Thetwo-colorhomespunpatternwhichproducessmallsquaresononesideandlargersquaresontheotherisanoldAppalachiandesignwithsomeverypracticalqualities.Thepatternprovidesthecustomerwiththeversatilityousingeithersideothetablelinensdependingonwhichpatterntheypreer.Placematscomeintwostylesthetraditionalhomespunweaveandacountryweave.Thelatterisathickerheavier-weightweavewithacordedlookandcomesinfvecolors.MountainWeaversalsooersaTavernCheckPatternavailableinredblueandevergreen.Theboldcolorsareosetwithbrightwhiteoracheckerboardlookthatwouldbeperectorasummerpicnicoracasualsupper.Themachine-washableno-ironlinenscanalsobeoundatretailersthroughoutVermontincludingJKAdamsKitchenStoreinDorsetKitchenSupplyinManchestertheRockingHorseCountryStoreonU.S.Route4inRutlandGHGillinghamsinWoodstockandTheCooksCupboardinLudlow.Iyoudontseethesizeyouneeditcanbespecialorderedoryou.MountainWeaversTableLinens 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okemo.com802-228-1600page39Thesonoacabinetmakeranda1985graduateotheNorthBennetStreetSchoolinBostontheoldesttradeschoolinAmericaBrentKarnerlearnedold-worldcratsmanshipandattentiontodetailrommasterartisans.Hesoonestablishedhisownurniturebusinesseaturingtableschairsandhutches.In1995hemovedClearLakeFurnituretoitsLudlowlocationonRoute100justnorthoitsintersectionwithRoute103andhassinceexpandedtheshowroomandworkshopto15000squareeetandastaoten.HereagainenteringthehumongousbarnislikeenteringoneothemuseumsthatmakeuptheSmithsonian.Younotonlyseenecratsmanshipandbeautyinthemyriaddesignsindiningtableschairssideboardsandhutchesbutyoucanalsotourtheshopbelowandwatchascratsmenmakeeachpieceromstarttonish.Thereisnoassemblylinehere.Rathereachcratsmancareullychooseshiswoodboardsandpainstakinglymatchesgrainsordoorsdrawerstabletopssothateachcustompieceisaworkoart.AmachinecantdothatahumancanKarnernotesaddingItcantakehourstogetthewoodright.Thisprideispartowhatmotivatesthecustomizingoeachpiece.Karnerdelightsinlearningaboutacustomersneedsandmakingdrawingsotheproposedpiece.Thisprocessextendstoeducatingtheclientaboutthedierentwoodsnishesandotheroptionsavailableliketheabilitytocustomtachairsbacktoacustomerslumbarspineorcomortableseatingorafip-topbuetorsomeoneneedingextraspace.Engagingclientsintheprocessandencouragingthemtovisitastheirpieceisbeingmadeispartothepersonalizedservicethatalsoincludesrenishingtabletopsorreeieverneeded.Additionallythereisauseomoderntechnologylikesot-closedoorsanddrawersatouchlightingsystemorinsidehutchesandacatalyzed-urethanenishthatisimpervioustowineorotherspills.BeyondeveryimaginablepieceoradiningroomkitchenorbreakastnookClearLakemakeswoodurnitureoreveryroominthehome.AdesignerwillevenhelpwithupholsteryorselectmaterialsortablerunnersorplacematsthatcanbestitchedlocallysothatthehandcratedtableswillbeVermontdressed.ClearLakeCustom-CraftedFineFurniture 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okemomagazinesummer2014page56SamsSteakhouse-23Vertical-July24-26IronAdventureRunLivinLifeBehindBarsHarley-DavidsonridersandmotorcycleenthusiastswillbetravelingtotheOkemoValleyregionorthisexcitingthree-dayeventtosharetheirpassionormotorcyclesandridingromthemomenttheyarriveinourregion.Fromthearrayocolorsmotorcyclemodelslightsandchromevisitorswillhaveanopportunitytoexperiencesomeothefnestmotorcyclesontheroad.ActivitiesincludeaBikeShowBikeGamesParadeoBikesScavengerHuntandmore.Visitironadventurerun.com.July24OkemoValleyGolfClubLadiesClinics4-5p.m.Adierenttopiceachweek.10perclinic.Call802228-1396.July25JacksonGoreSummerMusicSeriespresentedbyVermontPropertiesandDevelopmentInc.EnjoyareeconcertwithmusicalguestsPhilAbairBandrom6-9p.m.atOkemoMountainResortintheJacksonGoreInnCourtyard.PackthelawnchairsandbringtheamilytoenjoylivemusicOkemosAdventureZoneandanoutdoorbarbecue.Call802228-1600.July27OkemoValleyGolfClubJuniorClinicsEverySunday130-230p.m.throughAug.3.10perclinic.Call802228-1396.July28CruiseIntoMildredsDairyBarTakeaspindownmemorylane.HeadtoMildredsDairyBaratTheVermontCountryStoreinaclassiccarortruckandreceiveamaplecreemeeonthehouserom530-730p.m.Itsagreatwaytoshowoyourridemeetotherdriversandenjoydelicioussot-serveicecream.Prizeswillbeawarded.Rt.100Weston.July31-Aug.23AChorusLineatWestonPlayhouseThisblockbustermusicalprovidesstirringglimpsesintothelivesoagroupodancersauditioningorspotsinaBroadwaychorusline.Withitsshow-stoppingjawdroppingdancesandhearteltstoriesthisistheshoworanyonewhohaseverdreamedaboutlieinthetheaterHitsincludeWhatIDidorLoveandOne.Call802824-5288orvisitwestonplayhouse.org.Aug.1-3OkemosAnnualHopsintheHillsBeerandWineFestivalSamplemorethan50cratbeersromregionalbrewersandnewthisyearenjoyaselectionogreatwinesaswell.ThisyearsestivalhasbeenexpandedtothreedaysandwillshowcaseagreatlineupolivemusiccratvendorstastyoodoptionsandthegreatoutdoorsatOkemosJacksonGore.OnSaturdaylocalrestaurantswillvieorthetitleoOkemoValleyChickenWingChampion.Friday6-9p.m.Saturdaynoonto7p.m.Sundaynoonto5p.m.Call802228-1600.summerevents802-228-2087Route103SouthLudlowVT05149Opendailyat5pmSun-Thursuntil9pmFriSatuntil930pmIn-houseDryAgedBeefFreshestSeafoodExtensiveWineSelectionAmazingSaladBarCheckoutTheLoungeatwww.samssteak.comSTEAKHOUSESamsCasualDiningatitsBest 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FreeoutdoorconcertsFridays6-9pmduringthesummermonths.EnjoyhotmusicsweetBBQandice-colddrinks.June13ChrisKleemanJune20RickRedingtonandTheLuvJuly4TheButtiesJuly11SatinSteelJuly18RememberSeptemberwPeterFrancisfromDispatchJune27VermontSymphonyOrchestraticketsavailableatokemo.comJuly5TheGreatAmericanPartyAugust1-3HopsintheHillsFestivalfeaturingcraftbeerandwineOctober11FallintoWinterFestivalSPECIALEVENTSJuly25PhilAbairBandAugust1ColdChocolateAugust8DanWalkerBandAugust15TonyLeeThomasAugust22KennyMehlerAugust292ADAM12okemomagazinesummer2014page58Aug.1JacksonGoreSummerMusicSeriespresentedbyVermontPropertiesandDevelopmentInc.EnjoyareeconcertwithmusicalguestsColdChocolaterom6-9p.m.atOkemoMountainResortaspartoHopsintheHillsBeerWineFestival.PackthelawnchairsandbringtheamilytoenjoylivemusicOkemosAdventureZoneandanoutdoorbarbecue.Call802228-1600.Aug.1-Sept.21The28thAnnualQuiltExhibitionThisjuriedexhibitionocolorulquiltsmadeexclusivelyinWindsorCountywillcelebrate28yearsoquiltingexcellenceattheBillingsFarm.Quiltingdemonstrationsprogramsandactivitiesorchildrenandadults.Route12andRiverRoadWoodstock.Call802457-2355orvisitbillingsarm.org.Aug.2PlymouthOldHomeDayJoinusorthislong-timetowntraditionwhichincludesaspecialpresentationbyReeveLindberghauthoranddaughterotheamousaviator.Pluswagonrideschickenbarbecueold-timemusicsheepshearingtraditionalcratdemonstrationsandhistoricchildrensgames.l0a.m.-4p.m.3780Route100APlymouthVt.Aug.2FOLAFREEMovieNightJawsFriendsoLudlowAuditoriumanon-proftor-ganizationthatpromotestheuseotheLudlowAuditoriumorthebeneftandentertainmentothepeopleoLudlowthesurroundingBlackRiverareaanditsvisitorscontinuesitsreeflmseriesthissummer.MoviesareshownintheLudlowTownHallAuditoriumonDepotStreetstartingat7p.m.Admissionisreebutdonationsareappreciated.Aug.3OkemoValleyGolfClubJuniorClinics130-230p.m.10clinic.Call802228-1396.Aug.3BillingsFarmMuseumAntiqueTractorDayTractorsmadebetween1930andthe1960swillbedisplayedrom10a.m.-330p.m.bytheproudandtalentedolkswhorestoredthem.Thetractorparadeat1p.m.includesrestorationdetailsandhistoricalinormation.Tractor-drawnwagonridesandtractoractivitiesorchildrenincludingthepopulartractorsandbox.Route12andRiverRoadWoodstock.Call802457-2355orvisitbillingsarm.org.Aug.8JacksonGoreSummerMusicSeriespresentedbyVermontPropertiesandDevelopmentInc.EnjoyareeconcertwithmusicalguestsDanWalkerBandrom6-9p.m.atOkemoMountainResortintheJacksonGoreInnCourtyard.PackthelawnchairsandbringtheamilytoenjoylivemusicOkemosAdventureZoneandanoutdoorbarbecue.Call802228-1600.summerevents 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okemo.com802-228-1600page61lationwillbesetincontemporaryVermontinthisexcitingnewproductionoatimelessavorite.Call802824-5288orvisitwestonplayhouse.org.Aug.29-Sept.7TheVermontStateFairinRutlandEntertainmentrideseventsmusicconcertstractorpullsagriculturalex-hibitsarmanimalsveggieandoralexhibitsmaplesugarhouseanddairybarngrandstandattractionsmidwayandmoreCall802775-5200.Aug.29JacksonGoreSummerMusicSeriespresentedbyVermontPropertiesandDevelopmentInc.Enjoyareeconcertwithmusicalguests2Adam12rom6-9p.m.atOkemoMountainResortintheJacksonGoreInnCourtyard.PackthelawnchairsandbringtheamilytoenjoylivemusicOkemosAdventureZoneandanoutdoorbarbecue.Call802228-1600.Aug.3031ThePlymouthFolkBluesConcertsAhighlightotheLaborDayweekendthisestivaleatureslocalandnationallyknownmusicians.WagonridesonSaturdaychildrenscratsandacepaintingbothdays.Theconcertsarereedonationsappreciated.2-5p.m.Route100APlymouth.Visitplymoutholk.com.Sept.6WellwoodOrchardsCustomerAppreciationDayFunortheentireamilyinSpringfeldVt.Gamesgalorepettingzooacepaintingballoonanimalslivemusicwag-onrides.Hoponthetractor-pulledwagonoraridethoughtheorchardsandpickyourownapples.10a.m.-3p.m.Call802263-5200orvisitwellwoodorchards.net.Sept.6FOLAFREEMovieNightTroublewiththeCurveFriendsoLudlowAuditoriumanon-proftorganizationthatpromotestheuseotheLudlowAuditori-umorthebeneftandentertainmentothepeopleoLudlowthesurroundingBlackRiverareaanditsvisitorscontinuesitsreeflmseriesthissummer.MoviesareshownintheLudlowTownHallAuditoriumonDepotStreetstartingat7p.m.Admissionisreebutdonationsareappreciated.Sept.13TheVermontGoldenHoneyFestBrowseavarietyolocalvendorsandartistsoeringrawhoneybeeswaxcandlessalvescratsartpotteryoodbooksandeducationalworkshopsatTheGoldenStageInninProctorsville.Enjoylivemusicvisitthesheeptourhoneybeehivesorbeentertainedbytheree-rangehensastheyparadethegrounds.10a.m.-5p.m.Call802226-7744orvisitGoldenStageInn.comwww.CotaOil.comTOLLFREE888COTA-OILl802228-8866lIsthisyourplanforsummerCallUsTodayWithanEnergy-efcientDaikinAirConditioningSystemCotaCotaKeepyourcool 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okemo.com802-228-1600page63Sept.14GreatVermontMacCheeseChallengeMacCheeseloverswillbeinheavenatthesecondannualGreatVer-montMacCheeseChallenge.Sample30MacCheesedishespreparedbytopchesandrestaurantsromaroundtheregionincludingOkemosCheScotEmerson.Ticketsare12inadvance15atthedoortosampleandvoteorthePeoplesChoiceAward.HarpoonDratBeeravailableorpurchaselivemusiccalpettingzoo.RainorShine.AllproceedswillgotobeneftVermontFoodbankSustainableWoodstockandVermontDairyFoundation.11a.m.-3p.m.Call802457-9992.Sept.20PlymouthCheeseHarvestFestivalCelebratetheaward-winningworldoVermont-madecheeseCheesesamplingbymembersotheVermontCheeseCouncilandguidedtoursothePlymouthCheeseFactoryactivitiesortheentireamilywagonrideshistoricarmandcratdemonstrationsbarbecueandharvesttreats.10a.m.-4p.m.PresidentCalvinCoolidgeStateHistoricSiteRoute100APlymouth.VisitHistoricVermont.orgCoolidge.Sept.27PeruFairThispig-themedcountryairkicksowithTheMarchothePorkersParadeandcontinuesthroughoutthedaywithanorganicpigroastlivemusicamagicshowoodandcratvendors.6admission9a.m-4p.mVisitperuair.org.Sept.29CruiseIntoMildredsDairyBarTakeaspindownmemorylane.HeadtoMildredsDairyBaratTheVermontCountryStoreinaclassiccarortruckandreceiveamaplecreemeeonthehouserom530-730p.m.Itsagreatwaytoshowoyourridemeetotherdriversandenjoydelicioussot-serveicecream.Prizeswillbeawarded.Rt.100Weston.Oct.4FOLAFREEMovieNightSilverLiningsPlaybookFriendsoLudlowAudito-riumanon-proftorganizationthatpromotestheuseotheLudlowAuditoriumorthebeneftandentertainmentothepeopleoLudlowthesurroundingBlackRiverareaanditsvisitorscontinuesitsreeflmseriesthissummer.MoviesareshownintheLudlowTownHallAuditoriumonDepotStreetstartingat7p.m.Admissionisreebutdonationsareappreciated.Oct.10-12WestonCraftShowOneoVermontsTop10FallEventsthisjuriedex-hibitoexceptionalVermontartisanseaturesworksinceramicsdecorativefberurnitureglassjewelryleathermetalmixedmediapaperwearableartandwood.The8generaladmissioneeprovidestheundsorthesummerevents 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