Stowe, VT Real Estate News

By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe High School students are performing in the musical 'Grease' this weekend. I saw the show tonight and it was phenomenal. The kids really put their hearts into the performance. There were thirty kids in the cast and they did a phenomenal job that I am going to go back and see it again tomorrow. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys good quality theatre. I enjoyed this show as much as I have enjoyed some Broadway plays.     They did an interesting rendition combining classics like Summer Lovin' interspersed with modern songs and dance moves such as One Direction's 'You Don't Know You're Beautiful'. The kids had so much energy and you could tell what a good time they had performing which was so nice to see!   Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and maximum $25 per fa...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Restaurant Week will take place from Sunday October 19th through Saturday October 25, 2014. Fodor's Travel has voted Stowe as the #1 Ski Town for Foodies in the United States. Gourmet, Bon Appetit and WineSpetator have also given top reviews to Stowe's culinary scene, This week, fourteen restaurants will be participating in this fourth annual event.  Each restaurant will feature a special prix-fixe, multi course menu.  Taste delicious offerings from some of Stowe's fine restaurants at an appetizing price of just $15, $25 or $35. Menus can be viewed here.   Participating restaurants include: $15 Menu Cactus Cafe, Charlie B's, Mi Casa, Sushi Yoshi Phoenix Table, Pie Casso, The Whip   $25 Menu     Gracie's, O'Grady's, Trattoria La Festa   $35 Menu Trapp Family Lodge, Michael's on the...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Lacrosse Tournament 2014 is taking place this weekend with Lacrosse Camps taking place from Monday July 21st through Sunday July 27th. This is the fifth annual event held here in Stowe and has become one of the premier lacrosse events throughout the United States. Participants from grades 4-12 can attend.  Monday and Tuesday will feature a college recruitment tournament where high school teams will compete in six games over two days.  There will be 30 coaches representing Division 1-3 college teams in attendance. Every available sports field in town is full of Lacrosse players this weekend and I must have seen license plates from about twelve different states and provinces. Every hotel, inn and private rental condo is sold out for the weekend. What a feeling of excitement in the ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
North Country Animal League in Stowe/Morrisville, Vermont will be hosting a scavenger hunt on August 16, 2014. This fun event will take place from 12:30 until 3:30 for adults with an easier family version beginning at 1:30. Teams of two to five people will compete by answering questions and performing tasks. The entry fee is $20 for people over age ten and $10 for contestants under age ten. The event begins and ends at the corner of Main and Park Streets in Stowe. The team with the most points wins and there are points for best costumes so be sure to dress up. Pets are welcome to participate free of charge.   Some sample tasks and questions are -   Count the number of shutters on #1 Main Street then give your answer to the man in black at 232 Mountain Road. Take as many photos of your t...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The 7th annual Race to the Top of Vermont will take place on Sunday, August 24th at 9 am. The event is open to runners, hikers and cyclists to climb Mt. Mansfield's 4.3 mile Toll Road Ski Trail with an approximate elevation gain of 2,500 feet. When I first heard about this event, I was impressed that people run up this trail as it is very steep in parts with a 13% average grade. I would think - Wow, how do people do that? Now that I live next door to the trail, I walk it about three times a week with my dog, Sadie. It's all a matter of perspective. The event is hosted by the Catamount Trail Association and proceeds will benefit the Catamount Trail and Vermont Land Trust.  The Catamount Trail is a wonderful trail that spans 300 miles up the length of Vermont. I would like to hike it all ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont will have three concerts this summer. This summer's schedule includes: Quinn Sullivan on Sunday July 20th at 7:00 Shemekia Copeland on Sunday August 3rd at 7:00 West Point Jazz Nights Bank on Sunday August 17th at 6:30 The meadow is open two hours before showtime for picnicking. Light refreshments are served including hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels and ice cream. If it rains, the shows will be held at the Stowe High School. Adult tickets are $28 and children under age 18 are admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased through Stowe Performing Arts at (802) 253-7792. The concerts take place on the hill at the meadow at Trapp Family Lodge located at 700 Trapp Hill Road in Stowe, Vermont. I have attended concerts on the hill ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Gazebo Concerts will take place on four consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7:00 on the lawn of the Helen Day Memorial Building which is also the home of the Stowe Library.  The rain site is at the Stowe Community Church.  The free concerts are presented by Stowe Performing Arts in partnership with Friends of Stowe Free Library. The 2014 summer schedule features: July 22: The Cider House Boys (bluegrass) July 29: Francesca Blanchard (meditational music) August 5: Morrisville Military Band and Waterbury Community Band join together to perform marches and show tunes. August 12: Cosa Buena (world music)    These free concerts are partially supported by the generous contributions of: I.C. Scoops where you can stop in to bring a cup or a cone to the concert, or stop by for a post-concert t...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Theatre Guild will be presenting the play 'The Secret Garden' from Wednesday through Saturday nights, August 13th through August 30th. The Secret Garden tells the story of an eleven year old orphan who goes to live with her hunchback uncle who recently lost his wife and her bed-ridden cousin. She explores the mysteries of the old house and it's disheveled gardens. As she tends to caring for the gardens, she helps to heal her sickly cousin and her haunted uncle whike coming into her own. The Secret Garden will be held at the Akeley Memorial Building located at 67 Main Street in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Shows begin at 8 p.m. which leaves plenty of time for dinner beforehand at any of Stowe's many fantastic restaurants within walking distance of the theatre. Tickets are $20 for adul...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The Stowe Farmer's Market is held each Sunday (rain or shine) from the end of May through mid-October from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Stowe Farmer's Market is located on Route 108 (also known as Mountain Road) approximately two miles from the intersection of Routes 100 & 108 across from the Stoweflake Resort and next to the Red Barn Shops and the Stowe Recreation Path.  There are special events almost every Sunday including craft and cooking demonstrations, children's activities and local musicians playing folk, bluegrass or jazz.  Artisanal food samples are provided for you to enjoy. Click here for the 2014 entertainment schedule. The Stowe Farmer's Market includes 40 booths and sometimes has additional vendors.  Some of the many fine products that can be found at the market include f...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Mountain Resort's Cliff House Restaurant will open for dinner on two special nights this summer - Saturdays July 20th & 27th, 2014. Take the gondola up to the top of Mt. Mansfield to enjoy a fine dinner with wonderful views. Guests will enjoy artfully prepared six course meals with wine pairings for each course. Guests are requested to arrive at the gondola between 6:15 - 6:45 for the 7:00 dinner seating. Call (802) 253-3665 or email CliffHouse@Stowe.com for dinner reservations.  While I don't have any dinnertime sunset photos from The Cliff House, I do have this nice sunrise picture from the same location... 
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Antique & Classic Car Show will take place for the 57th consecutive year from August 8-11, 2014.  The event will take place at Nichols Field which is just 1/10 mile north of the intersection of Route 100 and Moscow Road just south of Stowe's lower village. The show is organized by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts and is one of the largest and oldest auto shows in New England.  This popular event draws thousands of visitors and is one of Stowe's busiest weekends of the year.  Over 800 cars will be on display.  There will be a parade through town.  On Saturday night, from 7:00 - 10;00, Main Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic except for the parked classic cars.  There will be a big dance party in the street for all to enjoy.  Other events include a giant automotive flea...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe Vermont - Real Estate Sales Report - Homes, Condos and Land - 2nd Quarter 2014 The closed sales seem to be finally input into the MLS system.  Based on those sales, I have put together the charts below. Stowe, Waterbury, Morristown, Hyde Park, Elmore, Johnson and Wolcott VERMONT - Home Sales   Stowe, Waterbury, and Morristown, VERMONT - Condo Sales Stowe, Waterbury, Morristown, Hyde Park, Elmore, Johnson and Wolcott VERMONT - Land Sales  
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
The town of Stowe, Vermont is gearing up for yet another festival this weekend - The Bikes, Bevs and Beats Festival will feature bicycling culture in Vermont. This weekend long festival begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday where there will be local beer, wine and cider promotions and live music throughout the weekend at our local restaurants. There will be beginner mountain bike safety and riding lessons as well as guided mountain bike tours. Local cycling clubs will be providing promotional materials to help raise awareness on the importance of trail maintenance and how people can get involved. Join Stowe Mountain Bike Club and Vermont Mountain Bike Association over the weekend for only $65 combined memebership and get coupons valued at $100 from Stowe restaurants. For more information and a...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Red Cross Babysitting Course for children aged 11+ and teenagers on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 9:00 until 4:00. The course will take place at the David Gale Recreation Center on Park Street in Stowe.   Training will provide skills for the safe and responsible care of infants, toddles and young children including first aid, simple meal preparation, proper feeding and diapering, problem solving and conflict resolution. To register, call Stowe Parks and Recreation at (802) 253-6138 or email Recreation@TownOfStoweVermont.org  
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe Wine and Food Classic will take place at Trapp Family Lodge from Friday June 13th at 5:00 through Sunday June 15th at 4:00.  This 16th annual event is a fundraiser for the benefit of Copley Hospital and The Vermont Food Bank.  The 2013 Stowe Wine & Food Classic netted $14,000 of donations split between the two charities.  In the 15 years that the event has been running, donations have raised close to $250,000 for charity. There will be tastings of over 100 wines from around the world along with an array of food choices from several area restaurants, cheese makers and brewers.  There will be wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, live and silent auctions, dancing and a gala wine pairing dinner. The kickoff party will be on Friday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 and will feature delicious ...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Music in May concerts take place every Wednesday in May at noon at The Stowe Community Church on Main Street in Stowe.  This long standing tradition draws a nice crowd and is a great and relaxing way to enjoy spring in Stowe.  The concerts are free and last for one hour. Attendees receive a coupon for a 20% off meal at The Whip restaurant at the Green Mountain Inn to be used in the month of May.  The remaining concerts for this month feature:   May 14th - 8 Cuerdas - Latin American guitar and soloist May 21nd - John Weaver - organist May 28th - The Hartt String Quartet   Stowe Community Church...
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By Teresa DeLuca Merelman, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, AHWD
(Pall Spera Company Realtors)
Stowe, Vermont Area - Home Sales Report - 1st Quarter 2014 The first quarter of 2014 showed some significant changes in Number of Sales, Median Sold and Average Sold Prices, along with inventory available when compared to the first quarter of 2013.  First, here's the chart I just finished:    Summaries by Town: 1.  STOWE, VERMONT:The # of Homes Sold increased by 60%The Median Sold price increased by 71%The Average Sold price increased by 41%The Inventory of Homes available for sale decreased by 18% 2.  WATERBURY, VERMONT:The # of homes sold increased by 33%The Median Sold Price increased by 23%The Average Sold Price decreased by 28%The Inventory of Homes available for sale increased by 7% 3.  MORRISTOWN, VERMONT:The # of Homes Sold increased by 160%The Median Sold Price increased by 28%...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Stowe's new hockey arena is now open.  The former Jackson Arena which serviced Stowe from 1974 to 2013 was torn down to pave the way for the new Stowe Arena  This $6.5 million dollar arena is located behind the Stowe Elementary School.   The new arena will be used for ice skating, hockey games and tournaments, hockey camps, summer hockey, and also for indoor lacrosse and soccer events.  Stowe's annual Oktoberfest will also be held at the arena as well as other indoor event rentals.  The arena is home to the Stowe Raiders Youth Hockey Program. Stowe Arena is located at 350 Park Street in Stowe.  Public skating is just $5 per person with $5 skate rentals.  There are learn to skate programs for both children and adults. Call (802) 253-3054 for more information, 253-3721 for the schedule ho...
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Last night, Sadie and I enjoyed a wonderful two hour night hike.  It was the perfect night, so peaceful and still, with beautiful moonlight.  It was one of those magical nights when you feel so happy just to be alive.  I wanted to share a little of that magical beauty with you...  
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By Lisa Friedman, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
My dog, Sadie, and I enjoyed a wonderful three hour winter hike this morning at Mt. Mansfield State Forest on this gorgeous, sunny day. It was a bit chilly at -15 degrees, but oh so worth it! The sky was a gorgeous blue and bright sunshine. What a wonderful, invigorating day to be alive and out in nature! Since most of you probably would not want to be hiking in -15 degree weather for three hours, I figured it would be nicer to share my photos with you than to ask you to join us next time!    Why is everything always uphill around here?   Sadie taking a break to admire the scenery while Mom freezes her fingers to take a picture! I hope you enjoy this beautiful day as much as Sadie and I! If you are thinking of moving to the Stowe, Vermont area to enjoy places such as Mt. Mansfield State...
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