Tag Archives: Spring

Over the River & Through the Woods

The Stowe Recreation Path is a 5.3 mile paved trail that criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River as it stretches from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road.  Breath-taking mountain views as well as access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses make the bike path one of the most popular ways to enjoy Stowe.    Continue reading Over the River & Through the Woods

Vintage Spring Classic

Join Velo Vermont on Sunday May 15th 2016 for their second Mini L’Eroica Vintage Road Bike Ride.

They will start and finish at Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex VT. Exact route is still tbd.

The (unenforced) equipment requirements for this ride are – as last time: bicycles older than 1990, non-aero brake cable routing, friction shifters, preferably mounted on the downtube, gum wall tires, pedals with clips & straps, wool jerseys, classic shoes, …..

A $20 donation is encouraged, and they’ll get you a second edition VVV T-Shirt as well as some post-ride food/drinks.

This year they will try to set up a little vintage parts/accessories market after the ride, so bring a couple of the bins of stuff you have at home and get ready to swap, trade, sell, buy….. The older, shinier, weirder, the better.

Spring Shakedown

6pm Doors & BBQ // 7:45pm Music

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has been creating a whirlwind with their riveting and unconventional elixir of muscular and high voltage country blues capped by gritty growling vocals and striking finger picking. Inspired by the likes of Charley Patton, Furry Lewis and John Hurt, Reverend Peyton is steeped in the great blues tradition but is catapulting its roots into a new era. Living Blues Magazine declares, “The tent revival, almost punk energy of the Big Damn Band is a refreshing splash of coldwater to the face,” while Elmore Magazine raves “You can’t ignore Big Damn Band’s gospel.” February 2015, Shanachie Entertainment will release The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s highly anticipated new CD. The release of this album marks the first time that a contemporary artist has been released on Yazoo. Shanachie Entertainment General Manager Randall Grass shares, “We are excited to sign Reverend Peyton, an artist whose appreciation of the many great blues artists released on our historic Yazoo label has led him–like The White Stripes and The Black Keys–to translate the spirit of those seminal masters into a 21st century incarnation of elemental blues.”


Waylon Speed! (BTV)

Waylon Speed was created by Noah Crowther, Reverend Chad Hammaker, Kelly Ravin and Justin Crowther after playing together at a local honky-tonk in Burlington, Vermont. Three days and one practice later, Waylon Speed was born. By instilling each band members individual musical influence, they have created a genre all of it’s own. Named after the Rev. Chad Hammaker’s son, Waylon, the band is a family owned and operated company. Waylon Speed will be releasing their second full-length record ‘Kin’ on April 29th, 2014 followed by a full national tour. They have offered support for large-name outfits. Waylon Speed is not influenced by mainstream music. They write, release and distribute their music independently.



Lake Superior (Montpelier, VT)

Named after the lake that doesn’t give up her dead, Lake Superior is unforgiving rock and roll. Hailing from the Old Guard of American industry, Flint and Detroit, Pete and Jeff started the band after meeting in Vermont. With their longing for Detroit rock and roll, they created a sound that is all their own.

Lake Superior, with Pete on vocals and guitar and with Jeff “Tommy-gun” Thomson’s Detroit-phat-backed drums, formed a formidable power-duo. Jason Pappas joined the band in 2015 locking everything down with his bass. Jason’s low-end has a vintage sound akin to the great session bassists of the 60’s and 70’s.

The trio creates a high-energy demolition of sound with the authority of a nail driving into a coffin lid.

A graveyard of ships and a thousand lost souls, Lake Superior.



Swillbillie (VT)

Dig a hole in the back yard …bury something you don’t want anyone else to know about…after 5 full moons a still and The Swillbilie will reach up and bask in the moon light…enjoy.

After the war of 1812 Old man Swillbillie came back to his home in the Green Mountains to find everything had changed…The mountain seemed a little more steep and the moon didn’t quite “shine” and …To be continued….

Free Cone Day

Free Cone Day is our favorite way to show it! This year’s extravaganza will be taking place on TUESDAY, APRIL 12, so be sure to mark your calendars, grab your friends and get ready to visit the nearest Scoop Shop.

This is sure to be their best Free Cone Day yet. There’ll be ice cream and smiles, and hopefully you’ll be there, too!


Echo Aquarium: a Great Rainy Day Escape

During mud season (or any rainy day), families often find themselves cooped up in the house because winter sports are over, and it is too wet for spring/summer activities. What to do?

A good resource is the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

There are a lot of interactive exhibits, and children under 10 can easily spend all day, playing (and learning as well). Continue reading Echo Aquarium: a Great Rainy Day Escape