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Archive for ‘June 2010’

Von Trapp on Tap: Vermont’s Newest Microbrewery

Culminating more than a decade of planning, Johannes von Trapp and The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, have announced the launch of Trapp Lager and Trapp Microbrewery. This new endeavor continues in the spirit of the lodge, established more than fifty years ago by Maria von Trapp, matriarch of the family whose story inspired

Try one of these 12 great eastern U.S. getaways

Attraction: It’s always a thrill to see a towering ocean-going freighter, or an osprey, suddenly appear from behind a thickly wooded island on this tranquil stretch of St. Lawrence River. What’s best about it: The scenery. It’s a wonderful place for a picnic, swim or boat ride, where boaters criss-cross the Canada-U.S. border without even

Trapp Family Lodge hosts this year’s Stowe Garden Festival

The hills are alive with the sound of bees. Covering 2,400 acres near the top of Mount Mansfield, Trapp Family Lodge sits at an elevation of 1,300 feet, surrounded by wildflower meadows and glorious gardens set against a backdrop of the Worcester Range in the Green Mountains. During the winter, this Austrian-inspired resort lures skiers

Stowe Wine and Food Classic raises thousands for Copley

What started out as a cocktail party in one of the volunteer’s homes has blossomed into an event that raised $20,000 to benefit Copley Hospital in Morrisville last year. A little bit of cheese, a little bit of wine goes a long way in Stowe. The Stowe Wine and Food Classic celebrated its 12th year

Stowe Wine & Food Classic: Wine Tasting

Connoisseurs compare and contrast the wines of Oregon and Burgundy as Fine Wine Cellars pours glasses. An edible festival in Stowe has been aging nicely: The 12th Annual Stowe Wine & Food Classic returns as a full-bodied, three-day parade of aged drinks and Vermont cuisine. Beginning with Friday’s wine tasting, bon vivants delve into the

Resort Renewed

At today’s Trapp Family Lodge, the hills are alive with the sound of … mountain biking. On a drizzly weekday morning, Allen Van Anda pumps gallons of mash into a lauter tun where the liquid strained from the grains will eventually be turned into lager. It’s early still, but things have been cooking in Van

Beer with The Sound of Music

The Trapp Family Lodge Brewery The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, started by Maria von Trapp, matriarch of the family whose story inspired "The Sound of Music," and Johannes von Trapp, the couple’s youngest son, has expanded to offer Trapp Lager and Trapp Microbrewery. The youngest von Trapp had dreamt for years of replicating

Vermont Mozart Festival: Chopin’s 200th birthday celebrated

A performance at the Trapp Family Lodge! You have to figure that Mozart a guy born in Austria among beautiful lakes and mountains would appreciate the similar settings for many of the orchestral concerts held each year during the Vermont Mozart Festival. This year, of course, is no exception, as shown by this schedule thats