Claudia Harris | Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate | (802)824-3176 | Email | Website
April 2017

In this newsletter . . .
  • Welcome Note
  • Green Up Day is May 6
  • How to Remove Stains From Walls Before You Paint
  • Local Electronics Recycling Event - May 13
  • Featured Property for Sale - 6635 Route 100, Londonderry
  • Summer Rentals Available in Landgrove and Peru
  • Area Real Estate Listings 
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
Dear ,

Greetings from Vermont, where we are knee deep (literally and figuratively) in Vermont's fourth season right now: mud season!

It was a fantastic winter, wasn't it? Tons of snow, fantastic skiing, and great weather with warm sunny days followed by crisp wintery squalls. But, now the snow is melting (seriously, it is almost gone!) and we're all gearing up for the summer. Personally, I can't wait to wake up my gardens and add flowers, shrubs and decor to my new patio!

With the onset of spring, Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate is actively soliciting new listings. There are plenty of buyers looking - in all price ranges - and our inventory of local listings for sale is at what I believe might be a historic low. Late spring is the perfect time to list your property for sale; Vermont is looking lush and green, and there is an abundance of fun and exciting activities to entice and interest prospective buyers to fall in love with the area! If you or someone you know is thinking about selling a property, we would enjoy the opportunity to discuss how we might be able to be of assistance.

With warm regards for a wonderful spring,

- Claudia Harris
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate

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Green Up Day in Vermont Is 6th! 
Green Up 2017
Marking its 47th year, Green Up Day organizers expect more than 22,000 volunteers will work together this May 6th to clean up Vermont's roads, parks and waterways!

WHAT is it? and HOW did it get started?
A special day when thousands of volunteers come out in their communities for a massive spring clean up of litter.  It is the largest statewide volunteer event in Vermont with over 22,000 taking part.
Launched in 1970 by Governor Deane Davis, four days before the first Earth Day, with the idea to "marshal an army of thousands of volunteers to clean up litter from roadsides."  There was a lot of roadside litter back then.  The Interstate was closed from nine to noon and the clean up drew national media coverage.

It is no longer organized by a state agency.  Instead, Green Up Vermont is a non-profit organization responsible for carrying on this great annual tradition.  They are now providing over 50,000 Green Up bags every year!

WHERE does it take place?
Every community in Vermont has a Green Up Day.  Roadsides, natural and public spaces, and waterways throughout the entire state are the focus for the litter clean up.

WHO takes part?
Everyone can take part - people of all ages and all walks of life.  Lots of families go out together to involve young children in learning about negative effects of littering.  Local community groups can help organize food and festivities for volunteers - some towns have a breakfast or offer refreshments - and some towns have contests and prizes for categories like the largest single item collected, the most unusual item or the most bags collected.

HOW can people get involved?
Visit the How to Participate page to find your Town Coordinator, where to get Green Up bags, and what to do with them afterwards.  Also all seven Vermont Subaru dealers are official sites for bag pick up and drop off.

Green Up's mission is to promote the stewardship of our state's natural landscape and waterways and the livability of our communities by involving people in Green Up Day and raising public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment.

Remove Stains From Walls Before You Paint

A child writing on a wall with crayon I t's the first commandment of painting. Here's how to wash seven common stains off your walls.

Painting instructions often warn: Remove stains from walls before painting. But they never say how. Any cleaning rookie can wipe off dust and cobwebs. But it takes a cleaning pro to scour grease stains, watermarks, and kids' crayon and ink wall art
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Attention Residents of Londonderry, Landgrove,
Peru, Weston, and Windham:

Adorable Country Ranch  
in Londonderry

This small but comfortable country ranch is the perfect house for a primary residence or a great choice for your first Vermont vacation home.

Convenient one-level living with an open kitchen, living & dining area and three bedrooms and one bath all on the main level. There is a spacious fall basement that already contains one extra finished room with new windows, plenty of storage space and the potential for more finished living space as needed. A sunny, wide, level side lawn offers room to play, garden and enjoy the summer months.

Located midway between Londonderry and Weston on Route 100, this is a great location with easy access to lots of outdoor activities all year round. There are four ski resorts within 15-20 minutes drive and Lowell Lake, Hapgood Pond, and the West River are nearby as well, plus lots of opportunities for golf, hiking & biking trails when the snow melts. 

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Cody Road, Landgrove
Country Cottage
3 bedrooms/2 baths
4+ acres
Fully-furnished, sleeps 6
Offered for $2500 per month through October 2017 (minimum, one month)

Forest Mountain Road, Peru
Vermont Log Home
3 bedrooms/2 baths
Fully-furnished, sleeps 8
Offered for $2500 per month through October 2017 (minimum, one month)

Featured Area Properties Listed for Sale 
Fun for All 
2 Vermont Rte 100
Weston, VT
Absolute Solitude in Landgrove
14 Sled Run Road
Landgrove, VT
Recently Renovated! 
4 BR Weston Ranch
57 Obed Moore Road 
Weston, VT 
Quiet and Private
8.5 Acres
Arrau Road
Andover, VT
Convenient & Affordable! 
246 Evergreen Lane 
Londonderry, VT
Elegant Landgrove Home on 15 Acres 
116 Cody Road
Landgrove, VT
10+/- Acres Mostly Open & Sunny!
Weston Andover Road
Andover, VT
7.2 Acres with
Bromley Views
South Road
Peru, VT
43 Acres in Andover
Weston- Andover Road
Andover, VT
Views from Every Window 
67 Chester Mtn Rd
Weston, VT
Long-Range Views  
with Clearing
Andover Ridge Road
Andover, VT 
Weston Village Charm (with Retail Options)
686 Main Street
Weston, VT
Centrally-Located Contemporary
58 Route 11
Landgrove, VT
Walk to the Slopes 
287 Magic Circle 
Londonderry, VT

Just Minutes from Okemo and Skiing
1507 Route 100
Weston, VT

Halfway Between Weston and Ludlow    
118 Slawson Road
Weston, VT
Octagon at Powder Mill
389 Howard Hill Road 
Londonderry, VT
9.99 Hillside Acres
Old County Road West  
Landgrove, VT
Unique and Charming in Landgrove
102 Nichols Road
Landgrove, VT

Contemporary Vacation Home in Londonderry 
96 Eves Drive
Londonderry, VT
Weston Building Lot
5+ Acres
Moses Pond Road 
Weston, VT

One-Level Living
at Its Best 
6635 Route 100
Londonderry, VT
15 Acres in Landgrove 
Old County Road West
Landgrove, VT
Magic Alpine Chalet
480 Magic Circle
Londonderry, VT
Weston Contemporary 
335 Route 100
Weston, VT
2.3 Acres in Weston 
Casper Lane
Weston, VT
Tuttle Barn Condo 
27 Lawrence Hill Road
Weston, VT
Upcoming Local Events 

(Note: If you know of a community event that you would like included in this calendar, please submit the information to Claudia Harris (click link here) no later than the 10th of the preceding month.)

April 15  - May 15 
Thursday, April 20
Introduction to Genealogy - Have you always wanted to research your family tree, but don't know where to start? Hugh Putnam of the Springfield Art and Historical Society will present an Introduction to Genealogy. Hugh will cover the various aspects of getting started in genealogy. The talk will give a general overview with particular information about doing research in Springfield and Vermont. 6:30 PM at the Springfield Town Library, 43 Main Street in Springfield. Contact Kathleen Emmons at (802) 885-3108 or for more information.
Saturday, April 22
Bird Walk @ Hildene - The Vermont Bird and Sky Watch and local birders meet to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. For more information, please contact Randy Schmidt at (802)362-2270. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am, Free.
Saturday, April 22
Organic Vegetable Garden Lecture - How do you start an organic vegetable garden? Join Mettowee Mill's Darren Godette as he shares his knowledge and expertise on the subject of starting an organic vegetable garden. Darren's talk will cover topics like soil preparation, seed & vegetable planting, and ongoing maintenance. A question and answer session on the use of neonicotinoids (pesticides) and their effect on bees will follow the lecture. Call (802) 325-3007 or email to register. 10:00am-11:30am at the Mettowee Mill Garden Center and Landscaping , 4977 Route 30 , Dorset .
April 22 and 23
Battenkill Bicycles' Bike Swap - If you're selling, bring your bikes for sale at 9:00am Saturday April 22 and Battenkill Bicycles will help you price and sell them. If you are looking for a new/used bike, you are welcome to arrive starting at 9:30am on Saturday April 22. The Bike Swap is open Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23 from 9:30am to 4:00pm both days. The Bike Swap will benefit the Manchester Food Cupboard; all successful buyers and sellers of bikes are asked to make a donation to the Food Cupboard. For more information, contact Battenkill Bicycles, 99 Bonnet Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255 or call 802-362-2734.
Thursday, April 27
Screenagers - Join The Collaborative for an evening of a screening of Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry, VT .
Saturday, May 6
Spring Time Concert with Cellist Eugene Friesen at the Weston Community Church on the Hill - Four-time Grammy winner and internationally acclaimed cellist, composer, conductor and teacher returns to the Weston Community Church on the Hill to perform his solo cello concert. 7:30 PM - No RSVP required. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 each. 
May 6 - 7
Ball Mountain Dam Release - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers periodically schedules water releases from the Ball Mountain Dam for recreational paddling on the West River. The controlled releases make for great whitewater paddling and Jamaica State Park is the center of this paddling activity. For more information:

Wednesday, May 10
Solar Energy Discussion - The Londonderry Energy Committee welcomes Grassroots Solar owner Bill Laberge, who will be speaking about solar energy plus storage at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 10 in the Twitchell Building, the town office building. Laberge will discuss the benefits and intricacies of battery storage systems made for residential and commercial applications by Tesla and Sonnen and others  In addition, he will talk about ways to maximize savings by avoiding time of use rates and demand charges, fully taking advantage of Rate 11 peak and off-peak rates.  All are welcome to join us for this timely presentation.  
Wednesday, May 10
Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont - The difficulties of traveling in Vermont played a significant role in the state's settlement, development, culture and politics. But Vermonters weren't always eager to have good roads. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin asks how, given Vermont's historic resistance to road building, we now drive cars everywhere in the state and in all weather. 7 PM at the Wardsboro Free Public Library, 170 Main Street in Wardsboro. 
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Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate has been working with buyers and sellers of southern Vermont real estate in the tri-mountain area between Okemo, Bromley and Stratton ski areas for more than 40 years. We are a full-service real estate brokerage firm specializing in the sale of fine homes and properties in Weston, Londonderry, Peru, Landgrove, Dorset, Manchester, Andover, Chester, Ludlow (Okemo Mountain), Mount Holly, Stratton, Winhall and Windham.  Fully licensed in Vermont.

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