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

In this newsletter . . .  
  • Welcome Note
  • Weston Playhouse Announces 2018 Summer Season
  • 'Tis the Season to Fill Hungry Bellies
  • Local Food Pantries Need Non-Food Items Too
  • 2017 - Real Estate Sales
  • Upcoming Events Calendar
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and More
  • Vermont Statewide MLS Access Available to All
Dear ,

Wait, wait . . . where has the time gone? Don't tell me it is time for another end-of-year recap and summary? 2017 sure has flown by!

It's been a crazy wonderful year for Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate and we are thankful to be celebrating the end of our 44th year in business. We take great pleasure in knowing that there are no other small, independent real estate brokerages (OTHER THAN US) in the immediate area. To our customers and clients, we offer a special thanks for keeping us busy!

As I said last year, the end of the year is always a time of reflection for me and I recall fondly the wonderful clients we have helped sell their Vermont properties and all of the new people we have welcomed to the area. No job has ever given me more personal and professional satisfaction as that of being a REALTOR. It's not always easy, especially when the market isn't ideal, but the ups and downs and the chance to help and guide our clients during one of the biggest, most complicated and emotional times of their lives is an honor and a pleasure.

With my very best wishes, please enjoy the holiday season and have a Merry Merry Christmas!

- Claudia Harris
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate

** P.S. Don't forget that you can get your Christmas tree in the Green Mountain National Forest. Details are in the December 2015 newsletter - archived, here:

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Weston Playhouse Announces 2018 Summer Season
We are excited to share with you news of the Weston Playhouse's 2018 summer line-up celebrating their 82 nd season. And, unless you've living under a rock, you know that the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company opened its new venue at the Walker Farm in late September and its three long-term producing directors will all be retiring after the 2018 summer season. It's going to be a fabulous summer!
On the Main Stage, you will enjoy . . .
June 21 - July 7
Our Town by Thornton Wilder - Set in a small New England town, this warm and witty look at daily life on earth reminds us to realize and savor every moment. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece.
July 12 - August 4
West Side Story by Arthur Laurents with music by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim -In this musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers come to face to face with hate, racism, and violence in 1950's New York City. This relevant and heart-wrenching drama is one of the greatest musicals of all time.
August 9 - September 1
Million Dollar Quartet by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott -On December 4th, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and newcomer Jerry Lee Lewis came together for an impromptu recording session at Sun Studio in Memphis. Using chart-topping hits of the era, this new jukebox musical dramatizes this powerful moment in music history.  
And, at the Walker Farm, you will see . . .
June 14 - June 30
Anne of Green Gables by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford - Cherished by generations, L.M. Montgomery's timeless classic follows the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match in this new musical.
July 5 - July 28
Fun Home by Lisa Kron with music by Jeanine Tesori - Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this new musical is based on Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir. "Come to the Fun Home" and meet a family that's nothing like yours and exactly like yours.
August 2 - August 25
A Doll's House, Part 2 (Vermont Premiere) by Lucas Hnath -This "explosively funny new play" begins where Ibsen's classic play concludes. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, the New York Times calls it "smart, funny, and utterly engrossing."
September 27 - October 20
Two Trains Running by August Wilson - The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn't quite reached all the city's residents. In one of his most affecting plays, legendary writer August Wilson explores a time of extraordinary change-and the ordinary people who get left behind. This show is the fourth in our American Masters series.

'Tis the Season to Fill Hungry Tummies
The Londonderry area (including Weston, Landgrove, and Peru) is served by the Neighbors' Pantry at the 2nd Congregational Church in Londonderry. Your donations can be mailed to PO Box 77, Londonderry, VT 05148.
Chester and Andover residents enjoy the services of the Chester-Andover Family Center and donations can be made to 908 Vermont Route 103 South, Chester, VT 05143.

Residents of Mount Holly, Ludlow and the surrounding towns are supported by the Black River Good Neighbor Services and donations may be made to 37B Main Street,
Ludlow, VT  05149. 

Statewide, the Vermont Foodbank is an important resource and your contributions there would be gratefully appreciated.

Click on the logo below to be directed to the Vermont Foodbank's donation page!

Local Food Pantries Need Non-Food Items Too
It is not a well-known fact, but many local food pantries also distribute non-food items to their clientele. The following is a list of the non-food items typically collected. Print it out and get a few items each time you go shopping so that you can donate the items to your local hunger services organization.
  • Diapers/baby wipes/diaper rash ointment
  • Toothpaste, tooth brushes
  • Soap
  • Tampons/pads, etc.
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash, lotions, hand cream
  • Razors/shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Dish detergent
  • Sponges
  • Dog food/dry & canned
  • Doggie treats
  • Kitty litter
  • Flea treatment for dogs and cats
  • Nail files/emery boards/clippers
  • Hair brushes/combs
  • Toilet paper/Kleenex /band aids
  • Garbage bags/plastic wrap/sandwich bags
The Weston, Londonderry, Landgrove and Peru area is served by the Neighbors Pantry in Londonderry. Items can be dropped off at the Second Congregational Church at
2051 North Main Street, Londonderry, VT 05148 - (802) 824-6453.


2017 Local Real Estate Sales
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with our seller and buyer clients to welcome new owners to these beautiful Vermont properties in 2017.
7+ Acres on South Road
Twin Brook Circle
Magic Circle
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR
Reilly Road
Magic Circle
Photo courtesy of Stratton Real Estate
Long Trail House Condo
Piper Hill Road
43+ Acres on Weston Andover Road
Lawrence Hill Road Condo in Weston
Obed Moore Road
Photo courtesy of TPW Real Estate
North Branch Road
Photo courtesy of TPW Real Estate
North Road
Route 100/Main St.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR
Old Tavern Road
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR 
Andover Ridge Road
Red Pine Drive
Photo courtesy of Barrett & Valley Real Estate
Grafton Road
Howard Hill Road
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR
Old Stowell Hill Road
Route 11
Photo courtesy of Redbud Real Estate
Burbee Pond Road
Photo courtesy of Josiah Allen Real Estate
Benedict Road
Slawson Road
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR 
25+ Acres on Landgrove Road
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.)    

December 15 - January 15 
December 16-17  
Manchester's Elf Express - join local entertainers aboard the train for merriment and fun. Departing from the r.k.Miles Depot Station in Manchester at 10:00,11:30 AM, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 PM daily. Tickets are $25 (adults and over 13 yo) and $20 for children. Contact for more information.   
December 5 - 30
SVAC Winter Member Show - The Winter Member Show will include artwork representing many mediums and styles including landscape, still-life, abstract and portrait. All of the current works will be offered for sale. Running through Saturday, Dec. 30, SVAC will then close to the public for the winter, reopening early May. 10 AM to 5 PM daily.
Friday, December 15
Polar Express Party with a Visit from Santa! - All little ones are invited to wear their jammies for a cozy evening with a reading of The Polar Express! Hot cocoa and a treat will be provided, and Santa Claus himself will be flying in for a visit. 6:30-8:00 PM at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester:
December 15 - 16
Weston Holiday Cabaret - Join former Weston Playhouse Young Company members for this fun and festive way to get into the spirit of the season, hosted at the brand new Walker Farm. 7:30 PM show. Advance tickets are $20, or $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Weston Playhouse YoCo Program.
Wednesday, December 20
An Evening of Holiday Music - The evening begins with a reception offering mulled cider, mulled wine, and sweet and savory foods donated by local fine restaurants. A lively string quartet will play a varied program. Reception starts at 6:00 PM, with concert to follow at 6:30 at the Manchester Community Library.
Thursday, December 21
Dorset Historical Society Third Thursday Lunchtime Lecture and Holiday Exhibit Talk - People often have collections of family recipes, sometimes written in old cookbooks or on index cards in boxes. Historians are becoming more aware of the need to preserve and document these beloved local recipes. DHS Curator Jon Mathewson will address how best to interpret the recipes and to ensure their legacy for current and future generations. December 21 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm at the Bley House Museum. For more information, visit: or call (802) 867-0331.
Wednesday, December 27
Okemo Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display - A spectacular pyrotechnics show starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Okemo Clock Tower base area following a torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo's Open Slope trail. Naturalist Joe Karl leads a snowshoe hike up the mountain to offer a birds- eye view of the fireworks.
Thursday, December 28
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Family Presentation - This first-hand encounter with live falcons, hawks and owls focuses on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these efficient predators. Participants learn what adaptations make a bird a raptor. 7pm in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Free Admission
Sunday, December 31
New Year's Eve Bell Ringing at the Weston Community Church on the Hill - Come one, come all to sing some songs of peace, a prayer, and then join in ringing the Church Bell to "Ring in the New Year". 8 PM with light refreshments afterward.
Sunday, December 31

Stratton's New Years Eve Celebration with Fireworks and Torchlight Parade -Ring in the New Year with family and friends, celebrating the New Year with fun events and activities plus a spectacular fireworks display. 8:30 PM Torchlight Parade, 21 jump salute, fireworks in the Main Base Area 

Saturday, January 6
Winter Tree Identification (Working Woodlands Workshop) - This two-hour workshop will teach you how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. Jon Bouton has more than 40 years of experience helping landowners see the forest and the trees, and will lead an indoor discussion followed by a trek through the park to gain hands-on learning experience. 10 AM - 1 PM (bring a bag lunch for afterwards). Please pre-register as space is limited.
Tuesday, January 9
Dining by Candlelight to Ye Olde Tavern - Why not spend an evening, much like the Ye Olde Tavern 18th Century Guests did? They will turn the lights off, let the flicker of oil lamps, the roar of the fireplaces, New England Comfort Fare, Vintage Cocktails, the sounds of classical music and conversation set the mood for the evening. Ye Olde Tavern's Candlelight Dinners happen the 2nd Tuesday of each month through March 2018. Reservations are suggested. Phone: (802) 362-0611 or
January 13 - 14
L.L. Bean Bootmobile Mountain Tour
The L.L. Bean Bootmobile Mountain Tour is coming to Okemo! Have the opportunity to take photos, win prizes, play games and interact with the Bootmobile. 1- AM - 2 PM in the Courtyard!
Saturday, January 13
Let It Glow - Laser Light Show & Fireworks Spectacular! - Okemo will host a mind-bending landscape of light set to music with its  Let It Glow Laser Light Show Spectacular. Guests will feel immersed in a laser canopy of light and sound as colorful beams bounce off the snow on Bull Run in front of The Sitting Bull. The dazzling visual effects of state-of the-art digital graphics that make up this awe-inspiring laser light show are sure to be a crowd pleaser. And just when it couldn't get any better, a fireworks grand finale that will melt your face off, will astound the crowd and send them into fits of sensory ecstasy. 7:00pm.
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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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