Claudia Harris | Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate | (802)824-3176 | Email | Website
December 2018

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

Another year has come and gone and 2019 is knocking on the door! Where does the time go?!?!?
 
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate is thankful to be celebrating the end of our 45th year in business and 2018 was another fantastic year. It was perhaps our busiest year to date as we represented the sale or purchase of just less than $10 million dollars of Vermont real estate. With that success, we take tremendous pride in the fact that there are no other small, independent real estate brokerages (OTHER THAN US) in the immediate area. To our customers and clients, we offer our thanks for keeping us busy!
 
I recently realized that being a REALTOR is a little like being ALL THREE of the ghosts in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"  . . . we have the opportunity to help current, past and future clients realize their goals of buying and selling their Vermont properties. Lucky us!
 
With that in mind, 2019 is shaping up to be another great year and we are hard at work on several wonderful new listings. If you are thinking about selling your Vermont property, or you have friends/family looking to buy, please be sure to keep us in mind for all of your real estate needs.
 
With my very best wishes, please enjoy the holiday season and have a Merry Merry Christmas!

- Claudia Harris
Broker/Owner
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate
(802)824-3176


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A Thankful Year
As the end of the year approaches, I like to reflect back on the past 12 months and count my blessings to have good health, a career that I absolutely love, a beautiful home, and my wonderful friends and family. I would also like to take the time to remember and appreciate the community I live in and support the organizations that help those in need and the missions and causes that are important to me.  
 
In 2018, Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate and I supported the following organizations.   
  • Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity
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  • Front Porch Forum
  • Go Fund Me - contributed to two local families who lost their homes in fires
  • Hekab Be Biblioteca - Non-profit children's community center in Akumal, MX supporting literacy and English learning
  • Just Neighbors - assisting neighbors in crisis
  • Landgrove Community Club
  • Landgrove Historical Society
  • Landgrove Meeting House
  • Londonderry Fire Departments
  • Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad *
  • Neighborhood Connections
  • Neighbors Food Pantry
  • Northshire Bookstore's Book Angel Program
  • Sammy Pierce Scholarship (Crown Point Board of REALTORS)
  • Shires ReSale Store (Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity) *
  • Smokey House Center - Farm and Wilderness Education
  • Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA)
  • The Stratton Foundation - fighting poverty and hunger
  • The Collaborative (healthy choices for youth)
  • Vermont Foodbank
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • West River Sports (youth soccer and Nordic skiing)
  • Weston Community Association
  • Weston Historical Society
           * Donation of Time
 

'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.

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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.

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2018 Local Real Estate Sales
Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate and our brokers Claudia Harris and Kathy Snyder are pleased to have had the opportunity to work with our seller and buyer clients to welcome new owners to these Vermont properties in 2018.
Mountain Lake Road
Londonderry
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR
Main Street
Manchester
Lovers Lane
Peru

Burton Road
Weston
Kile Road
Weston
Photo courtesy of Stratton Real Estate
Long Trail House Condo
Stratton
Vermont Rte 100
Weston
Tallwood Circle
Londonderry
Cody Road
Landgrove
5+ Acres on
Moses Pond Road
Weston
Landgrove Road
Landgrove
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR
Windy Rise Lane East
South Londonderry
Photo courtesy of The Bean Group/Vermont
Glen Road
Peru

Obed Moore Road
Weston
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR 
Boynton Road
Londonderry
Lawrence Hill Road
Weston
Vermont Route 100
Londonderry
Photo courtesy of Wohler Realty Group
Old Manchester Road
Peru
Photo courtesy of Landvest
Landgrove Road
Landgrove
Photo courtesy of Josiah Allen Real Estate
Vermont Route 100
Weston
Spruce Drive
Andover
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR 
Magic Circle 
Londonderry 
Route 121
Londonderry
Highland View
Weston
Vermont Route 100
Weston 
Trout Club Road
Weston
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons/SIR 
Hilltop Road
Andover

 
Photo courtesy of Wohler Realty Group
Popple Dungeon Road
Windham

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 20 - January 15 
 
Saturday, December 22
Guided Hike: Full Cold Moon - A staff-guided hike in the evening landscape to view the full Cold Moon. This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, headlamps, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting. Merck Forest, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. https://www.merckforest.org/event/guided-hike-full-cold-moon/
 
Thursday, 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. A torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo's Open Slope trail precedes the fireworks show. Naturalist Joe Karl leads a snowshoe hike up the mountain to offer a different perspective of the fireworks show. Meet inside the Okemo Rental Shop (Clock Tower base area) at 6 p.m. to be fitted for snowshoes. Tour departs from beside South Ridge Quad A at 6:30 p.m. and heads up Bull Run to watch the fireworks! https://www.okemo.com/event/torchlight-parade-fireworks-december/
 
Saturday, December 29
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) Family Presentation -
This first-hand raptor 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. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Free Admission.  
 
Saturday, December 29
Art Exhibit & Opening at the Landgrove Inn's InnView Center for the Arts - support local artists! Exhibit will run through the winter with an opening reception on Saturday, December 29th from 3 - 5 PM with refreshments at the Landgrove Inn, 132 Landgrove Road, Landgrove.    
Wednesday, January 2
The Music of the Late 1960s: Social Upheaval in Song - Music historian David Tibbs shares and discusses music from this turbulent era and explores how its songs helped bring revolution into our living rooms. Free, 7:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Manchester, 3624 Main Street, Manchester.
 
Wednesday, January 2
Hamilton: The Man and the Musical - From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton's life was part romance, part tragedy-and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score. Free, 7:00 pm at the Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street in Rutland.
 
Monday, December 31
New Years Eve at Stratton Mountain Resort - Ring in the new year with friends and family at Stratton Mountain. Enjoy family activities from 6 to 8 p.m. in the main base lodge, and fireworks and Grizzly's party at 8:30 p.m.
 
Sunday, January 6
Susan G. Komen Vermont Snowshoe for the Cure® at Stratton Mountain Resort - Strap on your snowshoes and gather your friends, co-workers, and family to form a team, or register as an individual for the 3K or 5K Snowshoe Walk, 3K Snowshoe Race, or Kids' Snowshoe Dash at Stratton's Sun Bowl. 7:30-11am. Information at http://www.komennewengland.org/
 
Friday, January 18
Vermont Burlesque Festival 2019 - Comedians, musicians, variety acts and of course burlesque performers from all over North America will come together to celebrate the art of burlesque. For guests age 21 and older. Barre Opera House, Barre City Hall, 6 North Main Street Barre, VT at 8 p.m. $25-$30. https://barreoperahouse.org/burlesque19.html
 
Saturday, January 12
Jack Hanna's "Into The Wild Live" - Jack Hanna, animal ambassador, brings his stage show to Rutland. Fans will enjoy stories (from brushing a hippo's teeth to eating with wombats) and footage from his worldwide adventures. Shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT. $25-$35. https://www.paramountvt.org/event/jungle-jack-hanna/
 
 

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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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