October 2021

In this newsletter . . .

  • Welcome Note
  • Daylight Savings Ends = Change Your Batteries
  • Vermont Real Estate Sales Surge (stats)
  • Images of Weston - 2022 Calendar to Benefit Wilder Memorial Library
  • Vermont Humanities Council Offers Fun Free Digital Events
  • Green Mountain Gourmet - Apple Crisp
  • Our Real Estate Listings
  • Upcoming Local Events

October 2021

Dear Claudia,

First things first . . . Happy October!

Now that we have your attention, welcome to the new format of our newsletter! The re-design was long in the making and in response to the fact that the majority of our readers are accessing the newsletter on a mobile device (or tablet). You will see some slight formatting changes to make it more mobile-friendly, but the content will remain the same. We hope you enjoy the new format as well as the news.

Now that the peak foliage is behind us, we can begin the mental and physical preparation for winter, and to do that, we get through one of my favorite times of the year: what Vermonters fondly call Stick Season. It's the time of year when we stack wood, tune skis, replenish our larders, plug in the crock pot, and pull out our fleece and long underwear.

Wishing you and yours a quiet, happy and healthy Stick Season!

- Claudia Harris


Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate

E-Mail: Claudia Harris

Website:  http://www.mmmrealestate.com 


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Time Change = Change Your Batteries

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The end of Daylight Savings Time (Sunday, November 7) is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke/fire and carbon monoxide detectors.

Did you know that:

  • Two-thirds of home fire deaths result from broken smoke alarms. Check your smoke alarms when you change the clock. 
  • ​Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10-year batteries are designed to remain effective to up to 10 years. If the alarm beeps, warning that the battery is low, replace the smoke alarm right away. 
  • Make sure to always replace your smoke alarm every 10 years. Don’t see a date on the back? Replace it! 
  • Your fire fighters recommend you install a smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside of bathrooms, near stairwells and on each floor of your home. 
  • For best protection, interconnect all smoke alarms. When one alarm sounds, they all sound. 
  • Check your smoke alarms when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time​. Press and hold – you should hear a loud beep if it is good. 
  • More than 400 people die each year in the United States from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. When you install smoke alarms, install carbon monoxide detectors.​
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors where you install smoke alarms. If the audible trouble signal sounds, first check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department. 

For more information see the International Association of Fire Fighters site (link here).

Vermont Real Estate Continues Surge

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A July 2021* analysis of real estate market activity for the first half of 2021 showed that things are still booming! With demand higher than ever and inventory at historic lows, it's been an exciting opportunity for sellers and a frustratingly tight market for buyers.

We share the data below as a snapshot of market activity. You'll see that:

  • Sales prices are still rising
  • Inventory is shrinking (in most sectors)

* Most recent data available at press time.

Market Update July 2021

July 2021

July 2020


Statewide New Listings




Statewide Active Listings




Statewide Average Sale Price




Year to Date


Year to Date 2020


Bennington (1) County Months of Inventory




Rutland (2)

County Months of Inventory




Windham (3) County Months of Inventory




Windsor (4) County Months of Inventory




Bennington County Average Sale Price




Rutland County Average Sale Price




Windham County Average Sale Price




Windsor County Average Sale Price




Although not a complete list of towns in each county, this is a summary of the towns that Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate primarily works in. This is not an exclusive list and we are happy to travel further afield upon request.

(1) Bennington County includes the towns of Landgrove, Peru, Winhall, Manchester and Dorset.

(2) Rutland County includes the towns of Mount Holly, Mount Tabor, Danby and Wallingford.

(3) Windham County includes the towns of Londonderry, Windham, Grafton, Jamaica, and Wardsboro.

(4) Windsor County includes the towns Weston, Andover, Ludlow, Chester and Cavendish.

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Weston Calendar to Support Wilder Memorial Library


The Wilder Memorial Library is raising money for its operating expenses with the sale of a beautiful 2022 calendar featuring the exquisite photography of Weston resident Mark Martins and a collaboration of volunteers from the Library.


Stop by the library to purchase calendars, order them by contacting the library, or you can find them for sale at the Weston Village Store and the Vermont Country Store.  


  • Price: $17.95 (that’s the calendar price at the library + local shops in Weston … mail order prices are a wee bit higher to account for shipping).
  • Mail order prices include shipping:

$21.00 for one calendar

$40.00 for two calendars

$59.00 for three calendars

For mail order, you can request information by:

* Send an email to frontporchwilder@gmail.com

* Call (802)824-4307

* Visit the website at https://wildermemoriallibrary.org/2022-calendar-sale/

Or, send your request by mail with your check enclosed: Wilder Memorial Library, P.O. Box 38, Weston, VT 05161.

Vermont Humanities

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Did you know that the Vermont Humanities Council offer tons of free digital programming, including it’s very popular First Wednesdays series? These free lectures are on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May, and offer a fun range of topics. In November, the lectures include such fascinating topics as:

  • Why We Eat What We Eat at Thanksgiving
  • The Refugee Journey
  • When the Bicycle Came to Vermont
  • Global Food Sovereignty, from Resilience to Reclamation

More Information Here

Green Mountain Gourmet

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I have a new favorite recipe for Apple Crisp! It's actually an old recipe, but new to me and super easy. I have made two adjustments (reflected below) to reduce the sugar and nutmeg... and, with these two tweaks, I think it has the perfect amount of tartness and sweetness with a nice oatmeal crumble on top. All credit to Betty Crocker (TM).

Betty Crocker's Apple Crisp

  •  4-6 medium-sized tart cooking apples, peeled and sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1) Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with butter or shortening. (Note: a glass baking dish is best)

2) Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over apples. 

3) Bake about 30 - 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

4) Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

P.S. This recipe doubles easily and perfectly fits in a 9x13 baking dish.

Thinking of Selling? 


Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate is seeking new residential and land listings and we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about listing your Vermont property for sale.

If you've been thinking about it, now is the time to make a move. Our inventory is low and there are buyers looking in ALL price ranges.

Please call us at the office at (802)824-3176 

or send an email to hello@mmmrealestate.com

Our Sales Agents

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Kathy Snyder



About Kathy 

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Chuck Sweetman



 About Chuck

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Claudia Harris



About Claudia

Our Property Listings



Weston Village Cape

613 Main Street 

Weston, VT



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2BR/2.5BA Barn Condo

254 Boynton Road

Londonderry, VT




Andover Land with Long Stream Frontage 

12 Acres

Middletown Road

Andover, VT



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Ready-to-Build w/Septic System

in Place 

2.3 Acres

Casper Lane

Weston, VT




Wooded Privacy

in Andover

12 acres

360 Dorman Road

Andover, VT



Mole house


Spacious Landgrove 

Post & Beam 

27 Sled Run Drive 

Landgrove, VT





Londonderry Investment Property - 2 Units

2000 N. Main Street

Londonderry, VT





Weston Village Views

81 Lawrence Hill Road

Weston, VT




Beautiful Views in Landgrove

Old County Road East

Landgrove, VT




Andover Ridge Land

Andover Ridge Road

Andover, VT





and SOLD

Magic Views in Londonderry

30 Hobart Road

Londonderry, VT





ElegantWeston Village Home

41 Lawrence Hill Road 

Weston, VT



Carder Ortiz


27 Acres in Landgrove 

with Hillside Views  

Old County Road East

Landgrove, VT



Zuckerman and Zammataro


SoLo Contemporary

363 Tuttle Hill

South Londonderry, VT





Lowell Lake

Vacation Home

227 Old Sawmill Road

Londonderry, VT





and SOLD

Weston Farmhouse

98 Route 100

Weston, VT





Winhall's Golden Triangle

25 Beaver Street

Winhall, VT



Fisher Griswold


South Londonderry Village 

963 Winhall Hollow Road 

South Londonderry, VT





South Londonderry Cape

3376 Winhall Hollow Road South Londonderry, VT



Moody salmons


Off the Grid in Weston

420 Greendale 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.)

Sunday, October 31

Trunk or Treat in South Londonderry - Trunk or Treating has returned to South Londonderry! Masks strongly suggested for those unvaccinated and encouraged for everyone. Free food will be available. The only change for this year's event will be no haunted firehouse and no inside access to the firehouse. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM


Thursday, November 4

"1800 and Froze to Death" – 1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. This talk includes scores of anecdotes about the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival. The horrible weather also came in the aftermath of the War of 1812, which produced shortages and an economic crisis. Enjoy this fascinating lecture a lecture with Howard Coffin, presented by the Landgrove Historical Society at the town hall located at 88 Landgrove Road in Landgrove. No charge. More Information Here


Friday, November 12

VSO: Jukebox - A program by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Jukebox Quartet (violinists Letitia Quante and Brooke Quiggins, violist Stefanie Taylor, and cellist John Dunlop) as they strut their stuff with an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical repertoire presented in an informal format. 7:00 pm at WALKER FARM in Weston. Tickets ($18-$38) are limited so get them now!! More Information Here


November 19-21

OMS Ski & Snowboard Swap - The Annual Okemo Ski and Snowboard Swap to benefit Okemo Mountain School is the place to gear up for the winter with new and used gear at great prices. You will find everything you need to get out on the hill this season….skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, helmets, goggles, outerwear, and more! The best part about it is that all proceeds go to benefit the Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow, VT. The Swap is once again located in the Round House at Jackson Gore at Okemo Mountain Resort. Swap Dates and Times Friday, November 19th; 4 – 7pm (Shop the sale early from 3-4pm; $5 admission or free for Okemo employees) Saturday, November 20th; 9am – 5pm Sunday, November 21st; 9am – 1pm More Information Here


Saturday, November 20

Bird Walk - The public is welcome to join a local birding group to conduct a survey of the wild birds present on the grounds of Hildene. The purpose of the walks is to gather long-term data on the presence of birds, their abundance, and changes in populations. Observations are entered into the (Vermont) eBird database where data is stored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for free access and international public use. Meet in the Welcome Center parking lot, 8:00am. Participants are asked to wear a mask (in the case of shared transportation) and practice social distancing. Free. More information


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Mary Mitchell Miller is a proud member of the New England Real Estate Network's Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and our website features FULL access to ALL property listings for sale in the State of Vermont.

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.