Things to do and visit in and around Manchester

Things to do and visit in and around Manchester

Things to do and visit in and around Manchester

The Vermont News Guide, along with HAN Network, parent company of the Guide, was in Manchester and Bennington earlier this month doing live broadcasts with local merchants and dignitaries — along with reporting some news from around Vermont and Connecticut, where HAN Network is based.

The view from behind the controls of the HAN Network broadcast from the Vermont News Guide front lawn. — Joshua Fisher photo

The view from behind the controls of the HAN Network broadcast from the Vermont News Guide front lawn. — Joshua Fisher photo

HAN Network offers daily news, sports and arts programming at HANRadio.com/livestream/. Programming is available as live video or audio-only. You can see some of the interviews with Manchester merchants and officials below (you can check out the Bennington interviews here):

Berta Maginniss, the executive director, of the Manchester & the Mountains Chamber of Commerce, was the first guest to join HAN Network as it began three days of broadcasting in Manchester.

Sharon O’Connor of Backroad Discovery tours talks to Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher about the tours she and her husband offer to show visitors to Vermont things you might not normally see — from historical tours to a stop at an alpaca farm and chances to see beautiful mountain views:

Kim Hawley and Michelle Zlotnick of the Sugar Shack & Norman Rockwell Exhibition in Arlington talk about the Maple Syrup process — and the different grades of syrup — along with the exhibit of Norman Rockwell’s work representing his time in Arlington:

Ari Rudiakov, artistic director of the Manchester Music Festival, talks with Rob Adams and John Kovach about the concert series that features orchestra and chamber music, among other kinds:

Melissa Levis of the Wilburton Inn & Restaurant, which hosted the HAN Network staff during its Vermont tour, and her dog, Jetson, talked about the Inn’s rich history and more with Martin Hersam and Rob Adams:

Peter Kutzer, an Orvis Fly Fishing instructor, sits down with the Yankee Fisherman, John Kovach, to talk about the school. He later takes Sean Adams out to the Orvis pond to give him his first fly fishing lesson:

Rick Travers of Wildwood Berry Farm brought some fresh-picked blueberries and jam to share with Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher. Travers left the newspaper business years ago to get into you-pick-blueberry business:

 

Mark Tashjian, the headmaster of Burr & Burton Academy, joins Rob Adams and John Kovach to talk about the school that many students in and around Manchester attend:

Randy Schmidt of the Vermont Bird place joined Kate Czaplisnki and Josh Fisher to talk about birding in Vermont and all that he offers at his shop in Manchester:

Cathi Comar, executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, sits down with the Yankee Fisherman, John Kovach, to talk about what visitors and fishermen can find at the popular museum:

Chris Morrow of Northshire Bookstore talks his famous bookshop and gift store — and the return of print — with Rob Adams and John Kovach:

Betsy Turner of the Long Ago & Far Away Gallery, which has been in town for nearly 30 years, talks about her art gallery that focuses on native art and jewelry from all over the country with Martin Hersam and Rob Adams:

Wendy Gawlik and Tiffany Greene of Casting for Recovery sit down with the Yankee Fisherman, John Kovach:

Kate Franklin joins Martin Hersam and Rob Adams to talk about her traveling Wine & Painting Classes:

Dina Janis of the Dorset Theater Festival talks with Rob Adams and John Kovach about the summer festival and some of the shows put on in Dorset:

Katy Lilac of The Loft Outlet joins John Kovach and Kate Czaplinski to talk about the outlet in Manchester Center:

Seth Bongartz of Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, talks with Rob Adams and John Kovach about the historic estate that Robert Lincoln and his family lived at, which is maintained to this day:

Joe Hurley, executive director of the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center at Bromley Mountain, talks with Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher about how the center helps people with disabilities get back on the ski mountain — or elsewhere — so they can compete or just spend the day with their family:

Marie Ferrarin of the Raise The Roof Bandstand Committee talks with Rob Adams and John Kovach about her groups’ quest to bring back the bandstand to Manchester:

Janno Gay of Flower Brook Pottery talks with Rob Adams and John Kovach about the pottery she makes in Dorset, where you can also buy pottery to paint:

Melissa Cochran of Olives & Ives, a new store in Manchester that sells gourmet olive oil and vinegar, sits down with John Kovach to talk about her new shop:

Joanne Van Duesen of The Lighting Place in Manchester brought along one of the unique lamps she sells at her shop. She talked about her business with Rob Adams and John Kovach:

Meredith Morin of the Stratton Mountain School visits with John Kovach and Kate Czaplinski about the school, which has produced more than 40 Olympians and combines learning and winter sports:

Joanna Taylor and Patricia Michael of Norman’s Attic at St. James Episcopal Church in Arlington joined Rob Adams:

 

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