Vermont Community Events

Vermont Community Events

Vermont Community Events

Northshire Bookstore Events

Northshire Bookstore will host author Adam Krakowski at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, to discuss his book, ‘Vermont Prohibition,’which discloses the tumultuous side of Vermont’s temperance movement. Vermont became the nation’s second dry state in 1853, but some locals refused to comply and inept law enforcement led to ineffective consequences. What was intended to increase wholesomeness forced a newly carved detour toward crime and corruption. Early laws, such as  the Liquor Law of 1853, targeted distilled spirits while conveniently protecting cider. Krakowski co-authored ‘Vermont Beer: History of A  Brewing Revolution,’ and writes for Yankee Brewing News, a brewing industry newspaper.

The Northshire Bookstore Story Slam will be held on Saturday, August 26, at 7 p.m. Fans of The Moth; True Stories Told Live will love this event, as some of the area’s best storytellers come together for an evening of entertainment. Just a few of the talented storytellers who will be participating  are Michael Kingsbury, Forest Byrd, Kevin Gallagher, and Gina Ferra. Space for this event may be limited and reservations are appreciated at

Call 802-362-2200 or visit the website at for more information. Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center.

Townshend Farm to Table Dinner

The West River Community Project in West Townshend is holding its third annual Farm to Table Benefit Dinner on Saturday, August 27, with food purchased from local farmers and prepared by chef Mike Butler of the Windham Hill Inn and the West Townshend Country Store café team led by Christopher Mattson. There will also be a silent auction featuring artwork, hand-crafted items, gift certificates and more. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception and the opening of the silent auction bidding; the dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $125 per person at The West Townshend Country Store on Route 30 at the junction of Windham Hill Road in West Townshend. The West River Community Project is a non-profit dedicated to promoting local agriculture, economic and social activities in the West River Valley. They currently support the West Townshend Post Office, the Café, the Thrift Shop, the Townshend Farmers’ Market and ongoing educational and cultural events.

Chester Talk on Indie Bookselling

Welcome Michael DeSanto, new co-owner of Misty Valley Books, to Chester at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016, and find out how independent booksellers thrive in today’s economy. Mike and Renee Reiner, owners of Phoenix Books, added Misty Valley Books to their family of stores on May 16. Now with four locations throughout Vermont, their business model defies the idea that indie bookstores are dead. Independent stores such as Misty Valley and other small businesses which are the lifeblood of Chester’s economy can succeed, with ideas and practices that Mike and Renee have implemented in their stores. The focus of the evening will be to share these thoughts and have a conversation with attendees. There will be a free hors d’oeuvre buffet. Mike and the Chester Rotary will offer a chance to win two $25 gift certificates for purchases at Misty Valley. The event will take place at the Fullerton Inn on the Common in Chester, and is open to the public at no charge. Reservations are not necessary but for planning purposes, register at


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