Helping Out

Enjoy the Super Bowl in Stowe, Vermont

Super Bowl excitement is ramping up in New England! Looking for a great place to watch the game?

There are lots of options perfect for either local or visitors just up for the weekend. 

Stowe Bowl - Come watch Super Bowl LIII on the biggest screens in town! We'll be serving up all of your favorite game-day snacks while you and your friends watch the Super Bowl on the biggest screens in town! PLUS, you'll get FREE bowling by the hour - including shoe rentals!

Stowe Community Church - Come watch the Super Bowl on Sunday night, February 3rd at 6 pm. Bring your favorite tail gating dish to share. For the SOUPER BOWL, bring a can of soup that will be collected for the food bank. This is a great opportunity to come as a family.

Sunset Grill - Featuring drink and food specials, NFL Sunday Ticket, 30 TV's - 6 big screens, there are no bad seats. Known for delicious BBQ and smoked meats, this cozy restaurant and sports bar offers a little of everything for everyone.

Go Pats!

"Tis The Season

Tis the Season of Thanks, and for Giving

In an effort to help support our local food shelf, Lamoille Community Food Share, we invite you to join us this holiday season, in donating to this vital community organization. LCFS is always in need of food donations, as well as monetary contributions, for our neighbors in need.

Feel free to drop off either of those to our office, located in the center of downtown Stowe Village, and we will make sure they receive. If you would rather send a monetary donation directly, you can send to:

LCFS, PO Box 173, Morrisville, VT 05661

Alternatively, you can donate online here: 



For their wish list of food items, you can go here: 



Thank you for your interest and generosity in helping support our neighbors in need, and ensuring food security for our community.

We wish you the very best for this holiday season,
Jeff Beattie and Everyone at Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate

Realtor of the Year

2016 Realtor of the Year – Jeff Beattie

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate is proud to announce that Jeff Beattie has been named 2016 REALTOR® of the Year for the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors! This award recognizes those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities.  Winners are chosen based on REALTOR® Spirit, participation in civic activities; including service clubs, charity, fraternal or religious groups, notable business accomplishments and association activity.

In addition to Jeff’s roles as a Director and Past President of the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors, he has served on the Regional MLS Board and the Vermont Association of Realtor’s Forms Committee. He is always ready and willing to reach out to newcomers to the field of Real Estate to help guide them through the pitfalls of laws and regulations.  He embodies good real estate practice and is a contributor at many membership meetings instructing on particular issues or problem areas.

He presently heads up the mentoring program for the Hyde Park Elementary School and has been a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. He has volunteered for many children’s sports activities including Little League, soccer and basketball as his children were growing up.

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie

One of my favorite dishes at Thanksgiving is Pecan Pie. This is a fantastic recipe. If you want to add a tasty surprise, just add a few chocolate chips and watch everyone’s eyes light up!

Happy Thanksgiving. Jeff 

YIELD - 1 Pie - you decided how many servings ;-)


Pastry dough - with enough other cooking going on, feel free to use good quality store bought.

3/4 stick unsalted butter

1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

2 cups pecan halves (1/2 pound)

Accompaniment: whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 350°F with a baking sheet on middle rack.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 12-inch round and fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under and lightly press against rim of pie plate, then crimp decoratively. Lightly prick bottom all over with a fork. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes (or freeze 10 minutes).

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar, whisking until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in corn syrup, vanilla, zest, and salt. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl, then whisk in corn syrup mixture.

Put pecans in pie shell and pour corn syrup mixture evenly over them. Bake on hot baking sheet until filling is set, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool completely.

***To save time on Thanksgiving, pie can be baked 1 day ahead and chilled. Bring to room temperature before serving.


Stowe Land Trust Partnership Milestone

Honor the Past, Peserve the Future

In 2013, Trapp Family Lodge and Stowe Land Trust aligned to form a partnership focused on informing visitors and the Stowe community of the importance of protecting land for future generations to enjoy.  Through the partnership, Trapp Family Lodge guests donate $1 per occupied room night as a contribution to Stowe Land Trust to assist with land conservation.  To date, this partnership has raised almost $50,000 for Stowe Land Trust.

Four generations of von Trapps have set their roots in Stowe, owning and managing Trapp Family Lodge, continuing the tradition of active farming and forestry, and providing unparalleled opportunities for visitors to get out and enjoy the mountains and valleys.   Continuing the family's true pioneering spirit, Johannes von Trapp helped establish Stowe Land Trust 29 years ago, and through this commitment, the family has permanently conserved over 1,500 acres.  In the years that have passed since Stowe Land Trust's inception, the von Trapp family has continued in their commitment to conservation and stewardship in Stowe.

About Stowe Land Trust

Stowe Land Trust is dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community. The work of Stowe Land Trust, in conjunction with the community, partners, and supporters, has been a critical force in shaping the Stowe landscape.

Learn more about the Von Trapp Partnership or Stowe Land Trust.

Spring Trail Work Day In Stowe

Stowe Mountain Bike Club Is Hosting It's Annual Spring Trail Work Day

The Stowe Mountain Bike Club Spring Trail Work Day is coming on SaturdayClick Here For Larger Image, May 16th beginning at 9:00 am and ending in the afternoon at the Phoenix Bar & Table for a free BBQ for all volunteers. There will also be Live Music by the Mind Spring Band, beverages, raffle prizes and outdoor fun.

We will be cleaning and repairing trails at Cady Hill Forest, Adams Camp and Sterling Forest in preparation for the upcoming mountain biking and hiking season.

The three trail systems include a total of 2,363 acres of conserved lands and 30 miles of ridable trails!

Come join us for a day of community work and the after party at the Phoenix Bar & Table.

Go here to sign up!


In The Meantime...

We need to stay off the trails while the last patches of snow melt and the trails have an ample opportunity to dry out. Nothing is more critical to long term trail sustainablity than staying off wet trails not only in the Spring but all season long.

If you see someone about to head out on wet trail, it is okay to politely let them know that it is not a good time to ride. This is mostly about educating people so spread the word whenever possible.

When the trails are ready this Spring and throughout the season after it rains, you can check the Stowe Mountain Bike Club website for trail conditions and closures.


Tree Planting Volunteers Needed In Stowe

The Stowe Land Trust is sponsoring a riparian tree planting at the Mayo Farm on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a family-friendly event so kids are welcome and it is a great opportunity to teach kids the value of conservation and community volunteering.

This event is also sponsored by the Intervale Center in Burlington who donated 300 trees for this planting. This is a rain or shine event so dress appropriately, wear boots and bring work glove and a spade.

Go here to sign up!








Morrisville Rotary Winter Coat Drive

The Morrisville Rotary winter coat drive is coming up. This is a great way to help families in need in who might not otherwise be able to afford proper winter outerwear for our cold climate. It is also a good opportunity to clean out your closet and not add to the local landfill needlessly.

Coats should be in relatively good condition and can be dropped off from November 24th to December 1st at Denoia's Dry Cleaners on Portland Street in Morrisville who will clean the coats free of charge.

The free coats can be picked up at the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Brooklyn Street in Morrisville on 12/1 and 12/8 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and on 12/2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Thank you to Morrisville Rotary, Denoia's Dry Cleaners and Holy Cross for organizing and hosting this important annual event.