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Take a Breather this Autumn in Waterbury!

As the heat wears off and the trees grow vibrant, Waterbury offers a multitude of destinations to enjoy the change in seasons. From exploring backroads or hiking through the ever-changing hillsides to strolling through our historic downtown stopping in shops and grabbing bites to eat, Waterbury is an ideal place for a quite retreat before the first snowfall graces us with its presence. 

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The 10 Best Craft Breweries to Hit Up in New England This Summer

The 10 Best Craft Breweries to Hit Up in New England This Summer

From hundred-year-old lager houses to small-town cider makers revolutionizing the craft, there is something for every brew lover


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Poet Pamela Harrison Comes to Waterbury 6/25

Poet Pamela Harrison Comes to Waterbury 6/25 Pamela Harrison will present her lecture, “Grounding the Moment: Deploying Dramatic and Thematic Cues" at 7:00 PM at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury on June 25. Pamela was selected as part of Sundog Poetry Center’s Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series running through October 8 at independent bookstores throughout the state. In Pamela’s lecture, she will "look together at the various ways poets deploy dramatic cues down the temporal space of the page toward that moment in which the crux of events comes good." The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Q&A with The Alchemist Brewery

The Alchemist is a small, family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. We are currently focused on brewing one beer perfectly – Heady Topper, an American Double IPA.

Blog post by Steve Winters who works for The Alchemist. Steve can be seen delivering Heady Topper around Waterbury every Wednesday, often being followed from store to store by Heady fans trying to make a purchase before it sells out.

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Changes to the Face of Maple Syrup in Vermont

Like cherries are to Michigan and oranges are to Florida, maple syrup is to Vermont without question. Based on information released by the Department of Agriculture for the 2014 syrup season, Vermont is easily the front runner for production of maple syrup in the U.S. Vermont produced around 1.3 million gallons of syrup. Vermont also has made its mark as a global supplier by producing 5.5% of the world’s supply of maple syrup. This is an amazing feat for a state that is ranked the 7th smallest based on square mileage and with a population of only around 620,000 people. There are almost more cows in Vermont than people. So, yeah… maple syrup is an important industry for the state, and there has become a deep, enriched culture around maple syrup production or what Vermonters call “sugarin’.” Have you ever tried “sugar on snow?” If you are from out of state, I doubt it. But ask a true Vermonter, and it’s a ritual every year.

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