Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Big Weekend in and around Hardwick!

First Anniversary: Thank you for making our first year a success! Come by while you’re on Main Street for the parade this Saturday, say “Hi” and enjoy a cup of coffee and one of Steven’s scrumptious muffins. Our open house is from 10 am to 2 pm.

As well, join us Tuesday, May 26 from 6-8 for a reception at Claire’s to thank you for all your support, encouragement, constructive criticism, and eating and eating.

Atkins Field: This year, the Sustainability Fair moves to Atkins Field to join the Spring Family Carnival on Saturday. Later in the evening, Claire’s offers one of the best views of the fireworks. Come by for dinner or a drink, and stay to enjoy the show. Check out www.hardwickvtarea.com for a full list of Spring Festival events.

Music Notes: Thursday at 7:30, please join us for a heartfelt Hardwick welcome to Mark Struhsacker, who founded and fronts Radio Rangers on WDEV each Saturday morning. Mark’s solo performances highlight traditional fiddle tunes and bluegrass.

Local Art: The Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend is also May 23 & 24, with many artists participating in and around Hardwick. For more information, maps and a list of participants, visit www.vermontcrafts.com

Bring your receipt from a purchase to Claire’s and enjoy one free dessert to share with your dinner.

In Hardwick, you’ll find: Harry and Wendy Besett at Vermont Glass Studio, who provided us with our wonderful bistro-style wine glasses and table lamps; blacksmith Lucien Avery noted for his artful and practical ironwork for the home and for creating the unique iron-work fence along the river on South Main Street; Ruby Leslie’s Charuby Studio, well known for unique designs and expert weaving, will open her doors at 244 Carey Road in Hardwick.

In Craftsbury and Greensboro, check out: Elinor Osborn’s keen eye for nature in her photographs, Mill Village Pottery’s functional and decorative items, Dave Brown’s wonderful turned wooden bowls and plates, Marion Stegner’s hand crafted jewelry, and the naturally inspired ceramics of Jennifer Ranz. Just south of Craftsbury, stop by Muddy Creek Pottery for Heather Stearns’ distinctive work and maybe sign up for a class!

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