Tuesday, November 1, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Do you love snow? Vermonters are lucky to experience four beautiful seasons, including our beloved winter! While some use the winter months to hibernate under blankets next to their fireplaces, others are giddy to catch some powder on the slopes! It does not matter how you spend your winter months, but prepping your home for the cold season is a no-brainer! Here are a few tips to help you get ready for the cold!
Check Your Heaters
It may seem obvious, but sometimes we forget to test our heating systems when the weather is warmer, and the last thing you want is a system not performing on a blistering cold day. Furnaces, boilers, and chimneys should be serviced by a technician at least once a year to ensure proper function and safety. Fire up your system early, giving you time to repair it before the cold gets here!
Clear Your Gutters
Those darn leaves never seem to fall when or where you want them to! Let's face it cleaning your gutters is not fun, so taking care of them as the ; ...
Thursday, October 27, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Vermont, am I right? Boasting four beautiful seasons, historical roots, and gorgeous landscapes, the home of Ben & Jerry's, the list of Vermont's amenities goes on and on! If you're a local, you probably can't name the many reasons you have fallen in love with the area! However, for those new to the Green Mountain state, here are a few reasons why Vermont is a great place to live!
Our Little Corner
Many of us are lucky to live in this beautiful little state with plenty of quirks! Housing just over 600,000 residents, Vermont comes in as the second least populated state in the US. Locals have created tight-knit communities and have worked hard to preserve their foundations. Are you tired of major city traffic jams? Vermont may be the place for you! Things still do get a little cramped from time to time, especially for Fall foliage and fresh powder slopes, but that's because Vermont has so much to offer!
If you have ever ventured into Vermont, you may have noticm ...
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Halloween is almost here, but you are missing one thing...treats! Whether you are just hanging around the house or need some goodies to bring to a Halloween party, these snacks are sure to make you the life (or walking dead) of the party! Enjoy these simple DIY recipes this October season!
1) Haunted Rice Crispy
Rice Crispy treats are the perfect simple snack that is sure to impress! The real fun in this project is shaping and decorating your rice crispy bars! Combine your cereal and marshmallow and form them into different Halloween shapes, like mummies or bats, and don't forget to add your favorite candy to spice things up!
Halloween Crispy Rice Treats Recipe | Food Network Kitchen | Food Network
2) Possesed Pretzle Treats
Pretzels and chocolate have been best friends for a very long time! Pretzel treats are easy to make and do not require any baking, making them a perfect recipe for you to make in a pinch! Grab some pretzel rods, and some white or dark chocolate, and star; ...
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
Pie, cider, and donuts are the flavors of a Vermont fall! Once we see these vibrant leaves scattered about the mountains, we know it's the optimal apple-picking season! Want to know where in Vermont you should pick apples for your favorite fall foods? This guide has our team's top picks on apple picking in northern Vermont!
Adams Apple Orchard and Farm Market - Williston, Vermont
Adams Apple Orchard is one of our Chittenden County favorites! Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this gem in Williston is only a few minutes from the highway and has everything you need all in one location! The orchard pairs with a quaint farm market with pre-made fall foods, ingredients to help you make your favorite sweets, and more!
Address: 986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495
Chapin Orchard – Essex Junction, VT
Another classic Vermont orchard is Chapin in Essex Junction! This orchard is just a short drive from the Essex Experien ...
Thursday, September 8, 2022 / by Brian Armstrong
President Biden has officially announced his student loan relief plan to help middle-class federal student loan borrowers get back on track to resume payments come the new year. Borrowers earning less than $125,000 will see debt relief to the tune of $10,000, and Pel Grant recipients will be eligible for up to $20,000 in relief! This is major news for young professionals who are struggling to make ends meet. So how does this affect the U.S. economy as a whole?
Money To Make Purchases
Many borrowers struggling with debt have not had the opportunity to attribute funds toward real estate, cars, and other larger asset purchases. Nearly half of borrowers, about 20 million people, will have their student debt fully canceled, which will open up opportunities for those individuals to invest that capital back into the economy. While some borrowers will still not be in the financial position to make a purchase, others who were planning to buy a home and were not quite there may be able to affo. ...