Local Halloween Happenings!

A list of just some of the many local Halloween events:

It's time to get your SPOOK on!


Halloween Howl @ Oakledge Park 10/26  2-6pm Free

Trick-or-Treat Street @ Church St Marketplace 10/27 1-4pm Free

Halloween Bike Ride @ 47 Maple St. 10/27 1:30-4pm  Free 

Queen City Ghostwalk Tours -



Horses for Hope @ Blackrose Farm 10/19 10:30am-2:30pm $5ea Formerly Enniskerry Farm 848 Middle Rd


Essex & Essex Jct:

Nightmare Vermont @ Champlain Valley Expo  10/17-10/19 & 10/24-10/26 Thurs & Fri 7-10pm Sat 6-11pm   $15ea

Essex Jct & Essex Parks & Recreation Halloween Celebration @ Champlain Valley Expo Wed 10/23 5-6:30pm   Free

Pumpkin Lobotomy @ Essex Middle School 10/25 6-8pm Free

Pumpkin Palooza @ Maple Street Park 10/30 6-8pm Free


Grand Isle:

The Emmons Island Haunted Trail @ 1 Island Meadows Lane  10/12 Kids Walk (non scary) 4:30-6pm Free  10/12 Main Event (PG13) 6:30-10pm $10 or 7 non perishable goods each



Trunk or Treat  @ Bombardier Park 10/25 6pm Free



Haunted Happenings @ Shelburne Museum 10/27 10am-1pm  $7ea

Halloween Parade & Activities 10/27 12:45-4:30pm  12:45 Floats @ Shopping Park     2pm Parade begins on Falls Rd   2:30-4:30pm Activities @ Town Gym, Fire Station & Library


South Burlington:

Halloween Spooktacular @ FHTMS 10/21 12-3pm  Free

UVM Horse Barn Annual Halloween Barn @ UVM Horse Barn   (Parking at Gutterson with a shuttle ride) 10/28 5:30-7pm  $3ea suggested donation



Haunted Westford @ Westford Elementary School 10/25 6-8pm  $5ea for Trick or Treat Street, $3ea for Haunted Forest



Halloween 2019 Pumpkin Carving @ Winooski Senior Center 10/19 9am-5pm & 10/20 9am-finished Free & Free BBQ!

The Haunted Mill @ 20 Winooski Falls Way 10/25 & 10/26  6:30-11pm $10ea (Recommended age is 13 years and older!)

Halloween in Winooski 2019 @ VSAC Bldg, Rotary Park and Downtown Trick or Treating 10/26 5-8pm Free



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      Fall Is A Great Time To List!


      It’s true that in fall and winter, there is less inventory out there, fewer homes to look at.  But that means less competition and people who are buying a home in fall or winter, those are serious buyers. If you've been thinking at all about selling your home, you might want to consider that now is a great time to enter the market. 


      If you're content where you are, we completely understand.  But if you think you might be interested in selling your home at any point in the near future, this is a great chance to explore your options with our



      Give us a call and let us set up an appointment at your earliest convenience. And of course, feel free to call us if you have any other real estate needs.


      We look forward to hearing from you.

      802-846-8460 or



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        Fall Home Maintenance

        Fall home maintenance can make a big difference for your home.

        Inspect your furnace

        Change the filter, have your fuel company do a yearly maintenance and a safety inspection.  If you heat with wood, have the chimney checked for creosote build-up. If you hire a sweep, make sure they are certified.


        Check your roof & gutters

        Check your roof for leaks, missing shingles, rotted areas, make sure flashing is in tact, remove any debris. Clean out gutters and check that they are in good condition. Get any problems fixed before the Moisture does more expensive damage to your home.


        Drain outside faucets

        If you don’t have a freeze proof outdoor faucet, you will need to drain to prevent your pipes from cracking. Insulate or electrical tape may do the trick!


        Drafts and leaks

        Common places of escaping warm air-windows, doors, attics, electrical outlets, dryer vents, anywhere pipes enter your home.  Caulking, foam sealer, foam gaskets, plastic film for windows, and extra insulation are some ways to fix these leaks.


        Prep your lawn for winter

        Fall fertilization & proper lawn care is the key to a healthy lawn.



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          Vermont Hiking in the Fall

          Experience Vermont Fall Foliage Up Close With These Hikes

          1) Mount Philo State Park - Easy 3/4 mile hike to summit, FEE, Leashed Dogs OK

                    Parking at 5425 Humphreys’ Rd, Charlotte   #802-425-2390

                    Open 8am to Sunset thru October 20th


          2) Libby’s Look @ The Preston Pond Conservation Area, Bolton – Easy 2.6 mile loops, Pets OK, Trails are maintained by citizen        volunteers in Bolton 

                     2 Parking spots at 3638 Stage Rd Trailhead & 4 spots at 3643 Notch Rd Trailhead


          3) Camel’s Hump State Park - Moderate 2.4 or 3.4 miles to summit, Leashed Dogs OK

                    Parking at 3160 Camel’s Hump Rd in Huntington for The Burrows Trail 2.4 miles

                    Parking at end of Camel’s Hump Rd in N Duxbury for The Monroe Trail 3.4 miles

                    Also from Duxbury lot is The Camel’s Hump View Trail .8 mile easy stroll with

                    benches and very nice vistas, great for kids and elders. CLICK HERE for Camels Hump Trails


          4)      Underhill State Park/Mount Mansfield – Moderate/Advanced 5 miles+ up and back

                    Eagle Cut Trailhead in northeast corner of Parking lot easy .7 miles then pick up

                    Sunset Ridge Trail which is more difficult hiking to “Chin”. Leashed Pets OK

                    Parking at Underhill State Park Parking Lot

                    CLICK HERE for Mount Mansfield "The Chin"

                    CLICK HERE for Eagle Cut Trail

                    CLICK HERE for Sunset Ridge Trail


          5) Stowe Pinnacle - Moderate/Advanced 1.7 miles to summit, Dogs OK

                    Parking at 663 Upper Hollow Rd in Stowe     

                    CLICK HERE for Stowe Pinnacle Trail

                    CLICK HERE for Stowe Area Hiking Guide


          Vermont Fall Foliage Reports

          NOTE - Deer season starts in early October - When you dress for a hike, items of blaze-orange clothing that are visible from all directions are best, such as a cap and vest.  And don't forget your four-legged pal. Pet stores carry blaze-orange collars and mesh vests for Fido's safety, too. It's not a bad idea either to stick to established trails and limit off-trail hiking at this time of year.



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            Fall Painting


            The cooler temps and lower humidity make this time of year A GREAT TIME TO PAINT!

            20 Painting Secrets the Pros Won't Tell You  By Brett Martin And Ezra Dyer Dec 10, 2018


            1. Sand Away Flaws

            2. Buy the Best Supplies

            3. Cover Furniture

            4. Use Tinted Primer

            5. Press Tape With a Putty Knife

            6. Eliminate Brush and Lap Marks with Paint Extender

            7. Scrape a Ridge in Textured Ceilings

            8. Use Canvas Drop Cloths

            9. Finish One Wall Before Starting Another

            10. Scrape (Don't Tape) Windows

            11. Box Paint for Consistent Color

            12. Buy an Extra Bucket or Two

            13. Wash Roller Covers

            14. Take Off Those Switch Plates

            15. Give Yourself a Good Set

            16. Light It Up

            17. Clean Dirty Walls with Degreaser

            18. Start with a Loaded Brush

            19. Push Paint to Avoid Runs

            20. Bag It Up



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              Corn Mazes


              Vermont Corn Mazes

              First Day of Autumn is Monday 9/23/19 and Corn Mazes are a Fun Autumn Activity! 

              Below is a list of some of the more well known mazes, we hope you get a chance to give one or more a try.


              Great Vermont Corn Maze -  Largest Maze in New England

              1404 Wheelock Rd, Danville, VT     802-748-1399

              Open 7 days a week weather permitting until October 14,2019 - we are not open in the rain!

              Hours - Monday thru Friday 10am to 2pm  Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm

              *Arrive by 1pm to solve before close.


              Sam Mazza's Corn Maze

              277 Lavigne Rd, Colchester, VT     802-655-3440

              Open 7 days a week thru October. 

              Hours - Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm Sundays 10am to 5pm

              *No maze tickets sold within and hour of closing.


              Isham Family Farm Corn Maze

              3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT     802-872-1525

              Open weekends starting Sept 22nd from noon until dusk

              Whitcomb’s Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

              347 Fay Lane, Williston, VT     802-879-5239

              We will be opening September 21st, 2019!!!

              Hours: Sat/Sun 10am-5pm  Come explore our 4-acre corn maze.


              Percy Farm Corn Maze

              Route 108, Stowe, VT      802-371-9999

              Open daily 10am to 5pm weather permitting until mid October (we may not be open in the rain!)


              Gaines Farm Corn Maze

              6343 Coolidge Hwy (US Rt 5), Guilford, VT     802-257-0409

              Open weekends September 14 to October 27. 

              Hours: Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm (Also open Columbus Day 10/14/19 11am to 5pm!)


              Hathaway Farm Corn Maze

              741 Prospect Hill Rd, Rutland, VT     802-775-2624

              Vermont’s Premier Family Corn Maze

              2019 corn maze theme is “Kids Color Their World With Kindness!”

              Hours Closed Tues, Sat 10am-9pm, rest of days 10am-5pm









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                Apple Picking Time

                Apple Picking Tips!




                1. FIND AN ORCHARD  - Click HERE  to visit our Blog for a direct link to the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Assoc website for a list & links to Vermont orchards and cider producers.     

                2. APPLE RIPENING  -  Apples on the outside of the tree ripen before apples on the inside and apples Do Not continue to ripen once picked.     

                3. HOW TO PICK  - Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give it a little twist, Do Not pull straight away from the tree.  Also Do Not shake the branch or tree.

                4. HANDLE WITH CARE  - Try not to bruise, as the apple will go bad more quickly.

                5. CLEANING  - Wait and wash apples just before using.  

                6. STORAGE  - Store apples in a cool dark place.  If possible store in the  refrigerator in their own drawer.  If storing in the basement or root cellar, Do Not store with potatoes.                              




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                  TMT Fall Newsletter 2019


                  Featured Property!

                  MULTI-FAMILY    $579,900

                  176 N WILLARD ST, BURLINGTON 

                  Well maintained and fully rented 3 unit multi-family.  Nice units with all recent inspections and some recent updates in unit 2.  Located near Riverside Ave offers easy access to Burlington, Winooski, and Colchester.  If you’re looking for an investment opportunity, great numbers on this one.



                  HIGH Demand LOW Inventory!

                  With very few homes on the market, if you were to list today there would be less competition. That means you will more than likely get the best price possible for your home. We understand  the market. Let’s talk to see if now is the right time for you!


                  Energy Upgrades In Your New Home

                  The first few years of living in your home are a great time to invest in energy efficiency upgrades.

                  Not only can it make your home more affordable, but it can make it more comfortable and increase the resale value. If you’re building a new home, there are ways to build efficiency right into it.


                  The best first step is to contact Efficiency Vermont by calling 888-921-5990 or visiting There you can find:

                  Listings for BPI Certified Energy Efficiency Network contractors

                  Technical assistance and incentives for energy-efficient new construction

                  Rebates on the purchase of efficient equipment such as kitchen appliances,

                  heat pump heating and cooling systems, water heating systems, and more

                  Cash back incentives on air sealing and insulation projects through the

                  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program

                  DIY videos and online resources

                  Guidance on financing and energy efficiency projects

                  Resources on renewable energy systems



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                    HIGH Demand LOW Inventory

                    HIGH Demand LOW Inventory

                    With very few homes on the market, if you were to list today there would be less competition. That means you will more than likely get the best price possible for your home. We understand the market. Let’s talk to see if now is the right time for you!

                    802-846-8460 *


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