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News & Noteworthy

From lighted tractor parades, local history and outdoor recreation to business spotlights and more, Dorset has a lot going on. And, regardless of season, there is so much to do here! Stay current with our blog on local activity ideas, interesting tidbits and important announcements.


Carving Marble with Stan Sears

Aug 31 2023 • Explore, Get Outside

Recently in Dorset at the popular swimming hole Norcross-West Marble Quarry, you may have noticed some of the marble has started to look a little different. Danby-based artist Stan Sears has been installing a public art piece titled Ripple which is part of a series of current pieces that explores the idea of écorché (French, meaning flayed figure of the...

Q&A with Rachel Batz from Hike Dorset

Aug 3 2023 • Explore, Get Outside

Pinnacle Tower, Owl’s Head, Raptor Lane - you have probably hiked one of these trails recently in Dorset but do you know who is behind the trail maintenance of them? We recently sat down with Rachel Batz, Hike Dorset’s Outdoor Recreation Director for a chat about the hiking trails in Dorset and about some summer events they have happening. Read...

Dorset Union Store: A 200 year history

Jul 9 2023 • Latest News

  From left to right, Cindy, Gretchen, Paul and Julia   A beloved store in Dorset with an over 200 year old history, the Dorset Union Store is entering a new phase through owners Cindy Loudenslager and Gretchen Schmidt with the hiring of new general managers, Paul and Julia VanDerWielen.    Cindy and Gretchen purchased the store in 2007 with...

Celebrating Mom in Dorset

Apr 29 2023 • Latest News

Mother's Day is right around the corner; make plans now to celebrate Mom in Dorset this year. Below are just a few ideas of how to make the weekend special while supporting local businesses and our community. Happy Mother's Day! Flowers & Sweets Shower mom with flowers this year from Mettowee Mint. They not only have the best selection around, they...

Churches of Dorset & East Dorset

Mar 31 2023 • Living Here

  As daffodils start to emerge from the thawing ground, we are reminded that spring is back! For some this transition not only indicates a change in season but the arrival of Easter. There are two churches in Dorset - the East Dorset Congregational Church and the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, both of which have Easter services...

Henderson House Inspires J.K. Adams Giveaway

Mar 18 2023 • Latest News

Local author, Caren Simpson McVicker has a lot to be happy about. Her first novel, Henderson House, is coming out this summer from Inkshares, an Indie Publisher headquartered in Oakland, California. She just released the beautiful cover artwork for the book, and she has a fabulous giveaway going on right now with J.K. Adams to encourage pre-orders of the novel. ...

Maple Madness

Feb 28 2023 • Area Events, Eat, Get Outside, Shop

  This time of year Vermont’s landscape is dotted with sugarhouses in full swing. Smoke and evaporated sap billowing out of their roofs. The sweet smell of maple in the air. It’s a tradition that spans hundreds of years. Pancake sauce, liquid gold - it doesn’t really matter what you call it, maple syrup is the sticky, sweet, golden goodness...

Get Outside This Winter

Feb 13 2023 • Explore, Get Outside

"Winter is not a season, it's a celebration." — Anamika Mishra   In Vermont, we celebrate the arrival of the first big snow storm. With it comes a plethora of new outdoor activities. Skiing, sledding, ice skating and more– we are lucky here in Dorset to be close to all of them. There is something for everyone!   Cross-Country &...

How to Hygge in Dorset

Jan 31 2023 • Eat, Get Outside, Shop, Stay

Dorset Bake How to Hygge in Dorset - Winter Edition You’ve probably seen the Instagram posts and heard the word “hygge” being tossed around. But what is it? Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is the Danish concept of coziness, contentment and living a slow and simple lifestyle. It’s about spending quality time with friends and family, enjoying the simple pleasures in life...