Spring is here in St. Johnsbury, and as mud season recedes and crocuses appear, we are welcoming you to #getdowntown with street-side dining, art exhibitions, poetry, and more. Our friends at Catamount Arts have been particularly busy. Here’s just a sampling of what they’ve been doing to fill our town with art this spring: > PoemTown St. Johnsbury is a celebration of National Poetry Month … Continue reading April Showers Bring Spring… Art?
Maple sugaring season is a sweet time to be in St. Johnsbury, the Maple Center of the World. As part of this year’s World Maple Festival, we’ve challenged our local restaurants and food vendors to highlight Vermont maple products on their menus for the month of March. Visit WorldMapleFestival.org for a full schedule of sweet events and activities all month long, and check out the … Continue reading Maple Menu Takeover!
Valentine’s Day weekend is approaching, and many local restaurants are planning special meals, with options for both sit-down or take-out celebratory fare. Advanced reservations are required for many, so we’ve prepared a dining guide to help you plan in advance. Kingdom Table: Valentine’s Day specials will be on the menu all week long, from Thursday through Monday. The updated menu will launch Thursday, February 11. … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Dining Guide
Tag us when you #FindYourLove in St. J, and be entered to win one of five St. J bags (pictured below) by The Gypsy Coast! Here’s how to enter: Take a picture when you #FindYourLove (a heart, something lovable, or just a picture of your sweetheart) in downtown St. Johnsbury. Between now and February 14, post your pics tagged to us on Facebook @discoverstjohnsbury or Instagram @discover_stjohnsbury, … Continue reading Introducing the #FindYourLove in St. J Valentine’s Day Challenge
This season, you’ll find everything you need in St. Johnsbury. Make ten purchases before the end of the year in downtown St. Johnsbury and win a coveted St. J bag by The Gypsy Coast. Pick up your rewards card and have it validated as you shop at any downtown merchant. Continue reading Find Yourself in St. J… and Win!
According to Brewer’s Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase and Fable (1991), “Say it with flowers” was an advertising slogan coined in 1917 by a Major Patrick O’Keefe for the National Publicity Committee of the Society of American Florists. Many things can be “said” with flowers, in St. Johnsbury, we are telling the world that we are proud of our town, and seeking to convey a welcoming … Continue reading Say It With Flowers
Last week I spoke at Breakout Bakery, a start-up Social-Entrepreurial venture, with plans to provide job training and life skills to formerly incarcerated individuals through the operation of a local and wholesale bakery. One of the bakery’s founders, Darryll Rudy, was recently featured in Bess O’brien’s documentary, Coming Home. Coming Home tells the story of participants in the Circle of Support & Accountability program, a … Continue reading What’s Brewing in St. Johnsbury?
St. Johnsbury’s Victorian heritage gives our community a distinctive charm. Buildings and roads that were designed during a period of parasols and horse-and-buggy traffic give our neighborhoods a sense of place. And the enduring legacy of many families who gave back to this community during the Victorian era means that we can enjoy easy access to world-class arts, education and culture. StJ is an unusual … Continue reading Victorian Holiday – Saturday, December 8
St. Johnsbury is experiencing tremendous change. New businesses moving in as old favorites move on. Fresh owners of historic buildings are redefining our streetscape. Our Town Plan helped planners apply for and receive grant support that aligns community efforts to access the riverfront and connect the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail with our Welcome Center. Things are coming together. These and other community project happen because … Continue reading StJ Chamber Is Here for You
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is thinking big — biggest ever — and you can join the stargazing fun. On August 10 (August 11, if it rains) the Museum will host a huge block party to set the Guinness World Record for the largest astronomy workshop anywhere, ever. The Saint J. Subaru Stargazing Party is more than a star party — we’ll have food trucks, … Continue reading Stargazing Party