Resource Source Where to find professional help for businesses relocating, expanding, financing, permitting, and a lot of other resources. (802) unless noted. ■ Robin Scheu, exec. director, Addison County Economic Development Corp., 388-7953, www.addisoncountyedc.org ■ Adam Grinold, exec. director, Brattleboro Development Credit Corp., 257-7731, www.brattleborodevelopment.com ■ Jamie Stewart, exec. director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corp., 223-4654, cvedc.org. ■ Noelle MacKay, director, Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO), 865-7144, www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO ■ Kathi Walker O’Reilly, director of economic development, Town of Colchester Community & Economic Development Office, 264-5508, www.colchestervt.gov ■ Dana Hanley, director of community development, Town of Essex, 878-1343, www.essex.org ■ Tim Smith, president, Franklin County Industrial Development Corp., 524-2194, www.fcidc.com ■ Frank Cioffi, president, Greater Burlington Industrial Corp., 862-5726, ext. 12, www.gbicvt.org ■ Bob Haynes, exec. director, Green Mountain Economic Development Corp., 295-4231, www.gmedc.com ■Jan Marinelli, exec. director, Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corp., 372-8400, www.champlainislands.com ■ Tom Torti, president, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, 863-3489, ext. 202, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vermont.org ■ John Mandeville, exec. director, Lamoille Economic Development Corp., 888-5640, www.lamoilleeconomy.org ■ David Snedeker, exec. director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, 748-5181, www.nvda.net ■ Lyle Jepson, exec. director, Rutland Economic Development Corp., (802) 770-7061; www.rutlandeconomy.com ■ Bob Flint, exec. director, Springfield Regional Development Corp., 885-3061, www.springfielddevelopment.org ■ Cassie Polhemus,, chief operating officer, Vermont Economic Development Authority, (802) 828-5459, www.veda.org ■ Heather Carrington, community and economic development officer, City of Winooski, 655-6410, www.winooskivt.org It’s the Law No idling: Since 1973, it has been illegal in Vermont to let your vehicle run, unattended, in public. In 2014, a law took effect limiting the idling of all motor vehicles to 5 minutes in any 60-minute period, occupied or not. There are few exemptions. Burlington is tougher. No texting or hand-held cell phone use while driving: Vermont law prohibits any use of cell phones or other handheld devices while driving or stopped in traffic. Hands-free devices are permitted. No smoking: Vermont has one of the toughest smoking laws in the country. It forbids smoking a cigarette in cars when a child is present in a car seat or booster seat. You can be fined $100 if caught. The state also bans smoking of tobacco products in nearly all common areas of indoor places of public access, including private schools, and within 25 feet of all state-owned buildings and offices. For more details: healthvermont.gov/prevent/tobacco/restrictions_law.aspx. No peeking: Since 2005, it has been a crime to peep in windows or use any technology, including cell phone cameras, to spy on people. State motto: In 2015, the Vermont Legislature approved a Latin motto, Stella quarta decima fulgeat (May the 14th star shine bright) to join its English motto, Freedom and Unity. Places to Go Rotary Club Meeting Locations Monday 7 a.m. Wallingford Memorial 12 p.m. Hilton Hotel, Burlington 12 p.m. Stone Grill Restaurant, Morrisville 12:15 p.m. Capitol Plaza, Montpelier 12:15 p.m. Union Baptist Church, St. Johnsbury 6:30 p.m. Filomina Cucina, Berlin Tuesday 7:15 a.m. Champlain Valley Christian School, Vergennes 7:15 a.m. Waterbury Senior Citizens Center (except second Tuesday) 12 p.m. Masonic Lodge, St. Albans 12:15 p.m. Gateway on The Waterfront, Newport 12:15 p.m. Hotel Coolidge, White River Junction Wednesday 7:15 a.m. Rosie’s Restaurant, Middlebury 7:15 a.m. Sugarbush Inn, Warren 7:30 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, Shelburne 8 a.m. Matterhorn Inn, West Dover 12 p.m. Woodstock Inn & Resort 12 p.m. Quarry Grill & Tavern, Barre 12:10 p.m. The Essex Resort & Spa, Essex 12:15 p.m. First Congregational Church, Lyndonville 6 p.m. Summit Lodge, Killington, 773-0600 Thursday 7 a.m. 158 Main Restaurant, Jeffersonville 7 a.m. Fullerton Inn on the Green, Chester 7:15 a.m. Williston Federated Church 7:30 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton (the former Sheraton Burlington) 12 p.m. Hampton Inn, Colchester 12 p.m. The Lyons Den, Randolph (winter); Grant Camp Randolph (summer) 12:15 p.m. American Legion, Brattleboro 6 p.m. American Legion, Northfield 7 p.m. Town & Country Lodge, Stowe Friday 7:15 a.m. DoubleTree by Hilton (the former Sheraton Burlington) 12:15 p.m. Mount Anthony Country Club Time to Play A visit to Vermont isn’t complete without exploring some of our state’s beauty and attractions. Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace, lively waterfront, active arts and entertainment scene, and livability have been extolled by many publications over the years. Do check out Middlebury, St. Albans, Montpelier, and Barre, all within an hour’s drive of Burlington. Here is a too-short list of attractions your family will love. (802) unless noted. ■ Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Waterbury. 882-1240; www.benjerry.com. ■ Cheesemakers The Vermont Cheese Council has a map to Vermont’s award-winning producers of cheese: www.vtcheese.com. ■ Cold Hollow Cider Mill Waterbury Center. 327-7537; www.coldhollow.com ■ Craft brewers The Vermont Brewers Association has a map of the state’s craft brewers: www.vermontbrewers.com/membermap ■ ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Burlington waterfront. 864-1818; www.echovermont.org ■ Ethan Allen Homestead Burlington. 865-4556; www.ethanallenhomestead.org ■ Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium St. Johnsbury. 748-2372; www.fairbanksmuseum.org ■ Green Mountain Audubon Center Huntington. 434-3068; www.greenmountainaudubon.org ■ Lake Champlain Chocolates Burlington. Tours: 864-1807; www.lakechamplainchocolates.com ■ Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes. 475-2022; www.lcmm.org ■ New England Maple Museum & Maple Market Pittsford. 483-9414; www.maplemuseum.com ■ Robert Hull Fleming Museum, UVM Burlington. 656-2090; www.uvm.edu/~fleming ■ Shelburne Farms 985-8686 (information), 985-8442 (Welcome Center), 985-8498 (seasonal inn and restaurant); www.shelburnefarms.org ■ Shelburne Museum 985-3346; www.shelburnemuseum.org ■ UVM Morgan Horse Farm Weybridge. 388-2011; www.uvm.edu/morgan ■ Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm Waitsfield. 496-7141; www.icelandichorses.com ■ Vermont State Historic Sites Shipwrecks, two U.S. presidents; battlefields; battle sites. www.historicsites.vermont.gov ■ Vermont State House Montpelier. Tours: 828-2228; www.vtstatehouse.org ■ Vermont State Parks Open year-round, even off-season. www.vtstateparks.com ■ Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Shelburne. Tours: 985-3001; www.vermontteddybear.com ■Wineries The Vermont Grape & Wine Council has a map to Vermont’s award-winning wineries: www.vermontgrapeandwinecouncil.com Golf Courses 18 holes, with carts, unless noted Apple Island Golf South Hero, 9 holes, 372-9600 Arrowhead Golf Course Milton, 9 holes, 893-0234 Bakersfield Country Club 933-5100 Basin Harbor Club Vergennes, 475-2309 Blush Hill Country Club Waterbury, 9 holes, 244-8974 Catamount Country Club Williston, 9 holes, 878-7227 Cedar Knoll Country Club Hinesburg, 27 holes, 482-3186 Champlain Country Club Swanton, 527-1187 Copley Golf Course Morrisville, 9 holes, 888-3013 Country Club of Barre 476-7658 Enosburg Falls Country Club Enosburg Falls, 933-2296 Essex Country Club 879-3232 Green Mountain National Killington, 483-4653 Jay Peak Jay, 988-4653 Killington Golf Course 422-6700 Kwiniaska Golf Club Shelburne, 985-3672 Lake St. Catherine Country Club Poultney, 287-9341 Montpelier Elks Country Club Montpelier, 9 holes, 223-7457 Ralph Myhre Golf Course Middlebury College, 443-5125 Richford Country Club 9 holes, 848-3527 Rocky Ridge Golf Club St. George, 482-2191 Ryder Brook Golf Course Morrisville, 9 holes, 888-3525 Stowe Country Club 253-4893 Stowe Mountain Club 253-3563 Sugarbush Resort Golf Club Warren, 583-6725 The Links at Lang Farm Essex, 878-0298 Vermont National Country Club South Burlington, 864-7770 West Bolton Country Club 434-4321 Wilcox Cove Golf Course Grand Isle, 9 holes, 372-8343 Williston Golf Club 878-3747
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