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RockFire Returns to the Vermont Granite Museum

On June 23rd to June 25th the 6th Annual RockFire event, a unique combination of art, music and fire to celebrate Barre's granite heritage will be held at the Vermont Granite Museum on the evening of the 23rd, and a concert,performances and firewalk will be on the following Saturday evening at Millstone Hill, an incredible mix of forest, walking and riding trails, and granite sculptures among old…

Barre Barbecue and Mini Maker Faire

A new combined public event is being held Saturday May 13th at the Vermont Granite Museum.  From 11am to 4pm will be the Barre Mini Maker Faire, a collection of  hands-on displays of artists, craftsmen, inventors, crafters, and hobbyists exhibiting new technology,and  new forms of art and crafts, along with "how to" demonstrations.  Maker Faires are intended to be family friendly festivals to inspire…

Montesorri School of Central Vermont Celebrates Relocation with Open House

The Montesorri School of Central Vermont (MSCVT) will host an open house on Saturday, October 29th from 1-4 p.m. at 84 Pine Hill Road in Barre to celebrate the opening of its new school.   MSCVT acquired the former Knights of Columbus building and 10-acre property in January, commenced renovations at the end of April, and began the school year on September 6th at the new location…

Venture Capital Rides into Barre

The Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, VT is the site where forty venture capitalists will descend to hear from entrepreneurs eager to obtain funding for new projects based in Central Vermont. August 3, 2016 marks the first time that the FreshTracks Road Pitch will be in the Capital Area. This year marks the 3rd consecutive FreshTracks Road Pitch which sends Business Bikers on a…

Barre Heritage Festival to be held from July 27th through July 30th

Organized by the Barre Partnership, and sponsored by many local and area businesses, the 2016 Barre Heritage Festival and Homecoming Days will be held from July 27th through July 30th in downtown Barre.  The Festival celebrates the heritage, culture, and ethnicity of Barre, with displays of art and history, musical entertainment, food competitions, car show, a Saturday Parade,…

The Vermont Bicycle Shop Opening

The Vermont Bicycle Shop is opening on Saturday, April 1 at 105 N. Main Street in downtown Barre.  Darren Ohl, Manager and Owner, has been planning the establishment of a full-service shop for more than a year and is now ready to sell a broad range of cycling products “There are great cycling venues in the central Vermont area,” says Darren.  “There has already been great interest in the…

Tree House Hardwoods Opens in Barre

Another new business has arrived in Barre!  The Tree House Hardwoods & Millshop will open a new location in the former Rouleau Plant on Metro Way adjacent to N. Main Street.  Now tenanting 10,000 sq. ft., Lucas Jenson of The Tree House said, “The building owner, Thom Lauzon, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  That, combined with the rich heritage of fine craftsmanship in Barre and its transitioning…

Ameriprise Financial to relocate to Barre

Ameriprise Financial’s central Vermont office will relocate from the Barre-Montpelier Road to the Blanchard Block at 14 N. Main Street on December 1st. “We are very pleased to move to downtown Barre,” says Denise Palmer, Office Manager. “The new offices are being fitted-up to better meet our needs, and our employees are already looking forward to the conveniences of being in a brand new space right…

Vermont Sales Tax Data shows uptick in Barre Area Economy

2014 first quarter sales, January through March recorded for Barre City and Barre Town show an increase of  17.5 million dollars representing  more than 14% increase over 2013.  These figures are 5.6% greater for Washington County and the remainder of the State of Vermont .   Preliminary data for the 2nd

Positive Pie to open in Barre

Positive Pie, a restaurant chain in Vermont, will open a new restaurant and pizzeria at City Place, a new office complex on N. Main Street.  Renovations and fit-up have commenced and the opening is anticipated for March of 2014.  Positive Pie (http://www.positivepie.com/) is well established in Hardwick, Plainfield and Montpelier. “We recently obtained…
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