Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #60, 8 February 2010

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Rutland, Vermont

Located in south-central Vermont, the city of Rutland is known as Vermont's Hometown as well as Vermont's Crossroads. Rutland was incorporated in 1892, and is the county seat of Rutland County. The area is well known for the marble quaries that made it one of the world's leading marble producers. The marble quaries were eventually closed during the 1980s and 1990s. Here is a map of Rutland.

Rutland is Vermont's second largest city, and its proximity to the Green Mountains make it the perfect destination for skiing, hiking, biking, and enjoying the fall foliage. Bring your camera, and be sure to send me a photo or two!

The Rutland Historical Society is located at 96 Center Street. The Society was founded in 1969 and serves the greater Rutland area. Visitors are invited to drop by to do research, or to view the changing exhibits. Rutland, Vermont

Central Vermont is a popular location for weddings. If you are planning a Vermont wedding, The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce can answer all of your questions!

The 25th Annual Rutland Region Golf Classic and Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, June 3rd at Killington Golf Resort and Killington Grand Hotel. Only 30 teams are being accepted on a first come basis. If golf is your game, make a point to visit the web site for more information.

Any season is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Vermont. The perfect place to do this is the 300-acre Pine Hill Park in Rutland. Located at 2 Oak Street Ext, Pine Hill Park offers some of the best in mountain biking, running, hiking, walking, geocaching, and snowshoeing.

During the summer, Friday evenings are special in Downtown Rutland. From mid-June to mid-August, you can join Rutland locals each Friday evening for art demonstrations, food, open-air market, and live entertainment. The Ethnic Food Festival is also scheduled during this time. Rain or shine, the place to be Friday evenings is Downtown Rutland!

Located approximately a half hour from Rutland at 4763 Killington Road in Killington, VT are the K1 Gondola Rides. Open from late June to mid October, K1 Gondolas can take you on a relaxing 1.25 mile ride to the top of 4,241-foot Killington Peak. From the peak you can see five surrounding states and Canada!

Back in Rutland, be sure to pay a visit to historic Paramount Theatre at 30 Center Street. Built in 1913 as the Rutland Playhouse, the theater was renamed the Paramount in the 1930s. The theater provided movie entertainment to Rutland area residents until it closed in 1975. Restoration of the Paramount began in 1985, and was completed in March of 2000. Today, tours of the theater can be arranged.

For good food and great service, visit South Station Restaurant at 170 South Main Street at Trolly Square. South Station features Steaks, Seafood, BBQ Pork Ribs, and so much more! Open for Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch, South Station also prepares orders to-go.

When you're in the mood for Italian food, head to Sal's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria at 148 West Street, or Ramunto's Sicilian Pizza at 102 Strongs Avenue. Both get high marks for the food and atmosphere.

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