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A chat with the ladies behind the High School Play


Posted by: Linda Hunter On: Nov 13 2013 At: 6:10 PM

I have long been flabbergasted by the magnitude of work, the incredible talent and the unstoppable force that is behind Stowe High School and Middle School annual plays. Jane Harissis, Amena Smith and Lesley Anderson spearhead, motivate and corral an amazing group of young adults who pour their hearts and talents into a 3 night run of comedy, music and drama.  "Into the Woods" debuts on Thursday November 14th for a 3 night run. I love that these dynamos always seem to pick projects that push the envelope – I still chuckle when I think of last years phenomenal “Spamalot” - and asked Read More

Local Treasures - The Pikes


Posted by: Linda Hunter On: Nov 13 2013 At: 3:03 PM

Mark and I knew we were buying a landmark property but we didn’t know just how many lives Ten Acres Lodge had touched and how many memories it had been part off.  We are humbled to own a “local treasure” and have so much enjoyed hearing these stories that we would like to honor some other local treasures.  In our partnership with Meals on Wheels we met Merton and Ora Pike – a truly amazing couple.  Merton and Ora celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this year and continue to live on their farm in spite of Merton losing his legs in Read More

Arrival at Ten Acres


Posted by: Linda Hunter On: Mar 26 2013 At: 1:44 PM
Category: Hello

Mark and I walked through the door of Ten Acres Lodge on November 2nd last year with dreams, hopes, a plan (of sorts) and a healthy dose of fear.  We had spent the summer scheming and planning as we waited to sell our property. We arrived fresh from the closing armed with a couple of bags and a bottle of champagne to find a group of our dearest friends clutching mops and dusters singing Abba’s “Money, Money, Money” – at least it wasn’t Patsy Cline singing “Crazy”!  Intuitively both Mark and I realized that the jubilant support hid a genuine Read More

Maple Tree Cutting


Posted by: Mark Fucile On: Nov 21 2012 At: 9:32 PM
Tags: Stowe Tree Experts
Category: Hello

So Tuesday we had the boys from Stowe Tree Experts remove a 125 year or so old Maple Tree from the Luce Hill side of the property.  It had slowly been growing into the dining room of lodge.  As much as we hated to end 125 year or so existance, it was necessary to take it down.  The branches were falling on the roof and it was evident that the tree trunk was rotting from the inside out.   Repurpose!  That's something Linda and I love.  We thought we coule repurpose the Maple trunk as a Hostess station -- thus keeping Read More