Top Stories for Tuesday November 28, 2006
Lake And Mountain Property Owners Assess Current Real Estate Market
By Mike Cameron
At Lake and Mountain Properties Nancy Ryan Owner/Broker CBR and Nancy Larrow Owner/Realtor CBR have been able to build on a friendship and combine their individual real estate skills into a business with 35 years of experience behind it.
In a recent discussion about market forces driving Addison County real estate, both women remain optimistic even while pessimists in the industry are saying that the “real estate bubble has burst.”
“Supply and demand,” a confident Nancy Ryan says with her always up-beat demeanor. After 20 years in the business Ryan has weathered some stormy seas and enjoyed many sunny days as well.
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Grandma Phyllis And The New Art Gallery At Kennedy Brothers
By Bridget Dorman
New to Addison County, I recently adopted a new tradition – which should pair well with my husband’s new hobby. On the first day of hunting season the Kennedy Brothers Marketplace in Vergennes opens its doors at 6 am for a special sale for the “hunter’s widows.” In the words of Win Grant, Kennedy Bros. owner, “as the husbands go out to get the buck, the wives come out and spend the buck.” It is an event that rewards shoppers with a 10% discount if you come shopping in your pajamas, and also gives the local community an opportunity to meet some of the employees, family and contributors at Kennedy Brothers – who are also decked out in their signature red and white striped PJ’s. This annual event was for me, a successful hunt. On the Kennedy Brothers’ second floor, a space which formerly housed antiques, shoppers can find a rich venue of art from all over the state, and in the far left corner, you can find artist Grandma Phyllis, a smile, her story, and her art.
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Cherokee Stables: A Horse of a Different Color
By Julie Maheu
When Carol Krawczyk decided to throw in her currycomb, so to speak, Tammy Forbes heard opportunity knocking. The owner of what was previously Krawczyk Horse Farm in Bridport had run her equestrian facility for 18 years when she decided to lease out the property and sell the business.
“It was just time for a change. I'm still doing what I've always done which is work with children,” said Krawczyk, whose primary focus is working with socially and emotionally disturbed children. She used her horses as a form of therapy for some of these children and continues this work with the animals on her husband's dairy farm.
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