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Golf is the plan for this Dad on Father's Day 2012

We're wishing all you fathers out there a very happy and healthy Father's Day!  Here in Vermont the weather is absolutely beautiful so if you're not already at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, gather up the golf clubs or fishing poles, grab the kids and go make some memories.  

 

Oh… and don't forget the camera!

 

 

 

Happy Father's Day from your friends at Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

 

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Loryn and Heather B carry Meals on Wheels bags in Vernon, VT.

-By Loryn Dion

Starting a new job, I know you have to be prepared for anything that might be thrown your way. That being said, I was NOT prepared for the task that Manjula gave me Friday morning!

For a few years now, Vermont Woods Studios has been volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program here in Vernon, VT. As part of our mission, Vermont Woods Studios is committed to giving back to our community. The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states.  MOWAA works to provide over one million meals to seniors every day, with close to one million volunteers helping to make it happen. Friday, I became one of those volunteers.

With Peggy out of the office, the VWS staff saw a great opportunity for the “Freshman Class” to learn what community service means within the company. So with Kendall as our guide, Heather B. and I set out to deliver the weekend meals across Vernon.

Despite a few moments of confusion, we had a great time! Being able to provide someone with a warm meal, a nice conversation and a smile is a wonderful feeling. You can tell that each person truly appreciates this service and enjoys the company of those who provide it.

I would undoubtedly suggest to anyone with a little extra time to volunteer with Meals on Wheels. It only takes an hour of your time once a week, so why not sign up today?

 

 

 

Loryn Dion is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Sitejabber

Sitejabber provides user-generated, consumer reviews of Vermont Made Furniture along with opinions on thousands of other businesses

If you're reading this blog, chances are you're either a friend of ours or you're researching Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture to see if we're a legitimate business before you plunk down your hard earned money for our handmade furniture.

I get that.  We're a small company so we're not reviewed on every online consumer review site, but many of our customers have taken the time to review us and on several online venues.  You'll find links to these independent reviews on our Testimonials page.

One online review site that I just discovered last week is Sitejabber and they have 3 independent review of our Vermont Made Furniture.  I think it's a pretty good site.  It was named one of the Top 100 Websites of 2010 by PC Magazine.  Here's how they describe themselves:  "SiteJabber is a consumer protection service which helps people avoid fraudulent websites and find ones they will love."  They've had a lot of positive press from media outlets like USA Today, The LA Times, Readers Digest and many others.  The challenge for Sitejabber and other user-operated review sites is filtering out the spam that website owners and their rivals often write, while posing as consumers.  That is certainly annoying when you're trying to find honest reviews.

At Vermont Woods Studios, we realize that investing in fine furniture is a decision you need to research thoroughly thus we try to post as much information as we can to help you understand our company and the committment we have to our customers and their complete satisfaction.   Recently compiled customer feedback statistics are published here.  Check out the section of my blog that provides additional customer reviews and statistics and give us a call to discuss your questions.  If you cannot travel to Vermont to visit us personally, we are happy to try to find an existing customer in your area who would be willing to speak with you about their furniture and their purchasing experience.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

World-environment-day-vermontWe're celebrating World Environment Day WED today.  Similar to Earth Day, it's a holiday created by the United Nations to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. The theme of this year's WED is "Green Economy" and the idea that "a small step to save the earth is in your hands. Do just one small thing today…because the Green Economy includes you!"

At Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture we're re-visiting our Earth Day “Green Up Your Workday Challenge" today.  We're doing some little things around the office, like turning the air conditioning off and printing less.  Looking for something even easier than that?  Two mouse clicks will add your name to the list of almost a million people who are calling on world leaders at the Rio+20, United Nations Conference (in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20) to end fossil fuel subsidies around the world. 

These ideas may not sound like much, but if we all do something, it adds up to a greener world.

Please join us!  Visit our Facebook page and let us know what you're doing for WED.

 

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

By Heather Barrett

VTDaysHere at Vermont Woods Studios, we deeply appreciate our outdoor playground that is the Green Mountain State. Our terrain allows us to partake in a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, biking, fishing, and relaxing in the shade of large trees. Vermont is home to 284 lakes, over 7,000 miles of streams, and 52 state parks.

The State of Vermont has created an annual event known as "Vermont Days," that provides a weekend of opportunities for Vermonters and visitors to explore the vast outdoor recreational activities Vermont has to offer. Vermont Days is opening up State Park day areas, state-owned historic sites, and the Vermont History Museum, for a free of charge weekend.

One event of the weekend includes joining Governor Peter Shumlin for the grand opening of the interactive, multi-media exhibit at the Calvin Coolidge Museum & Historic Site on Saturday, June 9. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States, and grew up in rural Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The event will begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and will continue with a day-long celebration. Activities include free tours of the museum, cheese & wine tasting at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, old-time country music, and much, much more.

Also on the weekend agenda is Vermont's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, June 9. This is a once a year chance for Vermont residents and visitors to discover Vermont's high quality fresh water fishing on our pristine lakes, rives, and streams without a fishing license.

Join me in begging Mother Nature for a beautiful Vermont weekend!

 

Heather Barrett is a Marketing Assistant at Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture gallery which showcases Vermont's finest wood furniture. Follow our blog to learn about Vermont fine furniture, Vermont happenings, our mission, and our team.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.