Quick Facts About Montpelier
Latitude / Longitude: 44.26 N / 72.57 W
Zip Code(s): 05601, 05602, 05603, 05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
Population (2010): 7,855
Elevation: 525 feet | Land Area: 10.2 miles
Town Clerk: 802-223-9500
Major Hospitals: Central Vermont Medical Center (3.3 miles SE), Fletcher Allen Hospital (38.9 miles NW)
Major Airports: Burlington International Airport (35.9 miles NW)
Amtrak Stations: Montpelier Junction
|Colleges/Universities: Community College of Vermont, New England Culinary Institute (NECI), Vermont College of Fine Arts. Nearby: Norwich University (10.8 miles SW), Goddard College (10.5 miles NE)||Top Employers: State of Vermont, National Life Group, Vermont Mutual Insurance, New England Culinary Institute (NECI), Vermont College of Fine Arts, Community College of Vermont (CCV), Goddard College, Norwich University.|
|Tourist Attractions: Vermont State House, Vermont Historical Society Museum, Montpelier Historic District, The Capital Region's Welcome Center, Hubbard Park, T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, North Branch Nature Center, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Nearby: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour (13.0 miles NW),||Birthplace of: Patrick Leahy (born 1940), US senator.|
Fun Fact: Did you know Montpelier is the only state capital in the US without a McDonald's!
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Vermont Events in December
Evening at the Library 12/7/13 - 12/7/13
The Board of Trustees of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library invites the public to join them in An Evening at the Library, honoring Vermont mystery author Archer Mayor. Hors d'oeuvres, cheese and wine. $60 a person to benefit the library. There are many ways to support the library! Silent auction, live auction, 50-50 raffle, a Giving Tree Photography sale, floral bouquets, and Archer Mayor's newest book will be on sale! Don't forget your checkbook, credit card, or cash!
Conversations with the Word Weaver 12/10/13 - 12/10/13
The words we choose to use in daily life define us. The purpose of “Conversations with the Word Weaver” is to develop an awareness of this process so that the participants gain insight into themselves. We begin with a word, its roots and definitions, after which the application of this input is linked to the knowledge each of us brings to the table. Lois Liggett, the Word Weaver, has written a 1700 page word commentary, titled the “Rooted Tongue”
Community Cinema: State of Arizona 12/11/13 - 12/11/13
The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives- activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others- as America eyes the results. Panel discussion to follow. Co-sponsored by Vermont Public Television and Independent Lens.
Reading and Book Signing with James Whitfield Thomson: Lies You Wanted To Hear 12/12/13 - 12/12/13
James Whitfield Thomson has published stories in a number of literary magazines including Agni and The Ledge and has been a Massachusetts Council for the Arts grant recipient. Most of Lies You Wanted to Hear was written in a carrel at the Morse Institute Library. It is one of ten books on LibraryRead’s November list of recommendations and is Redbook’s book of the month for November.
Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market 12/14/13 - 12/14/13
With nearly 50 Vermont artisans, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is on Saturday December 14 at Montpelier City Hall. Buy your holiday gifts from Vermont craftspeople while helping to raise money with an amazing raffle benefiting OUR House of Central VT. There are raffle prizes from every single vendor as well as grand prizes worth over $250
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