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Montpelier, Vermont

Montpelier, Vermont As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier (pronounced mont-peel-yer) is the site of the Vermont State House, seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government. The population ... more info

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Quick Facts About Montpelier

County: Washington
Latitude / Longitude: 44.26 N / 72.57 W
Zip Code(s): 05601, 05602, 05603, 05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
Incorporated: 1895
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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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 5: Central Vermont | Middlesex (2.2 miles NW) | East Montpelier (2.0 miles NE) | Plainfield (2.8 miles E) | Moretown (2.8 miles W) | Barre (2.4 miles SE) | Berlin (1.8 miles SW)

Vermont Events in September

Film Screening: Passive House Revolution 9/3/14 - 9/3/14
Buildings use almost 50 percent of all the energy consumed in North America today. Dramatically reducing building heating and cooling energy needs will address climate change in a way that few other strategies can. Enrique Bueno, representing the Vermont Chapter of the National Passive House Alliance, will be hosting the showing of Passive House Revolution in conjunction with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Come learn about the movement and join the discussion! Passive House Revolution is a film created by Community Solutions and sponsored by the National Passive House Alliance – VT Chapter.

Fall Book Sale 9/6/14 - 10/18/14
This sale offers thousands of books, from shiny new bestsellers to antique curiosities. You can also find CDs, DVDs, music and more. The books are organized by subject for easy browsing. Hardcovers are $2 apiece, softcovers are $1.

Crostic Puzzles: What They Are and How to Make Them 9/10/14 - 9/10/14
Rick Winston has been constructing twice-monthly crostic puzzles for the Times Argus and Rutland Herald for the past seven years. At this event, he will explain how crostic construction works and then lead the group in the construction of a new puzzle, which will appear in the newspapers this fall.

Slow Money Vermont Launch Event 9/16/14 - 9/16/14
Learn about the vision, goals, and structure of the new Slow Money Vermont Network. Presentations by National Slow Money movement founder, Woody Tasch, Cheryl Devos of Kimball Brook Farm Organic Milk, and leaders of the Slow Money Vermont. Network with entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers interested in building a sustainable local and regional food system. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served, cash bar. Free street parking. RSVP to request parking permit. Recommended for food planning and parking permits. RSVP and inquiries to Caitlin Jenness, co-chair Slow Money Vermont:, phone: (603) 620-3713.

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