It’s almost spring in Downtown St. Albans! Last month we talked about finding an adventure in Downtown St. Albans, and we’re hoping you have gotten out there and enjoyed some of the experiences! If not, what are you waiting for? Get out there and come back and tell us what you learned.
Winter here can seem long, and we’re almost through, so I thought we take this time to look forward to the joys of the upcoming spring. We saw nearly 70 degrees this week – a record breaker – gets us energized and excited to hear the birds chirping, and have longer days.
Sugaring season is now underway, and sugarhouses have begun boiling the sap coming out of the sugarbush, which brings us to the upcoming Maple Festival at the end of April. Be on the lookout for more information about that celebration, hint: it’s at the end of April.
Soon the trees will begin to bud, and the desolate look of winter will turn into the bright greens of spring, and the flowers beginning to bloom. As the days get longer we’ll see more of each other out and around town. People seem friendlier when the weather is nicer, have you ever noticed that? I happen to think that St. Albans is a pretty friendly town, where when we pass by one another we say good morning or hello. It’s welcoming and warm, and I hope visitors to the area feel the same kindness and warmth.
Spring Events and Activities
There are many events and activities put on by different establishments throughout the coming months to encourage community involvement. The winter is a great time to try out a new skill such as knitting, crocheting, writing, reading, exploration, painting, and so much more. The areas Chamber of Commerce offers the monthly mixer, which is usually hosted by a local business, almost every week local restaurants and bars offer live music to accompany delicious meals. 14th Star always has music and brews to delight. Here are a few more things coming up this Spring Downtown St. Albans, and you can find more on Facebook:
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festivities
- Artist In Residence Art Reception
- Franklin County Quilt Show
- Community Baby Shower & Resource Fair
Changes to the Dining Scene
Last month a new dining option opened, maybe you’ve heard of it, La Casa Burrito? If you haven’t tried it yet, and Mexican is your thing, you’ve gotta go. The Old Foundry at One Federal underwent some changes in the last month too, so go in and check out the renovations, and of course the food.
Let’s wrap up this winter, and look forward to the newness of spring. We’ll see you around town!