NVRA Winter Coat Drive 2023

Graphic for 2023 Coat Drive

Coldwell Banker Islands Realty is excited to be participating in the Northwest Vermont REALTOR® Association's annual Winter Coat Drive. The "Share the Warmth” Drive, will be held from September 14th through October 31st this year. Please stop by our office at 38 Community Lane in South Hero during office hours to drop off new or used warm items such as coats, snowpants, sweatpants, boots, sleeping bags, blankets, etc.

Office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. All donations will benefit the Spectrum Youth & Family Services. Visit NVRA's website for all drop off locations and hours. 

Last year over 400 coats were donated to Spectrum Youth & Family Services. Thank you to our generous community for your donations!  

Carla donating coats to the 2022 NVRA Coat Drive2022 Coat Drive Donations at Coldwell Banker Islands Realty, South Hero, VT


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Island Insights: CBIR Year in Review

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Happy New Year to our readers! As we begin a new year we are reflecting on 2020 and even though it was a difficult year with many changes we reached many milestones and are grateful to have had another successful year. 

After 26 years we moved into a new office, we rebranded, we launched a social mission to give back to our community, and we welcomed three new people to the CBIR team. The real estate market has kept us on our toes with shutdowns, stay at home orders, and embracing technology to offer virtual services. Despite these changes we have adapted and have continued to provide real estate services safely. 

We could not have reached these accomplishments without the support of our team, clients and community. We are grateful for all of your support. We look forward to the new year!

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New Video Series: Community Beat

Welcome to our new video series, Community Beat. Follow us as we interview people and businesses to learn more about Lake Champlain and Northwestern Vermont. Through this series, we hope to gain insight into the local community and what makes our area so unique.

In our premiere video, we sit down with the co-owner and founder of Hero’s Welcome General Store, Bob Camp, to learn more about this small business. This century-old general store and marina is located on North Hero Island on Lake Champlain. The summer months are bustling with activity from boaters docking for gas and patrons lining up for one of their delicious sandwiches made on a homemade roll. You can find a gift for anyone in their extensive gift shop that spans two floors. To learn more about Hero's Welcome visit their website.

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Photo Sources: Hero's Welcome General Store website photo gallery and Facebook Business Page.


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Summer on Lake Champlain

Happy 4th of July! We hope everyone had a wonderful day and beat the heat by enjoying some time on the lake. The Islands have been busy the last two days with boating, campers, and beach goers. On Tuesday, July 3rd, Knight Point State Park hosted the Fireworks Extravaganza with live music, food and swimming. There was a huge turn out and it was the best fireworks show yet! Boaters anchored near the drawbridge and got an amazing view of the fireworks. On Wednesday, July 4th, South Hero and Alburgh held their annual parades. It was beautiful day for a parade. It is wonderful to see the community come together and put on such great events.

If you live around Lake Champlain, you live for summer. We endure the cold Vermont winters waiting for the warmer months. After Memorial Day the Islands become a hub of activity with people returning to their summer homes, enjoying the lake either by boat or on the beach, snack bars and restaurants opening back up and summer music happening all over. Lake Champlain does not disappoint. There are many events happening all summer long such as the Champlain Islands Farmers Market, the Summer Concert Series at Snow Farm Vineyard, the Annual Duct Tape Regatta and more! At the end of a fun-filled summer day you are reminded of what makes this place so special to many. It is truly a unique corner of Vermont and we are grateful to call this place home!




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