Head to Vermont’s towns and mountains this fall for a slew of seasonal “Bests.” The state is proud to celebrate harvest season over several weekends packed full of events. Come enjoy crisp mornings with warm cider next to fiery red and orange mountainsides. Customize your trip with family events, Oktoberfests or romantic concerts and dining. Here are some crowd pleasers: Tunbridge World’s Fair, Tunbridge September 15, 2011www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com/(link is external)Colors of the Kingdom Festival, St. JohnsburySeptember 17, 2011www.vermont.com/events.cfm?eventId=3258(link is external)Stowe Rotary’s Oktoberfest, StoweSeptember 23, 2011www.stoweoktoberfest.com/(link is external)Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival, Woodstock September 24, 2011www.vermontwoodfestival.org/(link is external) Burke Foliage Festival and the 5th Annual Burke Mountain Music FestivalSeptember 24, 2011http://skiburke.com/main/?p=938(link is external)Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at the Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock October 1, 2011www.billingsfarm.org/programs-events/special_events/pumpkin_apple.html(link is external)Killington Brewfest, KillingtonOctober 1, 2011www.killington.com/summer/activities/mountain_events/Killington_Brewfest(link is external)Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest with the Chad Hollister Band, StoweOctober 1, 2011www.trappfamily.com/activities/special-events(link is external)Green Mountain Foliage Festival at Sugarbush, WarrenOctober 2, 2011www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/links/press/doc…(link is external)Columbus Day Weekend & 50th Anniversary Kick Off, Stratton Mountain ResortOctober 7-9, 2011www.stratton.com/events/columbusday_50thkickoff.htm(link is external)Discover Wine and Food, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, JeffersonvilleOctober 8, 2011www.smuggs.com/pages/universal/press/discoverfoodandwine.php(link is external)Mount Snow Oktoberfest, West DoverOctober 8-9, 2011http://mountsnow.com/events/event-calendar/(link is external)Take Time for Ongoing Foliage Activities:Apples to Ipods: Go apple picking at any of Vermont’s 15 orchards. Find the wooden apple hidden in the trees and win an Ipod. www.applestoipods.com(link is external)Head to the Fields: Corn Mazes are open in Danville, Stowe, Williston, Weybridge, Colchester and many more. The Hathaway Farm in Rutland has dubbed their 12 acres of corny meandering the ‘Celebrate 250 Years’ Corn Maze, honoring the town’s birthday: www.hathawayfarm.com/corn-maze/(link is external). Get Lifted: Foliage chairlift rides are all across the map, at Vermont ski resorts.
On that occasion, the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force (FACh), General Jorge Rojas Ávila, accompanied by officers of that service, met with a representative of the U.S. Defense Department, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force Heidi H. Grant, and the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), General Norton A. Schwartz. On March 28, an Annex to the Chile-U.S. Master Information Exchange Agreement was signed, extending the Master Information Exchange Agreement (MIEA) signed on April 8, 2008, in recognition of the Memorandum of Cooperation in Defense and Security Matters between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Chile dated July 17, 1996. By Dialogo April 17, 2012 Materials science is a growth area within the Aerospace Sciences Research and Development Center (CIDCA), with institutional personnel currently acquiring experience in this area as research staff at the Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CASTLE) in the United States. For Air Force Captain Daniel Moraga, who works in the Planning and Doctrine Directorate, “the purpose of the agreement is to empower the Air Force within the scientific community, maintaining an active and leading role in the areas inherent to its aeronautical vocation, contributing to the generation of knowledge for innovation and national development,” he said. This annex is related to materials science for lifecycle management and is of great significance, since it is the first one signed by FACh and USAF authorities. Likewise, for the U.S. Defense Department representative, “this is a great opportunity to reinforce ties between the two institutions and exchange experiences, since the FACh has a high level of professionalism,” she said.