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  March 2023  
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Happy March! Spring is just around the corner, which means maple syrup and mud season in Vermont. We have many of our 2023 construction projects well underway and our crews are busy throughout our service area. If you are included in one of our 2023 fiber build areas, we will be reaching out to let you know that fiber is coming to your location. In addition to our technicians, you may be seeing some of our contractors working in your area. We are using multiple contractors for field collection, engineering, line construction and buried services to help accelerate these projects. The following contractors are currently doing work for us including Eustis Cable Enterprises, JA McDonald, JSI, and Menard and Sons.

We've converted more than 8,000 customers to fiber and that number continues to grow every day. Building a fiber-to-the-home network in rural areas is extremely expensive, and takes time to engineer, construct and build. While we can't get to everyone overnight, we will continue to work hard in expanding our fiber-optic network throughout our service area.

Thank you for your continued support and being a customer of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom.


Eric Haskin
President and CEO
Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom

Stone Corral Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Stone Corral in Richmond

We've got another great prize from a local business to raffle off. This month, we're raffling off a $50.00 gift certificate to Stone Corral craft microbrewery and restaurant located in Richmond. Stone Corral offers a comfortable place to relax and enjoy great beer, delicious food, and live music. They have about a dozen brews on tap at any given time and also offer take-home packages in growlers, squealers, bottles, and single-serve 16oz cans and four-packs.

To be entered into the raffle, simply click the link below and leave your name and contact information. The drawing will take place on March 15th.

Click here to enter for your chance to win!

March Mania

Play Our March Mania Contests (NCAA Women's and Men's College Basketball) For Your Chance To Win Some Great Local Prizes!

March is here and so is the Madness! You are invited to play in our FREE online bracket contests. New this year, we will be hosting 2 contests - women's and men's college basketball tournaments.

Simply make your picks for the upcoming games (no basketball knowledge required) and have fun watching how your picks measure up. It's easy to enter, free to play and you will have the chance to win some great prizes!

Get a head start and sign up to participate in the contest(s) now!

Men's Contest
  • 1st Place - $150.00 Gift Certificate to Bobcat Cafe & Brewery in Bristol
  • 2nd Place - $100.00 Gift Certificate to Backyard Bistro at Charlotte Crossings in Charlotte
  • 3rd Place - $50.00 Gift Certificate to Rumbles Bistro & Bar at Sugarbush Resort in Warren
Register for Men's Bracket

Women's Contest
  • 1st Place - $150.00 Gift Certificate to American Flatbread in Waitsfield
  • 2nd Place - $100.00 Gift Certificate to Hatchet Restaurant in Richmond
  • 3rd Place - $50.00 Gift Certificate to Good Times Cafe in Hinesburg
Register for Women's Bracket

Your bracket(s) will be available to complete after Selection Sunday, March 12th, when the NCAA announces which teams will be participating in the tournament, and will be open for picks until five minutes before the first game begins that day.

Have fun and good luck!

Team WCVT Helps Out in the Sugar Bush

A crew of WCVT employees spent the day at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington in late February to help prepare for sugaring season. Employees trekked through the sugar bush with drills in hand and sleds full of buckets to tap 500+ trees the old-fashioned way. WCVT provides each employee with 16 hours of community service time yearly to be used on local service projects. If your organization is looking for help, contact Lorraine Keener at 496-8379 or to discuss the possibilities of our participation.
Community Events
Easter bunny

Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 1st – Mad River Park Recreation Fields

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 1st –  rain, shine (or snow), it's time for the annual Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt. Once again, the event will take place at the Mad River Park located at 236 Airport Road in Waitsfield due to parking constraints at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom (WCVT) where the event has historically been held.  The egg hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served under the pavilion starting at 9:30 a.m. The egg hunt is open to children of all ages and is free of charge.

WCVT is very excited to be partnering once again with the Mad River Valley Recreation District and thankful for the use of their fields. A reminder of the important Mad River Park rules for attendees: no dogs, pack-in-pack-out all trash, parking in the parking lot only or in designated areas per parking attendants at events. For more information, please contact Lorraine Keener at 496-3391 or

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year's event.

Ski the East Backyard Bash - Saturday, March 18th - Bolton Valley Resort

Ski the East Will be hosting a backyard Bash at Bolton Valley on Saturday, March 18th. There will be music, beer, throwback kits and tricks off a booter within heckling range (no triple corks allowed, sorry show-offs), probably some ticket discounts if you have Ski the East gear and even more so if you drive a Subaru! In addition, with Daylight Savings the Sunday prior, there will be some nice dusk skiing melting into night skiing under Bolton Valley's LED lights (lights and lifts until 10 p.m.). For more information, visit: Ski the East Backyard Bash.

Spring Maple Open House Weekends - March 25 & 26 and April 1 & 2

The most anticipated time of the year, Spring Maple Open Houses will take place over two weekends: March 25 & 26 and April 1 & 2. Spring Maple Open House Weekends celebrate the first crop of the season as Vermont's sugar makers open the doors of their sugarhouses and invite visitors in to experience the joys and traditions of pure maple syrup. Whether it's the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses! For more information and a list of participating sugar houses, visit: Spring Maple Open House Weekend.

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day - Saturday, March 25th - Sugarbush Resort

This pop-up farmer's market style event showcases all the unique things that Vermont has to offer. Event takes place at Lincoln Peak Courtyard from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sample various sweets and treats and go home with some too! Ski Vermont partners showcased include Cabot Cheese, Barr Hill Gin, Mad River Distillers, Woodchuck Cider & Daychaser Seltzers, and Long Trail Brewing. Vendors include: Luce Farm Wellness, Shurbbly, VT Barrel Aged Hot Sauce, Vermont ChagaChai, MammaBoocha, First Branch Coffee Co., Frog Hollow, Runamok Maple, Blake Hill Preserves, Stewart Maple, Artesano Meade. (Rain date - Sunday, March 26th). For more information, visit: Sugarbush Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day.
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