ORANGE – A pig roast to benefit Richard Williams in his fight against lung cancer will be held at the home of neighbor Fred Kidder at 313 George Street on September 22 at noon.

For the 27th year of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, instead of unusual and seldom-heard classical works, founder and artistic director Peter Sanders decided to program what he wants to play.

MONTPELIER — The work of the emergency services in the Capital City to address mental health issues in crisis situations has been highlighted as part of a model being replicated in other rural regions nationwide.

MONTPELIER – The 33rd annual Toy Run thundered its way through central Vermont on Saturday to support Shriners Hospitals for Children research programs.

In Donald Margulies’ 1996 Pulitzer-nominated drama “Collected Stories,” two writers, a respected author of short stories and her precocious protégée, find themselves at odds over ethical issues – and they both take it very personally.

MIDDLESEX — The rural delights of Vermont are a big attraction for a 12-year-old New York City girl who arrived Wednesday for her fourth annual visit, courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund.

MONTPELIER — Local leaders spoke fondly of Vermont Humanities Council founder and former executive director Victor R. Swenson following news of his death Thursday. He was 84.

Norman and Ethel Thayer have gone to their cottage on a lake in Maine every summer for over 40 years. Beginning Friday, the Valley Players will present Ernest Thompson’s 1979 play “On Golden Pond.”

BARRE — There is a chipmunk crossing between Neptune and Uranus, school buses will soon roll regularly between Jupiter and Saturn, and the sun is ironically located in the shade — not far from the trail that leads to the local dog park.

BARRE — This year’s annual Paletteers art show will be held in the Milne Room of Aldrich Public Library from July 20 through Aug. 16. This year’s show is dedicated to longtime Paletteer Conrad Beaudin, of Barre.

It was only 6 o’clock in the morning when Elisa Van Duyne got in line outside a casting office in New York City, among almost a thousand hopeful actors to audition for a revival of the infamous Broadway show “42nd Street.” But her story ended differently than most — she got the part.

MONTPELIER – There were “queens,” but no drama at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on Saturday. Not, that is, unless you count a uniformed police officer gamely posing for a photograph with a couple of colorful drag queens before he and his partner went on their way and Nikki Champagne and Emoji …

WORCESTER — The vibes were very good in Worcester on Thursday as the tiny community celebrated Independence Day with a mix of flowers and Powers and a nod to the 50th anniversary of a fabled music festival.

Kinney Drugs announced Friday it would stop selling e-cigarette and vaping products in its 22 Vermont stores starting Monday. This follows a trend of both independent and chain pharmacies that have stopped selling some or all tobacco products in their stores in Vermont and across the country.

SOUTH ROYALTON — It’s not clear how many farmers know about it, but the Vermont Law School is adding to a toolkit aimed at removing the confusion and mystery surrounding the legal side of farmland management.

Vermont Creamery co-founders Bob Reese and Allison Hooper were inducted into the Specialty Food Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City on Sunday.

MONTPELIER — The Capital City is getting ready to say farewell to Public Works Director Tom McArdle, who retires at the end of the year after 38 years.

A woman with a history of public service in New York City has been appointed Vermont’s first executive director of racial equity, where she will “identify and address systemic racial disparities and support the state’s efforts to expand and bring diversity to Vermont’s overall population,” a…

On Thursday, Unadilla Theatre opens its summer season with “The Pirates of Penzance.” Directed by Erik Kroncke with Mary Jane Austin as music director and Alison Cerutti as piano accompanist for the production, the operetta features a community theater cast – including many members with long personal ties to the show.

MONTPELIER — Competing in national TV contests has become something of a family affair for the Aldriches in the Capital City.

Many people confronted by a swarm of 5,000 to 30,000 honey bees might be tempted to contact an exterminator, but there’s a cheaper and more eco-friendly option: Beekeepers.

BARRE — A colorful tribute to all things Barre and Vermont came to life with the installation of the Summer Street Mural Project on Saturday.

BARRE — Things didn’t stop in the Granite City on Thursday, but they slowed down for more than an hour as local veterans stood in the shadow of “Youth Triumphant” and counted themselves among the lucky and the grateful.

Pitz Quattrone, Vermont’s iconic didgeridoo performer, underwent heart surgery April 4 to replace a heart valve that needed immediate attention, which left him with a pile of bills to pay. Luckily for Quattrone friends and fellow musicians have organized a benefit concert June 7.

BARRE — Stefano Coppola, the black-bearded chef-owner of Morse Block Deli & Taps, broke seven months of silence after a “soggy bagel” sunk his chances of winning up to $20,000 in his first-ever Food Network appearance Wednesday night.

BARRE — As the two-town, three-school Barre Supervisory Union readies to shift to a single pre-K-12 school district as part of a state-ordered merger, members of the Vermont Superintendents Association say it is in very good hands.

BARRE TOWN — Alan B. Garceau is known in Barre Town as a hard worker who devoted much of his time to the community, and now he’s been recognized for it.

MONTPELIER — A change of leadership at the Capital City’s premiere art gallery also marks a period of growth and outreach to expand access to the arts in central Vermont.

“Awakenings: Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin” opened this week in the Contemporary Gallery of the T.W. Wood Gallery with more than a dozen of Longmaid’s “Flower Series” oil paintings on birch panels, and a selection of Merwin’s bold oil paintings on canvas.

WEST DANVILLE — Cabin fever officially broke shortly before sunrise Thursday when a cement block slipped through the slush-covered ice on Joe’s Pond, pulling the plug on the clock mounted on Diane Rossi’s nearby deck.