MONTPELIER — It was a “blowout” by all accounts at the 47th annual Washington County Youth Service Bureau’s Thanksgiving feast at the Bethany Church in the Capital City on Thursday.

Why have the impersonal experience of shopping online when you can get unique products from people who really care? Why shop the big box stores and deal with the traffic and ugly strip malls? Stay downtown and really enjoy yourself this holiday season!

EAST MONTPELIER — The old Ceres statue will have a second life after sitting atop the golden dome at the State House for the past 80 years.

“Ancestry” is among Athena Petra Tasioupoulos’ mixed media pieces in her “Faces and Figures” series in a new joint exhibition with Elliot Burg in the Nuquist Room of the T.W. Wood Gallery. Burg’s “Conga!” photographs combine street photography and portraiture in exploring the exuberance and culture of Cuba in 2018.

BARRE – The truck is now “stuffed,” the signature red kettles are just starting to fill up, but while the sign in the window of a vacant downtown storefront declares it will be the “Future Home of the Salvation Army,” it will be empty for awhile.

BARRE — Gov. Phil Scott stood at center court in the Barre Municipal Auditorium on Monday and issued what amounted to a call to thanks.

MONTPELIER — Veterans organizations turned out Monday to honor their own at a Veterans Day parade and ceremonies in the Capital City.

Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, is Jesse Irons’ favorite Mozart concerto. The concerto also proved pivotal to the musical development of the Berlin born and bred violinist now living and performing in Boston – and around the world.

MONTPELIER — A new 1.9-mile section of the shared-use path in the Capital City was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

MONTPELIER — Women who have championed opportunities for other women in professional and community roles were celebrated with awards by the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.

BARRE – The American Legion Auxiliary is celebrating its 100th anniversary and those in Barre did so with gratitude — and a little bit of Elvis.

“Gentlemen, gentlemen, I’m afraid I’m not making myself clear. You see, I have run my car into the ditch while taking a tour of one of your beautiful roads hereabouts, and I require some assistance as my automobile has suffered some damage and is stuck firmly in the mud. Do you know where I …

MONTPELIER — Steve Bailey has built a reputation as a man of the people. It has taken him years, and millions of steps along the way.

MONTPELIER — A new gateway to the Capital City was hailed at the grand opening of the Taylor Street Transit Center and housing complex on Friday.

MONTPELIER — Elisabeth “Bibba” Kahn, a Spanish and French teacher at Main Street Middle School, was hailed as the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year at a lively ceremony last Tuesday.

MONTPELIER – For Patty Baroudi, the Montpelier Ski & Skate Sale is a labor of love.

The Vienna Boys Choir traces its history back to the 14th century and, until 1918, it sang exclusively for the imperial court, state occasions and church Masses. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous touring ensembles, with a repertoire that reflects its tradition yet embraces the musi…

MONTPELIER — A new weekend pop-up boutique in the Capital City is drawing fans of retro, vintage, antique and chic fashionwear.

From three continents, and with hand stitching from over a century ago and recently, all of the components of Janie Cohen’s “To Wrap Our Love” are fabric that in some way wraps and protects the wearer.

EAST MONTPELIER — Animal lovers are being encouraged to sign up and support the annual Fur Fest next month, the second-largest fundraiser for the Central Vermont Humane Society.

In “Pride and Prejudice,” young Elizabeth Bennet fights 19th-century strictures about love and marriage, while Kate Hamill’s comic adaptation of the 1813 romantic novel pushes those rules and just about everything else nearly over the edge.

MONTPELIER — The “big reveal” of a conceptual design for the Confluence Park at the Taylor Street Transit Center in the Capital City came at a meeting at City Hall last week.

Exquisite granite figures to hand-woven tapestries and intricate fiber art to paintings of women you would really like to meet to an immersive taut string installation: September brings an abundance of engaging exhibitions to Studio Place Arts.

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University honored veteran alumni and outgoing President Richard Schneider at a ceremony Saturday during bicentennial homecoming celebrations this weekend.

MONTPELIER – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced that François Clemmons of Middlebury would receive The 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the highest honor presented to an artist by the state of Vermont.

Volunteer Susie Turner has known about gleaning since childhood, when her grandparents had a print of a painting called “The Gleaners.” For her and other Community Harvest of Central Vermont volunteers, gleaning means spending time on farms, gathering surplus food from the fields after the f…

“Shakespeare’s Will,” by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, begins with William Shakespeare’s widow being handed the Bard’s will at his funeral. Instead of reading the will, Anne Hathaway remembers their unusual relationship, Catholic in public, in private, “their own kind of marriage.”

MONTPELIER — Nutty Steph’s has embarked on an epic transition as a company that will include opening a new commercial and retail outlet in the Capital City.