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.
Described by The New Yorker as “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century,” John Luther Adams is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer of today whose music aims to reflect and champion the natural environment.
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.
From the creators of “Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged),” Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, comes the three-person farce “The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).”
Tuyen My Nguyen’s site-specific installation, “threadbarrier,” with hands by Georgia Landau, is among the powerful artworks in the exhibition “Fault Lines” at Studio Place Arts in Barre. “
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.
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.
Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms were close friends as well as two of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Clara Schumann, Robert’s wife, was one of the greatest pianists of the time, also a composer — and the object of Brahms’ unrequited love after Robert Schumann’s death.
“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.
Carl Orff’s ever-popular “Carmina Burana,” based in earthy Medieval texts, explores a wide range of topics, as contemporary now as they were in the 13th century: fortune and wealth, insecurity of life, pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust — and, of course, the joy o…
BERLIN — “Bring in your old, go out with the new,” is one of the mantras of the monthly Kids Trade and Play community program to swap, recycle and reuse often-costly children’s clothing, shoes and toys.
In Henry James’ gothic tale “The Turn of the Screw,” actor Christopher Scheer is playing multiple characters, often with the rapid-fire changes required of him in many of his comic roles for Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater over the years.
MONTPELIER — A five-day march from Middlebury to Montpelier to lobby lawmakers on climate change ended Tuesday with a rally downtown, a silent vigil and song session at the State House, and a call to come together for the cause.
Stromatolites – structures built up by ancient single-cell photosynthesizing microbes – are earth’s oldest known fossils visible to naked eye. Button columns of Cabot artist Janet Van Fleet’s installation “Stromatolites” recall the lithified remnants of these microbial communities.
MONTPELIER — The national commander of the American Legion visited the Capital City last Wednesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s largest veterans’ association.
WORCESTER — The timing is purely coincidental, but there is suddenly another administrative search to launch in the five-town six-school Washington Central Supervisory Union.
MARSHFIELD — A Massachusetts nonprofit has offered to buy an adaptive tricycle for a student with disabilities at Twinfield Union School.
The excitement is palpable as preparations are in full swing for this year’s spring concert by the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Barre Opera House.
On a warm evening in July, a couple in Brandon welcomed Alyssa Bennett, small-mammal biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, to their home. They had discovered little brown bats in their attic, a species that has struggled in Vermont recently, and Bennett wanted to count how…
Taryn Noelle, of Stowe, who has won several honors for her singing in recent years, garnered yet another award when she was named Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 23rd annual Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Will Rogers Awards Ceremony on March 14 in Fort Worth, Texas, the bi…
MONTPELIER — Main Street Middle School student Raghav Dhandi won the annual Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee contest for the second year in a row last Tuesday and will represent the state at the national finals in May.
Vermont springtime does green better than anyplace else as those first effervescent chartreuse-y leaves erupt in May. Susan Bull Riley captures that much awaited green and a sense of transition.
BARRE — A Morgan horse-meets-mausoleum mural is coming soon to Summer Street, and the colorful collage that screams both “Barre” and “Vermont” is already getting rave reviews, even though it hasn’t been fully assembled.
Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Music Director Anne Decker is all about community, and the community orchestra’s spring program brings it together with the Green Mountain Film Festival and Music-COMP, a composition program. Under Decker’s direction, the MCO will accompany silent films with musi…
MONTPELIER — The 16-year-old Swedish girl leading a worldwide climate change rally on Friday, including one in Montpelier, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dervish, one of few remaining Irish traditional bands that can lay claim to a decade’s worth of performing, takes the stage at the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, for a St. Patrick’s Day concert, as part of the Celebration Series.
NORTHFIELD — A vial of ashes reportedly from the site where Osama bin Laden was killed and a wrestler’s action figure are just a couple of the 200 items Norwich University has put on display for its bicentennial.
In November 2013, when Cyrille Aimée was invited to participate in a tribute concert for Stephen Sondheim at New York City Center — featuring a star-studded array of Broadway singers and backed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — the French-born jazz chanteuse was l…