I recently visited my friend Alicia Jenks, of Green Dragon Farm in Weathersfield, to take a look at her house plants — some 50 or more of them. Alicia considers them her “indoor garden,” her plant friends that keep her gardening all winter. She doesn’t think house plants are hard to maintain…

Last week, on the day after Thanksgiving, the line for the book signing at Bear Pond Books extended the full length of the store, all the way to the front door. Customers shopping for other titles carefully worked their way around the queue, or, on inquiring about it, picked up a copy of “Ko…

MONTPELIER — Agriculture, the statuesque matriarch of the State House, was hoisted to lofty heights to retake her perch atop the golden dome on Friday.

Handel’s “Messiah” has been a popular success since it was first performed in Dublin in 1742. And, despite its not being a solely Christmas work, it has been a holiday tradition as long as anyone can remember. Not only do audiences flock to performances annually, amateur singers clamor to si…

Take a close look at the 1884 “bird’s eye” map of Montpelier and you see the tiny black steam engine, just emerged from a covered rail bridge over the Winooski, rolling down the tracks heading north. This appealing image is among the 19th century prints in the exhibition “Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont” that opened last week at Shelburne Museum.

MONTPELIER — This 14th annual Wheels for Warmth event brought in more than $64,000 that will be used as home-heating aid for low-income Vermonters.

I remember so well the first time I heard violinist Arturo Delmoni play. It was years ago at the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival at Randolph’s Chandler Music Hall. Not only was his sound luscious and beautiful, he used it to deliver the music with style, warmth and expressiveness that…

BARRE — A two-step plan for the state Agency of Transportation to occupy the top three floors of Barre City Place will begin to be executed as soon as the fire-damaged fourth floor of the Davis Building at National Life in Montpelier is ready for its next tenant.

Capital City Concerts is bringing out the vocal star power for its performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat and other works next weekend. Returning to the series are soprano Hyunah Yu, a Marlboro regular who began her career at Vermont’s New England Festival, and mezzo-soprano Juli…

It is, for some people, the night before Christmas. It is, for some families, a true family reunion. And for anyone who savors a tender venison roast, it is a great time to pack the freezer.

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Like the Joad family in Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath,” countless squirrels are on the move. Heedless of traffic, they cross the road in search of new sources of food. Steely-eyed gardeners bear down on them, thinking revenge for the destruction of their crops, particularly tomatoes, apples a…

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Anyone can visit Burnt Mountain, but they have to meet this place on its own terms. This conserved forestland, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, is being dubbed “forever wild.”

Session Americana, a collective of Boston’s finest American roots players and a favorite of central Vermont audiences, having performed twice at Goddard College, brings its multi-talented performers to the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for an evening of great standards an…

Vermont became a destination for top-notch classical music instrumentalists with the founding of Marlboro Music Festival in 1951, but most played and left. Not so anymore, as many fine musicians have made Vermont their home, while others grew up here and stayed or returned.

Turkey season has started, youth deer weekend is the first weekend in November, and Vermont’s ever-popular deer seasons are just around the corner, starting with the regular rifle season from Nov. 10 to Nov. 25, followed by bow-and-arrow and muzzleloader seasons from Dec. 1 to Dec. 9. While …

“That’s Justin — he does our plowing,” said one visitor to Highland Center for the Arts last weekend, pointing to a photograph of young Justin Foster, perhaps 10 years old, standing bare-chested in the barn, pausing with both hands on a shovel — a photograph taken a few decades ago.

MONTPELIER — Despite being landlocked, Vermont continues to receive distinction on the high seas with the upcoming commission of a new nuclear-powered fast-attack naval submarine named after the state.

With its vivid reds, oranges and yellows, fall is an excellent time to take photos in Vermont. Throw in a classic red barn, picturesque stone wall, or a backdrop of mountains, and you’ve got an excellent reason to get behind a lens.

Violinist Soovin Kim has been soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra countless times since he first appeared with the ensemble at Burlington First Night at age 11 or 12. But this time around, Kim will be conducting the VSO and performing as soloist, leading its annual Made in Vermont statewide tour.

From a vermillion Lijiang landscape performance space in Yunan, China, to intensely alive residents of Havana to unexpected as well as familiar scenes and moments close to home, images in the Valley Arts VT Photo Show are as diverse as the dozens of photographers represented in it.