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The drive to stained-glass artist Karen Deets’ Fair Haven studio is worth the trip alone, but inside, her studio is a playground. A neatly organized conglomeration chock-full of crates of glass, small tables with carpeted tabletops for cutting, ribbons of copper foil on reels, and a miscellany of tools. It’s inspiring.

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Six months after his untimely passing last November, the result of a head injury from a bicycle accident, Larry Gordon, the founder of Onion River Chorus, Village Harmony and Northern Harmony, will be celebrated with LarryFest in a Memorial Day weekend of activities at Goddard College in Pla…

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Passion for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in nearly universal among music-lovers. It was literally standing-room-only at the November 2018 Capital City Concerts all-Bach concert in 2018 at the 800-seat St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, making it likely the largest concert audience in the…

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On a recent Thursday evening 13 people gathered at the Montpelier Senior Center’s meeting room. There’s a big circle of chairs and the folks take out instruments and start tuning. Several size ukuleles, a couple of guitars, fiddles, banjos and a bass fiddle are tuned and ready to go. It’s th…

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‘On my walk home — I get off the bus and walk home to the trailer park every day after school. It’s beyond the Job Lot and up the hill toward Brodie’s farm where I got my first deer when I was 9,” says a teen wearing a pastel apricot color T-shirt and green shorts, standing on a stage bathed…

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Few first time novelists hit the ground running as fast as Catherine Drake has concerning getting the word out about their new novels. Even though the launch date for her book, “The Treehouse on Dog River Road,” is May 10, she and her book have already been featured on television, she has a …

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Celebrated Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will include Burlington on his two-month summer tour of the Midwest and East, performing July 11 with his band at the Flynn. The concert will benefit Barnet filmmaker Jay Craven’s new film, “Lost Nation.”

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Kingdom County Productions (KCP) has started three weeks of principal photography in and around Marlboro for its newest film, “Lost Nation,” that will tell a multi-racial narrative set in Vermont during the American Revolution.

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A sitar? A balalaika? A tiple? Siddhartha and Jesus? Bees? Greek mythology? These instruments and subject matter are not the usual musical fare for bluegrass banjo musicians. But with “Spirits,” the latest and purported last album from “Banjo Dan” Lindner of Montpelier, we get a swan song of…

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At “Drip,” a new exhibition up through April 30 at Barre’s Studio Place Arts, viewers are also surrounded by water — and drawn to consider the present and future of this life-sustaining resource.

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In 1983, Nathaniel Lew sang in the premiere of “The Bells,” Erik Ewazen’s setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, while a student at the pre-college program at the Juilliard School of Music. Thirty-nine years later, now artistic director of the Montpelier-based professional Counterpoint Vocal Ens…

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There is a sense of traveling along with Carole Naquin in her solo exhibition that recently opened at the Gallery at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. In “Roaming the Rivers, Roads & Hills,” Naquin takes viewers outside in the mostly Vermont landscape in her pastels and oil paintings. The artworks roam through the region and seasons and under glorious expanses of sky.

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Johann Sebastian Bach is undoubtedly the greatest composer for the “king of instruments,” the organ — think the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 — and it has been a tradition on Montpelier to bring Vermont’s top organists together with the composer for the annual Bach Organ Marat…

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When Rev. Rameen Zahed, the new pastor at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier, faced his congregation for the first time March 6, his sermon marked a beginning but also the end of a long and complicated journey that began 30 years ago at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and …

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The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Jukebox Quartet spring tour will have a decidedly different flavor. Instead of its usual string quartet, violinist Brooke Quiggins and cellist John Dunlop, both founding members, will be joined by percussionists D. Thomas Toner and Nicola Cannizzaro in a progra…

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Country music in the 1960s through the early 1980s was dominated by several iconic performing men and women. If you’ve followed this genre, even tangentially, you’ve likely heard the duet music of Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.

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BARRE — Sporting two new members, a new mayor, but no masks, the City Council breezed through its first meeting since last week’s Town Meeting Day elections altered its makeup.

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MONTPELIER — One administrative search has led to another in the Montpelier Roxbury Public School District where a sitting principal has decided to switch schools, but not employers.

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Seventeen local students ages 6 to 20, met at Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier City Hall Arts Center last week for orientation to its Winter 2022 Dance Theater Camp. They did physical warm ups and choreography with Taryn Noelle, learned parts of a new song with Kathleen Keenan, practiced li…

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A grass-roots effort to conserve the environmentally sensitive portion of a historic 40-acre farm that overlooks Berlin Pond has made significant progress during the past several months, but members of the Berlin Pond Watershed Association still have work to do and money to raise.

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So it seems like the weather is extra weird lately. Each week we have one frigid day where I need every single piece of clothes that I own and one warm day where it feels like spring. That leaves us with lots of ice! Dogs are often more adaptable than humans, but I find this weather is weari…

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With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic only recently bringing world-wide attention to the increased importance of safe water and sanitation, a local Rutland-based nonprofit organization has had its eyes set on making these pillars of hygiene more internationally accessible for 23 years.

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In Sonya Sagan-Dworsky’s exhibition “Discarded: Daily Views of Trash” at Studio Place Arts’ Quick Change Gallery, the Montpelier High School senior brings together her art and climate activism.

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When A.J. Croce takes the stage at the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, those unfamiliar with his music will hear a mature songwriter, a talented singer and a dynamic piano player and guitarist.

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PLAINFIELD — Local officials have renewed the town’s mask mandate for another 30 days.

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Long tubes of loosely crocheted wire loop gracefully through the air in the Nuquist Gallery. Nearby, a large white plaster blossom sits on the floor. A medical-style wheeled tray stands heaped with very squeezable looking flesh-colored forms. Eloquently evoking female fertility, Sabrina Fadi…

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A divided Select Board agreed to part with one of the town’s “newest” and “oldest” assets Monday night, and while it isn’t clear what will replace the sprawling structure that was deeded to the town in September, there is no doubt the architectural relic will soon be razed.

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If all goes as planned, Alex and Amanda Long, of Putnamville, will reopen the gelato shop Chill in Montpelier this March, possibly early April.

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We are excited to welcome Hugo’s to our Capital City. The new restaurant plans on opening by Valentine’s Day, and we wish them a successful start. Here is an interview with Hugo’s owner, Thomas Greene.