What would you do if both your kidneys are failing and the waitlist for a new kidney is three to five years or more?
MONTPELIER — It’s been an eventful first year for Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete — from dealing with a potential domestic terror attack in January, to staffing shortages, to calls for his department to be completely disbanded last summer — but he continues to focus on connecting with th…
Following a nearly year-long stay in France, where she was born and raised and still has family living, Burlington-based singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard didn’t really envision performing much this summer upon returning to Vermont in mid-April.
Puccini’s “La Bohème” is one of the biggest “blockbusters” in opera, but that’s not the only reason that Opera North chose it as the anchor of its Summerfest 2021, being presented July 16-Aug. 1 at the regional opera company’s summer home, Blow-Me-Down Farm in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Mystery materialBERLIN — When you’re being asked for permission to stockpile up to 300 tons of hazardous material on private property it makes you curious. When you’re told it’s from the State House it makes you a comedian.
More than half of the players being put through drills at various stations at this week’s Vermont All-Star Football Camp are wearing Rutland High red.
One summer day, I was relaxing on the bank of a secluded pond watching mallard ducks forage when a dark shape broke the stillness of the water. It was a North American river otter, swimming with its head and back emerging from the surface, sleek body more than 2-feet long, tapered tail trail…
Altogether, 94 paintings from artists across the country, selected by acclaimed artist jurors, are there. This year, it also features a show within the show, the first exhibition of the Whiskey Painters of America presented in New England.
Inside (or) out?
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BARRE — An unconventional downtown art display will be the focus of a summer-long scavenger hunt until its creative curbside pieces — from cats and dogs to race cars and coupes — are auctioned off in mid-September.
For one day, a long-gone Bennington motorcycle shop will be reborn in Rutland.
Tom Haley said writing a book had been in the back of his mind forever, but he never had the time.
Long known for its user-friendly mix of catchy pop melodies, intelligent lyricism and penchant for percussion, accomplished pop-rock group Guster plays its first show in nearly a year and a half July 10 at Shelburne Museum, as part of the Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green Series.
Author Lewis Carroll’s timeless story of a girl who tumbles down a rabbit hole into an alternate universe is one of the most-loved stories and best examples of the literary nonsense genre, making it a classic with both kids and adults. It was published more than 100 years ago and has never been out of print.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents the “Close to Home & Far Afield: Homes & Gardens Tour”:
The bad news: The 10th anniversary edition of Grace Potter’s Grand Point North festival, which was scheduled to return to Burlington Waterfront Park Sept. 11-12, has been canceled.
This jam session, led by Dana and Susan Robinson, might be the only one of its kind where one can amble in the aisles looking for horse feed or nails while fiddles, banjos, guitars and basses are making music.
From July 1 to 21, The VSO’s “Close to Home & Far Afield: Homes & Gardens Tour” will feature four ensembles — the VSO Woodwind Quartet, VSO String Quartet, VSO Brass Quintet and the VSO Juke Box String Quartet — in 17 concerts across the Vermont.
Sore feet and fatigue are to be expected when trying to break the record for fastest-known-time hiking the Long Trail. It’s when the hallucinations set in that one should begin to consider calling it off, says ultramarathoner Jeremy Howard.
Lost in the woods of Glover — gone with the weekend just past — is “The Persians,” a play by the ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus, based on a vast, 2500-year-old calamity that Aeschylus witnessed himself. The play was performed three times, June 11-13, by the Bread and Puppet Theater on its home ground at the Bread and Puppet Farm.
Plainfield, opening up again to entertainment, has planned a summer of outdoor concerts at the town’s recreation field. The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House in collaboration with the Plainfield Recreation Committee recently announced the schedule that begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26,…
Donna Kelty has received in-person and state recognition for her 32-plus years of service to the town as the long-serving town clerk and treasurer.
Heidi Broner’s two paintings, “Reflection” (2018) and “Barn/Shadow” (2021), and Mathew Broner’s “Tight-shape” (1990s) are among the paintings in “Relative Colors: A Father and Daughter’s Paths in Painting” that just opened at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro.
When David Kaynor passed away June 1 after a three-year battle with ALS in Northampton, Massachusetts, Vermont musicians and other New Englanders lost a leader and mentor whose influence inspired many to play and learn different musical genres.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” the 1987 parody by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, that presents 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes, can be ridiculously funny — but only if it’s done with unusually deft comic skill.
This year, Vermont Dance Alliance’s annual day of dance celebration “Traces” takes on the ambitious task of presenting not one but three performances — simultaneously — in three separate locations across Vermont.
After several decades of public service, John Carroll is taking some time for himself.
On Wednesday, Shelburne Museum reopens its entire 45-acre campus and almost all of its 39 exhibition buildings. The museum’s grounds are in their full spring splendor.
The Pearl Street Ped-Way is proving that location is key. Centrally located downtown, it is close to businesses and the casual passersby alike. There is ample parking, whether right on Main Street or in the back parking lots on either side of Main Street. One might even wonder if the Ped-Way…
Last year a generous friend divided up her rhubarb plant and shared some with me to plant in my own garden. Now, after taking time to get established, it’s finally ready to harvest.
Also at T.W. Wood, in the newly updated Contemporary Hallway Gallery, “Anew,” the latest Inclusive Arts Vermont traveling exhibition, showcases works by Vermont artists with disabilities.
With today’s announcement by Marlboro Music Festival, and last week’s by the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Vermont’s performing arts mark a return to some sort of normalcy.
Marlboro Music Festival opened ticket sales to the public for its 2021 season of in-person indoor concerts — but it didn’t look as if that could happen.
Green Mountain Performing Arts recital offered virtually from the Barre Opera HouseDozens of local dancers performing ballet, hip hop, Irish jigs and more took to the stage at the Barre Opera House last weekend to film their performances for their annual Green Mountain Performing Arts spring…
The Champlain Trio is a product of COVID-19. It not only began because of the pandemic, it developed its artistry through this time of no live performances by creating its own unique project.
“Cranbrook Connections” opens this weekend at Studio Place Arts in Barre. The exhibition features work by over a dozen Vermont and New Hampshire artists who studied at Cranbrook — some decades ago, some recently.
Live music is back in a big way when the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival returns to the Queen City on June 4-13, the first big live event to return to Vermont following a year-plus of mostly virtual music experiences.
It’s been 12 years since Karen McFeeters last released an album of her songs. We’ve missed the honey voiced, no nonsense singing from this talented part time performer. With her fourth album “Bonfire” we are brought back into the welcoming production values that McFeeters and her producer/mu…
“Truth in Sound,” a new four-song EP by Denver-based singer and guitarist Marcus Rezak, was recorded in Burlington and features the dynamic rhythm duo of drummer Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis, best known for their work in the Trey Anastasio Band, along with TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.