Small, rural Vermont libraries are special places — each in their own way — and Jaquith Public Library is no exception. Free and open to all, Jaquith Library serves a vibrant community with a diverse and ever-growing collection in a variety of formats — print, digital, audio, and our recentl…
Most of my life, I took for granted the drive from my home up in the hills down into town. I find my eyes track to the same oddly colored houses, unusual gnarly tree limbs, certain steep bends in the road, crooked street signs, and the life. It’s a beautiful Vermont trek, no matter the season.
Paul Richardson’s personal biography says he is a photographer, journalist author and publisher.
It’s hard these days to find something to do.
The garden plots at 106 South Main St. get a much-needed makeover and the bees and butterflies couldn’t be happier.
Samantha Kolber, of Montpelier, has been writing poetry since she was 11. Three decades later, she is holding a virtual book launch reading, co-sponsored by Bear Pond Books and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, of her first published book of poetry, “Birth of a Daughter.”
MONTPELIER — Another Way has another executive director and while the Barre Street community center remains closed because of COVID-19, Ken Russell is optimistic that will soon change.
NORTHFIELD — A crumbling dam on Bull Run is being removed, which will reconnect 26 miles of fish habitat.
Poet and artist Mary Elder Jacobsen lives in North Calais. In recent months a series of single panel drawings she has done have been circulating on social media and being spread around the world. Via email, Jacobsen took some time to explain the inspiration for the idea and how it has evolve…
Around townThe Outdoor Power Equipment Institute international trade association reminds home and business owners that it’s best to get ready before a storm strikes. Storm preparedness tips include:
Spencer Lewis’ music is in a way a reflection of the art of stone wall construction. As he must find the right stone to fit into his wall as he builds up the layers, so he must find the right music part as he layers each track in his recordings.
Cats in general come into the vet less than dogs. I think there are several factors behind this. First, very few cats respond well to “do you want to go for a ride?” They do not want to go for a ride, they don’t want to get in the carrier, they don’t want to leave that delicious sunspot that…
I often forget that peaches grow as far north as they do. I think of them as a fruit belonging more to Georgia than Vermont. But the majority of the country’s peaches come from California, not Georgia and definitely not Vermont. Nevertheless, they can grow well here and we picked a satisfyin…
The latest news in the Vermont arts scene.
PLAINFIELD — The director of Cutler Memorial Library is stepping down at the end of the month after serving in that position for 10 years.
The following information and guidelines have been developed by the Vermont Principals’ Association utilizing guidance from the Vermont Agency of Education, Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and the National Federation of State High School Associations:
“Isn’t it amazing how he captures the reflection of the leaves on the water?” a staff member in blue scrubs remarked in the lobby of Central Vermont Medical Center, standing in front of a photograph by John Snell.
Michael Thurston, the co-owner with his wife Sandy of Exile on Main Street in Barre, a store that specializes is in vinyl record sales, is on a three-year mission to save part of his past and at the same time preserve hundreds of prized interviews from rock history.
Around townBeautification effort
“Hiding in Plain Sight,” a solo exhibition of new work by Chiara No, opened earlier this month at the Vermont Studio Center’s Red Mill Gallery in Johnson.
When Randolph’s Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival was forced to cancel its August concerts due to COVID-19, it thought it had an ace up its sleeve. The Cassotto Duo was scheduled to perform in the festival Aug. 21.
When the venerable Craftsbury Chamber Players found their annual six-week summer season stymied by COVID-19, it took two Vermont farm girls to find a new direction.
In The Garden
Currently open public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.
Today I am going to start with a story. One of my dogs had been acting a little off lately, so I brought him to work to look at. (I will come back to this story in an article soon for different reasons.) This dog can’t stay at home alone, so he often comes to work with me. He hung out happil…
BARRE TOWN — Town officials have recognized Mike Martel for his 30 years of service to the town, the fourth such employee to reach that distinction during the past year.
“In this new America — a land of fractured ideological lines and tribal rivalries,” says John Fusco in the liner notes of his new double-album, “I am so proud to have a band made up of northern and southern chapters … where music knows no borders.”
BARRE — Amid apocalyptic predictions about the post-pandemic future of restaurants, John and Diane Hood will open one on Washington Street this weekend.
BARRE — The schedule has changed, some of the picnic tables are under construction, and the list of vendors hasn’t been finalized, but plans to convert Currier Park into a once-a-week outdoor eatery are now fixed and “Food Truck Thursdays” will soon be a thing in Barre.
One of Vermont’s most revered iconic musicians, Gordon Stone, passed away July 10, shocking his many friends and leaving a big hole in Vermont’s music community. Stone, 70, leaves behind an important body of recordings, influence in several musical styles and a performing career of more than…
ESSEX — It started off as something to fill a void, but it turned into so much more.
Well, I feel like I have been gone from writing forever. I’m sure that everyone missed me talking about weight for the summer and ticks, but the good news is that I have been storing up a lot of thoughts and tips to share with everyone.
Food has long been the great connector. Vermonters, in particular, are a foodie bunch: Whether we’re connecting with neighbors and farmers while buying seasonal produce at the weekly farmers market, lingering in conversation with friends around a potluck meal, or sharing recipes for Vermont’…
One of the oldest, if not the oldest, political theater companies in the country, Bread and Puppet is getting ready to present its first show since the pandemic hit, at the company’s farm and headquarters in Glover. “Inusurrection and Resurrection Services” will be presented in its pine forest memorial village through the rest of the summer.
When Brad Johnson and Derek O’Toole talk about horsepower, they’re talking about actual horse power. The two men are co-owners of Third Branch Horse Logging, of Braintree, which uses draft horses for logging and other forest management jobs.
On Marvin Street, Victor Guadagno broke ground this spring on a large vegetable garden. But this one isn’t in his own yard; the long-time gardener and food systems advocate put the garden on his neighbor Susan Adam’s property, a woman who is in her 90s and unable to garden for herself.
Tim Lehmann is the current sculptor-in-residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. He is using his residency to carve an exquisitely complex elecampane leaf in Danby marble.
On Monday evenings, members of the Mad River Chorale rehearse for their spring or holiday concerts. Like everything else, this weekly event was turned upside down by COVID-19.
BARRE — Too many cooks might be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to keeping vulnerable Vermonters fed in the middle of a pandemic.
BARRE — A veteran superintendent, an interim superintendent and a principal with ties to central Vermont are still in the running to take over the two-town, three-school Barre Unified Union School District when Superintendent John Pandolfo leaves for Colorado on June 30.
“I am really passionate about canoeing and the concept of additive manufacturing,” says Matt Lutz, of East Calais, an architect, and professor of architecture at Norwich University. “I wanted to prepare myself for teaching my architecture students what are emerging technologies and the canoe…
THE LOWE DOWN
Safe to say that nothing is certain these days because of the nefarious COVID-19 pandemic. But Vermont music fans can certainly dream of — and hope for — the stellar lineup of outdoor concerts announced in recent weeks.
As the coronavirus pandemic rumbles into its third week, it appears that no business, not even Vermont’s quintessential maple industry, can hide from COVID-19. The annual Maple Open House Weekend, where sugarhouses throughout the state are open to the public, and the Lunenberg Maple Festival…
PLAINFIELD — Robert Barasch found what he was looking for in Plainfield.
“Ray Brown: Tumbling Toward the End” is the first solo exhibition ever at The Front, a cooperative gallery that has been presenting group shows of its members’ works on Barre Street in Montpelier since 2016.