Paul Magnan, right, and Mark Nicholson react Friday after Magnan just missed a long putt during the 25th annual CVHHH Hospice Memorial golf tournament at the Country Club of Barre. Almost 150 golfers took part in this year’s event which raises money for hospice efforts in central Vermont.

Montpelier High School girls Ultimate coach Nolan Benoit works with player Thea Torrens-Martin Wednesday during the team’s final practice before their state championship game against Burlington on Thursday night. After coaching the Solons girls squad since their inception nine years ago at t…

After photos at the State House in Montpelier, Taylor Clark and Nathan Romeo prepare to leave for the Spaulding High School prom on Saturday evening.

Shelley and Lucy Fisher take part in the Central Vermont Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals, which was converted this year into a vehicle parade. The parade started at National Life in Montpelier and ended at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre.

VT Shifter Karts opened the season last week at Rocky Ridge Raceway in Graniteville. Here, 11-year-old Treyton Marshall gets ready to race.

Dozens of sign thanking teachers and staff decorate the lawn outside Thatcher Brook Primary School in Waterbury.

Karen Kane, of East Montpelier, secures umbrellas decorated by artist Jane Wass, as she and other volunteers prepare for the annual Adamant Black Fly Festival on Friday. The festival runs through Sunday with ongoing drive or walk through viewing of humorous black fly decorations on buildings…

Anneleise Scandale leads a group of young seahorses in a dress rehearsal Wednesday night for Moving Light Dance Company’s presentation of their spring performance called “Illuminated.” The elaborate transformation story show is being performed outside at the Peck Family Orchard in East Montp…

A wood turtle crosses Route 14 in Calais on Thursday. Wood turtles are less common in Vermont than other species like snapping and painted turtles. This is the time of year when turtles lay their eggs and can often be spotted crossing roads in search of good locations to lay.

Movie theater employees Dan Renfro, left, and Del Wood, hang a promotional poster Thursday outside the Capitol Showcase in Montpelier. The popular five-screen cinema reopens Friday with a full slate of new releases. The theater will be open Friday through Sunday for the next couple of weeks …

Mehgan McMullen and Dakota Powers paint the Montpelier municipal pool Wednesday. The pool is scheduled to open in early July and the recreation department is still looking for lifeguards and seasonal maintenance staff.

Kyle Doda, owner of 1000 Stone Farm, in Brookfield, trains cherry tomato plants to climb Wednesday in one of his greenhouses. The farm has a busy retail shop on the property that sells fresh produce, meats and dairy, and numerous area stores and restaurants feature their products.

Kelly Kindestin, of Barre, sets out her line of Le Fusion Botanicals at her stall at the first Barre Farmers’ Market of the year Wednesday. The market will run Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on the Pearl Street pedestrian way.

Canada Goose parents and their goslings swim across North Montpelier Pond in East Montpelier on Tuesday. Young Canada Geese often remain with their parents for their entire first year of life.

Former Middlesex resident Chelsea Katzenberg, now of Brooklyn, and her fiancee Randall Wallace, enjoy cocktails and lobster rolls recently at Barr Hill in Montpelier. The popular distillery opened for in-person service last weekend for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic. Ne…

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Members of the American Legion Post 50 in Waterbury take part in Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony along with the Waterbury Historical Society. Approximately 50 people gathered at Hope Cemetery in steady rain for a program honoring the sacrifices of U.S. service members and commemorating the wo…

Morgan Royce was cleaning his brother’s headstone in the Maple Street Cemetery in Waterbury Center on Memorial Day.

Morgan Royce was cleaning his brother’s headstone in the Maple Street Cemetery in Waterbury Center on Memorial Day.

Umiak Outdoor Outfitters kayak instructor Demitra Potter paddles a new boat at Waterbury Center State Park on Friday as the popular day-use park, and all other State Parks, opened for the summer season.

Former Middlesex resident Chelsea Katzenberg, now of Brooklyn, and her fiancee Randall Wallace, enjoy cocktails and lobster rolls Friday at Barr Hill in Montpelier. The popular distillery opened for in-person service for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic. New this summer i…

Artist Katie Runde, of Middlebury, works on a chalk bobcat Friday as 6th graders at Berlin Elementary School look on. Runde did a one-day Artist in Residence at the school with students creating their own chalk masterpieces on sidewalks around the building.

A crew of city workers removes downed and damaged trees Thursday at Hope Cemetery in Barre after a violent thunderstorm that swept through the area Wednesday night.

Purple lilacs bloom Thursday in Duxbury. This is high season for the showy flowering bushes that come in shades of pink, purple and white.

Bridget Harty, owner of Farmhouse Flowers, prepares bouquets for a baby shower Thursday at the flower farm in Moretown. Located on Route 100B just south of Middlesex village, the farm offers a seasonal bouquet CSA, specialty cut flowers, arrangements and an event barn for weddings and other …

Lila Humphries-LePage stocks a reach-in cooler Thursday at a new roadside farmstand at the LePage Farm in Barre Town. The self-service stand offers fresh produce from the farm's fields and accepts credit cards.

Johnny Lemire, from High Arc Welding, removes rusted posts Wednesday from an access ramp outside City Center in Montpelier that will be replaced with new metal.

Jamie Duggan, left, Director of Preservation and State Historic Sites, works Wednesday with volunteers Larry Gilbert, Chuck Storrow and Bill Davis, right, to remove a wheeled shaft from a state-owned barn at Kents’ Corner in Calais. The item was in storage and was returned to the historic Ro…

Farmers at Flywheel Farm plant broccolini Tuesday at the organic vegetable farm in Woodbury. The farm supplies to several area stores including the Hunger Mountain and Buffalo Mountain co-ops and their roadside stand on Route 14 opens this week. From left are Zoe Jeka, Ansel Ploog and Justin Cote.

Childhood friends Jack Fannon, left, and Justin Murray, of Calais, depart Monday morning from the Coburn covered bridge in East Montpelier. The pair are on a three-day paddling journey down the Winooski River to Lake Champlain.

VELCO moves a very large piece of equipment called a phase shifting transformer on Sunday afternoon. The transformer had been in Williamstown since 2004. The move came due to a fault in the transformer in Milton. Williamstown had a transformer to spare. If not, VELCO would have needed to ord…

Filmmaker Chad Ervin videos Mirna Valerio and Max Jennings as they feed goats at the Morse Farm in East Montpelier on Friday. Montpelier Alive is working with Ervin’s Montpelier-based company, Well Told Films, to create a year-long series of films celebrating outdoor opportunities in the Mon…

Emily Seiffert, with the Small Group Ministries, prunes a Seven Son tree outside the Unitarian Church in Montpelier on Friday. Members of the church group spent the day tidying up the church’s gardens.

Drummer Nicola Cannizzro, left, leads students in a world drumming workshop Thursday at Berlin Elementary School. Cannizzaro is one of two artists in residence at the school taking part in an Arts Takeover in May.

Onel Salazar, from Kiefer Brothers landscaping, in Middlesex, works on a flower bed beneath a sculpture in the sanctuary garden at the Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier on Thursday.