Sculptor Chris Miller, of Calais, works on a pair of huge Greek columns Friday at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre. The columns are part of a much larger work commissioned by the Vermont Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Lt. Barbara Kessler, station commander of the Royalton barracks, salutes Col. Matthew Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, as she receives her promotion to Captain during the annual Vermont State Police Awards Ceremony at the State House in Montpelier on Friday.

Torch run

Oliver French, 5, of Berlin, reels in a sunfish Thursday while fishing with his mom and sister at Berlin Pond.

Vermont Community Loan Fund employees Elena Gustavson, left, Will Belongia and Corey Hennessey work in a communal space Thursday at their new offices in downtown Montpelier. After two decades on State Street, the VCLF recently moved to a beautifully renovated 6,500-square-foot space on Schoo…

Remy Crettol, district manager with the Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District, works with a crew from the Winooski Valley Park District to install willow bundles along an access path to Shady Rill in Middlesex on Thursday. The Shady Rill Picnic Area has been closed for much of the …

Wary warbler

Dana Dwinell-Yardley puts a sign on a “Radical Chicken House” on Liberty Street, in Montpelier on Tuesday. Dwinell-Yardley is encouraging neighbors to visit the chickens and sign postcards urging members of Vermont’s Climate Council to develop a just transition climate plan for the state.

Kelty Edraney, of Barre, weaves corn stalks into a steel armature while helping to create a massive cornucopia Tuesday at the Morse Farm in East Montpelier.

Haying fever

Gov. Phil Scott listens to speeches given in Northfield on Saturday, a day to honor those who died 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. The Norwich University community and the Norwich University American Legion Post 1819 held a special ceremony to commemorate the memories of those who died in th…

So Sweet

Restaurant manager Travis Maney pours a draft beer Friday at the Cornerstone Burger Co., in Northfield. After a lengthy closure due to COVID, the popular downtown eatery reopened their doors on Thursday. The restaurant, which specializes in burgers and pub food, is open for dinner Thursday t…

Ruth Newell and her husband, visiting from Michigan, are served their first-ever maple creemees Friday from Abby Latour at the Dairy Creme in Montpelier. The soft serve destination is closing for the season on Sunday. The hours for closing weekend are 11 a.m to 9 p.m.

Sue Higby, executive director of Studio Place Arts, hangs art work Thursday in anticipation of the Barre gallery’s annual Rock Solid exhibit. The show, that showcases stone sculptures and works that illustrate the beautiful qualities of stone, opens next Wednesday.

Co-owners Wilson Ballantyne, left, Stefano Coppola and Chris Ruiz, check out their new Italian wood-fired oven Wednesday that was just installed in the dining area at AR Market in downtown Barre. The threesome are renting the bar and dining area from the market and plan to open Pearl Street …

Dave Darling, of St. Johnsbury, sets out his fresh corn display Wednesday near the Route 302 rotary in Montpelier. Darling is selling in memory of his friend Steve Laroque, of Liv Silly Farm, who passed away unexpectedly.

Tyler Royea and Brittneyann Wheeler, both of Barre, do a final cleaning of a collection of artist-created cats, dogs and cars Wednesday outside the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre. The items will all be auctioned off by the Barre Rotary Club during the Barre Art Splash Auction & Gala on …

Artist Carol MacDonald, of Colchester, installs knit panels Tuesday in a grove of cedars trees outside the Kent Museum in Calais. The museum’s annual Art at the Kent show, “20/20 Hindsight,” begins Friday and runs through Oct. 10.

Swim team

Websterville Christian Academy recently moved to the Seventh Day Adventist school building on Vine Street in Barre. The building has not been used in about six years. Websterville is leasing the buildings with an option to buy. Here, Pastor Brian Fecher, the school administrator, is all smil…

The Barre Historical Society held a dedication of the Ambrosini Room in honor of the Ambrosini family of Barre. Angelo Peter Ambrosini was a sculptor and carved a dozen granite memorials for Northfield’s Elmwood Cemetery. His son, Angelo Lincoln Ambrosini, was born in Barre and served in the…

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PITTSFORD — When it comes to making art, Cooper Johnson has found that he’s most creative when he’s thinking inside the box.

Cora and Max Anderson enjoy the corn roast at the Capital City Farmer’s Market. The organic corn was from Dog River Farm.

Heavy Duty

Main Street Alliance of Vermont held a celebration to support a National Paid Family and Medical Leave solution. The event was held at Red Hen Baking Co. and Camp Meade on Sunday afternoon. Kesha Ram, Senate President Becca Balint and House Speaker Jill Krowinski lent their voices in support…

Server Kathy Walbridge chats with longtime customers Friday during the last day of operations for Soups n’ Greens Restaurant in downtown Barre. Walbridge has worked at the beloved eatery for the past 23 years. She says she is picking up a couple shifts a week at The Wayside restaurant so she…

Scientist Doug Tallamy, left, listens to an idea from Twinfield student Christyanne Holt, during a visit to the school on Friday. Tallamy presented his work on why humans need to repair and replant yards, including school yards, to help restore biodiversity to our ecosystem.

A street performer known as Mr. Stump Jumper tap dances and plays an Irish bodhrán drum on State Street in Montpelier earlier this week. His puppet, known as Smiling Eyes, also tap dances for children.

Sisters Jillian, 10, left, and Ava Larow, 11, board the school bus in East Calais on Thursday for their first day of the new school year.

Moretown friends launch their kayaks into the Winooski River in Moretown on Wednesday for a downstream float to Waterbury. From left are Tiffany Moore, James Raymond and Mary Flemming. Temperatures in the area are expected to reach the 90s on Thursday.

Tom Allen assembles a fence Wednesday outside Montpelier’s Main Street Middle School as part of preparations for the first day of school on Thursday.

AmeriCorps members Meir Manevich, left, of Cleveland, and Alex Taylor, of Los Angeles, remove weeds from the Mill Pond Park in Montpelier on Tuesday. The city's parks department is rejuvenating the park which will have new seating and better visual access to the North Branch of the Winooski River.

Sunbathing

Mike Dindo paints the goal posts at the U-32 football field in East Montpelier on Tuesday as the school readies for the impending school year, which begins Thursday.

Gage Stone, left, and Matt Donahue, of Donahue Window Cleaning, wash the windows of The Skinny Pancake, in Montpelier, on Tuesday. Donahue says most commercial properties get their windows cleaned twice a year.

Old-time musicians gathered Sunday for an all-day jam session in Hubbard Park in a Summit School of Traditional Music sponsored event.

Joan Kahn and Shawn Stephens cool off in the Winooski River by Otter Rock at the North Branch Nature Center.

Montpelier’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library Shakespeare Camp performed “Much Ado About Nothing” on Saturday morning. The youth program culminated with the live performance, and later included a sing along with Night Kitchen’s kid-friendly rock ‘n’ roll. There were crafts and games and a chance to e…

Four-year-old Meka Achebe jumps into the Montpelier City Pool to cool off on Saturday.

Members of A2VT perform Friday outside the Christ Church in Montpelier in a Montpelier Alive Brown Bag concert that was rescheduled by the previous day’s rain. Based in Burlington, A2VT synthesizes their native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and Hip Hop sensibilities. Montp…