TimberHomes Raises the Roof in Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy There’s no denying the pastoral beauty of Vershire, Vermont, at the headwaters of the Ompompanoosuc River in the Upper Valley. But for TimberHomes, a builder of timber frame structures, the rural location—even for Vermont—does create limitations to business and pleasure. Thankfully, success, including 100 percent growth from 2016 to 2017, has allowed […]

So Many White-Tails—Montpelier’s Deer Debate

by Sarah Davin Oh Deer Think back when humans started moving into deer habitat, They probably were saying, “how dare those 2 legged creatures be so brazen!” They’re cutting down our forest! Etc., They’re ruining our food. Well, as people populate more I guess deer aren’t dumb, when they spot a meal, they want some. […]

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Bring Energy-Efficient Innovation to Affordable Housing

by Debbie Goodwin Central Vermont Habitat for Humanity, Inc., is one of eight Habitat affiliates in Vermont with the mission to build affordable, decent housing in partnership with low-income families. Habitat’s recent project was a “passive house” in East Montpelier. Winning Efficiency Vermont’s  Honor Award in Residential New Construction and PHIUS certified, the home boasts […]

The Berlin Mall Offers Free Space for Dream Making with The HUB

by Cat Cutillo Colton Doolen just got a lot closer to realizing his dream of becoming a stand-up comic. In fact, it’s moving in next door. Doolen is the assistant manager at Game Stop in the Berlin Mall. In July, the mall announced the creation of The HUB, a community-focused concept that designated up to […]

Warren Kimble Retrospective Comes to T.W. Wood Gallery

by Gail Callahan Warren Kimble wears the mantle of  “America’s Best Known Living Folk Artist” well. The 83-year-old Brandon resident built a storied artistic career that has spanned more than three decades. On September 4, Kimble will add another line to his already impressive resume with a new exhibition, Warren Kimble, An Artist’s Journey,  which […]