Women Rule: The Feminization of Montpelier City Council

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Back in the old days in Vermont, people who ran a municipality were called “the town fathers,” and they had one thing in common: They were all men. But that has been changing over the years. And in Montpelier — where the first female city council member was elected 40 […]

The Montpelier Foundation: Bricks and Mortar Projects for Montpelier

by Nat Frothingham; photos by Linda Hogan MONTPELIER — Two public-spirited citizens — Ed Flanagan and Jake Brown — both members of the board of The Montpelier Foundation (and Flanagan is board chair) met with The Bridge as part of a current Foundation campaign to deepen public awareness of the foundation and elevate its profile. […]

Community Meals at Trinity Church: Nourishing the Body and Soul

by  Marichel Vaught; photos by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — On a cold snowy Thursday afternoon, my colleague and I entered the rear entrance of Trinity Church’s Fellowship Hall and were immediately greeted by the aroma of home cooking and a buzz of friendly chatter. Once the steam on my glasses dissipated I could see smiling […]

Green Mountain Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Twenty years ago Rick Winston, former owner of the Savoy Theater and his workers, brought the Green Mountain Film Festival to town. And he, along with Andrea Serota, Chris Wood, Donald Rae, Carlos Haase, Terry Youk, Rachelle Murphy — and others — helped sustain it for all these years. This […]

March 16 — April 5, 2017

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

Chandler Selects New Executive Director

RANDOLPH — After an extensive search, Chandler is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Ayres of Burlington as their new Executive Director.  He replaces the year-long director, Katie Trautz, who stepped aside to raise a family. Ayres has been a non-profit administrator for more than twenty five years in Vermont. For a decade he […]