An array of flavors, colors and textures at Saap. Photo by Crystal Peterson

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

by Marichel Vaught The cuisine of Thailand is a celebration of bold flavors — sour, salty, bitter, spicy. It has a reverence for local and fresh ingredients, and is a skillful and artful preparation of complex flavors that highlights every component. It has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it […]

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Coffee With a Side of Good Vibes

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — Coffee enthusiasts Caroline Williamson and Chris Gleason have brought their passion for the bean to town at the beginning of July with Tremolo, a pop-up coffee shop inside The Front art gallery on Barre Street. “I have an obsession with coffee,” said Gleason. And why name the […]


Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — We’ve all heard that it’s important to get to know your farmer, and we have opportunities to do just that at local farmers’ markets or at farm stands if the proprietors happen to be there. But just as important is your farmer getting to know you. This […]

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GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Morse Block Deli Has New Owner

by Joshua Jerome Stefano Coppola is the new owner of Morse Block Deli and is no stranger around the kitchen. Originally developing his passion for cooking with his mother and uncle preparing at home, Coppola snagged his first cooking job at the age of 16, working at a BBQ shack down south. However, cooking was […]

Grandmother Rosalie's goulash, now called titled American Chop Suey. Photo by Darci Herdling

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

by Marichel Vaught EAST CALAIS — If you drive toward Hardwick from Montpelier on Route 14, you’ll pass by the East Calais General Store in the heart of the village of East Calais. They carry the typical general store fare — milk, bread, pantry staples, newspapers, cold beverages, ice, candy and even gas, which is […]


Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

story and photos by Vicky Tebbetts WOODBURY — It’s hard to miss the purple flag waving vigorously above Route 14 in Woodbury, proclaiming “food” in golden letters. Late summer’s flowers tumble from planters attached to several wooden benches, framed against an impeccably redone building with a hand-lettered sign. It’s … well … pretty. But don’t […]

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National Life Group Sending Classic Mural To Vermont History Museum

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — A large “Tribute to Vermont” mural by noted artist Paul Sample which measures 50 feet across and 8 feet high and was first installed in the lobby of the then-new National Life headquarters in Montpelier in 1961 will be taken down over the next few days in two sections, then […]

September 15 — October 5, 2016

VIDEO: Vermont Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues Sept 22, 2016

VIDEO: Vermont Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues Sept 22, 2016

The Vermont Commission on Women, the League of Women of Vermont, and the Vermont Federation of Business and Professional Women present a Vermont Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Women’s Issues. Forum moderated by Anne Galloway of Candidates attending were: Bill Lee, Liberty Union Party; Sue Minter, Democratic Party; and Phil Scott, Republican Party. Forum held […]