Roller Derby Empowers Central Vermont

By Mike Dunphy Sunday mornings at the Montpelier Rec Center, feet delicately tap, slide, and pirouette in an allegro dance of aggression as devotees of roller derby nudge, slip, and shove their way through teammates in a series of exercises at the weekly practice session. It’s not quite the glam-and-slam performance of 1970s roller derby, […]

Alvarez Block Denied Federal Tax Credit

By Tom Brown The storefronts of the Alvarez Block on Main Street have served Montpelier residents continuously since  the 1870s. Like most of the buildings in the city’s historic downtown district, it has survived flood, fire, and recessions, and it has twice been approved for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The building’s […]

T.W. Wood Gallery Welcomes New Director

Compiled by Mike Dunphy On May 1, Margaret Coleman began her tenure as executive director of the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier, taking over for Ginny Callan, who helmed the gallery for four years. She arrives with a tremendous resume in the arts, most recently executive director of ArtShape Mammoth and Flynndog Gallery in Burlington. […]

What’s Showing in Montpelier Art Galleries

The Garage Cultural Center UNBound! 4 Women Sculptors Let Loose The Garage Cultural Center presents its first art exhibition in this newly renovated historical building located in downtown Montpelier. The show titled, UNBound! 4 Women Sculptors Let Loose! is a bold new direction of innovative work by Vermont-based artists Hasso Ewing, Sande French-Stockwell, Amber Geneva, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: All-State Music Festival Parade

More than 400 of the best scholastic musicians in Vermont will take part in the All-State Music Festival this weekend, hosted by Montpelier High School and U-32. Concerts take place Thursday through Saturday at U-32. Here are some scenes from Wednesday’s parade of bands in downtown Montpelier. Photos by Tom Brown/The Bridge. (click on an […]

Bike Path bridge

PHOTO GALLERY: Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Placed Over North Branch

The bike path bridge settles into place Wednesday across the North Branch in downtown Montpelier. The bridge is part of the city’s 1 Taylor Street multi-modal transportation project. Photos by Tom Brown/The Bridge (Click on an image to start slideshow) Share this:

Montpelier, U-32 Team Up For Festival: More Than 400 Top High School Musicians Coming for All-State

By Tom Brown More than 400 of the state’s most talented student musicians will soon converge on Central Vermont to take part in the 92nd annual All-State Music Festival. Montpelier and U-32 high schools will co-host the four-day event, which kicks off with a parade in downtown Montpelier at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 8, […]

May 8–May 21, 2019


School District Picks Part 2 for After-school Programs The Montpelier-Roxbury School District has chosen the After School Collaborative, known as Part 2, to provide licensed child care programming for the next school year. Part 2 was unanimously recommended by an advisory group that weighed proposals from four providers (Part 2, Montpelier Recreation Dept., Community Connections, […]