Farmers Market Comes to State Street: New Manager at the Helm

By Mike Dunphy Devon Byers would like to ask for your patience. Just three weeks into her new role as marketing manager of the Capital City Farmers Market—and with the first outdoor session only weeks away—she’s got a tremendous amount on her farm-to-plate. “I am getting my bearings,” she explains. “Between now and May 4, […]

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, […]

Vermont Salumi Expands to Barre

By Larry Floersch The founder of the Vermont Salumi Company, Peter Roscini Colman, is no stranger to the food and traditions of Italy. He was born in the town of Assisi in the province of Umbria and has been visiting his father’s side of his family in Italy since his teens. Colman is also no […]

More Vermont Farmers are Getting their Goats

By Tim Simard It’s dinner time at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy Farm. As if forming a wave, hundreds of goats jump up and clamor toward the fences, bobbing their heads awaiting their meals. Farm owner Miles Hooper shovels hay and other feed to the hungry animals; the bleating of the goats is soon replaced by […]

Montpelier Rotarian Emily Gould: Working with Rwandans

By Nat Frothingham A few days ago, I sat down and talked at length with Montpelier resident Emily Gould, who by training and work experience is a lawyer, mediator, law professor, and now—with the help of the Montpelier Rotary Club and Rotary International—a critical player in a peace-building project in the African country of Rwanda. This […]

Hazen’s “Students Without Borders” Presents Concert to Support Spanish-Mexico Study Program

Join Hazen Union High School and the Highland Center for the Arts for a Cinco de Mayo festival celebration, featuring a concert by renowned singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa to benefit the Hazen Students Without Borders Spanish Travel-Study program’s trip to Mexico City. Hazen Union High School is partnering with the Highland Center for the Arts in […]

April 17–May 7, 2019


Test Your Knowledge of Montpelier at Mayfest Scramble Montpelier’s Pedestrian Scramble returns for a third season May 4 as part of Mayfest. Described as an “urban adventure,” the scramble invites participants to find checkpoints marked on a map and answer as many questions as possible within a limited time. Signups are at 1:45 pm in […]