A Rebel Heart Beats in Downtown Montpelier

By Mike Dunphy Jenny Sebold wears her heart on her sleeve—literally. The anatomically correct tattoo on her left shoulder and biceps isn’t just a decoration, but a symbol of inspiration born of a will to survive and push forward after a divorce and all the difficult life changes that come with it. This same rebel […]

Flannel Friday Cozies Up Montpelier

This holiday season, skip the mall and ditch your online shopping apps and visit downtown Montpelier for an unforgettable holiday experience. More than 40 unique, locally owned stores offer products and services you won’t find anywhere else. Linger a while with a bite to eat and enjoy the glow of the holiday lights. Fun events […]

Shippee Family Eye Care Moving to Main Street

By Larry Floersch In a letter sent to patients on November 9, Shippee Family Eye Care (formerly Montpelier Eye Care) announced it will move from its current Montpelier location at 15 East State Street to three storefronts at 114 Main Street, next to NECI on Main. According to the letter, the practice has outgrown its […]

Remembering the First World War at Norwich University

By Nat Frothingham As part of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I (November 11, 1918)—Norwich University convened a faculty discussion panel on November 9 to reflect on the meaning and significance of the First World War. Often called “the forgotten war,” the four-year conflict, from July 28, 1914, to November […]

Five Local Dance Classes to Shake the Winter Away

By Sarah Davin Before I could write, I danced. As a small girl, my parents signed me up for ballet lessons and bought me tiny ballet shoes with one goal in mind for my teacher: “Teach her how to skip.” This led to many new discoveries and character-building moments during the subsequent 10 years. I […]

Waxing Up for Nordic Skiing in Central Vermont

By Greg Gerdel The recent and unexpected closing of the cross-country trail system at the Morse Farm has been met with disappointment—and understanding—among the many Nordic skiers in Central Vermont, and especially in the Montpelier area. Despite the loss, there are still many great options in the Central Vermont region, where freshly waxed skis can […]

November 15–December 5, 2018


Co-op Tries Corn-based Bags for Bulk Foods Hunger Mountain Co-op is experimenting with a next-generation biodegradable technology for the bags used by customers to take home products from the store’s bulk food bins. The rolls of green “Biobags” are made from GMO-free corn and break down into carbon and water without leaving behind tiny bits […]