Your Guide to Central Vermont Summer Camps

Helen Day Art Center Summer camps at Helen Day Art Center are open for registration. This year we are offering new camps such as “Crankies & Animation” and “Mobile Digital Art Studio” for teens “Sculptural Music” and “Comics & Cartooning” for younger campers. Classics such as “Art and Nature” and “Wearable Art” for younger campers […]

Farmers Market Plots New Layout for 2019

Two years ago, the Farmers Market moved up to State Street for three pilot project weekends to test the location’s impact on the market, State Street, downtown businesses, and city services. The experiment was a success in some regards—residents and tourists loved the new location, most of the farmers liked being up on the street, […]

Green Mountain Film Festival Reduces Screening Days in Montpelier

By Phil Dodd Facing ongoing financial difficulties, the board of the Green Mountain Film Festival (GMFF) has decided to pare back the Montpelier portion of the 2019 festival to four days and hold the festival for three days in Essex Junction. The festival will be held March 22‒24 at Essex Cinemas and March 28‒31 at […]

How to Help Your Lost Pet Find Home

By Sarah Davin Facing the disappearance of a well-loved pet is a frightening experience. Scouring the neighborhood in the dark, worrying if you’ll ever see you cat or dog again is not something anyone wants to experience on their own. Fortunately, we have great local resources such as the Central Vermont Humane Society (CVHS) and […]

Council Service is a Matter of Time

  By Tom Brown Help Wanted: Person to work about 10 hours a week, nights and some weekends required, must be able to accept criticism from neighbors and media, ability to digest large volumes of technical information and make decisions affecting millions of dollars of other people’s money required, conflict resolution skills a must. Compensation: […]

Montpelier Grapples with Broken Water Mains

  by Carl Etnier On January 29, a broken water main hemorrhaging 5,000 gallons of water a minute made parts of Route 12 in Montpelier unusable, causing northbound traffic to be rerouted through the hills of Middlesex and East Montpelier. Four days later, a main on Nelson Street sent a torrent of water down the […]

Digging Out—Clearing Snow in Montpelier

by J. Gregory Gerdel Snow removal crews from Montpelier’s Department of Public Works (DPW) managed to clear many of the accumulated snowbanks before the arrival of back-to-back storms this week. Frequent, light snowfalls started early this winter, and while the one- to two-inch accumulations from these Alberta Clippers keep things pretty, they’re much more expensive […]

Hubbard Park Grapples with the Multi-use Trail Challenge

By J. Gregory Gerdel This winter’s abundant snowfall has been a boon to the Montpelier Parks Department’s effort to provide multiple recreation options on the city’s trails, but it has also focused the need for mutual consideration among users choosing different means of locomotion on those trails. This year has successfully included fat bike access […]

February 20–March 5, 2019

In Memoriam: Remembering Larry Mandell

In Memoriam: Remembering Larry Mandell

By Bekah Mandell and Jeff Mandell In 1975, Robert Brower and our dad, Larry Mandell, used a federal job training grant to start Woodbury Associates, which would become Woodbury College. Our dad believed that in a democracy everyone should understand something about the law. And he didn’t think people should have to go to law […]