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Vermont College of Fine Arts Looks Ahead—President and Founder Thomas Greene Steps Down

Vermont College of Fine Arts Looks Ahead—President and Founder Thomas Greene Steps Down

By Tom Brown It can be difficult for a parent to watch a child grow up and leave the nest, but for Thomas Greene and his baby, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, that bittersweet moment has arrived. Greene, who founded the Montpelier institution in 2006, is stepping down as president of the college, which […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.12.19

Solons Make Ultimate History After years of championing the sport on a club level, Montpelier High School won both the boys and girls state titles in the sport of Ultimate last week, becoming the first in the nation to claim a recognized interscholastic crown in the non-contact disc game.  The boys team defeated Burlington, 14-9, […]

NATURE WATCH

NATURE WATCH

Artwork and words by Nona Estrin The spell of cold and rain is broken! The water is still high and cold but it’s time to get out and start the rituals of summer. Leave work a bit early and head with friends or family, or just take yourself and a towel to the beach at […]

Roots Farm Market Opens in Middlesex

Roots Farm Market Opens in Middlesex

By Carl Etnier Last year, Bear Roots Farm owners Karin Bellemare and Jon Wagner decided it was time to set up a farmstand. “We were considering a wagon at the side of the road,” Wagner said. But they ended up creating a year-round farm market at the intersection of Routes 2 and 100B, the site […]

Bridge Inaugural Gala a Smashing Success

Bridge Inaugural Gala a Smashing Success

On May 22, the Friends of The Bridge hosted The Bridge’s inaugural gala at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. It was an evening of stimulating discussion, fine food, and live music—all with the goal of raising money to support the production, printing, and general operations of Central Vermont’s free, independent, and local newspaper. The […]

Marshfield, Plainfield RAMP up Energy Efficiency

By Carl Etnier An unanticipated knock on the front door sometimes heralds a visit from religious missionaries. In Marshfield and Plainfield this year, it may be more likely to announce the arrival of neighbors on an energy mission. “Unleashing the power of neighbor-to-neighbor connections” is one principle a newly launched building energy task force has […]

Mountaineers Swing Into 17th Season

Mountaineers Swing Into 17th Season

By Tom Brown “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz,” Humphrey Bogart used to say. It’s true that there is something about spring and the opening of a new baseball season that raises hopes and lifts spirits, even in dark times. For the 17th summer, Central Vermont fans can […]

From Barre to Broadway—Hadestown Singes the Tony Awards

From Barre to Broadway—Hadestown Singes the Tony Awards

By J. Gregory Gerdel In its heyday during the mid-2000s, the Langdon Street Café (now occupied by Sweet Melissa’s) was a cauldron of musical delight, fresh-brewed coffee late into the evening, and the creative energy of a generation of emerging artists. Among them was singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell, a former central Vermonter whose 13-year passion project, […]

Montpelier Grads Look Ahead to Life After High School

Montpelier Grads Look Ahead to Life After High School

Compiled by Mike Dunphy On June 14, 75 students from Montpelier High School will graduate and step into the future—be it college, technical school, a gap year, job, or other. Here, five talk with The Bridge about the path ahead, desires to stay or leave Vermont, student loan anxiety, and more. The interviews have been […]

Why Graduates Should Plan for Retirement

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your […]