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Read the October 18, 2018 Issue

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Rejuvenated Golden Dome Awaits its Goddess

Rejuvenated Golden Dome Awaits its Goddess

by Tom Brown Montpelier’s capitol dome proudly displays her fresh 23.75 carat gold coat as she glitters in the early fall sun, but she looks a bit barren without her signature crown. Five miles away in the cavernous Vermont Granite Museum in Barre, master wood sculptor Chris Miller is chipping away on two tons of […]

NATURE WATCH: Autumn is Here!

NATURE WATCH: Autumn is Here!

by Nona Estrin Purple wild asters, red and sugar maples in earliest crimson or yellow!  Spruce Mountain Range to our east begins to glow.  A couple of ash trees across the road are burnishing to deep mahogany.  Flocks of robins, white-throated sparrows, and a flicker with its characteristic white rump, scatter into the still-green brush. […]

Filmmaker Bess O’Brien to Show New Documentary at Savoy Theatre

A new documentary film directed by Bess O’Brien, Coming Home, will tour Central Vermont this fall, starting at the Savoy Theatre in Montpelier on October 18, followed by Hazen Union School in Hardwick on October 23, then the Bethany Church in Randolph on November 4. All shows are at 7 pm. Coming Home follows five […]

Belt-Tightening at Kellogg-Hubbard as Capital Improvements Loom

By Nat Frothingham Is there any other not-for-profit in Montpelier that can come even close to matching Kellogg-Hubbard Library for its long history of broad public service and equally broad private and public support? Probably not. Here in town, when we talk about Kellogg-Hubbard, we often refer to it as “the community’s living room.” Behind […]

Ilstrup to Fill Big Shoes, Big Responsibilities  for Humanities Council

Ilstrup to Fill Big Shoes, Big Responsibilities for Humanities Council

By Michael Bielawski Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup has been appointed as the new executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council, becoming only the third person to hold the position in 44 years. He replaces Peter Gilbert, who retired after 16 years. The primary roles of the organization include reading programs and public speaker events. One of […]

Fitness Studio Expands in Montpelier

Fitness Studio Expands in Montpelier

By Phil Dodd The Cross Training Studio, a two-room boutique fitness center in downtown Montpelier, is adding another room this month and accepting new members, according to owner and trainer CB Kaiser. Kaiser plans to cap membership at 35 or 40 people so the studio retains its club-like feel, he said. Kaiser originally planned to […]

Not All Internet Access is Created Equal

Not All Internet Access is Created Equal

By Jeremy Hansen While almost everyone in Central Vermont has access to some sort of internet service, the available speeds vary widely. Nearly every address has access to Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), which uses one or two existing copper phone lines to theoretically provide download (from the internet to the customer) speeds of up to […]

Seven DIY Projects to Weatherize your Home for Winter

Compiled By Efficiency Vermont Do-it-yourselfers now have a little help. In time for the annual Button Up Vermont weatherization awareness campaign, Efficiency Vermont has launched a new rebate program that provides up to $100 for weatherization materials used to complete any three of seven approved projects. Whether you apply for the rebate or not, all […]

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

by Sarah Davin As the leaves fall this autumn, so does serotonin and melatonin, disrupting our circadian rhythm and making it more difficult to sleep. This can lead to that glum feeling during the long winter months now diagnosed as Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD. It grows serious enough for six percent of Americans to be […]