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Read the January 18, 2018 Issue

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Is Montpelier Alive? Downtown Players React to Changing Times

Is Montpelier Alive? Downtown Players React to Changing Times

If change is the law of life, then we’ve been experiencing both a lot of change and a lot of life in Montpelier over the past two years. Gone with the wind are several downtown businesses: First in Fitness, One More Time, Vermont Trading Company, The Coffee Corner, Angeleno’s, and unless things change dramatically, Onion […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.21.17

Down Home Kitchen Now Open for Dinner If you’ve noticed the warm glow of candlelight at the corner of Langdon and Main while driving by during afternoon and evening hours lately, it’s because Down Home Kitchen has extended its hours until 10 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. For the past two and a half years, the […]

NATURE WATCH: Long Nights, Short Days

by Nona Estrin This year, family cares and responsibilities leave me with little time to prepare for the holidays. Without all the frenzy, I notice the quiet, the long dark nights, sometimes star-lit, sometimes soft with snow. And the short days, quiet too, with low light or blazing sun, but especially, I feel the pull […]

Vermont School of Fine Arts Student  Helps Crack Cold Case

Vermont School of Fine Arts Student Helps Crack Cold Case

by Mike Dunphy Kidnapped from her sister’s home in the middle of the night of June 22, 1980, in Antioch, California, 14-year-old Suzie Bombardier was found raped and murdered five days later, when a fisherman pulled her body from the San Joaquin River. Until this month, the case remained unsolved and the family—and community—deprived of […]

David Mallett and Friends Celebrate the First Amendment at the Unitarian Church

by Mike Dunphy There was much to celebrate Saturday, December 9, at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. After an absence of 22 years from its stage, Maine-based folk legend David Mallett took the stage for a night of music, with support of bass player Mike Burd and opening act, “Banjo” Dan and Will Lindner.  For […]

Bear Naked Puts the Growl in Growler on River Street

Bear Naked Puts the Growl in Growler on River Street

by Mike Dunphy It takes a minute to get the joke behind the logo of Bear Naked Growler, a beer filling-and-swilling station that opened in September on River Street. The mischievous grin of the bear has less to do with the jug in his paws than the sign strategically positioned across his loins and the […]

Embracing My Inner and Outer Potato at Buddy’s Famous

by Mike Dunphy “Haters gonna hate; Potatoes gonna potate,” reads a sign above the pick-up window at Buddy’s Famous, the new burger joint that opened in the marinara-colored, clapboarded bay house on Barre Street, so long the domain of Angeleno’s Pizza. Whether it’s a call to embrace your inner potato and settle into a chair […]

Six Local Treats to Sweeten the Holidays in Montpelier

Six Local Treats to Sweeten the Holidays in Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy Perhaps no other time of the year shows off Montpelier’s growing culinary cred than the holidays, when eateries around the city roll out their seasonal treats. The skill of the chefs, as well as the fresh, local ingredients, add a special, wholesome sweetness to the holidays and make the calories nearly impossible […]