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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 […]

War Survivor Amira Drljacic Wins  Housekeeper of the Year Award

War Survivor Amira Drljacic Wins Housekeeper of the Year Award

by Nat Frothingham In the lives of most people, it’s a rare day to be honored with an award from a statewide organization. But that’s just what happened when Amira Drljacic was honored on September 26, 2017 as “Housekeeper of the Year” by the Vermont Health Care Association, which serves and advocates for the residents, […]

COMMENTARY: The Warmth of the North Pole

COMMENTARY: The Warmth of the North Pole

by Larry Floersch In my mind the North Pole seems warm compared with the South Pole. I know that is not logical. Both places are treeless, barren, bleak, and very cold. And although technically it is colder at the South Pole, does it really matter once you reach 30 below and the temperature is still […]

THE SOAPBOX: Class Status Versus Values

by Margaret Blanchard My experiences with consciousness-raising during the Civil Rights and Women’s Movements left me longing for deep sharing around issues of class (economic status).  The Unitarian Church’s recent workshop provided a valuable beginning for such a process.  After guided assessment of familial circumstances and individual achievements, and sharing stories with both mixed and […]

COMMENTARY: The Gifts of the Christmas Star

by Brenda Thow Many years ago Waterbury had a Christmas star on the mountain at the end of Winooski Street. It was a steep hike to get to it but worth the effort because the view was beautiful. The star could be seen from the interstate and most places in town. Every December, a man […]

OPINION: We Must Unite Against Abuse

by Lt. Governor David Zuckerman Public revelations of sexual assault and misconduct against women and children, such as those making headlines over the past few months, are deeply disturbing. How can anyone think such actions are okay? My hope is that we are leaving behind a time of impunity for abusers, who believed their actions […]

EDITORIAL: Vermont and Back Again

EDITORIAL: Vermont and Back Again

by Mike Dunphy In one significant way, I owe my existence to Montpelier. It was during the construction of the Wrightsville Dam in 1934 that my grandfather—the staff physician for the workers—met my grandmother, who grew up in Montpelier (class of 1933), at a dance. Clearly his mojo was flowing that evening, and the rest, […]

LETTER: Support Community Health Centers

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer: We write to express our serious concerns about the expiration of funding for HRSA’s Health Center Program more than two months ago.  Congress’ failure to extend this funding has caused service disruptions for the 22 community health centers and their many patients across New Hampshire and Vermont.  […]

LETTERS: 12.21.17

A Montpelier Masterpiece Editor, Consider some of the classic events we’ve come to love here in Montpelier and nearby towns: Art Walk, the sock sale, Poem City, even the Rotten Sneaker Contest—all wonderful, all memorable. Now add Montpelier Chamber Orchestra’s (MCO) performance in mid-November of Amahl and the Night Visitors. MCO and the community’s cast […]

Read the December 21, 2017 Issue

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