July 18, 2013

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Wringing Out… Vermonters Weather the Wet

Summer is a comin’! The rains have cleared, and Vermonters are heading out to swimming holes and theater events and on day trips, dog walks and hikes. It’s the time of year that we pined for all winter and that we cherish, soaking up each ray of sun. Come with us, as we explore Vermont […]

What’s In: Pooch Journeys

 

Heard On The STREET

In Accord Hunger Mountain Coop and its employee union, the U.E. Local 255, have reached a two-year contract agreement. According to General Manager Kari Bradley, the co-op will pay 100 percent of the medical insurance premiums paid for full-time staff working 32 hours a week and four to seven weeks of paid time off annually. […]

Jet Streams 101

by Amy Brooks Thornton Unequal heating of the earth generates the jet streams, bands of fast-moving air running the gauntlet between hot and cold air masses about 23,000 to 52,000 feet above sea level. The polar jet stream, which flows west to east across the United States, moves in a relatively straight line and across […]

Beyond Wet Farms and Ballplayers Manage the Rain

Beyond Wet Farms and Ballplayers Manage the Rain

by Amy Brooks Thornton Last week George Gross of Dog River Farm, located just south of Montpelier, looked at his newly purchased irrigation system. Massive loops of black hose on a metal frame waited impatiently in a large puddle next to his greenhouse. Referring to the near-record-breaking rainfall Vermonters experienced in May and June, Gross […]

Bread and Puppet Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

Bread and Puppet Celebrates Their 50th Anniversary

by Nat Frothingham For its 50th anniversary, the Bread and Puppet Circus in Glover is performing a show titled The Total This and That Deathlife Circus in Two Parts. Part one is “This” and part two is “That.” The Bread and Puppet Circus was founded in 1963 on New York’s Lower East Side by Peter […]

New Ensemble at Goddard College Performs Body Politic

by Ken Russell Haybarn Summer Theatre Ensemble (HaSTE) inaugural performance took place at Goddard on Saturday July 13 with a staged reading of Body Politic, by Jessica Goldberg. In one week, actors went from script to performance of Goldberg’s one-act play, which portrays the relationship between a vet of the Iraq War and a reporter. […]

Bill Blachly’s New Festival Theatre

Bill Blachly’s New Festival Theatre

by Ken Russell Unadilla Theatre mastermind Bill Blachly opens his new arena-style venue, the Festival Theatre, on July 18 with a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House. Heartbreak House is a witty comedy that addresses sex, scandals, and complex characters in a British society coming apart in the face of World War I. The […]

Six Day Trips Around Vermont

Six Day Trips Around Vermont

It’s summertime, and time to get out with the family and see the great American sights. The Grand Canyon, the Alamo and Yosemite come to mind, but wait—save your money! I can tell you of dozens of sites right here in Vermont that are fun for the whole family. I have chosen six places close […]