Nov 19 — Dec 2

Dwight & Nicole: On Top, and Still Free to be Fabulous

Dwight & Nicole: On Top, and Still Free to be Fabulous

TV’s “The Voice” star and her powerhouse partner play The Flying Stage in Barre, Nov. 21 by Ricka McNaughton Before a concert, Nicole Nelson gets her mental prep work out of the way. Then she silences all the squawky feedback from the part of her performer’s brain concerned with set-up and self-analytics. During a show, […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Grateful for Addiction Recovery Services

by Joshua Jerome By now, if you’re not aware of the opiate problem in Vermont, you may have been living under a rock for the last couple of years. The state of Vermont treated 2,258 people in 2014 for heroin use; an increase from 623 in 2010. Governor Peter Shumlin’s state of the state address […]

Suncommon, Downtown Montpelier Holiday Pop-Up

Suncommon, Downtown Montpelier Holiday Pop-Up

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — From November 28 through the end of December, SunCommon will fill the storefront at 13 Main Street in downtown Montpelier to open a pop-up store and gallery.  This pop-up location will be open during the week for people to stop in, enjoy local art and chat solar with the local […]

In Awe of Three Trees in Hubbard Park

by Jessica Neary There’s a saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” Sometimes it’s the opposite. You can miss individual trees for the mass of forest. And, as is well known to Hubbard park enthusiasts, there are some pretty great trees in the park. According to Geoff Beyer, director of Montpelier Parks Department, […]

A Salute to Choral Director and Montpelier High School Graduate Chris Shepard

A Salute to Choral Director and Montpelier High School Graduate Chris Shepard

by Nat Frothingham It’s time once again to catch up with Chris Shepard, a June 1983 graduate of Montpelier High School, who will be making his Carnegie Hall debut when he conducts Handel’s “Messiah” December 23. Chris grew up on Marvin Street in Montpelier. He was a student at Union Elementary School, then Main Street […]

OPINION: Give Thanks — And Give it Away!

by Jon M. Sweeney and Rabbi Michal Woll Thanksgiving may just be the most universally cherished and observed of American holidays. We share it without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, geography or sexual orientation. The two of us have really dear, although different, memories of the day from childhood. For Jon, it was a festive […]

OPINION: What’s Happening To Berlin Pond, Anyway?

by Jed and Page Guertin What’s changed now that people are swimming, boating, fishing and hunting on our drinking water source, Berlin Pond? The obvious change is an increase in turbidity — suspended particles kicked up by people launching boats at the south end of the pond and boating in the shallows. This requires Montpelier’s […]

LETTERS: 11.19.15

An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders Editor: As an American and a Vermonter, I am aware of the local politics as the foreground of the humanitarian movement as an intrinsic backbone of our politics. Vermont was instrumental in the movement to abolish slavery, and Vermont has always served as an example to the country […]

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