Oct 1 – Oct 14

Meet the Artists Who Created  The ‘Precious Guru’ Exhibit

Meet the Artists Who Created The ‘Precious Guru’ Exhibit

BERLIN — An exhibition devoted to the eighth century yogi-magician who founded Tibetan Buddhism is on view at the University of Vermont Health Network Central Vermont Medical Center Lobby through October 31. The exhibit celebrates the life of the yogi/magician named Padma Sambhava (the “precious guru”). The public is invited to a “meet the artists” […]

Capital City Concerts to Play Messiaen’s “End of Time” Quartet on October 17

Capital City Concerts to Play Messiaen’s “End of Time” Quartet on October 17

by Nat Frothingham Capital City Concerts will open its 15th season of performances on Saturday evening, October 17 with a concert in Montpelier that will feature Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” — a work that artistic director Karen Kevra describes as “one of the greatest masterpieces of the chamber music canon.” The […]

Meet Storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder

Meet Storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder

by Nat Frothingham The direct experience of the storyteller, the story and the storyteller’s audience — these encounters are as old as human history. I first heard Tim Jennings in the early 1980s. He was performing and telling stories to a crowd of children and their parents as part of a midwinter performance series for […]

OPINION: Industrial Wind Farm Would Pollute Water

FAIRFIELD — My husband Bruce and I have lived on Fairfield Pond, in Fairfield for 16 years. We’ve run the Fairfield Pond Recreation Association for 14 of those years. Water quality issues have been at the forefront of our efforts.  My previous career at Vermont Local Roads was a federal/state program providing training and technical […]

OPINION: Education Quality Reviews: The Whole Picture

by Emily Fowler   Current models of federal accountability have focused on English/language arts, mathematics and student test results. As a result, school systems across the nation have distorted educational practice, winnowing school goals and discounting other learning, which is valuable for a well-rounded citizen. In 2013, the Vermont State Board of Education adopted the […]

EDITORIAL: Design Review: It’s Broken, Please Fix it

by Nat Frothingham Clarity is a wonderful thing. In a recent phone conversation with City of Montpelier Planning and Development Director Mike Miller (who came aboard in this post in May 2014), Mike gave me a very clear explanation of the Montpelier Planning Commission, the Montpelier Development Review Board and the city’s Design Review Committee. […]

ArtsFest Set For Saturday, Oct. 3

ArtsFest Set For Saturday, Oct. 3

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — ArtsFest on Saturday, October 3 offers a chance for local artists to showcase their talents. Festival goers will tour downtown venues — each curated by a different arts group and individual artists, crafters and performers. The T.W. Wood Gallery will present Barbara Leber, known for her “cheap art.” Her paintings […]

LETTERS: 10.1.15

LETTERS: 10.1.15

Montpelier ‘Bike’ Path? Editor: I was reading the article on the Montpelier Discount Beverage and the ‘bike path.’ Do we really have a bike path in Montpelier? You can find it in name but that is about all. To me there three sections of bike path, all used differently. Department Of Labor/Bailey Avenue section seems […]

Tree Stand Safety Tips for Hunters

by Chris Saunders MONTPELIER — Tree stands get hunters out of sight and smell of wary deer, but they can also get hunters into trouble.  Here are some tips to help stay safe and get the most out of your tree stand hunting experience: Choose a live, straight tree. Buy smart. Only use stands certified […]

Domestic Violence Help Group Seeks Donations

Maintaining a shelter is synonymous with maintaining a home. The essentials of maintaining a shelter can often be overlooked, but the costs and resources needed to do this are great. Items such as cleaning products, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, tampons/maxi pads, soap, shampoo, conditioner and sponges add up for Circle. This October, […]