Oct 15 – Nov 4

Holistic Senior Living Nonprofit to Buy Heaton Woods

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Heaton Woods, a nonprofit residential care housing facility, is in the process of being sold to a larger nonprofit dedicated to holistic living for elders. The deal is not complete, yet, according to Jo Ann Troiano, executive director of the Montpelier Housing Authority and the secretary of the Capital City […]

Adamant Co-op Commemorates 80th Anniversary with Cookbook

ADAMANT — The Adamant Cooperative Store, Inc., the nation’s oldest, continuously operating food cooperative, celebrated its 80th birthday August 1. The co-op is marking its 80th anniversary with the publication of The Adamant Co-op Cookbook, a love letter to the rural community that has supported the Co-op’s operation since the Great Depression. The cookbook combines […]

Alumni Hall Becomes A ‘Beacon of the Arts’

Alumni Hall Becomes A ‘Beacon of the Arts’

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — A crowd of writers, readers, friends of literature and the arts streamedthrough the doors of the newly transformed Alumni Hall at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on Saturday evening, September 26 to celebrate at least two events. First up was the launch of the Vermont Book Award from […]

Montpelier Community Lunches Bring Us Together

by Elizabeth Parker MONTPELIER — Each weekday 60 to 100 people attend a community lunch sponsored by one of five Montpelier congregations. For many of the churches, this tradition stretches back 25 years. Charlotte Gibson of Christ Church started the soup kitchen there by making lentil soup each week. It was served with bread and […]

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Saving Seeds and Cutting Back

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Saving Seeds and Cutting Back

by Miriam Hansen October is the month for collecting and saving flower seeds. This long, warm fall, despite being slightly nipped by frost, the zinnias, snapdragons, marigolds, cosmos and marigolds are still going strong. Since I don’t want to uproot them yet, I’ve been searching for spent seed heads that I missed when deadheading. So […]

Montpelier’s October Celebrations

Montpelier’s October Celebrations

by Ashley Witzenberger Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Stores and boutiques will be open late, 6-9 p.m., with fantastic sales. Splash and the Mixing Room, Capitol Stationers and Zutano will be offering 20 percent off storewide from 6 to 9 p.m. only. The Drawing Board will be celebrating their 40th anniversary […]

Obituary: Melanie Campbell Menagh

Obituary: Melanie Campbell Menagh

CALAIS  — Melanie Menagh, writer, teacher, and resident of Maple Corner in Calais, died in the morning of Thursday, Oct. 8 of complications from heart arrhythmia. She turned 56 on May 27. Melanie, who has lived in Maple Corner since 1996, was born in The Bronx, New York City, and was adopted by Charles and […]

OPINION: Vote ‘No’ On Hunger Mountain Coop Bylaw Change

by Billy Donovan   At their upcoming annual meeting November 15, The Hunger Mountain Coop will be asking members to vote on a bylaw change that would alter the current system of “voting through deliberation at a meeting,” to an “online system of voting.” As an active member-owner, it is my belief that the current […]

Nat Frothingham Writes an Open Letter to Friends of The Bridge: Please Consider a Contribution to our Fall 2015 Campaign to Help The Bridge.

Dear Friend of The Bridge, Mid-October — and at The Bridge we are reaching out to readers and friends to seek financial help both to strengthen the paper and make it possible for us to continue to publish. This has been both a tough and also a very good year at The Bridge and there […]

LETTERS: 10.15.15

Another Great Year for Theater at Lost Nation Editor: Whether you occasionally attend a performance at Lost Nation Theater, or whether you’re one of those folks who’ve thought about attending but hasn’t yet, there’s no better time to treat yourself to some of the best professional theater Vermont has to offer. To balance our books […]