September 17 — September 30, 2015

Saturday Scribes: Join Us For Three Nonfiction and One Poetry Workshop

Saturday Scribes: Join Us For Three Nonfiction and One Poetry Workshop

Special Guest for the 10/24 writing workshop: Poet Reuben Jackson, host of Friday Night jazz on Vermont Public Radio! You can catch his vibe tonight on VPR from 8 to 11 p.m. MONTPELIER — The first  three classes will cover various forms of nonfiction, including storytelling, opinion and essay. We will read the work of writers we admire, […]

‘Never Trust a Pirate’ Advises Captain Richard Phillips (VIDEO)

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER —  “Nothing is over until you choose to give up. You can overcome any obstacles,” he said, relating some of the life lessons learned during a terrifying experience as the first U.S. captain to be kidnapped at sea by pirates since 1803. “Now, picture if you will, the vastness of […]

Get Published. Join ‘Saturday Scribes’ @ The Bridge in Montpelier.

Get Published. Join ‘Saturday Scribes’ @ The Bridge in Montpelier.

Special Guest for the 10/24 writing workshop: Poet Reuben Jackson, host of Friday Night jazz on Vermont Public Radio! Spend four Saturday afternoons in October honing your craft of writing at our workshops. Swap ideas and techniques. Get feedback from peers and professional writers and editors at The Bridge.  Our program will close with a […]

Captain Phillips Recounts His Terrifying Pirate Adventure to Rotarians

Captain Phillips Recounts His Terrifying Pirate Adventure to Rotarians

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — “You are much stronger than you even know,” Captain Richard Phillips told a captivated audience at the Capitol Plaza Hotel during the September 21 meeting of the Montpelier Rotary Club. “Nothing is over until you choose to give up. You can overcome any obstacles,” he said, relating some of the […]

About Apples: A Fruit’s Eye View of the World

About Apples: A Fruit’s Eye View of the World

by Garrett Heaney   MONTPELIER —Working in the produce department at the Hunger Mountain Coop, my colleagues and I have a singular view of the seasons that revolves around the fruits and vegetables we see everyday. For many people, this is the end of summer. For us, it’s the end of local watermelon and Amish […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 9.17.15

Spike in Bike and Motorcycle Deaths Prompts Call for Action The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance and concerned organizations such as the Burlington-based Local Motion and others are putting out an urgent call for increased road safety awareness with urgent attention to the safety of bicyclists and motorcyclists. A press release from the Vermont Highway Safety […]

NATURE WATCH: Time for Hawk Migration

by Nona Estrin Made my annual trip to Putney Mountain for Hawk Watch last Saturday, trying to hit a good migration. That is, wind, but not from the south. Enough sun to create thermal rises for hawks to circle up, up, up.  Then, at the top of the thermal, for them to soar or “stream” […]

One Taylor Street Development Plans Hit Snag — City Moves to Condemn Montpelier Beverage Building

by Carla Occaso and Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Montpelier Beverage building owners are crying “foul” over a recent move by Montpelier City Council to start condemnation proceedings for the structure located at 12 Main Street. However, the building thwarts what city officials say is the safest route to get a new proposed bike path across […]

Onion River Hosts Ibex Sale at Berlin Warehouse

Onion River Hosts Ibex Sale at Berlin Warehouse

by Ashley Witzenberger BERLIN — The annual Ibex tent sale is a must for thousands each fall, and folks come from far and wide for the quality clothing at drastically reduced prices. Historically, the sale took place in Quechee Vermont, and last year, at Suicide Six. All that is about to change as Montpelier’s local […]

Lost Nation Open with “Hounds of the Baskervilles” on September 17 and Follows with Shakespeare’s Comedy “As You Like It” on September 24

by Nancy Taube Lost Nation Theater’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” begins with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous story of the frightening murder of Sir Charles Baskerville on the moorlands. But then, like a breath of fresh autumn air, comedy pops off the stage and transforms this dark tale into a hilarious farce. Adapted by […]