Sep 17 — Sep 30

EDITORIAL: Thanking Ward Joyce and Many Others for the Main Street Pocket Park

by Nat Frothingham Coming up on Saturday, October 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the pocket park on Main Street is what looks like a community party. According to architect Ward Joyce, he and others will be offering beverages and cake to thank people who worked together this spring and summer to create a […]

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

Joe’s Soup Manufacturer Moves To Montpelier

by Phil Dodd MONTPELIER — Joe Buley, owner of soup maker Joe’s Kitchen, is scrambling to get his new production facility into full swing before frosty weather hits and soup sales shift into high gear. “Sales will quadruple in mid-October and we’ll stay busy until April,” said Buley, whose company sells soup to accounts throughout […]

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Divide, Move & Conquer!

HANDS-ON GARDENER: Divide, Move & Conquer!

by Miriam Hansen September is the time to divide and move those perennials that bloom in spring and summer. Rather than devote the whole column to this subject, I’m offering you this Clemson University Extension website, a useful resource on when and how to divide a long list of garden perennials. It covers plant division […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Alternative Lenders Fund  Many New Ventures

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Alternative Lenders Fund Many New Ventures

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — Starting up a business is challenging and rewarding. An entrepreneur needs to have a clear understanding of their competitive advantage in the marketplace and the desire to chase their dreams despite the obstacles inherent in starting a business. One such obstacle has remained prevalent for many over the last 40 […]

A STATE OF MIND: The End of Foodies?

by Larry Floersch I just saw in the Sunday supplement magazine of a large metropolitan newspaper that Alton Brown, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier and a star on the Food Channel, is fed up with foodies. I think I know what he meant by that. Like anything in life, if you get […]

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

Heavenly Tastes at Hel’s Kitchen

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — What do you do when weekly, low-key and simple potluck meals with friends spiral out of control into multi-course dinner events the likes of which are seen on gourmet magazine covers? That question arose for Helen Labun, a Bear Pond Books event coordinator with an Agriculture and […]

Discover the Peak: Dining at NECI on Main

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Six students soon to graduate from the New England Culinary Institute will be strutting their stuff by taking charge of the NECI on Main Street restaurant on Friday evening, September 18 from 5 to 10 p.m. According to the student managers, already more than 100 reservations have been received. “Discover […]

Storytelling, Mime and Vaudeville at the 4 Corners Schoolhouse on October 3

Storytelling, Mime and Vaudeville at the 4 Corners Schoolhouse on October 3

by Nat Frothingham  EAST MONTPELIER — Storytelling duo Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder are presenting what they describe as “a close-up variety show” to include storytelling, vaudeville, puppetry, a circus and mime act — in what has to be one of the smallest and most intimate performing spaces in central Vermont — the Four Corners […]

OPINION: Stop Industrial Wind Development — We Must Protect Our Ridgelines, Lakes and Streams

by Brian Dubie In 2009, when I was serving as lieutenant governor, I was invited to the Bolton Valley Ski Area resort for the commissioning of a wind turbine manufactured by Barre workers. Its blade height was a very modest 120-feet, and the tower was on a scale to fit in with the ski resort […]

OPINION: Reduce Lawn Size to Save the Environment, Time and Money

by George Plumb Deborah Markowitz, writing as secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources and as a Jew, recently wrote about the spiritual responsibility of dealing with climate change. In it, she stated “And with each of us doing ‘something’ we can change the world.” As a Unitarian Universalist I also try to practice our […]