Sep 3 – Sep 16

A STATE OF MIND: Car Simple

by Larry Floersch Unlike my wife, who is practical and level-headed in such matters, I have this incredible ability to choose the wrong car. Whereas she sees a car as just a means of getting from one place to another and would be happy with any sturdy little sedan, my tastes run toward the exotic. […]

O’Donnell Wins a Fourth Championship at Thunder Road

O’Donnell Wins a Fourth Championship at Thunder Road

by Michael Stridsberg BARRE — Derrick O’Donnell of New Hampshire put an exclamation point on his bid for a third consecutive Thunder Road championship by making a late charge for his fourth win of the season Thursday, August 27, on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. O’Donnell broke out of traffic late in the 50-lap main event […]

Boston Duo Plays Montpelier

Boston Duo Plays Montpelier

by Joyce Kahn MONTPELIER — Music lovers attended a particularly memorable concert this summer. It both inaugurated the new Main Street pocket park as a performing venue and featured a combination of two instruments that are rarely paired: a saxophone and a classical violin. A perfect evening and a welcoming audience greeted Patchtax, a musical […]

VCFA to Host The First Vermont Book Awards

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — Mark your calendars for September 26 for the social event of the year, the first Vermont Book Awards gala hosted by the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In keeping with the college’s mission “of promoting emerging and established artists”, the event will recognize outstanding poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s […]

DOT’S DOWNTOWN BEAT: Montpelierites on the Move

DOT’S DOWNTOWN BEAT: Montpelierites on the Move

by Dot Helling Now that you’ve enjoyed your Montpelier sweets, it’s time to work off some of those calories. Our city has a wide variety of social recreational groups that meet regularly to get fit, lose weight, study the environment, or simply enjoy the camaraderie and conversation with others while being outdoors. This spring, epicurean […]

OPINION: Multifarious Multimodalism: Different Ways of Getting Around

by Carl Etnier A multimodal transportation center is key to the development plans for One Taylor Street in Montpelier. When it’s complete, people will be able to walk, bicycle or drive there and get onto Greyhound or Green Mountain Transit Agency busses. They’ll be able to transfer from regional busses to intercity busses or vice versa. […]

OPINION: Life is a Highway

by Michelle A.L. Singer When I was in high school, Tom Cochran’s version of the song “Life is a Highway” hit the airwaves and attached itself directly to my nervous system. I had a license, a good pair of sunglasses and a great car. My cooler-than-thou brother had handed down to me a ’66 Mustang […]

Vermont Italian Club Presents Travel Program of the Lesser Known Northeast Region of Italy

Vermont Italian Club Presents Travel Program of the Lesser Known Northeast Region of Italy

MONTPELIER — Mary Sue Lyons, member of the Vermont Italian Club, will present Italy’s FriuliVenezia Giulia Region: Beautiful, Fascinating and Affordable! on September  14, 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Lyons will lead a slide show tour of her travels of the most northeast region of Italy that is bordered by Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic […]

OPINION: The Revolution in Our School House, Part II: For Whom the Bill Tolls

by David Kelley In her 1953 book, Vermont Tradition, Dorothy Canfield Fisher tells the story of a town meeting in Arlington. The need for a new school had been simmering for years, but floods and modern traffic made it increasingly important to rebuild the town’s bridges. Education was a lofty goal, but the need for […]

Chandler Seeks Submissions for This Year’s Holiday Market

RANDOLPH — Chandler Center for the Arts is accepting submissions of arts, fine crafts and high-quality specialty food items for its 14th annual holiday market. Held in Chandler’s elegant gallery space, beautifully decorated for the season and located at 71-73 Main St. in Randolph, the market will be open from mid-November through December 23 with […]