May 19 — Jun 1

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.19.16

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.19.16

Allison Jacob Opens Acupuncture Practice WATERBURY — Following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, who practiced in Vermont in the early 1900s, Allison Jacob has recently opened her healing practice Earth Sea Acupuncture LLC. She joins Waterbury Integrative Health, 46 South Main Street in Waterbury as its newest practitioner. Jacob graduated with honors from the […]

NATURE WATCH: Time for Brooding

NATURE WATCH: Time for Brooding

by Nona Estrin Walking the path south of our yard, to see a broad-winged hawk nest, I’m noticing something curious. I’ve seen it before, but for how long? Occasional tufts of dried maple leaves are here and there. They’ve been pulled together and partly down into a  worm-sized hole! This and the mid-May snow … […]

DPW Workers Honored

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — According to a recent city manager’s report by William Fraser, the week of May 15 to 21 is National Public Works week, sponsored by the American Public Works Association.  The Bridge reached out to Thomas McArdle, Montpelier Department of Public Works director, to find out about the inner workings of […]

Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees:  How A Neighborhood Got Together To Bring Back Trees

Trees, Trees, Glorious Trees: How A Neighborhood Got Together To Bring Back Trees

by Elizabeth Parker MONTPELIER — When you stop for a moment and appreciate the many tree lined streets we have here, you quickly realize that trees are treasured members of our community. Trees create shade, exhale oxygen, buffer sound and have a traffic calming effect. St. Paul Street runs between School and Liberty Streets. Once […]

Expansion Plans for Montpelier’s Studio Zenith

Expansion Plans for Montpelier’s Studio Zenith

by Ashley Witzenberger Just four short years ago, Amy Leventhal opened the doors to Studio Zenith on Main Street in Montpelier. Zenith is a boutique fitness studio specializing in strengthening, toning and conditioning classes, including the very popular Zumba. Amy’s studio philosophy concentrates on how you feel, your level of health and how you feel […]

Capital City-Wide Tag Sale, June 4

Capital City-Wide Tag Sale, June 4

All are invited to take part in Montpelier’s second annual City-wide Tag Sale. Once again, Montpelier Alive is partnering with the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club to organize this unique community event where citizens, businesses, churches, civic groups, nonprofits, individual residences and neighborhoods are encouraged to de-clutter, spring clean and plan a […]

From the Halls of MHS… What Candidate do you Support for President?

From the Halls of MHS… What Candidate do you Support for President?

by Nathan Grutchfield The interview occurred before Rubio, Cruz and Kasich dropped out of the presidential race leaving Trump the presumptive nominee. MONTPELIER — In Vermont’s capital city, bustling with political interest from ordinary people, one place where the conversation is most powerful is at the high school. Here, young people debate and converse about […]

2016 Local Homebuilding Trends

2016 Local Homebuilding Trends

by Carla Occaso In speaking with a few local contractors, some themes emerged about what projects are keeping builders busy: energy efficiency, smaller sizes — renovation. There are some standout exceptions to the typical job, though, and some people have the means and creativity to turn their living space into a work of art. But […]

OPINION: City Manager’s Contract Terms Should Be Rewritten

by Richard Sheir In the last issue of The Bridge there was a sentence in the Heard On The Street column stating that the Montpelier City Council and William Fraser, the Montpelier City Manager, would have no comment about the protracted negotiations that resulted in the last contract being extended for another year. This issue […]

LETTERS: 5.19.16

Circus Outdated and Cruel Editor: In a 21st century society, the circus is an outdated and cruel source of entertainment. In most circuses, wild animals are stolen from their natural habitats, kept in cages and chains, and ‘trained’ to perform painful, tiring and unnatural ‘tricks’ as well as being forced to live in a highly […]