May 5 — May 18

‘Berlin Pond’ Regulation Axed In Committee

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A charter change that would have given Montpelier officials authority to ban human recreational activity on Berlin Pond did not pass favorably out of the Legislature this session. The bill was offered up by Rep. Warren Kitzmiller, D-Washington – 4. Montpelier voters approved two charter changes on the city ballot: […]

Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith on Changes, Community Based Learning and What Kindness Means

by Nathan Grutchfield MONTPELIER — In his first year as principal of Montpelier High School, a significant part of Mike McRaith’s job has been to implement massive new state-required changes. However, an equally important goal of McRaith’s is the establishment of an environment reflecting his own personal belief system. The Bridge interviewed McRaith and learned […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Seattle Native Brings Espresso Bueno To Barre

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Seattle Native Brings Espresso Bueno To Barre

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — Downtown Barre is home to one of the greatest things in Central Vermont, Espresso Bueno. The café is owned by Elizabeth Manriquez and this July during the Barre Heritage Festival, she will be celebrating her ninth year in downtown Barre. Raised in Seattle where coffee shops are ubiquitous, it was […]

Clean Out Your Psychic Closet — Take a Fresh Look at Your Dreams

by Marichel Vaught We all have them — the dreams that make complete sense to us during those hours of rapid eye movement. And when we awake, we can’t help but remark, “What the…?” Or, have you ever dreamt of something you have a profound fear of (such as clowns) and think, ‘Clearly I dreamt […]

BOOK REVIEW: “The  Geometry of  Light” — Photographs by Andrew Kline

BOOK REVIEW: “The Geometry of Light” — Photographs by Andrew Kline

by Daniel A. Neary Jr. Get ready to enter the visual world of Andrew Kline of East Montpelier — grand master of black and white film photography. This book of some 100 photographs adds ammunition to those people who have favorites in the dying world of creating images that can be called art. This book, […]

A STATE OF MIND: Sweet Dreams?

A STATE OF MIND: Sweet Dreams?

by Larry Floersch Someone in my household suggested I see a doctor about my sleep “problem.” The “problem” for this person was not that I have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep. In this person’s eyes, that is wholly my problem. No, it was that in those few hours I was asleep, I made a […]

Remembering My Mother

Remembering My Mother

by Nat Frothingham When I joined the Montpelier Rotary Club about 10 years ago I was asked — like other new members — to give a short introductory talk about myself at a regular meeting. I did that. Then, last year, to my surprise, I was asked once again to talk about myself perhaps for […]

Green Up and Bike to Town

Green Up and Bike to Town

by Ashley Witzenberger Green Up Day in Montpelier Saturday, May 7 is Green Up Day! In 2015, Montpelier had a record number of volunteers participate in greening up the Capital City. To volunteer this year, visit the volunteer tent hosted by Montpelier Alive, located on State Street near the top of the Farmers’ Market. Check […]

OPINION: The Real Meaning of Mother’s Day

by Elisabeth Hebert, Northfield Ithought it would be nice to remind people what Mother’s Day really is. What do you think of printing this declaration: Please share this with every Mother you know. Although this was written in 1870 this proclamation rings just as true today. Woman is a channel to bring forth life into […]

ESSAY: The Coming of Green

by Daniel  A.  Neary Jr. Between the whites of the melting snows and the whites of blooming apple blossoms, the green comes to Vermont. Usually in early May, it rolls northward and upward saturating the fields, bushes and trees with verdure. Naturalist Way Teale says spring green creeps northward at the average rate of about […]