September 15 — October 5, 2016

Coffee With a Side of  Good Vibes

Coffee With a Side of Good Vibes

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — Coffee enthusiasts Caroline Williamson and Chris Gleason have brought their passion for the bean to town at the beginning of July with Tremolo, a pop-up coffee shop inside The Front art gallery on Barre Street. “I have an obsession with coffee,” said Gleason. And why name the […]

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — We’ve all heard that it’s important to get to know your farmer, and we have opportunities to do just that at local farmers’ markets or at farm stands if the proprietors happen to be there. But just as important is your farmer getting to know you. This […]

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Morse Block Deli Has New Owner

GRANITE CITY GROOVE: Morse Block Deli Has New Owner

by Joshua Jerome Stefano Coppola is the new owner of Morse Block Deli and is no stranger around the kitchen. Originally developing his passion for cooking with his mother and uncle preparing at home, Coppola snagged his first cooking job at the age of 16, working at a BBQ shack down south. However, cooking was […]

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

by Marichel Vaught EAST CALAIS — If you drive toward Hardwick from Montpelier on Route 14, you’ll pass by the East Calais General Store in the heart of the village of East Calais. They carry the typical general store fare — milk, bread, pantry staples, newspapers, cold beverages, ice, candy and even gas, which is […]

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

story and photos by Vicky Tebbetts WOODBURY — It’s hard to miss the purple flag waving vigorously above Route 14 in Woodbury, proclaiming “food” in golden letters. Late summer’s flowers tumble from planters attached to several wooden benches, framed against an impeccably redone building with a hand-lettered sign. It’s … well … pretty. But don’t […]

National Life Group Sending Classic Mural To Vermont History Museum

National Life Group Sending Classic Mural To Vermont History Museum

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — A large “Tribute to Vermont” mural by noted artist Paul Sample which measures 50 feet across and 8 feet high and was first installed in the lobby of the then-new National Life headquarters in Montpelier in 1961 will be taken down over the next few days in two sections, then […]

Food Allergies and Dining Out

by Claire Crowley For most people, a visit to a restaurant is a simple, enjoyable experience. But for people with food allergies and the restaurants that serve them, a simple meal has the potential to result in life-threatening allergic reactions, lawsuits and changes in legislation that impact the ways in which we all enjoy our […]

DOT’S BEAT: Montpelier: Faves and Peeves

by Dot Helling For those who like to hear me rant, this is for you — pet peeves balanced with some favorite things about Montpelier. After all, Montpelier is a contrast in many respects. Just compare the government bureaucrats to the aging hippies or the historic downtown buildings to the Crowley Center. While Montpelier’s attractions […]

EDITORIAL: Twenty-Seven Design Ideas for a Net Zero Montpelier

by Nat Frothingham Because of efforts by the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee with full support from the Montpelier City Council, Montpelier has set a goal of “Net Zero Energy” in less than 15 years by 2030. At The Bridge we support this difficult, but achievable, objective. To be more specific about Net Zero Energy — […]

Junk And Stacks Of Tires Removed From Winooski River — T&T Trucking Volunteered His Services

MONTPELIER – If you were anywhere near the Winooski River in Montpelier or Middlesex on September 10, you probably saw dozens of people wading through the water carrying buckets and pushing canoes full of tires. There were kids as young as six, employees from local businesses and even an entire AmeriCorps crew from the NCCC […]