July 20 — August 2, 2017

VIDEO: 2017 Barre Heritage Parade

The July 29, 2017 Barre Heritage Festival And Homecoming Days Parade in Downtown Barre, Vermont. View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/vip/video/227587086 Share this:

On The Road with Brent Curtis

On The Road with Brent Curtis

My neighbor showed me the summer reading lists for his kids. (I must admit I had to pretend I was familiar with that concept.) As I reviewed the lists, I saw a few books that I thought could be enhanced by some local attractions. The Coolidge Homestead or beautiful Hildene and the Chester A. Arthur […]

Early Barre: Welcome to Wildersburgh, Vermont

Early Barre: Welcome to Wildersburgh, Vermont

by Carla Occaso WILDERSBURGH (BARRE)  — The story of early settlers evokes images of a grand frontier adventure and hardscrabble gumption. First named ‘Wildersburgh,’ land that is now Barre was granted in 1780 to William Williams — a signer of the Declaration of Independence — and 60 other men. Most of those men lived in […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 7.20.17

Jump and Splash Vermont MONTPELIER — The “pool project” moves forward. Jump and Splash Vermont, formerly the Montpelier Indoor Rec and Aquatics Task Force, is now incorporated and has been working with City officials and other interested groups to come up with solid business and facilities plans for a state of the art recreational facility. The […]

#MakeoverMontpelier

Important information regarding Makeover Montpelier: Some sidewalk work will take place until 11 a.m. Shoppers will always be able to access their favorite downtown businesses There is plenty of evening parking in lots behind City Hall and Positive Pie off of Main Street and next to Julio’s Cantina off of State Street. The community is […]

NATURE WATCH: Summer’s Height: A Rainbow Of Glory

by Nona Estrin Walking a dirt road on the way to pick chantrelles, stars of roadside chickory declare azure blue while a catbird in the viburnum tangle achieves operatic glory! And tonight, a rainbow holds out hope for summer weather ahead, berries, fruits and nuts for the bears, and plenty of insects for this year’s […]

After Over 44 Years, Sandy Pitonyak Leaves City Hall

After Over 44 Years, Sandy Pitonyak Leaves City Hall

MONTPELIER — Sandy Pitonyak, a longtime municipal employee with the city of Montpelier, worked her last day as executive secretary to the city manager June 30. Filling her position is Jamie Granfield, who had worked as office assistant and accounts payable manager. Granfield sounded excited and honored to be named to the post. “Those are […]

Montpelier Newcomer Caledonia Spirits still busy in the Northeast Kingdom

by Michael Bielawski  HARDWICK – Caledonia Spirits may be moving its primary distilling operations over to Montpelier, but it’s still got a lot happening back in the Northeast Kingdom where its original facility remains, in the town of Hardwick. A lot of what happens does not take place at any distillery at all, rather it’s […]

CVHS Walk for Animals Raises Over $60K

MONTPELIER — This year’s Walk for Animals was on June 3 and was the best ever with lots of family-friendly and dog-friendly fun for everyone, raising over $60,000 that will help save over 1,000 animals at Central Vermont Humane Society.  The top adult fundraiser raised over $3,500, and this year many kids raised funds, including […]

Fairmont Farm Wins Top Vermont Dairy Award

Fairmont Farm Wins Top Vermont Dairy Award

EAST MONTPELIER — Fairmont Farm has been selected as the 2017 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. It stood out among this year’s nominees for a number of reasons, including its efficiently managed herd, sustainable conservation practices and early adoption of new technology. It also was recognized for its commitment to educating the public about […]