Oct 19 – Nov 1

Stowing Stuff! The Proliferation of Storage Units in Washington County

“So stuff is important,” wrote the late comedian George Carlin (Brain Droppings, Hyperion, 1997). “You gotta have a place for your stuff. Everybody’s gotta have a place for their stuff. That’s what life is all about, tryin’ to find a place for your stuff! That’s all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. […]


Angeleno’s Closing After thirty-five years serving up pizza in Montpelier, Angeleno’s, on Barre Street across from St. Augustine’s church, is closing its doors for good this Saturday night (October 21). The owners hope folks will stop by for one last slice and to reminisce. They also urge everyone to support locally owned Montpelier restaurants.   […]

October Sun

by Nona Estrin Waves of song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, and ruby-crowned kinglets still passing through, and here and there, amid the bare trees, a solitary splash of bright red maple. What remains of gold is still coming on in spots …                             […]

Vermont Farm to Childcare Equipment Grant Process Opened Oct. 2

by Glennis Drew In June of 2017, Governor Scott signed the Farm to School bill into law (Act 63). This legislation allows both registered and licensed child care providers to participate in the Vermont’s Farm to School grant program. The law and an increased state appropriation resulted in the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & […]

A Conversation with James O’Hanlon

The Bridge recently spoke with James O’Hanlon, the owner of the Savoy Theatre on Main Street in Montpelier. The Bridge: It’s been a year since you took the helm at the Savoy. What were you hoping to achieve? What’s that first year been like? What have been the high points?  What have you learned?  Any […]

From Tasting a Creemee to Wanting to Ski

From Tasting a Creemee to Wanting to Ski

by Nat Frothingham Dial a number, or go online — in a world of almost instantaneous communications it seems as if all of us are closer together than ever before. But the high tech that connects us doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand each other or that we can work together constructively. Because of such […]

Colleen Twomey to Receive 2017 Visionary Voice Award for Excellence in Work to End Sexual Violence

Each year, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center offers the Visionary Voice Awards to recognize the creativity and hard work of individuals around the country who have demonstrated outstanding work to end sexual violence. Sexual violence coalitions across the country are invited to nominate an outstanding individual to receive the award in their state. The […]

DOT’S BEAT: Dot’s Montpelier Wish List

DOT’S BEAT: Dot’s Montpelier Wish List

by  Dot Helling This “snowbird” is about to fly her Vermont coop for the snowy, sunny Rockies. Saying farewell to my home state, even for a few months, always tears at my heart strings. In anticipating my 2018 return home, I’ve put together my “Montpelier Wish List.” This list is by no means exclusive or […]

Who Wouldn’t Want to Help an Abused Puppy?

Who Wouldn’t Want to Help an Abused Puppy?

by Nat Frothingham About three weeks ago I found a message on my answering machine from my longtime friend Edith Zfass, who wanted to tell me the touching story of a little Pomeranian puppy that had been badly abused, then saved. The story really begins with Jay Kinnett, an East Barre man, a dog lover, […]

Grand Opening Celebration for North Branch Nature Center on October 15

At a grand opening celebration on Sunday afternoon, October 15,  a crowd of more than 300 people — friends, supporters, staff members, the Center’s board of directors, the project’s architect, and some of its construction crew — marked the official opening of a new addition to the North Branch Nature Center The North Branch Nature […]