September 7–September 20, 2017

On The Road

by Brent Curtis Do we need a “Distracted Walking Law?” Drivers have had too many close calls with distracted walkers. So many in fact, I have broken them down into categories: The jacket and tie “Business Walker” talking on the phone; game playing “Pokémon Walker” following the screen and nothing else; the spandex wearing “Exercise, […]

Capital City Concerts To Open New Season

MONTPELIER/RUTLAND:  Capital City Concerts opens its 2017–2018 season of world-class chamber music on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, and Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Theater in Rutland in a program called “Magic, Modes & Minerals.” The performers are an all-star ensemble of some of […]

ESSAY: Up Close in a Fruit and Nut Tree Nursery

ESSAY: Up Close in a Fruit and Nut Tree Nursery

by Adam Beisnow ELMORE — It is a fabulous Vermont Sunday morning. At the Worcester gas station, around the side of the cafe in a grassy field, my friends Ethan Hubbard and Gwenivere Roolf  are waiting. Dogs Oona and Lucy are sniffing about. Everyone piles into Hubbard’s car and we head north on Route 12. […]

DOT’S BEAT: Walkers With Purpose 

DOT’S BEAT: Walkers With Purpose 

story and photos by Dot Helling One of the beauties of Montpelier is its “walkability,” a primary reason why I like living downtown, and so that I can drive as little as possible. Not only does less driving save on gas, but I feel I am doing my part to help save the environment by […]

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

Mandala Artist Inspired By Nature

by Carla Occaso; photos by Michelle Wallace PLAINFIELD — Each one is temporary. Each one comes from nature. Michelle Wallace of Plainfield came into her own as an artist recently, and has gotten a positive reception for her work. Wallace has begun creating mandalas using flowers, leaves and twigs she finds in the woods. Mandalas […]

Seniors, Time To Choose Your College. Shop Local.

written and compiled by Carla Occaso NORTHEASTERN VERMONT — Those who reside in this area are lucky to be surrounded by places of higher learning. Available courses of study include business, arts, education, culinary arts, human services, individualized study and more. This time of year as public schools are back in session, twelfth graders are […]

VCFA Wins $30,000 Grant To Reconstruct Access Ramp Next Spring

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — In mid-August, Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) was notified of a $30,000 Cultural Facilities grant through the Vermont Arts Council to support the construction of a newly renovated and ADA-compliant public access ramp at the entrance of College Hall.  Construction of the ramp will begin in May 2018 with […]

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

Three Shows Coming to Local Stages

by Nat Frothingham Just as summer turns to fall — suddenly, upcoming, is an almost remarkable convergence of one-person shows. Two (one-person) shows will be performed at QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant and a one-woman show will be performed at Lost Nation Theater, in Montpelier from September 7 to 17. At QuarryWorks Theater in Adamant, actor […]

EDITORIAL: Among A ‘Rainbow Of Humans’ — In All Classes And Colors

by Nat Frothingham In all of our history to date, I can’t think of a greater American achievement than the “rainbow of people” who have managed, despite their differences, to live together in this country with a degree of tolerance and respect that from time to time has been an example to the world. As […]

OPINION: The Civil War Isn’t Over. It Isn’t Even Civil.

by  Roberta Harold “…history is literally present in all that we do.” 1 —James Baldwin   What African-Americans have known forever is now becoming crystal-clear to the rest of us: a lot of people, and their descendants, never really got over the loss of their slaves. Or at least of the benefits and privileges that […]