Jan 18 – Jan 31

The Morse Dream Lives on—Frigid Temperatures Be Damned

The Morse Dream Lives on—Frigid Temperatures Be Damned

by Burr Morse My father, Harry Morse Sr., the late Jack of all Vermont agri-tourism projects, is no doubt looking down from his heavenly perch with a satisfied grin. Yup, his lifetime wish was to add a ski center to Morse Farm and, voila, here in 2018, skiers are waxed up and raring to go. […]

OPINION – Psychiatrists and Their Guild Seek to Block Access to Mental Health

by Dr. Rick Barnett “Psychiatrists in Windsor County are like unicorns, they only exist in our imagination!” proclaimed a mental health provider in that region. The number of psychiatrists is declining across the country, making recruitment of new psychiatrists to Vermont both difficult and expensive. Why then, does the Vermont Psychiatric Association, in partnership with […]

EDITORIAL – Brushing Away Biases

by Dr. Brian Ricca, Montpelier Superintendent of Schools The Montpelier Public Schools (MPS) Leadership Team is participating in a series of trainings with CQ Strategies—a consultancy dedicated to helping organizations become more culturally competent—called “We All Belong,” in a sustained effort to grow our own cultural competency. One of the goals in the MPS Action […]

Michael T. Jermyn Wins Tammie Award for Album, “Aristocratic Peasants Unite”

We don’t often toot our own horn at The Bridge, but we wish to extend a hearty congratulations to our photographer Michael T. Jermyn, who won the The Times Argus’ “Tammie Award” for best singer-songwriter album of the year. Jermyn discusses what inspired the album: I had this auntie who lived in New York’s Greenwich […]

Cure Cabin Fever at the Spice on Snow Winter Folk Music Festival

by Michael T Jermyn Get ready for some foot-stomping good times in Montpelier. The eighth annual Spice on Snow Winter Folk Music Festival is right around the corner and just in time to beat the cabin-fever blues. It all starts at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier on Thursday, January 25, with a 4:30 pm show […]

Show 23 Goes with the Flow at The Front Gallery

Show 23 Goes with the Flow at The Front Gallery

by Suzanne Podhaizer Some galleries host shows with themes, such as “tiny art” or “America under Trump.” Some offer juried exhibits, meaning that judges select pieces based on merit. In Montpelier, at The Front—a cooperative gallery with 16 members—they do things a bit differently: For each show, all member artists submit whatever they feel like […]

How to Make the Most of Your Herbalist

by Kerri-Ann Jennings M.S., R.D. Montpelier is exceptionally rich—in herbalists. According to Laura Litchfield, co-director of the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH), located in Montpelier, central Vermont is probably the most herbalist-dense place in the country. Ultimately, herbalism can be a way to get to know more about how your body works. Herbalists can […]

Did NCIS Lead to TMI?

Did NCIS Lead to TMI?

by Larry Floersch I’m starting to understand why some folks tend to eat dinner at four o’clock in the afternoon. I know what you’re thinking, and it’s not just because of early-bird, all-you-can-eat buffets, especially if they involve barbequed peel-and-eat shrimp and beer, although those can be interesting, We don’t tend to have enough of […]

Dog River Brewery Brings Tradition Back to Vermont Brewing

Dog River Brewery Brings Tradition Back to Vermont Brewing

by Ivan Shadis Yet another brewery has opened its doors in Central Vermont, just off the Barre-Montpelier road, in the former RadioShack space. After turning on the taps on December 16, Dog River Brewery sold “over a hundred gallons” of beer in its first month, according to proprietor Leo Foy. “It seems like most everyone […]

Montpelier Home Prices Jumped Last Year as Properties Sold Quickly

by Phil Dodd The real estate market in Montpelier was an active one in 2017. According to local realtors, there were multiple offers on some properties as a low inventory of homes for sale caused buyers to snap up properties as they came on the market. The average number of days it took to sell […]