April 5–April 18, 2018

Living Mindfully by Writing Poetry

by Suzanne Podhaizer Let’s begin with a bad joke: “What do you call it when you sit on the couch, scratch your nose, doodle, check Facebook, and play a game of Solitaire?” “Writing poetry.” It’s one thing to force yourself to perform a tangible task, like washing dishes, gassing up the car, or making some […]

OPINION: PoemCity 2018: Celebrating Aprill, Shoures Soute, and Poetry

by Tom McKone One summer afternoon a few years ago, while I was standing in line at the creemee stand, I heard from behind me: “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soute/ the droghte of March hath perced to the roote…” It was a former student of mine who greeted me by reciting the opening […]

A STATE OF MIND: Exaggeration of Olympic Proportions?

A STATE OF MIND: Exaggeration of Olympic Proportions?

by Larry Floersch As a journalist, I’ve been trained to recognize hyperbole, and by that I mean exaggerated exaggeration, when it raises its huge, ugly head and looms over us like one of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons. Lately I’ve been alarmed by all the hyperbole that is seeping into web news headlines. If it keeps up, […]

OPINION: These Kids Today

by Brian Ricca These kids today are continuing to impress and inspire me more and more. This week my fifth grade son came home on Tuesday and shared that he volunteered to be a part of a conversation at his school about safety issues. I was awed. I remember fifth grade at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School […]

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery presents “The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata” Oil paintings by Tom Merwin

Kicking off the spring season at the Vermont Supreme Court Gallery is an exhibit that explodes with color and light. The oil paintings of Tom Merwin will be on view there April 3 to June 28, The show title, The Effects of Bird Song on Shifting Strata, was inspired by visionary painter Charles Burchfield, whom […]

“For the Love of Vermont”  Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

“For the Love of Vermont” Paintings by Carolyn Egeli at the Governor’s Gallery

Braintree painter Carolyn Egeli will exhibit her oil paintings this spring in the Governor’s Gallery. Her opulent show, “For the Love of Vermont,” celebrates the artist’s adopted state in the offices of Vermont’s governor from April 3rd until June 28. Originally from Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay area, Egeli moved to Braintree in 2012. She, like so […]

LETTERS: 4.5.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   The Realities of Trapping Editor, I would like to take a moment to address the pro-trapping propaganda that’s routinely promoted by Vermont Fish & Wildlife, as seen most recently in Commissioner Louis Porter’s interview with your paper […]

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