July 5–July 18, 2018

Three New Art Exhibits Opening at the T. W. Wood Gallery  Summer Juried Exhibit, Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild

Three New Art Exhibits Opening at the T. W. Wood Gallery Summer Juried Exhibit, Essex Art League and Milton Artists Guild

The T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St in Montpelier, Vermont is pleased to announce the opening of three new art exhibits beginning on July 5.The contemporary room will highlight the works of 26 artists through August 31, 2018 in the annual Summer Juried Show Artists work will include; August Burns, Annie Christopher, Frank […]

Not Just a Hit: Kids Learn about Life and the Game at Mountaineers Youth Baseball Camp

Not Just a Hit: Kids Learn about Life and the Game at Mountaineers Youth Baseball Camp

by Sarah Davin “I’m hitting first!” one boy yells. “I’m hitting third!” yells another, as the campers line themselves up strategically in the dugout, preparing for the next inning. A third boy, wearing a baseball cap and a Mountaineers t-shirt comes up to bat. He swings and hits the ball just left of first base. […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 7.5.18

New Building to Replace State Street Gulf Station The recent removal of the old gas tanks at the closed Gulf Station at 105 State Street, next to the Pavilion Office Building, opens the way for the anticipated sale of the station to Thom Lauzon,  former mayor of Barre and a real estate investor and developer. […]

NATURE WATCH: Magical Fireflies

NATURE WATCH: Magical Fireflies

by Nona Estrin For we who have lived long, this historic heat wave brings many worries, but for the very young, just the discomfort of heat and the pleasures of water, evening, fireflies. A morning or evening trip to Wrightsville beach, the magic of a yard or field of fireflies, sitting by a brook in […]

Legal Cannabis Grows Legal Loopholes, as well as Profits

by Mike Dunphy Marijuana advocates had much to cheer on July 1, when Act 86 come into force, eliminating “all penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants for a person who is 21 years of age.” Entrepreneurs may have even more to celebrate, as […]

Montpelier-Roxbury Schools Welcome New Superintendent

Compiled by Irene Racz and Mike Dunphy This is the first of two parts of an interview with Montpelier’s new school superintendent, Elizabeth “Libby” Bonesteel. The second part will appear in the July 19 issue of The Bridge. In this part, Bonesteel discusses her background and motivation for seeking the position, as well as the […]

Supporting Youths and Strengthening Communities for a Half Century: The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club

by Nicole Bachand If you are a Montpelier resident, you may be familiar with the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club because it sponsors and coordinates the annual Thanksgiving Day community dinner. You may not know, however, that for almost 50 years, the Bureau has been at the forefront of youth care work […]

Farm to Ballet at Washington’s Vermont Grand View Farm on July 15

Farmers, food, neighbors, live classical musicians, community, and the graceful art of ballet. This is what makes Vermont’s Farm to Ballet so unique. Now in its fourth year, agriculture and dance will offer audiences delightful summer evenings of entertainment with eight performances on farms throughout Vermont. This year, Farm to Ballet comes to Vermont Grand […]

Let’s Get a Creemee!

by Larry Floersch According to some sources, the creemee, incorrectly called soft serve ice cream in other parts of the country, was invented by accident in 1934, when Tom Carvel, the founder of the Carvel brand of ice cream, had a flat tire on his ice cream truck and had to sell his melting ice […]

My Favorite Ice Cream in Vermont

My Favorite Ice Cream in Vermont

by Jack Reeves, age 11 Everyone knows Vermont is the ice cream and dairy state. But if you’re still looking for a good place to eat ice cream, we’ll talk about some places and how they’re good and bad. The places are the Dairy Creme, Chill, Canteen Creemee, Bragg Farm, and Ben & Jerry’s Factory. […]