June 7–June 20, 2018

Well Wishes for Nat from His Daughter, Hannah

I was living with Nat for a year, 25 years ago, when the first meetings to create The Bridge were happening. Enthused and energetic men and women gathered at his house and elsewhere to debate its name, its nature, what issues it would cover, how it would run. I was 25 at the time and […]

Advice from Dad to a Grad

by Kenneth Jones I graduated high school a long time ago. When I graduated, there was no Internet, no cell phones, and not even cable television. Cars were just transitioning to unleaded gasoline and climate change not yet to be a public policy discussion. My son, Henry, will graduate next week, and if I were clever […]

Dads and Kids Find Community—and Play— at the Family Center

Dads and Kids Find Community—and Play— at the Family Center

by Claire Kendall Active and engaged fathers are critical to strong and healthy families, and The Family Center of Washington County in Montpelier has been pursuing that mission since 2001 with its “Dads and Kids Playgroup” every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7 pm. As the flier says: “Come to Dads Playgroup, a relaxed place […]

Monty Python Meets Les Mis in Urinetown at Lost Nation Theater

Monty Python Meets Les Mis in Urinetown at Lost Nation Theater

by Sarah Jane Schostack Urinetown, the Musical tells you what it is. It does not hide nor mask itself, but embraces its quirks, bad title and all. Originally on Broadway in 2001, Urinetown turned the theater world on its end. Everything about it seemed to ensure a flop. As Little Sally and Officer Lockstock will […]

Disturbances on Scribner Street

Disturbances on Scribner Street

by Maggie Neale How can the actual length of a street in Montpelier that has brought me home for 23 years and been maintained by the city suddenly be in question, with the suggestion by the Montpelier Director of Public Works that the portion of the city street ends before my driveway entrance? What? How […]

A STATE OF MIND: Everything’Snot What It Appears!

A STATE OF MIND: Everything’Snot What It Appears!

by Larry Floersch Okay. I’ve seen all those photos of the royal children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. And they would be adorable children if they were real. But they are not. I know this because all children in that age range have one feature in common that the designers of these audioanimatronic […]

A Year With No Garden

A Year With No Garden

by Mimi Clark Gardens are what transform houses into homes. Homes have gardens. Gardens announce the presence of a homemaker. Homemaking is the art of creating an escape from the complexities, the chaos, and the noise of the rest of the world, a lost art form that traditionally has been reserved for women. The Betty […]

Green Bag and Pointed Stick

by Jules Rabin Besides the mighty changes going on in the country now that keep some of us tuned in as never before to the daily news, I can testify to a small change on our road in Marshfield. Yesterday, my wife and I went out on our quiet, unpaved road in observance of Green […]

LETTERS: 6.7.18

Letters to the paper are not fact-checked and do not necessarily represent the views of The Bridge.   Thanks to Volunteers Editor, I am writing to thank the dedicated volunteers who have helped with recent downtown beautification projects. These projects, led by the Montpelier Alive Design Committee, help contribute toward a more attractive and vibrant […]

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