March 15–April 4, 2018

VIDEO: The Vermont Mountaineers 2018 Hot Stove Banquet

The Vermont Mountaineers 2018 Hot Stove Banquet featured addresses by Ken Squier, sportscaster and NASCAR Hall of Fame honoree, and by Giancarlo Esposito, film, TV and Broadway, actor, director and producer. Erin Cofiel served as master of ceremonies. Brian Gallagher, President of the Vermont Mountaineers and Richard Angney, Vice President of the Vermont Mountaineers presented […]

Local Businesses Donate Solar Power

Local Businesses Donate Solar Power

Two Central Vermont businesses—The Alchemist and S.T. Paving—have gone solar, but with an unexpected twist. The solar panels on their roofs, installed in collaboration with SunCommon, are producing more power than their facilities need, so they’re sharing it. The Alchemist will be donating that extra power to the Waterbury Senior Center, averaging $250 of clean […]

NATURE WATCH: Final Days of Winter

NATURE WATCH: Final Days of Winter

by Nona Estrin The sun may be strengthening, but we’ve seen so little of it! Foxes are denning somewhere near, making nightly circuits through the yard. And that new track in the snow, too little for red squirrel, too big for vole, is chipmunk, just out of “hibernation.” The woodchuck that dens out back will […]

Montpelier Celebrates its First Gold Medal and Olympian Amanda Pelkey

Montpelier Celebrates its First Gold Medal and Olympian Amanda Pelkey

by Michael Bielawski When Amanda Pelkey stepped off a Greyhound bus from Boston and arrived back in Montpelier on March 9, for the first time in its history, the city got a chance to celebrate an Olympic gold medal. Pelkey, who is from Montpelier and a 2011 graduate from Montpelier High School, was a member […]

Vermont’s Youths Rise Up Against Gun Violence

by Sarah Davin On February 14th, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, 17 students and teachers were killed by a 19-year-old former student carrying an AR-15 assault rifle. Since this tragedy, there has been an ongoing national discussion about gun control, with the most outspoken voices being the survivors of the mass […]

Composer Paul Perley to Share a Four-Season View of Berlin Pond on April 7 and 8

by Nat Frothingham Musician and luthier Paul Perley from nearby Berlin (VT) has composed a piece he calls “Berlin Pond Suite.” That suite will be performed at two upcoming  spring concerts on Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm at Waterbury Congregational Church and Sunday, April 8 at 4 pm at Montpelier High School. Paul Perley […]

Your Summer Camps Crib Sheet

Your Summer Camps Crib Sheet

With so much summer goodness to tap in Vermont, it’s no wonder that camps for children (and adult children)  flourish in Central Vermont from June to August, providing a wide range of opportunities to both learn new skills, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. The Bridge has put together a crib sheet […]

Honoring Ken Squier: Radio Station Owner and Motor Sports Broadcaster

Honoring Ken Squier: Radio Station Owner and Motor Sports Broadcaster

by Nat Frothingham At a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast celebrated on March 13, the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce honored motor sports broadcaster and Radio Station WDEV owner Ken Squier. As a boy growing up in Waterbury Village and for more than 80 years, Squier has had a continuing association with WDEV. Squier has also […]

The GMFF Serves Film-to-Table Events this Season

by Britten Leigh This year the Green Mountain Film Festival is feeding both minds and stomachs, debuting their innovative Film to Table series. Six films—two documentaries and four narrative films—will be paired with unique culinary experiences. The Film to Table events kick off on Sunday, March 18 with Ramen Heads, a documentary looking at the […]

Filmmaker and VCFA Student Tamara Perkins Discusses Life After Life

Filmmaker and VCFA Student Tamara Perkins Discusses Life After Life

compiled by Mike Dunphy Few people, much less filmmakers, are as willing to dig into the “underbelly” of society as VCFA student Tamara Perkins. And she goes even further, devoting much time and energy to rehabilitation of those that either fall, or dive through, the cracks, be it with yoga and mindfulness training or filmmaking. […]