Eye on Montpelier

MONTPELIER ALIVE: Time For The Hunger Mountain Co-op Wellness Fair

MONTPELIER ALIVE: Time For The Hunger Mountain Co-op Wellness Fair

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — It’s that time of year again! The Hunger Mountain Co-op will host the 23rd annual Food & Wellness Fair this Saturday, Nov. 5. More than 60 vendors will gather in Montpelier City Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Food & Wellness Fair is a free community event that […]

Expansion Plans for Montpelier’s Studio Zenith

Expansion Plans for Montpelier’s Studio Zenith

by Ashley Witzenberger Just four short years ago, Amy Leventhal opened the doors to Studio Zenith on Main Street in Montpelier. Zenith is a boutique fitness studio specializing in strengthening, toning and conditioning classes, including the very popular Zumba. Amy’s studio philosophy concentrates on how you feel, your level of health and how you feel […]

Green Up and Bike to Town

Green Up and Bike to Town

by Ashley Witzenberger Green Up Day in Montpelier Saturday, May 7 is Green Up Day! In 2015, Montpelier had a record number of volunteers participate in greening up the Capital City. To volunteer this year, visit the volunteer tent hosted by Montpelier Alive, located on State Street near the top of the Farmers’ Market. Check […]

The Capital City is ALIVE During  Montpelier Mayfest Weekend

The Capital City is ALIVE During Montpelier Mayfest Weekend

by Ashley Witzenberger The first weekend in May has grown into quite the time to be in Montpelier. Each year, this weekend is host to several fun events in the capital city, many taking place outside, giving folks a chance to enjoy lovely spring weather with friends, family and neighbors. While you are downtown, stop […]

Tour The World In Your Own Hometown

Tour The World In Your Own Hometown

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — It’s that time of year again — downtown Montpelier welcomes the Green Mountain Film Festival March 18 to 27. As described on its website, the festival is presented by Focus on Film, a 31-year-old Central Vermont organization whose purpose is “to provide public film showings of cultural, social and historic […]

Suncommon, Downtown Montpelier Holiday Pop-Up

Suncommon, Downtown Montpelier Holiday Pop-Up

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — From November 28 through the end of December, SunCommon will fill the storefront at 13 Main Street in downtown Montpelier to open a pop-up store and gallery.  This pop-up location will be open during the week for people to stop in, enjoy local art and chat solar with the local […]

Montpelier’s October Celebrations

Montpelier’s October Celebrations

by Ashley Witzenberger Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Stores and boutiques will be open late, 6-9 p.m., with fantastic sales. Splash and the Mixing Room, Capitol Stationers and Zutano will be offering 20 percent off storewide from 6 to 9 p.m. only. The Drawing Board will be celebrating their 40th anniversary […]

ArtsFest Set For Saturday, Oct. 3

ArtsFest Set For Saturday, Oct. 3

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — ArtsFest on Saturday, October 3 offers a chance for local artists to showcase their talents. Festival goers will tour downtown venues — each curated by a different arts group and individual artists, crafters and performers. The T.W. Wood Gallery will present Barbara Leber, known for her “cheap art.” Her paintings […]

Onion River Hosts Ibex Sale at Berlin Warehouse

Onion River Hosts Ibex Sale at Berlin Warehouse

by Ashley Witzenberger BERLIN — The annual Ibex tent sale is a must for thousands each fall, and folks come from far and wide for the quality clothing at drastically reduced prices. Historically, the sale took place in Quechee Vermont, and last year, at Suicide Six. All that is about to change as Montpelier’s local […]

MONTPELIER ALIVE: City Hall Plaza Fosters Two  New Businesses

MONTPELIER ALIVE: City Hall Plaza Fosters Two New Businesses

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — City Hall Plaza in downtown Montpelier has become an incubator space for new businesses and a friendly place to stop for lunch or a quick snack this summer with not one, but two unique new food carts. Be Juicy is the brainchild of local entrepreneur, Charlotte Root. Passionate about health […]