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Montpelier Alive! Calls on Artists,  Crafters and Performers for ArtsFest

Montpelier Alive! Calls on Artists, Crafters and Performers for ArtsFest

by Ashley Witzenberger MONTPELIER — 2014 was the inaugural year of the Montpelier ArtsFest. In year one, the organizing committee was pleasantly overwhelmed by the positive response to the new event and is now putting out a call to artists for this year’s festival. The Montpelier ArtsFest is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 4 to […]

Montpelier Movie Night

by Ashley Witzenberger On Saturday, August 22, the talk of downtown Montpelier will be coming off a movie screen. The Green Mountain Film Festival and Montpelier Alive are teaming up to sponsor a free outdoor screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, on the State House Lawn on Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 p.m. The first-ever event […]

Music to Play in Montpelier

by Ashley Witzenberger In addition to all of the great music venues in downtown Montpelier, mark your calendar for two new opportunities to hear great live music in the capital city. For several summers, Montpelier Alive’s Brown Bag Summer Concert Series, has been a favorite Thursday afternoon work escape for people downtown. The past couple […]

Pocket Park on Main Street Creates Inviting Community Space

by Ashley Witzenberger   The lot on Main Street next to Splash Naturals has been an eyesore for Montpelier’s historic and quaint downtown for some time, but that is about to change. If you haven’t already seen the beginnings of the makeover, a new pocket park and public gathering space is coming together and the […]

Eye on Montpelier 12.18.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, executive director at Montpelier Alive   You Are Invited to Downtown Montpelier to Celebrate New Year’s Eve! Here are just a few of the fun things to do on Dec. 31: 2 p.m. Central Vermont Runner’s Club’s Annual New Year’s Eve Road Race: A 5-Kilometer road running race starting at the Pavilion; […]

Eye on Montpelier – 12.4.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, executive director at Montpelier Alive Celebrate the holidays with Montpelier Alive! Saturday, Dec. 6: Santa Claus is coming to downtown! City Center, 89 Main St. Free. Join the staff and students of New England Culinary Institute to decorate cookies to eat or leave out for Santa. Later in the afternoon, Santa comes to downtown; […]

Eye on Montpelier – 11.6.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director at Montpelier Alive The holidays are upon us and there is always lots to do in downtown Montpelier. Mark your calendar for the following events: Flannel Friday Friday, Nov. 28 Montpelier’s version of Black Friday! Wear your flannel and get fabulous deals in downtown stores. Flannel buttons will be available […]

Eye on Montpelier – 10.23.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director at Montpelier Alive We hope everyone enjoyed the ArtsFest on Saturday night. Montpelier Alive would like to thank the following people for helping to make it a spectacular event: Northfield Savings Bank Jesse Jacobs & the Jacobs Family Gossens Bachman Architects Barre Electric Three Penny Taproom          […]

Eye on Montpelier

by Ashley Witzenberger,  Executive Director, Montpelier Alive Don’t miss three days of fun coming up soon in downtown Montpelier! Thursday, October 16, 6-9 p.m., Moonlight Madness: Your chance to come visit all of your favorite downtown Montpelier stores and find some great deals! Friday, October 17, 4-8 p.m., Montpelier Art Walk: Showcasing works of Central […]

Eye on Montpelier 9.25.14

by Ashley Witzenberger, Executive Director, Montpelier Alive October is busy with fun events downtown. Kick off a long weekend on Thursday, October 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., with Moonlight Madness—blowout sales in downtown stores and star-gazing at the North Branch Nature Center. Don’t miss it! Friday, October 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., it’s […]