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Barre Collaborative Addresses Mental Health Creatively

by Emily Kaminsky   “I’m so stressed-out!” When was the last time you uttered, or thought, those words? What did you do next? Did you take a deep breath and drink some water? Did you start writing in your journal, or sketch a picture? Did you call a friend? Or did you grab another cigarette, […]

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital: A Dramatically Different Approach

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital: A Dramatically Different Approach

by Nat Frothingham Afew days ago I took a tour of the new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH), talked to its CEO, Jeff Rothenberg, and tried to understand what the Berlin hospital is, what it does, what it costs and what’s being attempted with the population that it serves. Viewed from the road, VPCH has […]

On Again, Off Again with Depression

by Carla Occaso Many people tell me I have a cheerful disposition. My disposition is so renowned for its optimism, in fact, that as a camper at day camp years ago, I won the “smiley award” two years running. I still have one of the prizes—a leather badge that says “SMILEY.” Well, even the smiliest […]

Members of Celebrated  Paris Piano Trio to Play Reunion Concert

Members of Celebrated Paris Piano Trio to Play Reunion Concert

by Nat Frothingham The first concert of the 15th season of the Capital City Concerts series will be a musical reunion of sorts. “From Paris with Love,” as the event is billed,  is set for Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. The program’s title suggests the warm affection that […]

Allison Mann Returns with a Program  of American Jazz Classics

Allison Mann Returns with a Program of American Jazz Classics

by Nat Frothingham   In what promises to be an evening of pure pleasure and sentiment, local singer Allison Mann will team up with producer Colin McCaffrey and five other musicians on October 18 to offer a program of popular jazz favorites from the so-called Great American Songbook era of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. […]

Smoked Chocolate?  Bacon Dipped in Chocolate? Chocolate with a Chaser? You Bet!

Smoked Chocolate? Bacon Dipped in Chocolate? Chocolate with a Chaser? You Bet!

by Carla Occaso What tastes better than chocolate? How about smoked chocolate? Or bacon dipped in chocolate sauce? How about chocolate washed down with top-shelf Scotch? These menu items and more are helping to turn a local granola-manufacturer-turned-chocolatier’s shop into a mecca for the taste buds. I would love to be able to describe the […]

Uncommon: A Lot More than a Corner Market

Uncommon: A Lot More than a Corner Market

by Nat Frothingham The Uncommon Market, at the corner of Elm and School streets in Montpelier, opened on October 2, 2007, under the ownership of husband-and-wife team Peter Foote and Sharon Allen. As I sat recently with Peter and Sharon on the balcony that runs along one side of the store and overlooks the North […]

Higher Education Series Spotlights Norwich University: School Overview

Location: Northfield Format: Private military and civilian university Tuition: $32,812 per year (2014-15) Financial aid: Average amount of institutional aid per student $17,535.00. Sixty-nine percent of class of 2013 had student debt, averaging $35,882 at graduation. Accreditation: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. […]

Higher Education Series Spotlights Norwich University: Interview with President Richard Schneider

Higher Education Series Spotlights Norwich University: Interview with President Richard Schneider

by The Bridge staff The Bridge: What’s the point of a military college these days? Schneider: I don’t think a military college has ever been more relevant. We really need smart officers and citizens leading this country. Norwich has been at this business for 195 years, and it has educated and produced unbelievable leaders for […]

Higher Education Series Spotlights Norwich University: Q&A with Alumnus Eric Curtis

by Carla Occaso   Occaso: Tell us about yourself. Curtis: I am a Norwich University graduate with the class of 1998. I live in Salisbury, Massachusetts, with my wife, Therese, and two boys, Sean (11) and Marcus (4). … Occaso: What is your current profession? Curtis: President of Curtis Company, a consulting firm specializing in […]