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Seven DIY Projects to Weatherize your Home for Winter

Compiled By Efficiency Vermont Do-it-yourselfers now have a little help. In time for the annual Button Up Vermont weatherization awareness campaign, Efficiency Vermont has launched a new rebate program that provides up to $100 for weatherization materials used to complete any three of seven approved projects. Whether you apply for the rebate or not, all […]

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

Keep Summer Alive with these 5 Winter-friendly Indoor Plants

by Sarah Davin As the leaves fall this autumn, so does serotonin and melatonin, disrupting our circadian rhythm and making it more difficult to sleep. This can lead to that glum feeling during the long winter months now diagnosed as Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD. It grows serious enough for six percent of Americans to be […]

Abridged Vermont: Manchester

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side. From May to September, I updated the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This meant poking around the entire state for the best restaurants, pubs, […]

Autumn is a Great Ride for Central Vermont Cyclists

Autumn is a Great Ride for Central Vermont Cyclists

by Kip Roberts It’s no secret that Vermont has some of the best fall foliage tours in New England. On the seat of a bicycle, with the wind in your hair, is a great way to experience the landscape. But while gravel bicycling is seeing huge participation gains across the country, Vermont’s most scenic back-road […]

Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Marketplace Offers New Choices for Getting Around

Electric Vehicles: An Emerging Marketplace Offers New Choices for Getting Around

by Jake Brown You may have noticed a little bump over the past couple of years in the number of electric or plug-in electric cars (EVs) humming around town. Well, you are onto something. Across Vermont in the past year there has been a 50 percent jump in the number of registered EVs. As of […]

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

Abridged Vermont: Brattleboro

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I have just completed updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This meant poking around the entire state for the best restaurants, […]

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

Working It: Styling Professionals at Bailey Road

by Sarah Davin When the cold weather dissipates, Vermonters have a rare opportunity to express themselves in fashion. While Montpelier’s proximity to fashion may be likened to Pluto’s orbit around the sun, there are a few fun and eye-catching fashions that emerge on the street once the ice melts: hippies with their earth tones and […]

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

ABRIDGED VERMONT: Woodstock

by Mike Dunphy Before becoming editor in chief of The Bridge, I spent more than 10 years in the travel and tourism industry. I continue to do so on the side, and, indeed, I am currently in the middle of updating the Fodor’s Travel Guide for Vermont. This means poking around the entire state for […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Vermont Youths Ponder their Future

by Sarah Davin When I came back to Vermont after graduating from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and an unsuccessful summer trying to find a job in Boston, I felt ashamed, as if I had failed. Then, in that odd Vermont way, I got lucky. I responded to a “volunteers needed” advertisement in The […]

Why We Celebrate— The Barre Heritage Festival

The Barre Heritage Festival is right around the corner, and recently I found out how the festival came to be. During the late 1960s, when “urban renewal” was in full swing around the country and Barre was working on its own economic development strategies, there were heated debates over how to do it. The redevelopment […]