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9 Ways to Say “I Love You” in Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy The Valentine Bandit isn’t the only one with romance in the heart this Valentine’s Day. Area businesses are also tapping heart strings with specials and events on and around the holiday. Say “I love you” with a local flavor at these shops in and around Montpelier. North Branch Cafe Casanova famously ate […]

Concierge Health Care Comes to Central Vermont

Concierge Health Care Comes to Central Vermont

By Tom Brown Jeff Lourie juggled more than 1,000 patients when he worked for Gifford Health Care at its Berlin facility, which limited the amount of time he could spend with each person. The family nurse practitioner found it difficult to establish personal relationships and provide consistent outcomes for patients amid the hurried environment of […]

Profiles of Compassion: 7 Activists Making a Difference in Central Vermont

Profiles of Compassion: 7 Activists Making a Difference in Central Vermont

Compiled by Mike Dunphy Perhaps Montpelier’s greatest attribute is the dedicated cadre of activists and advocates who go above and beyond in their work—often as volunteers—for area nonprofits and organizations that make the state a better place. In this issue, The Bridge would like to pay tribute to just a few of these advocates and […]

What’s Meant the Most to Me at The Bridge

By Nat Frothingham About two or three years ago I was interviewed at radio station WDEV by longtime owner and broadcaster Ken Squier. Midway through the interview, Squier asked me a question I had to ponder deeply. “During all my years at The Bridge, what had meant most to me?” I paused to consider his […]

A New Media Landscape

By Tom Brown When The Bridge was launched in 1993, there were more people in the sports department of the Burlington Free Press on a busy Saturday than are employed in its entire newsroom today. To say the Vermont media landscape has changed in the past 25 years is like saying Donald Trump is prone […]

Remembrances of The Bridge

Remembrances of The Bridge

In 25 years, a lot of editors, writers, photographers, graphic designers, salespeople, bookkeepers, and carriers have passed through the offices of The Bridge. A few have survived to tell the tale and share them here. Bridge Beginnings By Bernie Folta—editor, first two issues In the summer or early fall of 1993, at one of the public […]

How to get more out of The Bridge!

OK, you’ve read your latest issue of The Bridge cover to cover. Now what? Do you just toss is in the trash? Of course not. Never in the trash! Your free, independent, and local newspaper has more value than that. The Bridge is free, independent, local, and recyclable. Toss it in a recycling bin and […]

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, […]