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Local Humane Society Comes  to the Rescue in Eden

Local Humane Society Comes to the Rescue in Eden

by Michelle A.L. Singer EAST MONTPELIER — Late one cold Monday evening in February, Anne Ward, director of operations of the Central Vermont Humane Society, got a call at her home. The Humane Society of the United States was in contact with the Vermont State Police about a case in Eden, Vermont. There were up to […]

Downtown Barre Heating Up with Business and Cultural Activity

by Joshua Jerome BARRE — The sap is running, the birds are out, vitamin D levels are increasing and with every passing day the melting snow reveals our four-legged friends’ travel patterns throughout this past winter.  Spring is right around the corner and downtown Barre is starting to heat up already. The newly opened Positive […]

Philamena’s: In Pictures

Philamena’s: In Pictures

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

New England Culinary Institute: After 35 Years in Business, What Makes NECI Tick?

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series Interview with Richard Flies, acting president, and Jean Louis Gerin, chief operating officer by Nat Frothingham and Carla Occaso   Frothingham: What distinguishes you from among the six higher learning institutions in Washington County, including YesterMorrow, Goddard College, Norwich University, Community College of Vermont and the Vermont College […]

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

New England Culinary Institute: School Overview

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series   Location: Montpelier, Vermont Format: Six months on campus, six months at an internship working in a professional kitchen, six months back on campus and six months away on another internship. Academic programs: Culinary Arts; Baking and Pastry; and Food and Beverage Business Management. Tuition: Ranges from $13,790 […]

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

New England Culinary Institute: Interview with Alumnus Paul Winston

Part of The Bridge’s Higher Education Series by The Bridge staff   The Bridge: Tell us about yourself Winston: I am originally from Richmond, Virginia, but have lived in Vermont on and off for the past decade.  I graduated from NECI’s Culinary Arts Program in ’09 at the Essex campus. I have been in the […]

Montpelier is Grateful  for Yoga

Montpelier is Grateful for Yoga

by Ashley Witzenberger Montpelier is home to several yoga studios, all with diverse offerings. New business owner and local resident Chrissy Lafavour opened Grateful Yoga on Oct. 1, 2014, and it has quickly grown into a favorite space in downtown Montpelier. Lafavour graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011, finished her yoga teacher training […]

Does Poetry Matter?  Five Poets Wrestle With this Auden-Inspired Question.

Does Poetry Matter? Five Poets Wrestle With this Auden-Inspired Question.

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — PoemCity 2015, a month-long celebration of poetry, will kick off April 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a Farmer’s Night appearance by poet Major Jackson at the State House. Five Vermont poets explored the meaning of a single line from a W.H. Auden poem written shortly after he learned of the […]

Circus Smirkus Camp Among the Many Summer Options in Vermont

Circus Smirkus Camp Among the Many Summer Options in Vermont

by Carla Occaso Although it is still cold and icy outside, early March is the traditional time to start the garden seedlings and also time for parents to plan for something for the kids to do this summer. Local camps in and around this area offer programs to nurture a wide variety of skills and […]

New Boutique Brings More Style to Downtown Montpelier

New Boutique Brings More Style to Downtown Montpelier

by Ashley Witzenberger, executive director of Montpelier Alive   MONTPELIER — There is a buzz in downtown Montpelier about the new women’s clothing store, Bailey Road. Owner Sarah DeFelice invites you to step into a world of high-end fabrics, vibrant colors and unique pieces. Her store offers quality clothing, handbags and jewelry, all at accessible […]