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Montpelier’s Water Connections

Montpelier’s Water Connections

by Ann Smith Norman MacLean was writing about the land of his youth, Montana. However, his words apply to Vermont as well. Many of Vermont’s towns and cities were founded along the banks of streams. Streams and rivers cross property and political boundaries without a thought, connecting us to each other from our towns to […]

Protecting the Winooski River and Lake Champlain Starts in Your Yard

by Ann Smith What do you think is the biggest threat to water quality in the Winooski River and Lake Champlain? If you said wastewater treatment plants, you would be in the majority. But that is not it. Agriculture? It is a big source of phosphorus and it does have a big impact on the […]

Transforming an Old Carriage House into an Artist’s Studio

Transforming an Old Carriage House into an Artist’s Studio

by Nat Frothingham Kudos to the Vermont College of Fine Arts. And congratulations and thanks to Nancy Schade — a painter and sculptor who lives in Hardwick. Back last summer, when the College was laying plans to build the new Louise Crowley Faculty & Alumni Center building it became necessary to take down an early […]

A Walking Tour With Bill Kaplan  Through The New Crowley Center

A Walking Tour With Bill Kaplan Through The New Crowley Center

by Nat Frothingham A few days ago, Bill Kaplan, senior vice president at Vermont College of Fine Arts, walked me through the new Louise Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumni. The new center, a white (glass and aluminum) two-story building glistening in the sun makes an architectural statement that is uncompromisingly modern. And yet — though the […]

The Breeze: Poetry Corner

RV Road Trip by Hazel Singer Driving across the country Two weeks Stopping at KOAs and Denny’s Eating delicious foods. Driving for hours Missing pets Missing family Missing house And finally get home.   Path Unchosen by Ruby Singer Dedicated to Whit Dall  (I kept my promise) Standing before me A story as clear as […]

The Breeze: Aerial Montpelier

The Breeze: Aerial Montpelier

Photos by Julia Barstow          

To All The Hep Cats In The Know: Get Jazzed Up For A Trailer Show

To All The Hep Cats In The Know: Get Jazzed Up For A Trailer Show

by Nat Frothingham Photos by Kimberley Greeno MONTPELIER — Villages, towns and cities across the country celebrate summer with parades and fireworks, or dazzle locals and visitors with a country fair or a homecoming festival, or a barbecue pit or any other near-unique event. But how many communities have organized a show with vintage trailers […]

VIDEO: Chat With Nat — Nat chats with Steve Hingtgen about the upcoming Vermont Vintage Trailer Show scheduled for August 20 in Montpelier.

VIDEO: Chat With Nat — Nat chats with Steve Hingtgen about the upcoming Vermont Vintage Trailer Show scheduled for August 20 in Montpelier.

To All The Hep Cats In The Know: Get Jazzed Up For A Vintage Trailer Show by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Villages, towns and cities across the country celebrate summer with parades and fireworks, or dazzle locals and visitors with a country fair or a homecoming festival, or a barbecue pit, or any other near-unique […]

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

Barre Buttoning Up and Saving Energy

The Push Continues During Heritage Festival by Carla Occaso BARRE — A renewed effort to get municipal buildings, businesses and multi-family dwellings to button up and save energy is heating up. A coalition called the “Barre Saves Energy Initiative” headed up by The Barre Partnership, Barre City Energy Committee and Efficiency Vermont will be reaching […]

Save Gas! Getting Around Without Owning A Car

by Garrett Heaney I grew up in Vermont and was one of those kids who never got his license in high school. That never stopped me from getting around though, and there are tons of people in this community who either can’t drive, choose not to or make an effort to use public transportation as much […]