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Bring Back the Glory Days A 50-Year Celebration for MHS Baseball Champs

Bring Back the Glory Days A 50-Year Celebration for MHS Baseball Champs

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — On June 3, 1967 — 50 years ago — an underdog but talented Montpelier Solons (Division One) baseball team, surprised themselves and a lot of fans, by overcoming the Burlington High School Seahorses (the state defending playoff champions) in a 4-0 win that made Montpelier High School 1967 state playoff […]

Home Improvement Off To A Booming Start

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER/BARRE — Homeowners and builders are off to an active start this year. The Bridge called a random sample of businesses dealing in remodeling supplies to find out what customers are doing. According to them, building and home improvement activity is higher than in recent years. Below is a sample of responses. […]

Sears Hometown Store in Berlin “Going Strong”

by Nat Frothingham BERLIN — According to its local owner, Tom Coulter, the Sears Hometown Store is “going strong.” In fact, said Coulter, “It’s thriving.” What is more, the local Sears Hometown Store is looking forward to serving its valued customers for many years to come.” In a recent press release, Coulter drew a sharp […]

Montpelier Crossing Guard Michelle Pitzner “Heads Up, Slow Down”

Montpelier Crossing Guard Michelle Pitzner “Heads Up, Slow Down”

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — If you’ve seen school crossing guard Michelle Pitzner at her Montpelier corner location where Hubbard Street crosses East State Street, you won’t easily forget her. With her winning smile, personal warmth, safety yellow “magic cape,” eight-sided stop sign and orange traffic cone, Pitzner is a friendly and effective presence for […]

MSAC Celebrates 50 Years: Remembering Our Veterans Event

MSAC Celebrates 50 Years: Remembering Our Veterans Event

MONTPELIER — Montpelier Senior Activity Center is launching an inaugural event this month honoring local veterans and members’ family and friends who have served their country. ‘Remembering Our Veterans’ will be held indoors at the center, 58 Barre St. on Friday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art work, veterans photos and memorabilia […]

Montpelier Senior Activity Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Montpelier Senior Activity Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A small group founded the Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Barre Street in 1967. So it is fitting, in celebrating its 50th year with a Gala Senior Prom June 10, the theme will be ‘The Summer of Love’. Also fitting since more and more members are baby boomers — the […]

What Do You Think of When You Think of ‘Mother’?

The Bridge reached out by email to a random sampling of community members asking for thoughts on mothers for Mother’s Day. The results are as follows:   Kindness, Love and Fierce Protection I am incredibly fortunate to know many wonderful mothers. I celebrate my wife as an amazing mother, who parents with a gentleness that […]

Happy Birthday! — Downtown Businesses Celebrate Anniversaries

Happy Birthday! — Downtown Businesses Celebrate Anniversaries

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — May must be an auspicious month for opening a business in Downtown Montpelier. Just ask the owners of Capitol Stationers, Julio’s Cantina, Capital Kitchen and Wilaiwan’s. These eclectic businesses are all very different, but they all have one thing in common: They opened their doors on May 1. Capitol Stationors, […]

Getting A Bigger Slice At Cabot Creamery — Innovation Equals More Sales

Getting A Bigger Slice At Cabot Creamery — Innovation Equals More Sales

by Carla Occaso CABOT — What’s better than sliced bread? Sliced cheese! That fairly recent way of packaging and selling your favorite pre-sliced cheddar is upping the bottom line in the U.S. cheese industry in general, and helping Vermont dairy farmers in particular. “People are busy. When they get home, they want their cheese already […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dirt

by Beth Champagne “When the world wearies, and ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” — Mary Azarian It was in the 1970s, post-Vietnam, when Mary Azarian set these words beneath one of her early woodcuts, beautifully colored. Back-to-the-land “transplants,” at that time settling all over Vermont, were with alacrity, and much gratitude, accepting instruction […]