Features

A Vermont Moment

by Glennis Drew WILLISTON—If you search for I-89 rest areas in Vermont, a website appears for the architecture firm (Wagner Hodgston) that designed the spacious, welcoming stop.  A good description of the space appears on the website, along with a diagram of the layout of buildings, picnic tables, walkways, parking, and trees: Extending the presence […]

Avoiding Busted Pipes

Avoiding Busted Pipes

by Tom Mulholland How many times have you been asked by your dental hygienist: “Are you flossing your teeth?” In similar fashion, with the onset of winter, your plumber will ask, “Are your pipes protected?” These are the action steps I recommend to any householder who wants to avoid a pipe-bursting nightmare. Insulate all vulnerable […]

Fire Prevention Message from the VT Department of Public Safety

by Glennis Drew During 2016 Vermont fire departments reported responses to over 45,000 emergency incidents. Residential properties account for the majority of Vermont structure fires and civilian fatalities. Last year emergency incident reports submitted by local fire departments showed that there were 253 chimney or flue fires, and 338 building fires.    Heating appliance and […]

Capstone’s First Dollar Suggestions

by Glennis Drew The Bridge asked Paul Zabriskie at Capstone for his recommendation as to how to spend the first dollar you have toward making your home warmer this winter. Zabriskie’s immediate suggestion was, “air sealing.  “Stop the leaks.  The river of warm air leaving the building is the driver of high energy bills in […]

Personal Heat Pump Story

Personal Heat Pump Story

by Glennis Drew In 2015 I decided to stop my practice of using an electric heater to warm (and a window air conditioner to cool) the attic space where I have my computer and our TV room.  After some research I determined to replace these electric hogs and not-so-safe seasonal annoyances with a heat pump. […]

Perennial Pleasures

Perennial Pleasures

by Glennis Drew EAST HARDWICK — The Tea Garden at Perennial Pleasures Nursery, and the Nursery itself, have closed for the season, heralding the end of summer 2017.  The gardens and nursery, run by Rachel Kane, will blossom again on May 5, 2018; the summer teas and gift shop overseen by her mother, Judith, will […]

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Scribner Sisters Revive Settlement Farm Stand in Middlesex

Lit Pumpkin Display Planned for Oct. 27 and 28 by Nat Frothingham Middlesex — Samantha and Olivia Scribner have re-opened the Scribner family farm stand at the 1782 Settlement Farm in Middlesex — about five miles from Montpelier on U.S. Route 2. “So glad they are open again,” was a thrilled message on the Settlement […]

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

Local Beer and Local Pubs — a Win for Montpelier

by Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER —  Whether its dim lights and pool tables or bright lights and big TVs (and more pool tables), the capital city bar scene has got late-night crawlers, after-work escapees and mid-afternoon journalists all covered. And they all have a healthy share of local beers. One of the most visible spots on […]

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

Uncommon Market to Host a 10th Anniversary Party on October 2nd — Everyone’s Invited

by Nat Frothingham Uncommon Market — the popular corner store and deli at the intersection of Elm and School Streets — is throwing a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, and everyone’s invited. Over the years, Uncommon Market has become both a business success and a neighborhood and downtown anchor point. If […]

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands —  An Interview with Richard Harvie

Montpelier Pharmacy Changes Hands — An Interview with Richard Harvie

Compiled by Nat Frothingham Editor’s Note: Richard Harvie and his business partner Jocelyn Depaolis opened Montpelier Pharmacy in January 2007. In recent days Richard Harvie has signed an agreement to sell Montpelier Pharmacy to Kinney Drugs. October 15 is the first day that Montpelier Pharmacy will become Kinney Pharmacy at the same 69 Main St. […]