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Six Local Treats to Sweeten the Holidays in Montpelier

Six Local Treats to Sweeten the Holidays in Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy Perhaps no other time of the year shows off Montpelier’s growing culinary cred than the holidays, when eateries around the city roll out their seasonal treats. The skill of the chefs, as well as the fresh, local ingredients, add a special, wholesome sweetness to the holidays and make the calories nearly impossible […]

War Survivor Amira Drljacic Wins  Housekeeper of the Year Award

War Survivor Amira Drljacic Wins Housekeeper of the Year Award

by Nat Frothingham In the lives of most people, it’s a rare day to be honored with an award from a statewide organization. But that’s just what happened when Amira Drljacic was honored on September 26, 2017 as “Housekeeper of the Year” by the Vermont Health Care Association, which serves and advocates for the residents, […]

COMMENTARY: The Warmth of the North Pole

COMMENTARY: The Warmth of the North Pole

by Larry Floersch In my mind the North Pole seems warm compared with the South Pole. I know that is not logical. Both places are treeless, barren, bleak, and very cold. And although technically it is colder at the South Pole, does it really matter once you reach 30 below and the temperature is still […]

COMMENTARY: The Gifts of the Christmas Star

by Brenda Thow Many years ago Waterbury had a Christmas star on the mountain at the end of Winooski Street. It was a steep hike to get to it but worth the effort because the view was beautiful. The star could be seen from the interstate and most places in town. Every December, a man […]

Be Visible: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Guide for Fall and Winter

by Corporal Michael Philbrick, Montpelier Police Department Living in New England has many benefits in the summer months, including long, warm days and cool evenings. The sun seems to fight off the night, illuminating warm weather activities into the late hours. We’re well into fall now, and the days are already growing shorter and shorter. […]

A Conversation with James O’Hanlon

The Bridge recently spoke with James O’Hanlon, the owner of the Savoy Theatre on Main Street in Montpelier. The Bridge: It’s been a year since you took the helm at the Savoy. What were you hoping to achieve? What’s that first year been like? What have been the high points?  What have you learned?  Any […]

From Tasting a Creemee to Wanting to Ski

From Tasting a Creemee to Wanting to Ski

by Nat Frothingham Dial a number, or go online — in a world of almost instantaneous communications it seems as if all of us are closer together than ever before. But the high tech that connects us doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand each other or that we can work together constructively. Because of such […]

Who Wouldn’t Want to Help an Abused Puppy?

Who Wouldn’t Want to Help an Abused Puppy?

by Nat Frothingham About three weeks ago I found a message on my answering machine from my longtime friend Edith Zfass, who wanted to tell me the touching story of a little Pomeranian puppy that had been badly abused, then saved. The story really begins with Jay Kinnett, an East Barre man, a dog lover, […]

Rubber Bubbles

Rubber Bubbles

by Glennis Drew Debbie Hemmings, owner of Rubber Bubbles on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin, is bent over a hot computer checking back orders and pushing through special requests as her hard-working crew happily glide through the massive stock of costumes, wigs, masks, hats, makeup and accessories for the perfect outfit for goblins and ghouls […]

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