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Honoring Ken Squier: Radio Station Owner and Motor Sports Broadcaster

Honoring Ken Squier: Radio Station Owner and Motor Sports Broadcaster

by Nat Frothingham At a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast celebrated on March 13, the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce honored motor sports broadcaster and Radio Station WDEV owner Ken Squier. As a boy growing up in Waterbury Village and for more than 80 years, Squier has had a continuing association with WDEV. Squier has also […]

Filmmaker and VCFA Student Tamara Perkins Discusses Life After Life

Filmmaker and VCFA Student Tamara Perkins Discusses Life After Life

compiled by Mike Dunphy Few people, much less filmmakers, are as willing to dig into the “underbelly” of society as VCFA student Tamara Perkins. And she goes even further, devoting much time and energy to rehabilitation of those that either fall, or dive through, the cracks, be it with yoga and mindfulness training or filmmaking. […]

More than a Pretty Face: Five Feminist Films in the GMFF

More than a Pretty Face: Five Feminist Films in the GMFF

by Sarah Davin The Oscars ceremony this year was alive with political activism, with actors and actresses on the red carpet responding to questions about the #MeToo movement. One of the moments that stood out the most was Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech for her Oscar for best actress. After putting the spotlight on all the […]

To Weatherize or Not to Weatherize: That’s a Question?

To Weatherize or Not to Weatherize: That’s a Question?

by Paul Markowitz, Net Zero Montpelier High heating bills getting you down? Tired of your home being cold in the winter? Wondering how to get rid of those giant (and dangerous) icicles hanging from your roof? Weatherize Montpelier could be the right fit for you! Weatherize Montpelier is a new initiative of Net Zero Montpelier, […]

Is Montpelier Alive? Downtown Players React to Changing Times

Is Montpelier Alive? Downtown Players React to Changing Times

If change is the law of life, then we’ve been experiencing both a lot of change and a lot of life in Montpelier over the past two years. Gone with the wind are several downtown businesses: First in Fitness, One More Time, Vermont Trading Company, The Coffee Corner, Angeleno’s, and unless things change dramatically, Onion […]

David Mallett and Friends Celebrate the First Amendment at the Unitarian Church

by Mike Dunphy There was much to celebrate Saturday, December 9, at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. After an absence of 22 years from its stage, Maine-based folk legend David Mallett took the stage for a night of music, with support of bass player Mike Burd and opening act, “Banjo” Dan and Will Lindner.  For […]

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 […]