Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 7.5.18

New Building to Replace State Street Gulf Station The recent removal of the old gas tanks at the closed Gulf Station at 105 State Street, next to the Pavilion Office Building, opens the way for the anticipated sale of the station to Thom Lauzon,  former mayor of Barre and a real estate investor and developer. […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.21.18

Betsy’s Bed and Breakfast Closes After 27 Years After a long and successful run operating Betsy’s Bed and Breakfast on East State Street in Montpelier, Jon and Betsy Anderson have a contract to sell their familiar pink Victorian house, where they lived and which housed the three original B&B guest rooms.  Eventually, with the purchase […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.7.18

12th Annual Carolan Festival June 16 marks the 12th annual Carolan Festival, held at Mallery Farm in Worcester. The day-long tribute to the famed blind Irish harper, Turlough Carolan (1670-1738), features open sessions, workshops, and participatory dance and performances in English and Scottish country, Irish step and Ceili, Morris, waltzing. There will also be performances […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 5.3.18

Onion River Chorus to Present Mozart and Haydn In celebration of its fortieth anniversary year, Montpelier’s Onion River Chorus will present a particularly ambitious and appealing program of Mozart’s great “C Minor Mass” and Haydn’s achingly lyrical “Salve Regina.” The two concerts are Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, at 7:30 pm, both at […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.19.18

Redstone Property to be Sold to Highest Bidder The historic Redstone building, located on 10 acres at 26 Terrace Street in Montpelier, will sold by the state “as is” to the party who submits the highest bid by May 4, according to a bid notice issued by the state Department of Buildings & General Services. […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.1.18

Another Montpelier Phantom  The wonder, the worry, the puzzle of it. We’re aware of Montpelier’s annual Valentine Phantom, who covers the downtown with big, red hearts on February 14. But consider this other, earlier phantom that struck at the end of January. Take the case of Kenny and Barbara Saxe, who live on Guernsey Avenue […]

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Vermont Foodbank Receives Annual TD Charitable Foundation Food Bank Grant The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, announced that it has provided $800,000 in grants to 36 food banks across the bank’s Maine-to-Florida footprint to help provide meals locally to families and individuals in need. The grants focus on food stability, […]

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March Mania at the Adamant Coop The Adamant Co-op is launching a new contest in March. It’s pretty simple: whoever has the highest shopping total in dollars for the month of March wins. First prize is $100 in the form of a Co-op gift card or store credit. Second prize is a lovely Adamant Co-op […]

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Beau Loses its Bar and Bartender  Montpelier may have lost its best cocktail mixer, as Kate Wise has ended her tenure at Beau, and the bar will not continue. However, her prodigious skills and experience will still be on tap for Vermonters near and far through her new venture, Wise Consulting, LLC. Wise will be […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.21.17

Down Home Kitchen Now Open for Dinner If you’ve noticed the warm glow of candlelight at the corner of Langdon and Main while driving by during afternoon and evening hours lately, it’s because Down Home Kitchen has extended its hours until 10 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. For the past two and a half years, the […]