Heard on the Street

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.17.19

Test Your Knowledge of Montpelier at Mayfest Scramble Montpelier’s Pedestrian Scramble returns for a third season May 4 as part of Mayfest. Described as an “urban adventure,” the scramble invites participants to find checkpoints marked on a map and answer as many questions as possible within a limited time. Signups are at 1:45 pm in […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 4.3.19

Industry Publication to Recognize Quirky Pet Montpelier’s independent pet supply store, Quirky Pet, will be honored as Pet Products News International’s Independent Pet Shop of the Year in its May publication. It is the second time owner Cindra Conison (pictured at right) has won the award. “I also won in 2014,” Conison said. “There will […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.20.19

Energy Entrepreneurs Sought for Summer Program A Burlington business accelerator is seeking innovative, early stage energy companies focused on reducing fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and transportation sectors to participate in its 2019 climate economy entrepreneur program in Burlington. Applications are being accepted through April 28. Eight to 10 companies […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 3.6.19

Want to Become Involved with City Government? There are 12 vacancies on seven of the city’s 23 committees, according to Jamie Granfield of the city manager’s office. “The Planning Commission, Tree Board, Conservation Commission, Parks Commission, and others often have more applicants than seats to fill because residents feel strongly about those issues and want […]

HEARD ON THE STREET 2.20.19

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

Heard on the Street

Free Business Workshop on March 12 The Montpelier Development Corp. and Montpelier Alive are sponsoring a free workshop entitled “Steps to Grow Your Business” from 8 to 9:45 am on Tuesday, March 12 in the City Council chambers at Montpelier City Hall. Workshop leader Gwen Pokalo of the Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont will […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.6.19

Pelkey to Skate for Team USA in Rivalry Series Montpelier native and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Pelkey was selected to play for Team USA in a three-game Rivalry Series against Canada this month. Pelkey, who is in her third season skating for the Boston Pride of the professional National Women’s Hockey League, will join 12 […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.23.19

New Commercial Building On Barre-Montpelier Road Last fall, Connor Contracting of Montpelier tore down the old John Deere store on property it owns on the Barre-Montpelier Road. It has now erected a new 10,000-square-foot building that should be completed this spring, according to Fred Connor of Connor Contracting. Conner said his firm has received permits […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 1.9.19

Kizy Opens on Barre Street The former home of Beau Butchery on Barre Street has found a new tenant and is now open for lunch. Helmed by Kismet owner Crystal Maderia, “Kizy” echoes the cuisine of its big sister on State Street, serving a gourmet menu of pesto-rye tartines with avocado or cheese, grain bowls, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 12.6.18

Local Coupons Available The Buy Local coupon book sponsored by Local First Vermont is available at several Central Vermont retailers. The book costs $20 and offers more than $3,000 in discounts at Vermont businesses. It is available in Montpelier at Capitol Grounds, Capitol Stationers, Onion River Outdoors, Savoy Theater, and Woodbury Mountain Toys. Coupons are […]