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Farmers Market Comes to State Street: New Manager at the Helm

Farmers Market Comes to State Street: New Manager at the Helm

By Mike Dunphy Devon Byers would like to ask for your patience. Just three weeks into her new role as marketing manager of the Capital City Farmers Market—and with the first outdoor session only weeks away—she’s got a tremendous amount on her farm-to-plate. “I am getting my bearings,” she explains. “Between now and May 4, […]

Montpelier, U-32 Team Up For Festival: More Than 400 Top High School Musicians Coming for All-State

Montpelier, U-32 Team Up For Festival: More Than 400 Top High School Musicians Coming for All-State

By Tom Brown More than 400 of the state’s most talented student musicians will soon converge on Central Vermont to take part in the 92nd annual All-State Music Festival. Montpelier and U-32 high schools will co-host the four-day event, which kicks off with a parade in downtown Montpelier at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 8, […]

Taking Stock: Addressing Hunger in Montpelier

Taking Stock: Addressing Hunger in Montpelier

By Joseph Kiefer If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten. – Unknown So what do you do if you lose your job and have to choose between food and fuel for winter warmth, suffer a family crisis that uses up all your savings, or separate from your […]

More Vermont Farmers are Getting their Goats

More Vermont Farmers are Getting their Goats

By Tim Simard It’s dinner time at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy Farm. As if forming a wave, hundreds of goats jump up and clamor toward the fences, bobbing their heads awaiting their meals. Farm owner Miles Hooper shovels hay and other feed to the hungry animals; the bleating of the goats is soon replaced by […]

OP-ED: The Gut-Brain Connection

OP-ED: The Gut-Brain Connection

By Brooke Isabelle Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS, states that “dietary changes over the last century—including industrial farming, the use of pesticides and herbicides, and the degradation of nutrients in foods—are the primary forces behind growing mental health issues like depression.” Scientists and researchers are continuously acquiring more evidence that supports the concept that […]

Decision Due on After-school Plan: Montpelier School District Weighs 4 Bids for Child Care

By Tom Brown The bids are in, and the next provider of licensed after-school programs for students in kindergarten through sixth grade should be chosen by early May, Montpelier school officials say. The Montpelier-Roxbury School District received four proposals, including a bid from the current provider, Community Connections, which had performed those services for more […]

Montpelier Rotarian Emily Gould: Working with Rwandans

Montpelier Rotarian Emily Gould: Working with Rwandans

By Nat Frothingham A few days ago, I sat down and talked at length with Montpelier resident Emily Gould, who by training and work experience is a lawyer, mediator, law professor, and now—with the help of the Montpelier Rotary Club and Rotary International—a critical player in a peace-building project in the African country of Rwanda. This […]

Hazen’s “Students Without Borders” Presents Concert to Support Spanish-Mexico Study Program

Hazen’s “Students Without Borders” Presents Concert to Support Spanish-Mexico Study Program

Join Hazen Union High School and the Highland Center for the Arts for a Cinco de Mayo festival celebration, featuring a concert by renowned singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa to benefit the Hazen Students Without Borders Spanish Travel-Study program’s trip to Mexico City. Hazen Union High School is partnering with the Highland Center for the Arts in […]

New Associate Managing Director at LNT: Danielle Wiransky Introduces 2019 Season and Herself

New Associate Managing Director at LNT: Danielle Wiransky Introduces 2019 Season and Herself

By Danielle Wirsansky Moving from Florida to Vermont was a big change. As I packed my bags for the migration north, I was shocked to discover that I owned zero pairs of waterproof boots, one winter-ish coat, and only two pairs of long pants. Who knew you would need more? It was daunting. However, what […]

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