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Fighting Spring Allergies Naturally

Fighting Spring Allergies Naturally

by Mike Dunphy Just because spring has arrived doesn’t mean an end to seasonal sufferings—at least for those with pollen allergies in a rural area laden with trees, grasses, and weeds. While the long winter may have shortened the growing season, it also means the backed-up pollen will burst forth in the suddenly warm weather […]

Green Thumb Fashion: Living Plant Jewelry Reaches Vermont

Green Thumb Fashion: Living Plant Jewelry Reaches Vermont

by Sarah Davin Long, thin tendrils wrap their way out of the supportive metal wire, suspended safely like a precious bird in its birdcage. The colors of the leaves range from a soft, pleasant, snow-pea green to a vibrant red at the center. The small, living plant appears to subsist on nothing. There are no […]

Japanese Green Tea at The North Branch Café

Japanese Green Tea at The North Branch Café

by Lauren Parker All of the Japanese Green Tea at The North Branch comes from a series of family farms located in Shizuoka, Japan, called Sugimoto after the family.  This spring, at the café, we will be serving Sencha Fukamushi and Asamushi, and for a limited time, Shin Cha (which means “new tea”).  The flavor […]

Home Is Where the Party Is

by Ashley Witzenberger and Sarah DeFelice Summer in Vermont means lots of fun parties and events. If you’re planning one of your own—be it a wedding, shower, birthday party, anniversary, or fundraiser—at your home, don’t stress. As owners of The Event Boutique, a full-service event planning and design company in Montpelier, we are happy to […]

Mountain Chic Mixes Rustic Vermont with Modern Style

Mountain Chic Mixes Rustic Vermont with Modern Style

by Sarah Davin Homes are more than mere places to eat, sleep, and store your things, they are almost living, breathing organisms that both reflect and are shaped by the spirit and life decisions of the owner. For interior designers like Stowe-based Brenna B Interiors and Montpelier-based Steeplechase Design+Build, the goal is to find the […]

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School Board Chair Jim Murphy Discusses Education and Schooling in Montpelier

School Board Chair Jim Murphy Discusses Education and Schooling in Montpelier

Compiled by Nat Frothingham What follows here is a question-and-answer interview on school issues with Jim Murphy who was elected last fall as school board chair when the new Montpelier-Roxbury School District was officially formed. Murphy, who is 47 years old, holds a BA degree in English from the University of Vermont, a law degree […]

Onion River (Outdoors, that is) Returns to Montpelier

by Mike Dunphy The sweetness in the air on Langdon Street these days has something to do with the warming weather, but also the return of Onion River Sports, or rather, its successor, Onion River Outdoors. For months the papered up windows and locked doors remained an open wound in Montpelier’s downtown community that created […]

Downtown Businesses Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

Downtown Businesses Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

Compiled by Mike Dunphy Montpelier loves its mothers, and several area businesses are making an extra effort to pay tribute to them with special deals, discounts, products, and services on Mother’s Day itself or the entire weekend. Splash Naturals: Moms receive a complimentary mini, all natural, Jane Iredale make-up in four varieties: Forever Pink, Forever […]

More Than Mother’s Day: How to Help Local Mothers with the Real Struggle

Compiled by Sarah Davin Flowers, chocolates, and brunches may seem like great gifts for Mother’s Day, but for actual struggling mothers, what truly useful support can we give them and their families? Most mothers work for a living, and some are trying to raise their children on their own or in a setting that is […]