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Artistic habitats: artists open their homes and studios

By Steve Noble In 36 years as working artists in Vermont, Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh have learned to share their cozy, cluttered 432-square-foot studio, with each other – and with the ghosts...

Back from the brink: Three years after Irene, Whetstone Studios spring back to life

By Arlene Distler The Whetstone Brook curves along the southern edge of Brattleboro from the west, emptying into the Connecticut River. For a while Williams Street follows it, dotted with private...

Original Chicken: Local farmer keeps traditional breeds alive and thriving

By Erica Ludlow Bowman Collectors come in many colors. They are humble hobbyists and erudite enthusiasts, gatherers of festive pants, cultivators of fancy plants, and all that comes between. At Taft...

Green from gold: Human urine as a resource for sustainability

  “When folks discover that recycling their pee can create rich soils, save water, and prevent pollution, they can get very excited. People are signing up right and left.” The Rich Earth...

Spotlight: Newest Welcome Center introduces visitors to Vermont artists’ work

The newest Vermont State Welcome Center located in the middle of the interchange of routes 7 and 9 in Bennington has amazing views, a gorgeous interior, and an abundance of facilities for the public....

Wonderland of Innovation: A space for makers gets some takers

Ever imagine what it would be like to have access to a large space just for tinkering and making things with all of the hi-end equipment you might need like Laser Cutting and 3D printing? Burlington...

Spotlight: Roots on the River

Bellows Falls, June 5-8 — www.vermontfestivalsllc.com/ James McMurtry to Headline Roots on the River XV This year’s featured artist is James McMurtry, a Roots favorite with locals. McMurtry,...

Spotlight: A Midsummer Night’s Prowl & Auction

July 19, 7 p.m. — Colgate Park, Route 9 West, Bennington www.catamountprowl.com or call 802-447-3311 Get your cattitude on! Vermont’s elusive mountain lions, the catamounts are awakening from...

Spotlight: Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

June 7 & 8 — http://034f961.netsolhost.com/wordpress1 Top 20 Vermont Event—Yankee Magazine —The premier Antique and Classic Car Show in Manchester & the Mountains celebrates 28 years...

A new partnership blossoms among colleges in Southern Vermont

Ellen McCullough-Lovell, president of Marlboro College, one of the institutions involved, said “the pact not only expands opportunities for students. It also reflects the colleges’ commitment to...

Talk of the Arts: Growing the arts in Vermont

By Steve Stettler Vermont is rightly proud of its identity as a farming state, today’s superb “Vermont-made” line of food products being just the latest manifestation. Scratch the surface,...

Open Studios

22nd Spring Open Studio Weekend – May 24 and 25 www.vermontcrafts.com Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for...

Summer stage offerings

The Dorset Theatre Festival 104 Cheney Road, Dorset Walk up Box Office open June 11-August 31, Tuesday–Sunday www.dorsettheatrefestival.org or 802-867-2223 The Dorset Theatre Festival produces five...

Spotlight: The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing

Tues, May 20, Great Hall, One River Street, Springfield, VT Memory and longevity are illuminated in The Hale Street Gang: Portraits in Writing, a multimedia exhibit opening at the Great Hall in...

Summer Festivals

Mayfest Bennington www.bennington.com, 802-447-3311 May 24: Over 100 vendors on Main Street, Downtown Bennington   Manchester & Antique Car Show Dorr Farm, Route 30, north of...

Spotlight: Second annual Southern Vermont Dance Festival

Top Faculty, Top Dance Companies, Over 100 Different Classes—All in Three Days in Brattleboro July 17-20 — www.southernvermontdancefestival.com From professionals to dance enthusiasts, from the...

Summer music festivals

45th Yellow Barn Summer Season July 4-August 2 63 Main Street
, Putney 802-387-6637, Box office: 802-387-6637 x106 www.yellowbarn.org This year over 100 musicians will travel to Putney from across...

At the Museums

44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 May 10-Dec 21: Small Works Show, with figuratives, landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife, still-life’s and...

Garden tours and more: Our favorite green thumb offerings

Hildene 1005 Hildene Rd Manchester www.hildene.org, 802-362-1788 Celebration of Peonies. 
Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when the Formal Garden signals the...

At the Galleries

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont and C.X. Silver Gallery: 814 Western Ave, Brattleboro accvt.org, 802 257-7898, ext. 1 April 27: World Tai Chi Day downtown, on the Brattleboro Common, 1-2p. July 11:...

Farmers’ Markets

Tuesdays: Rutland Downtown Farmers’ Market, Depot Park, 3-6p, 802 747-4403. Bennington Walloomsac Farmers’ Market at the Bennington Station, 10a-1p, 802 442-8934. Wednesdays: Brattleboro Area...

Spotlight: Newest Welcome Center introduces visitors to Vermont artists’ work

The newest Vermont State Welcome Center located in the middle of the interchange of routes 7 and 9 in Bennington has amazing views, a gorgeous interior, and an abundance of facilities for the public....

Talk of the Arts: Growing the arts in Vermont

By Steve Stettler Vermont is rightly proud of its identity as a farming state, today’s superb “Vermont-made” line of food products being just the latest manifestation. Scratch the surface,...

Artistic habitats: artists open their homes and studios

By Steve Noble In 36 years as working artists in Vermont, Roger Sandes and Mary Welsh have learned to share their cozy, cluttered 432-square-foot studio, with each other – and with the ghosts...

Back from the brink: Three years after Irene, Whetstone Studios spring back to life

By Arlene Distler The Whetstone Brook curves along the southern edge of Brattleboro from the west, emptying into the Connecticut River. For a while Williams Street follows it, dotted with private...

Original Chicken: Local farmer keeps traditional breeds alive and thriving

By Erica Ludlow Bowman Collectors come in many colors. They are humble hobbyists and erudite enthusiasts, gatherers of festive pants, cultivators of fancy plants, and all that comes between. At Taft...

Green from gold: Human urine as a resource for sustainability

  “When folks discover that recycling their pee can create rich soils, save water, and prevent pollution, they can get very excited. People are signing up right and left.” The Rich Earth...

Spotlight: Newest Welcome Center introduces visitors to Vermont artists’ work

The newest Vermont State Welcome Center located in the middle of the interchange of routes 7 and 9 in Bennington has amazing views, a gorgeous interior, and an abundance of facilities for the public....

Wonderland of Innovation: A space for makers gets some takers

Ever imagine what it would be like to have access to a large space just for tinkering and making things with all of the hi-end equipment you might need like Laser Cutting and 3D printing? Burlington...

Spotlight: Roots on the River

Bellows Falls, June 5-8 — www.vermontfestivalsllc.com/ James McMurtry to Headline Roots on the River XV This year’s featured artist is James McMurtry, a Roots favorite with locals. McMurtry,...

Spotlight: A Midsummer Night’s Prowl & Auction

July 19, 7 p.m. — Colgate Park, Route 9 West, Bennington www.catamountprowl.com or call 802-447-3311 Get your cattitude on! Vermont’s elusive mountain lions, the catamounts are awakening from...

Spotlight: Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

June 7 & 8 — http://034f961.netsolhost.com/wordpress1 Top 20 Vermont Event—Yankee Magazine —The premier Antique and Classic Car Show in Manchester & the Mountains celebrates 28 years...

A new partnership blossoms among colleges in Southern Vermont

Ellen McCullough-Lovell, president of Marlboro College, one of the institutions involved, said “the pact not only expands opportunities for students. It also reflects the colleges’ commitment to...

Spotlight: World Masquerade Ball Fundraiser

Saturday, May 21 — Stone Church, 210 Main St. Brattleboro www.facebook.com/worldmasqueradeball The World Masquerade Ball promises to be a magical evening of entertainment, food, lively...

Digital connections: Online farmers markets and the evolution of CSAs

By Troy Shaheen What constitutes a direct connection between farmer and buyer? And what does it mean when shopping locally means shopping online? A 2013 Strolling of the Heifers study found Vermont...

Book reading plus wine tasting: an educational combo

Swords, sorcery and Sauvignon Blanc: An epic fantasy wine tasting Last summer David Walter’s Mastercraft Gallery in Brattleboro featured an exhibit of handcrafted violins by Doug Cox, local...