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Reciprocal influence: How Arts, Manufacturing and Tech Meet in Bennington

By Arlene Distler Museums, as repositories of the old, often struggle for contemporary relevance, and the Bennington Museum — a fine edifice of gray stone known for its collection of Grandma Moses...

Earthly Concern: When an artist marries an astronaut

By Meg Brazill The night was clear when artist Pat Musick stepped outside her house in upstate New York to see Skylab 4 making one of its 1,214 orbits around the Earth. Musick watched as the craft...

“The Art of Glass” at the Wilson Museum

The exhibition “Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass” features glass artists from all over the state who are members of the Vermont Glass Guild, an organization established in 2010 by glass artist...

Reinventing a celebrated craft-beer brand

Surely you can fit this into your summer plans: Trout River Brewing is opening in the former Fellows Gear Shaper complex. Trout River Brewing Co., founded in July 1996 by Dan and Laura Gates,...

Food Festivals

Artists and artisanal food makers, winemakers, brewers, craftsmen, and farmers abound in this small region, bringing to the visitor’s mind — and palate — a taste of Tuscany, an area renowned...

Farmers Markets

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

Family affair: Three Vermont couples, three Vermont food services businesses

By Nicole Colson Vermonters have plenty of reasons to rejoice in living here, including the more relaxed pace, the beautiful, bucolic setting, and the friendliness of people that comes from this...

In proud defense of rosés: They set the mood, evoking a sense of leisure and relaxation

By Marty Ramsburg After this warmest — and snowless — winter of 2015-16, we are now waiting somewhat impatiently for spring and summer to arrive. We have markers for its imminent arrival: Town...

Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha: One-on-one with history

By Katherine P. Cox Rudyard Kipling, the British Nobel-prize winning author, penned The Jungle Book, the Just So Stories, and Captains Courageous in his beloved Dummerston home, which he named...

Garden Events

Hildene 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester http://www.hildene.org, 802-362-1788 Mid May to Mid-June: Celebration of Peonies. Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when...

Southern Vermont theaters join forces this summer

Northern Stage’s Living Together, under the direction of Peter Hackett, the first in Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy. Three theatres in one of the country’s smallest states have a big idea:...

Theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 June 9-25: Ten Minute Play Festival. July 7-23: Nick Payne’s Constellations. Aug 6...

Museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Tue-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Currently: Women. The beauty of women has long been the subject of...

Ruggles & Hunt open new Brattleboro store

Ruggles & Hunt, purveyor of staple and fancy goods, has built up an incredible loyalty from shoppers in and around Walpole, N.H., for 13 years. Now it’s opening a location on Brattleboro’s...

A Steinway surprise for the Jazz Center

A Steinway piano for the Vermont Jazz Center The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro has presented concerts, hosted jam sessions, and run ensembles using the same sweet workhorse piano for the past 15...

Open Studios

State Open Studio Tour Various locations in Vermont http://www.vermontcrafts.com May 28-29: Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios in or near their residences. These are places of production and...

NBOSS: Outdoor sculptures in Bennington

In addition to the sculpture park, works in the 19th annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show will also be on view at the North Bennington Train Depot and at other locations on Main Street....

Farm to Ballet: A celebration of Vermont’s vibrant food system

Farm to Ballet, a Burlington-based dance company, will stage throughout Vermont nine performances of an original composition linking farmers and food production to music and dance. Some of the...

Festivals & Fun Events

Southern Vermont Idol 603-313-0052, http://www.southernvermontidol.com (Audition dates, additional details at website.) The event competition begins Saturday, July 9 and continues on July 16, 23, 30...

Summer Music

Next Stage Arts 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney http://www.nextstagearts.org May 20: BETTY, Woman-powered Activist Rock, 7:30p. Many more events on the website. Southern Vermont Arts Center Arkell...

Galleries

Barbara Ernst Prey Gallery 71 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. http://www.barbaraprey.com, 413 884-6184 July 16-Sept 5: In Search of America explores the memory, art history, and influences of Color...

Art in the atrium: Mitchell Giddings gallery expansion

Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts is a two-year-old gallery showcasing contemporary art in solo and group exhibitions. Along with its 183 Main St., Brattleboro, location, the gallery is expanding across...

Remembering “36 miles of trouble”: Historical Society shows West River Railroad collection

The West River Trail may well be Vermont’s oldest transportation path. Native Americans called the West River “Wantastiquet” or “waters of the lonely way,” and the Wantastiquet path was an...

Let’s show off our stuff: Windham County arts as an invitation to visitors

By Shanta L. Evans-Crowley How can we better showcase what we have to those who aren’t familiar with all we do in Windham County? How can we leverage our good stuff, especially through strategic...

Food Festivals

Artists and artisanal food makers, winemakers, brewers, craftsmen, and farmers abound in this small region, bringing to the visitor’s mind — and palate — a taste of Tuscany, an area renowned...

Farmers Markets

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

Garden Events

Hildene 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester http://www.hildene.org, 802-362-1788 Mid May to Mid-June: Celebration of Peonies. Traditionally the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of June when...

Theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 June 9-25: Ten Minute Play Festival. July 7-23: Nick Payne’s Constellations. Aug 6...

Museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Tue-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Currently: Women. The beauty of women has long been the subject of...

Open Studios

State Open Studio Tour Various locations in Vermont http://www.vermontcrafts.com May 28-29: Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios in or near their residences. These are places of production and...

Festivals & Fun Events

Southern Vermont Idol 603-313-0052, http://www.southernvermontidol.com (Audition dates, additional details at website.) The event competition begins Saturday, July 9 and continues on July 16, 23, 30...

Summer Music

Next Stage Arts 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney http://www.nextstagearts.org May 20: BETTY, Woman-powered Activist Rock, 7:30p. Many more events on the website. Southern Vermont Arts Center Arkell...

Galleries

Barbara Ernst Prey Gallery 71 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass. http://www.barbaraprey.com, 413 884-6184 July 16-Sept 5: In Search of America explores the memory, art history, and influences of Color...

Reciprocal influence: How Arts, Manufacturing and Tech Meet in Bennington

By Arlene Distler Museums, as repositories of the old, often struggle for contemporary relevance, and the Bennington Museum — a fine edifice of gray stone known for its collection of Grandma Moses...

Earthly Concern: When an artist marries an astronaut

By Meg Brazill The night was clear when artist Pat Musick stepped outside her house in upstate New York to see Skylab 4 making one of its 1,214 orbits around the Earth. Musick watched as the craft...

Family affair: Three Vermont couples, three Vermont food services businesses

By Nicole Colson Vermonters have plenty of reasons to rejoice in living here, including the more relaxed pace, the beautiful, bucolic setting, and the friendliness of people that comes from this...

Rudyard Kipling’s Naulakha: One-on-one with history

By Katherine P. Cox Rudyard Kipling, the British Nobel-prize winning author, penned The Jungle Book, the Just So Stories, and Captains Courageous in his beloved Dummerston home, which he named...

Reinventing a celebrated craft-beer brand

Surely you can fit this into your summer plans: Trout River Brewing is opening in the former Fellows Gear Shaper complex. Trout River Brewing Co., founded in July 1996 by Dan and Laura Gates,...

Food Festivals

Artists and artisanal food makers, winemakers, brewers, craftsmen, and farmers abound in this small region, bringing to the visitor’s mind — and palate — a taste of Tuscany, an area renowned...

Farmers Markets

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

Family affair: Three Vermont couples, three Vermont food services businesses

By Nicole Colson Vermonters have plenty of reasons to rejoice in living here, including the more relaxed pace, the beautiful, bucolic setting, and the friendliness of people that comes from this...

In proud defense of rosés: They set the mood, evoking a sense of leisure and relaxation

By Marty Ramsburg After this warmest — and snowless — winter of 2015-16, we are now waiting somewhat impatiently for spring and summer to arrive. We have markers for its imminent arrival: Town...

“The Art of Glass” at the Wilson Museum

The exhibition “Modern Alchemy: The Art of Glass” features glass artists from all over the state who are members of the Vermont Glass Guild, an organization established in 2010 by glass artist...

Reinventing a celebrated craft-beer brand

Surely you can fit this into your summer plans: Trout River Brewing is opening in the former Fellows Gear Shaper complex. Trout River Brewing Co., founded in July 1996 by Dan and Laura Gates,...

Southern Vermont theaters join forces this summer

Northern Stage’s Living Together, under the direction of Peter Hackett, the first in Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy. Three theatres in one of the country’s smallest states have a big idea:...

Ruggles & Hunt open new Brattleboro store

Ruggles & Hunt, purveyor of staple and fancy goods, has built up an incredible loyalty from shoppers in and around Walpole, N.H., for 13 years. Now it’s opening a location on Brattleboro’s...

A Steinway surprise for the Jazz Center

A Steinway piano for the Vermont Jazz Center The Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro has presented concerts, hosted jam sessions, and run ensembles using the same sweet workhorse piano for the past 15...

NBOSS: Outdoor sculptures in Bennington

In addition to the sculpture park, works in the 19th annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show will also be on view at the North Bennington Train Depot and at other locations on Main Street....

Farm to Ballet: A celebration of Vermont’s vibrant food system

Farm to Ballet, a Burlington-based dance company, will stage throughout Vermont nine performances of an original composition linking farmers and food production to music and dance. Some of the...

Art in the atrium: Mitchell Giddings gallery expansion

Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts is a two-year-old gallery showcasing contemporary art in solo and group exhibitions. Along with its 183 Main St., Brattleboro, location, the gallery is expanding across...

Remembering “36 miles of trouble”: Historical Society shows West River Railroad collection

The West River Trail may well be Vermont’s oldest transportation path. Native Americans called the West River “Wantastiquet” or “waters of the lonely way,” and the Wantastiquet path was an...

Let’s show off our stuff: Windham County arts as an invitation to visitors

By Shanta L. Evans-Crowley How can we better showcase what we have to those who aren’t familiar with all we do in Windham County? How can we leverage our good stuff, especially through strategic...