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A Place at the Table: Bellows Falls’ Popolo Restaurant Feeds the Future

By Nicole Colson In the case of Popolo, it truly did take a village to open a restaurant. The neo-rustic Italian farm-to-table eatery in downtown Bellows Falls, named for the Italian word for...

Impeccable pedigree: Windham Antiques Center puts Bellows Falls on the map

By Katherine P. Cox It’s a classic story: visitors to Vermont stop in a small town or village and are smitten with its charm and beauty. Next thing you know, they’ve left their old life behind...

Mountains of art: Autumn hiking along the Long Trail and West River Trail

By Jen Williams Chasing along the spine of the Green Mountains, southern Vermont towns that were once primarily farming and ski communities are today some of the state’s most vital arts and...

Wine Observed: An Apple a Day

By Marty Ramsburg Eleanor Leger dropped by our shop, Windham Wines, with a bottle of the first vintage of Eden Ice Cider eight years ago. I took one sip and knew that we would be cheerleaders. Eden...

Masterworks maker: Frances Alford’s lifetime of creativity

By Meg Brazill Seated in her sunny living room, Frances Holliday Alford asks lots of questions before talking about herself and her work. When she does, it’s clear that making art and the process...

Open Studios

38th Annual Putney Craft Tour, Top Ten Vermont Winter Event Various locations around Putney http://www.putneycrafts.com Nov 25-27: Spend Thanksgiving weekend at our craft, culinary, and stage event,...

Columbus Day

Honora Winery Grape Stomp Honora Winery, Jacksonville honoragrapestomp.com Oct 8: Bring the kids and enjoy the harvest feeling. Demonstrations and sales from local farmers, craft makers, artisans,...

Pumpkin Fests

32nd Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the Common http://www.townshenvermont.org OCT 15: The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, pumpkin decorating contest, Halloween costume...

Festivals

Brattleboro Bacon Fest Fairgrounds in Guilford http://www.facebook.com/brattleborobaconfest Sept 17: Enjoy all things bacon! There will be bacon beer, samples from many different vendors, Brattleboro...

Farmers’ markets

Saturdays Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), Brattleboro 9a-2p, http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com Norwich Farmers’ Market Route 5 south in...

Spotlight: Southern Vermont Arts Center

Southern Vermont Arts Center 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester 802-362-1405 Tues-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12p-5p http://www.swac.org Under the leadership of Hadrien Redouin, the new Gallery Manager at the Southern...

At the galleries

Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main St., Rutland http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356 Oct 1-Nov 6: Politics: Political Cartoons and College Art. Featuring historical political cartoons from Jon...

‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ — local artist participates in Boston public piano project

Jeanette Staley, a resident of Westminster who has been painting for more than 30 years and who has run an art center, studio, teaching gallery, and performance space in Hudson, Mass., will...

Green and Growing: A green-economy business cluster

Michael Knapp, CEO and partner at Green River Software in Brattleboro, says people move to southern Vermont to enjoy the area’s spectacular beauty. “We have no billboards on our highways. And...

River Gallery School of Art celebrates 40 years

Now celebrating 40 years, River Gallery School of Art has ground-floor studio space and invites the community in to pay a visit. The school has offered high-quality arts education since 1976....

Our view: Wind energy is not for Vermont

By Lynn Barrett, Vermont Arts & Living Editor Our small towns stand by a wonderful sense of community and trust. We depend on our neighbors. We come through for each other. Just think about how...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St., West Chesterfield, N.H. http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Thru-Oct 1: The Boys Next Door. Playwright Tom Griffin’s comedy-drama depicts life in a group...

At the 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: The Small Works Show, consisting of works 11 x 14 or...

Grafton Museum highlights Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail

Occasionally overlooked as part of Vermont’s history are the African Americans who made Vermont their home. Over the centuries, they have tilled the soil, owned businesses, held public office,...

Open Studios

38th Annual Putney Craft Tour, Top Ten Vermont Winter Event Various locations around Putney http://www.putneycrafts.com Nov 25-27: Spend Thanksgiving weekend at our craft, culinary, and stage event,...

Columbus Day

Honora Winery Grape Stomp Honora Winery, Jacksonville honoragrapestomp.com Oct 8: Bring the kids and enjoy the harvest feeling. Demonstrations and sales from local farmers, craft makers, artisans,...

Pumpkin Fests

32nd Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the Common http://www.townshenvermont.org OCT 15: The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, pumpkin decorating contest, Halloween costume...

Festivals

Brattleboro Bacon Fest Fairgrounds in Guilford http://www.facebook.com/brattleborobaconfest Sept 17: Enjoy all things bacon! There will be bacon beer, samples from many different vendors, Brattleboro...

Farmers’ markets

Saturdays Brattleboro Farmers’ Market Western Avenue (just west of Creamery Covered Bridge), Brattleboro 9a-2p, http://www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com Norwich Farmers’ Market Route 5 south in...

At the galleries

Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main St., Rutland http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org, 802 775-0356 Oct 1-Nov 6: Politics: Political Cartoons and College Art. Featuring historical political cartoons from Jon...

Music and theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St., West Chesterfield, N.H. http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Thru-Oct 1: The Boys Next Door. Playwright Tom Griffin’s comedy-drama depicts life in a group...

At the 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: The Small Works Show, consisting of works 11 x 14 or...

A Place at the Table: Bellows Falls’ Popolo Restaurant Feeds the Future

By Nicole Colson In the case of Popolo, it truly did take a village to open a restaurant. The neo-rustic Italian farm-to-table eatery in downtown Bellows Falls, named for the Italian word for...

Impeccable pedigree: Windham Antiques Center puts Bellows Falls on the map

By Katherine P. Cox It’s a classic story: visitors to Vermont stop in a small town or village and are smitten with its charm and beauty. Next thing you know, they’ve left their old life behind...

Mountains of art: Autumn hiking along the Long Trail and West River Trail

By Jen Williams Chasing along the spine of the Green Mountains, southern Vermont towns that were once primarily farming and ski communities are today some of the state’s most vital arts and...

Masterworks maker: Frances Alford’s lifetime of creativity

By Meg Brazill Seated in her sunny living room, Frances Holliday Alford asks lots of questions before talking about herself and her work. When she does, it’s clear that making art and the process...

Wine Observed: An Apple a Day

By Marty Ramsburg Eleanor Leger dropped by our shop, Windham Wines, with a bottle of the first vintage of Eden Ice Cider eight years ago. I took one sip and knew that we would be cheerleaders. Eden...

Spotlight: Southern Vermont Arts Center

Southern Vermont Arts Center 930 SVAC Dr., Manchester 802-362-1405 Tues-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12p-5p http://www.swac.org Under the leadership of Hadrien Redouin, the new Gallery Manager at the Southern...

‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ — local artist participates in Boston public piano project

Jeanette Staley, a resident of Westminster who has been painting for more than 30 years and who has run an art center, studio, teaching gallery, and performance space in Hudson, Mass., will...

Green and Growing: A green-economy business cluster

Michael Knapp, CEO and partner at Green River Software in Brattleboro, says people move to southern Vermont to enjoy the area’s spectacular beauty. “We have no billboards on our highways. And...

River Gallery School of Art celebrates 40 years

Now celebrating 40 years, River Gallery School of Art has ground-floor studio space and invites the community in to pay a visit. The school has offered high-quality arts education since 1976....

Our view: Wind energy is not for Vermont

By Lynn Barrett, Vermont Arts & Living Editor Our small towns stand by a wonderful sense of community and trust. We depend on our neighbors. We come through for each other. Just think about how...

Grafton Museum highlights Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail

Occasionally overlooked as part of Vermont’s history are the African Americans who made Vermont their home. Over the centuries, they have tilled the soil, owned businesses, held public office,...