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The craft beer explosion in Southern Vermont

By Troy Shaheen It’s no secret that Vermont is a beer mecca. The Boston Globe recently ran a winter feature on the epic journeys that beer aficionados undergo to get their hands on Heady Topper...

In These Shoes? Modish mamas and their sense of cool

By Erica Ludlow Bowman Few people look to Vermont as a pinnacle of fashion. Fewer yet consider the rubber boot to be a necessary accessory. That is not to say Vermonters don’t have style. We do....

Wine Observed: Supporting local producers globally

By Marty Ramsburg One of the beautiful things about living in Vermont is its scale. With 625,000 residents, we are often only one-degree of separation away from knowing each other. While I have not...

Talk of the Arts: Arts Council refocuses importance of arts in education

By Katherine P. Cox Fearing a loss of focus on the arts in education, the Vermont Arts Council has set out to redirect attention on the important role the arts play in education. Ben Doyle, Arts...

New and Notable: From marmalade to wet paint

NEW GALLERY ON DEPOT STREET Dorset resident Lisa Helmholz-Adams, known by many for her passion for the arts and the artists she represented at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester where she was...

Grafton sanctuary returns to its former glory

In 2010, the Grafton Church council determined that the outside of the Grafton Congregational church should be repainted. While the outside needed painting for maintenance reasons, the inside...

Deep Background: For Westminster Artist David Stern, a plain painted wall just won’t do

By Arlene Distler The well-worn view is that people come to Vermont to learn how to slow down, leave city or corporate life for the more mellow gifts of gardening, gentleman-farming or getting into...

Bottom Line: The pivotal role of the arts in the Southern Vermont economy

By Tricia N. Hayes Laugh, cry, learn, and see anew. For decades, the arts have added definition and inspiration to the Southern Vermont landscape. Landscapes, still-life paintings, and abstract...

Workshops, Classes & Artist Residencies

ArtisTree Community Art Center 1206 Rt 12, Woodstock artistreevt.org, 802 457-3500 Ongoing: Our community arts center provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of...

Summer Picks

Vermont Fiddlehead Festival: May 23-24 Downtown Wilmington, VT This year our festival will be bigger and better.  Taste the harbinger of spring, the Fiddlehead Fern.  Live music, craft fair and...

Food Festivals

Grafton Food Festival: July 11 The 3rd annual Grafton Food Festival will feature celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito, vendor tastings, farmers’ market, cooking demonstrations, lodging packages,...

Music & Theater

Summer Music Festivals Grafton Music Festival Grafton in the White Church graftonmusicfestival.com Sat, July 11: The Grafton Music Festival will present A Far Cry, the Grammy-nominated chamber...

Garden Events

Hildene 1005 Hildene Rd Manchester http://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...

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...

Open Studio Tours

State Open Studio Tour: May 23-24 Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at...

At the Galleries

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery At Keene State College, Keene, NH keene.edu/tsag, 603 358-2720 Thru May 9: The Keene State College Art Department presents works by graduating art majors. Ongoing:...

Workshops, Classes & Artist Residencies

ArtisTree Community Art Center 1206 Rt 12, Woodstock artistreevt.org, 802 457-3500 Ongoing: Our community arts center provides the opportunity for a joyful, meaningful, and satisfying experience of...

Summer Picks

Vermont Fiddlehead Festival: May 23-24 Downtown Wilmington, VT This year our festival will be bigger and better.  Taste the harbinger of spring, the Fiddlehead Fern.  Live music, craft fair and...

Food Festivals

Grafton Food Festival: July 11 The 3rd annual Grafton Food Festival will feature celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito, vendor tastings, farmers’ market, cooking demonstrations, lodging packages,...

Music & Theater

Summer Music Festivals Grafton Music Festival Grafton in the White Church graftonmusicfestival.com Sat, July 11: The Grafton Music Festival will present A Far Cry, the Grammy-nominated chamber...

Garden Events

Hildene 1005 Hildene Rd Manchester http://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...

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...

Open Studio Tours

State Open Studio Tour: May 23-24 Most Vermont craftspeople work in studios located in or close to their residences. These are places of production and inspiration located in downtowns as well as at...

At the Galleries

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery At Keene State College, Keene, NH keene.edu/tsag, 603 358-2720 Thru May 9: The Keene State College Art Department presents works by graduating art majors. Ongoing:...

The craft beer explosion in Southern Vermont

By Troy Shaheen It’s no secret that Vermont is a beer mecca. The Boston Globe recently ran a winter feature on the epic journeys that beer aficionados undergo to get their hands on Heady Topper...

In These Shoes? Modish mamas and their sense of cool

By Erica Ludlow Bowman Few people look to Vermont as a pinnacle of fashion. Fewer yet consider the rubber boot to be a necessary accessory. That is not to say Vermonters don’t have style. We do....

Talk of the Arts: Arts Council refocuses importance of arts in education

By Katherine P. Cox Fearing a loss of focus on the arts in education, the Vermont Arts Council has set out to redirect attention on the important role the arts play in education. Ben Doyle, Arts...

New and Notable: From marmalade to wet paint

NEW GALLERY ON DEPOT STREET Dorset resident Lisa Helmholz-Adams, known by many for her passion for the arts and the artists she represented at Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Manchester where she was...

Grafton sanctuary returns to its former glory

In 2010, the Grafton Church council determined that the outside of the Grafton Congregational church should be repainted. While the outside needed painting for maintenance reasons, the inside...

Deep Background: For Westminster Artist David Stern, a plain painted wall just won’t do

By Arlene Distler The well-worn view is that people come to Vermont to learn how to slow down, leave city or corporate life for the more mellow gifts of gardening, gentleman-farming or getting into...

Bottom Line: The pivotal role of the arts in the Southern Vermont economy

By Tricia N. Hayes Laugh, cry, learn, and see anew. For decades, the arts have added definition and inspiration to the Southern Vermont landscape. Landscapes, still-life paintings, and abstract...

The craft beer explosion in Southern Vermont

By Troy Shaheen It’s no secret that Vermont is a beer mecca. The Boston Globe recently ran a winter feature on the epic journeys that beer aficionados undergo to get their hands on Heady Topper...

Wine Observed: Supporting local producers globally

By Marty Ramsburg One of the beautiful things about living in Vermont is its scale. With 625,000 residents, we are often only one-degree of separation away from knowing each other. While I have not...

Food Festivals

Grafton Food Festival: July 11 The 3rd annual Grafton Food Festival will feature celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito, vendor tastings, farmers’ market, cooking demonstrations, lodging packages,...

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...