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Food town: Brattleboro’s burgeoning culinary creativity

By Joyce Marcel While Brattleboro was priding itself on being an arts town, was it secretly turning into a food town? Or maybe, one simply follows the other and it’s not such a secret after...

Northern Stage: Self-sustaining regional theater in White River Junction

By Katherine P. Cox It was a good run – 18 years – at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, but it was time for Northern Stage to move on, said Eric Bunge, managing director of the...

Springfield retools: A mill town looks to the past to create its future

By Lynn Barrett The story of Springfield, Vermont might echo the tales of many rust-belt towns across the country which are facing changing times. Mention Springfield, and someone will immediately...

Mitchell-Giddings: Matching artist with collector

By Arlene Distler Celebrating its first year anniversary, Mitchell-Giddings Fine Art is a sleek and airy gallery in Brattleboro, designed with plenty of wall and floor space to show the kind of...

Wilburton Inn: Family, theater, creativity and glitz

By Joyce Marcel Here’s a description of Manchester’s Wilburton Inn from Country Life magazine in October of 1933: “Splendidly constructed of tapestry brick, (it) crowns a steep, picturesque...

Scroll up: Terry Hauptman’s dancing, vibrant drawings

By Arlene Distler This is Terry Hauptman’s moment. One of her works on paper, from the group of large drawings in ink and acrylics she calls “scrolls,” will be part of a group show at the...

Talk of the Arts: Bennington Museum engineers “creative collisions”

By Robert Wolterstorff A museum can’t just be about old art by dead artists—it’s got to be about the present, and inspire the future. That conviction has been driving all the recent changes at...

Planning to win: Regional business competition highlights entrepreneurs

Congratulations to the winners of the Strolling of the Heifers and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Business Planning Competition. A total of $64,000 in prize funds were given out:...

Art for the Heart: A cardiologist’s gallery

By Kevin O’Connor Dr. Mark Burke, a board member of the Vermont Arts Council, has seen his share of unusual galleries, be it in basements, warehouses or garages. But that’s not what inspired the...

118 Elliot: A stylish new arts and education venue

Once home to the storied Lawrence Water Cure and more recently an abandoned laundromat, the building now known as 118 Elliot is now a stylish new arts and education venue breathing life to a...

Headaches from wine? It’s not the sulfites

By Marty Ramsburg At least once a week, someone comes into the shop asking for sulfite-free wine because, he or she says, sulfites give him or her headaches. Because we are asked so frequently, we...

Farmers’ Markets

For more information about Farmers’ Markets in Southern Vermont, including a full schedule of market days/hours, visit nofavt.org. Most Farmers’ Markets in Vermont close by the end of...

Pumpkin festivals

31st Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the common townshenvermont.org Oct 17 • The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus Pumpkin Decorating contest, Halloween Costume...

Open studio tours, craft fairs, antiques shows

Chester Vermont Fall Festival on the Green Chester, on the green http://www.chesterfallfestival.org Sept 19-20, 10a-4p • At the peak of Vermont’s preeminent fall foliage, the charm and elegance...

Music & Theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St, West Chesterfield, NH http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Sept 10-Oct 3: The Seafarer. In Conor McPherson’s recent Broadway hit, it’s a dark and stormy...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Dec 20: Impressions of New England. Annual exhibition...

Fall Highlights

Brattleboro Film Festival The Brattleboro Film Festival, a 10-day event that draws moviegoers from four New England states to the historic art-deco, newly renovated Latchis Theatre in downtown...

Gallery openings

Ann Coleman Gallery 7 North Main St, Wilmington, 10a-5p daily http://www.artistanncoleman.com, 802 378-7090 Thru October: Ann Coleman’s watercolors inspired by nature and the outdoors of New...

Festivals

Market Madness Street Fair Downtown Springfield http://www.springfieldonthemove.net Sept 5 • Maybe an old fashioned Street Fair is just what’s needed to celebrate and honor the close of a...

Columbus Day Weekend

Empty Bowls Landmark College, Putney http://www.brattleboroclayworks.com Oct 10, 5p and 6:30p • When Vermonters go hungry, their neighbors take action. That’s why for the eleventh year,...

Farmers’ Markets

For more information about Farmers’ Markets in Southern Vermont, including a full schedule of market days/hours, visit nofavt.org. Most Farmers’ Markets in Vermont close by the end of...

Pumpkin festivals

31st Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the common townshenvermont.org Oct 17 • The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus Pumpkin Decorating contest, Halloween Costume...

Open studio tours, craft fairs, antiques shows

Chester Vermont Fall Festival on the Green Chester, on the green http://www.chesterfallfestival.org Sept 19-20, 10a-4p • At the peak of Vermont’s preeminent fall foliage, the charm and elegance...

Music & Theater

Actors Theatre Playhouse Main St, West Chesterfield, NH http://www.atplayhouse.org, 877 666-1855 Sept 10-Oct 3: The Seafarer. In Conor McPherson’s recent Broadway hit, it’s a dark and stormy...

At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a to 5p, Mon-Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Thru Dec 20: Impressions of New England. Annual exhibition...

Fall Highlights

Brattleboro Film Festival The Brattleboro Film Festival, a 10-day event that draws moviegoers from four New England states to the historic art-deco, newly renovated Latchis Theatre in downtown...

Gallery openings

Ann Coleman Gallery 7 North Main St, Wilmington, 10a-5p daily http://www.artistanncoleman.com, 802 378-7090 Thru October: Ann Coleman’s watercolors inspired by nature and the outdoors of New...

Festivals

Market Madness Street Fair Downtown Springfield http://www.springfieldonthemove.net Sept 5 • Maybe an old fashioned Street Fair is just what’s needed to celebrate and honor the close of a...

Columbus Day Weekend

Empty Bowls Landmark College, Putney http://www.brattleboroclayworks.com Oct 10, 5p and 6:30p • When Vermonters go hungry, their neighbors take action. That’s why for the eleventh year,...

Food town: Brattleboro’s burgeoning culinary creativity

By Joyce Marcel While Brattleboro was priding itself on being an arts town, was it secretly turning into a food town? Or maybe, one simply follows the other and it’s not such a secret after...

Northern Stage: Self-sustaining regional theater in White River Junction

By Katherine P. Cox It was a good run – 18 years – at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, but it was time for Northern Stage to move on, said Eric Bunge, managing director of the...

Springfield retools: A mill town looks to the past to create its future

By Lynn Barrett The story of Springfield, Vermont might echo the tales of many rust-belt towns across the country which are facing changing times. Mention Springfield, and someone will immediately...

Mitchell-Giddings: Matching artist with collector

By Arlene Distler Celebrating its first year anniversary, Mitchell-Giddings Fine Art is a sleek and airy gallery in Brattleboro, designed with plenty of wall and floor space to show the kind of...

Wilburton Inn: Family, theater, creativity and glitz

By Joyce Marcel Here’s a description of Manchester’s Wilburton Inn from Country Life magazine in October of 1933: “Splendidly constructed of tapestry brick, (it) crowns a steep, picturesque...

Scroll up: Terry Hauptman’s dancing, vibrant drawings

By Arlene Distler This is Terry Hauptman’s moment. One of her works on paper, from the group of large drawings in ink and acrylics she calls “scrolls,” will be part of a group show at the...

Talk of the Arts: Bennington Museum engineers “creative collisions”

By Robert Wolterstorff A museum can’t just be about old art by dead artists—it’s got to be about the present, and inspire the future. That conviction has been driving all the recent changes at...

Planning to win: Regional business competition highlights entrepreneurs

Congratulations to the winners of the Strolling of the Heifers and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Business Planning Competition. A total of $64,000 in prize funds were given out:...

Art for the Heart: A cardiologist’s gallery

By Kevin O’Connor Dr. Mark Burke, a board member of the Vermont Arts Council, has seen his share of unusual galleries, be it in basements, warehouses or garages. But that’s not what inspired the...

118 Elliot: A stylish new arts and education venue

Once home to the storied Lawrence Water Cure and more recently an abandoned laundromat, the building now known as 118 Elliot is now a stylish new arts and education venue breathing life to a...

Food town: Brattleboro’s burgeoning culinary creativity

By Joyce Marcel While Brattleboro was priding itself on being an arts town, was it secretly turning into a food town? Or maybe, one simply follows the other and it’s not such a secret after...

Headaches from wine? It’s not the sulfites

By Marty Ramsburg At least once a week, someone comes into the shop asking for sulfite-free wine because, he or she says, sulfites give him or her headaches. Because we are asked so frequently, we...

Farmers’ Markets

For more information about Farmers’ Markets in Southern Vermont, including a full schedule of market days/hours, visit nofavt.org. Most Farmers’ Markets in Vermont close by the end of...

Pumpkin festivals

31st Townshend Pumpkin Festival Townshend, on the common townshenvermont.org Oct 17 • The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus Pumpkin Decorating contest, Halloween Costume...