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At the museums

Bennington Center for the Arts 44 Gypsy Lane, Bennington 10a–5p, Mon–Sun (Closed Mon) http://www.thebennington.org, 802 442-7158 Ongoing: Exhibitions by many of the country’s most prestigious...

At the galleries

Arts Council of Windham County 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro All events start at 6p. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.acwc.us ACWC is an organization of artists for artists. Board...

Music & Theater

Brattleboro Music Center 38 Walnut St., Brattleboro http://www.bmcvt.org, 802 257-4523 Jan 20–21: BMC Concert Choir Presents Jenkins’ “Requiem” and Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” 7:30p. Jan...

Maple Fests

Shearer Hill Farm Maple Festival Shearer Hill Farm, Wilmington http://www.Shearerhillfarm.com March–early April If you haven’t experienced maple sugaring first hand, you can do so at Shearer...

Winter carnivals

Bennington Winterfest Various locations in North Bennington http://www.bennington.com Jan 27 The Village of North Bennington is thrilled to announce its Annual Winterfest and Penguin Plunge. Start...

Special events

Harris Hill Ski Jump Cedar Street, Brattleboro http://www.harrishillskijump.com, 802 254-4565 Feb. 17–18 Ski jumping returns to Harris Hill with an international field of jumpers. Boasting the only...

Winter Farmers’ Markets

Bennington Bennington Winter Farmers’ Market First and third Saturday, 10a–1p First Baptist Church on East Main http://www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org Brattleboro Brattleboro Winter Farmers’...

State of the Arts: What’s the future for the arts in Southern Vermont?

By Joyce Marcel Vermont, once famous for its cows, is now becoming famous for its culture. How big can a rural art economy get? Having taken a big hit in 2008, Southern Vermont’s arts organizations...

2008-2017: SO Vermont Arts & Living anniversary retrospective

In each issue of SO Vermont Arts & Living, we cover gallery openings, festivals, people, entrepreneurs — all the things that encompass the Southern Vermont lifestyle. The timeline is a just a...

Latchis Theatre to celebrate its 80th

By Steve Noble Resilience is the operative word to describe the Latchis Hotel and Theatre, Brattleboro’s downtown Art Deco gem, which celebrates its 80th birthday in September 2018. The four...

Valley Cares senior housing celebrates 10 years

By Elayne Clift He’s energetic, gallant, and wickedly funny. He still has an eye for the ladies, writes stories and letters to the editor on a typewriter, bakes banana bread, and up until a year...

Inspired journeys: Making the most of Southern Vermont arts towns

  By Anita Rafael True confession: That familiar dark brown delivery truck stops at my house at least once a week due to my lazy routine of shopping by iPhone—so much so that I am on a cordial...

Weddings in Southern Vermont: Your special day, our special place

Couples come from near and far to exchange their vows in Vermont. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, Southern Vermont naturally inspires romance. Whether you prefer cozy country inns,...

Top food trends now in Southern Vermont

By Nicole Colson Cuisine trends are always a hot topic, but social media, which emerged in full force over the past decade, has revolutionized the way we view the food we eat. Facebook, Instagram,...

A toast: Popping the cork on a keeper

By Marty Ramsburg Happy 10th anniversary to SO Vermont Arts & Living. That the issue is centered on anniversaries makes writing about sparkling wine a natural choice. Sparkling wine has been...

One great little magazine — that’s what they tell us!

When you flip through [SO Vermont Arts & Living], you just sit back in awe while realizing the sheer amount of things related to the arts going on in the Southern half of the state that you were...

Talk of the Arts: Why we’re ‘Vermont strong’

We are a small state and we deal with each other one on one. The scale is more manageable. We know each other personally, and that makes a difference. By Carolyn Partridge There’s something...

How to walk into an art gallery

Yes—many people absolutely cannot do it! Perhaps they’re too shy, or maybe they feel inadequately conversant about art in general to go to a gallery or an exhibition opening. Good news: browsing...