Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

Richard Alther: A Vermont Renaissance man

On a recent Tuesday evening, 42 people gathered at The Flying Pig bookstore in Shelburne village to listen to author Richard Alther read from his latest novel, “Roxie and Fred.” Fiction writing is the most recent career turn for this entrepreneur-painter-master-swimmer and part-time Ferrisburgh resident. Alther has deep roots in Vermont, thanks to a home… Read More »

Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

Tracy Stolese: Offering gifts with style

In 2008, Tracy Stolese took a leap of faith. She had spent the previous 13 years as sales manager for Hall Communications, which owns WIZN, the Buzz, and several other radio stations. “I was turning 40 and got the bug that I really wanted to try owning my own business,” she said. “Arabesque presented itself.”… Read More »

Jessica Scriver: Intersects art and science

Jessica Scriver: Intersects art and science

Jessica Scriver started her collegiate career studying art at Indiana University, but a combination of factors led her to believe that wasn’t a practical plan of action. She switched to biology, and after graduation she taught physics and chemistry at a boarding school in Connecticut, but art was never far from her mind. Scriver’s great-great-uncle… Read More »

Merrily Lovell: Serving the community she loves

Merrily Lovell:  Serving the community she loves

Merrily Lovell believes strongly that people should always have choices. In 2016, a Hinesburg Selectboard member ran unopposed, and in 2017, when it appeared that it would happen again, Lovell tried to persuade others to make it a competitive race. “Starting in September, I began asking people to run but everyone had valid reasons not… Read More »