Annette’s First Annual Community Pasta Dinner success

Annette’s First Annual Community Pasta Dinner success

Andrea Sambrook, Annette’s Preschool and The Clubhouse director/owner The First Annual Community Pasta Dinner held at Annette’s Preschool on Feb 20 was a great success. The Insider’s String Trio played as community members of all ages shared in a delicious meal, face painting and an exciting raffle of local restaurant gift certificates. A total of […]

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Wind Ridge Publishing photographer Nathanael Asaro introduces work

Staff report Nathanael Asaro, 24, of Burlington grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont hiking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, canoeing, camping, viewing wildlife and enjoying many other outdoor activities. He spent much of his time exploring Vermont landscapes. From mountain tops to waterfalls and bogs, he said he loves the diversity of environments Vermont […]

The Cold Song by Linn Ullman

The Cold Song by Linn Ullman

Book review by Gene Schinto Siri, her husband Jon and their young daughters spend their summers on the coast of Norway. The old house belongs to Siri’s difficult mother Jenny. Drifting into senility, the old woman has returned to her dependence on alcohol. Jon is a famous writer who is unable to write his next […]

Community-driven, family-friendly show to bring profound message

Community-driven, family-friendly show to bring profound message

Staff report Theatre Kavanah, Vermont’s only theatre company dedicated to Jewish-themed works, and In Tandem Arts, a Burlington-based social arts agency, present an original conception of Brundibár: A Musical Tale, slated to fill Burlington City Hall with music for two weekends in March. Utilizing the libretto by playwright Tony Kushner, the show will be an […]

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Beer in Vermont, important to the economy

Cameron Kovach, Vermont correspondent Vermont’s craft beer industry has experienced remarkable growth. In just five years, the number of breweries in the state has more than doubled. Today, we have more craft breweries per capita than any other state. It’s not just the quantity of breweries, though, that’s impressive. Vermont brewers have gained an international […]

Friendly fundraiser for local artist’s recovery

Friendly fundraiser for local artist’s recovery

Many Vermonters are familiar with Frog Hollow artist Stacie Mincher. Her quirky jewelry and unique designs have been a part of Frog Hollow for close to a decade. Mincher, often called “The Zipper Lady” by her friends and customers, is currently recovering from complications during a surgery she had in January. During surgery Mincher suffered […]

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

Review by Deborah Straw When you hate to put a book down to go on a day trip, when you don’t like leaving the characters behind, you know you’re into a good read. Such was my experience with the novel, The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan. As I left for the day without book in […]

Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Submitted by Joanne LaFreniere, Mater Christi School Mater Christi School held a special variety show for the students’ pastors and the Sisters of Mercy on Feb. 2 as part of its Catholic Schools Week celebrations. The entire student body was present for the show. There were 14 acts, including comedy routines, piano, violin and guitar […]

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Staff report Ivory Free Vermont, an all-volunteer organization working to outlaw the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn in Vermont, announced the completion of a ten-minute film about the threat of extinction that these two iconic species face. Made by local youth, Vermont Battles for Elephants casts a poignant and compelling spotlight on this […]

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Submitted by the Shelburne Historical Society Historian Howard Coffin delighted his full-house audience at Shelburne Town Hall on Monday evening as he presented his theory that Vermont’s soldiers were the best fighters on the Union side of the Civil War, and proved his theory with details, diagrams and stories from his years of research. Coffin, […]