Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien: Work/life balance and a beautiful silver pen

Tom O’Brien jokes that the reason he purchased The Wallet Pen from its founder, Burlington jeweler Timothy Grannis, was that he couldn’t keep a job. Self-deprecatory comments aside, O’Brien seems to have found a great work/life balance crafting small, sterling silver pens by hand in Charlotte. O’Brien used to own a commercial woodworking business in… Read More »

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 »

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