Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Dragonheart Vermont takes on the world at championship competition

Three Shelburne residents are in Welland, Ontario, getting ready to compete in the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championship. Kim Dittus, Linda Retchin and Tag Carpenter are three of the sixteen members of Dragonheart Vermont who will be representing the United States against teams from 25 other countries. Breast cancer survivor Dittus is an oncologist… Read More »

Vermont poet wins coveted Pushcart Prize

Vermont poet wins coveted Pushcart Prize

Poet Daniel Lusk has been awarded a 2015 Pushcart Prize for his genre-bending short essay “Bomb,” which appeared in the literary journal New Letters. The Pushcart Prize is an international award, chosen from among works nominated by editors of more than 3,000 literary magazines as the best works they have published in the preceding year.… Read More »

Farm to Ballet at Philo Ridge Farm: A benefit for the Vermont Land Trust

Farm to Ballet at Philo Ridge Farm: A benefit for the Vermont Land Trust

The Farm to Ballet Project is a dance project intended to celebrate Vermont’s farming culture while expanding classical ballet’s audience. Philo Ridge Farm, a diversified farm in Charlotte, is excited to host the Farm to Ballet production on Aug. 15. in a celebration of food, farms and the arts. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Vermont… Read More »

Local performers to partake in Festival of Fools shenanigans this weekend

Local performers to partake in Festival of Fools shenanigans this weekend

Vermonter’s thirst for comedy and music can be quenched this weekend during the 8th Annual Festival of Fools, in Burlington. This years’ entertainment lineup will serve up enough great music, eye-popping visuals, and side- splitting laughter to guarantee a fun-filled weekend for festivalgoers of all ages. An internationally acclaimed cast from the world of circus,… Read More »

Where the local food thrives

Where the local food thrives

By Laurie Caswell Burke Freshly picked carrots, plump blueberries, and crisp red lettuce just taste better. Vermont’s vibrant working agricultural landscape continues to thrive. Summer begins the long awaited time of year to enjoy an abundance of local, fresh produce. Whether you have a garden plot, participate in a CSA, visit the farmer’s market, or… Read More »

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Cheers to the art of whiskey crafting

Maple Rum and Rye Whiskey shimmered in clear glass bottles in the morning sun as Nicole LeBlond of Shelburne handed out samples from her Mad River Distillers booth at Shelburne Farmers Market Saturday. Bill Harrison of South Burlington was there with his son Ben, 11, who was a little young to sample the products, but… Read More »

Residents bring Stowe Theatre Guild’s production of “Company” to the stage

Residents bring Stowe Theatre Guild’s production of “Company” to the stage

Stowe Theatre Guild opens its 21st season in the historic Town Hall Theatre with “Company,” the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical comedy. The show opens Thursday, June 18, at 8pm at the theater on the second floor of the Akeley Soldiers Memorial Building, 67 Main St. The original 1971 production won six Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Music, and Best Original… Read More »

Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater shows “Tosca’s Kiss”

Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater shows “Tosca’s Kiss”

Town Hall Theater will show the hilarious documentary “Tosca’s Kiss” on Friday, June 19 at 7pm. Meet the inhabitants of the “Casa di Riposa” in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. This documentary film has developed an underground cult following over the years and… Read More »

Vermont Quilt Festival celebrates color and creativity June 26-28

Vermont Quilt Festival celebrates color and creativity June 26-28

The 39th annual Vermont Quilt Festival returns to the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, on Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. New England’s largest and oldest quilt event continues to inspire visitors with eye-popping color, design, and intricate craftsmanship in the hundreds of quilts on display. Thousands of quilt enthusiasts from around the… Read More »