Wind Ridge Books holds book launch at Arts Riot

Wind Ridge Books of Vermont will host a book launch party for Irish poet Angela Patten’s third poetry collection “In Praise of Usefulness” and Daniel Lusk’s poetic memoir “Girls I Never Married” on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6:30-8pm at Arts Riot in Burlington. Literary enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet the authors, purchase a… Read More »

Jamie Lee Thurston performs Oct. 24 benefit concert for PCAV

Jamie Lee Thurston performs Oct. 24 benefit concert for PCAV

Jamie Lee Thurston will perform at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland on Friday, Oct. 24 at 8pm. The concert benefits Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PVAC), a nonprofit that seeks to end child abuse through parental education, support, and public awareness. Thurston, born in Montpelier and raised in Waterbury, has specifically chosen to benefit this organization… Read More »

Mini Maker Faire draws 1,500 to Shelburne Farms

Mini Maker Faire draws 1,500 to Shelburne Farms

Over 1,500 people attended the Champlain Mini Maker Faire Oct. 4 and 5 at Shelburne Farms to visit over 90 Maker displays, workshops, presentations, and performances. Robots for Kids Too were the winners of the first ever ChampBot Challenge and $2,500. They were one of seven teams that created homemade “ChampBots” to navigate a series… Read More »

CVU stages fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress”

CVU stages fall musical “Once Upon a Mattress”

This year, Champlain Valley Union Theatre is staging “Once Upon a Mattress,” a twisted version of the classic tale “The Princess and the Pea.” This comedic performance is one you won’t want to miss. Shelburne residents Anna Cataldo, Katie Garra, Jesse Garra , Ellery Harkness, Weller Henderson, Bridget Kerr, Cole Marino, Brooke Merchant, Nathaniel Mick,… Read More »

Inspirational workshops for Vermont heritage organizations on Halloween

Inspirational workshops for Vermont heritage organizations on Halloween

Halloween will find local historical society and museum professionals at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. The Vermont Historical Society (VHS) is hosting the Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums on Friday, Oct. 31, at 9am. Linda Norris, co-author of “Creativity in Museum Practice,” is the keynote speaker. This year’s conference,… Read More »

Locals take stage in “Wait until Dark” Shelburne Players fall production

Locals take stage in “Wait until Dark” Shelburne Players fall production

Shelburne residents (from left) Adam Huff, Dan Cimaglio, Amy Riley, G. Richard Ames, and Briege Riley rehearse their lines in the Shelburne Players fall production “Wait Until Dark.” The Frederick Knott thriller about a blind woman’s encounter with drug smugglers who’ve invaded her home will be presented at Shelburne Town Center on Nov. 14, 15, 16, 20, 21… Read More »

Shelburne women add to tradition of quilting at annual exhibit: Vermont Quilt Show returns Oct. 18-19

Shelburne women add to tradition of quilting at annual exhibit:  Vermont Quilt Show returns Oct. 18-19

Three local quilters, Joanne (“Jo”) Guillemette, Hope Johnson, and Ruth Whitaker will show their quilts at the 32nd Annual Champlain Valley Quilters Guild Vermont Quilt Show at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Oct. 18-19. All three participants are active members of the guild and each have a unique approach and experience to quilt… Read More »

Rising Vermont opera stars return for gala concert: Oct. 19 Performance features Shelburne native

Rising Vermont opera stars return for gala concert: Oct. 19 Performance features Shelburne native

Vermont natives Christopher Colmenero, tenor, and Geoffrey Penar, baritone, will appear in concert on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4pm at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington as part of The Singer’s Art Concert Series, presented by Bill Reed Voice Studio. The recital will include art songs, arias and duets by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Ravel,… Read More »

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