Exploring native waters: By kayak, Jersey transplants get lay of land

BRATTLEBORO — When I relocated to Vermont from New Jersey last year, I was told it would take some time and experience — several winters, a few farmers markets, maybe a Subaru purchase or …

A golden opportunity for young skiers STRATTON — On February 21, 2018, while most people in the Eastern United States were sleeping, Jessie Diggins was making history — for the U.S. Nordic ski team, and for a little prep …
Bringing Shakespeare to the New England woods MANCHESTER — When Katharine Maness came home to the serenity of her beloved Pawlet from years away in the bright lights of New York City's theater industry, the Vermont landscape gave her a …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 17 Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare In The Woods kicks off its season with one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Hunter Park at Northshire Civic Center, Route 7A, …
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Dead of Summer Festival 'jam' packed with music WEST DOVER — Grateful Dead-influenced musicians from all over the Northeast are getting together to celebrate the season. The Dead of Summer Music Festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday …
Photos from Farm Work Project on exhibit PUTNEY — The Putney Public Library invites the public to view photographs by Brent Seabrook in a special exhibit that runs Aug. 1 through Sept. 28.The focus of the exhibition is farm work, farm …
Register for Rock Voices community choir BRATTLEBORO — Registration is now open for the fall season of Rock Voices, a community choir that only sings rock music.Brattleboro Rock Voices meets Monday nights, with the first rehearsal on …
Book review: Book digs up unsolved murders If you're from New England, you most likely know the children's rhyme about Lizzie Borden and the infamous double murder to which she's connected. But do you know the facts about this unsolved cold …
Archer Mayor's newest book marks a milestone VERMONT — "Bomber's Moon," coming out Sept. 24, marks New York Times Best Selling Author Archer Mayor's 30th novel in the highly acclaimed Vermont-based Joe Gunther mystery series.Detective Joe …

Bookmarks: Two surreal novels for summer reading

Somewhere near the middle of Howard Norman's new novel, "The Ghost Clause" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), protagonist Simon Inescourt recalls a writer's conference where, as a first-time …

When fighting pests, don't just go organic — go natural

A storm shower passes overhead early in the afternoon. The hummingbird's sensibility sends it to wait in the pine's branches until the deluge subsides, and half a dozen bees in the grass quit their …

Jazz Soiree hosting Bob Stabach 4tet

GUILFORD — On Monday, August 26, Wendy Redlinger's Jazz Soiree will host the Bob Stabach 4tet with Eugene Uman, piano, artistic director of the Vermont Jazz Center; George Kaye, bass, with a …

Find your inner muse

SAXTONS RIVER — Main Street Arts will offer a workshop on Finding The Inner Muse, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24., and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.Heather Geoffrey, managing …

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PUTNEY — Gordon Jones, a Putney School faculty member, is offering a study of Shakespeare's final plays this fall at the Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. The group will meet on Mondays at … more
BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Women's Chorus will begin its fall session the first week of September, and any woman or girl age 10 or older is welcome to join.The theme for the session will be … more
BENNINGTON — Gary Hewson doesn't put on the purple and green of the Southern Vermont Storm for the money. In fact, he and his teammates all chip in to play for the semi-professional football … more
Manchester Music FestivalOrchestral concert at 7:30 p.m Saturday led by conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn features Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" (Emily Daggett Smith, violin), Rachmaninoff's … more
For a long time, there has been a bench swing in the periphery of my life. I'm cloudy on when it first appeared, but I associate it with many a visit to my parents' house. When my boys were babies, … more
"On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel" by Ocean VuongThis is one beautiful book -- transcendent and painful with a poet's prose. Vuong, as reviewers have said, creates a new kind of immigrant … more
MANCHESTER — A year into existence, the Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival is like a family retreat for the artists who gather for four days of string music, dancing and fun. Many of … more
BENNINGTON — For Jenny Dewar, all roads have led to Pownal. And she's traveled many roads. The community volunteer and short-term vacation rental business owner grew up in New York City to … more
WEST DOVER — The Good Ones will be playing for a good cause this weekend. The band — featuring Priscilla Babchak on vocals, JB Barney on guitar, Bongo Billy on drums and Doug Colosky on … more
TOWNSHEND — Leland and Gray Players' Summer Performing Arts Exploration 2019 (SPAE) will present a culminating performance Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, in L&G's Dutton Gymnasium, … more

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