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A future for working lands: Theory and practice come together at Smokey House Center

DANBY — An intersection of climate change, land management, rural living and educational opportunity can be found at Smokey House Center.Most of the 5,000 acres under its management are …

Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, Nov. 16 Taconic Music: Strings for Kids students present fall recital at Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St, Manchester Center, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.Daniel Shays: Archeolologist …
Vermont on two wheels: Pownal man explores the Green Mountain State by bicycle I took my first bikepacking trip in 1988. My partner girlfriend at the time and I boarded an Amtrak train in Albany, N.Y., with our mountain bikes in boxes and our panniers packed with sweaters and …
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I often find comfort and pleasure in reading my favorite poets — Donald Hall, Herbert Morris, Maxine Kumin and Stanley Kunitz. I am also drawn to exploring the work of poets new to me. My usual … more
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DORSET — Long Trail School drama teacher Anna Bean's students love the musical "Hamilton." But since the acclaimed show's production rights are not yet obtainable, she found what might be the … more
MANCHESTER — A reception and gallery talk for "Where the Sun Casts No Shadow: Postcards from the Creative Crossroads of Quito, Ecuador," an exhibit on display at Southern Vermont Arts Center … more
BRATTLEBORO — The 2019 freshman class of southern Vermont lawmakers arrived at the Statehouse last January facing a crash course in everything from finding an apartment in a new city to … more
PUTNEY — Sofia Rei, whose music transcends boundaries including classical, jazz, folk, and Latin, calls herself "a frog from another pond.""This is a saying in Spanish that you would use when … more
Rusty DeWees: Vermont actor returns with an evening of traditional entertainment and iconic Vermont humor to Jamaica Town Hall on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available in Jamaica at D&K's … more
After a nine-year break, Kate Atkinson's offbeat private investigator, Jackson Brodie, returns for a fifth outing in "Big Sky," an intricate novel involving secrets, lies, infidelity and human … more
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the election of our first Black president. In recognition of that, and to lift the spirits, we are recommending some titles for those who miss the humor, … more
GRAFTON — In his new book "Grafton's Medical Men," author Tom Fontaine takes young readers on an imaginative field trip across the battlefields of the Civil War, to the canvas medical tents and … more

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