Yes, they're all sour — and that's pretty sweet: Hermit Thrush pursues tart, smart brews

BRATTLEBORO — Terroir. It's a French word usually associated with winemaking, describing the completely natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the …

Dorset Players romp with 'Shakespeare (Abridged)' DORSET — A playwright who's been dead for 404 years. Three actors. Thirty-seven plays. And here's the catch: two hours or less to bang 'em all out. Pfffft! No problem. So thinks director …
Dorset Players bringing On Golden Pond to the stage DORSET — The Dorset Players will bring Ernest Thompson's warm and witty comedy-drama, "On Golden Pond," to the Dorset stage for two weekends beginning March 6. The play tells the story of …
Open Book with Meg Little Reilly, author of 'The Misfortunes of Family' For her third novel, "The Misfortunes of Family," author Meg Little Reilly didn't have to look far to find the perfect setting for a family reunion. "I grew up in Brattleboro, Vt. — not far …
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Restored from the ground up: 35 years ago, a vital piece of Manchester's history and economy was brought back to life MANCHESTER — Decades after the Equinox House saw visits from Mary Todd Lincoln, her two sons and American presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, William Howard Taft and Theodore …
Documenting a vanishing landscape: Vt. photographer returns to town where he found inspiration for solo show MANCHESTER — Ask any artist: Whether they use paintbrushes or a camera, the written word or a musical instrument, inspiration can be waiting around any corner. For photographer Jim …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, Feb. 15 Author conversation: Mystery author Simone St. James discusses her new book, "The Sun Down Motel." with Vermont author Jennifer McMahon ("The Invited") at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 …
50 summers, 88 keys and thousands of students BENNINGTON — It was four weeks into the summer of 1969 when Rein and Rosamond van der Linde looked out from their house and saw their daughter Polly playing outside with her friends. The decade …
Dr. Fox is cosmopolitan, urbane and a Vermont country doctor through and through LONDONDERRY — Dr. Roger Fox, given the season, could pass for Santa Claus in a heartbeat.With his snowy white hair, full mustache and twinkly eyes behind round tortoiseshell glasses, only his …

Drawing the curtain on a nearly half-century career: Kramsky marking departure with one last BUHS musical

BRATTLEBORO — President-elect Jimmy Carter was preparing for his 1977 inauguration when Brattleboro Union High School drama director Robert Kramsky stumbled into the opening challenge of his …

Her voice is her instrument: Bennington native Katherine Beck an opera star on the rise

An operatic singer and Bennington native, Katherine Beck is, by her own admission, incredibly lucky. At a young age, she was introduced to classical music in her hometown. While attending The …

Michael F. Epstein | BookMarks: An owner's manual for your body

For all of you who considered becoming a doctor but, for one reason or another, didn't get to the four years of pre-med courses, four years of medical school, and three to six years of resident and …

Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, Feb. 8

John Gorka: Acclaimed contemporary folk singer/songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Admission $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets, more: …

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Dinner to die for: The Mount Anthony Union Drama Club presents "Cafe Murder," a murder mystery dinner production, at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7-8 at the Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, … more
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