'Private Lives' to open at Dorset Theatre Festival

DORSET — What can a 1930s era comedy of manners possibly have to tell an audience in the 21st century?Well, if you stop long enough at Dorset Theatre Festival to see the opening show of the …

Weston presents 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Weston Playhouse Theatre Company opened its 2019 summer season at its theatrical space at Walker Farm with "The Phantom Tollbooth."The musical adaptation by Sheldon Harnick and Arnold Black of the …
New York Times Bestsellers 1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: by Delia Owens. (Putnam)A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.2 CITY OF GIRLS: by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Riverhead)An 89-year-old Vivian Morris …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont Taconic Music: Summer chamber music festival's opening concert features Faure's Piano Quartet in C minor and Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, with guests Thomas Landschoot (cello), Jon …
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Raising the bar on gluten-free ARLINGTON — It took seven years, but Julz Irion accomplished her goal: she created the ideal gluten-free spatzle.Her husband, Marty Irion, is from Germany, and grew up with the original spatzle …
Blueberry Basil Spritz a smart, sophisticated refresher MANCHESTER — It's a song about small-town Texas, but the first lines of James McMurtry's "Talking at the Texaco" could be about rural Southern Vermont's nightlife scene, or lack thereof: "Well …
Pawlet woman returns to offer Shakespeare outdoors MANCHESTER — A new outdoor classical theater festival will launch this summer in Manchester.Katharine Maness is bringing Shakespeare in the Woods to the area for an Aug. 22 to Sept. 8 run at …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont Blues and Soul: Acclaimed blues musicians Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks perform Saturday as part of the Basement Music Series in a show rescheduled from February. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, …
Rupert artist's work is basis of stART Space's first solo show MANCHESTER — The stART Space art gallery is presenting its first solo show this month, featuring never-before seen works by Rupert artist Dona Mara. The show, titled "Reflections — The …

Magazine focuses on unheard voices

BRATTLEBORO — Using the current U.S. Census Bureau standards for what constitutes a "rural" area — 2,500 people or fewer — the town of Brattleboro, officially falls into the urban …

Building historical connections

BRATTLEBORO — It used to be known as "36 miles of trouble" — a short-lived rail line that suffered washouts, floods and accidents before the trains stopped running during the Great …

The healing power of friendship

NORTH BENNINGTON — Walking up the side of a hill, trampling over the cut grass on a trail, Kendra Coon said the horse named Ghost is one of her favorites. After a few more steps, she admitted …

The seeds of history

When I bake bread, I think about seeds — would poppy or sesame go well here as a topping? I contemplate whether the palmful of chia seeds I threw in my smoothie will be too crunchy, too gummy, …

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MANCHESTER — In the summer of 1964, while pursuing a degree in studio arts at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rupert artist Dona Mara gathered with a group of her creative high school … more
1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: by Delia Owens. (Putnam)A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.2 QUEEN BEE: by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow)A beekeeper's quiet life is … more
Dear Readers: As you may know, our region is blessed with a number of fantastic independent bookstores. What follows is the first in a regular series of staff reviews from those stores, from … more
BRATTLEBORO — When southerner Carson Stanley first decided to convert his landscaping trailer into an open-air kitchen of sorts at the Brattleboro Farmers Market, he had crepes in mind — … more
BENNINGTON — Chris Oldham admits he went a little loopy when he learned he was going to be a father. Oldham, the executive director of Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless, suddenly … more
1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: by Delia Owens. (Putnam)A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.2 THE 18TH ABDUCTION: by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)The 18th … more
Across rural Southern Vermont, where distance and weather can make it difficult for residents to follow town government and forge personal connections, a mix of technology, volunteer spirit and the … more
Andrew, the lead character of "How Not to Die Alone" by Richard Roper, has an unusual job with the local council: He searches the homes of people who have died alone to try and find any trace of … more
SHAFTSBURY — The idea came to Liz Capen while she was recuperating from a broken foot. A multimedia artist, she had lots of time to practice Zen doodling. Sometimes, she and her best friend and … more
WESTMINSTER WEST — David and Yesenia Major love sheep, and they love making cheese from the animal's milk.At this time of year, when Vermont's pastures are growing lusher, the Major Farm's 250 … more

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