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RUPERT — Looking out from the back deck of the Frank Hatch sap house at the Merck Forest & Farmland Center, the view alone is almost enough to justify a visit to the 3,200 acre nature …

The ant and the hummingbird: A sugary-sweet tale of persistence I do believe that an ant's favorite holiday must be Labor Day. As eusocial creatures whose every activity requires block party-level involvement, ants eagerly bustle through their days as causative …
Apples, flour, butter, and lots of practice BENNINGTON — Launched in 2018 as a culinary addition to the Bennington Battle Day weekend calendar, the Battle of the Pies is an open invitation to bakers to put their apple pie-making skills …
Long strange trip: Weird road names of Southern Vermont A few years ago, during a Manchester Select Board meeting, it was asked whether the town might ever consider paving a number of its unpaved streets, including Muddy Lane, which runs from Main Street …
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Plenty more on the menu: More diners in Southern Vermont After reading about two of Southern Vermont's best-loved diners, we bet you're hungry. If you've got a hankering for pancakes, a cheeseburger or the meatloaf with mushroom gravy, or maybe just a …
Review: A completely fine debut novel faces loneliness When we first meet namesake character of "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman, she lives alone in a small apartment in Glasgow. She is withdrawn, socially awkward, and doesn't have …
Arlington artistic heritage to be exhibited at state museum A comprehensive exhibition exploring the vibrant history and influential art community of Arlington will be on display at the Vermont History Museum from August 2019 through January 2020. From …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont Welcome back: Bennington College music faculty hosts a community concert at 7:30 pm. Tuesday at Deane Carriage Barn on the college campus, including classical compositions, jazz, improvisation, and …
Waterfalls to chase in Southern Vermont August may be coming to an end, but there's still time to squeeze in a few more hiking adventures and summer splashes before school starts. The Green Mountains are full of hiking trails to beautiful …

BookMarks: The importance of Kipling's Vermont years

Naulakha is a shingle-style house built in 1905 that sits on a tall hill in Dummerston, overlooking the Connecticut River. You can rent this four-bedroom property from the Landmark Trust for a family …

What we're reading: Reviews from the staff of the Northshire Bookstore

"Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House" by Norman EisenEisen is uniquely qualified to write this book because, as U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, he was one …

Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont

Puppets in Paradise: Sandglass Theater presents biennial fundraiser at Retreat Farm. Exciting roster of first-time and returning performers includes Sandglass co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller …

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BRATTLEBORO — What do you get when you mash up a 1906 Estey pump organ, feral sheep grazing in Nova Scotia and the producer of a public access television series named "Coma Club"?Epsilon …

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DORSET — The September featured artist at the Dorset Public Library will be photographer Tanya Gabriele.Drawn to abandoned structures, early era architecture and the unusual, she enjoys hiking … more
DOVER — Betsey Reagan, owner of Dot's of Dover, has long been known for her diner's philanthropy. She's supported the adult day service center The Gathering Place in West Dover and the Twice … more
BENNINGTON — Sonny's Blue Benn Diner comfortably sits 44 people — 20 on the stools at the counter and four at each of the six booths. When the diner is busy, as it is on most mornings in … more
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The following are staff reviews from Bartleby's Books in Wilmington:Ana's Pick: "Spying on the South" by Tony HorowitzBefore he made a name for himself as an architect of public spaces designed to be … more
PUTNEY — If only houses could tell us the stories of those who have lived within their walls.With that goal in mind, the Putney Historical Society has published a self-guided historic walking … more
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MANCHESTER — Films to be screened at the Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival have been chosen and are due to be announced on Sept. 1.The festival is planned for Saturday, Sept. 21, and … more

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