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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Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival offers musical retreat in the mountains 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 …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 10 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 …
Weston's 'Always ... Patsy Cline' brings singer to life WESTON — On March 4, 1963, country music singer Patsy Cline was killed when the private plane taking her and two other performers to a concert gig outside Camden, Tennessee, crashed. A member …
Retirement not in the cards for Judy Collins MANCHESTER — Judy Collins can quantify her storied music career any number of ways: Eighty years of age, 60-odd years in the music business, 50 albums, countless shows at venues from small …
Something's brewing in Southern Vermont For many years, craft brew enthusiasts in Southern Vermont felt a bit neglected.Although our region has been home to two award-winning brewpubs such as Madison Brewing Company in Bennington and …

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 …

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 …

For Southern Vermont Storm's Gary Hewson, the field is his outlet

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 …

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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
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
DORSET — The Dorset Theatre Festival continued its summer slate with the world premiere of Heidi Armbruster's "Mrs. Christie," an imaginative and speculative romp through a moment in Agatha … more
MANCHESTER -- Success is perceived in different ways when it comes to a do-it-yourself touring band. Over the last 10 years, Spirit Family Reunion reflected on its efforts and impact on audiences and … more
MANCHESTER — Vermont writer Miciah Bay Gault, author of "Goodnight Stranger," will present her new novel of literary suspense, Saturday, August 10, at 6 p.m., at Northshire Bookstore. The story … more
BENNINGTON — The opportunity to buy one of Bennington's historic orchards last year was too much for members of the Howe family to resist.Never mind that the recently untended 16-acre parcel … more
Here's an idea for a car show: You stand by a switchback on a mountain road, waiting, until you hear the distant whine of an engine. Soon, a vintage race car appears in the distance, growing larger … more
BRATTLEBORO — You can figure out a lot about a place by checking out its restaurant scene and discovering what people like to eat and drink. It's true, some places cater to tourists. But even … more
BENNINGTON - There's an old saying advising us that we can't buy happiness, but we can buy books, and that's kind of the same thing.Buying an old or collectible book, while still offering up a … more

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