Reporter Chris Mays reaches new heights at NECCA

BRATTLEBORO — Not every reporter gets the chance to drive a couple of miles and fly around in an aerial class inside a state-of-the-art circus school. Within minutes of warming up with a …

In time of social distancing, local chef, baker spread goodwill BRATTLEBORO — Nicole Reisman, a Brattleboro resident and chef by trade, calls cooking for others her "love language." "It's just a natural thing for me to do," she said. "It's the way I show …
What we're (finally) reading: While under quarantine, now is the time for classics and epics "Moby Dick." "Middlemarch." "Ulysses." "Infinite Jest." "Crime and Punishment." For many, such books have been read grudgingly, because there was a grade riding on it, and completion of the …
Forming a special bond: Riding center offers physical, emotional and cognitive benefits WILMINGTON — On a cold, sunny February morning, Dawn Brownlow placed the bridle in the mouth of Bubbles, a 12-year-old paint mare, cinched up her saddle and led the horse to Brookside Stable's …
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4 places to find quiet, natural beauty in Southern Vermont "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the …
An appreciation of Emily Mason: Critics, curators remember Brattleboro abstract artist's legacy BRATTLEBORO — When Emily Mason of West Brattleboro died on Dec. 10 at the age of 87, she left behind a sizable legacy of innovation in abstract art.The daughter of an art pioneer — her …
Don't be afraid ... In a place as ancient as Vermont, there's bound to be a few spirits lurking about this time of year. Old buildings shudder and creak in the cold autumn wind. Windows shake and shutters rattle. The …
Equinox restored from the ground up 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 …
Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, March 7 Poetry at Bennington: Catherine Barnett (left) and Deborah Landau recite from their poetry at 7 p.m. March 18 at Tishman Hall, Bennington College. Free. Barnett is the author of three books of …

When there's no audience ... Coping with rapid change organizations do their best

BRATTLEBORO — A week ago, the creative economy in southern Vermont was approaching the novel coronavirus outbreak with uncertainty and concerns about its negative economic impact on artists and …

Keith Marks looks to build on Next Stage Arts Project's legacy

PUTNEY — Surrounded by white poster boards filled with multi-colored Post-It notes from brainstorming sessions with his staff, the new executive director of Next Stage Arts Project, Keith …

Alexina Jones acknowledged for hard work, community involvement

Editor's note: This year, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, Southern Vermont Landscapes is celebrating the history of women from our region, …

What we're reading: Reactions to 'American Dirt'

Editor's note: In January, Jeanine Cummins' scheduled visit to the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester was canceled, as the book's publishers said the author and the stores she was slated to visit had …

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