The sidewalk sales and street fair are back this weekend, which promise to be bigger and better than ever, along with a city-wide celebration, and maybe one of the best not-so-secret spots to find deals on books, music and DVDs.
Two nearby events just for kids are happening in the next week, one in Rutland, one a little road trip away, both family- and budget-friendly.
Who Really Discovered Vermont?
Community favorite Art in the Park returns this weekend, as well as a family friendly movie screening with a twist.
Steamy late-summer days call for both indoor and outdoor entertainment options. Below, some great ones for both — all free!
Take a couple of Shakespeare on Main Street veterans, add some seasoned community theater actors, a few newcomers, and a director with passion and clear vision, and you’ve got the Marble Valley Players’ upcoming production of “Julius Caesar.”
Two unique and completely free events are happening this week, brought to you by some of the talented and creative people who call Rutland home.
Friday Night Live
I love the Fourth of July. It’s one of my favorite holidays, as much for my memories of it as what it is today. As a kid, my grandparents would drive up from Pennsylvania and we’d camp out on a blanket in the grass, waiting for the darkening sky to light up. I would sit by my grandfather and…
Sometimes it’s hard to turn everything off and go outside, even in the summer, especially with the distraction of so much technology everywhere today. Come Alive Outside Founding Director Andy Paluch says it’s time to “be really intentional about counteracting that.”
I love living in Montpelier, and one of the best features of our country’s smallest state capital is Hubbard Park. The park celebrated it’s 120th birthday last weekend with the first of four events that the parks department hosts for the summer. The events are being dubbed Parkapalooza!, and…
Late day sun, the smell of popcorn in the air, and live music have made concerts in the park series longtime favorite summer traditions.
A cast of over 60 local dancers and a nationally touring group of teenage musicians are performing this week.
Family Room explores a day in the life of two Vermont singing groups, and a local artist, with events coming up this week.
This week, there are dinosaurs, Roald Dahl and mandalas.
A creative twist on Alice in Wonderland, and a murder mystery at the library — one for the kids and one for the parents this week!
A creative twist on Alice in Wonderland, and a murder mystery at the library – one for the kids and one for the parents this week!
The Ladies Night Out Women’s Chorus is about more than singing. “One of the main purposes of this group is the friendships we form,” said conductor and director Lucy Allen Tenenbaum.
Let’s start with what “Shrill” isn’t: It isn’t a show about a fat woman taking pratfalls or being a cruel, easy punchline. It’s a confident, gently funny, slice-of-life show that benefits from the streaming model, where niche shows can find an audience, as it explores issues and characters y…
One of the most memorable scenes from “Alice in Wonderland” is the Mad Hatter’s tea party — a tipsy mouse, musical teapots and a song about un-birthdays. There had to be something in that tea.
This week a longtime Ludlow band opens Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse for the season, and an ‘80s video game exhibit supports the ongoing Rutland arts revitalization project in an old West Street building.
In Silicon Valley, the old adage “fake it ’til you make it” is often a guiding principle of fledgling startup companies. Sometimes, turning a good idea into a viable business and, potentially, revolutionizing society, requires a bit of smoke and mirrors. The danger, of course, is knowing how…
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Watching “Arrested Development” is a lot like hanging out with an old friend. No matter how long you’ve been apart, you’re always happy to see them. And, like spending time with an old friend, that pull of nostalgia and shared memories makes it easy to fall into the same old routine. But at …
Meg Bouchard’s “Our Town” could be subtitled “Rutland County.”
A broken heart with two full hearts descending from it is one piece in the unique, under-construction installation art project by more than 600 local students currently underway at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon.
Growing up reading “X-Men” comic books, I never really considered the psychological toll fighting crime and saving the world would have on the young super-powered characters that often populated the teams. With few exceptions, the books often glossed over how traumatizing all that violence a…
The long-awaited remake of the “Really Big Show” is finally here, and Castleton University hosts a one-of-a-kind circus you can take the whole family to this week.
Grammy-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard will be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Brandon Town Hall in support of preserving a historic local site as a new venue.
It’s difficult to critique longstanding institutions. Over time, aged bodies like the Catholic Church or Congress become so towering and entrenched that even the sharpest criticisms tend to bounce off them or are waved off by defenders who dismiss them as subjective, petty, facile or ignoran…
What’s interesting about Mill River Union High School’s music program is that it’s different from other school programs. The singing groups traditionally classified as men’s and women’s ensembles are called the Clef Hangers (traditionally male voices, tenors and basses), the Tempo Tantrums (…
The stigma of menstruation is as universal as it is ludicrous. The notion that a woman should be ostracized or made to feel shame because of her period is inexcusably offensive. Yet, patriarchal queasiness over this natural, necessary biological function is another shameful example of the de…
Everyone has a story. You never know how someone’s story will affect you, or how someone else will be affected by yours. For many years, women’s stories were often not told. But an attempt to change that began in 1987 when March was designated Women’s History Month. Throughout March many eve…
TIG Welding Class
Most of us have to had to live in the shadow of a sibling who outshined us, who made our lives by comparison look unimpressive and disappointing. The new Comedy Central series “The Other Two” explores those anxieties to great effect.
They say talent can only take you so far. Hard work has to back it up. This week’s column on two new family-friendly theater ventures coming up highlights some of the talented hardworking people in our area, whose main goals are to support each other and have fun doing it.
Older generations like to talk about the golden age of parenting, when you could trust your neighbors, leave your doors unlocked and let your kids run free without care. The Netflix true-crime documentary, “Abducted in Plain Sight,” shows what happens when that approach goes horribly, horrib…
Rutland’s longest running talent show is getting a makeover. “Rutland's Got Talent,” hosted by the United Way of Rutland County, is the latest fundraiser in line with local successes like "Dancing with the Rutland Stars" and "Real Rutland Feud."
There is a universality in the teenage experience that supersedes time and place. No matter where or when you grow up, the highs and lows, the awkwardness, the emotions, the inevitable embarrassments will always be the same.
Change a life
As we go through life, we carry our traumas with us. The pain, sadness and guilt we experience accumulates within us. How we choose or don’t choose to confront those experiences comes to define who we are and how we live our lives. Failing to confront them can create an unending loop of pain…
It’s kind of a formal for families.
To the very end, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” has been a colorful burst of comedy and optimism. In their followup to “30 Rock,” Tina Fey and Robert Carlock dialed down the cynicism to create something that was equal parts unflappably charming and riotously funny.
More than two dozen local artists and appreciators braved the February chill last Saturday night to welcome back to Rutland Milwaukee portrait painter Debo Mouloudji. Mouloudji was one of six artists-in-residence last summer at 77 Gallery. It was the gallery’s first venture into a residency …
What is it about the Harry Potter books that won over millions of fans and continues to be so popular more than 20 years after the first book came out? It could be any number of reasons.
Oftentimes, the most obvious question is the best one to ask. That’s the approach rapper and activist Michael “Killer Mike” Render takes in his new Netflix docuseries, “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike.”