Paul Gamba, of Brandon, is a photographer with strong opinions about his profession and its history. He says, "There's a living, breathing element to film, or analog, that doesn't exist in the digital world." He might be the last of his kind in Vermont, a commercial photographer who will sti…

Jennifer Usher, of “Make It Sew,” in Rutland tells the story of the opportunity she had 10 years ago to work for a time in County Donegal in northwestern Ireland. “They made fabric,” Usher says. “They hand-wove the wool that was produced literally next door, in a yarn factory.” Usher talks a…

Jennifer Usher, of Make It Sew in Rutland, talks about her time spent working for a family business in County Donegal in northwest Ireland, what she learned and the friends she made in this week’s Talking Pictures video at bit.ly/0104JenniferUsher

The Rev. John Weatherhogg, of Middletown Springs, senior minister and pastor at Grace Congregational United Church of Christ in Rutland, offers a Christmas message in this week’s Talking Pictures video. Weatherhogg says people at this time of year, anticipating the return of physical light a…

Louis “Lou” Scott, of Rutland, formerly of Brooklyn, New York, and Manhattan, is holding forth at the B&G Gallery on Merchants Row with 121 of the 150 tabletop dioramas he’s built, largely to amuse himself, also to make sense of the chaotic world in which we find ourselves living. If you…

Ed Kane and Ada Carty were happy in Burlington.Then they moved down to Rutland County from Burlington. And guess what? They’re still happy. This year they opened their shop, kind of a thrift store with some real antiques and a leather goods repair and manufacturing operation in the back at t…

Julie Snide, of Londonderry, was adopted as an infant, raised by a loving couple and grew up to be a well-adjusted adult. Now she works in Rutland as a banker. About a year ago, after experiencing ongoing health issues, she became curious about her birth parents. The state was no help, refus…

Darius Coombs: “You hear about 1620 being a big year. That’s when the colonists landed at what is called Plymouth today. But a bigger year for our people would be 1615, before any major plague hit around here. Between 1616 and 1618 a major disease swept through and wiped out more than 70 per…

In answer to the question, Joan Gamble, of Rutland, appropriately confronted at the opening of the Danielle Klebes show, “Aimless Pilgrimage,” at 77 Gallery on Grove Street in Rutland, asks, “Why not?” only with more elaboration. Klebes’ recent series of paintings can be seen at the gallery …

From 1973 to 1976, when Dr. Maurice ‘Mo’ Cyr is still in his early 20s and Vermont’s counterculture is at the peak of its blossoming. In the story, Cyr is riding high as young man about town. He’s always loved cooking for his friends, gigging on the mountain making breakfast and lunch when h…

On the very same day, Sept. 29, that Prophet Mark, of Redway, California, sitting at his post at the corner of Main and West streets in Rutland, told Talking Pictures his prophesy, delivered to him in a dream, of a major Pacific Ocean earthquake with tsunami following, a 7.5 magnitude temblo…