It is the week of Valentine’s Day! This means different things to different people. To some it means romantic dinners, to others (most of us) it means that delicious candy will soon be on sale. The one thing that everyone thinks about is hearts. Sure, we think about cute red and pink heart s…
When meteorologists predict a big snowstorm, people descend upon grocery stores to stock up. On a beautiful sunny day, we try to get outside to appreciate it. Meteorologists tell us through various channels what to expect because major weather events affect our lives in noticeable ways. Howe…
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…
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.
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.”
“Black Mirror” is a television series that masterfully plays on the anxieties of living in the modern age. Its paranoid, pessimistic view of the creeping reach and influence of technology is made more chilling by its familiarity. Series creator and writer Charlie Booker approaches existing t…
FAIR HAVEN — In addition to biology and language arts, students are still learning how to handle their cash — 12 schools in Vermont received praise for requiring their students to take a semester of financial planning courses to better prepare them for the future.
KILLINGTON — Castleton University will take over the Killington School of Resort Management this fall, according to a recent announcement.
Long before Miss Scarlett in the billiard room with the rope and Col. Mustard in the library with the lead pipe, there was Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, reopens today, Jan. 26, after a 30-month $50 million expansion and renovation.Now, with 16 galleries and three state of the art object study classrooms, the Hood enters a new era as model teaching museum and extraordinary cultural resource welcoming the public.
Recycling can be something of a gray area of knowledge regarding what can or can’t be recycled. Last week, Carl Diethelm, outreach coordinator at the Rutland County Solid Waste District, gave a tour of the Gleason Road Transfer Station to give attendees some do’s and don’ts.
The Special Olympics Unified Sports teams at Rutland High School brought home an unusual win last Friday while celebrating recognition from the Special Olympics organization and ESPN.
Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna has been making television appearances since he started with the Columbus Zoo in the 1980s. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, he brought animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show, “Ja…
An artist residency at 77 Gallery on Grove Street that started in 2018 will return this year and bring artists into the city.
It’s not totally true that you can’t see Led Zeppelin anymore. Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show comes to the Paramount Theatre in Rutland at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
NORTH CHITTENDEN — It’s been many days since thousands of federal workers were placed on furlough owing to a partial government shutdown, but someone still has to feed the fish.
From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack Hanna brings animals from the far corners of the world to audiences in his stage show. “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!” will make a stop at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
When Lou Scott made his first military diorama with his son Chris 35 years ago, he had no idea of where it would lead him. He has expanded well beyond this narrow theme, and the 150 dioramas on display at the B & G Gallery in downtown Rutland, just begin to scratch the surface of Scott’s seemingly boundless creative energy.
Through their “All Knotted up with Love” program, Kristen Ramey, and her 5th graders from the Rutland Intermediate School recently donated 42 blankets to the Foley Cancer Center. These beautiful blankets were handmade by the students, and given to patients currently undergoing treatment. Thi…
Reid Brechner brings his ceramic art for a brief exhibit called “Sorry, But Hello” at the Castleton University Bank Gallery. Brechner, a painter and sculptor, studied art and mathematics, and he has sought to combine both disciplines in the work on display in Rutland now.
As part of the 21st annual Year of the Book grant, 10 schools in Vermont and New Hampshire received $25,000 in money and resources from the Children’s Literacy Foundation, including Castleton Elementary School and Morristown Elementary School.
WEST RUTLAND — The students at Rutland Intermediate School won’t be the only ones cleaning out their desks at the end of the school year: Principal Jay Slenker is moving west to join West Rutland School as its new principal starting July 1.
Trumbull, Connecticut is a town of about 36,000 where you can feel baseball. It’s in the dirt and emerald-green grass of the diamonds. Mainly, it’s in the air. People talk baseball incessantly in a community whose identity is tied to the sport.
After a four-month rebuild from the ground up, the McDonald’s on South Main Street in Rutland opened its doors again recently.
Tom Huebner, who spent more than 20 years as president and CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, has been appointed by Gov. Phil Scott to an advisory position with Springfield Hospital, which has been struggling with fiscal issues.
WALLINGFORD — The town has been awarded a $24,500 grant to help with the redevelopment of the “Wallingford Block.”
This week’s People and Places focuses on some of the opening scenes at Pico Mountain during “Day One.” The resort holds an opening weekend food drive in exchange for discounted lift tickets to benefit BROC Community Action and added an extra day for collections. Aside from a bit of fog, cond…
Last week, Rutland City Police officers protected the rights of about a dozen Rutland City students to have a happy holiday by aiding them in a shopping trip at Walmart.
A new local group in Rutland is working to support and create connections between women who own businesses or plan to become entrepreneurs.
Oliver Schemm is a talented artist who is equally committed to serving his community. As a professor at Castleton University, he inspires and encourages students. As an artist, he continually creates new sculptures and installations. As a community member, he is involved in a series of endea…