It was a Friday in December when Nick Monaco, of Rutland, got the call that would change his life.
When a 6-foot-tall elf at the North Pole named Buddy realizes that he’s not actually an elf but a human raised as an elf, the result was the 2003 heartwarming comedy “Elf” starring Will Ferrell. It became a Christmas movie staple. Next week 43 young local actors are bringing the story to lif…
Teaching runs in Marge Barbagallo’s family.
Although the Rutland Free Library has been reopened to the public since June 2 after closing for more than two months as consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not necessarily back to business as usual — but you can still borrow a book.
Susan Haefner is what is known in theater circles as a “triple threat,” a consummate actress, singer and dancer — to say nothing of director, choreographer, producer and teacher. With a résumé full of Broadway, national touring and regional theater credits, she is one of a handful of theater…
With the selection of “The Hate U Give” as the 2020 Vermont Reads and the current state of race relations in America right now, the Vermont Humanities Council is leading important discussions across the state that are reshaping how people think about systemic racism, and more.
At a time when most of the nation’s theaters have been shuttered for months, BarnArts Center for the Arts is announcing an outdoor, across-the-state tour of the play “It Can’t Happen Here,” adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen from a satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis.
Watercolor paintings by members of the Vermont Watercolor Society, are currently on exhibit at Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center. The society’s annual Fall Awards Exhibit is up through Oct. 30.
Bill Ramage is one of the strongest local forces for connecting art to community. His name is synonymous with the evolution of several art venues as part of what has been called the “Rutland Renaissance.”
Mezzo-soprano Linda Radtke has performed all over the state for decades. She has her own Sunday morning program on Vermont Public Radio, and had dozens of performances lined up this year that had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 virus.
While many Vermont students will be learning outside the classroom this fall, Four Winds Nature Institute wants to take the classroom outside as well.
Two local teens, one from Proctor and one from Castleton, took home national titles and crowns at a pageant in Connecticut last week.
It’s difficult to find someone around Rutland who doesn’t know Lincoln “Linc” Fenn. For 36 years, from 1963 to 1999, Fenn taught history at Rutland High School, where scores of students passed through his classroom.
People in Vermont’s boating industry are noticing a heightened level of interest in all things water-related this year, and many are chalking it up to the pandemic.
ESSEX — It started off as something to fill a void, but it turned into so much more.
Food has long been the great connector. Vermonters, in particular, are a foodie bunch: Whether we’re connecting with neighbors and farmers while buying seasonal produce at the weekly farmers market, lingering in conversation with friends around a potluck meal, or sharing recipes for Vermont’…
Tim Lehmann is the current sculptor-in-residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland. He is using his residency to carve an exquisitely complex elecampane leaf in Danby marble.
“I am really passionate about canoeing and the concept of additive manufacturing,” says Matt Lutz, of East Calais, an architect and professor of architecture at Norwich University. “I wanted to prepare myself for teaching my architecture students what are emerging technologies and the canoe …
As the coronavirus pandemic rumbles into its third week, it appears that no business, not even Vermont’s quintessential maple industry, can hide from COVID-19. The annual Maple Open House Weekend, where sugarhouses throughout the state are open to the public, and the Lunenberg Maple Festival…
BARRE — The Proctor boys basketball team stood at the top of the mountain for the 18th time and for the fourth time in the last six years with Saturday’s 65-50 victory over Twin Valley in the Division IV championship boys basketball game at Barre Auditorium.
BARRE — Fair Haven boys basketball coach Bob Prenevost scanned the sidelines and glistening hardwood floor of Barre Auditorium for the Division II state championship and found family in his every glance.
The good news is, Nick Monaco’s insurance is covering 80% of his impending double-lung transplant.
RUTLAND — Students at Rutland Middle School capped off Black History Month Friday afternoon with a celebration of music, poetry and activism.
PROCTOR — The Proctor Skating Rink is the most beautiful outdoor rink between Montreal and Connecticut, at least according to a young pop-rock band from Brooklyn.
Come July 1, food scraps will no longer be allowed in the trash, meaning Vermonters will have to find some way of managing that waste. One of the easiest ways to keep food scraps out of the trash is to compost it.
The Recreation and Parks Department has new offices, but might only be there for a couple months.
Madalynn Marshall wouldn’t be graduating if it weren’t for Rutland High School’s alternative education program.
FAIR HAVEN — After a nearly three-year search, First Congregational Church of Fair Haven has found its new pastor. Bishop James L. Mills Sr. accepted the position of pastor last month. Mills replaces the Rev. Chris Heintz, who served in an interim position after longtime pastor, the Rev. Mar…
It was a quiet year for the New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Rutland Free Library.
A first-grader who has struggled with illness all his life got a holiday surprise at Rutland Northeast Primary School recently: Because of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, he’s going to Disney World.
It’s no surprise that a place that trains cheerleaders to win state and local championships would spring back from a setback.
Saturday, Dec. 14, was Wreaths Across America day. Veterans across the country were honored with a wreath. Hillside Cemetery in Castleton was part of that tribute for the first time. Over a 100 people, young and old, came out to remember the fallen, honor their memory and teach children the …
About 40 students from Rutland-area schools spent last Thursday morning shopping at Walmart with the help of members of the Rutland City Police Department and other officials including Rutland City Mayor David Allaire.
Spider-Man, Batman, the Avengers, Jedi knights, Tinkerbell and even a real-life hero helped a toy collection effort live up to its new name last week.
At the end of December, after 84 years, there will be no more Mitchells at the Rutland Herald.
The 25th anniversary of the Rutland Stuff-A-Bus was an opportunity for some of the people who started the food drive to gather, reminisce, and talk about what it really means.
The end of the year is a hairy time at the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department.
WALLINGFORD — After a career of making music with people like Pink, Marc Anthony and Biggie Smalls, Jonnie Davis is all about crafting wooden toy cars.
Last Thursday evening, a room filled with curious Rutlanders was transported back in time by Werner Reich, 91, of Long Island, New York, who was imprisoned in Hitler’s concentration camps as a teenager and lived to tell the harrowing tale.
BRANDON — Barn Opera is getting a bigger barn.
Rutland’s favorite furry four-legged 4-year-old is trying to win his dad a brand-new car.
KILLINGTON — Behind the Sherburne Memorial Library, a little girl in a pink dress and garlands and another in a black dress with bat wings whacked each other with foam swords.
If the new hot dog stand on West Street looks familiar, there’s a reason.
With blacklights, disco streams, foam darts and live DJ-music on Labor Day, one local couple opened their latest venture: Blacklight Nerf Wars at Diamond Run Mall.
PITTSFORD — The New England Maple Museum has new owners.
As the only woman currently serving in the Rutland City Fire Department, Jenna Elliott, 22, of Rutland, stays true to her own beauty pageant platform.
Lily and Isabella Turner-Burrell, students in the Public Safety and Criminal Justice program at Stafford Technical Center, watched carefully last Tuesday afternoon as firefighter David Webinski tied a figure-eight knot behind the Rutland City Fire Station. The Turner-Burrell twins, along wit…
DANBY — Students from the Currier Memorial School seemed to believe they were at the Smokey House Center last Tuesday having fun.
Her favorite food is pizza. Her favorite animal, a dragon. When she grows up she wants to be a dog trainer, but for now, she’s a national finalist for the annual Google Doodle contest.
FAIR HAVEN — With the closing of the Kinder Way Café location in Fair Haven, one local couple said they weren’t about to let the storefront remain empty.
Rutland artist Lopi Laroe (LMNOPI) has created giant timely murals around Rutland and the United States.