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.
This week, a small group of what may be Rutland County’s future engineers will fly out west to test their problem-solving, physics and current-events knowledge against 70 teams from around the world.
IRA — On a cold, windy morning, the Ann Story Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, with the help of a New Orleans couple, dedicated the markers on the gravestones of two veterans, a father and son, of the war of independence.
One of Rutland’s newest families, Jeanette and Shawn Langston and their two children are still getting settled. They are staying at the Best Western while they wait to close on a house in June, and their 7-year-old son started first grade last week.
His hot dogs are legend, his spirit eternal: Leonard Montuori, or “Big Lenny” as he’s often called, is Rutland’s premier smooth-talking, sauce-wielding, self-made icon who, for 15 years, made his home on the side of Route 7 selling hot dogs, kielbasa, sodas and ice-cream.
Are horse owners what’s keeping former dairy farms afloat? And just how many horses are there in Vermont? These are some of the questions the Vermont Horse Council wants to answer, as it believes horses play a larger role in the state’s economy than many think.
Hundreds of students, inventors, engineers and guest educators gathered at Rutland High School last week for the sixth annual Global Issues Network conference to learn about the world now, the world as it could be, and how the youth of Vermont could have a hand in shaping it.
KILLINGTON — For Rutland’s special olympians, there’s always something new to learn.
Three players on the 2019 Fair haven Union High School state championship team have older sisters who were members of the 2016 Fair Haven title squad. They gathered downstairs in the Barre Auditorium after beating Lake Region in the championship game. They are, left to right, Kelsey and Katr…
FAIR HAVEN — President Lincoln has nothing on Fair Haven’s new mayor or her big, floppy ears.
Rutland Middle School students want to bring little homes to the big city to combat climate change and homelessness.
PITTSFORD — Josh Tabor started losing his sight around the age of 3. By the time he was 11, he was using Braille to read. At the age of 16, he shot his first turkey.
College of St. Joseph is hosting a collection of Native American artifacts gathered by Kurt Fetter, of Johnstown, New York, a professor who teaches a weekly course, “Introduction to Native American Studies.”
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.
An artist residency at 77 Gallery on Grove Street that started in 2018 will return this year and bring artists into the city.
SHREWSBURY — Seventeen kindergartners and first-graders eagerly scurried into the snowy banks behind Shrewsbury Mountain School to their special “sit” places for quiet time last Thursday.
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…
After a four-month rebuild from the ground up, the McDonald’s on South Main Street in Rutland opened its doors again recently.
GOSHEN — On a recent Wednesday, Kurt and Heather O’Connell, of Brandon, led their three young boys into the wilderness at the foot of Mt. Horrid on the search for a perfect Christmas tree — a family tradition that’s now in its third year.
Awards given out last week at the Rutland City Police Department Awards Ceremony brought attention to the work officers do that goes beyond arrests and traffic stops.
Danielle Klebes brings her recent series of paintings “Aimless Pilgrimage” to Rutland’s 77 Gallery and it’s an invigorating view. In this series, Klebes focuses her attention on people or groups of people who are about to experience changes. Is a storm on the horizon? Will an accident happen…
KILLINGTON — While this was the third year the World Cup has drawn upwards of 30,000 people to Killington Ski Resort, it’s the first time the resort’s founder has been on the slopes to witness it in person.
She was raised in her mother’s dance studio, and gave lessons to many of Rutland’s youth when she wasn’t watching the Miss USA pageants on television with her grandparents.
About 55 people attended a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the Rutland American Legion Post 31, during which Col. Peter Fagan, retired, talked about the importance of honoring veterans.
While the sugar buzz from Halloween winds down, this week’s People & Places will give it just one more encore. Last Wednesday afternoon, on Halloween, the halls of Tinmouth Mountain School emptied and students paraded to the town hall, before arriving at the house of the school’s neighbo…
Rutland was always a part of Andrea Mead Lawrence, and now her legacy in the city is carved in stone.
Hathaway Farm & Corn Maze had a “Man’s Best Friend Feature” this year. The 12-acre field of corn was cut into the shape of a large dog — and made fun for all ages. Irene Hathaway says ideas happen quickly, “And I decide,” but planning and scaling everything down can take months. Her work…
The 10th annual Pumpkin Festival on Sunday, hosted by the Leap Frog Nursery School, had a special guest — Vermont’s first 1-ton pumpkin.
KILLINGTON — Five years after it began beefing up its bicycling infrastructure, Killington Ski Resort is seeing a boom in the number of cyclists visiting its trails, and it’s affecting the surrounding area.
WALLINGFORD — It was raining in Wallingford the Memorial Day before last. The annual parade had been canceled, but the Wallingford Fire Department didn’t care. They knew this might be the last time a certain member got a chance to participate.
An influx of up to 1,000 members of the Shriners Club from the Northeast and Canada for the Northeast Shrine Association Fall Field Days culminated in an elaborate and colorful parade in Rutland on Saturday.
Cyclists turned out in droves for the 13th annual Kelly Brush Ride on Saturday. The annual ride, which starts and finishes in Middlebury and winds through the Champlain Valley, drew more than 900 cyclists and 25 adaptive athletes, the highest participation in the history of the ride. The eve…