Recently, under an outdoor tent at the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Jake Paron was putting finishing touches on a marble sculpture to be installed in downtown Rutland as part of a socially-distanced exhibit.
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.
RUTLAND — If things feel different around Rutland High School this fall, it won’t be entirely on account of the pandemic. In June, history teacher John Peterson retired after 35 years.
“America Now! Some Artists’ Reactions” is presented by Hall Art Foundation, an international arts organization with a center in Reading, about 35 miles outside Rutland.
Currently open public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.
Dave Granlund cartoon on the death of Herman Cain.
Don Landgren cartoon on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Suffrage Scramble 5k
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is sharing a first look at several of the feature films that will be available during the upcoming MNFF6: Online festival Aug. 27-Sept. 3.
The latest news in the Vermont arts scene.
QUECHEE — Science thrives on data, but someone has to go out there and collect it, which is why the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is beginning and renewing citizen-centric research projects.
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.
The Paramount built it, and people came.
The art that fills the “Glorious” Mutualism exhibit celebrates the interrelationships between plants, animals and humans. Curator Erika Lawlor Schmidt hoped that artists would explore the world of regenerative biodiversity that exists all around us.
Joey Weatherford cartoon on President Donald Trump and face masks.
Dave Granlund cartoon on Attorney Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump.
Matt Whitcomb spent the first half of his first day as acting mayor doing his other job.
FLORENCE — A difficult diagnosis, a daughter’s visit, and a dog named Lucy were the seeds of a new children’s book aimed at helping kids deal with an illness in the family. “Emily and Lucy to the Rescue,” published by Mascot Books, is Phyllis Ershowsky’s first book. It officially was up for …
ESSEX — It started off as something to fill a void, but it turned into so much more.
Around Town Moose hunt auction ends Aug. 12
Jerry Savage of Castleton, right, operates a PTO-driven post-hole digger with his old Massey Ferguson 30 tractor for Don Folsom, left, at the Flory’s Plaza site on Route 4A in Center Rutland late last week. Folsom is planning a family entertainment business for the site, including bumper car…
On July 1, Eric Mallette became interim executive director of Rutland’s Paramount Theatre, replacing the retiring Bruce Bouchard after 12 years in the position. But now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, is hardly an ideal time to be at the head of any arts presenting organization.
Current listings of open public art exhibits, galleries and museums throughout the region.
Top fine arts organizations are doing their part to provide solace to their audiences, both musical and spiritual, some opening, some streaming.
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’…
As pandemic-related restrictions ease and people return to parks and other outdoor spaces, remember to protect yourself against another threat — ticks.
The subject of the latest piece of art planned for the Rutland Sculpture Trail was a Vermont governor, a U.S. senator and secretary of war, but he also made his mark locally by expanding Rutland County’s name as a supplier of marble to the world.
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Vermont Army National Guard volunteers trekked in the rain from Woodstock Avenue to BROC Community Action on Union Street in Rutland City with donated food items for the first Stuff-A-Ruck Food Drive.
Pet Peeves cartoon: The real puzzle
Landgren cartoon: No European travel
Liccar cartoon: Trump’s mask
He was born a she. It’s a personal identity struggle many don’t know, which may be precisely why Vermont native and transgender filmmaker Silas Howard has been so driven to tell those stories.
It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce season?
With a current show under way and another one opening next month, Rutland’s Chaffee Art Center is getting back in the swing of things as a creative conduit, both online and in person.
Fishing is a family event. The great thing about fishing is anyone can pick up the sport easily. This goes for adult newcomers, as well as for kids.
“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…
WALLINGFORD — Daniel Betts likes an adventure.
A Rutland-based nonprofit that helps people internationally to get clean water and proper sanitation has tapped Jennifer Scott, the former president of College of St. Joseph, as its new executive director.
WEST HAVEN — If you want to get something done in West Haven, you should probably talk to Lee Ellis.
With all the work to market Rutland as a recreation destination, you might think there should be an outdoor-gear shop downtown.
Tesla has applied to put six charging stations at the Stewart’s Shop on Woodstock Avenue.
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.
New York City artist Emily Bicht dissected the issue of the "American Dream" in her current body of work: the idea of a home as a reflection of the tension between reality and expectations.
Climate change, ticks, expanding hunting opportunities and living with bears are the new themes of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s proposed 10-year Big Game Plan.
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.
Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre (ART), the Rutland community theater, is presenting Zoom Play Fests — readings of five to nine short plays in three festivals, in September, November and February.