Mornings are quiet now. Gone is the loud chorus of bird song outside my window that I awoke to in spring and summer. While we brave the cold, snow and bitter winds of winter by donning extra layers or throwing another log on the fire, most of our summer birds have departed for the warmer tem…
I think it’s important to take time to count my blessings. I try to take time each day to reflect on how grateful I am for living the life I do. And on a sunny afternoon near Thanksgiving, I like to sit outside and reflect on everything I have to be grateful for. Here are some thoughts about…
Stick season is here. It’s that quiet, gray and blue moment between autumn’s brilliant colors and winter’s deep snow, when the trees are bare — save for the golden hues of a few beech and tamarack holdouts. And its arrival means a few things: the start of deer season, better long-range views…
Gus Louras outlasted most of his peers.
A Rutland resident is trying to find ways to bring people together and connected through a little “Social Tinkering,” in the near future, through a contest to determine who has the best holiday lighting decorations at their home.
PITTSFORD — This year’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Town Offices came with a history lesson — one showing that civil unrest and pandemics are not new.
Movie theaters may be closed for now, but for the next several months you can screen a series of mini film festivals right in your own home.
Rutland bought a gym on Election Day.
CLARENDON — A sizable grant will put more books in the hands of elementary school students here this year.
Editor’s note: Community News Service contributors Lily Doton, Sophia Buckley-Clement, Jana DeCamilla and Hunter Smith spent the early part of the day at polling places around Rutland County. Here are vignettes from their Election Day tour.
Two hundred years ago an admitted murderer was publicly executed in St. Albans. Luther Virginia was a free African American who lived part-time in Highgate, and part time with his family in nearby Quebec.
NORTH CLARENDON — Mason Hubbard has had several very rough days in his short life, but he had a pretty good one on Friday.
PITTSFIELD — Normally, Riverside Farm would be one among hundreds of hosts for the Spartan races, grueling endurance tests held across the world, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s one of the few that will see any such action this year.
One night during his senior year at Rutland High School, Peter Wallis, his sister, and a friend drove out to the Eddy Brothers property in remote Chittenden. Every town has its urban legends, and many, many years ago, word spread like wildfire about the Eddy brothers, who lived on a small fa…
PITTSFORD — The town’s new recreation director will spend some of his time doing economic development work.
A display of nude figures inside a space at the Opera House that faces Merchants Row has been blocked by a white screen so they can’t be seen from the street. The arts group that put up the exhibit of drawings isn’t complaining, and the owner of the building said he expects to continue colla…
To the uninitiated, latitude and longitude coordinates can look like a nonsensical jumble of numbers and symbols. But to geocachers, letterboxes and orienteers, they’re so much more. In part, they’re a recipe for adventure, and they lead to the precise location of little treasures hidden aro…
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.
Phil Henry’s fifth studio album, “Chasing Echoes,” expands on his strong songwriting and fine vocals. This self-produced album is sure to please his fans and bring in new listeners.
MONTPELIER — While the colors are expected to be as vibrant as ever, this year’s foliage season isn’t likely to generate the level of tourism revenue it normally does, owing to traveling restrictions stemming from the pandemic.
KILLINGTON — Last year’s HomeLight Killington Cup event generated more than $200,000 for ski-related charities across New England, but with the event’s cancellation this year, what comes next is uncertain.
It’s not like long-distance runner April Rogers Farnham, of Plainfield, needs an excuse to get up and run. She regularly sets out, often with friends in tow, for pre-dawn runs on the trails and hilly, dirt roads around her northern-central Vermont home. She even inspires many others through …
KILLINGTON — The local chamber of commerce has a new executive director.
Downtown will be visited by the ghost of Halloween Parades past.
Do your future self a favor, and plant spring-blooming bulbs this fall.
MENDON — An event that many consider a win for the environment and cash-strapped Vermonters won’t be taking place this year because of the pandemic.
RUTLAND — The latest piece in the Rutland Sculpture Trail, a marble image of Paul Harris, who founded Rotary International, will be unveiled in downtown Rutland on Oct. 6.
Giuliana Bertelloni wants to know when we can have birthday parties again.
MONTPELIER — The public is being asked what it thinks the rules should be for testing automated vehicles on Vermont’s roads.
MONTPELIER — With an unusual amount of changes having been made to Vermont’s deer hunting rules all at once, the state has launched a website devoted to helping hunters keep track of them.
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.