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Grace Potter records videos at home studio in Vermont for new album 'Mother Road'
MORETOWN – Grace Potter gathered her band and a film crew at her home studio last week to record a video tied in to her latest album, “Mother Road,” which comes out Aug. 18. The Vermont rock musician lives less than five miles from the home where...
Route 100 Art Fest at Lareau Farm
Tunes emanated from the pavilion at Lareau Farm and Forest while children kept busy with arts and crafts and chasing bubbles and pizza slices were slung from the outdoor oven. Pulled pork sandwiches and a cash bar were also available. Vendors peddled jewelry and accessories, artwork, and other crafts. It...
Fires and swimming are prohibited at fishing access areas
Vermont Business Magazine With the beginning of summer and anglers fishing from shore, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds people that open fires and swimming are prohibited at all Vermont state fishing access areas. Open fires and their remnants, create unsafe areas for other anglers and boaters to use...
Piecemeal Pies bankruptcy has some investors expecting a total loss
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has officially been declared over, restaurants everywhere continue to struggle, hit by inflation-driven food and beverage prices and a chronic shortage of workers. Read the story on VTDigger here: Piecemeal Pies bankruptcy has some investors expecting a total loss.
Vermont Bookstore Fights Book Bans with Pride Readathon for June
A bookstore in Vermont is fighting back against calls to limit LGBTQ+ literature for young readers by hosting its first-ever Pride Readathon to raise funds for a summer camp for LGBTQ+ kids. Bear Pond Books in Montpelier will be hosting a Pride Readathon the entire month of June where participants...
Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, summer theater heat up Vermont arts scene in June
Summer is here, or at least the month that welcomes summer is here. You’ll have to wait three weeks from the start of June for summer to begin officially, but let’s ignore all that official folderol and welcome that glorious season and its arrival in Vermont. Summer’s start...
Norman Vandal: An AR goes fishing
He cannot fish like this, no matter how much he wants to, without the killer rod. The rod and its inventor are clearly to blame. Read the story on VTDigger here: Norman Vandal: An AR goes fishing.
Restaurants, Rotary, and Mentoring-Business News for June 1
Deco Restaurant at Hostel Tevere offering breakfast and lunch. Deco Restaurant at Hostel Tevere in Warren is now offering breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday. Owner Ryan Donnelly said breakfast and lunch will be served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. along with dinner.
After more than 50 years in central Vermont, musicians Steven and Kathy Light prepare for final show
For the past half century, musicians Steven and Kathy Light have lived in central Vermont, leading several well-known local ensembles and teaching hundreds of students. This month the Marshfield residents will leave Vermont. And they’ve been saying goodbye with a series of concerts, one with each of the ensembles they’ve led. On Saturday night, they’ll perform with Gamelan Sulukala at the Haybarn Theater in Plainfield — their final show in the Green Mountain State.
Made in VT: N3 Pottery
MORETOWN, Vt. (WCAX) - By default, Shannon Morrison has some of the coolest dinnerware out there. That’s mostly because she made it herself. “It’s really fun, it’s a very meditative practice to do the carving itself,” she says. Morrison owns N3 Pottery, making hand-built and hand-thrown...
National Life adds Fastball and lovelytheband to Do Good Fest's lineup
Vermont Business Magazine The National Life Group Do Good Fest has added Fastball and lovelytheband to the July 15 benefit concert lineup, bringing together bands with number one hits in three different decades. These bands round out the bill along with headliner, two-time Grammy nominated American Rock Band Plain White...
Local artist helps Moretown students create mosaic
Something colorful is shaping up at Moretown Elementary School. Waitsfield artist Bette Ann Libby is the artist in residence and is helping students create their own permanent mosaic installation at the school. Libby is a painter, mosaic and ceramic artist who has created many installations throughout the country. Work began...
Vermont parks seek trail crew volunteers
WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - The unofficial start to summer is nearly here, and while Vermont state parks are open, some trails could use a little help. Little River State Park in Waterbury is known for its camping and water recreation. Camp Smith’s trailhead is one of the dozens of locations...
Vt. restaurants look to rebound after burst pipes closed kitchens
SOUTH HERO, Vt. (WCAX) - Restaurant owners have been through a lot with pandemic shutdowns, different menus and staffing shortages, but some had it extra hard this winter with burst pipes. Vermonters might remember that one really cold weekend the first weekend of February. We know of at least two...
Nor’easter: Paintings by Terry Ekasala, Rick Harlow, and Craig Stockwell
Nor’easter: Paintings by Terry Ekasala, Rick Harlow, and Craig Stockwell. June 30 through September 3, Saturdays 12-5 By appointment anytime, 802-777-2713. Opening reception, June 30th, 5-7 Most years, we in New England experience massive storms called Nor’easter’s. In the winter months these epic events usually stop everything for a few days while we dig our way out of snow drifts and wait for electricity to resume. As artists, we relish any reason to stop in our tracks, slow time, and experience stillness. The reflections of light after a fresh snowfall create an optimal condition for alchemy in our studios to create deeper experiences with color, texture and spacial illusion in our work.
Providence Dinner Features Mad River Distillers Spirits
Providence’s University Club, in collaboration with MS Walker of Rhode Island, hosted a pairing dinner featuring spirits from Warren, Vermont’s Mad River Distillers on April 6. Mad River Distillers began distilling whiskey, rum and brandy in 2013 on a 150-year-old farm in the heart of the Mad River Valley, with a focus on aged spirits that are character-driven and full of flavor. Guests enjoyed five courses of cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Arthur Barrette, each paired with spirits tastes or cocktails featuring bourbon, rye and rum from Mad River Distillers. During the evening, guests tasted Mad River Distillers Bourbon, Burnt Rock Bourbon, Revolution Rye and First Run Rum.
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