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Marc Tumminelli as Lucky and Tessa Faye as Joan. Photo credit: Buff Lindau<br /><br />
Marc Tumminelli as Lucky and Tessa Faye as Joan. Photo credit: Buff Lindau

Theatre Review: "Dames at Sea" at St. Michael's Playhouse

St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester has opened their season with the musical Dames at Sea running through June 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro plays two concerts this weekend

The world's best-known, and some say most talented, ukulele player will be making two stops in the region this weekend, just before heading back on the road with Jimmy Buffett. He will perform at Will Rogers in Saranac Lake Saturday at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, 8:30 pm at Higher Ground in South Burlington. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

What's a green collar job?

A new national study says jobs in Vermont's green energy economy are growing faster than other employment sectors in the state, and are easily outpacing the national average for growth in green jobs. The Pew Charitable Trusts study found that between 1998 and 2007, Vermont's green energy economy saw 15.3 percent growth, versus overall job growth in the state of 7.4 percent. Growth in green jobs nationwide was put at 9.1 percent. At the heart of President Obama's economic recovery plan is the promise of new green collar jobs. Workers concerned about being laid off from their blue collar jobs are starting to wonder what those new jobs will look like. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Lake Placid Film Forum

NCPR is media sponsor for this week's Lake Placid Film Forum. It runs from Thursday to Sunday and features film screenings, conversations with directors and authors, and a...  Go to full article
Mollie Matteson (Source: Center for Biological Diversity

As "white nose" syndrome spreads, green groups want more funds for bat research

On Thursday morning in Washington DC, the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on "white nose" syndrome. The mysterious ailment was first identified in...  Go to full article

Vermont's Dead Creek thrums with life, views of Adirondacks and Green Mountains

The Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area isn't very big (only about 3000 acres) but it's one of the most popular bird-watching sites in the Champlain Valley. The waterway on...  Go to full article
Samuel de Champlain was the first European to reach Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Quad celebrates a forgotten explorer and a neglected landscape

This summer, Lake Champlain will be ringed with events - in New York, Vermont and Quebec. Towns along the shore will be celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the...  Go to full article

Book review: "The Lamoille Stories"

The characters in Bill Schubart's The Lamoille Stories are rural Vermonters with bottles of blackberry brandy in the pockets of their wool shirts and rusting "parts...  Go to full article
Haley Rice as Rita, Craig Maravich as Peter and Malachy McCourt as the Old Man. Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack

Theatre Review: "Prelude to a Kiss" at Vermont Stage Company

Vermont Stage Company is closing their season with Prelude to a Kiss, which runs through May 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has...  Go to full article
The Cycling for a Sustainable Future team.

Cyclists take climate change message on the road

A quartet of cyclists has spent most of this month on the road, cycling from central Vermont to the North Country to raise awareness of climate change. The Cycling for a...  Go to full article

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