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Atlantic Crossing: Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane, Brian Perkins and Rick Klein
Atlantic Crossing: Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane, Brian Perkins and Rick Klein

Battle of Plattsburgh heroes inspire new music

Battle of Plattsburgh commemorative events are underway this week in Plattsburgh and nearby communities. Last Thursday night, Atlantic Crossing, a Vermont English and Contra dance band performed live during "Open Studio", NCPR's monthly arts program. Fiddler Viveka Fox introduces the tune "MacDonough's Fleet", which pays tribute to some unsung heroes.  Go to full article

Vermont walk highlights global warming

More than 600 people walked into Burlington yesterday in what organizers said was the country's largest global warming demonstration yet. Marchers are calling for political action to address global warming. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Vermont walk promotes global warming solutions

Vermonters have organized a five-day walk from Ripton to Burlington this Labor Day weekend to call attention to global climate change. The walk culminates Monday afternoon with a gathering on Burlington's Battery Park. Todd Moe talks with noted author Bill McKibben, one of the organizers of this weekend's walk, about promoting dialogue and action on behalf of a clean energy future.  Go to full article

Champlain Valley Fair opens Saturday

The 85th Champlain Valley Fair opens Saturday and runs through Labor Day in Essex Junction, Vermont. Spokesman Stephen Mease says it's Vermont's largest fair and biggest...  Go to full article

Two killed in Vermont shooting; man in custody

Police say two people are dead and three are injured in Essex, Vermont after a gunman went on a rampage through two homes and an elementary school yesterday afternoon. Todd...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Steel Magnolias in Colchester

Steel Magnolias is the current offering at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester and runs through July 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening...  Go to full article
<i>Disappearances</i> stars Kris Kristofferson

Conversation: Vermont film director Jay Craven

Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven will present his new film Disappearances tonight at the City Hall auditorium in Plattsburgh. Disappearances stars Kris...  Go to full article
<i>Four Dark Red Apples--Black Tray</i>, 1920, Collection of Donna & Marvin Schwartz

In O'Keeffe's Lake George Period, a First Flowering

The artist Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest. Her unique mingling of naturalism and abstraction seem permanently intertwined with...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: The Pirates of Penzance in Colchester

The Pirates of Penzance runs through July 2 at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
photo: NFCT website

Four-State Canoe Trail Celebrates a New Beginning

A 740-mile water trail that connects four states in the Northeast gets a fresh start Saturday as volunteers celebrate a five-year effort to mark and map it. A ribbon-cutting...  Go to full article

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