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Gandhi on the Astral Plane, from  "The Boycott".
Gandhi on the Astral Plane, from "The Boycott".

Preview: "The Boycott" at Pendragon

The Boycott, written and performed by Kathryn Blume, will be at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. It tells the story of the First Lady of the U.S. launching a nationwide sex strike to fight global warming. Blume is an Artistic Associate at Vermont Stage Company in Burlington. She's also co-founder of the Lysistrata Project, the first worldwide theatrical event for peace. Todd Moe spoke with her about using theater and comedy to address a timely topic.  Go to full article
Warren Mick and Glen: the last step is to get the sheep IN the pen.

It's dog vs. sheep, with mixed results

Almost any weekend this season, you'll find a gathering of sheep, dogs, and people on some northeastern field. They're here to take a little break, have some fun, and test out their border collies' skills. Kinna Ohman stopped by a sheepdog competition at the Quechee Scottish Festival in Vermont. She sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Jacob Edgar pulls a CD from his vast archives at the home of Cumbancha Records.

Cumbancha Records: world music with Vermont roots

Walk into a coffeehouse or boutique almost anywhere, and you may see a display of brightly-colored world music CDs. Putumayo Records' compilations are famous for bringing little-known global artists to American ears. The man who discovers those musical gems lives right here on the east side of the Champlain Valley, and he's started his own world music label. Jacob Edgar has brought musicians from Central America, Asia, and Africa to his studios in Charlotte, Vermont. His latest artist, Chiwoniso of Zimbabwe, was rehearsing at a little farmhouse nearby for her upcoming North American tour. David Sommerstein stopped by and has this profile.  Go to full article

Demand rises for small-scale wind power

For years, home wind turbines have been popular mainly with the off the grid crowd. But now there's a new market: People who are tired of paying high electric bills. Wind...  Go to full article
Honey bees at a Squeak Creek Apiaries hive

A busy summer for bees

It was two years ago that beekeepers began reporting losing 30 to 90 percent of their hives. The phenomenon has become known as Colony Collapse Disorder. Nationwide,...  Go to full article

This year's heavy rains damage roads, irrigate crops and affect tourism

This summer, wet weather is hammering the North Country and Vermont. Rainfall is well above normal. From farming to tourism, the weather is helping some, hurting others....  Go to full article
Full cast of <i>Pump Boys and Dinettes</i>.

Theatre Review: Pump Boys and Dinettes at St. Michael?s Playhouse

The musical Pump Boys and Dinettes is the final production of the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. The show runs at the Playhouse through...  Go to full article
Abbey Lee and Marty Keiser in <i>Almost, Maine</i>. Photo: Buff Lindau.

Theatre Review: Almost, Maine at St. Michael?s Playhouse

Almost, Maine is the current offering at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester, Vermont. The show runs through July 26. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the...  Go to full article
Jonathan Tortolano

Something old and new on the cello

Cellist Jonathan Tortolano returns to his home state Saturday for a recital at the Commmunity Church in Stowe (noon). Tortolano grew up in Vermont, studied with renowned...  Go to full article
Nalina Mann, Aerialist. Photo: Buff Lindau.

Theatre review: Barnum at St. Michael?s Playhouse

Barnum has opened the season at St. Michael's Playhouse in Colchester. The show runs through June 28. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and...  Go to full article

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