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Yesterday I talked with Amy Ivy  (of Coop. Extension) about a neat event in Plattsburgh Saturday afternoon that’ll bring people who want to eat local food together with people who produce food, local food, even in this dead part of...
This is part of a series of farmers writing about life on the farm , week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney’s journal entries here. And you should check out...
I cover the Champlain Valley, so I cross back and forth between Vermont and New York a lot. Sometimes the places blur together and I don’t even notice I’ve crossed the state line. But other times – in the islands, in Port Henry and...
Update, 4:45 pm: Nora again in Canton — we’ll be continuing to follow this story with Brian in the Adirondacks, but in the meantime you can check your weather conditions on our weather page, where you’ll also find weather alerts by...
I’m watching the weather go crazy outside my house in Winooski, Vermont right now — driving rain, high winds, the power flickering on and off. They sky went dark grey, now it’s strangely yellow, and the cat’s freaked out. A...


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Simple Beauty: Georgia O'Keeffe at the Shelburne Museum
Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest, but O'Keeffe's first maturity as an artist came while painting in Lake George. Brian Mann visited the new Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont..
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Lake Champlain Maritime History, pt. 1
Wreck diving off Burlington with Brian Mann.
A memorial celebration of Elsa Hilger's life will be held at Wake Robin Retirement Community in Shelburne, VT on Saturday, May 28th.
A memorial celebration of Elsa Hilger's life will be held at Wake Robin Retirement Community in Shelburne, VT on Saturday, May 28th.

Obit: Cellist Elsa Hilger

Renowned cellist Elsa Hilger died Tuesday in Shelburne, Vermont. She was 101 years old. Hilger was the first woman, other than a harpist, to play in a major orchestra. She joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1934. Hilger received an honorary degree from St. Lawrence University in 1997, and for many years celebrated her birthday with recitals in Canton. Todd Moe spoke with Elsa Hilger on her 97th birthday.  Go to full article

For Women Who Knit Too Much

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is the author of a book called At Knit's End, Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much. She also writes a funny web blog for people like her who are obsessed with knitting. Pearl-McPhee is a mother in her mid-thirties, a Canadian, who has found echoes of her OWN fixation in the hearts of knitters across both Canada and the US. She'll be at Kaleidescope Yarns in Essex Junction, VT tomorrow from 3 to 6. She took time out from her book tour to talk with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Book review: "Alec's Primer"

"Once you learn to read you will be forever free." Frederick Douglass spoke these words when black slaves in the American south were forbidden to learn how to read and anyone who dared to teach them could be charged with a crime. A new picture book published by the Vermont Folklife Center tells the true story of a slave boy in mid-nineteenth century Virginia. Alec Turner's forbidden education led him to freedom in the north, specifically to a farm in Grafton, Vermont. Betsy Kepes has this review.  Go to full article
Kate Hampton as Ellen in <i>Vanya/Vermont</i>

Theatre Review: Vanya/Vermont at FlynnSpace in Burlington

Vermont Stage's Vanya/Vermont runs in Burlington's FlynnSpace through April 10. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng attended a recent performance and has our review.  Go to full article
President Bush in Adirondacks 2002

Clear Skies Plan Fails in Senate, Environmental Defeat For White House

The Bush Administration suffered a major defeat yesterday in the Senate. The Clear Skies initiative failed to pass a key committee vote, thanks in part to opposition from...  Go to full article

Churches, Agencies Mobilize for Tsunami Relief Effort

North Country churches and relief agencies are mobilizing their resources for both short- and long-term aid for the countries in South Asia and East Africa devastated by...  Go to full article
Bob Nuner as Angus

Theatre Review: The Drawer Boy at Vermont Stage in Burlington

The award-winning Canadian play The Drawer Boy is playing at Vermont Stage in the FlynnSpace in Burlington, and runs through December 12. Resident theatre critic...  Go to full article
Jane Beck

Vermont Folklife Center's Founder Given 2004 Arts Award

For more than 20 years, Jane Beck has traveled the back roads of Vermont to record oral interviews of everyday Vermonters. As founding director of the Vermont Folklife Center...  Go to full article
John Patrick and Alex Smith as Lewis & Clark. Photo: Andy Duback

Theatre Review: The Complete History of America (Abridged) at Vermont Stage, Burlington

The Complete History of America (Abridged) opens the season for Vermont Stage in Burlington's FlynnSpace, and rund through October 17. Resident theatre critic Connie...  Go to full article
Christopher Swain

Swimmer Completes Lake Champlain Trek

Christopher Swain finished swimming the length of Lake Champlain Tuesday. The 36-year-old from Colchester, Vermont arrived in Quebec shortly before two-o-clock yesterday...  Go to full article

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