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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.

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 Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clear Skies had been hailed by the power industry and by some pro-environment groups as a way to replace outdated pollution control laws. Opponents described the plan as a gift to coal-fired power plants in the Midwest that are blamed for much of the acid rain and Mercury pollution that hits the north country. Brian Mann reports.  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
VYO Conductor Troy Peters

Vermont Youth Orchestra Performs in Carnegie Hall

The Vermont Youth Orchestra says its trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City this month was a big success. The young musicians from Vermont and the North Country received a...  Go to full article

Preview: Art Hop in Burlington

Wild and whimsical outdoor art is drawing attention along Burlington's Pine Street corridor and Flynn Avenue. The outdoor installations are part of this weekend's 12th...  Go to full article

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