First Concert on the Green booked for August

Tickets are on sale now for the first of next summer’s Ben and Jerry’s Concerts on the Green at Shelburne Museum. The Grammy-nominated duo Sylvan Esso will headline the first announced concert for the popular summer outdoor concert series in 2018. Sylvan Esso’s second album, “What Now,” released this year was nominated for the Best… Read More »

Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Charlotte author’s book of poems tells horse stories of her youth

Adorned with artwork from Stowe painter Douglas Scribner, the slim-bound volume of Charlotte author Kathleen McKinley Harris’ equestrian poetry is making its way to independent bookstores in the community. Flying Pig and Hopkins bookstores in Shelburne are first, but the soft-spoken former school teacher beams at the challenge of getting her work into the hands… Read More »

Watercolor and Raku clay artists kick off holiday demonstrations at Frog Hollow

Watercolor and Raku clay artists kick off holiday demonstrations at Frog Hollow

Throughout December, Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Burlington will host a number of artisan demonstrations and visits starting with two this Saturday. Watercolorist Annelein Beukenkamp will demonstrate her watercolor technique from 11 a.m.  to 3 p.m., working on various images that will include poultry, winter birds, and florals. Her watercolors have been described… Read More »

Shelburne Craft School ups the ante on wreath decorations

Shelburne Craft School ups the ante on wreath decorations

The Shelburne Craft School board of directors, staff, and friends host the seventh annual Wreath Auction and Winter Festival Dec. 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the school. The holiday event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music, and a live auction of wreaths created by local artisans and businesses. Tickets include a complementary… Read More »

Vino and the Bard Shakespeare event postponed to February

Vino and the Bard, the Vermont Shakespeare Festival’s hilarious annual fundraiser, has been postponed to Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. at ArtsRiot on Pine Street in Burlington. Originally scheduled for Dec. 3, Vino and the Bard will feature several scenes from the plays of William Shakespeare accompanied by tastings of Shelburne Vineyard wines and seasonal… Read More »

Essex Players present the holiday classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life, The Radio Play’

The Essex Community Players present a unique take on a holiday classic with “It’s a Wonderful Life, The Radio Play,” with performances two December weekends at Memorial Hall in Essex. Audience members for the production are essentially members of the play’s “live studio audience” for Philip Grecian’s radio-play adaptation of the Frank Capra classic. Like… Read More »

Hinesburg Community School presents “The Sound of Music”

Hinesburg Community School presents “The Sound of Music”

This weekend, the hills come alive at Hinesburg Community School as the middle school production of “The Sound of Music” takes center stage. The school production follows an abridged script from the “Getting to Know Rodgers and Hammerstein” series available for young people and it includes a few shifts from the Hollywood movie version. Advisors… Read More »

Shelburne Players’ “I Hate Hamlet” opens Friday

Shelburne Players’ “I Hate Hamlet” opens Friday

Weeks of rehearsals that even included swordplay come to a close Friday as the Shelburne Players’ fall comedy production “I Hate Hamlet” opens for six performances this weekend and next. The play by Paul Rudnick will be performed onstage at the Shelburne Town Center, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as Nov. 15… Read More »