Area quilters enter Vermont Quilt Festival contest

Over 250 contest entrants of all ages from the U.S., Canada, and abroad have entered the quilt contest at Vermont Quilt Festival, New England’s premier quilt event this weekend. They include locals Hope Johnson, Judy M. Siccama, and Ruth Whitaker. Olivia Brunelle and Lauren Toussaint are entrants in the youth category. Evaluated by a panel of national… Read More »

Bill Skiff releases new book

Red Barn Books of VT in Shelburne is celebrating the Fourth of July with the release of a new book, “Willie the Jumping Frog”, written by local resident Bill Skiff. In a tradition that Mark Twain and Huck Finn would likely approve, Skiff has led Williston’s Independence Day children’s festivities as “Frog Master,” officiating at… Read More »

Bread and Puppet Theatre tackles World War I

On Friday June 27 the Bread and Puppet Theatre in Glover will present two theatrical performances centered on social responses to World War I.  The first centers on the writings and resistance of Scott Nearing, the second on cross-generational conversation and the female anti-war perspective. Gregy Joly, an independent scholar who lives in Jamaica, Vermont,… Read More »

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

The call for Makers is now open for this year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire. Makers can apply to participate in this year’s event with their DIY projects, presentations and/or workshops.  The third-annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire is a two-day event planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 am-4pm at… Read More »

Ziggy Marley stops in Rutland June 17

Ziggy Marley stops in Rutland June 17

Six-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley makes a stop at The Paramount Theatre on his ‘Fly Rasta Tour’ on Tuesday, June 17, at 8pm. Tickets are still available. Ziggy was immersed in music from an early age as he sat in on recording sessions with his legendary father, Bob… Read More »

CVU Teen featured in “A Little Night Music”

This June Champlain Valley Union sophomore Pearl Guerriere brings the role of Fredrika Armfeldt to life in the New London Barn Playhouse’s presentation of “A Little Night Music.” A masterwork by Stephen Sondheim, the critically acclaimed lyricist behind productions such as West Side Story and Sweeny Todd, this wildly romantic story of love, regret, and… Read More »

Charlotte artist presents solo exhibit

Charlotte artist Sara Bridgman presents a solo exhibit, entitled “Retrospective Works of Sara Bridgman 1967–2014,” in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, which can be seen on Saturdays through Aug. 2. Bridgman also gives an artist’s talk on Saturday, June 21 from 2-4 pm. Bridgman’s art began in the 1970s with etchings and she later incorporated… Read More »

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