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  • At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony
    At the Dover Town Hall, Locals Sing, Strum and Find Harmony

    Gary Keiser loves music. The Williamsville resident has been playing music for over 40 years, performing in local bygone bands such as Morning Sun and White Noise. Recently, Keiser has become a regular at Dover Open Mic Night at the Dover Town Hall.  On a September evening, he played...

  • Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro
    Exploring the Heart of Downtown Brattleboro

    Visit downtown Brattleboro and you'll quickly find how the town embodies what Vermont represents: progressive values, a buy local mindset, and an unwavering commitment to the community. The heart of downtown Brattleboro is Main Street, a busy but cozy, walkable section of Route 5 lined with...

  • Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture
    Best Things to Do in Vermont in Summer: Soak Up the Outdoors, Arts and Culture

    Looking for things to do this summer in Vermont? Let's face it, summer in Vermont is short. Over the next three months, you can make the most of your Vermont summer by exploring swimming holes, hiking trails, bike paths, festivals, music, arts and culture. Things to Do...

  • Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape
    Cold Hollow Sculpture Park: An Outdoor Gallery Inspired by the Rural Landscape

    In the days before opening Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, David Stromeyer used to walk up the dirt road between his house and studio and feel a mix of emotions. He would stop to examine the tall sculptures he created in his studio and displayed in meadows...

  • Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town
    Heather Lynne of The Wild Fern Plants Roots and Thrives in a Tiny Town

    Heather Lynne is a baker, musician, and café owner doing what she loves. Lynne owns The Wild Fern on Route 100 in Stockbridge. She spends part of her week baking and filling to-go orders for sourdough bread, sesame bagels, locally sourced beef burgers, and pesto pizza....

  • Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont
    Rutland Artist Kathryn Wiegers Paints the Town in Vermont

    Artist Kathryn Wiegers is brightening up Vermont's downtowns with her giant, vibrant murals. If you stroll along the streets of downtown Rutland, you'll come across her murals of elephants, giraffes, and even Batman. On Route 7 outside the Chaffee Art Center is one of Wiegers’ latest pieces: a...

  • Julia Brandis Showcases New Glassworks Studio at Putney Craft Tour
    Julia Brandis Showcases New Glassworks Studio at Putney Craft Tour

    Julia Brandis finds inspiration in nature and light. The result is an array of golden hues, soothing blues, and deep purples that will brighten even the dreariest of days. Brandis creates stained glass lamps, fire screens, and window panels in her new Westminster studio, which will...

  • Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain
    Embracing Love and Loss at Dog Mountain

    With the exception of Dog Mountain, not many places can evoke feelings of happiness, whimsy and sadness all at once. High on a hill in St. Johnsbury, the late illustrator and woodcarver Stephen Huneck created a magical place to celebrate our spiritual connection to dogs. When you...

  • Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries
    Exploring Vermont by Bike, Chris Bohjalian Shares His Love for Libraries

    Chris Bohjalian rides his Trek Edmonda on the roads of Vermont every chance he gets. If he stops anywhere along the way, it’s usually at a local library. If you follow the Lincoln-based author on social media, you’ll likely see photos of Vermont libraries—with Bohjalian’s bike...

  • 5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit
    5 Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Visit

    For a small state, Vermont is big on character. One of its many fine qualities are the walkable Vermont downtowns you'll find in communities across the state. After all, it's not just Vermont's rolling green hills, rustic barns and country roads that make Vermont so appealing....