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It was 30 years ago today

May 15, 2024
I never dreamed of being a writer, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It was an early morning in 1994, and I was standing in the composition department of the Mountain Times, having been hired the prior year as a part-time graphic artist. Computers were just coming onto…

Europe or bust but it didn’t seem just

May 15, 2024
Building a Killington dream lodge: Part 13 Dad was focused and totally devoted to building his Killington dream lodge each weekend. It became his life purpose and passion to build his heart-felt legacy for our family. His dedication was inspiring to behold. Mom was committed (they were still married) but she had other interests, as…

May Whimsy

May 15, 2024
By Meira Christine It’s that time of year.  Rhubarb’s in season, Spring fevered Feminist movementbe damned  I’ll make pie If it pleases me And chase men, too No promises of pie though Fork you! Really serious about That. Just thankful the foolery of April is Done with And all of that You-know-what Bring on the…

Dew

May 15, 2024
The grass sparkles as we walk to the car.  The dew flies from the bird’s wings after they fly away.  My boots tap the freshly damp ground and leave imprints.  The wind blows my hair side to side.  Birds whistle and chirp in the distance.  The sun just opens its eyes to the world.  Good…

Be the lion among the sheep

May 15, 2024
Sometimes, a situation can be so unbelievable, so stark or so out of your comfort zone, that it doesn’t even fully register on your radar that it happened. Even when the blatantly obvious is right under your nose, you still don’t see it. Even when those who know, those who speak from experience, the blind…

Library event held to discuss the total eclipse

May 15, 2024
Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. —SHREWSBURY—Scott Garren will present an overview of the recent  total solar eclipse of April 8, at the Shrewsbury Library, 98 Town Hill Road, Shrewsbury. This is  a follow-up to his program last December.  Participants are encouraged to share their stories and impressions and to bring their photos to be…

Divided Sky fun run is Saturday in Ludlow

May 15, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.—LUDLOW—The third annual Divided Sky Fun(d) Run is a morning filled with fitness and community spirit. This event aims to support the Divided Sky Foundation and the Springfield and Rutland Turning Point Centers. Lace up your running shoes and  meet at Jackson Gore, 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow. Schedule: Friday, May…

Rockin’ the Region with Anders Osborne

May 15, 2024
There’s some great music this Saturday at Okemo, which I highly recommend. Music on the Mountain, a donation-based concert celebrating recovery, presented by The Phoenix, will be from 2 - 7 p.m. in the Jackson Gore Courtyard with performances by Anders Osborne, Dogs in a Pile, and Saints and Liars. I had the pleasure of…

Andrew Loose plays Grace Church

May 15, 2024
Sunday,  May 19 at 4 p.m.—RUTLAND—There will be a trumpet recital featuring Andrew Loose, trumpet, and Alastair Stout, organ and piano at Grace  Church, 8 Court St., in Rutland on Sunday at 4 p.m.  Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Andrew Loose is an accomplished  jazz and classical trumpet recitalist, building a performance career in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh…

Race Around the Lake is this Sunday

May 15, 2024
Sunday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.—BARNARD—Races begin and end at Silver Lake State Park, 20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, with courses encircling Silver Lake on town roads, dirt roads and single-track wooded trails with intermittent views of the lake. The challenging 10K route pops out of the woods on Royalton Turnpike and loops back…

Attend the Laurel Glen open house

May 15, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 12-2 p.m.—CUTTINGSVILLE—Laurel Glen, the property of John P. Bowman, a wealthy businessman who made his fortune during the Civil War, invites the public to an open house. Located across from the cemetery on Route 103 where Bowman interred his beloved wife and two daughters, will be open for exploration. Uniformed docents will…

‘Darkness & Light,’ a live concert performance by Upper Valley Voices, formerly Thetford Chamber Singers, held  in Strafford this Sunday

May 15, 2024
Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m.—STRAFFORD—The Upper Valley Voices (formerly the Thetford Chamber Singers) is holding a May concert at United Church of Strafford, 232 Justin Morrill Memorial Hwy, Strafford. It will be an evening of music that addresses the darkness of our times and offers a call to manifest our own healing light. History…

MINT Makerspace unveils new offering downtown at Sip & Shop

May 15, 2024
Thursday, May 16 — RUTLAND — On Thursday evening, May 16, The MINT Makerspace will reopen its downtown location with a fresh new feature: reMake Creative Reuse Shop. Essentially a thrift store for art supplies, reMake will operate in the same storefront that offers handmade wares for sale and hosts STEAM workshops for local youth.…

Sip & Shop held in Downtown Rutland

May 15, 2024
Thursday, May 16 from 5-8 p.m.—RUTLAND—The  popular Sip & Shop event returns to downtown Rutland, Thursday. Sip & Shop is  an evening that event pairs Vermont beverage and food producers with downtown Rutland businesses, offering you a unique opportunity to explore and indulge. More than 20 stops await, where attendees will have the chance to…

Upper Valley Baroque presents two performances of Bach’s St. John Passion

May 15, 2024
Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. —RANDOLPH—Upper Valley Baroque and its Artistic Director Filippo Ciabatti will present Bach’s "St. John Passion" on Saturday, May 18 (7 p.m.) at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire and Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at The Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph. This masterwork will…