We all scream: There's nothing more New England than ice cream in summer

It's a rite of summer in Southern Vermont, one eagerly observed by children of all ages. From little general stores to busy roadside drive-ups, Vermonters and their visitors love to line up for a …

North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show celebrates art, community NORTH BENNINGTON — Walking the roads of ancient Rome, one could see sculptures, standing like ghosts in tribute to the gods, the dearly departed, or celebrated citizens.But time travel is not …
Too much of a good thing? Not at Olallie Daylily Gardens NEWFANE — My wise friend once told me at dusk: "Nothing in this world remains wholesome if multiplied to excess." Try as I might to test it, her statement holds, even when challenging the …
Review: A completely fine debut novel faces loneliness When we first meet namesake character of "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman, she lives alone in a small apartment in Glasgow. She is withdrawn, socially awkward, and doesn't have …
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'Frasier' alums reunite in Dorset's 'Slow Food' DORSET — "Slow Food," the final production of the Dorset Theatre Festival's 42nd season, opens on Aug. 23. The comedy stars "Fraser" alumni Peri Gilpin in the role of Irene and Dan Butler as …
Exploring native waters: By kayak, Jersey transplants get lay of land BRATTLEBORO — When I relocated to Vermont from New Jersey last year, I was told it would take some time and experience — several winters, a few farmers markets, maybe a Subaru purchase or …
Oldcastle's `Judevine' proves timeless yet again BENNINGTON — Oldcastle Theatre Company co-founder and producing artistic director Eric Peterson loves to tell anyone who will listen that the late David Budbill's "Judevine" is an American …
The past, colorized: Battle Monument dedication day, 1891 When Olin Scott decorated his house for the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in 1891, the 100th anniversary of Vermont's admission to the Union, his extravagance caught the attention of …
Dorset's `Mrs Christie' a hit DORSET — Dorset Theatre Festival continued its summer slate with the world premiere of Heidi Armbruster's "Mrs. Christie," an imaginative and speculative romp through a moment in Agatha …

A Vermont literary mystery: The search for Harper Lee's connection to West Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Evidence of a little-known connection between West Brattleboro and Nelle Harper Lee, the author of "To Kill A Mockingbird," intrigued Casey Cep as she delved into her research …

Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont, week of Aug. 24

Petria Mitchell: Artist discusses her solo exhibition Light and Air, and her painting techniques and inspiration, at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. More: …

Bellows Falls Opera House offers classic entertainment

BELLOWS FALLS — The Bellows Falls Opera House is a throwback, an anomaly, a rarity: A movie theater where you can truly see a movie on the big screen and not get fleeced by big city prices.This …

The past, colorized: Horses and horseless, circa 1915

In this week's colorized photo, we're on Monument Avenue in Bennington, sometime around 1915, as two gentlemen pass by the Catamount Tavern monument in their motorcar. Tim Wager, who colorized the …

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ThursdayLiteraryAuthor event: 5:30 p.m. Donald B. Keelan discusses "Observations on Nonprofits: An Informal Guide for Board Members and Volunteers." Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester. … more
DORSET — Dorset Theatre Festival will wrap up summer with the final production of its 42nd season, its eighth under artistic director Dina Janis, and second with producing director Will Rucker … more
STRATTON — On February 21, 2018, while most people in the Eastern United States were sleeping, Jessie Diggins was making history — for the U.S. Nordic ski team, and for a little prep … more
MANCHESTER — When Katharine Maness came home to the serenity of her beloved Pawlet from years away in the bright lights of New York City's theater industry, the Vermont landscape gave her a … more
Much Ado About Nothing: Shakespeare In The Woods kicks off its season with one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. Hunter Park at Northshire Civic Center, Route 7A, … more
If you're from New England, you most likely know the children's rhyme about Lizzie Borden and the infamous double murder to which she's connected. But do you know the facts about this unsolved cold … more
Somewhere near the middle of Howard Norman's new novel, "The Ghost Clause" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), protagonist Simon Inescourt recalls a writer's conference where, as a first-time … more
A storm shower passes overhead early in the afternoon. The hummingbird's sensibility sends it to wait in the pine's branches until the deluge subsides, and half a dozen bees in the grass quit their … more
WEST DOVER — Grateful Dead-influenced musicians from all over the Northeast are getting together to celebrate the season. The Dead of Summer Music Festival will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday … more
ThursdayTheater"Mrs. Christie": 7:30 p.m. In 1926, Heidi Armbruster's classic new comedy, based on the author's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, … more

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