House of music worship: The Stone Church provides spirit, vibe to Brattleboro concert scene

BRATTLEBORO — When funk-metal guitar legend Vernon Reid told an audience assembled at the historic Stone Church for his "Revisiting the Band of Gypsys" show that he was moved by "the spirit" in …

Southshire Community School stages 'Alice in Wonderland' NORTH BENNINGTON - The Southshire Community School invites the public to its adaptation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Theater D207, VAPA, …
Entertainment calendar for Dec. 14-18 FridayTheater"A Christmas Carol": 7:30 p.m. The Dickens classic, dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. Tickets $18 for adults, $15 for members, $8 for ages 6 to 14; …
Dorset Players make merry with 'A Christmas Carol' DORSET — The Dorset Players continue their annual holiday tradition of putting on some of the most wholesome family entertainment in the region with their ongoing production of Charles Dickens' …
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Modern amenities, old-school charm: Roadside motels updating for a new generation of visitors SHAFTSBURY — Martha Wiles has a theory: "Psycho," Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror film, "ruined motels."In the film — spoiler alert — a woman finds respite at the Bates Motel, near …
'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 …
Taconic Music to perform holiday program MANCHESTER — Manchester Community Library and Taconic Music present "An Evening of Holiday Music" on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the library. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception offering …
Dorset Players bring Dickens to life in 'A Christmas Carol' DORSET — Dorset attorney Kevin O'Toole believes one can never have enough of a good thing, especially a classic work of literature in whatever format it's offered to the public.And so in the …
Saints & Liars performs Friday to benefit VAE BENNINGTON — The Vermont Arts Exchange will celebrate the end of its 25th birthday year with a party on Friday at Harvest Brewing, 201 South St. Showtime starts at 7 p.m., and general admission …

What we're reading: Best gift ideas from Vermont writers

"Heart Spring Mountain," by Robin MacArthur"Heart Spring Mountain" is a treasure. MacArthur deftly weaves the lives of three generations of Vermont women into this marvelous story about the search …

Michael F. Epstein | BookMarks: Oh, to be a child again!

Michael F. EpsteinLandscapes correspondentWith Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror and Christmas and Hanukkah looming on the horizon, it's time to try to figure out what the ideal holiday present is …

Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, Dec. 7

Ellenbogen Gallery: Abstract art gallery formerly known as stART Space marks its name change and two-year anniversary with "Beyond Words," a solo show of new paintings by Richard D. Weis (above), …

Tina Weikert: When a boy goes off to hunt, mom has a lot to think about

November came around this year as it always does, holding my birthday and Thanksgiving within its days. I'm a fan of birthdays no matter my age, and this year would have presented no challenge except …

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The year is circa 1906, and we've stepped into Hudson's Ice Cream and Candy Parlor, which is all decorated for Christmas. The shop was located next to the Bennington Opera House, which later became … more
BENNINGTON — The Oldcastle Theatre Company will present its Annual Holiday Radio Variety Show, featuring music of the season, comedy, and classic, old-time radio programs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, … more
ThursdayMusicSenior show: 9 p.m. Maeve Bustell's evening of original work highlighting four methods of sound-making: woodwinds, electronics, recordings from the built environment, and … more
BENNINGTON — When Bennington College fielded a request to contribute 300 ceramic bowls for the 2016 Empty Bowls fundraiser, visual arts professor Yoko Inoue had reservations."I said, I'm not … more
Author Q&A: "Opium" co-authors David Blistein and Dr. John Halpern speak at a benefit for Groundworks Collaborative and Next Stage Arts Project at 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, … more
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"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles"A Gentleman in Moscow" is a delightful novel. It is witty, humorous and gentle. The book opens in 1922 with the sentencing of Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov to … more
There's no more meaningful gift for a child than a book that will be treasured for years. Much like stuffed animals, they become trusted friends, fondly remembered and well-worn but never, ever … more
"Impostors" by Scott WesterfeldThis is the first book in a new series for Westerfeld. It is set in the future in the world of his best-selling "Uglies" series. Frey and Rafi are sisters who are … more
From Bennington to Bellows Falls, Southern Vermont's independent bookstores are natural destinations for holiday shopping. Books make wonderful gifts; money spent in southern Vermont supports a local … more

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