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Friday, Jun 21, 2024



Town Meeting Day marked by historic victories, anger over school budgets

Vermont’s small-town character gives residents the unique opportunity to discuss key issues with their community through its annual tradition of Town Meeting Day. Vermonters gathered in their respective towns across the state to convene on topics like municipal and school budgets, as well as selectboard ...


Liv, Love, Local: Thistle and Honey

Nikki Bowdish has provided the town of Middlebury with cakes, cookies and other treats from her home-based bakery, Thistle and Honey, since the fall of 2019. While Bowdish currently takes orders for pickup and local delivery in addition to custom cake services for weddings, she aspires to eventually ...

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Liv, Love, Local: Vergennes Laundry

In the three years since its opening, Nadia Dole’s Vergennes Laundry, a wood-fired bakery and épicerie, has expanded its food menu and retail offerings as well as launched a dinner series, with future plans for community-based events. 

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“Up For Discussion”: a salon series at Town Hall Theater

In a modern twist on old-fashioned salons, the Up for Discussion lecture series, hosted by the Vermont Book Shop and taking place at Town Hall Theater, aims to create a space for open community conversation this spring. The series, originally an idea hatched by Vermont Book Shop owner Becky Dayton, ...

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Liv, Love, Local: Specs Café

Vermont resident and cocktail professional Sam Nelis is working to realize his full vision of the Specs Café: a café by day and cocktail bar by night, with an associated retail space for local beverages along with café and bar equipment. The Winooski, Vt. space opened as a café in December 2023, ...


Edgewater Gallery Hosts Musical Brunch

Music, art and food filled Edgewater Gallery in downtown Middlebury during its second Musical Brunch. The gallery hosted community members along with some current and upcoming artists on display at the gallery on Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Liz Lebeau sang at the event, accompanied on classical ...

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Liv, Love, Local: Downhill Bread

In establishing Downhill Bread, Brooks Bezamat evolved his bread and pastry business, from an at-home baking operation based out of his Lincoln, Vt. kitchen to a full-time endeavor with a commercial kitchen on Main Street in Bristol. Bezamat serves bread and pastries three days a week in addition to ...

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Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association seeks state funding

The Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association appeared before the Vermont State Legislature requesting direct funding and support on Friday, Jan. 12. The nonprofit organization aims to promote and protect Vermont’s maple sugaring industry, the largest maple industry in the country by a factor of more ...