Film club to discuss ‘Kite Runner’ in Middlebury

The Middlebury Classic Film Club will host its third film in the fall series on Nov. 18.

The Revenants take the stage in Lincoln

Bluegrass Gospel Project alums Taylor Armerding, Andy Greene and Kirk Lord have come together to present original, time-honored and contemporary Americana music to venues throughout New England.

Ask a master gardener: Growing mushrooms indoors

Mushroom grow kits can be found online and in the gardening section in many stores. Available varieties include oyster, lion’s mane and shitake, along with familiar varieties such as white button and portabella.

Neighbors care for welcoming Weybridge gardens

The historic Pulp Mill Bridge spanning Otter Creek between Middlebury and Weybridge has been a major tourist stop for many years.

‘Showing Up’ returns to Town Hall Theater

When the musical “Showing Up” had its first workshop performance at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, it drew prolonged standing ovations — and a lot of passionate comment. 

Middlebury Community Players hold auditions

MCP will hold auditions for a February production of Patrick Barlows’s adaptation of “The 39 Steps” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21.

Adirondack memoir explores a particular kind of male friendship

Christopher Shaw’s recently published memoir “Crazy Wisdom,” which explores the decades-long friendship with his widely admired but deeply flawed late friend Jon Cody, excels in its descriptions of harrowing scenes.

Book review: Swamplands: Tundra beavers, quaking bogs and the improbable world of peat — by Edward Struzik

Tamarack trees, which grow in peatland forests and also on islands of mounded peat, need 300 years to reach seven feet in height.

Sheldon Museum hosts ‘Aesthetic Addictions’

The Henry Sheldon Museum presents a lecture by Graham C. Boettcher, Director of the Birmingham Museum of Art on Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., via Zoom.

Pet of the week: Indy

Indy is a happy Golden boy who settled into our family immediately when we brought him home in April 2020.

Bob Stannard plays final concert of farewell tour in Vergennes

Bob Stannard has played at the Vergennes Opera House before, plenty of times, and each time he, and his merry band of “Dangerous Bluesmen” have put on an unforgettable show.

Schumann Quartet performs with pianist Diana Fanning

On Nov. 11, rising stars join forces with an established virtuoso, the Middlebury Performing Arts Series will present the Schumann Quartet and pianist Diana Fanning at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall.

Bald Mountain Theater presents ‘La Rue Chagrin’

Stories filled with biting humor, longing and heartbreak, paired with live music and vocals embodying spontaneity and charm, are ideal fare for atmospheric November.

How a local farmer became ‘Hollywood Doug’

Middlebury College graduate and emerging filmmaker Tommy Hyde packs a lot into his first feature-length documentary, “Underdog,” a loving portrait of Middlebury dairy farmer Doug Butler.

Book review: The Death of Jane Lawrence — by Caitlin Starling

Jane Shoringfield is a pragmatic woman with a head for figures; she’s been keeping the accounts for her guardians, the kindly couple who took her in after the death of her parents in the recent war, but it is time for Jane to make her own way.