Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival creates a travel fund to support festival attendance

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has created the MNFF Travel Fund to support the efforts of its selected filmmakers to attend the festival in person each year.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to propagate houseplants

There are many reasons to propagate your houseplants. Maybe you want to share with a friend. Maybe your plant has gotten too large and you’d like to replace it with one of a more manageable size. Or, sadly, it’s taken a turn for the worst, and you want to … (read more)

Unreleased Meat Loaf film gives rare 1980s experience in Essex

An extraordinarily rare screening of the critically admired yet unreleased film “Dead Ringer” starring Meat Loaf is planned for Jan. 25 in Essex.

Creative Futures Grants calls for Round 2 applications

Awards of up to $200,000 are available to creative sector organizations and businesses including sole proprietors that can demonstrate economic harm caused by or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alyx Magic brings the wonder back this winter

Lucky for us, an afternoon magic show is slated for Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Vergennes Opera House, with magician Alyx Hilshey. 

Electronic music: The Art of Sound comes to MAC

The Middlebury College Music Department will present a concert of new electronic music, sound art and improvisation, on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Five varied artists are on the program.

‘Yoga With Jillian’ performs in Burlington

‏Did you miss “Yoga With Jillian” when it played at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury back in September? Well, it’s coming to Burlington for another performance on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21.

Ask a Master Gardener: How to grow African violets

You’ve probably seen African violets (Saintpaulia) with their neat rosettes of fuzzy leaves and clusters of purple flowers.

Cornwall Community Coffeehouse hosts monthly music gathering

The monthly Cornwall Community Coffeehouse welcomes Middlebury-based acoustic guitarist and vocalist Mark Sikora on Thursday, Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m.

Raven: The first local adopted pet of 2023

It was love at first sight.

Retired history professor helps find ‘Sasqua’

Before settling into a long and successful career as a professor of American and Atlantic-World history, Bill Hart started off in his early 20s as an actor. 

Sheldon Museum hosts live webinar on collage art

Thinking of place as an archive is fertile terrain for collage artists who seek to incorporate a sense of place into their practice.

Botanical abstracts brighten Edgewater Gallery at the falls

“Inner Landscapes,” a new collection of paintings by Sara Katz is on view this month at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls, 1 Mill St., Middlebury. 

Poet’s Corner: A different kind of blue

All that is beautiful/ that slips away––/ a December night/ that before was November/ and September and before that,/ July when days were blue silver/ waves we swam through.

The Heart of Afghanistan to perform in Middlebury

The Middlebury Performing Arts Series opens 2023 with a concert by The Heart of Afghanistan on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Mahaney Arts Center.