New Rhythm and Blues Quartet will rock the Vergennes Opera House

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, New Rhythm and Blues Quartet with horns (Whole Wheat Horns) will rock the old bones of the historic Vergennes Opera House and turn the stage into a fantastic musical playground.

Ask a Master Gardener: What seeds to plant this fall

Before taking a rest from gardening for the season, have you thought of direct sowing seeds to grow a minimal-care garden next spring?

Learn how to grow great garlic

Garlic grows well in many different soils and climates, but only varieties that are hardy and adapted to the Northeast will perform well here.

The Outside Story: Eastern red bat, the migrating maverick

Swift and apparently silent, a lone bat traces the contours of the woods’ edge at dusk, floating through canopy and meadow.

VanZandt connects to the land through painting

Thinking back to an art class she took as a 4- or maybe 5-year-old, Nadie VanZandt remembers painting a big leaf; finely outlining the veins with the most delicate strokes.

Lyric Theatre Company presents ‘Into the Woods’

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Lyric Theatre Company kicks off its 49th season with Tony Award-winning show by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, “Into the Woods.”

Castalian String Quartet offers free concert

The Middlebury Performing Arts Series presents the internationally renowned Castalian String Quartet in a free concert on Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall.

Call for submissions: Krampusnacht

Bald Mountain Theater is calling for submissions and artists for our annual “Krampusnacht” show, a celebration of both the light and the dark sides of the Yuletide season.

Volunteers in action: A new home & garden come to life

It was a special day last summer when a young family was able to move into their brand-new Vergennes home — the latest project undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of Addison County. 

Buy an empty bowl and fill an empty stomach

The Middlebury Studio School and the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-Op are teaming up for the 30th year to orchestrate an Empty Bowl fundraiser to benefit local food shelves, CVOEO and HOPE. 

Poet’s corner: Look me up in the field guide under blissful

There’s something to be said for banality,/ the way it keeps everything on a level plane,/ one cliché blithely following another/ like cows heading toward the pasture.

Ripton Community Coffee House hosts Corner House in Lincoln

Mark your calendars for the first Saturday of November to come hear Corner House perform a new album release concert.

Judith’s Garden: Farewell to autumn — and to our gardens

This autumn has surely been one of the most beautiful I can remember since Dick and I made our home in Goshen — over 25 years ago.

Arts grant enables Ferrisburgh writer to get weird

Late this past summer, the Vermont Arts Council awarded 25 Vermont artists Creation Grants. Two of those 25 were Addison County artists.

MNFF Selects monthly screenings begin this week

This year’s series, with a “Larger Than Life” theme, will feature seven films about individuals whose lives and presence have genuinely impacted our culture.