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.

Year in review 2022

Over the past 12 months, 52 issues and over 800 pages, we highlighted the work of more than 39 local artists, actors, musicians and craftspeople; saw more than 47 exhibits and 18 film events.

Six exhibits to remember from 2022

Galleries were open this year! Sometimes by appointment, but it was a welcome change to see art in person again. Here are six exhibits to remember from 2022. 

Ask a Master Gardener: How to grow orchids

Do you admire orchids from afar but haven’t considered growing them or gifting them to a plant lover you know?

Sweet structures build community

A bunch of folks at Middlebury College competed in this year’s first Employee Gingerbread House Competition, which was held this past Friday at McCullough Student Center in Wilson Hall.

Irish and Québécois traditions take the stage

The Ripton Community Coffee House at Burnham Hall in Lincoln presents two master musicians in the Irish and Québécois traditions, Seamus Egan and Yann Falquet, on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

First Wednesday talks move online for winter

Don’t worry about traveling out into the cold, or icy roads, or that tickle in your throat… because the monthly Vermont Humanities First Wednesdays talks will be virtual for January, February and March.

Ask a Master Gardener: All about the perennial poinsettia

During the holidays, poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) show off in shades of red, pink and cream. They’ve been hybridized to decorate our homes during a season when the garden outdoors is fast asleep. Most people treat them as a holiday plant to be enjo … (read more)