Chronology 2023: A year in review

Change is good, but that doesn’t include climate change. Like everywhere, here in Addison County we saw the effects of this change in the early start to the maple sugaring season, the unusually late hard frost in May, and we all recall the unusually heavy rains of July and August.

2023 in review: Looking back at the year in Arts + Leisure

It’s been eight years of publishing the Arts + Leisure section of the Addison Independent. Again and again, I am beyond impressed by the incredible work and talent we see right here in Addison County, which makes this tabloid section a joy to put together … (read more)

Year in review 2023: 6 art exhibits to remember

The following art exhibits at local galleries stood out this year.

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. 

2021: We coped with COVID, and life went on

Once again the pandemic was a dominant feature of life in Addison County this year. But even on the public health front there was some good news.

Year in Review: Looking back at the arts & leisure of 2021

Arts + Leisure celebrated its fifth full year in 2021. Twelve months, 52 issues, over 800 pages, all dedicated to arts and events going on in Addison County — and everything happened amidst the pandemic.

Year in Review: 2021 Art exhibits

Here are some of the local art exhibits we covered in Arts & Leisure in 2021.

Year in Review: 15 adopted pets

Here are just 15 of 1,210 animals Homeward Bound served in 2021.

2019: A year in review

Editor’s note: The slower pace in the last week of the year is a good time to look back over the past 12 months and recall where we’ve been before diving into the 12 months ahead of us.  We present this look back at 2019 to help you bring to mind the big … (read more)