This week Gov. Peter Shumlin stood near a failed retaining wall in Brattleboro to announce the eight towns receiving a combined $2,854,000 in Community Development Block Grants. The grants award federal funds to local communities via the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development.
RockFire, Barre's three-day celebration of local history and art, returns this weekend for its fourth year. If you're into live music, bonfires, abandoned quarries and/or discovering art in unexpected places, then this is the festival for you. If it's food festivals that light you up, then Waterbury is the place to be this weekend for the premier Vermont State BBQ Championship.
Last summer, a group of Vermont business investors and advisors went on a motorcycle tour of the state to hear pitches from entrepreneurs – like a Green Mountain version of television's Shark Tank. This August they're doing it again.