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Ryan Mercer / Burlington Free Press

An apple orchard in the Champlain Islands has been around since Ulysses S. Grant was president: Allenholm Farm in South Hero.

Susan J. Boutwell

This weekend, you can join a poets' group and take in an opera and a string quartet.

Courtesy, Kristen M. Watson, artist

You've probably noticed you're seeing - and therefore scrutinizing - your own image and those of others more and more these days. Vermont multi-disciplinary artists Mary Admasian and Kristen M. Watson noticed, too.

Rodrigo Cuel / iStock

There aren't many vegetables where you're eating the same varieties that were cultivated thousands of years ago but that is a the case with shallots.

Young Writers Project: Philosophies

Oct 20, 2016
Courtesy, Fiona Goodman

When or if somebody asks me,

“Why do you think we’re here?”

I’ll probably reply,

“Because we’re so self-centered

we think we’re more important than the rest of the world

Awesome Etiquette: When A Friend Copies Your Resumé

Oct 20, 2016
Courtesy, Career Tipster

You've offered to help a friend write a resumé and, as an idea-generator, you share yours. Then, your friend uses the same copy, font and order that's on your resumé instead of using it as a template to create their own original document.

The first step is to remember that old adage: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

Kent McFarland / Vermont Center For Ecostudies

Beavers are often thought to be a nuisance, but they also make positive contributions to the environment. 

U.S. Public Domain

French composer, Maurice Ravel was short in stature, slight of frame, impeccably dressed and careful about his manner. He lived a private life, but perhaps you could have found him walking in the woods outside of Paris at night pondering music in his head. “It’s lucky I’ve managed to write music,” Ravel wrote, “because I know perfectly well I should have never been able to do anything else.”

VPR Cafe: Cabbage

Oct 14, 2016
Glenn Russell / Burlington Free Press

Cabbage is one of those polarizing vegetables — you love it or you don't.

If you have heavy heads of locally-grown cabbage in your CSA basket and you fall into the "love" category, Melissa Pasanen, who writes for the Savorvore section of the Burlington Free Press, has some new recipes for you to try.

Awesome Etiquette: Notes To A Food Thief

Oct 14, 2016
Courtesy, Sporkful

The refrigerator in your communal office kitchen can be a great money-saving resource when you want to brown-bag it. But when you leave food items that you intend to consume later and they show up missing, the kitchen can become a source of frustration.

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Who invented the president? Which country had the first president? We answer presidential questions historical in nature with author Kenneth C. Davis. Also in the episode: why do leaves change color in the fall?

Courtesy, David Schein, OffCenter For The Dramatic Arts

Burlington's Old North End has a way of attracting creative types to it environs and it has for a long time. Local theater actor and writer David Schein said that is likely due to the fact that the neighborhood is more affordable.

Courtesy, Susan Reid

This is a graveyard,

I think to myself

as I walk into a clearing

in the forest.

Courtesy, Garden Therapy

It was my daughter, Elena, living in Canada who turned me on to Jack-O-Planterns. Instead of just having the spooky glow of a candle or lights inside your jack-o-lantern, you have plants sprouting from the head!

Courtesy, The Opera House at Enosburg Falls

If you plan it just right, you can see more than 20 staged plays and hear some local music this weekend!

Otis René is best known as the co-author of the 1931 song "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", co-written with his brother Leon René and this week on My Place, we'll hear songs penned by these song-writing siblings.

U.S. Public Domain

Art influences art. The work of one discipline can inform and inspire the work of another. In France, at the close of the 19th century, a movement known as impressionism left its mark on the world of visual art, literature and music.

Awesome Etiquette: Are You Okay?

Oct 6, 2016

When your facial expression doesn't match your inner mood, this can cause friends and acquaintances to check in with you and inquire if you're okay.

Artist, Bruce Murray

More studios are open this weekend, plus hear local storytelling, see a craft show and hear some bluegrass among the foliage.

I, SB Johnny

The fall colors are starting on native trees and shrubs turning our forests ablaze. Vines also can provide fall interest beyond their colorful leaves. Many are familiar with the bright red colors of Virginia creeper and Boston ivy this time of year, but two other fall vines give color in a different way.