Arts & Culture

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Castleton University has been steadily expanding its art footprint in downtown Rutland. To shine a light on all the new art, the college will begin new guided art walks in downtown Rutland on Saturday afternoons starting Nov. 28.

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Most of us start to draw at a young age and it can be an important skill especially in math and science. 

However, for people who are blind, getting that early exposure to drawing is difficult. A Burlington company, called E.A.S.Y. is working to change that by giving the blind much needed tools to draw. 

Vermont Historical Society

This year marks the centennial of the last long log drives on the Connecticut River. From the late 1800s and early 1900s, logs as big as 30 feet long were floated down the river to sawmills in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Now two Vermonters are keeping the history alive, chronicling the history of the drives.

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A group of students from Lyndon Institute will meet their perhaps unlikely hero Saturday: Garrison Keillor, host of "A Prairie Home Companion." The kids did their own version of the popular public radio variety show earlier this year and sent Keillor a copy. He liked what they did so much he invited them to a rehearsal and show.

Leslie Wright

Inside the South Burlington studio, sparks fly and underneath the heatproof welder's visor is Burlington-based sculptor, Kat Clear.

Bob Cantius/Vermont Center For Photography

Sarah Wunderle from Bellows Falls suggested The Santa Express aboard the Green Mountain Flyer from Bellows Falls to Chester and back on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A few days ago, I was reading a New York Times article about Kurdish efforts to rebuild villages ravaged by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, when the name Murray Bookchin all but jumped off the page at me.

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Shari Galiardi and Dave Hutchison live in a truly tiny house: a refurbished 1957 chrome trailer, not much bigger than a mid-sized car.

The couple is part of the so-called "Tiny House" movement, which focuses on living greener, clutter-free lives.

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Armed with only rock, paper and scissors, participants today will face off at a fierce tournament challenge. The materials are, well, metaphorical — and it’s all in good fun, for a good cause. The proceeds from the second annual Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament Challenge will go to benefit ANEW Place, a local homeless shelter that aims to create long term solutions for homeless men and women.

An East Dorset Rabbi Is Comedic Advisor To Pope Francis

Nov 18, 2015
Sultan Khan

Pope Francis seems like a pontiff who not only has a feeling for the little guy, but also someone who enjoys a good laugh. And the Pope will soon get some humor help from a Vermonter – an East Dorset rabbi who has become comedy advisor to the pope.