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Christopher Coyne was officially installed today as the Tenth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. Representatives of the church joined Vermont Catholics for the ceremony at Saint Joseph Co-Cathedral.

The Mass of Installation is a carefully orchestrated event, much of it scripted and solemn. But the occasion is not without opportunities for levity, which Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley took advantage of in his introductory welcome to the new Bishop.

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Instead of heading to the art supplies store for materials, Montpelier artist Nick Neddo takes to the woods and forages for feathers, sticks and rocks to make his own.

Credit, artist Julian Williams

Northshire Bookstore

In the Rutland area, the name Lenny Burke is well known to many. But thanks to a new book by Yvonne Daley, called A Bend in the Road, Lenny Burke's remarkable story of overcoming a traumatic brain injury is being rediscovered by a whole new generation. And many are only just now realizing the tremendous impact Burke and his mother Emmie have had on T.B.I. treatment in Vermont and beyond.

Courtesy, artist August Burns

Ellen Seeger of Montpelier recommended artist Nick Neddo's wild-crafted images in a show called Digging for Roots, up now at the Vermont Arts Council gallery on State Street in Montpelier through February. Meet Neddo at an artist's reception on Friday, January 23rd from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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A University of Vermont graduate who served in Iraq came to the Upper Valley this week on a peacetime mission: to show veterans and others how to make paper from their uniforms.  

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On Thursday, Vermont’s nearly 120,000 Catholics will have a new leader in the state. Bishop Christopher Coyne will be installed as the Tenth Bishop of Burlington at a ceremony in the Queen City.

Alexa Luthor

Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, sold out a string of shows this past weekend. But it wasn't a band that folks were lining up to see.

The performance space hosted a popular festival celebrating the art of burlesque.

The Little Free Library, no bigger than a breadbox and perched on a post outside Town Hall, was pretty well stocked the day I peered inside.