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Asian greens automatically make some gardeners think of Chinese cabbage or bok choi. But there are many others that may be worth a try in your garden this spring.

My Place: The Cookies

Jan 20, 2017
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This week on My Place, we spotlight The Cookies, originally a trio of singing cousins who got together in Brooklyn in 1953.

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By day, Joseph Pensak is a Presbyterian minister and he also serves as the curator and director at the now four-year-old New City Galerie on Church Street in Burlington.

Young Writers Project: You-words

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

Your eyes were always my favorite.
Bright stars on the dark background of your chocolatey, tousled hair.
Warm and inviting they drew me to you
     to sit with you
wrapped in a blanket
     by the fire.
Sipping something warm,
     something brown, and dark from the mug tucked between our hands.
It was dark and brown but never as dark as your tousled hair or your winter hat,
     a shade of deepest forest green – another earthly element in the dark backdrop from which your celestial eyes shone.

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Catch the farewell performance of a local bluegrass group before they disband and head West, celebrate the presidential inauguration with art and explore various dance genres with workshops in Burlington.

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The general assumption has been that the higher the student loan debt, the more likely for a young adult to "boomerang" back to their parents' house. According to a recent study though, it's a more complicated than that.

As Ringling Bros. announces it will close, New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro is keeping the art of circus performing alive. The group's co-founder Elsie Smith (left) works with Cherie Jacque and Miranda Kent on the trapeze.
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It's big news when a group like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announces that it will close after 146 years. But at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, aspiring circus performers continue to train. And in many ways, the staff there say the future of circus arts has never been brighter.

Young Writers Project: The Making Of Konrad

Jan 13, 2017
Courtesy, Susan Reid

Mrs. Perkins stormed into the business meeting, stumbling over her high heels, her hair looking like it had gone through a tornado. Her face was beet red from anger and her eyes had a look of slight insanity to them.

Situations like this, except with different people, had happened so many times that Mr. Kiln instantly knew why she was barging in on his very important meeting.

"I quit!" Mrs. Perkins bellowed.

Some of the employees closer to the door yelped and began to scoot away in their chairs.

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Burlington artist Sally Linder says she feels a deep connection to the natural world and expresses it through her works. The subject of her latest exhibit, titled "White Magnetism," is one that most of us will never see in their native environment: the polar bear.

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This week, My Place traces the career and music of British songwriter, producer and orchestrator, Tony Hatch.

Poster by Nance Shaw. Printed by Messenger Print and Design, St. Albans

Take in an evening with "The Logger", try out a full weekend of Cajun music and dance, see a documentary at a film fest or warm up with a dance party.

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British-born Brattleboro resident Denise "Jane" Ashworth has been defying expectations her whole life. She was a translator in World War II, she was among the first women to work the trails for the U.S. Forest Service — and now she's self-published her first children's book.

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Veterans from all over the region will be skiing, snowboarding and skating in the Upper Valley this week for the annual New England winter sports clinic for disabled veterans. 

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Jake Burton Carpenter's first snowboard factory was in the southern Vermont resort town of Londonderry, near the Stratton and Bromley ski areas, and now the town wants to install a sculpture to let everyone know.

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In a career that extended some 40 years, composer and lyricist Frank Loesser provided original songs for over 60 Hollywood motion pictures as well as many musical stage productions, including Broadway's classic, "Guys And Dolls."

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Come January, it gets a little hard to keep the kids and yourself entertained indoors. One way to build some excitement is to garden — but not like what you'll be doing outside in a few months — this is grocery store gardening.

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For people prone to sleepwalking, slumber is not necessarily the welcome respite it is for others. The condition lies at the heart of a new mystery thriller by Vermont author Chris Bohjalian.

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International musicians and dancers will be performing the Islamic opera Layla and Majnun at the Dartmouth Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover this weekend. But before the world-class performers take the stage this weekend, they stopped by a local music class for a cross-cultural music workshop with the students.

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