Arts & Culture

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Jennie Shurtleff / Woodstock History Center

Weddings bring friends and families together, and a new wedding gown exhibit in Woodstock has also brought townspeople together as they’ve gone through dresser drawers and attic trunks for heirloom wedding gowns and accessories for the exhibit “Love in Woodstock” from 1780 to 2015. They’ve also looked through family albums for pictures featuring these gowns, now on display at the Dana House, circa 1807, located on Elm Street in downtown Woodstock.

It was a great day when I scored a library card at the wonderful Provincetown Library on Cape Cod. For no charge it’s now possible to get a library card at the P-town Public without being a Mass resident, or even a U.S. citizen.


One of the early advocates of renewable energy in Vermont has died.

John Warshow turned his 1970s anti-nuclear activism into a business that was at the forefront of alternative energy development in the state.

Doyle: The True Meridian

Jun 30, 2015

About a decade ago, an English teacher friend of mine ruined the 4th of July for me. At the end of the school year, my first as a teacher, I'd expressed excitement about the languorous yet productive summer ahead: the summer I would finally turn page 1,174 of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past, paint my house, and spend a week on the Long Trail.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum /

A festival this weekend celebrates the heritage of some of New England's native peoples. The Abenaki Heritage Weekend is held at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes.

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On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court passed down a landmark decision that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Attorney Susan Murray has been waiting for this day for a long time.

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Middlebury College theater professor Dana Yeaton suggested, Pirate Birthday Party from local film director Peter Ferland. See the film Sunday, June 28th at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Ralph Culver

Vermont poet Ralph Culver attended Goddard College in Plainfield in the 1970s and has called the state his home ever since.

The Vermont College of Fine Arts is hosting the first Vermont Book Award this year. Judges announced the six finalists in the running for the inaugural honor – and the $5,000 prize – Thursday.