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People attending the 24th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction put on by the Dismas House of Rutland participate in the silent auction at the Holiday Inn on Sunday evening.

Second chances: Rutland’s Dismas House provides a sense of community for former inmates

By BRUCE EDWARDS Correspondent The two-story house with the pitched roof at 103 Park Avenue looks like any other in this middle-class neighborhood. But what sets this house apart is…


+FIVE: February 11-17, 2015

BARK, PAINT, ROLL OVER? Dogs in Art: A Panel Presentation Feb. 11 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Norman Williams Public Library 31 The Green In ways both light-hearted and substantive, Dr….


READER BULLETINS: February 11-17, 2016

WINTER FEST For more information visit Night Sledding — Winter Fest Kick Off Party This year Downtown Rutland is taking part in the Rec Department’s Winter Fest event on…

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ARTS PREVIEW: February 11-17, 2016

MIDDLEBURY Bria Skonberg jazz The Middlebury College Performing Arts Series welcomes rising jazz star Bria Skonberg, “poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation”…

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NIGHTLIFE: February 11-17, 2016

South Pomfret: Feb. 12 Bow & Co. Bow Thayer Trio, Bow Thayer and his trio, ArtisTree, 2095 Pomfret Road, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $20, 457-3500     Barre: Feb. 12 Legendary Taj…


Cold cases: ‘The X-Files’ is a welcome, if not essential, revival

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Add “The X-Files” to the list of previously canceled TV shows currently getting on the reboot/revival bandwagon. The cult series, which aired on Fox from 1993-2002,…


Phoenix Books named a finalist for bookstore of the year by Publisher’s Weekly

By Janelle Faignant Correspondent Two weeks ago Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner found out that industry giant Publisher’s Weekly had named their chain of independent bookstores among the nation’s finalists…


‘Circles, Suitcases and Pramalots’ Sculpture of Oliver Schemm

By Victoria Crain Arts Correspondent “Circles, Suitcases and Pramalots” is a new exhibit in the Castleton Downtown Gallery. Its creator, Oliver Schemm, assistant professor of art at Castleton University, is…


Grooming job blends passion for dogs, art

By Gareth Henderson Correspondent Alex Verwey’s new business includes two things she loves: dogs and art. Verwey recently started Long Dog Salon, located at Happy Paws Daycare in Castleton, and…

‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ auditions set this month

By Dan Colton Correspondent Shakespeare on Main Street needs a couple of Danish students to kill. The theater group will hold auditions for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” Feb. 27…