Category Archives: Featured Stories

+FIVE: August 23-29, 2018

Fresh Film Middlebury New Filmmakers FestivalAug. 23-26 p.m.Middlebury Town Hall Theater68 South Pleasant St., Middlebury$12-$60, all-day event, multiple locations, townhalltheater.org. Join the club Ukulele Club6:30 – 9 p.m.Castleton Community Center2108…

READER BULLETINS: Aug. 23-29, 2018

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins email editor@rutlandreader.comSMITH-GILBERT PIPE ORGAN DEDICATIONThe new pipe organ at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fair Haven, VT, will be officially dedicated on…

Arts Preview: August 23-29, 2018

BRANDONKosi liveKosi is a New York City based singer-songwriter with jazz roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she’s more than just a…

Youth sailing camp raises its mast

BY ROBERT LAYMAN Port, starboard, stern, jib sheet, daggerboard — these terms are not in a typical 10-year-old’s vocabulary. That’s a problem lifelong sailor and Castleton resident Joe Mark wanted…

Craft works: ‘Making It’ is a creative escape

By Jim Sabataso Correcpondent In my recent discussion of summer popcorn television, I left out a crucial subcategory: reality shows. While I’ve never been able to get down with soapy…

Vermont developing influence in the film world: Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Jim Sabataso THE ARTS When the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival gets underway tonight, nearly 60 filmmakers from 15 countries will converge on the town for one of the film industry’s…

CU gets $300K research grant

By Gordon Dritschilo Staff Writer CASTLETON — Dr. Preston Garcia said it is very difficult to see what he does. “I’m a microbiologist,” the Castleton University professor said last Thursday….

Vt. schools get safety grants

By Patrick McArdle Staff Writer Almost 240 Vermont schools have been awarded safety grants from a $5 million funding package, from which $4 million will be used for safety improvements…

Residents celebrate town’s

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer POULTNEY — On the second Saturday of every August, East Main Street in Poultney comes alive. “There’s something about this town,” said Melanie Kingsley, vendor…

Emotional Freedom Through Tapping

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE Have you ever met someone who just glows and wondered what their secret was? When I met Sue Sharp, I knew she must have some…