Rutlander collects Vt. award for her rec work

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent April Cioffi has given her adult life to enhancing the recreational opportunities for the people of Rutland. “I think one of my favorite things is being…

Glitman takes the reins at Efficiency Vermont

Vermont Press Bureau Efficiency Vermont, the state’s electrical efficiency utility, has a new director. Karen Glitman has been named to replace Liz Gamache, who is stepping down to serve the…

Downtown to get ‘Jungle Book’ art

By Gordon Dritschilo Correspondent The jungle is coming to Center Street. The second in a series of planned downtown sculptures was announced last week. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle…

Rotary gift brings green education

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Two new greenhouses, dedicated to education, are planned for the grounds of the Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street this month, primarily through a donation…

A hole lot of fun: Making doughnuts at home is easier than you think

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES We’ve gone crazy for doughnuts. No longer are they just a humble side to a police officer’s cup of coffee; artisanal doughnuts are one of the…

Summer Safety: How to keep your pets happy and healthy this summer

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Summertime is here, depending on the day. Last week I was mowing my lawn and caught a driveway stone. The mower flung it into…

‘Il trittico’: hilarious to devastating

By Jim Lowe The Lowe Down MIDDLEBURY – Although contradicting Giacomo Puccini’s wishes, director Doug Anderson’s decision to change the order of the composer’s trilogy “Il trittico” bore fruit. He…

Got Skills: Stafford students earn plethora of medals

By Patrick McArdle Correspondent Students at Stafford Technical Center earned 52 medals at this year’s Vermont SkillsUSA Leadership Conference, and 12 students will go to the national conference in June….

READER BULLETINS: June 1-7, 2017

To list your event in the Reader Bulletins emaileditor@rutlandreader.comHIKE INTO HISTORY AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE FOR NATIONAL TRAILS DAYTo celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, the Mount Independence State…

ARTS PREVIEW: June 1-7, 2017

BRANDONThe Hay BurnersDeb Brisson and the Hay Burners are a group of veteran Addison County performers, led by Brisson’s vocals, who make their Brandon Music debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,…