It's easy to sympathize with Oakledge Park visitors who recall better days when blue-green algae left Lake Champlain more or less alone. But for members of the Burlington Bocce Club, regulars on the park's recreational scene, the good times roll regardless of bacterial load. For 15 years, the club has claimed a tract tucked behind some trees off th...

The machines of the original “Renaissance man,” Leonardo da Vinci, have come to life this summer at the Montshire Museum in Norwich. The “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” exhibit showcases models of some of the drawings made by late 15th century Italian polymath and makes them interactive. From his flying machines to his ideas of how to make...

Joseph Giancola was one the most important figures in Rutland’s modern history, according to city leaders who remembered the local businessman this week. “Without Joe Giancola and his wife, there’s no Paramount Theatre,” said Paul Gallo, who worked with Giancola on the effort to restore the theater. “It never would have happened.” Giancola, who die...

With the cost of airfare soaring and COVID restrictions still in place for some international travel, it’s comforting to know that we can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy within a few miles of home. Because of supply chain issues, and the ever-increasing cost of ingredients and difficulty attracting competent staff, it has become extremely challen...

May 6 – June 26, 2022 - Vermont Center for Photography, 10 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Opening Reception: Fri, May 6th – 5 to 7pm. Artist Talk: Sun, June 26th – 6 to 7pm (This will be a hybrid in-person and online talk for those wishing to join remotely!). From the Artist: In late September 2019, I took a three-week pilgrimage to Sicily, i...

When the pandemic arrived in 2020, Roberto Visani didn't just hole up with a new puppy or sourdough starter. He got to work on an art project that would span 19th-century history and 21st-century design technology. Over the next two years, the Brooklyn-based artist created a collection of sculptures that is nothing short of remarkable, both aesthet...

Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. — VIRTUAL — Phoenix Books and Vermont Italian Cultural Association present an evening with New York Times bestselling author, Adriana Trigiani. Trigiani will be joining us on Zoom to talk about her upcoming book which will be on sale on Tuesday, April 26. Registration is free and required to attend the stream viewing on...

March signals two annual occasions in Vermont: mud season and CSA sign-ups. As the snow melts and the ground thaws, farmers start their first seeds and their customers purchase community-supported agriculture shares, promissory notes for the weekly boxes and bags of abundance to come. The arrangement gives farmers the jump-start cash they need and...

Barn Opera presents “Don Pasquale,” Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12, at the Barn Opera House, 1321 Pearl St. in Brandon, VT. “Don Pasquale,” Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera, is one of those delightful farces in which the music and the laughs seem to compete — but the music always wins. “It has these...

Are you craving a hearty Italian meal? If you’re ready to taste the love in every bite of dishes like lasagna, linguine and clams, chicken piccata, and pizza, then head to The Palms Italian/American restaurant in Rutland, Vermont. The Palms Restaurant is a locally-run business that first opened its doors in the 1930s, and has since been passed down...