Fairbanks Museum 2015 Theme: Extinction
Imagine traveling back in time 67 million years to an alien world. Animals you have only read about, thanks to paleontologists, are everywhere. You know a little about dinosaurs because of books and movies, but you want to know everything about them before coming back to the 21st century, where they are long extinct. Extinction is the 2015 theme at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury. Programs...
Narrows in the Connecicut River near Woodsville, N.H.
Narrows in the Connecicut River near Woodsville, N.H.
Barnet to celebrate 100th anniversary
Imagine a cold spring day spent riding a slippery, tumbling log, rushing amongst a sea of timbers down the wide Connecticut River swollen from recent snow melt and rain. The idea of log drives is all at once so terrifying and yet utterly compelling. Were people braver in the 19th century? Or were they simply more desperate for economic survival and thus forced to embark on such an uncertain...
Matt Laughton stands by the counter at the Café at Gatto Nero on Eastern Avenue.
Matt Laughton stands by the counter at the Café at Gatto Nero on Eastern Avenue.
Two unlikely business partners find success in St. Johnsbury
July marks the one-year anniversary of the Café at Gatto Nero, which serves espresso-based beverages from inside Kim and Bill Darling’s print studio on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. Similar to European coffee shops, the café has carved out a space where community members can congregate and caffeinate.  Intaglio prints pepper the walls. Patrons sit at tall tables to discuss politics and art,...
Bill Amos in 1965
Bill Amos in 1965
Bill Amos shared a great deal with the Northeast Kingdom
War, nature, sports heroes, exotic lands, mysterious cultures and a loving family— Bill Amos experienced so much of what the world has to offer. Few people are brilliant. Many try to be funny with mixed results. We all strive to be reflective, analytical and eloquent. Bill was all of these things; equally interested in subjects big or small, from world wars to the tiny organisms living in nearby...

Articles

Fairbanks Museum 2015 Theme: Extinction
Narrows in the Connecicut River near Woodsville, N.H.
Narrows in the Connecicut River near Woodsville, N.H.
Barnet to celebrate 100th anniversary
Matt Laughton stands by the counter at the Café at Gatto Nero on Eastern Avenue.
Matt Laughton stands by the counter at the Café at Gatto Nero on Eastern Avenue.
Two unlikely business partners find success in St. Johnsbury

Opinion

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