Jay Craven's 'Peter and John'
Jay Craven's 'Peter and John'
Jay Craven’s new film at Catamount Arts
Jay Craven’s newest film, “Peter and John,” will play at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury Sunday, May 3. The film is based on the 19th century novel “Pierre et Jean” by Guy de Maupassant and it’s set in 1872 Nantucket, during the island’s “ghost period”— after the decline of whaling, before the rise of tourism, and in the New England shadow of the Civil War.  The film tells the story of two...
Ethan Lipton
Ethan Lipton
Ethan Lipton’s Obie-winning satire coming to LSC
Kingdom County Productions will present the exclusive New England performance of Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra performing Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show, “No Place To Go.”  Showtime is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at the Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College.  Tickets are now on sale at Catamount Arts or by calling 888-757-5559 (toll-free).  Online sales are available at KingdomCounty...

Aine Baker, owner of The Stage in Lyndonville. The restaurant is a great venue for local musicians, like Val Davis and Chris Alger, below, to perform.
From flipping houses to burgers, Aine Baker has been a success story
“I am a serial entrepreneur,” Aine Baker, owner of The Stage in Lyndonville, jokes. The Stage opened last year and it's one of many business ventures for him. “I try to see a niche that isn't being filled and I can't help myself.” A large, dramatically lit stage is the centerpiece of the restaurant. “This was on purpose…I didn't want musicians to be stuck in a corner under a TV,” he explained. “I...
Millenials find creative ways to make the Northeast Kingdom home
Irish writer James Joyce wrote in Ulysses, “Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” The struggle he experienced in loving and longing for his sense of place is something that many young people returning to the Northeast Kingdom can relate to: struggle, community, love of place, lack of jobs. This is not a new problem. A 2006 New York Times article...

Articles

Jay Craven's 'Peter and John'
Jay Craven's 'Peter and John'
Jay Craven’s new film at Catamount Arts
Ethan Lipton
Ethan Lipton
Ethan Lipton’s Obie-winning satire coming to LSC
Award winning film on opiate addiction to play at Lake View Grange Hall in West Barnet

Opinion

Forty years ago, science denial in the U.S. was a sign of ignorance. Today, it’s trendy and acceptable. Not just acceptable, but applauded at the...
The conventional wisdom in this country says we have experienced a torrent of unwanted immigrants pouring ominously across our southwestern border,...

Columns

He’s 19 years old, 6’2” tall, and 205 pounds, and is now worth about $30 million. At least, that’s the value of his contract with the Boston Red Sox...
We don’t live in a quiet world. Everywhere creatures are speaking; some in voices that deafen us, some so softly we hear nothing at all. Others call...
The son of a trailblazing Methodist minister, the North Carolina native is the author of eight volumes of poetry.  Deemed by Elizabeth Spires “the...

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