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Peck Farm Orchard's Owner Gives Us Some Creative Pumpkin Carving Tips

By Melanie Heisinger, 09/19/2017, Categories: Life+Leisure, Today

Daniel Bair of Peck Farm Orchard in East Montpelier offers two basic concepts for carving.

3 Fall Day Hikes: Head Out into Central Vermont’s Wilderness

By Melanie Heisinger, 09/19/2017, Categories: Life+Leisure, Today

Susan Shea, who chipped away at the Appalachian Trail and writes about it in the fall 2017 issue of Best of Central Vermont, and the Green Mountain Club suggest these hikes.

Make Lunchtime Fun Time

By John Gales, 08/21/2017, Categories: Food+Drink, Today

With school back in session, many families are beginning to focus on smarter eating habits.

In This Issue - Summer 2017

By Melanie Heisinger, 06/26/2017, Categories: In Print, Today

Read about the Alchemist Brewery, good times at Circus Smirkus, what to expect at the Vermont Festival of the Arts and more in the Summer 2017 edition of Best of Central Vermont.

Splash into Summer at These Central Vermont Swimming Spots

By Melanie Heisinger, 06/27/2017, Categories: Life+Leisure, Today, Sports & Rec

A few of Central Vermont’s hottest spots for cooling off.



Featured Galleries



  • Bridging Worlds

    09/20/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/20/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/22/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • Refuge

    09/22/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art will host a diverse array of guests in its 2017...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/22/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Refuge

    09/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Ordinary Time

    09/23/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Refuge

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Ordinary Time

    09/24/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Readings by Vermont authors, occurring in tandem with this Fall's Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE....


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/25/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/25/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/26/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/26/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/20/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/20/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/21/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • Free and open to the public, Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents Smi...


  • Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture

    09/21/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    Local photographer and writer Peter Miller will discuss his new book: Vanishing Vermonters: Loss ...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/21/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/22/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • Refuge

    09/22/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art will host a diverse array of guests in its 2017...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/22/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Refuge

    09/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Ordinary Time

    09/23/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Refuge

    09/24/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Ordinary Time

    09/24/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Readings by Vermont authors, occurring in tandem with this Fall's Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE....


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/25/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/25/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/26/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/26/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/27/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/27/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/28/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • A Path Well Traveled

    09/28/2017
    08:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont State Curator and the Office of Governor Phil Scott will be presenting their summerti...


  • Bridging Worlds

    09/29/2017
    08:00AM — 04:30PM

    The Vermont Supreme Court Gallery will feature a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Hunter Ed...


  • Refuge

    09/29/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Refuge

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

    09/30/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Animal Barn Sheep – Goats – Alpacas – Llamas – Rabbits. In addition to live fiber-...


  • Ordinary Time

    09/30/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Listen to writers read from their works and discuss their process. Afterwards, audience members ...


  • The 20 iconic cut paper collages Henri Matisse published in 1947 and called “Jazz” inspired jazz ...


  • Myra Flynn Band

    09/30/2017
    08:00PM

    Singer/songwriter Myra Flynn spends her career embracing dichotomy — half Irish and half African ...


  • Bethany Church 23rd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale

    10/01/2017
    08:00AM — 04:00PM

    Rain or Shine - Proceeds to benefit local & world church missions - Offering Antiques, Jewelry, C...


  • Refuge

    10/01/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival

    10/01/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Animal Barn Sheep – Goats – Alpacas – Llamas – Rabbits. In addition to live fiber-...


  • Create an accordion book using recycled papers, books, and other found materials. Each participan...


  • Ordinary Time

    10/01/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Bethany Church 23rd Annual Lawn and Bake Sale

    10/01/2017
    12:00PM — 03:00PM

    Rain or Shine - Proceeds to benefit local & world church missions - Offering Antiques, Jewelry, C...


  • Readings by Vermont authors, occurring in tandem with this Fall's Art at the Kent exhibit REFUGE....


  • Walk-Through Wednesdays at Orchard Valley

    10/04/2017
    08:30AM — 10:30AM

    Join us one Wednesday of each month for an introductory visit to the OVWS grades school (8:30-9:3...


  • Refuge

    10/06/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Tea Tasting

    10/06/2017
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    Join the folks from Little Tree Tea at Kent. Share in their passion for tea while discovering th...


  • Refuge

    10/07/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Montpelier Child's Garden Fall Festival!

    10/07/2017
    10:00AM — 12:30PM

    Celebrate fall and the richness of the harvest at the Child's Garden in Montpelier! Apple pressin...


  • Ordinary Time

    10/07/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


  • Tea Tasting

    10/07/2017
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    Join the folks from Little Tree Tea at Kent. Share in their passion for tea while discovering th...


  • Refuge

    10/08/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    Over two dozen artists, including Eric Aho, Janet Mackenzie, and Peter Schumann explore refuge wi...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains and giving back to the c...


  • Ordinary Time

    10/08/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    Opening September 16th, reception 5-7. Ordinary Time, featuring the work of Maine-based painter G...


 

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