People & Places

How a famed chef’s Vermont roots saved his life

Food Network star Seamus Mullen, appearing over the weekend at the Wanderlust Festival at Stratton, credits his home state when sharing his death-defying story of personal and professional transformation.

Then again: The airwaves gave Coolidge a campaign advantage

The idea of a candidate being able to put himself before the people in voice, but not in body, struck some people as odd.

YWP: ‘That Song Sounds Like Blueberries’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “That Song Sounds Like Blueberries” by Ben Stoll, 17, of Georgia, Vermont.

Ex-Rutland mayor highlights ‘true faces’ of refugee resettlement

With the future of a program to resettle Syrians and Iraqis in Rutland uncertain, supporters gathered for a film and discussion on the travails refugees face.

Two Vermont showplaces to mark dramatic birthdays

The 40-year-old Dorset Theatre Festival and nearby 80-year-old Weston Playhouse would rather celebrate than compete as they raise their curtains this week on unusually star-studded seasons.

Dorset named ‘Most beautiful town in Vermont’

Culture Trip describes Dorset as “the perfect place for a relaxing vacation.”

My night on the lam in Vermont with Bob Dylan

As the legendary singer-songwriter returns for a concert in Shelburne, a writer recalls the time decades ago when she led a car chase with him and supplied a remedy for his sore throat.

Vermont artist Wolf Kahn shows his true colors

The International Medal of Arts winner will mark his 90th birthday with a major new exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

Then Again: Twain’s ill-fated brother did not prosper in Vermont

Mark Twain predicted his brother would not last as editor of a Rutland newspaper. He was right.

YWP: ‘Through your eyes’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Her” by senior Eva Rawlings of South Burlington.

Missing dog back in Thetford

Hickory, a 2-year-old Labrador-Rottweiler rescue dog who ran off in March after being with his new family only five days, has been returned home after being found 40 miles away.

Garrett Graff writes the book on life after the fallout

The Vermont author of “Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die” also has a few words about his so-far brief brush with politics.

Then Again: A case of who done … what?

In 1800s Vermont, a case of family jealously and alleged murder takes a surprise turn.

YWP: ‘Dear Dad’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Dear Dad” by Elizabeth Hardt, 17, of Canaan, New Hampshire.