“Everyone in Yonkers is afraid of Grandma”

WESTON, Vt. – “Lost in Yonkers,” written by American playwright Neil Simon, is set in 1942 Yonkers, New York. The story centers around the Kurnitz boys having to live with their bitter, stern and abusive Jewish grandmother while their father, … Continued

Free summer series at LEAF features Harry Potter

LEAF school

ALSTEAD, N.H. – Quidditch at Hogwarts, the school for witches and wizards in J. K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter books, is a game on flying broomsticks. In Alstead, N.H., at the LEAF charter school on Baine Road, quidditch players ride pink … Continued

Villagers turn out in force to pass amended budget

Bellows Falls trustees

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – A turnout of over 200 Bellows Falls voters moved to amend the budget at a July 20 revote meeting. Separate votes adopted, then confirmed the amendment by villager resident Scott Falzo to reduce the original budget … Continued

Weston Playhouse founding directors plan transition


Longtime partners to pass the baton in 2018 WESTON, Vt. – Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Founding Directors Malcolm Ewen, Tim Fort, and Steve Stettler, celebrating their thirtieth season at the helm of Vermont’s oldest professional theatre, have announced that the … Continued

Business Spotlight: Peabody Mountain Apiaries

Business Spotlight

Peabody Mountain Apiaries Weston 802-824-5469 honeybees@myfairpoint.net peabodymountainapiaries.com   Carol and Steven MacLaury started out with one hive of honeybees as a hobby 11 years ago, then turned the hobby into a retirement project. They now keep 16 to 32 hives, … Continued

Stellafane event celebrates telescope-making and astronomy


SPRINGFIELD, Vt.—Billed as the oldest and best star party in the world, the 82nd Stellafane Convention brought hundreds of amateur telescope makers and night-sky enthusiasts to Breezy Hill in Springfield, Vt., last week. Hosted by the Springfield Telescope Makers, the … Continued

FOLA decides to dismantle old piano


LUDLOW, Vt. – After advertising its availability at no cost for six months on social media, Frontporch, news releases, and every other conceivable means of communication, FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) decided it was time to dismantle a very old … Continued

Pets of the Week: Chiquita and Mitzie


Hi! My name’s Chiquita and I’m a 16-year-old spayed female. I was brought to Lucy Mackenzie when my owner abandoned me.  Can you believe that? Somebody just never came back from me. Well, there were two of us and my … Continued

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents: “The Music Man”


WESTON, Vt. – “Seventy-six Trombones” are coming to the Weston Playhouse stage this August! In the true Weston tradition of bringing award-winning classics to the stage, the company will present the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, “The Music Man.” Beginning … Continued

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