From 1898 to 1903, Henry C. Whitaker edited the Barre Evening Telegram, which will soon be available in Chronicling America.   Barre was the center of Vermont's thriving granite industry, with a significant population of Scottish and Italian immigrants, and the Telegram reported on the granite business, union and labor issues, and immigrant...

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools – The Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace will cover the cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to graduate level—in Italian. The deadline has been extended to January 24, 2016. See the website for applicati...

by Chris Mays   Hermitage Club Culinary Director Terrance Brennan says a new Italian restaurant inside The Inn at Sawmill Farm is a very unique operation for the Green Mountain State. Brennan skied at Stratton for many years and was asked to take on the job by an official at the Hermitage Club who knew him from their days at the ski res...

Bread makers at La Panciata are keeping it in the family with an announcement the company is under new management. Twenty-four years since the company was founded, owners Glenn and Lori Loati announced that their son, Justin, and his wife, Bonka, took control of the company Jan. 7.   The specialty bread company will continue to operate...

How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.   But this summer, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass enlargement techniques, to be taught by three instructor...

Suburban shoppers who park their cars in the garage adjacent to Burlington Town Center and stroll along the featureless concrete wall toward the lake might be forgiven for not realizing that a very different scene existed here nearly half a century ago.   Before the wrecking ball began to swing as part of a massive urban renewal project in t...

by Alice Levitt   In September, few traces will remain of the Shelburne Road KFC. The fast-food counter and plastic tables where the ghost of Colonel Sanders once flitted will be replaced by a brick interior and 25-foot maple bar. Fountain drinks will give way to 15 local microbrews on tap, plus Vermont liquors and wines.   The man be...

The Middlebury Italian School summer immersion program is still accepting applications, and need-based financial aid is still available!   7-week immersion program - Take three classes in Italian and earn 9 transferable credit hours. MA in Italian - Attend a series of 6-week summer sessions or combine summer study and a year abroad.&nbs...

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning is offering 'The Art of Cooking Italian Food' on Thursday, November 14, as part of its popular Culinary Series. Teresa Galli, raised in Rome, Italy and now a resident of Tuscany, will share her passion for cooking, an endeavor which she looks upon as an art. Teresa regularly holds classes in Italy and he...

by Julia Clancy   Gelato is not just "Italian ice cream." A scoop clings to the cone with a consistency approaching soft-serve; the temperature is slightly warmer, the body thicker. And many stateside versions of this edible export don't fit the bill. Shy Guy Gelato, a new, small-batch gelato business from Tim Elliott and Paul Sansone, is de...