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And, here’s the trains! Don’t miss the Collectors Fair! Orleans,VT. Elementary School Gym!~

By camilla @ 2:19 pm

The trains will be running!  Don’t Miss it!

It’s here~! The Collector’s Fair!

By camilla @ 1:16 pm

The Collectors’ Fair, the ULTIMATE SHOW AND TELL, will once again be held at the Orleans Elementary School gym in Orleans, VT on Sunday, Feb. 18 – 9 am to 2 pm!

Free Admission – Lunch and Snacks!  Come and see:  Your favorite insulators, glass works, cards, antiques, Star Wars. vintage Lionel TRAINS ……You’ll have a great time and be sure to bring the kids! They’ll love to run the trains. Spend some time visiting with the collectors.

Organized by the Old Stone House Museum and happily sponsored by Parkview Garage and E.M. Brown & Son.

See you There!  Here’s a few “old” things to make you excited!. And, here’s a couple of real “oldies”=Cigar boxes!!  Look for the trains! Courtney Mead, the conductor, will be there!


MAC Announces Workshop for 2018 RODEO ROUNDUP!

By camilla @ 11:36 am



Newport.  The MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, in partnership with ACT 1, the Northeast Kingdom’s Premiere Children’s Theater Academy, is thrilled to announce plans for 2018.

Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls, Saturday, March 3, 2018 ACT 1 will debut RODEO ROUNDUP, for 5 to 8 years, a half day of theater learning, songs and fun under direction of the Broadway duo – Lynn Leimer and Sunny Naughton, in the lower gallery.                    

From 12:30PM to 4:30PM on March 3rd, the young cowpokes will be led through exploratory activities to learn about all aspects of storytelling and songs of the Old West culminating in a short performance for family and friends at 4:00PM.

Rodeo Roundup will teach participants about learning music and movement for the stage and much, much more!

Space is limited to 20 participants. For more information and registration, call 334-1966 or       


SIGN UP! Try your hand at Watercolor!

By camilla @ 11:28 am

 Mary Brenner, artist,  will be resuming formal watercolor classes on Tuesdays, February 6 to March 13, 2 to 4 PM at The 99, on School Street in Newport. The classes are Free (including the coffee and conversation!), materials are provided.   This is perfect for those of you who haven’t tried Watercoloring – OR – for those who want to get back to it again!  Call 802-323-7759 to register.    HAVE FUN!!ve Fun!


People: Portraits, Poses, Gestures and Dreams – a collection of Art

By camilla @ 12:03 pm




Art from the Thurston-Kramer collection… Northeast Kingdom residents and Marjorie Kramer and Sam Thurston art. Marjorie and Sam each have a great eye for art, so if you love good art, don’t miss this show of diverse artists and media from among the works they have carefully assembled over the years. Works by Lawrence Faden, Susan Daykin, Isser Aronovici and Anthony Santouso, among others. See you at the Opening on Friday, January 26, 2018 5 to 7 PM at The 99 Gallery and Center, School Street, Newport. Through March 23, 2018.


Learning to MAT!

By camilla @ 11:33 am

Whether you are an artist, and want to mat or frame your own work, or maybe you want to re-mat & frame an old picture – either way, here’s the workshop for you !  MAC Center for Arts is glad to present Mary Brenner, artist, to teach you the art of Matting!

MATTING WORKSHOP on Saturday, January 27, 10-2.  Ages 16 and up  –  Registration fee – $10.00 (covers supplies)

Please bring your favorite photo or artwork and a suitable frame that measures up to 4” larger than the actual artwork to be framed. The class is limited to 15 registrants 16 years and older. Preregistration is required. Deadline for registration is January 20th.  Forms can be obtained online or at the MAC Center for the Arts.  For more information, please visit or call 802-334-1966.



By camilla @ 5:26 pm

Misha Chirkova, now 3rd grade, entered this wonderful photograph in the Photo Fun Contest of 2016-17.  His title: “To All Good Years”  We hope you like it as much as we do and lift your glass “to all good years”.


LYNDA HAS A NEW BOOK ~Just in time for Christmas!

By camilla @ 6:30 pm

Here’s Lynda and her latest book! Can’ wait to get it for a sweet little boy!  Here’s Lynda and her latest book! Can’t wait to get it for a sweet little boy.  Here’s an invitation from my artist friend, Ken Wetherbee .    If you’re out and about on December 9th, stop and visit the Nevermore Bookstore on East Main Street in Newport. This is a fine opportunity to meet Lynda Graham-Barber. Lynda is an author, artist, and arts supporter in the NEK. Hope to see you there.


Lynda Graham-Barber – author


Don’t Miss This! Come and support this Community Orchestra!

By camilla @ 4:56 pm

This   Concert has absolutely Everything! The “Elgar”.. “Il Mio Tesoro” and the Schubert #6   Fantastic!! A suggested donation is $5.00.



By camilla @ 11:26 am
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