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By camilla @ 4:04 pm



It’s that time again!!

By camilla @ 11:54 am

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! You are invited to 783 Vance Hill – Newport Center, on Saturday, December 3 – 10 am to 4 pm. The WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD presents their ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE!

A Small, but FUN show displaying and selling the arts and crafts Of the talented Wooden Horse Arts Guild Members.

Fine Art – Fine Crafts – A Door Prize!! The perfect time for early Holiday Shopping, Including our annual cookie sale to benefit the Scholarship Fund! and the 50/50 Cash Raffle,  also benefitting the Camilla Mead Arts EducationScholarship Fund!

The winning ticket will be drawn at 3:45 p.m. You do not have tobe present to win! See you there!



Deck the Halls !

By camilla @ 9:22 am




MAC Center for the Arts welcomes you to celebrate the holidays by creating a beautiful centerpiece made of local evergreens and festive materials.  This is an activity for family members, friends and neighbors, so come with a parent or uncle, child or best friend 9-99 years old.

Deck the Halls Saturday, December 3, 2:30 pm. in our downstairs gallery, 158 Main Street, Newport, VT. A small fee to cover costs of materials is required at $3.00 per person. Workshop size limited to 16 participants. Please register by December 1st.  Registration forms will be at the counter at MAC.

So, Jingle all the way to a Jolly Holiday and join the creativity at the MAC. For more information, Contact Diana Poulin at or 802-673-8808 or visit or call the MAC at 802-334-1966.


Arts and Crafts and HOPE

By camilla @ 12:22 pm

Last year Jay and I attended the Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair and enjoyed so much the variety of the very wonderful crafts.  The Lyndon State College Rita Bole Gymnasium was a perfect place to wander through the aisles and visit with the artists.  This year there is touted 50 crafters, authors and artisans – plus the “Café in the Rotunda”  We will have a bite to eat at the Café and at the same time will know that we are contributing to ‘Hope’s Backpack Program’.

Here’s how it works: Backpacks and food are purchased by HOPE and sent home with the student each Friday at the end of the school day. Each backpack contains food for breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Each student is responsible for returning the backpack on Monday when they return to school.

So, let’s help HOPE!  Enjoy a snack at the Rotunda after visiting the artists. Below are just a few to see!

Saturday, November 26 – Lyndon State College Rita Bole Gymnasium – 9 am to 3 pm

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Arts Education Scholarship!

By camilla @ 7:19 pm

Wooden Horse_small-USE THIS The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announced the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications of up to $500.00 are now being accepted.  The round will be closed to applicants on November 30, 2016.

One of the ways the Guild fulfills its 501(c)3 mission is through the Scholarship Fund. The fund is named for a founding member and current president who continues to be dedicated to supporting creative development in the arts. We encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts and to date have given 14 scholarships in these fields. See the Spring 2016 winners at

The fund provides cash awards to enable Vermont residents ages 16 and over to enhance their growth and education in the arts and is supported by donations from members, the general public and fund raising events conducted by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild.

The Guild welcomes donations to help continue this important work and expand scholarship monies for Vermonters interested in continuing their artistic development. Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code and may be sent to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502  North Troy, VT. 05859.  Donations can also be made through PayPal or by our yearly 50-50 raffle.  (Call 802-988-4300 for raffle tickets – $5/6 – $10/15 – $20/30)

Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at Request an application by writing to Wooden Horse Arts Guild, Inc., P.O. Box 502, North Troy, VT. 05859




By camilla @ 6:23 pm
On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, the Newport Area Community Orchestra is sponsoring a concert by the NACO Woodwind Quintet.  Members of the newly formed quintet are Chris Maginniss (clarinet), Anne Steinberg (flute), Owen Tatum (oboe), Megan Carpenter (French horn) and Steven Tatum (bassoon).  The program will consist of an eclectic assortment of music by Locatelli, Faure, Amy Beach, Prokofiev, Darius Milhaud and Edvard Grieg.  Admission for the concert is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
Ken Michelli (Music Director, Executive Director)

Newport Area Community Orchestra


Love Birds???

By camilla @ 7:01 am

The WHAG’s newest member. Art Wolff, will help to create in us, the love of wildlife.  We may never see a Boreal Owl (in real life).  Here is Art’s- sculpted in Tupelo Gum.  We welcome Art and look forward to seeing many more of his carvings.




By camilla @ 5:04 pm

inora-brass-quintetOn Sunday, October 23rd, an amazing group of musicians will perform at St. Mark’s Church in Newport

Inora Brass Quintet

Tickets are $10. Available in advance at or reserve seats by emailing

Here are the musicians:

Jason Whitcomb, Chris Rivers – Trumpet,
Joy Worland – Horn  Lori Salimando-Porter – Trombone, Bill Keck – Tuba
and here is some of the music for an evening of pure joy!
My Spirit Be Joyful 
Canzona per sonare No. 2
        Giovanni Gabrieli
Michael Kamen
   Maple Leaf Rag
  Scott Joplin  
   Kopi Luwak
   Alan Ferber


Let’s see what the Photo Fun kids are doing!

By camilla @ 12:33 pm



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Looks like this is the season for Baseball and soccer! FUN!















Newport Area Community Orchestra

By camilla @ 3:00 pm

newportareacommunityorchestra145x85Here’s an update from Ken Michelli, leader of the Community Orchestra.  We’re all getting anxious for their music!

The NACO’s fall concert season is almost underway.   Rehearsals began on Tuesday, September 13th and will culminate with the fall concert on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the United Church in Newport.  We also are having a chamber program at St. Mark’s Episcopal church on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm featuring our woodwind quintet, followed by our Orchestra Members Recital featuring soloists from the orchestra on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  On December 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm, members from the orchestra and the community will be featured on a special Christmas program at St. Mark’s.  Please add these dates to your calendars.  We would love to see you there!    We’ll keep you posted!
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