Annie Landenberger

On Sundays, Ian Earle sets up tables at Brattleboro Transportation Center to serve meals he has cooked at Centre Congregational Church to those in need.

Meal sites feel pressure as need from hungry Vermonters doubles

At Loaves & Fishes, volunteers scramble to keep donations of dollars and ingredients on track for more hot meals

At Loaves & Fishes, one of the region's enduring meal services for those in need, volunteer cook David Treadwell says that "the demand has doubled."

The number of meals prepared and distributed every Tuesday and Friday out of the vast kitchen, prep, serving area in the basement of Centre Congregational Church (CCC) has gone from 100 per day a year ago to 250 every Tuesday and 200 on Fridays, says Loaves & Fishes facilitator and volunteer coordinator Ruth Tilghman of St. Michael's Episcopal Church (SME).

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A brush with Oscar fame

Green Writers Press, a small publisher based in Brattleboro, finds itself in a scene in ‘American Fiction.’ Or, at least that was the plan.

If you're one who likes to be in the know when the Academy Awards roll around, you might be catching American Fiction, a complex satire nominated for several Oscars to be awarded March 10. If you see the film, you can catch a hometown splash: Green Writers Press (GWP)

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College-age students to return to Potash Hill

Contemplative Semester plans a program of contemplative space, mindfulness, and academic Buddhist study for young people searching for meaning and calm in a world of climate change, smart phones, and a global pandemic

The former Marlboro College campus, which remains the home of the Marlboro Music Festival in July and August, will soon have students again. Potash Hill (, the nonprofit that purchased the campus of the former Marlboro College in 2021, has diligently worked to see that its grounds and buildings...

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Filmmakers share a journey from hate

On Sunday, Jan. 28 - a day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day - the creators of The Cure for Hate: Bearing Witness to Auschwitz will bring the 85-minute documentary, released last month, to the Latchis for a screening and discussion. The film features former neo-Nazi Tony McAleer and depicts, according to a media release, his "journey from a troubled teen drawn into white supremacist ideology to a man trying to make amends for his hate-filled past." McAleer, the film's subject,

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