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Waterbury Arts Fest 2016

July 8th and 9th bring us the 15th annual Waterbury Arts Fest in downtown Waterbury. Booths will offer handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, pottery, and much more, all with live entertainment and fun activities for the whole family. Come stop by and join the fun while raising money for Revitalizing Waterbury.

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Poet Pamela Harrison Comes to Waterbury 6/25

Poet Pamela Harrison Comes to Waterbury 6/25 Pamela Harrison will present her lecture, “Grounding the Moment: Deploying Dramatic and Thematic Cues" at 7:00 PM at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury on June 25. Pamela was selected as part of Sundog Poetry Center’s Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series running through October 8 at independent bookstores throughout the state. In Pamela’s lecture, she will "look together at the various ways poets deploy dramatic cues down the temporal space of the page toward that moment in which the crux of events comes good." The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Q&A with The Alchemist Brewery

The Alchemist is a small, family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. We are currently focused on brewing one beer perfectly – Heady Topper, an American Double IPA.

Blog post by Steve Winters who works for The Alchemist. Steve can be seen delivering Heady Topper around Waterbury every Wednesday, often being followed from store to store by Heady fans trying to make a purchase before it sells out.

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Changes to the Face of Maple Syrup in Vermont

Like cherries are to Michigan and oranges are to Florida, maple syrup is to Vermont without question. Based on information released by the Department of Agriculture for the 2014 syrup season, Vermont is easily the front runner for production of maple syrup in the U.S. Vermont produced around 1.3 million gallons of syrup. Vermont also has made its mark as a global supplier by producing 5.5% of the world’s supply of maple syrup. This is an amazing feat for a state that is ranked the 7th smallest based on square mileage and with a population of only around 620,000 people. There are almost more cows in Vermont than people. So, yeah… maple syrup is an important industry for the state, and there has become a deep, enriched culture around maple syrup production or what Vermonters call “sugarin’.” Have you ever tried “sugar on snow?” If you are from out of state, I doubt it. But ask a true Vermonter, and it’s a ritual every year.

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Q&A with Craft Beer Cellar

Craft Beer Cellar (CBC) offers craft, micro, and artisanal brewed beers from the around the world with a focus on Vermont brews. In addition to a carefully manicured and plentiful selection of craft beer, CBC offers homebrew supplies and equipment, books, and local sundries such as hot sauces and beer jelly. Owners Mark Drutman and Victor Osinaga as well as the rest of the staff at CBC can show you what’s hot and new on the shelves, the classic styles, offer recommendations, and help you to find your next favorite beer.

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