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At the corner of Main and art

Why would an artist, settled comfortably on a still life of a dirt road, want to invest all of one’s savings and sweat into creating an urbane downtown gallery?

Vermonter Petria Mitchell had a reason.

UpCountry sugarhouses share favorite maple recipes

MAPLE BAKED BEANS Recipe courtesy of Harlow’s Sugar House INGREDIENTS 2 pounds yellow eye or soldier beans, dried ½ pound salt pork or bacon ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons dry mustard ½ teaspoon pepper ¾ cup maple syrup, Grade A: Dark Color/Robust

From the Editor

The mud sucked at our boots as we hiked up the road to the Armstrong Farm sugarhouse in Pownal, Vt. I had parked my car on firmer ground, doubting it could successfully wade through the mire. Instead, I struck out on foot,