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Building a bridge between art and community

77 Art Center, now located at the Opera House on Merchants Row, will welcome 42 national and international artists to Rutland over the course of three month-long sessions — 14 each in June, August and October — a 600% expansion from its pilot year in 2018.

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Local jewelers share their love story

On April 27th, 2019, Ivan and Sally Rochon celebrated 18 years of marriage. Sally describes their lives together as an “epic love story,” as their relationship started out as a Summer fling that’s continued for over 20 years. Today, the Rutland born-and-raised couple owns and operates “Diamonds and More” at 7 Center Street in Downtown Rutland.

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Arcade art exhibit to pop up on West Street

Nick Grandchamp is hoping to recapture a piece of his childhood, and he wants to bring Rutland with him.

Grandchamp, 31, took a break from work Tuesday to play a game of Asteroids. The game is one of several featured in an exhibit he is setting up at the former Stoplight Bar space on West Street — a six-week event opening Sunday and organized by Art Is Vital.

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Pip's Barber Shop - Still Sharp after 80 Years

In a time where kids chose to go to high school or work, Joseph “Pip” Muscatello chose work. Pip started out in the barber industry when he was only 13 years old as a “lather and shave” employee when downtown Rutland had 17 barber shops — with red and white barber poles lining every corner.

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National Touring Band Twiddle Sells Out the Paramount

Headlining the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the first time, the band Twiddle visits Rutland for a two-night concert event this Thursday and Friday. The highly-anticipated event — which benefits a university scholarship program — sold out weeks ago.

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Basketball and Brews: March Madness in Rutland

March Madness is finally here — selection Sunday is over and the 68 team single-elimination tournament is under way. Whether you're watching casually to spend time with friends or betting on your bracket, here’s a guide to some great locations to catch the tournament in downtown Rutland.

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Students show love for Downtown with Valentines to Rutland

Second grade students from Northeast and Northwest Primary Schools visited local businesses with handmade valentines in Downtown Rutland on Thursday morning. Working with the Downtown Rutland Partnership, teachers led students to The Bookmobile, Kelvans, Ruff Life Coffee and the Rutland Area Food Co-op.

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