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Ewing the Stark Fisher: CU Bank Gallery Opening Reception

CU Bank Gallery Exhibition: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 – Saturday, December, 1 2018
Reception: October 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm in the C.U. Bank Gallery

This exhibition is a group exhibition of three painters from the surrounding region. From the Rutland artist J.R. Ewing with his bold color palette, to New York State based Roscoe T. Stark self-taught artist with excellent craft and meaning, to Mindy Fisher with her “Ornaglyphs” and her avian explosion of color there is something for everyone to enjoy at the C.U. Bank Gallery.

About the Artists:
-Mindy Fisher hails from New Hampshire but makes her home in Vermont and has exhibited and taught around the United States. Over the past decade she has been creating a series of paintings called “Ornaglyphs”. These surreal, gouache paintings feature a crazy cast of bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic non-language that is open to interpretation.
-Roscoe Tyler Stark resides New York State right across the border. His most current work adds to his continual journey as an artist and perpetual student. The styles, environments, and objects used in his recent paintings are connected to and drawn from his life experience, both the good and the bad.
-J.R. Ewing is a German born seventy year old self-taught painter and has lived in Rutland for 32 years. He works in many different mediums but always finding himself continually drawn back to acrylics. His subject matter ranges from landscapes, animals and abstractions.

Come on down and check it out!

For more information go to: www.facebook.com/events/441506199706153/

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Rutland’s First Drawing Day!


You are officially invited to participate in Rutland’s First Drawing Day, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the city’s first dedicated day for anyone interested in an artistic capture of our downtown.

If you like to draw, sketch, or color, you will want to mark your calendars to join the cadre of other like-minded folks, from kindergartners to octogenarians, novice to professionals. Anyone who’d think it could be an enjoyable experience to spend an afternoon with others drawing beautiful downtown Rutland are invited to bring their drawing materials to the city and pick a location to sketch.

All of Rutland’s seven current galleries will be open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and available to warm up, take a break, meet other drawers, and have some refreshments (restrooms will also be open at gallery locations for artists). There will be a welcome desk at the Opera House, the conclusion of Rutland Drawing Day will also take place in the Opera House, where the day’s drawings can submitted to be exhibited in one of the Rutland galleries and City Hall.

The intention of this event is to have folks draw drawings of downtown Rutland: the different store fronts, churches, streets, the dog in depot park, the new marketplace center st park, a statue, whatever sights of Rutland sparks your interest. It’s totally up to whatever inspires you! At the end of the day, we hope to have a whole slew of drawings to exhibit Rutland sketch by sketch.

This event is free, open to the public, and will go on rain or shine.

All are invited to join in and we hope you do — happy drawing!!!

For inquiries: call or email Bill Ramage, (802) 299-7511, vtalleygallery@gmail.com

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Welcome Eugene Rakow, PC

The Chamber is excited to welcome Eugene Rakow, PC as a new member of the Chamber. Eugene Rakow, PC offers legal help with: Domestic Relations Personal Injury Civil Litigation Commercial Law Criminal Law Eugene Rakow, PC 24 Wales Street, Suite 6 Rutland, VT 05701 Ph: (802) 775-0242

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Fresh, Handcrafted Pizza at Domino’s

When you order Domino’s, you’re not ordering the average pizza. You’re ordering a pizza with an expertly browned crust, a chef-inspired marinara sauce made from only the tastiest tomatoes, and a flavorful combo of toppings that’ll please both meat eaters and veggie lovers alike. With Domino’s pizza, every bite is awesome. At Domino’s in Rutland, […]

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Cairo Shriners Parade in Downtown Rutland

Cairo Shriners Parade in Downtown Rutland

Cairo Shriners is hosting the Northeast Shrine Association Fall Field Days in Rutland September 13-16, 2018.  The NESA Fall Field Days will bring about 1,000 Shriners to the Rutland Region.  They will treat the Rutland Community to a large parade on Saturday, September 15th at 2pm in Downtown Rutland.

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Vermont Great Run and Walk

Vermont Great Run and Walk

The 2nd Annual Vermont Great Run & Walk will be taking place on Saturday, September 15th in downtown Rutland.

Registration begins at 8:30am and the race will start at 10:30am. Visit www.active.com to register!

The race will start and end on Center Street. Advanced registration fee is $25 and $30 the day of the race.

Runners and walkers can participate individually or as part of a group, and select the distance (2.4.6. or 8k) that best fits their abilities.

The entire race route is posted on the RRMC Facebook page and on their website at www.rrmc.org.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

We encourage those participating, and those cheering on the racers/walkers, to take advantage of the fun activities and food options after the race. The Rutland Farmer’s Market will be in full swing and there will be a Shriner’s Parade at 2pm. To round out the day the Green Street Challenge will be creating a natural play space for children and families on Center Street complete with green grass.

For more information on the race, please contact the Rutland Health Foundation at 802.747.3634.


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Big Lenny 30th

Big Lenny’s Inside Job

Since 1988 Big Lenny has shared his passion for food from a food cart…that was until earlier this year when he moved inside, creating Big Lenny’s Inside Job.  He still serves up his famous hot dogs, sausages, kielbasa, with his homemade toppings along with daily specials.  Stop by and see Big Lenny for great conversation […]

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Downtown Street Party

Downtown Street Party

The Street Party features open-air market that spans from lower Center Street around the corner to Merchants Row, drawing out sale tents and outdoor dining from businesses along the way.

Enjoy a variety of family entertainment as well as local artists, crafts, food vendors and live music from area musicians.


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Vermont Martial Arts Joins The Chamber

Vermont Martial Arts Academy is a family orientated facility. Based on health, fitness and mental awareness through martial arts training. They strive to help their student strengthen both their life skills and self confidence. They offer both adult and kids programs for all experience levels. Vermont Martial Arts Academy Rick Marallo 12 Merchants Row Rutland, […]

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Downtown Gentlemen’s Salon Opens!

Lori LaPenna has opened Downtown Gentlemen’s Salon in Downtown Rutland.  The salon specializing in a full spectrum of cuts, from skin fades, flat tops, trendy cuts to a good old fashioned regular cuts and more in a great atmosphere. The salon is open:  Monday 7-5; Tuesday 8-6; Wednesday 9-7; Thursday 8-8; Friday 8-6 and Saturday […]

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