Trad Camp: Teaching community through music

Summer vacation brings a halt to the responsibilities of classes, homework, and extracurricular activities and the prospect of warm, sunny days with no mandatory obligations for students. But for some kids, not being in school means missing out on the cohesiveness of a community, the guidance of a mentor, and the feeling of being part… Read More »

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Camps teach kids nature, outdoors lessons

Young Vermonters ages 12-14 who want to learn about Vermont’s wildlife and gain outdoor skills might consider attending one of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Green Mountain Conservation Camps this summer. The one-week camp program is held at Lake Bomoseen in Castleton and Buck Lake in Woodbury. Campers participate in hands-on learning about fish and… Read More »

Kids can run away to the circus

Kids can run away to the circus

By Kayla Collier Under a big-top tent, children ages 5 to 18 gather for a high-flying summer adventure where the sky’s the limit in the backwoods of Vermont. For at least a short while, they belong to the magical world that is the circus. The term itself summons images of elephants, clowns and lion-taming ringleaders… Read More »

Honeymoon stretches from Starksboro to Brazil

Honeymoon stretches from Starksboro to Brazil

Christiane Kokubo and Nate Shepard had a novel idea for their honeymoon: drive from Nate’s home in Starksboro to Christiane’s home in São Paulo, Brazil. Along the way, raise one dollar for each kilometer of the journey and donate the proceeds to a health clinic for the underserved in Vermont. The couple shares this adventure… Read More »

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