Rokeby Museum offers family Fridays

Every Friday morning the Rokeby Museum will offer “make and take” activities. It’s an opportunity for family members of all ages to learn something new, make something beautiful, and have some fun. Programs are free with Museum admission or $3 per participant and take place Fridays from 10am to noon through Aug 15 in the… Read More »

BCA brings street festival to Burlington

BCA brings street festival to Burlington

Burlington City Arts is pleased to present the 7th annual Festival of Fools, a street festival taking place in downtown Burlington from Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3. The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music, and comedy for family… Read More »

Rokeby Museum wins AASLH Award of Merit

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recognized the Rokeby Museum with an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the exhibit “Free and Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.” The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 69th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in… Read More »

Area quilters enter Vermont Quilt Festival contest

Over 250 contest entrants of all ages from the U.S., Canada, and abroad have entered the quilt contest at Vermont Quilt Festival, New England’s premier quilt event this weekend. They include locals Hope Johnson, Judy M. Siccama, and Ruth Whitaker. Olivia Brunelle and Lauren Toussaint are entrants in the youth category. Evaluated by a panel of national… Read More »

Bill Skiff releases new book

Red Barn Books of VT in Shelburne is celebrating the Fourth of July with the release of a new book, “Willie the Jumping Frog”, written by local resident Bill Skiff. In a tradition that Mark Twain and Huck Finn would likely approve, Skiff has led Williston’s Independence Day children’s festivities as “Frog Master,” officiating at… Read More »

Bread and Puppet Theatre tackles World War I

On Friday June 27 the Bread and Puppet Theatre in Glover will present two theatrical performances centered on social responses to World War I.  The first centers on the writings and resistance of Scott Nearing, the second on cross-generational conversation and the female anti-war perspective. Gregy Joly, an independent scholar who lives in Jamaica, Vermont,… Read More »

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

Champlain Mini Maker Faire now accepting applications

The call for Makers is now open for this year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire. Makers can apply to participate in this year’s event with their DIY projects, presentations and/or workshops.  The third-annual Champlain Mini Maker Faire is a two-day event planned for Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 am-4pm at… Read More »

Ziggy Marley stops in Rutland June 17

Ziggy Marley stops in Rutland June 17

Six-time Grammy winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer Ziggy Marley makes a stop at The Paramount Theatre on his ‘Fly Rasta Tour’ on Tuesday, June 17, at 8pm. Tickets are still available. Ziggy was immersed in music from an early age as he sat in on recording sessions with his legendary father, Bob… Read More »

CVU Teen featured in “A Little Night Music”

This June Champlain Valley Union sophomore Pearl Guerriere brings the role of Fredrika Armfeldt to life in the New London Barn Playhouse’s presentation of “A Little Night Music.” A masterwork by Stephen Sondheim, the critically acclaimed lyricist behind productions such as West Side Story and Sweeny Todd, this wildly romantic story of love, regret, and… Read More »