family guide to 4th of july

July 4th marks a day of celebration as our country honors the anniversary of our Independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.  Vermont sponsors a host of activities for participants of all ages. Here’s the complete schedule of events for our two favorite celebrations. Be sure to view our calendar for detailed information on each. Bristol […]

middlebury’s pop-up park


Have you seen this? What a brilliant use of space! Kudos to all those involved in this community project!                                                              

what’s happening this weekend


We Vermonters are a tough lot; we suffer through harsh winters for what seems to be the shortest and sweetest summer season. So, it should come as no surprise that each weekend is packed to the gills with activities. Here are our suggestions for a fun-filled weekend. Friday night… it’s a toss up between Wine Down […]

throw back thursday

Berry Picking 06.12.2012 BY: MINIBURY yum, yum, extra yum! Berry picking is a fun (and delicious) outing with kids. Right now strawberries are in season and some of our local farms offer visitors the opportunity to pick their own berries and buy as many as you gather. Berry picking is a great way to get […]

what we’ve been reading

It’s been so long since we’ve shared one of these with you! Without further ado, here’s what we’ve been reading around the internet lately. Happy Reading! Learn about bring play back into the Kindergarten classroom. We love this article from Erinn Simon, a food chef at Burlington Children’s Space, “What I learned about Love as a School Food […]

Let’s Have Lunch this summer!


It’s officially here folks, summer! Time to break out the swim suits, flip flops and relax. However, for many families, summer translates to increased food instability for their children. Did you know that one in five Vermont children experiences hunger or food hardship? Fortunately, there are countless groups working tirelessly around the state to make sure that EVERY child […]

gymnastic camp openings in Bristol


Still hunting for summer camps? Fear not friend, Bristol Recreation Department has summer Gymnastic Camp openings. Gymnastic classes will be lead by Lindsey Hescock who has 20+ years of experience teaching dance, creative movement, health and wellness classes and visual arts! She is excited to be returning to her roots in gymnastics. Lindsey brings a wealth of […]