meet Ashley Wolff

Local award-winning author & illustrator Ashley Wolff will present her newest picture book, Baby Bear Counts One, in a special storytime at The Vermont Book Shop. The storytime happens this Friday, October 24 at 11:00. Read more about the book here.

Little Explorers … MiniBury version

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We’ve hijacked Little Explorers this week! Usually our faithful guest blogger Julie B. writes the “Little Explorers” posts, but today we’re sharing our family’s experience hiking Mount Philo. For the uninitiated (as we were), this is a great first “real” hike/mountain for many Vermont children. While the quick and (relatively) easy hike is just a little [...]

the woods are…. closed…

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Oh yes, it’s that time of year again, time to push vanity aside and break out your Blaze Orange because it’s deer hunting season! We are currently in the midst of archery season (aka bow and arrow) which runs from October 4 – 26 and again December 6 – 14. Next up is Youth Deer [...]

what we’re reading

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Just a few more interesting parenting reads for you. Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone – free range parenting. A Cure for Hyper-Parenting – sound advice in here. A Target Intervention on Behalf of My Daughters – An open letter to Target about girls clothing – follow-up piece here. Need a little chuckle… read on. [...]

Win-a-Mask Contest!

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Win-A-Mask Widow Contest! Clementine Halloween Masks are in and they’re giving one away! To enter, bring your little ones down to Clementine (56 Main Street, Middlebury) and search the front windows to find all the felt masks! One winner will be chosen to win a mask of their choice and everyone who enters will receive a 10% [...]

event spotlight – Middlebury Farmer’s Market

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This weekend the Middlebury Farmers’ Market will host their annual Fall Harvest Festival. Located at the market’s regular location – in the north parking area of the Marbleworks (between the pharmacy and the locksmith) – the Harvest Festival will be a family friendly event with live music, face painting, games for kids, 3 raffles, and free [...]

Pumpkin carvers needed!

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Here’s a great volunteer opportunity for the whole family! Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting their 10th annual Lighted Pumpkin Patch on Friday, October 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm! This magical event is free and open to the public. Lester Farm has kindly donated 1000+ pumpkins! Now they need your help to carve them! Carving [...]