Halloween Planning

Not in the mood for traditional Trick-or-Treating this year? Try one of these alternatives around Addison County:  Community Halloween party in New Haven When: Fri, October 31, 3pm – 8pm Where: around New Haven.  Description: Pumpkin carving 3-6:30 p.m. in town hall cafeteria, trunk-or-treat in town hall parking lot at 5 p.m., Halloween parade to town green at [...]

Guest Post – Little Explorers


Our faithful guest blogger Julie B. hiked Mount Abe with her two children this summer and lived to tell the tale! Check out all of her kid-friendly, parent-approved hikes from the Little Explorers series.  Trail: Mt. Abe Distance: 2.6 miles up, 2000ish feet elevation gain Level of Difficulty: difficult Baby Jogger Access: no Bikes Permitted: [...]

focus on early childhood


If you’re interested in joining the conversation about early childhood education, read on. Please join us for a statewide series of community discussions about the importance of the early years, featuring a sneak peek of the powerful new The Raising of America documentary. Set to be released by PBS next spring, The Raising of America takes an in-depth look at how a strong start for all of our children leads to greater [...]

Seventh Annual Middlebury Spooktacular!


Once again, The Better Middlebury Partnership and the Town of Middlebury bring an outstanding Halloween event for kids of all ages and adults to the town of Middlebury! Rain or Shine. Hay bales, festive games, and costumes will once again decorate the town green on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 for the 7th Annual Middlebury Spooktacular.  The [...]

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


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…


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 [...]