Is your pet a trickster? Enter this contest

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, announced the 2021 AKC Trick Dog National Competition earlier this week. The event will once again be virtual allowing trick dogs everywhere to enter. New to this years’ competition is a juniors division.“We are so happy to bring this event back this year,” said Mary Burch, Ph.D., AKC Family Dog Director. “It’s such an enjoyable competition. The talent we see from these dogs and handlers is … (read more)

Video: All lit up

youtu.be/qzL9Z438AkI Buttolph Acres is all lit up for the holidays. Enjoy this tour through the Middlebury neighborhood. Want to show off *your* holiday display — and win some local currency ($50 in Middlebury Money, Bristol Bucks or Vergennes Gre … (read more)

Independent holding holiday decorating contest

ADDISON COUNTY — The Addison Independent is sponsoring an Addison County-wide holiday decorating contest called “Like the Lights.” Submit a photo of your home or business all decked-out for the holidays and then go onto the Addy Indy Facebook page for det … (read more)

Contest invites kids to play with their food

University of Vermont Extension 4-H is sponsoring an Edible Art Contest this summer to inspire kids, 8 to 18, to get creative with their food. There is no fee to enter and enrollment in 4-H is not required. Participants may enter all five categories, thou … (read more)

Rebekah Irwin IDs masked locals and wins drawing

In this past Thursday’s edition we ran a little contest in which we showed 13 pictures of local folks wearing masks, and we asked readers to identify them by just their eyes. Thanks to the all those who entered and to the good sports who let us run their … (read more)

Kids win free-throw titles at MAUHS gym

BRISTOL — This past Saturday, the Mount Abraham Union High School gym was filled with the sounds of bouncing balls and swooshing nets. The cause for all the noise? The Knights of Columbus held the Addison County District Free-Throw Championship. Ten free- … (read more)

Kids invited to free-throw contest Saturday

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Knights of Columbus will hold a Basketball Free Throw Shooting competition for boys and girls ages 9 through 14 years old at the Vergennes Union High School Gym on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10:45 a.m. Ea … (read more)

Bristol youths create winning pages for Vt. fire safety poster

BRISTOL — Four Bristol Elementary School third-graders and their families traveled to Montpelier on Nov. 8 to celebrate their winning artwork that was created for the 2020 Robert Howe Fire Safety Calendar Contest. Organized each year by the Vermont Divisi … (read more)