Letter to the editor: Trunk or treat was a success

The weather was great, the trunks all looked great, and everyone enjoyed the town highway and fire trucks.

Celebrate a spooky night at the Sheldon Oct. 28

The Sheldon Museum in Middlebury will host Spooky Night at the Museum, an evening of pre-Halloween entertainment, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Pumpkin Plunkin’ sends gourds over the falls!

Ever since 2015 a group of Addison County parents have organized a fun Halloween activity for children that included the typical costumes and running around, but is quite different from traditional trick-or-treating. They call it Pumpkin Plunkin’! What ha … (read more)

Drive-through Halloween a big success in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Community promoters know that Halloween is a BIG deal for kids and they didn’t want to let the coronavirus ruin the holiday. So the folks at the Better Middlebury Partnership, in association with Addison County Home Health and Hospice, planne … (read more)

Tips for a safe and spooky Halloween

As Halloween approaches this Saturday, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine is reminding Vermonters that it is still a pandemic and we all should be social distancing. But he’s also telling us we can still celebrate safely by following basic guidan … (read more)

Help make this a pet-safe Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and to prevent this holiday from becoming a scary one for you and your pets, it’s important to consider common items and activities that can be dangerous to your furry friends.  The holiday will undoubtedly look different this ye … (read more)

Bristol group is planning a haunted forest

BRISTOL — With the COVID-19 pandemic, parents still don’t know what trick or treating will look like this year, so an outdoor event may be just the thing for the community.  The Brendon P. Cousino Med47 Foundation is planning a haunted forest in Bristol t … (read more)

Halloween plans are taking shape in Middlebury

What will Halloween look like in 2020? For more than a decade, families in Middlebury have looked forward to Spooktacular, a downtown festival with costumes, games and a trick-or-treating parade, usually held the Sunday before Halloween. We can’t gather t … (read more)

Ways of Seeing: Halloween is more than tricks and treats

Halloween this year was wet but warm, so despite the ever-changing drizzle, downpour, and showers, trick-or-treaters were out in force. I live in Bristol village right on the circuit that everyone coming into town trick-or-treats at, so we always get at l … (read more)

Dear Homeward Bound: Is it cruel to dress up a dog for Halloween?

Dear Homeward Bound, Every year it seems like I see more and more Halloween costumes for pets. They look really cute but sometimes the dogs wearing them don’t look too happy. Is it okay to dress a pet up for trick-or-treating?  Curious  Dear Curious, Like … (read more)

Literacy project invites kids to Halloween event

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Page One Literacy Project is inviting families to come to its annual Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon-2 p.m. at the Swift House Inn. Page One Literacy Project is a program that visits elementary schools in … (read more)

Come to Middlebury Oct. 27 for Spooktacular

MIDDLEBURY — Hay bales, festive games and creative costumes galore! It’s almost time for the 12th Annual Middlebury Spooktacular, on the town green in downtown Middlebury. On Sunday, Oct. 27, this Halloween bash will bring hundreds and hundreds of youngst … (read more)

The Great Apgar Pumpkin

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8n6-RIC-g Every October for the last two decades, Jim Apgar has carved a giant pumpkin, hoisted it onto the roof of his truck, strapped it down with rope and netting, rigged it up with lights, and driven the whole thing a … (read more)

Middlebury man’s Halloween display to dazzle with dinosaurs

MIDDLEBURY — October 31 is right around the corner. For some, this means turning out all the lights, heading upstairs with a book and ignoring the witches, wild animals and super heroes prowling the streets for candy. But that’s lame, and boring. And that … (read more)

Middlebury man’s Halloween display to dazzle with dinosaurs

MIDDLEBURY — October 31 is right around the corner. For some, this means turning out all the lights, heading upstairs with a book and ignoring the witches, wild animals and super heroes prowling the streets for candy. But that’s lame, and boring. And that … (read more)