5- to 11-year-olds now eligible for COVID vaccines

Vermont opened registration Wednesday morning for kids to get their first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, after the CDC gave its final approval on Tuesday night.

Family-friendly film series celebrates human-animal relationships

Who doesn’t love feel-good stories of relationships between animals and human beings? That was Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Producer Lloyd Komesar’s rationale when he set the theme for this year’s MNFF Selects film series.

Clippings: The incredible shrinking shoes

A crew has been repaving our road since last week. On Friday, 4-year-old Frankie and I went to check it out.

Fall Guide: Take a walk on Morgan Horse Farm’s new trails

Thanks to the hard work of summer interns, the Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge now has 1.1 miles of walking trails.

COVID strikes visiting family

Careful what you wish for.Last week I wrote in the Minibury e-newsletter about pining for the simpler days of last summer.This week there is nothing on my calendar, and I’m not happy about it: My family is on Day 6 of quarantine after being exposed to COV … (read more)

Video: The Great Bristol Outhouse Race 2021

https://youtu.be/ncxqIf0Z-yk BRISTOL — Despite dreary weather — and the tail end of a pandemic that almost canceled the event last year — the 44th annual outhouse race went on in Bristol. For the second year in a row, Kris Perlee hosted the race on Elm St … (read more)

Your guide to outdoor dining in Addison County

ADDISON COUNTY — Dining al fresco has always been a highlight of summer in Vermont. But it took on new importance when the pandemic struck and made many folks wary of spending unmasked time indoors. Even as vaccinated people return to dining indoors at re … (read more)

Video: The Circus at Lincoln Cooperative Preschool

https://youtu.be/WlbaaPlu5uk The kids at Lincoln Cooperative Preschool performed their biennial circus earlier this month on the deck of their building — and in their new outdoor classroom, which they used for 163 school days this pandemic year. Read more … (read more)

Wild Wolf Circus at Lincoln Cooperative Preschool

The kids at Lincoln Cooperative Preschool performed their biennial circus earlier this month on the deck of their building — and in their new outdoor classroom, which they used for 163 school days this pandemic year.

Video: Bundle Market

https://youtu.be/nSSKX_BQCXc MIDDLEBURY — On a sunny day in early May, folks emerged from the pandemic winter to enjoy the first of two outdoor markets in downtown Middlebury hosted by Bundle and Town Hall Theater. There was a food truck, local vendors an … (read more)

J&J vaccine appointment cancelled – What now?

I opted for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 because I wanted to get the whole vaccination process over with as quickly as possible. One and done sounded fun to me. Instead, I got days of agony and anxiety and cancelled appointments. Many fo … (read more)

Bram wants YOU to write a spooky story

Bram Allen is eight years old and he loves horror. “I think it’s because I was born in October, and that’s when all the scary stuff happens,” he explained. When Bram learned recently that Mary Shelley only wrote Frankenstein because she and her friends we … (read more)

Middlebury hit by rare tornado

MIDDLEBURY — After a tornado tore across a mile of the Painter Road neighborhood in Middlebury this past Friday afternoon, one youngster went to the hospital with minor injuries and another young woman was shaken up after the twister roughed her up a bit, … (read more)

Local teens deliver Passover gifts

ADDISON COUNTY — For the second year in a row, one of the most important holidays in the Jewish community, Passover, will be disrupted by the pandemic. “Once a year, Jews devote a whole week to recalling the events of the Exodus,” explained Sarit Katzew, … (read more)

Video: Lambs in Weybridge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVq4Z2P_2OI WEYBRIDGE — Every March, Duclos & Thompson Farm holds an open barn event for the community, and thousands show up to mingle with the new lambs. The event was cancelled this year because of the pandemic, but the … (read more)

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