Virtual college fairs on tap for December

WINOOSKI — Looking at colleges in Vermont? Mark your calendar for Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m., to “tour” Vermont’s colleges and universities at the Vermont Virtual College Fair, hosted by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Register at and schedule virtual visits with the schools that interest you. Each college visit lasts 45 minutes with a presentation, video and opportunity to talk with admissions representatives. Participating schools include: Bennington College, Castleton Uni … (read more)

Online short-play festival highlights Vt. playwrights

VERMONT — Chase away those blues and join Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre when it presents its second virtual short-play festival via Zoom on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. The festival, with the theme of “Together in a Sud … (read more)

MNFF kicks off its virtual film festival this week

MIDDLEBURY — New entertainment options for those spending a lot of time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are arriving on Thursday, Aug. 27: A panoply of films — both short and feature length — will be accessible online as part of the first-ever virtua … (read more)

Hops For Hope 5K goes virtual

The pandemic has changed the lives of many individuals and the ways we spend our leisure time. Some people like to run, bike or swim for the sheer joy (or pain) of exertion, while others wish to accomplish something more than filling out their running log … (read more)

Vergennes Lions move to virtual auction

VERGENNES — The annual Vergennes Lions Charity Auction, normally held in July, has been cancelled for this year. Chair Jim McClay said club members did not feel right going to businesses, many of whom are struggling to survive due to the COVID-19 pandemic … (read more)

Vergennes Day races go virtual

VERGENNES — Big parts of the annual Vergennes Day festivities on the final Saturday of every August are the road races (and walk) that kick off the day and the Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Race that closes out much of the daylight action. City officials had t … (read more)

College seniors celebrate graduation remotely

MIDDLEBURY — In lieu of what would have been its 218th commencement ceremony, Middlebury College streamed a “Senior Celebration” online Sunday afternoon. “Gather us all,” said Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life Mark Orten from a quiet, empty Mead Chapel … (read more)

Activities around town — and online

As many people are staying at home these days, groups and individuals have organized ways for us all to stage engaged both physically and mentally. Here are some activities offered online by both local and national organizations. Connect with Nature. Midd … (read more)