The Smiths light up the night in Salisbury

SALISBURY — When I called Wayne Smith to ask him about his magnificently over-the-top holiday lights display, which I had visited for the first time the night before, he said incredulously, “How long have you lived in Addison County?! And this was your first time?!” Wayne and his wife, Diane, have created an outrageous wonderland of illumination on their Salisbury property every December for more than 25 years. In the nearly two decades I’ve lived in Vermont, I had never seen it. Wayne, who just retired fro … (read more)

Video: All lit up 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)