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This year’s fall foliage contest brought out, far and away, some of the most talented photographers in our 15 years of holding the competition.

Veterans Day, or Armistice Day, was commemorated on the steps of the Akeley Memorial Building in Stowe. Historically, Veterans Day marked the end World War I at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. Later, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Ana Schafer’s Stowe High School students planted bulbs at the Peace Park at the Thompson Park recreation path parking area Nov. 9 in keeping with the Peace Park dedication for Veterans Day, assisted by Lynn and Mary Altadonna of Stowe.

It was a rainy Halloween Sunday but that didn’t stop throngs of local families from turning out to trick and treat.

The Current, Stowe’s center for contemporary arts, unveiled its new printmaking, glass and pottery studios at a recent open house.

The 4-mile Heady Trotter Oct. 17 ran through the heart of Stowe, starting and finishing at the Alchemist Brewery, on a chip-timed, certified course. The Trapp Family Lodge held a 5K and half marathon Oct. 16 on its trail system.

More than two dozen people participated in a weekly kayaking program last Thursday at Waterbury Reservoir designed specifically for athletes with disabilities, the last one of the year.

Ride for Justice cyclists collectively climbed more than 100,000 vertical feet over six hours going back and forth through Smugglers Notch Saturday, Sept. 11 to raise money to help the Lamoille Restorative Center combat systemic racism in Vermont.

The British have come! The British have come! Or, at least their cars did, during the annual British Invasion car show, held over the weekend. The event was put on pause last year, but the myriad Bentleys, Rolls Royces and the like roared — or putt-putted or wheezed — back to Stowe.

Crowds turn out for Stowe Performing Arts’ final Music in the Meadow concert Aug. 8 to see Red Baraat, a pioneering band from Brooklyn. Everyone got up to dance to the band’s singular sound, a merging of hard-driving northern Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy.

"For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward."