Weekly Calendar

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, many events and activities have been canceled, postponed or transitioned to a digital format; but, as life begins a return to normalcy, we are bringing back the weekly calendar, which will detail both virtual and in-person events.

With no fall musical scheduled this year, Lamoille Union Theater is going virtual. Partnering with showtix4u.com, an encore performance of the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” is available for streaming.

Over the past several weeks, volunteers from all corners of Lamoille County and beyond came together to help their neighbors secure a little more warmth this winter.

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Unfathomable. That’s the word that Debora Steinerman uses when discussing the number 1.5 million. For Steinerman, the term unfathomable is fitting because that’s how many children were killed by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust, eight decades ago as World War II raged across the globe.

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On Oct. 10 and 11, from noon until 5 p.m., Palmer’s Sugarhouse in Shelburne will participate in the Maple 100, a statewide celebration of the sweet, sticky stuff.

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After seven months without, the Shelburne Museum and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts brought back live performances — albeit limited ones — with a concert by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Septet on Friday night, Oct. 9.

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Due to COVID-19 the Friends of the Stowe Free Library has had to put an indefinite hold on both the inside and outside book sales and, more importantly, the ability to accept any book donations.  

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Lamoille County is holding a Register to Vote Day, Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at four sites: Jeffersonville/Cambridge roundabout; Big Lots/McDonalds Shopping Center; Johnson Main Street; and Stowe Main Street.

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“Safe as Lightning” by Scudder H. Parker of Middlesex represents the author’s first collection of poetry. Though several of his works of verse have appeared singularly in prestigious venues like Vermont Life, this volume from Rootstock Publishing marks the premiere opportunity to read his luminous, wry, wide-ranging verse all in one volume.

Morrisville resident and author Ann Dávila Cardinal received a 2020 International Latino Book Award in the category of Best Young Adult Fantasy and Adventure for her novel “Five Midnights” on Sept. 12.

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The Bijou theater in Morrisville has rolled the end credits on a drive-in movie experiment it launched in a pandemic that literally turned the Cineplex inside out.

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As I waded in Lake Champlain one summer, a fellow bather explained that just a little farther out, refreshing spring water would cool my feet. I have heard that old wives’ tale repeated at Lake Arrowhead in the Pennsylvania Poconos and in Lough Ree in the Irish midlands.

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing leaf litter at this time of year. Some people believe in leaving leaf litter as natural mulch on perennial beds and to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Others believe in removing dead leaves to prevent disease and discourage pests. 

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It was a big day for our whole family including my little “brother” Simba who was a 4-month puppy. We were climbing Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont.

Sitting in a grassy field at Townshend State Park on a late summer day, I watched dozens of dragonflies roaming the sky. Their slender bodies drifted in and out of view as they rode the air currents. I thought of the cool autumn days to come and wondered where these dragonflies would go.

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We’re all wearing masks anyway, so why not have some fun with it? Join the Rotary of Charlotte-Shelburne-Hinesburg for its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 25, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm!

The Lanpher Memorial Library has a new StoryWalk set up along and around the lower field at Hyde Park Elementary School. The story is “Going Places,” by Peter and Paul Reynolds.

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The iconic Round Barn and Beach Gallery are welcoming visitors at the Shelburne Museum, along with the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (featuring the exhibition Creature Comfort: Animals in the House), Pleissner Gallery, and Webb Gallery of American Art.

Morrisville VFW Post 9653 is hosting a takeout chicken and biscuit dinner, Thursday, Oct. 22, starting at 4 p.m. until it sells out. Cost is $12 per person; masks required inside. 

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