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.

In 2008, Turtle Fur in Morristown started Project Warmth, a local initiative that donates cold weather accessories to those in need. Today, it’s a nationwide effort and the company donated 27,000 hats and accessories in 2020 across 30 states.

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Students in nearby Essex are working to plant trees this year to offset Essex High School’s paper usage.

The Racial Equity Alliance of Lamoille envisions a community that embodies inclusion, equity and justice as values central to our identity. It is committed to building a safe community, where all people experience dignity and respect, and all are welcome with kindness and belonging.

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The 47th Stowe Winter Carnival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the organizers hope to still be able to hold the annual event in March.

Author and essayist Jess Row offers a virtual reading and writing talk Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. as part of the Vermont Studio Center’s visiting writer program.

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Winterberry shrubs can bring vibrant red to an otherwise muted winter landscape. Native to North America, the plant is one of 30 deciduous holly hardy species in the United States. Plant and share with local wildlife; birds nest in the plants and eat the berries and mammals might munch on their stems and leaves.

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On frigid winter evenings, the hooting of a barred owl (Strix varia) serves as a reminder that the darkened forests of the Northeast are still very much alive with activity. Their nocturnal calling emanates from favorite forest haunts, including along lakeshores, swamps, and rivers.

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is in the process of developing the five-year update for the Lamoille Tactical Basin Plan and is looking for citizen input.

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John Fusco of Morristown, an award-winning screenwriter, film producer, novelist, singer-songwriter and musician, with more than 15 major movies and television shows to his credit, has received the 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts from the Vermont Arts Council.

Stowe Vibrancy is presenting a winter jazz brunch featuring the Vermont jazz trio of Remi Savard, Jeremy Hill and Peter Schmeeckle on several dates through March.

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Every first Saturday of the month a different member of the Blue Man Group will go live at noon, facebook.com/RiverArtsVT, to help folks get moving and get silly, presented by River Arts Music and Movement Live. More at riverarts.org.

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