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Getting Creative

This week’s newsletter is full of kid creativity. See how one high school artist was instrumental in re-envisioning the new mural at Garlands Bridge in Lincoln while inspiring an entire team of young artists. If you have a young composer in your life, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra has the perfect challenge for them — its new #Masterclef competition. Keep reading below to find out how to enter, and don’t forget to follow our Instagram for #TakeoverTuesday featuring our final September spotlight with Kids VT columnist Maria Munroe!

— Cat Cutillo

#TakeoverTuesday: 'Secondhand Style'

Marie Munro is an inspired thrifter. On September 28, our "Secondhand Style" columnist will take the Kids VT Instagram keys for 24-hours, finishing off our September contributor spotlights. In her latest column, from our Back to School Issue, she offers some tried and true thrifting tips for beginners. Click here to read it.

Image: Maria shopping at Boho Baby in Williston. Photo by Cat Cutillo



Hula presents VT Tech Jam

Reconnect. Recruit. Reimagine.

Learn about Vermont’s most-innovative companies at the Vermont Tech Jam on Saturday, October 23 at Hula in Burlington. Meet local recruiters, discover new opportunities, network and hear the keynote presentation from BETA Technologies CEO Kyle Clark and Martine Rothblatt, an entrepreneur and futurist who founded Sirius Satellite Radio and United Therapeutics. Together, they're helping Burlington-based BETA pioneer electric aviation. Register today!


VSO Announces #Masterclef, a Music Competition for Young Composers

Teen composers: Roll up your sleeves and tap into your creative zen. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has announced #Masterclef, a music composition competition for Vermont kids in grades 6 through 12 developed in partnership with Suad Bushnaq, an award-winning Jordanian/Canadian composer. "I hope that each one of these students leaves this competition feeling empowered,” Bushnaq said. The deadline is October 12. Click here to read more.

Image: Photo courtesy Luke Awtry




Take a Hike... With Staytripper!

This edition anticipates all that's amazing about autumn — with insider tips, of course. Cider doughnuts and leaf peeping? Yes, please, but preferably without too many tourists. Find alternative fall hikes, a secluded sculpture park, a brand-new breweries trail and a haunted cornfield that might literally make you pee your pants. Off we go! (Image: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur)


Lincoln and Bristol Artists Update Garlands Bridge Mural

Two dozen kids, ages 9 through 14, spent July recreating the mural at Garlands Bridge in Lincoln. Artist Rory Jackson organized the art project alongside his 15-year-old son, Judah (pictured), who was the lead artist behind the new mural creation. "It's a public project. It's not for anybody to keep; it's to share," said Rory Jackson. Click here to read more.

Image: Judah Jackson stands in front of the finished mural. Photo courtesy Rory Jackson



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A Poetic Pilgrimage to the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury

Looking for a literary-themed fall adventure? Visit poet Robert Frost's former home in Shaftsbury. Frost "lived in the house for nine years — writing poems, tending an apple orchard, raising chickens and walking in the woods. Today, the house and seven of the original 90 acres are managed by Bennington College and open to the public six months a year," writes Sally Pollak in the Fall Staytripper. Click here to read more.

Image: Entrance to the Stone House Museum. Photo by Sally Pollak


Stuck in Vermont: Troy Headrick Sculpts a Giant Slingshot for his Burlington Backyard

Check out the giant slingshot in Eva Sollberger's "Stuck in Vermont" video this week. The maker found a dead tree trunk shaped like a Y in the woods last year and transformed it into an almost six-foot version of a common childhood toy. Click here to watch the video.

Image: By Eva Sollberger

Links for Later
Vermont Group Collects Bikes, Sewing Machines to Send to Developing Countries

"Sometimes, people come to donate a bike and then stay to help get the bikes loaded," Heidkamp said. "Once you're there, and you see the truck loading, it's very compelling."

Seven Days, 09/22/21

Vermont Officials Favor Vaccine Mandate for Public School Employees

"Officials said that Vermont is one of 26 states that have approved OSHA state plans to expand a federal vaccine mandate for large businesses to include public employees, including school districts."

Seven Days, 09/22/21

After Rutland Voted to Replace Its School Mascot Last Year, Defenders Dug In

"It's been 11 months since the Rutland City Board of School Commissioners voted 6-4 to retire the district's Raiders mascot after students and alumni made the case that it perpetuated racist stereotypes of Native Americans. And it's been seven months since the school board approved a new student-selected moniker — the Rutland Ravens. But last week, there was no sign of the large ebony bird anywhere in the city."

Seven Days, 09/22/21

How Some Schools Are Using Weekly Testing To Keep Kids In Class – And COVID Out

"On a recent Monday morning, a group of preschoolers filed into the gymnasium at Hillside School in the west Chicago suburbs. These 4- and 5-year olds were the first of more than 200 students to get tested for the coronavirus that day — and every Monday — for the foreseeable future."

NPR, 09/23/21


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