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posted at 8:56 am Fri Oct 8th, 2021 by (WherezIt_Staff)



 
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Fall Color

Whether you’re riding a gondola to the top of Stratton Mountain or a horse-drawn wagon around Shelburne Farms, you are sure to see some vibrant colors over the next couple of weeks as autumn in Vermont starts to explode with peak foliage. There are more fall festivities than we can list, but here are a few ideas to get you started. And if the fall grayness is getting you down, we have a little slice of sunshine for you: A slideshow of stories from the Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group Buddy Walk. Keep reading below!

— Cat Cutillo

Slideshow: Buddy Walk Celebrates People With Down Syndrome 

About 180 people from across Vermont gathered in Burlington’s Battery Park on Sunday, September 26, for the annual Champlain Valley Down Syndrome Group Buddy Walk. The message they wanted to share? “Folks with Down syndrome can do what everyone else does,” said Joe McNamara, one of the organizers. “That’s really what we’re trying to promote.” Click here to see the slideshow of stories.

Image: Photos by Cat Cutillo

 

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Halloween Howl Hayrides

Join Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterbury on Saturday, October 23, at this year's Halloween Howl Hayrides! Sign up for a haunted hayride, filled with spectacular spooks, creeps and fun scenes, through the North Beach Campground. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Sign up now to secure your spot! Hayrides depart every half hour from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

 

HarvestFest Weekend at Stratton Mountain

Bring the entire family to the to see the vibrant colors of fall and enjoy the food, live music and gondola rides that delivers some of the best views in the state. The all-day festival runs October 9-11 at Stratton Mountain. Ticket prices vary and must be purchased in advance. Space is limited. Click here for more information.

Image: Courtesy Hubert Schriebl

 

FROM KIDS VT

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Register Your Act!

Calling all singers, comics and other entertainers, we want you to try out for the Kids VT Spectacular Spectacular — a VIRTUAL talent show for Vermont's rising stars on WCAX! Now is the time to start working on your act. Send us your audition video by October 31. The Spectacular Spectacular is sponsored by McKenzie Natural Artisan Deli. Sign up!

 

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at Shelburne Farms

What better way to enjoy the fall colors than with a wagon ride through Shelburne Farms! This Sunday's rides are booked but next Saturday, October 16, still has availability. Ride times are between 2 - 4:15 p.m. and you must register in advance. Children under 12 are $7 and adults are $10. Shelburne Farms has more fall fun on tap that weekend including an autumn campfire on October 15 and on October 17 a sunset hike and farm animal visit. Both evening events are $5 per person. Click here for more information.

Image: Courtesy of Shelburne Farms

 

FROM SEVEN DAYS

Hula presents VT Tech Jam

Make Connections — in Person — at the Tech Jam

Put down your phone and go talk to people IRL at the Vermont Tech Jam on Saturday, October 23 at Hula in Burlington. Real live recruiters and entrepreneurs from 40 local tech companies and training programs will be there to answer questions and show their stuff. We’ll have food trucks and Beta Technologies’ mobile flight simulator, too. Can’t experience that online. Register today.

 

Cider Days

The Mount Holly Community Association fall festivity 'Cider Days' will be filled with fresh-pressed cider, music, apple pie and crisp, farm fresh food. The event is free and and takes place on the Belmont Green on October 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and October 10 from noon - 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

Image: Courtesy Craig Tomkinson

 

Avoid the Leaf-Peeping Crowds With Stunning Alternatives to Vermont's Most Popular Hikes

This is the most beautiful time of year for a hike! You can check out Charlotte's Mount Philo State Park which just got an updated trail with stone staircases. Or avoid the popular trails by checking out these alternative hikes, from the fall Staytripper: Click here to read about them.

Image: A foliage hike at White Rock Mountain, courtesy Amy Potter

 
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"Now two weeks after the traumatic incident, Kaylee and her mother, Heather Mckenzie, say the school mishandled the investigation and didn't provide the high school senior the support she needed in the aftermath.” 

Seven Days, 10/04/21

Vermont Urges Schools to Perform COVID-19 Tests

"Vermont schools are being encouraged to launch new testing programs to reduce the time students have to spend in quarantine following possible exposure to COVID-19-positive classmates or others."

Seven Days, 10/5/21

Winooski Incident Prompts Calls for Stronger Enforcement Against Racist Acts in School Sports

"On September 28, hundreds of community members came out to watch the Winooski High School boys' soccer team play on its home field under towering floodlights. Teens, some from neighboring high schools, clustered together on the sidelines, laughing and cheering. Spectators wore Winooski Strong T-shirts and held signs that read 'Black Lives Matter' and 'Give Racism the Red Card'."

Seven Days, 10/06/21

Kids Born Today Could Face Up To 7 Times More Climate Disasters

"The researchers compared a person born in 1960 with a child who was six years old in 2020. That six-year-old will experience twice as many cyclones and wildfires, three times as many river floods, four times as many crop failures and five times as many droughts."

NPR, 10/5/21

 

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