Tag Archives: summer

Summer reading program boosts literacy
News Briefs
July 27, 2017

Summer reading program boosts literacy

PITTSFORD—On Monday, July 17, Maclure Library, Pittsford Recreation Summer Camp, and Lothrop Elementary School teamed up to treat the children of Pittsford to a storytelling presentation and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF.)

Duncan McDougall led an…

State News
July 19, 2017

Foodbank works to provide summer meals

Nationally, more than 22 million children receive meals through the National School Lunch Program during the school year. But when school is out during the summer, the USDA Summer Food Service Program reaches less than 4 million kids.

To combat summer hunger, the Vermont Foodbank…

Summer House Guests
Column
July 13, 2017

Summer House Guests

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Perhaps the phoebe selected her nesting spot during the few days my family was away from home at the end of April. Otherwise, I can’t quite figure her decision to build a nest atop the back porch light, right next to…

Killingon debuts flyboarding, paintball, laser tag
Local News
July 12, 2017

Killingon debuts flyboarding, paintball, laser tag

New attractions, events continue to grow summer offerings

KILLINGTON—Since 2015, Killington Resort has invested more than $5 million to enhance its summer offerings including an expanded mountain bike park, adventure center, events and attractions.

The Killington Bike Park expansion continues into the fourth phase of…

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer
Local News
July 12, 2017

Fresh Air Kids get a slice of Vermont summer

By Evan Johnson 

CASTLETON—On Wednesday, July 5, a white tour bus pulled into a parking lot at Castleton University in front of a small group of waiting families. One at a time, 10 children and teens emerged blinking into the hot Vermont summer sun as…

Cooler in the Mountains Summer Series kicks off

Cooler in the Mountains Summer Series kicks off

Saturday, July 15, 3:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON—The free Cooler in the Mountains summer concert series kicks off Saturday, July 15, in conjunction with the Killington Wine Festival. The concert series runs for eight consecutive Saturdays, July 15 to Sept. 2, and features a variety of national acts that spans…

350Vermont brings summer pop-up series to Rutland

July 12-15—RUTLAND—350Vermont’s Summer Pop-Up Series is taking the Burlington-based climate organization to four Vermont communities: St. Johnsbury, Rutland, the Upper Valley, and Bennington this summer. On July 12-15, the pop-up will make its second stop of the summer in Rutland.

350Vermont takes its climate mission on…