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Stuck in Vermont World Travelers Bring Their Magic Home to Vermont

In 2002, married couple Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks started Magicians Without Borders. They have traveled to 45 countries, performing magic tricks for children at refugee camps and . . .

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Title Episode Number Original Airdate
Three Swimming Holes in Lamoille County [584]
Exploring Three Swimming Holes in Lamoille County

Vermonters keep cool in the summer by visiting some of the ice-cold swimming holes scattered along the state's rivers and creeks. Two weekends ago, Eva took a GoPro, her sister Margot and drone photographer James Buck on an adventure to three popular swimming spots in Lamoille County. They...Watch now »

258 Monday, July 29, 2019
Center for Cartoon Studies [582]
Drawing Graphic Memoirs at The Center for Cartoon Studies

This week is the Cartoon Issue of Seven Days, so we traveled down to White River Junction to get a tour of The Center for Cartoon Studies. During the school year, you can get an MFA in cartooning at CCS; during the summers, it holds workshops for the comic-inclined. We visited Melanie Gillman's...Watch now »

257 Monday, July 15, 2019
A Recovery Coach Pays It Forward [581]
A Recovery Coach Pays It Forward

Windham County had the highest number of opioid-related deaths in the state last year: 24 Vermonters died. That's a huge increase from 2013 when three people died there. In 2018, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to 102 overdoses, 11 were fatal. A new initiative called Project CARE (...Watch now »

256 Monday, July 8, 2019
Shirley Jackson's Haunts [580]
Shirley Jackson's Haunts

More than 50 years after her death, the legacy of author Shirley Jackson lives on. With a recent film adaptation based on her book We Have Always Lived in the Castle and a Netflix series loosely inspired by The Haunting of Hill House, new readers continue to discover this prolific author. Many...Watch now »

255 Monday, June 24, 2019
Partners in Adventure Turns 20 [578]
Celebrating 20 Years with Partners in Adventure

For 20 years, Partners in Adventure has been offering summer camps and accessible recreational activities to youth with and without disabilities (read more about them here). We met up with Sue Minter (not the former gubernatorial candidate) and her two sons Sammy and Adam, who have disabilities...Watch now »

253 Monday, June 10, 2019
John Gordon's Granite Calliope [579]
John Gordon's Granite Calliope [579]

John Gordon has a knack for tinkering, so it isn't surprising that when this retired resident of Groton found a large granite stone in his field, he decided to turn it into a calliope. You may have heard calliopes before at circuses and fairs. The musical instruments produce loud sounds by...Watch now »

254 Monday, June 10, 2019
Queer and Allied Youth Summit  [577]
13th Annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit in Chester

More than 200 students from across the state gathered at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester for Outright Vermont's 13th annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit. Fifty schools and 72 towns were represented by the LGBTQ+ youth, who spent 24 hours doing peer-led workshops, holding a Youth...Watch now »

252 Monday, June 3, 2019
Screening for Skin Cancer With Di [575]
Screening for Skin Cancer With Diane Sullivan

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of that, we tagged along with Seven Days art director Diane Sullivan to Four Seasons Dermatology in Colchester for her first-ever skin checkup. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin...Watch now »

251 Monday, May 13, 2019
Good Citizen Challenge [571]
Good Citizen Challenge

Youth from around the state participated in the first-ever Good Citizen Challenge last year. Students in grades K-12 completed a variety of civic-themed activities, such as visiting historic sites, drawing portraits of American patriots and doing good deeds like picking up litter. The challenge...Watch now »

247 Monday, April 29, 2019
Pleasant Ranch [574]
Building Birdhouses With Steve Hadeka of Pleasant Ranch

Steve Hadeka has always had a thing for working with wood and, in 2012, he built his first midcentury modern birdhouse and started his business, Pleasant Ranch. A few years later, Steve began selling his wooden creations at the BCA Artist Market: cutting boards, plant holders, bottle openers...Watch now »

250 Monday, April 29, 2019
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