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Stuck in Vermont Everyone Loves Lucy Cooney, Bus Driver at Shelburne Community School

Lucy Cooney loves kids, and they love her back. Mother of 10 and grandmother of 15, Lucy has been working with children for the past 60 years. For the past two decades, she has been a bus . . .

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Title Episode Number Original Airdate
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
Prom Dress Benefit [573]
Prom Dress

Plato’s Closet is a family-run used clothing store in Williston — and recently, co-owner Roberta Hipes has been organizing charity events to give back to the community. The latest venture was a Saturday prom dress benefit for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a camp for kids who have or have had cancer. The event...Watch now »

249 Monday, April 22, 2019
Meet the Raptors of Outreach for Earth Stewardship [570]
Meet the Raptors of Outreach for Earth Stewardship

Across the state last weekend, visitors flocked to sugar shacks to celebrate Maple Open House Weekend. Flocks of families traveled to Shelburne Farms to taste the sweet syrup — and also to meet birds of prey. Young and old alike marveled at the chance to get close to a red-tailed hawk, a barred...Watch now »

246 Monday, April 22, 2019
The Maple Guild [572]
The Maple Guild

The maple syrup business in Vermont is booming as a result of increased production and investments from out-of-state firms. Sweet Tree Holdings, the largest single-source maple operation in the world, was formed in 2013. Owned by Montréal-based Fiera Comox, Sweet Tree produces value-added maple...Watch now »

248 Monday, April 15, 2019
Lily's Gymkhana Ice Time Trials [569]
Lily's Gymkhana Ice Time Trials

In 2016, Lily Stilwell of Fayston was paralyzed from the chest down when she was 19-years-old. Lily has adapted to life in a wheelchair but she remains fiercely independent, driving herself to work every week using hand controls in her car. We first met Lily three years ago when she was learning...Watch now »

245 Monday, March 25, 2019
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