• Saturday Farmers Market in Plattsburgh

    Fresh produce, honey, crafts and music fill Green Street every Saturday in Plattsburgh with the arrival of Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market. Now until October, browse amongst local farmers, crafters and musicians and enjoy a slice of The North Country.

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  • Tribute to Joe Moore at 41st Discover Jazz Festival

    Posted on in categories Event , Local , Music , Positive News

    Losing a staple of the local jazz scene back in March, Burlington’s 41st Discover Jazz Festival will play homage to Vermont saxophone player, Joe Moore, Noon until 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 9th at City Hall Park.

    READ THE FULL STORY COURTESY OF SEVEN DAYS VERMONT HERE

  • The 41st Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

    Posted on in categories Local , Musictagged#discoverjazz , #nightlifebtv

    June 5th through the 9th, enjoy live music at venues throughout the city including:

    • Free shows all along the Burlington Waterfront
    • Student jazz bands from across the region perform on Church Street
    • FREE ‘Top of the Block’ Party on Church Street
    • A Tribute to the late Joe Moore at City Hall Park

    PLUS:
    The Vermont Comedy Club transforms into a ‘Throwback Jazz Club each night…

    AND:

    Ticketed performances at The Flynn Theatre from some of the biggest ‘Grammy-Award-Winning Jazz Names in the Business!

    FIND OUT MORE AT FLYNNVT.ORG!

  • 10 Prime Spots for a Winning Catch at the LCI Fishing Derby: Your Insider Guide

    Posted on in categories Fishing , Local , Positive Newstagged#lcifishingderby

    Lake Champlain, a vast natural playground straddling Vermont and New York, is renowned for its diverse fish species and stunning scenery. If you’re planning to cast your line in the legendary LCI Fishing Derby, here’s everything you need to maximize your chances of success:

    Top 10 Fishing Hotspots:

    1. Missisquoi Bay: Shallow, weed-filled, a haven for largemouth and smallmouth bass.
    2. Inland Sea: Islands, reefs, varied depths – prime territory for lake trout, landlocked salmon.
    3. Malletts Bay: Excellent for northern pike, yellow perch, and even walleye.
    4. The Gut (between North and South Hero): Strong currents, deep holes attract big fish.
    5. Otter Creek: Trophy smallmouth bass, channel catfish in this river delta.
    6. Shelburne Bay: Diverse structure, good for multiple species.
    7. Button Bay: Rocky points, drop-offs – a lake trout angler’s dream.
    8. Ticonderoga: (NY side) Deep water, rocky shoreline – known for salmon and lake trout.
    9. Crown Point: (NY side) Diverse fishery, worth exploring for various species.
    10. Four Brothers Islands: (NY side) Currents, deep water attract trophy fish.

    Tips for Landing the Big One:

    • Match the Bait: Study the prevalent forage fish in your chosen area (alewives, smelt, etc.) and mimic their appearance/action with lures or live bait.
    • Depth and Structure: Fish relate to underwater features. Look for ledges, drop-offs, weed beds, and humps.
    • Time of Day: Early mornings and evenings often yield the best bite, but this varies by season.
    • Weather: Wind and cloud cover can affect fish behavior. Be adaptable.
    • Local Knowledge: Talk to bait shops, guides, or fellow anglers for up-to-the-minute tips.

    How the LCI Derby Works:

    • Registration: Choose individual, family, or “Champlain Basin Derby” (year-round) options.
    • Eligible Species: Varies by derby type. Focus on those with the biggest potential payoff!
    • Weigh-Ins: Official stations exist throughout the region. Follow the rules meticulously.
    • Prizes: Cash, merchandise, even trips – the stakes are high!

    Chartering Your Success (VT and NY):

    Experienced guides know Lake Champlain intimately. Here’s where to find them:

    • Vermont:
      • Lake Champlain Fishing Charters (Burlington)
      • Tightline Charters (Colchester)
      • The Fly Rod Shop (Stowe) – they also guide
    • New York:
      • Adirondack Fishing Adventures (Lake George)
      • Eastern View Outfitters (Ticonderoga)

    Important Notes:

    • Obtain proper fishing licenses for the state(s) you’ll be fishing in.
    • Practice ethical catch-and-release for sustainable fisheries.
    • Respect private property and access points.
    • Be safe! Weather can change quickly on the lake.

    The LCI Fishing Derby isn’t just a competition; it’s a celebration of Lake Champlain’s angling heritage. With these tips, you’re well on your way to reeling in a memorable experience (and maybe a prize-winning fish!).

  • Where to Observe Memorial Day

    Posted on in categories Event , Local , Positive Newstagged#memorialday

    While many are visiting Vermont and New York for the long weekend, here’s a list of some of the events happening this weekend around the area. From Farmers Markets, to the HUGE Vergennes Memorial Day Parade, you’re certain to find the perfect way to enjoy the beginning of summer.

    SEE ALL THE EVENTS LISTED HERE

  • Local Stars to Watch at the Vermont City Marathon This Sunday

    Posted on in categories Event , Local , Positive News , Runningtagged#runvermont , #vtcitymarathon

    While the Vermont City Marathon attracts runners and spectators world-wide, the field has a few Vermonters running this Sunday. From former St. Johnsbury Academy runner Hannah Rowe to adopted Vermonter, Ben Fishbein,  both are eager for racing day and the potential of winning Top Vermonter honors.

    READ THE FULL STORY COURTESY OF WPTZ HERE

  • SportCar USA Spring Showcase in St. Albans This Weekend

    Posted on in categories Event , Local , Positive Newstagged#carshow , #musclecars , #sportcarusa

    Love muscle cars? This is a can’t miss event – Sport Car USA will present the Spring Showcase & Touch-A-Truck Event at 699/701 Highgate Road at the Handy Chevrolet/Handy Toyota Campus on May 18 (rain date May 19). Enjoy food from Bob’s Meat Market, Creemees from Palmer Lane Maple, and music and entertainment from DJ Bun. The campus will be filled with sports/muscle cars, as well as trucks, industrial vehicles, farm vehicles, and more! All proceeds benefit Spectrum Youth and Family Services.

    READ ALL THE DETAILS COURTESY OF THE ST. ALBANS MESSENGER HERE

  • 5 Generations of Driving Miss Lizzie

    Posted on in categories Local , Positive Newstagged#classiccars , #modelaford , #stuckinvt

    5 generations of the Aubin family have enjoyed driving Miss Lizzie; a 1931 Ford Model A, originally used to deliver mail in Lyndonville. Now, she’s been lovingly restored by the Aubin family.

    Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger visited C.J.’s Aubin Electric shop in Lyndonville on a sunny Saturday to meet members of the Aubin family, hear some stories and hitch a ride with Lizzie.

    READ THE FULL STORY COURTESY OF SEVEN DAYS HERE

  • Hiking with Puppy Power: Take The VT Hiking Dog Challenge

    If you love hiking with Fido, you don’t want to miss out on the VT Hiking Dog Challenge. For a $10 donation, you’ll receive a list of 35 hand-picked bike paths, rail trails and summits across the state. Finish at least 10 of them and you’ll be entered to win a “pawsome” prize.

    READ THE FULL STORY COURTESY OF SEVEN DAYS HERE

  • 17-Year-Old Wins Full Scholarship to UVM with VT Pitch Challenge

    Posted on in categories Local , Positive Newstagged#rideformh , #tellmemore , #vtpitchchallenge

    A high school snowboarder has made it her mission to put mental health in the spotlight for high-stakes athletes.  Pippa Scott, a junior at Killington Mountain School started her non-profit, Ride for Mental Health in 2022 after the loss of her 3 friends to suicide. She took the Vermont Pitch Challenge and won a full scholarship to UVM.

    READ THE FULL STORY HERE

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