• The BEST of 2023 in Positive News

    Posted on in categories Local , Positive Newstagged#camptakumta , #wildmustangs , luisguzman

    From stories of gentling wild mustangs with The Project Equestrian, scooter riding dogs in Essex to record-breaking fundraisers for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, 2023 was a year of many positives in the midst of some tough challenges with the flooding in the North Country. Even celebrity boosts from Luis Guzman on Jeopardy and eyebrows raised for a Rod Stewart look-alike in Vergennes, we had quite an eye-popping year. Scroll through some of our favorite stories in Backyard Burlington’s Positive News or check out these fun video favs from our friends over at WPTZ:

    Video Highlights of 2023 courtesy of WPTZ HERE

  • Record $211K Raised for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

    Posted on in categories Local , Positive Newstagged#camptakumta , #feelgoodfriday

    In their 25th year of the “It’s Kool to Send a Kid to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta” fundraiser, KOOL 105 Morning Host John Brooks and Afternoon Host Mark Knight teamed up once again to help make a record-breaking fundraising effort of $211,365.69. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is Vermont and New York’s camp for kids with cancer. Each year, the radio station and volunteers raise enough funds to send as many kids to camp as possible.

    This year, EVERYONE who needs camp can go, thanks to the generosity of the KOOL 105 listeners, volunteers and the crew at the radio station. There’s still time to donate to this worthy cause HERE: