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Family fun at a recent Boogie Wonderland
Family fun at a recent Boogie Wonderland

'Boogie Wonderland' for kids and adults

If you and your kids are looking to shake off that cabin fever this weekend, try Boogie Wonderland Sunday afternoon. It's a family-friendly dance party at the Higher Ground Concert Hall in Burlington, with a real dance floor and a real disco ball. And adults can even have a drink while the kids dance. Tom Bacon is music lover, father, DJ, and host of Boogie Wonderland. He told David Sommerstein his wife read about similar family dance parties in New York and Philadelphia, and he thought why not in Burlington?  Go to full article

Getting the new "passport lite" no easy task

New ID rules went into effect at U.S. borders last week. Americans now have to provide documents proving citizenship; an oral declaration won't be good enough any more. Travelers need a passport or a military identification card. When crossing back into the U.S. by land or water, a state-issued photo ID like a driver's license will be accepted, but only with a birth certificate. There is another option called "Passport Lite." It's a new, wallet-sized card that's supposed to be a cheaper alternative to a passport. The postal service began accepting applications for them on Friday. Jonathan Brown was the first person to apply for the new ID card at the Canton post office; there were some glitches, including that "less expensive" part.  Go to full article
Heather Nielsen as Sister James and (Right) Alison Edwards as Sister Aloysius Beauvier.

Theatre review: Doubt at Vermont Stage in Burlington

Doubt runs at Vermont Stage Company in Burlington through February 3. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article

Lavender Ladies, a picture book for seniors

Check out your local bookstore or library and you'll find lots of books for infants and toddlers with vivid images and bold colors. But, how about the elderly? A Vermont...  Go to full article

A strong Canadian dollar could boost sales today in the North Country

It's Black Friday - traditionally the first day of the year that retailers start to see a profit. Nationwide, businesses have a long list of worries, including high gas...  Go to full article

Rural America shoulders the burden of war

On Veterans Day, small towns across the North Country honored their soldiers, especially those soldiers who've died in America's wars. There is fresh evidence this week that...  Go to full article
Francis Moore Lappe

Preview: Francis Moore Lappe in Burlington tonight

Francis Moore Lappe's book Diet for a Small Planet, elevated personal choices about food into social, political and environmental concerns. That was back in 1971. The...  Go to full article

New census to count Vermont barns

Vermont is counting its barns. They're more than buildings in the Green Mountain State. They're an iconic part of the landscape and many are in danger of falling down. Nancy...  Go to full article
L to R: Wayne Tetrick as Larry & Edgar L. Davis as Walter. Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack

Theatre review: Inspecting Carol at Vermont Stage

Vermont Stage Company has opened their season with Inspecting Carol, which will run through November 4. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night...  Go to full article

Ski resorts face labor shortage due to visa issue

Ski areas in New York and Vermont face a labor shortage for the upcoming season. The unresolved debate over illegal immigration is partly to blame. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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