Every November fisheries biologists and a team of assistants use electrofishing boats at night to capture lake trout on Lake Champlain. Data is collected from upwards of 400 lakers each fall to monitor the health of the fishery and measure impacts of the lamprey control program.
Come November there are a growing number of anglers that are just getting started. As long as there’s open water and a way to launch a boat, no matter how cold it gets, these hardy soles are always game for a thrilling day of winter fishing for lake trout and salmon. To kick of the season a handful of these guys have organized a derby. Since 2009 the first Saturday in November has been reserved for the Frostbite Fleet Salmon Shootout.
The acclaimed Moth Mainstage is thrilled to be back at the Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington this fall. The Moth features true stories told live without notes, by five unforgettable local and national storytellers. All premium ticketholders are invited to join us following the show for a private cast reception in the adjacent Tarrant Gallery.
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Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s weekly trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another. She has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a “bleakly stylish” sense of humor, Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy (Seal Press / April 2013) is available now. She is also a regular host of the Moth StorySLAMs.
Josh Broder was an actor and theater director for over 20 years. Now he is primarily an executive coach, often focusing on leadership via personal storytelling. Some of his favorite theater experiences played out in Vermont, at Phantom Theater in Warren. (PhantomTheater.info) There, he was a co-creator and director of The Wondrous Rise and Tragical Fall of King Strang, and Franz Kafka's Amerika. For Phantom he directed Karen Leiner in A Night of Unlikely Betrayal and played opposite her in Paul Zimmerman's Pigs and Bugs. With Zimmerman, Josh has written two screenplays, one based on their gig together in an ill-fated Passion Play tour of the Bible Belt, the other a biopic of a great American charlatan. Josh's writing has appeared in The Washington Post, among other outlets. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their son.
Shannon Cason is a writer and storyteller. He is Chicago’s first Moth GrandSLAM champion and has hosted shows for The Moth in San Francisco and Milwaukee. Shannon hosts his own storytelling show in Chicago called Do Not Submit, and a storytelling podcast called Homemade Stories. He is originally from Detroit, manages a custom clothing shop, and is the father of two beautiful girls. Please find out more about his upcoming projects at shannoncason.com.
Holly Hughes is a writer and performer. A 2010 Guggenheim Fellow, Hughes is largely responsible for four books, including Clit Notes: A Sapphic Sampler and the forthcoming titles Animal Acts and Memories of the Revolution. She's a Professor at the University of Michigan. Ask her about her Norfolk Terriers and Standard Poodles.
Reeve Lindbergh, a daughter of aviator-authors Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was born in 1945 and grew up in Connecticut. After graduating from Radcliffe College in 1968 she moved to Vermont, where she still lives on an old farm near St. Johnsbury, Vermont with her husband, writer Nat Tripp, and an assortment of animals, enjoying visits from their children and grandchildren. Reeve is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults, including Forward From Here, Leaving Middle Age and Other Unexpected Adventures, and Homer, The Library Cat. Her work has also appeared in a number of magazines and periodicals, including the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker and The Washington Post.
Mark Redmond is executive director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services in Burlington, VT, where he has served since 2003. He is the author of The Goodness Within: Reaching out to Troubled Teens with Love and Compassion (Paulist Press). He has had articles published in the New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post and other publications. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from Villanova University and a masters in public administration from New York University. Mark and his wife Marybeth live with their 10-year-old son in Essex.
Patrick Ross was born and raised in Canaan, Vermont, on the border of French Canada and New Hampshire. There his Dad taught him how to fish, hunt, and play music without reading notes. Patrick started learning Irish and French Canadian folk tunes at about age six, and nailed his first real gig at age eleven. He’s been playing professionally ever since. Patrick and his wife and live on a farm in Eastern Vermont with their two dogs. Follow him at rockfarmerrecords.com.
Vermont’s youth deer hunting season is a lot more than passing on the skills of pursuing white tail deer. Time spent in the woods with a son or daughter create memories that will last a lifetime. We spend time on a successful youth hunt with Lawrence and his youngest son Jake.
Located in the town of Whitingham the Atherton Meadows wildlife management area consists of two parcels situated on either side of Route 100. The smaller piece is southeast of Route 100. The larger 646 acre parcel lies between Route 100 and the southern end of Harriman Reservoir.
Skiing and snowboarding are two ways to get through Vermont's long winters but there are dozens of other things you can do to enjoy the season. A growing number of enthusiasts are digging in to the sport of ice climbing
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Opera Company of Middlebury presents five performances of Tchaikovsky's melodic, romantic masterpiece “Eugene Onegin.”
Fully staged with professional singers, orchestra and chorus.
May 31st to June 8th at Town Hall Theater
Friday, May 31 at 8 pm
Sunday, June 2 at 2 pm
Thursday, June 6 at 8 pm
Friday, June 7 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8 pm
For tickets, call (802) 382-9222 or go to ocmvermont.org.
VPT is pleased to provide media support.
A one-of-a-kind culinary festival featuring signature dishes from renowned Newport chefs made with products from farms in Newport's neighboring communities. Farmers participating in Green Mountain Farm Direct will be present at the restaurants.
Tickets are on sale at 802-323-1056 or DiscoverNewportVT.com/fresh
With nearly all of downtown’s critically acclaimed restaurants participating, the Taste of Newport brings together top talent and some of the most sought after destinations, including Newport Natural Cafe, Baan Thai Cuisine, Lago Trattoria, Le Belvedere, Hoagies, Pizza and Pasta, and The East Side Restaurant & Pub. All proceeds from the event will ensure the continuation of Newport. Fresh by Nature. programs including support for Newport's community gardens, "Newport Fresh Start Community Farm" and Newport Farmers' Market.
One ticket provides a taste from each of the restaurants taking part. Click here for more information.
VPT is pleased to provide media support.
Follow Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum. Meeting two additional pals, they wonder together and observe giant honey bees, investigate robots, and even encounter a giant signing Ty Rex. After their robot tour guide short circuits, the four of them have to work together and use science to try to save the day.
This event is free and open to the public.
Celtic Thunder's Mythology tells the story of our ancestors in Ireland, their legends, their history and their stories. It’s the lifeblood of modern day Ireland and it’s influences from our Celtic past that are that are still reflected in its people today. Like the Celts, Mythology is bold, challenging, strong, proud and steeped in history. On the set of Mythology the old and the new combine, modern catalyst images are projected onto ancient standing stones, a giant Celtic cross takes center stage and the tempo of the music is strongly echoed in the theatrical and moody lighting.