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Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.
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    • In Season, Summer 2018
    • In Season, Summer 2018

      What's SUP? It's short for standup paddleboarding, and it's been called the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Accessible to all ages and fitness levels, SUP is easy to learn and enjoy. In recent years, it's experienced a groundswell of popularity in Burlington, where Lake Champlain beckons all summer long. Get out on the water at the 10th annual Stand Up for the Lake, a benefit for the Community Sailing Center that includes a mile kids' race, three-mile recreational race and six-mile elite race. Or ride a wave of goodwill from the shore, where food and music make a splash.

    • In Season, Spring 2018
    • In Season, Spring 2018

      Spring can be slow to arrive in Vermont: March and April often bring mud — or still more snow — instead of flowers. So the real sign of the season is when the Burlington Farmers Market moves outside. Though it's a popular indoor gathering spot during the chillier months, the bustling outdoor marketplace doubles as a weekly festival in the heart of downtown. In addition to 90-plus vendors of food, artisan crafts and other goods, it includes live musical entertainment and frequently inspires impromptu picnics and acro-yoga circles. Do as the locals do: Save Saturday morning for the market.

    • In Season, Winter 2017-2018
    • In Season, Winter 2017-2018

      When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, Burlington will usher in 2018 with a bang of fireworks over Lake Champlain. But that’s just the final touch on the annual revelry that is First Night Burlington. Founded in 1983, the event has become Vermont’s largest single-day arts celebration, a substance-free festival serving up 13 hours of eclectic entertainment in more than a dozen downtown venues. Buy a button, then crisscross the city for a classic cabaret by Burlington’s Lyric Theatre, aerial artistry and general clowning around by Vermont’s award-winning Circus Smirkus, highenergy funk-rock by local band Gang of Thieves, and so much more. Cheers to the New Year.

    • In Season, Fall 2017
    • In Season, Fall 2017

      From bustling Church Street to the highly trafficked waterfront, Burlington is anything but a ghost town — unless Thea Lewis is leading your way. The actor, author and paranormal historian is also Vermont's queen of Halloween, and, in the weeks leading up to that haunted holiday, she presides over three walking tours rife with local history and mystery. The Darkness Falls Tour explores the spooky spirits of Burlington's downtown; the Wicked Waterfront Tour dives into shipwrecks, lake monsters and shoreline mischief; and the Cemetery Tour travels to the city's most ghoulish gravestones. These tales are spine-tingling but typically appropriate for ages 9 and up.

    • In Season, Summer 2017
    • In Season, Summer 2017

      Baseball is America's favorite pastime, and it's easy to see why at a Vermont Lake Monsters game. Home games are held at historic Centennial Field — opened in 1906, it's the oldest active ballpark in the country. These days, the small stadium draws nearly 100,000 fans each summer to watch the state's minor-league baseball team go to bat. Throughout the years, plenty of Burlington players have gone on to the majors, including Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks, then watch team mascot Champ — a friendly green incarnation of Lake Champlain's storied monster — entertain the masses.

    • In Season, Spring 2017
    • In Season, Spring 2017

      According to the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, the long history of maple syrup begins with a legend about a native chief. After returning home from hunting, the chief threw his tomahawk into the trunk of a sugar maple tree. Warmed by the spring sun, sap ran out.

    • In Season, Winter 2016-17
    • In Season, Winter 2016-17

      In 1986, an eight-day international festival in Burlington called Interfolk-86 sowed the seeds for a celebration of world cultures that continues in Vermont to this day. For three days every winter, the Vermont International Festival brings global crafts, cuisine, music and dance to one bustling indoor marketplace, shining a spotlight on the diversity at our doorstep. Performers such as Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater, Grup Anwar and Mal Maiz share traditions from West Africa, the Middle East, Colombia and beyond. Classes and demos introduce attendees to forza (samurai sword-inspired fitness), martial arts and Balkan folk dancing. Here you can wander the world without leaving the state.

    • In Season, Fall 2016
    • In Season, Fall 2016

      Going to the movies can be a passive activity: Buy a ticket, be seated and be entertained. But for more than three decades, the Vermont International Film Festival has used the cinematic arts to spark community conversation. This year's lineup showcases films from all over the world addressing hard-hitting, timely subjects, including refugee and LGBT issues. Among the highlights are Microbe and Gasoline, in which two young friends travel across France in a homemade vehicle; Miss Sharon Jones!, a documentary chronicling the soul singer's courageous battle with cancer; and Tanna, a fascinating story of star-crossed lovers on a remote Pacific island. So sit back, relax and enjoy the shows — then stick around to chat with filmmakers and fellow theatergoers.

    • In Season, Spring 2016
    • In Season, Spring 2016

      → Version française Burlington Farmers Market Every warm-weather Saturday since 1980, Vermonters have flocked to the Burlington Farmers Market to stock up on provisions…

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