There's a new place to play in Hinesburg. Anne Broussard, a local mom of three young sons, opened a cheery play gym called Wiggle Room in October. The former Latin teacher at Essex High School spent the last several years as a stay-at-home mom in France. The experience of living abroad emboldened her to start the business when she returned to Vermont with her family last year. "I was ready to take a risk," she says. Broussard has filled the play space with a ball pool surrounded by soft tunnels and climbing structures, a plastic slide, a play kitchen, bikes and trikes, books, blocks, stuffed animals, and toy cars. Broussard knows her audience well — none of the toys are small enough to pose a choking hazard, and, as an added incentive for weary parents, the coffee is free.
Every year, hundreds of orphaned and injured wild birds and mammals need help. Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators are trained to aid our feathered and furred friends, and properly release them back into the wild. Campers learn what’s involved, focusing on Vermont species, how we can help them thrive in nature, and…(more)