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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Congratulations to our August Writing Contest Winners!

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 1:38 PM

In our August issue, we asked kids to tell us about their dream garden. Below, find the winning entries. Margo and Saylor each receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington.

Margo Cannella, 8
East Montpelier

The entrance of the garden of my dreams is a big gate and an archway made out of clovers. Birds fly in and out. There would also be flowers in the entryway. There would be a lot of flowers and some tropical fruits. In the middle of my garden, there would be a pond with lily pads and fish in it. In the middle of the pond, there would be a statue of a frog with water coming out of it like a fountain. There would also be an island next to the frog. There would be a ring of flowers around it. There would be some trees on the island making some shade. In the garden, there would also be some vegetables. That is my dream garden.

Saylor Hemond, 9
West Burke
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In my garden of dreams, I would plant strawberries, carrots, watermelons, tomatoes, radishes, pink roses, red roses, lilies, sunflowers, squash, zucchini, cucumber and eggplant. After I pick all the fruits and vegetables, I would give them to poor people that can’t afford them!


Find the latest writing prompt in our September Back to School Issue. The deadline to enter is September 15. Happy writing!

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Congratulations to our August Coloring Contest Winners!

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:18 AM

This month’s coloring contest celebrated our sunny Vermont summer. Four-year-old Enoch’s lion appeared in a magic jungle, with fluttering fairies and star-shaped flowers. Deborah, 10, created a mountain-range backdrop for her orange-and-gold cat chilling at the beach, with Vermont’s own lake monster, Champ, poking above the blue water. Maddy, 6, drew two brilliant lightening bolts bursting through dark storm clouds. Savor the early fall, kiddos, and send us your snazziest work this month.

The winners of annual family memberships to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium are…

“Tie Dye Tiger”
Bruce Creason, 5, Burlington
"Tie Dye Tiger"
  • "Tie Dye Tiger"

“Chillin' and Grillin'”
Emilia Poczobut, 8, Barre
"Chillin' and Grillin'"
  • "Chillin' and Grillin'"

“The Grateful Lion”
Somerset Pierce, 12, Montpelier
"The Grateful Lion"
  • "The Grateful Lion"


Find the latest coloring contest in the Just For Kids section of our September issue! Deadline to enter is September 15!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Congratulations to our July Writing Contest Winners!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:36 PM

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In our July issue, we asked kids to tell us about their perfect picnic. Below, find the winning entries. Léonie and Sophia each receive a $25 gift certificate to Crow Bookshop in Burlington. 

Léonie Fournier, 10
Montpelier

Going on a picnic in Vermont makes you feel like world peace has finally arrived.
A fresh meal is waiting for you as you walk through the warm grass.
Slowly, you start to sit on the grass. You feel is spiking up, onto your knees.
You smell freshly baked bread, followed by smooth, yellow cheeses, and sweet, blood red cherries.
A huge bottle of icy cold basil lemonade sits next to 30 pieces of juicy watermelon.
You would think it couldn’t get any better, but it does.
Behind the watermelon, you see a large bunch of yellow bananas and small cakes.
It all looks wonderful. You really can’t wait to start eating.

Sophia Van Zyl, 10
Addison

On a family picnic, I would bring a salad that makes my stomach start grumbling.
With peppers and carrots and cheese.
Pass the ranch dressing, please!
For dessert, I would eat my mom’s cookies, which cannot be beat.
After, I’m full.
Picnic meals cannot be dull!

Find the latest writing prompt in the Just For Kids section of our August issue. The deadline is Wednesday, August 15. Happy writing!

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Congratulations to our July Coloring Contest Winners!

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM

The joyful spirit of this month’s artwork was summed up by 5-year-old Rebecca’s submission — a pig prancing in a mud puddle beneath a sparkly rainbow. Amelia, 6, sent us a polka-dotted piggy with red flowers blooming brilliantly in the background. And 11-year-old Natalee made our judges laugh out loud with her drawing — a porker poised on the grill, with the words “Mmm… What’s cooking?” above its head.

The winners of annual family memberships to the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium are…

“The Sparkly Spiral Pig”
Jupiter May, 5, Shelburne
"Sparkly Spiral Pig"
  • "Sparkly Spiral Pig"

“Firework Friend”
Sélah Joy, 8, Colchester 
"Firework Friend"
  • "Firework Friend"

“Plaid Professor Pig”

Audrey Neilson, 10, Charlotte
"Plaid Professor Pig"
  • "Plaid Professor Pig"

Find the latest Coloring Contest in the "Just For Kids" section of our August issue. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 15.

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