Activities around town for Jul. 2

WHO KNEW YOU could make your own bouncy balls? It’s as simple as combining borax, white glue and cornstarch. See full list of materials and directions in this week’s Make It Together activity.

Hear live outdoor music. JazzEssentials, a jazz trio born in COVID-19 quarantine playing favorites from the Great American Songbook, will perform at the front entrance of the Middl

Admire our loons from a distance

LOONS NESTING ALONG lake shorelines are susceptible to human disturbance, and their nests can be flooded and destroyed by motorboat wakes. VTF&W photo/ Mitch Moraski

MONTPELIER — Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake.

City work to focus on sidewalks next week

A bulbout is an extension of the curb that is designed to give pedestrians a little more safety when preparing to cross a street and also slow traffic. Photo by Richard Drdul

VERGENNES — Drivers through downtown Vergennes and along West Main Street near the city center can expect delays during the week of July 6 through 10 as workers pour and prep sidewalk and pedestria

Taylor contributes to BLM protests with music

MUSICIAN MATTHEW EVAN Taylor, shown in his Middlebury College office, responded to the unrest over racial inequality by recording a series of jazz improvisations, distributing the work on, and contributing the proceeds to Black Lives Matters charities. Independent file photo/Steve James

MIDDLEBURY — In addition to attending some small-scale rallies around the state, Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Music Matthew Evan Taylor felt like he needed to respond in his own way to


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