COMEDIAN AND PEIRCING artist Pierre Vachon playfully pours hand sanitizer on his head while showing off his tattoos for his upcoming COVID Calendar. The Middlebury entertainer is finding new creative outlets since public gatherings went away when COVID-19 showed up. Photo by Season Violet
MIDDLEBURY — Over the years, modern day Renaissance man Pierre Vachon has worn many different hats. The Burlington native has been known as a professional wrestler, a stand-up comedian, a piercing artist, an event producer at the Marquis Theater in Middlebury, and a DJ with Big Guys Entertainment, which he started with his friend Vinny Herbert. But, when most in-person entertainment was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vachon found himself scrambling for a place to exercise his imagination … and to earn a paycheck. Well, the Middlebury resident is doing what he does best: getting...

VIRTUAL MENTORING. Middlebury College's Sister-To-Sister program goes virtual this year with its first event of ice-breakers and mini-games on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2-3 p.m. See listing for link. Photo courtesy of Karin Hanta
Thursday, Oct. 22 “Soups, Pies and More” take-out sale in Middlebury. Continuing from Oct. 22 until Nov. 1. Orders for delicious homemade pies, soups and other foods may be placed online from The Congregational Church of Middlebury website at through Sunday, Nov. 1. Pick up orders on Saturday Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2 Main St. Use online order form on and be ready with payment. Preorders close after Nov. 1. All verified pre-orders will be safely delivered from the church’s Seymour Street porch entrance to the parking lot for masked curbside pick-up. Info at

ERIN DAIGLE PAINTED the Black Sheep Bistro and 11 other of her favorite businesses in Vergennes during her free time this past summer and fall. She is turning them into a calendar.
VERGENNES — This past summer Erin Daigle painted oil paintings, plein-air, of 12 Vergennes businesses, and the paintings are being put together in a 2020 calendar called “Vibrant Vergennes.” The paintings are of Vergennes storefronts and restaurants. Each month of the calendar includes a brief statement from each business letting people know a little about them.  Daigle will host an opening reception this Friday, Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. at Kennedy Brothers on North Main Street, where the original paintings will be on display until the end of February.  The Franklin County native was living in...

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