Burlington, VT Lifestyle

4 Amazing Places to See Fall Foliage

The smell of pumpkin spice lattes and Hocus Pocus 2 trending online must mean one thing — Fall is here! Autumn is the perfect time to get cozy, slow down, and reflect on past seasons. Watching the leaves change color and fall is a sweet symbolic reminder to let...
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Burlington's Penny Cluse Café to Close Permanently

After almost a quarter of a century, the buckets-o-spuds, tofu scrams, biscuits and gravy, and chiles rellenos will cease flowing at downtown Burlington breakfast-and-lunch landmark Penny Cluse Café. Husband-and-wife co-owners Charles Reeves and Holly Cluse told their staff on Monday and then sent an email to about 100 friends...

Lee’s Asian Mart Opens in South Burlington

A large Asian grocery store opened on September 18 in the Blue Mall at 150 Dorset Street in South Burlington. Lee's Asian Mart occupies the renovated, 7,000-square-foot space that was most recently Vermont's sole Outback Steakhouse, which closed in May 2020. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the...

New England has 4 of the best apple picking destinations in the U.S., according to Travel + Leisure

New England has so many festive apple orchards, but four in particular are the cream of the crop, according to Travel + Leisure. The publication released a list of the best places to go apple picking in the U.S. and included Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow; Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, N.H.; Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, N.H.; and Shelburne Orchards in Shelburne, Vermont.

A truffle treat with a ‘Star Trek’ twist

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - These tasty truffles have just a few ingredients and are incredibly easy to make, and you might even say they’re kind of out of this world!. The Rigelian Truffles are from “The Star Trek Cookbook.” Author Chelsey Monroe-Cassel showed our Cat Viglienzoni how to make them. Watch the video to see.

Have a taste for fall? Check out these sweet seasonal treats

MONKTON, Vt. (WCAX) - From apple picking to a trip through the corn maze or a stroll through the pumpkin patch, there’s a lot to love about fall in Vermont. That includes the sweet treats, like the ones our Elissa Borden found at Yates Family Orchard in Monkton. Apple...

Burlington’s popular Penny Cluse Cafe to close

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A popular eatery in downtown Burlington is closing its doors for good. The owners of the café and lunch spot, Penny Cluse, announced they will close after serving Vermonters for 25 years. They opened in 1998 at the intersection of Cherry Street and South Winooski...

‘Star Trek’-inspired sausages a hit with kids

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - We’re continuing a week of “Star Trek”-themed cooking with a kid-friendly snack!. Vermont author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel wrote “The Star Trek Cookbook” and she’s sharing an out-of-this-world appetizer. She showed our Cat Viglienzoni how to make Denobulan sausages. Watch the video...

Blessing of the Pets event held in St. Albans

SAINT ALBANS CITY, Vt. — Some animals in the St. Albans area might be feeling a little more blessed than usual. Three area churches joined together for the annual Blessing of the Pets in Taylor Park this weekend. The celebration was held in honor of The Feast of St....

Cooking up a futuristic soup inspired by ‘Star Trek’

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - We’re kicking off a week of out-of-this-world cooking segments with a soup. This gazpacho is positively futuristic. It’s inspired by “Star Trek.”. Our Cat Viglienzoni talked to Chelsea Monroe-Cassel about “The Star Trek Cookbook.” Watch the video to see.

20th annual Dead Creek Wildlife Day held in Addison

Vermont is joining 14 other states with legal adult-use cannabis sales. There are currently only four licensed retail shops in the Green Mountain State, three of which are now open. Highlighting Vermonters for Hispanic Heritage Month. Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 11:21 PM EDT. Highlighting Vermonters for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Looking for Some Fun Things to do this Fall?

Looking for some fun things to do this fall? Check out these events happening in New Orleans, Vermont and the Adirondacks. Unique ways to enjoy fall foliage. If fall colors are your thing, Stowe, Vt. and the Adirondacks, NY can’t be beat. Take leaf-peeping to new heights on a scenic flight with Adirondack Aviation Academy, traverse a path above the trees on swinging bridges and platforms at The Wild Center, or check out suggested activities and routes with the Adirondack Wayfinder.

What to do: Saturday, October 1

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Let’s take a look at what to do this Saturday, the first of October. It’s time to celebrate autumn at Dog Mountain’s annual Fall Dog Party! There will be activities for the whole family, from live music by Vermont folk duo The Endorsements, to a bouncy house, food, contests, and more. Take the time to grab your camera, hop in the car, and take the scenic ride to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. From 12:00 to 4:00 today, and free, rain or shine. Organizers say your dog will thank you with tail wags and wet kisses.

Fire and Rescue celebration, diving in Lake Champlain and a Holiday concert and party: Three upcoming events with the Colchester Historical Society in the coming months

The Colchester Historical Society is hosting some great events in the coming months!. 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Michael's Fire & Rescue. Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. Robert E. Sutton Firehouse, 220 College Parkway, Colchester. Free parking and admission (please note: accessible parking is very limited at the firehouse. If...