Friday, February 1, 2008

Frozen Assets

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

It’s tempting to hunker down indoors when chilly temps set in, but that wintertime coping strategy can lead straight to cabin fever. Two family-friendly events facilitate fresh-air socializing this weekend. Colchester kicks off its 25th annual winter carnival on Friday with an Italian dinner and fireworks, and Saturday brings snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, live music and a mini-midway hosting a caricature artist, crafts and a chili cook-off. North Hero’s month-long “Great Ice in Grand Isle” event series starts with a kids’ ice-fishing derby on one of Lake Champlain’s few iced-over bays, with equipment and how-to advice provided free to first-timers. Take down your Christmas tree and bring it along, sans decorations: Post-derby, the conifers fuel a festive bonfire as part of a cold-weather cookout.

Colchester Winter Carnival, Friday and Saturday, February 1 & 2, various Colchester locations, see calendar listings for times. $4-5. Info, 264-5640.

Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby, Saturday, February 2, City Bay, North Hero, 3-5 p.m. Free. Info, 372-8400.

Christmas Tree Bonfire & Cookout, Saturday, February 2, City Bay, North Hero, 5:30 p.m. $5, bring your tree. Info, 372-8400.

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