CVU graduate launches

Champlain Valley Union graduate Samantha (Donahue) Candon and her business partner Donna Pereira-Mackall, a former Shelburne resident, are pleased to announce the launch of, a website dedicated to promoting the best of Vermont and the Upper Valley through a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute listing of exclusively free events. is a resource for Vermont residents as well as visitors who want to enjoy the incredibly diverse offerings the state has to offer. The site features a searchable listing of events that will make it easy to find fun and culturally diverse things to do.

The idea for came from the realization that sometimes an event goes unattended, not because of its value, but because those who might have enjoyed the event were not aware of its happening. Users of the site will be able to access a search engine to locate the perfect venue via location, date, and/or type of event.

Organizations and interested parties may also submit their no charge events on the website. And Candon encourages people to ‘like’ them on Facebook ( because they post new events on a daily basis.

Please visit and see for yourself what Vermont and the Upper Valley has to offer.

For more information, contact Samantha Candon at or Donna Pereira-Mackall at

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