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New Plan for City Hall Park Will Remove 60% of the Trees. Please Help Save Our Trees!


Join us at the DRB Meeting on City Hall Park to Save the Trees Wednesday, March 7th at 5 PM - 8 PM City Hall, 149 Church St, Burlington, VT. 05401 Do you want 35 of our remaining 55 trees taken down with the new City Hall Park redesign plan? And 1/5 of the park to be impermeable hardscape? Do you want this historic fountain to be replaced with a co...
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A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space

A look at Wheel Pad, an accessible small space
Wheel Pad, winner of World Architecture News 2016 Small Spaces Award, is a 200 sq.ft. accessible bedroom and bathroom that can be attached to an existing home. It is an affordable, eco-friendly, non-toxic, immediately available living space offering privacy, and supporting the independence of individuals with mobility issues. Our goal is to respect...
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A look at the Art World’s Biggest Protest

Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo
Christo in his studio with a preparatory collage for Over The River 2011 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2011 Christo Statement by Christo, January 25, 2017 “After pursuing Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, for 20 years and going through five years of legal arguments, I no longer wish to wait on the outcome. I have decided t...
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Art Watch: Christo and his Floating Piers

Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo
Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo For sixteen days – June 18 through July 3, 2016 – Italy’s Lake Iseo was reimagined. 100,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 220,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, undulated with the mo...
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INCREDIBLE STORY – I CAN RETURN SO EASILY by Jerry Johnson

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When my four brothers and I were kids, our parents would take us on vacations to Cape Cod. Invariably, we would rent a cottage at Grand Cove in West Dennis. Just up the road from the cottage was an artist who painted seascapes and old clipper ships. His name was Alfred Gabali. I would say to him, “Sir, your paintings are incredible. It’s as if one ...
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A Cozy Carriage House Conversion

Living Room for A Cozy Carriage House Conversion
An 1869 Barn Receives an Authentic Restoration Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT HOMES AND GARDEN • March 2017 THE STATELY ITALIANATE HOUSE THAT SITS on a secluded double lot in the historic south side of Burlington has a delightful companion in the form of a lovingly restored carriage house just steps away. The cheerful dwell...
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Feature in Old House Journal: BOLD INTENTIONS

BOLD INTENTIONS
ONCE THE HUB OF A DAIRY FARM, LARGELY UNCHANGED, SIMPLE AND TRADITIONAL, THIS FARMHOUSE IN RURAL VERMONT HAPPILY EMBRACES COLOR USED WITHOUT INHIBITION. BY REGINA COLE | PHOTOS BY CAROLYN BATES Artist and interior designer Jenny Blanchard has an uninhibited aesthetic that developed in the far-flung places she has lived. Rooms in her old Vermont far...
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I hope that you are all able to take a little time an do something you enjoy this holiday season whether it is fly fishing on the Mad River like Jerry Johnson or spending time with friends and family. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! - Carolyn Bates How to Make a Holiday Card ?❄️??❄️??❄️??❄️??❄️ Want to know how the card was made? See what I d...
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Celebrating 25 years of Landscape Architecture with Cynthia Knauf

Congratulations to Cynthia Knauf on celebrating 25 years of offering Landscape Architectural Services!

Here are some of her highlights...

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photos: Jim Westphalen

"PERFECT HARMONY - Knauf's deft mix of a variety of stone and plant materials enhances the architecture at every turn." -New England Home magazine

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Artistry on Every Level

Every room and every feature (including the clear acrylic bar stools and 16-and-a-half-foot kitchen island, above) keys into at least one of the owners’ goals in terms of both style and practicality...and also keeps nonessential elements in the background.
A delightful Stowe house is the epitome of all details considered. Story by Marisa Crumb  • Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT MAGAZINE • Winter 2016 THE CONTENTMENT AND ENTHUSIASM COME through clearly and immediately. Judy and Matt Beech-er are without a doubt very pleased with the results of their one-and-a-half-year collaboration with John Ste...
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For my mom

Marie Louise Bates 1918-2016
My mom, she set out a course for her life, and did it right. She died perfectly. Before anything really dire set in. My sister, Cindy Koster, my mom and I are all lucky… I am not sure I have it all together yet, as when I wander into a book shop or card shop, I stop and say “I should buy one for my mom,”…and then I stop. I used to be her foil when ...
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Gun Sense VT: Supporting Background Checks for All

Gun Sense VT: Supporting Background Checks for All

On Sunday September 11th, Gun Sense VT supported the LGBT community while marching at the Gay Pride Parade parade in Burlington, VT. This grassroots organization is getting the word out about preforming background checks for all. This important gun control issue is one that the Democratic party in Vermont supports including Sue Minter, running for Governor, and Dave Zuckerman, running for Lieutenant  Governor.

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Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and Renovation

Lamoille County Courthouse Addition and Renovation
The historic Lamoille County Courthouse was built in the early 1900’s and is the centerpiece of the Village of Hyde Park. The Courthouse is on the Vermont and National Historic Registers. By 2012, the building was inadequate to meet the needs of the community. SAS Architects were hired to expand and renovate the Courthouse and improve accessibility...
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FOR SALE: MAD RIVER RETREAT

FOR SALE: AWESOME FLY FISHING LOCATION with two unique homes and this river front on the Mad River.

Jerry Johnson fishing

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“Happy Anniversary”. . . . . 89th!


The month of May stands out as a very special time of year for the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, as we pay tribute to Charles Lindbergh on this 89th anniversary of his solo “First Flight” across the Atlantic! On 20 May 1927, “The Spirit of St. Louis” took to the skies from a small airfield in New York, and landed 32 hours later i...
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URGENT: YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED!

Zoning
UPDATE: For a while we worked on stopping the mall from redeveloping to 160 ft, but decided that our fight should instead be redirected to the overal permanent zoning change that the city requested. You can still stay in the loop on Facebook, at the Stop the 14-Story Mall Page where can join in the discussion to find out news news, facts, strategy ...
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Even in the rain in March, the High Line is super!

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I just came back from NYC. The High Line was top on my list to see. It was raining. Drats. So What. I took the subway, and walked around construction until I found 10th and 28th st. Looked up high, and there it was. Finding stairs next door, I took them up and up and up. My umbrella went inside out, so I put up the hood on my rain coat, and my ipho...
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News Alert: A new find could lead to new diagnostic and treatment options for Parkinson's patients

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I am really excited to share this with you all. My cousin’s husband has found the protein for Parkinson's Disease!!!!!!! Structure of protein that forms fibrils in Parkinson's patients could lead to new diagnostic and treatment options CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Chemists have identified the complex chemical structure of the protein that stacks together to f...
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Shape Note Singing

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The other day I was able to join the Sacred Harp Community of Vermont and take some photos. The experience was so great that I wanted to share with you the photos from that day and a note that I recieved. "Wow, these are amazing photos!! It was so nice you were able to come to the singing yesterday! I saw you taking a few photos, but I had no idea ...
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Best Hair Salon ever, where your Hair with SHINE and COLORS are AWESOME

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A Tour of Sequoia Salon “rooted in history, surrounded  by wood, beauty and light…” As you pull up to the exterior of Sequoia Salon, you will notice a smokestack at the end of the block-long building with the date 1858 on its facade. This building was originally Kilburn and Gates Furniture Factory, a company that would ship its product to New ...
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