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Featured Work: A Vermont Retreat in Boston Globe

Raising the roof created space for a master bedroom that sits a half-flight above the master bath, with its fabric-formed concrete walls.Raising the roof to gain a master suite in a Vermont retreat An artist and environmentalist update their funky split-level house using tough materials creatively. By Regina Cole • September 08, 2017 The “terrific light and killer views” sold Julia and Tim Purinton on their mountainside house in Warren, Vermont. “Designed by a young architect named...
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Historic Renovation for COTS

cots vermont photography artchitecture carolyn batesCOTS North AveHistoric Renovation and Addition for The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)Burlington, VT • Duncan-Wisniewski Architecture The building includes a  fabulous new day station with a kitchen, beds, showers, washing machine, computers, books, indoor and outdoor sitting areas and a big garden where vegetables and flowers are growin...
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OLD HOUSE JOURNAL features Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

My Neighborhood Northeast Kingdom, Vermontby Jerry Johnson/ Photos by Carolyn Bates Vermont’s wild, beautiful Northeast Kingdom comprises three counties in the northeast corner of the state. This town of 1,100 people at the center of Orleans County has lots of history; it was founded in 1781 by Ira Allen and his wife, Jerusha Enos Allen; Ira and his brother Ethan Allen were Green Mountain ...
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Shape Note Singing

a1sx2_Original1_SacredHarpCommunityofVermont_CarolynBates_1.jpgThe 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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Five local architectural companies designed far out ice fishing shanties.

a1sx2_Original1_icefishingshanties-carolynbates-1.jpgOn February 26th, the Shelburne Museum had a Snow Day! It was such an absolutely awesome day that I got to spend there with Nan Patrick and Cindy Knauf. One of the exhibits we were able to see was the ARCTICtecture: The Ice Shanty Project featuring top Vermont Architecture firms. The participating firms include TruexCullins, Peregrine Design Build,...
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The Lights of Church St, Burlington, VT.

carolynbates-churchst-night-1.jpgWhat can be better than capturing some fun images with my iPhone while walking down Church St, Burlington, VT at night!
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Where the Bears Are

wherethebearsare-15ah-CBatesimg_9857.jpgDo you know Where the Bears Are? Sculptor, Charlie O’Brien, is a master at creating the most amazing carved wooden bears. These sculptures are so much fun and truly adorable representations. Some of them even have names! He carves these wooden bears from sections of huge trees using a chain saw and any other tools that are needed. You can have th...
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Vermont's Hot New Hair Salon

sequoiasalon-015ah-Logo-header.pngTake a look at the hottest new hair salon in Burlington! Shari Powers, the owner of Sequoia Salon, and her two Fantastic stylists Sarah Jean and Tabitha Fuller are excited to unveil the revitalized salon. They artistically blend new colors into your hair and style it so you feel great about yourself and your new “do”. Over the past year, Shari an...
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Taking a look Behind the Curtains

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.jpgChristine Hadsel & Curtains Without Borders were featured in Valley News.Check out the great article and learn more about the book which is available now!! New England Scenery Book Celebrates Region’s Restored Theater Curtains By Dave Gram • Associated Press • Thursday, August 27, 2015 (Published in print: Friday, August 28, 2015) Brookfi...
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A night with Peter Joshua Burroughs and Carlos Rodriguez

burroughs-15ah_1230669.jpgVermont Tenor, Peter Joshua Burroughs and Venezuelan Pianist, Carlos Cesar Rodriguez presented an eclectic mix of vocal and piano music including opera, art song, musical theatre and Argentinian Tango. The two sang, laughed, danced, and turned the piano into "fire" today at the First Baptist Church in Burlington. Tears streamed from our eyes as the...
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Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Kick-off!

I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to whip out my iPhone for this video - Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont on May 26, 2015. See more of my videos on the YouTube Channel!
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Visit to Little Hogback Farm for Maple Sugaring

We go to their Sugar House where they are using a state of the art machine to boil sap into syrup. And where they sell their yummy maple cream, syrup, t-shirts etc.

©Carolyn Bates and Tree Spaulding. All rights reserved. No uses allowed without written permission.
Published on Apr 20, 2015

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LAKE CHAMPLAIN: Clean Up with Floating Islands

Lake Carmi

Lake Champlain is heavily polluted with phosphate in some ares, with thick growths of algae. Floatingislandsolutions.com has a solution.

This solution is not just for larger lakes, but can be used for smaller bodies of water such as Lake Carmi.

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Vermonters for Common Sense Gun Laws

gunsense_BAT8795.jpgWe all want to have our state of Vermont pass a law to have background checks done before anyone purchases a gun.Here are some of our members gathering at a recent get together.
Here are some of my other blog posts: Working Together to Keep Guns Out of the Wr...
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A Look a Vermont Creamery and How Great Goat Cheese Is Made

Vermont CreameryTake a look at this great video on how this Vermont company crafts some of the finest (and delicious) goat cheese locally.   Where does the best food come from? From makers who really care. At Vermont Creamery, Allison Hooper and Bob Reese have been crafting the finest goat cheese from local goats for thirty years--and counting. See the proc...
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A trip back in time with the St. Albans Raid

_BAT8038.jpgTravel back to Oct. 19, 1864 during the Civil War to St. Albans Vermont. The entire center of the city is now an encampment of soldiers and townspeople with tents, cooking fires, guns, and musicians. Now, 150 years later Vermont is celebrating the anniversay! The story of the St. Albans Raid has all the makings of a silver-screen drama. The ...
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Photography Spotlight: Brett Simison and The Apple Pickers

brettsimison-applepickersThe latest email blast is in from Brett Simison and I wanted to share it. What a great group of images depicting the Apple Pickers of Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont. In Brett's words... “God spare a life, I will be back.” Every day in the late summer and fall, The Men wake up, breakfast in the bunkhouse, then make their way out into the...
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An Inspiring Home Featured in Old House Journal

vermont-lakeside-cottage-inspire_20131227-215523_1.jpgA Snug Lakeside Cottage in Vermont With new owners, a lakeside summer cottage becomes a year-round sanctuary. By Regina Cole | Photos by Carolyn Bates | Old House Journal Nestled between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains, this Vermont lake house is livable year-round—a reversal of its history. Built as a summer cottage in 1922, the house r...
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What time is it? It's Tractor Time!

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East Charlotte Tractor Parade's - 13th Annual Tractor Parade

October 13, 2013

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Wilmington Strong

wilmingtonstrong.jpgOut of the Rubble: Wilmington Two Years After Irene Posted on Sep 27, 2013 • By Katherine P. Cox • Unless you were there, just by looking around, it’s hard to fathom that barely two years ago the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Irene unleashed devastating floodwaters that raged through Wilmington, ravaged downtown, and left no business untouched. B...
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