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I am the victim of Home Improvement Fraud


I am owed $15,212 plus interest To the Better Business Bureau of VT. To the Attorney General of Vermont. To Front Porch Forum. I hired GNC, Great Northern Construction, to renovate my bathroom July 2017.  In the process I paid them  $21,777.50 in deposit fees for bathroom appliances and for GNC fees.  We were unable to come to an agr...
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Patio Done In Style

Patio designed with potted plants

There is nothing better than creating a your own tranquil space with beautiful plants. I recently had the chance to enter into such a place created by Pam Plummer. Her colorful arrangements of potted flowers enhance the wonderful landscape and patio. Take a look around and see if you get inspired. I know I did.

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Hill Section Colonial For Sale

Check out this awesome original 1940’s house with views of lake champlain and authentic tiled  bathrooms you will LOVE!

Hill Section Colonial For Sale

292 So Willard, Burlington, VT
Find out more and to contact Sue Dorn and Michael Rooney, visit www.hickokandboardman.com.

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Massages in Montpelier Mix with Mesclun


Home is where your massage business and community garden thrive. Story by Marisa Crumb Photos by Carolyn Bates VERMONT MAGAZINE • July/August 2018 One Mile from the intersection of elm and state streets in Montpelier’s delightful downtown, an unassuming yet polished midcentury split-level ranch is home to Chris Adams and Sheryl Rapée-Adams’ busines...
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Vermont Poet, Jerry Johnson, Gives Tips on Writing & Publishing


Vermont author and poet, Jerry Johnson was recently featured on The Writing Gym's podcast series. In "How to Write and Publish Poetry with Jerry Johnson", he talks about  how to s et your book to music, get inspiration for your poetry, publish poetry, co-author a novel, avoid typos in your book, read well to write well , get over the lonelines...
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Listen Up! A new way to look at children's books.

Listen Up! A new way to look at children's books.
Lifelines: Books That Bridge the Divide “In this podcast, we share conversations with librarians, educators, and readers about the children’s books that can be bridges across our cultural divides…the books that can open minds and the books that can be the lifeline a child needs to remember they’re not alone.” — Ann Braden and Saadia Faruqi   I...
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A Kit Home’s Historic Charm Endures


A 1920s bungalow stands the test of time. Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates March/April 2018 • VERMONT MAGAZINE For those not familiar with the style and process of a popular system of house design and construction during the first half of the twentieth century, a “kit home” was a practical and economic, albeit customizable and attrac...
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22nd Annual Flynn Garden Tour


Last year, we visited gardens in Burlington (seen above, designed by Cynthia Knauf Landscape Design) . Join us for this year's Flynn Garden Tour featuring Gardens in Charlotte, VT. Sunday, July 15, 2018, 9:00 AM Tour: 9 am - 3 pm Tea: 3 - 4 pm Gardens located in Charlotte Ticket Price: $40 ( www.flynntix.org ) Children 14 and under may attend for f...
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Preservation Burlington Homes Tour


Preservation Burlington Homes Tour Self-guided tour at various locations in Burlington Saturday, June 2, 2018, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM All Tickets $20.00 ( www.flynntix.org ) Free Admission for Children Under 16 This year’s tour features an eclectic mix of Burlington’s historic homes and out-buildings. Included is the recently completed “cupola unit” o...
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Featured Work in The Gift of a Beautiful Spot


The Gift of a Beautiful Spot Lakeside Home in Charlotte Is Well Suited for Stellar Sunsets Story by Marisa Crumb • Photos by Carolyn Bates MAY / JUNE 2018 • VERMONT MAGAZINE THE 6,500-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE THAT SHARES the same view as The Inn at Shelburne Farms has a somewhat mosaic past and an equally enchanting present. Three separate entities that a...
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Featured Article in Vermont B/A of White River Junction


A former “Butler Building,” Mike Davidson considers this converted dry cleaners building on South Main Street his greatest achievement. It now contains 36 units of “industrial chic” studio apartments, half of which are permanently on lease to nearby Northern Stage, to house its constantly changing roster of actors and support staff. Photo by Caroly...
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Featured Article in Vermont B/A of Liberty House in Burlington


This January photo shows the ceremonial front entrance to Liberty House on North Avenue in Burlington. Developer Eric Farrell and his team retained as much of the building’s historic nature as possible, while also adding a new copper roof, energy efficient windows and numerous amenities. Liberty House is part of a larger development, Cambrian Rise,...
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AIA VT Annual Meeting


Lincoln Peak Gate House, Sugarbush Resort, Warren December 7, 2017Photos  • by Carolyn Bates Longtime Vermont architects Bill Maclay, founder of Maclay Architects, and David Sellers, founder of Sellers & Co., were recognized at the AIA-VT annual meeting for having been named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. The C...
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Dwell Shares The Coolest Home Covered In Mirrored Glass


A Mirrored Mexican Home Hides Among a Lush Forest By Michele Koh Morollo – March 7, 2018 Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the color, light, and movements of its natural surroundings. Located on a lush woodland hillside of Monterrey, Mexico, this reflective retre...
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Dwell Features Frank Lloyd Wright's Desert Retreat and School in Arizona


Tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Spectacular Desert Retreat and School in Arizona Anna Jones / Published by Dwell – March 7, 2018 A masterful extension of the desert landscape in Scottsdale, Taliesin West is a living memorial to the inspiring life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1937, Taliesin West was an experiment in desert living that evolved ...
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New Plan for City Hall Park Will Remove 60% of the Trees. Please Help Save Our Trees!


Do you want 39 of our remaining 56 trees taken down with the new City Hall Park redesign plan? And 1/3 of the park to be impermeable hardscape? Do you want this historic fountain to be replaced with a concrete FLAT splash pad, that could be used as a shower with a potential huge liability? Do you want over $3MIL of tax payer money to be spent doing...
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Happy Birthday to My Mom

Marie Louise Gartside Bates and Carolyn Bates in Maui
Marie Louise Gartside Bates May 1, 1918-2016 When I look back at my time spent with my mom, one of my favorite memories is the day we spent holding hands, laughing and jumping the waves in Maui, Hawaii in 1992. Last week I started to look through old photos, looking for one to use on Facebook for my mom’s May 1 st  birthday. &nb...
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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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