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The Making of a Merry Christmas Card

Merry Christmas from Carolyn Bates Photography
Merry Christmas from Carolyn Bates Photography Every year I set out to make my Christmas card fun, colorful, and filled with holiday cheer. 2018 was no different. Check out the variations and the steps I took to make this year's holiday card. Card Design #1 The Winter Blues {igallery id=8860|cid=138|pid=17|type=category|children=0|addlinks=0|tags=|...
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A Tiny House in Vermont

A Penchant for Portmanteau
A Penchant for Portmanteau Two stone cottages in the Northeast Kingdom come with very special names. DRAWING FROM HER FAMILIAL ROOTS and a literary love, homeowner Lynda Graham-Barber named her first stone cottage, “Emerley,” a portmanteau word using the first four letters of her father’s name, Emerson, and combining it with the first line of Daphn...
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Temper City Hall Park Over-Development

Temper City Hall Park Over-Development
JAMES LOCKRIDGE,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , KING ST, BURLINGTON SHARED FROM NEIGHBORING FPF ( SEE MORE POSTINGS ) Below is a post I've copied from another FPF because it makes so many important points about the current direction City Hall Park is heading. It's easy to understand many of the influences that informed the current plan — the interests...
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VOTE Please and VOTE for CHRISTINE

VOTE for CHRISTINE
To all of my friends. Please please vote, and encourage all of your friends, family, to vote too. Be sure to dress warm…. And to have Vermont move forward in a positive, collaborative way, please vote for CHRISTINE Hallquist  You are very welcome to forward this email to your friends, too and use this image. May we finally be able to turn this...
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In solidarity with Pittsburgh

In solidarity with Pittsburgh
Yesterday we witnessed an act of terrorism in Pittsburgh. A mass shooting at the hands of a white supremacist during worship at The Tree of Life Synagogue.  Unfortunately we have seen incidents like this before. But, we will not be deterred in our fight to disarm hate and reduce gun violence in our country.  This afternoon in D.C. we stoo...
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One Burlington Square


ICV turns an ugly building into an eye stopping one. See other buildings by ICV in Vermont.   I was given a wonderful creative job to photograph several of ICV’s  buildings without restrictions. One is entirely black glass (OBS) Two are glass and brick (St Paul and College) (I first photographed them with my 4x5 in 1995, taking 2 photos a...
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A wonderful Pumpkin Feeder from the National Audubon Society


Provide a seasonal feast for the birds in your area with this DIY activity. Halloween, harvest festivals, and general autumnal celebrations lead to an abundance of everyone’s fall favorite: pumpkins. While you partake in pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o-lantern carvings, why not share some gourd indulgences with the birds? This bird feeder is the pe...
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Adirondack Sketches by Architect Nils Luderowski


Nils pioneered the “New Adirondack Style” of architecture, an authentic blend of Shingle, Craftsman, Prairie and regional expressions, while also incorporating modern living requirements and current technology. His structures thoughtfully address natural site features and are carefully scaled. They are rich in texture, color, and have a close relat...
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Liz Barbour's Cooking with flowers


On September 25th, Liz Barbour, author of Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers , held a lecture for the Burlington Garden Club of Vermont called COOKING WITH FLOWERS. The lecture was outstanding! Our time spent with Liz, consisted of slide presentation of my edible gardens and a cooking demonstration and tasting of two rec...
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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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Deb Flanders' 20th Annual Folk Music Concert

Deb Flanders' 20th Annual Folk Music Concert
On July 22 at 4pm, Deb Flanders' "WOMENFOLK" Concert took place. It is her 20th Annual Folk Music Concert! This 20th Anniversary performance featured Andrea Beaton  & Véronique Plasse from Quebec, Jane Oxnard from Northumberland, and Vermont's own Michele Choiniere & Isabella Rottler! For more details visit Deb's website: WOMENFOLK {lo...
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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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