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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

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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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Making the abandoned Moran Plant a dynamic cultural landmark

Art in Moran Plant
  You know that old derelict on the Waterfront called the MORAN plant or the NEW MORAN. Well you should take a cruise around INSIDE. An art exhibit modeled itself within its interior, adding lights for the month of August.  Cruising around with Kath Montstream, I decided to use "square" on my iphone. Yummy colors and shadows and shapes. T...
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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!

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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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Five local architectural companies designed far out ice fishing shanties.

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On 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.

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What can be better than capturing some fun images with my iPhone while walking down Church St, Burlington, VT at night!
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Inside the Valley Farmhouse

Exterior Residential Architectural Photography
Architect: Haynes and Garthwaite architects, Norwich, VT • Builder: Naylor & Breen Builders Inc., Brandon Vermont Take a look at this amazing new farmhouse with all the charm of one that has been there for decades!   Located in the Upper Valley, this 4 bedroom home was designed to capture the character of a New England farmhouse and was si...
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How to Take Your Living Room from Drab to Fab!

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Here is how to go from a DULL daytime to a GLORIOUS DUSK interior.

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Where the Bears Are

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Do 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 the ...
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Merry Christmas!

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The Making of a Christmas Gift to You

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This year's Christmas card is going to be something a little different. Not only will it be a Special Edition, but there will be an amazing poem from Jerry Johnson on the inside. Creating the card was a lot of fun and here is how I did it.

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I can't be the only who hates cameras!

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As soon as I got this in my email inbox from Louis Postel of Postelink, I knew that I had to share this with all of you. Enjoy!

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