Category Archives: local

Discovering Jazz in Burlington

There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Homer daydreams about being in the Land of Chocolate. Skipping around, he takes bites out of random parts of the landscape. Everything is made out of chocolate – even a passing dog, which Homer chomps a mouthful of before letting it scamper off. As I wandered around the [...]

Liminal Engagement

Next time you are on Church Street in downtown Burlington, be sure to swing by the Firehouse Gallery and check out the latest installation. I’ve been peeking in the windows at this one for a while now. We finally got a chance to check it out when we were next door at the farmers market [...]

Community art, just around the corner

Walking home this evening, we were pleasantly surprised by a new set of murals hanging on the fence up the street from our house. The big green fence that sits on the corner of North and North Union is now covered almost entirely with art signed by local youth organizations. Below is one of my [...]

Local newspaper closing

I heard on the radio this morning that the Vermont Guardian is closing it’s doors. This is a sad day for local, independent news. Still, maybe there’s a chance it’ll be back. Shay Totten, the paper’s co-founder, editor, and publisher suggests this is a possibility: “I hold out some hope that we can find someone [...]

A small local gallery with a nifty gift shop

My special lady friend and I were walking up North Street on our way back from a waterfront photowalk, when we stumbled on a little art gallery called the Kasini House. The staff person there was really friendly, and explained that they get a lot of artists from Montreal (in fact there is an opening [...]

Saturday May 5th (Tomorrow!) is Green Up Day

If you are in Burlington, it looks like the most detailed information can be found on CEDO‘s site: This year, the City of Burlington has five registration sites for these community clean ups: ECHO/Waterfront Park, 1 College Street Flynn Elementary School, Corner of North Avenue and Starr Farm Road Barnes Elementary School, 123 North Street [...]

Dark streets

We were walking home from dinner the other night (or was it a few weeks ago?), and as we were about to cross Grant street, we noticed that something was amiss. Ah, that was it, the street was eerily dark: That’s right, no streetlights or anything. Creepy. Here’s a shot of what the street loks [...]