Category Archives: vermont

UVM’s Center for Teaching & Learning is hiring

This is really a golden opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people, and be involved with a wide variety of projects. From the posting at 37signals: Assist faculty to design, maintain, and evaluate web applications for instructional purposes; facilitate faculty professional development workshops and provide general technical support as part of the Center [...]

Closing the Canadian Studies Office at UVM?

My friend and colleague Paul Martin writes about the imminent closure of the Canadian Studies office at the University of Vermont (disclosure: I am currently employed at UVM). Near the bottom of the post he offers suggestions on how you can help, as well as a link to a lengthy article on the situation at [...]

Seven Days is publishing their archives

Local alt-weekly Seven Days is in the process of re-publishing their archives: We’re starting with 2001, and working our way back. We’ll also be filling in the holes in 2002-2007. If you want to check our progress, click on the Search/Index page of our site, scroll to the bottom, and click to the last page [...]

Burlington PHP Users Group

Last week saw quite a turnout at the Burlington PHP Users Group meeting. The event featured a talk by Matthew Weier O’Phinney, from the Zend Framework team at Zend Technologies. The discussion was lively and informative – there was a really good mix of people there, which made for great conversation. We even had some [...]

iPhone coming to Vermont

Looks like the iPhone may finally be available in the Green Mountain State after all. The news comes as part of a wireless network swap between AT&T and Verizon. The Rutland Herald has a look at the deal and some of it’s implications for Vermont. (Via Paul Martin‘s Twitter.)

Traffic flow and community development

Most of the major streets leading into and out of in my neighborhood are one-way – a fact that appears to run counter to the city’s revitalization efforts in the area. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of businesses come and go, just within a block or so of us. There have [...]

Time to make the donuts

I love the smell of donuts in the morning. I sometimes catch the smell of donuts wafting on the breeze on my daily walk up the hill to work. It took me a few years to realize where the smell was coming from. Koffee Kup bakery, purveyors of those scrumptious, plastic wrapped delicacies you see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]