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 [...]

The first Blog Action Day, and the Superfund365 project

I’m almost too late, but I just discovered that today was the first ever Blog Action Day. This year’s subject is the environment: “On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind … In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Iconic Community

The folks at firewheel design have been giving away free sets of their icons with their IconBuffet site for some time. Now, with the re-launch of the site, they’ve created a fun, not so little community site to trade these sets of icons. It’s complete with tokens, stamps, and other ways to barter and exchange [...]