The Vermont Cynic

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small child...

Bringing HIV/AIDS awareness to Burlington

Heather Rankine

November 24, 2014

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week starts Dec. 1 and will include educational events, a rally and a twilight vigil. This event is put on by Partners In Health, a Boston based organization whose goal is to provide medical care to individuals in need through relationships with other organizations, according to...

Concert not too cheesy

Concert not too cheesy

Jon Zinter

November 18, 2014

Three intricate light displays cast six triumphant silhouettes in rainbow colored light Nov. 15. The Memorial Auditorium was as hoppin’ as ever. The String Cheese Incident returned to Burlington for the first “incident” since 2003. The top-tier jam band from Colorado closed out their fall tour in stunning fashion, offe...

Junior comedian crowned champ

Junior comedian crowned champ

November 18, 2014

At just 20 years old, Grant Robin is the youngest comedian to win the Vermont’s Funniest Comedian competition.The Vermont Comedy Club, owned by Natalie Miller and her husband Nathan Hartswick, puts on the annual show. The club is another response to the growing comedy community in Burlington.The clu...

Sipping on the dream

November 18, 2014

The Dream Machine, an Indian Pale Lager from The Magic Hat Brewery, is one of the first of its kind.The IPL has become the “hipster’s” choice of beer, with its very potent bitterness created by the hops during the brew.The strong bitterness is a tell-tale sign that the IPL has its place on the ...

Students advise class

Danielle Goglia

November 11, 2014

Questionnaires, high school students and Spanish all filled campus Nov. 5 when Burlington High School students flooded UVM’s campus as part of a social learning initiative. As part of the initiative, students in the UVM class Spanish 052 met with high school students to discuss UVM and college goals...

Company focuses on buying local

Company focuses on buying local

November 11, 2014

MARISA ROSENTHAL The Vermont CynicDavid White, owner of Localvore, discusses his plans and goals for the local company, in his office Nov. 3. Localvore supports local merchants by providing discounts and various digital marketing tools.A web service offers local business and restaurant deals that can bu...

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