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What to do in Burlington this August

What to do in Burlington this August

Jean MacBride, Assistant Summer Editor

August 1, 2019

The month of July might be over, but these events in August prove that summer is hardly over.  The Festival of Fools, Champlain Valley Fair and the Leddy Park Beach Bites promise thrills for those who enjoyed July’s events and who are looking for a taste of adventure. Festival of Fools ...

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

How to spend Valentine’s Day in Burlington

Culture Staff

February 14, 2019

Love is in the air. Burlington might not be known as the city of love, but despite the cold and the snow, it can still be the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you are with your partner or with your friends, you can enjoy your time together without breaking the bank. After your l...

Pokeworks: Hawaiian cuisine comes to Church Street

Pokeworks: Hawaiian cuisine comes to Church Street

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

February 9, 2019

Light wood, white walls and calm music all lend themselves to a relaxed and beachy atmosphere in this new addition to Burlington’s restaurants. Pokeworks, which opened Jan. 9 on Church Street, is the perfect escape from the frigid winter temperatures and blustery winds.  Pokeworks specializes...

Best of Burlington

Best of Burlington

Culture Staff

May 9, 2018

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and with Burlington there are so many unique places to explore. To get you started, the Culture staff rounded up ten of our favorite spots.   Best Music Venue: Radio Bean - This self-described “bohemian utopia” features live music from bot...

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon

October 20, 2016

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street. Members of Black Lives Matter Vermont met outside of the scoop shop to show their solidarity for the company Saturday. Ben & Jerry’s announced their support ...

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

Efforts to renovate downtown to all outdoor shopping

October 19, 2016

[media-credit name="Eileen O'Connor" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] A recently proposed project aims to transform the Burlington Town Mall from an inside mall to an outside shopping center, extending Pine St. and St. Paul St. through it. The proposal is most certainly positive...

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal

October 7, 2016

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment to rezone downtown, which will allow the city to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall by ra...

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Cricket Blue Haunts with Ethereal Folk

Frances King

February 6, 2016

    Cricket Blue makes exactly the kind of music you would expect when you hear their name.     The folk duo is comprised of Middlebury College alumni Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith, who play what they have deemed “botanical, spooky, umbilically-resonant folk.” With soft vocal harmonies and ca...

Interview with the pied piper of church street

Catie Owen

October 25, 2015

Tourists and Burlington residents alike stop on Church Street and stare in wonder at the “one-man band with accoutrements.” There is almost no way to categorize street performer M. “Tree” Sampson. “I first thought he was very strange and eccentric, and it [the performance] almost m...

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...

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