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Monday, March 21st, 2011
1:44 pm
[thornlizard]
Event space?
I'm looking for a space in Burlington/winooski/colchester/essex junction type areas to host a baby shower of about 20 or so people.  Something affordable, but attractive.  Maybe a restuarant with a banquet room would be ok, or some other location where you can just rent a room.  Anyone have any ideas?
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
9:56 pm
[twistpeach]
Downtown Motel
Hi all,

Does anyone know the history of the blue motel on the corner of South Winooski and Main in Burlington? It's been boarded up for years. What went on there? What goes on there now? Has it seen crime, vandalism, lurid urban legend, etc.? Anything you've heard would be helpful.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
9:29 pm
[thornlizard]
Furniture
Hi lovely burlingtonites! (burlingtonians?)

Can anyone suggest a good place to purchase affordable furniture?  Specifically, I need new couches.  I don't want them to be crap, but I'd really rather not spend an arm and a leg. 

Thanks!
Monday, November 15th, 2010
6:46 pm
[413tink546]
looking for an interview subject
Hi friends,

I'm looking for someone who works in the Burlington School District to interview for a project about diversity. I had a teacher lined up, but something came up and now I'm scrambling. Is anyone available for an interview via email, phone or in-person? A teacher would be great, but I'm open to other positions. Please leave a comment with the best way to contact you, or email me fishieprincess@gmail.com

Thank you so much!!!
Friday, November 5th, 2010
12:41 pm
[hollyannvix]
Local Artist: Stuff For Sale, $20 and Under
Hey everyone! I'm a local artist (North Hero), and I've just recently put some of my things up on consignment at the Artist's Mediums at Taft's Corners in Williston. Since Christmas is around the corner, I'm hoping it's alright if I did a little bit of plugging with the wares I'm selling - most of it for kids, but I think they would be wonderful Christmas presents, or any kind of gift really :)

If you have any questions about the links and items below, feel free to let me know, Ok?

Feathers & Fur: A Gryphon Activity Book ($10): A cute and fun activity book for kids (or grown-ups being a kid at heart!) with lots of colouring pages, puzzles, connect-the-dots and more :) The book is 8.5 x 11" and has 30 pages.

Baby Animals: Paint with Water ($15): 10 illustrated pictures of various baby animals, each with their own paint palette! Palettes are perferated, so that once they're painted, they can be easily removed so that the picture can be displayed. Or, mix and match palettes! The kit also includes a paintbrush, so all you need is a cup of water! :) The pad itself has 10 pages, a title page, chipboard for the back, and is 8.5 x 11".

Doorway to Summer ($20) - this tiny oil painting is only 2x2"! In the photo, it's shown next an American Quarter so you can get an idea of just how small this painting is. It comes with a display easel (not shown in the photo).

Gemstone Dragon Bookmarks ($4 individually; $12 for a set of 6) - I have only three available sets of printed bookmarks for the Gemstone Dragons, and in fact, if you buy them as a set you're saving money! Although you can also buy them individually. To see what they look like, here's the links: Emerald, Ruby and Pearl; Sapphire, Opal, and Amethyst.

Clax Bookmarks ($4 individually; $10 for a set of 4) - These are the last of the Clax Bookmarks I've made, and just like with the Dragon bookmarks, I've only made 3 sets of 4 bookmarks, the rest are being sold individually. Featuring my purple gryphon character, Clax! You can see what they look like Here, Here, Here, and Here.

Again, if you're interested in checking these out, they're on sale at Aritst's Mediums in Tafts Corners, Willston, VT. If go there and you're not sure where my stuff for sale is, just ask to see the products on consigment by Lisa Cotton. And their webpage also offers printable coupons so you can get even more money off! =D These things will be on consigment in the store until the end of January, or while supplies last :)

Thanks so much for looking/reading! :)

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
10:15 am
[thornlizard]
Alternative therapist?
Anyone know of a good psychotherapist?  Specifically, I'm looking for someone who might encorporate alternative methods of healing, like reiki, meditation, yoga, spiritual (but not religious) work, etc.  Someone right in Burlington/South Burlington would be preferable.

Thanks!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
12:26 pm
[beagley]
(Mild Begging) Vote for My Wife!
Hi Burlington,
If you've been to a Halloween show, a renaissance fair, or some other quirky performance anywhere in the greater Chittenden County area, you were probably an unwitting benefactor of the Jana Beagley (my wife).

Please take a moment to consider voting for her in the Seven Days search for their next great Vermonter:

http://www.7dvt.com/stuck-200-vote

Here's some more motivation (pics!)

Click to See Something Unique...Collapse )
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
8:31 pm
[elle_powerlifts]
Skilltech Class
For purely selfish reasons I am posting this. I want to go to this class and they won't have it unless 8 more people register for it.

So: if you know of anyone who's been interested in working on small engines or learning about it or been doing it for a bit but need more experience Skilltech up in Essex Jct is having a class.

Good for those folks who might like reading Shop Class for the Soul and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Repair or if you hate bringing the snow blower to Sears to have it repaired for more than the price of the class.

x-posted for potential
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
6:08 pm
[terryo]
Most excellent concert by the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
My wife and I went to the opening concert of the series this afternoon, and it really rates a 'most excellent' in my book. It was at the Elly-Long Music Center of St. Michael's college this afternoon.

The East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a group of players that really know how to play ensemble; Considering how much time they have to develop that ensemble presence and playing, they did a fantastic job. I have heard professional orchestras that were not as 'together' as this group was. Many kudos for them bringing this together so well!

The first piece on the program was also quite excellent in itself; it was an arrangement by 23 yo Micha Wiancko of variations on La Follia after Francesco Geminiani's interpretation. The variations were well done and interesting, and, perhaps most of all, fun! I would love to have a recording of that work!

The other two pieces on the program were Mozart's violin concerto No.5 in A major with the Soovin Kim, the Artistic Director of the festival, as soloist, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. Both of these were quite good as well and both received standing ovations with the final piece demanding 2 curtain calls!

If you get a chance to hear some of this festival and the ECCO, do it; they are doing several performances around the area this week, a few on Church St. If you enjoy this sort of thing, you won't regret it at all.

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
8:09 pm
[knowmebymylaugh]
Extra Brew Fest tickets? (x-posted to vermonters)
Does anyone have an extra ticket for the Saturday night session of the Vermont Brewers Festival that they'd be willing to sell? My boyfriend wasn't able to get a ticket before they sold out :(
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
10:43 am
[thornlizard]
Bridge to New York?
Can someone confirm for me that the Rouses Point bridge (from Alburgh to Rouse's point in NY) actually exists and is functioning?  I need to get to the Canton, NY area this weekend, but google maps refuses to let me plot a route across that bridge, although mapquest will, and it just makes me nervous that we'll get there and then won't really be able to cross it. 

Alternatively, is there a better way to cross?  My only other option seems to be taking the ferry to Plattsburgh, as I'll be leaving in the evening and the Port Kent ferry won't be running.

Thanks!!
Monday, June 28th, 2010
11:38 am
[talacky]
Saxophone repairman?
Hi. I need my saxophone repaired. Any trustworthy sax techs around here? Thanks!
10:51 am
[thornlizard]
Lodging on South Hero?
I'm interested in taking an overnight trip to South Hero.  I live in Burlington, and my husband and I thought it would be fun to bike the causeway and take the bike ferry to South Hero, stay for the night, and then bike back the next day.  Are there any low-cost lodging options?  From what I can find online, the lodging is pretty slim pickings, but maybe I'm missing something.  I'd love an option that would be able to take a last minute reservation, so that we can plan around the weather, but I know that may be asking too much.  Thanks everyone!
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
1:17 am
[zytx]
Looking for an airplane ride
Trying to complete a housemate's dream of being able to ride in a cessna or piper cub aircraft, only problem is that I don't know how to go about doing this. He's 62 now, & has never gone flying before. I am unsure of who to contact about this, or how much about 40 minutes or so in the air will cost. Any advice would be appreciated :)

Thanks

Current Mood: curious
Friday, February 19th, 2010
12:15 am
[zytx]
what's the deal....
With all these "shut Vermont Yankee down" ads whenever I go to watch one of my own YouTube videos?

I certainly didn't authorize those to be added to my videos.

Is there a way to stop this nonsense?

Thanks,
Rob

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
11:51 am
[lafriperie]
fun place for dogs?
hello vermonters!

we're heading down to burlington from montreal next weekend to run some boring errands (aka fedex) and i was wondering if there was anywhere fun to take our doggie as a reward for being patient in the car. dog-friendly parks, a walk in the forest, something like that? in burlington or easily accessible from route 89? last time we had lots of fun just walking down church street, but i'd love to let her off leash to run around if possible.

thank you in advance!
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm
[hollyannvix]
Would anyone happen to know where I might find woodworking classes? I'd like to learn/refesh my memory of making things with wood, especially dealing with a lathe, but I have no idea where I might find woodworking/carpentry courses. I tried looking at the colleges and UVM but...maybe I'm missing something or not looking in the right area?

If anyone can help, that'd be great! Either in the Burlington area or in the St. Albans area.

Thanks!

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
5:41 pm
[baby_snister]
Photographers that don't cost thousands??
Hey everyone,

I'm getting married next fall, and I'm losing my mind trying to find a professional photographer that meets my few conditions. I want a photographer who:

1.) Has an excellent portfolio that includes several weddings
2.) Will give me all copyrights to the photos
3.) Doesn't cost thousands of dollars.

The lowest I've heard of for a photographer, so far, is about $2,000 -- yeah right!!! I've met a few up-and-comers who are less expensive, but have only photographed one or two weddings.

Does anybody have a suggestion for photographers in the Burlington-Montpelier area?
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
10:30 pm
[hollyannvix]
Where To Find...
I need to find Galliano liqueur...I've never shopped for liqueur before, so I really don't know what kind of stores are out there. Can anyone give me any suggestions on where I might be able to find it? I need it for making some pizzelles :)

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
7:06 pm
[mirax01]
Bars..?
How's the nightlife around Burlington? We don't go out much, but we had a bar in our old city we were regulars at, but from reading reviews on Yelp it seems theres either dive, college-trash bars or food places. We always went to a heavy metal bar...it wasn't really the nicest but far from a dive. We just want something with a great beer selection, don't care about martinis or cosmos or what have you.
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