6/8/13: This weekend The Warner Regiment, AKA The Green Mountain Boys, set up camp at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum in Burlington in honor of Ethan Allen's 275th birthday. Eva travels back in time to 1776 to see the militia in action as they train to reinforce the American forces in Canada during the Revolutionary War.
5/31/13: Hundreds of people crowded into the parking lot behind 400 Pine Street on Friday evening to sample the food, drinks and art at the 2nd South End Truck Stop hosted by ArtsRiot. This weekly food truck rally will be held every Friday from 4:30-9pm through November. The event was so popular that long lines led to long waits for vittles but the organizers promise to provide more food trucks next week.
5/9/13: Founded in 2011, the Vermont Minibike Club is a group of gearheads who enjoy fixing up and riding vintage miniature motorcycles. Eva joined the club one night in Burlington and unleashed her inner drag racer.
5/18/13: The 2013 Chicken Coop Tour led poultry enthusiasts on a self-guided exploration of 16 coops in the Jericho & Underhill area. This is the first year of the tour and proceeds will benefit The Community Center in Jericho.
5/3/13: For a decade, bus driver Buddy Longworth has been making thousands of buddies across Vermont, one mile at a time. Whether it's Peppermint Patty Friday, reading poetry over the PA, decorating his bus with kitten calendars, or greeting passengers by name - Buddy is one of a kind, a legend some say. Eva rides the CCTA/GMTA LINK Express from Burlington to Montpelier to see Buddy in action and talk to riders about his unique Buddy-isms.
Way to Go week is May 13-17, help Vermonters fight carbon pollution by walking, bike riding, carpooling or taking the bus to work. Tell Buddy that we sent you!
Music: Al Jolson, "I'm Sitting on Top of the World"
4/27/13: After almost 17 years in business, Waterfront Video will close its doors April 30. The age of Netflix and instant streaming has finally brought about the demise of the last video store in Burlington. Eva talks to Waterfront staff, regulars and movie lovers about what the store meant to them.
4/13/13: The 11th Annual Can/Am Con (short for Canadian-American Contest) was held at Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond on Saturday - the first time it's been held in Vermont. Model makers from across New England, NY and Canada competed for prizes and bragging rights.
4/7/13: The Reward Volunteers app was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative to celebrate the work of volunteers with recognition and prizes. Using this app for the iPhone and internet, individuals across the country have logged over 90,000 volunteer hours for about 1,800 organizations.
3/28/13: Sugar maker and chef Joey Russo is a busy man. From Memorial Day to Valentine's Day he runs Joey's Junction Bakery & Cafe in Highgate Center. His partner El Towle fills the space with eclectic art and Joey provides the maple syrup-fueled food. During sugaring season you can find Joey in Belvidere boiling sap from 50,000 trees to make sweet syrup for his business, The Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Company.
Music: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" composed by Richard Strauss, "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, both performed by Kevin MacLeod
3/23/13: Singers from Vermont and Canada met at the Irasburg Town Hall in Irasburg on Saturday for the Annual VT All-Day Sacred Harp Singing. Eva drove through a snowstorm to hear their sweet harmonies.