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August 2012

August 29, 2012

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center [280]

8/23/12: The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is a popular fixture at Burlington's waterfront. For 18 years it has provided lake access to young and old alike, balancing education with recreation and doing everything they can to connect people to the lake.

After a landlocked summer, Eva gets out on the water in a Carolina Skiff boat with Executive Director Kate Neubaeur, tries to stay vertical on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and tags along on an adult Keelboat course. Although its summer courses are drawing to a close, the Sailing Center offers programs through October.

Music: Kangaroo, Demos, "Waters of the World"

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August 22, 2012

A Decade of Smittens [279]

8/17/12: The Smittens celebrated the release of their fourth album, Believe Me, at Burlington City Arts Friday night. The local indie pop band recently returned from an overseas tour and are also celebrating a decade of making music together and a new band member, Missy Bly.

Eva caught up with them the day before their show for an intimate acoustic rehearsal and chat.

Disclaimer: The Smittens sing the Stuck in Vermont theme song and their music has been featured in numerous episodes. Eva also directed The Smittens music video for "Gumdrops."


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August 15, 2012

A Decade of Daysies

8/10/12: The 10th Annual Seven Daysies Awards was a chance for Seven Days' readers to recognize the best and the brightest local restaurants, businesses, artists, blogs and activities.

Thanks to all of the Seven Days' advertisers and readers for making us the best local alt weekly we can be!

Music: The Smittens, Believe Me, "True to You"

Location: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Burlington Vermont

August 08, 2012

Girls Rock Vermont [278]

8/4/12: Girls Rock Vermont is a week-long summer camp in its second year teaching girls ages 8-18 how to play instruments, write music and be in a band. Eva catches up with the rockers at their final showcase at Higher Ground last Saturday where Vermont's newest all-girl bands performed for a packed house.


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August 01, 2012

The Shoe Lady [277]

7/28/12: John's Shoe Shop North in Richmond is closing its doors after 22 years of being in business.  Owner Cindy Feloney is a third generation shoe expert and her grandfather John Plesniarski opened the first John's Shoe Shop in Burlington in 1919.  Mayfred and Judy Plesniarski, Feloney’s parents, ran the second John's Shoe Shop in Hamilton, NY.

A woman who knows both shoes and feet, Feloney is not closing for any pressing economic reasons. Her parents worked into their 70s and always advised their daughter against staying in business too long. In the store's final months, Eva stopped in to hear Cindy's stories, meet her faithful clientele and buy some discounted shoes!

Music: Kevin MacLeod, "Amazing Plan" and "Olde Timey"


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