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January 12, 2011

English Country Dance Party [207]

1/7/11: The Burlington Country Dancers host an English Country Dance Party at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester.

Dancers travel back in time to the age of Jane Austen with the aid of live music by The Flying Romanos.

December 22, 2010

Santa Visits Mayfair Park [205]

12/18/10: For 5 years Santa Claus has been making a special trip to a South Burlington neighborhood. These Santa Parties are a family tradition that dates back to the 1980s and have evolved to include a backyard ice skating rink.

Meet the Lowell/Poirier family and experience an old fashioned Christmas Party in a tight knit neighborhood full of families.

MUSIC: Live From Magic Hat: Feast of Fools - Music For The Holidays,

N-Zones, "Winter Wonderland"

December 15, 2010

Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend [204]

12/11/10: Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend has become a Vermont tradition over the years, the highlight being the Wassail Parade through the center of town.

What exactly does wassailing entail? Watch and see.

Music: Renaissonics, Carols For Dancing, "Gavottes," "Good King Wenceslas"

September 22, 2010

Wake Robin Honey Harvest [193]

9/18/10: Residents at Wake Robin, a Life Care community in Shelburne have been harvesting honey for 3 years now.

Beekeepers Bill and Mark loan Eva a bee suit, introduce her to their hives and give her a taste of their busy bee's sweet nectar.

Music: Pretty & Nice, Pink & Blue, "Busy Bees"

September 01, 2010

Back to School Capture the Flag [190]

8/28/10: The 2nd Annual Extreme Capture the Flag games were held at Oakledge Park on Saturday night to celebrate the first week of school.

In this heated battle between kids and adults, children put their own parents in jail, fathers and mothers tagged their offspring and a good time was had by all.

Music: Let's Whisper, "Meet Me on the Dance Floor"

August 11, 2010

Stellafane 2010 [187]

8/7/10: Over 1000 attendees converged in Springfield VT at the 75th Stellafane Convention last weekend.

Amateur astronomers and telescope makers spent 3 evenings gazing at the Vermont sky. Sort of like Woodstock for the stargazing crowd.

Music: The Cush, An Appreciation for Sunshine, "Distance"

July 21, 2010

Last Stand Waterfront Bike Polo Tournament [184]

7/10/10: Combine bikes, polo mallets, and a DIY aesthetic and what do you get? Bike polo, an alternative sport that is sweeping across North America and beyond.

Last weekend, Burlington Hardcourt Bike Polo hosted teams from Ottawa, Montreal, DC, Boston and Portland Oregon at their Last Stand Waterfront Bike Polo Tournament.

This was their "last stand" because their scenic Waterfront court (off the bike path) will soon be transformed into a parking lot as part of the Moran Plant Redevelopment.

Music: The Breaking In, "Cramp It Up"

July 06, 2010

The Great Bristol Outhouse Race [182]

7/3/10: The 32nd Annual Great Bristol Outhouse Race drew a large crowd early Saturday morning before the town's 4th of July parade.

Why race faux outhouses on the 4th of July? No one really knows but it's a Bristol tradition and there are cool trophies.

Music: The Pineapple Wafers, "Stale Starburst Love"

June 29, 2010

Rebuilding Together*Greater Burlington [181]

6/12/10: Rebuilding Together*Greater Burlington organizes community volunteers to spruce up homes owned by low income, disabled and elderly local residents.

This month they converged at Barbara's house in Winooski to provide a new roof, an energy efficient picture window, a layer of fresh paint on the shed, new gutters, a stable front porch and some basement clean up.

There's no place like home, and in this economy, it's nice to know that your neighbor's have your back when repairs fall by the wayside.

Music: Brothers McCann, Different Colors, "Shambles"

http://www.rebuildingtogetherburlington.org/
http://www.brothersmccann.com/fr_intropage.cfm

June 23, 2010

Girls on the Run [180]

6/13/10: Girls on the Run teaches girls in grades 3-8 confidence and self respect through the activity of running.

Last Sunday thousands of girls and their supporters participated in a 5K run at the Champlain Valley Expo.

Whether running, doing high octane warm ups or screaming for the governor, the girls' positivity and Girl Power was infectious.

June 09, 2010

Runaway Pond Bicentennial [178]

200 years ago the Long Pond ran away from Glover, never to be seen again.

2 billion gallons of water fled all the way to Lake Memphremagog, reshaping the Vermont landscape along the way.

Amazingly, no one was killed in this impressive natural disaster and the town gathered to celebrate this weekend. The event was organized by the Glover Historical Society and included a play by locals Bread & Puppet.

Read what Margot Harrison wrote about the Runaway Pond event.

May 19, 2010

Captain Morrill's Company at the Ethan Allen Homestead [176]

5/15/10: To celebrate the opening weekend of the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, visitors took a trip back in time to the 1700s. Captain Morrill's Company of New Hampshire gave guests a taste of everyday life at a military camp during the American Revolution.

April 28, 2010

Break Away at JSC [174]

4/23/10: The Johnson State College Dance Ensemble entertained a rowdy crowd at Dibden Center for the Arts Friday night in Johnson.  Some of the performers traveled all the way from the Bronx to perform in the show.

In April, a small group of JSC students spent their Break Away volunteering at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx.

JSC students have participated in the national Break Away program for 19 years and over 1000 students have traveled around the world doing community service as an alternative to Spring Break.

In the first ever "Reverse Break Away," students from the Bronx took a trip to JSC to perform in their annual dance show.

March 31, 2010

Slam for Sudan [170]

3/25/10: High school varsity basketball players from all over the state of VT competed Thursday in the 2nd Annual Slam for Sudan.

About $2000 was raised for the local non-profit Global Reach Partnerships which helps Sudanese refugees with a variety of life skills.

Slam for Sudan began as a class project at Champlain College and two years later is bringing together the local Sudanese community with slam dunking VT All-Stars.

Music: "Slam for Sudan," Jarred "All Star" Haynes

February 17, 2010

Winter is a Drag Ball XV [164]

2/13/10: The XV Annual Winter is a Drag Ball presented by The House of LeMay sold out Higher Ground Saturday night. After a long winter, folks were ready to shed their clothes, gender bend and dance the night away.

Over $13,000 was raised to benefit The Vermont People with AIDS Coalition.

Music: Rue Mevlana, Drop the F Bomb, "Hard Core Snuggin"

Location: Higher Ground, South Burlington, Vermont

February 10, 2010

VSO Waltz Night [163]

2/6/10: Waltz Night is the VSO's annual black tie fundraiser. Guests dress to the nines and take a spin on the ballroom dance floor accompanied by a full orchestra.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 75th year, Eva talks to the musicians about why the VSO is so important to Vermont.

Location: Davis Center, Burlington, VT

February 03, 2010

Lake Elmore Polar Plunge [162]

1/30/10: The 2nd Annual Lake Elmore Polar Plunge inspired about 75 gutsy participants to LEAP into the frigid lake. Teams raised almost $13,000 which will be split between the Morrisville Rotary Club who organize the event and the new Lamoille County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity who hope to build a home for a local family in need.

Well how about it Seven Days staff, want to plunge with me next year?

Music: Chuch, Juarez, "A Few Good Things"

January 27, 2010

Winter Heat Dance Competition [161]

1/23/10: Dance Teams from across the state of Vermont traveled to South Burlington High School Saturday for the 6th Annual Winter Heat Dance Competition.  They competed in Jazz, Hip Hop and Pom but make no mistake, these are dancers, not cheerleaders.

Check out the 2010 Dance Team State Championship, Saturday, February 13th, 1pm at Rice High School.  Will Burr & Burton retain their trophy or will Colchester, South Burlington or North Country Union steal it away?!

Location: South Burlington HS, South Burlington, Vermont

December 22, 2009

Welcome Home Hanna [157]

12/16/09: N.A.S.A. grant recipient Hanna Satterlee's "Welcome Home, A Vermont Dance Experiment" was performed Wednesday night in FlynnSpace to a packed crowd who even stayed for the Q&A.

Location: FlynnSpace, Burlington, Vermont

December 16, 2009

A Victorian Holiday in St Jay [156]

12/12/09: Last Saturday, downtown St Johnsbury celebrated A Victorian Holiday with sleigh rides, a visit from Santa, carolers and a food drive.  Hear from residents why St Jay and the Northeast Kingdom are so unique.

Music: Carrigan, Young Men Never Die, "Valladolid"

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