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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: History

Re: “Milton History Buffs Work to Save Home of Vermont Civil War Hero

General Stannard's memory is also perpetuated in the form of Vermont's G. J. Stannard Camp No. 2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.… Previously, Stannard was the namesake of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) post in Burlington.

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Posted by 802SMH on 08/10/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Following the Trail of Vermont's African American Heritage

"So our job is [to] make Vermont an attractive destination for the multicultural marketplace."

Yeah, no thanks. I have nothing against people of other races, but would it be so terrible to have just ONE place on this earth that maintains a culturally and racially European identity? Even Europe itself is being overrun by "refugees." If things continue as they are, European peoples, who make up part of the global diversity of races, will cease to exist. I can't imagine that very many people would actually want this to happen, so why go out of our way to make everywhere in the western world a monotonous "diverse" blend?

No other race on the face of this earth is encouraged to "celebrate diversity" in the way that European peoples are. It's time to stop this madness, and make an effort to preserve ourselves. Vermont does not "need more diversity."


"Winners of the contest, including first-place finisher Livia Greenberg"
"Livia Greenberg"

Oy vey!

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Posted by A Real American on 05/20/2016 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

I believe Sheila had a sister named Cheryl who was there too.

Posted by pooh444 on 03/31/2016 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

I was there throughout the 1960's remember Sheila but not the others. I don't remember the abuse they all talk about. My number was 32. If Sheila would like to contact me I will respond.

Posted by pooh444 on 03/31/2016 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Vermont's First Women of the Long Trail

A great story about one of Vermont's cultural traditions- hiking the Long Trail. Thank you, Seven Days!!!

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Posted by Linus Leavens on 03/29/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “What's the story behind that tower at Fort Ethan Allen?

Thanks for posting this. Very informative! I'd love to use my camera in the observation deck!

Posted by George Ouellette on 03/26/2016 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Political Past: Revisiting Early Bernie Sanders Posters

Great that some of Frank Hewitt's artwork will find an even larger audience now. The policies of Bernie Sanders already improved many lives in the past, now the visibility of his ideas on the national level and the increase in citizen engagement in politics that it causes has the potential to improve many more lives. It's encouraging to be able to see this story unfold from its beginnings in the Eighties in Burlington through today and into the future.

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Posted by human_being on 12/03/2015 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Political Past: Revisiting Early Bernie Sanders Posters

So proud of the work my father did with Bernie in the early years. It was an incredibly exciting time to have grown up in Burlington. So wonderful that the ideas he has championed from the beginning are finally part of the national conversation.

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Posted by Corin Hewitt on 12/03/2015 at 4:02 AM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

Katelin was and is a friend of mine , I knew her in Jr. High school and didn't know her whole story then I only new she struggled privately with some very tough things that kids her age shouldn't have to deal with. I'm so proud of the woman she has become. I also have memories of field trips to the orphanage and seeing rows of babies in their cribs and thinking how sad it was .

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Posted by Ellen Ann Norton-Ambuhl on 10/10/2015 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

This is a wonderful article and right on as to my experience of how the tour was. It was such a great experience to be able to see people sharing their experiences and memories. The bad things did not seem so bad hearing the replies in response to something like "Yes, I remember" and the "Me too's." As horrible as those memories are, they are much worse being alone with them. I am so grateful to Abbey Meaker, Coralee Holm and Burlington College for helping us to do this tour, and also to Sarah Yahm for sharing our experience.

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Posted by Katelin Hoffman on 10/09/2015 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

As a therapist for over 40 years I have met several former residents of the orphanage. Their stories were all heartbreaking. The cruelty perpetrated on vulnerable kids makes me sick , angry and sad.

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Posted by Lauren Berrizbeitia on 10/09/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

It makes me sad I didn't know about this before. My mother grew up in there and I would have loved to go with her.

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Posted by Jay Katon on 10/08/2015 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

My father was there for 4 years till he aged out and went in the Navy, he said the Nuns hated them and hated being there.. the stories he told sure proved that! I always felt so bad for him!!

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Posted by Jeanne Provencher Norris on 10/08/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Final Tour of St. Joseph's Orphanage Spurs Haunting Memories

Nice article . It's a pleasure to read a piece about this orphanage where the emphasis is on the personal recollections of former residents and not about the agenda of the writer . Very touching . Very human .

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Posted by Rich ard on 10/08/2015 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Shelburne Museum Puts 19th-Century Craftsmanship on Display

very nice probably worth a visit, and I will take a moment to throw a pitch to both Burlington College and the Vermont Woodworking School for their combined excellence in high level craftsmanship, and fine furniture making where you can get a bachelors in this field, one of only a few schools in the country (including RIT, and another in Boston). BC is a great school for the right person as is VT Woodworking School in Fairfax.

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Posted by Pixelvt on 08/21/2015 at 12:21 PM

Re: “O'Keeffe's Footsteps in Lake George Are Nearly Erased

I enjoyed your "Footsteps" of Georgia O'keeffe. An Interesting tale of a n artist and her connection to the Lake George, Adirondack region. I have often heard those gifted in the arts rave about New Mexico as the ultimate region for artist to settle and ply their paints to canvas. I believe some of it had to do with the natural light. Never spent any time there but it would not have mattered to me, the Adirondacks are a living part of my soul. Nice story, Lake George was always just a little to busy for me, as a matter of fact it still is. Thank you for the nice story.

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Posted by bluqe on 08/17/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Remembering Vermonters Who Died in 2014

Truly inspiring

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Posted by Rebecca Hebert Smedy on 12/26/2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Remembering Vermonters Who Died in 2014

What a great gift of sharing the lives of these Vermonters.

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Posted by Kate Duprey on 12/25/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Remembering Vermonters Who Died in 2014

These are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing the stories of these people I never knew, but mourn all the same as neighbors that have passed.

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Posted by Laura Hale on 12/24/2014 at 7:47 PM

Re: “An Engineer and 'Map Geek' Unearths Burlington's Past

Neat! I've done some exploring around this historic stream too. I posted a Google map here:…
and I also found some seeps in the 'headwaters' that are still usually wet:…
some of the soil there still has wetland characteristics including 'mottling'…

I have also heard that you can hear rushing water after a storm somewhere around the YMCA... I'm not sure exactly where.

Too bad they didn't find a way to keep the stream and meld it into the city. But of course back in the day no one thought about that.

Posted by Charlie Hohn on 12/03/2014 at 7:43 PM

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