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Comment Archives: stories: Arts + Life: WTF

Re: “Why is there a bowling-ball pyramid on Route 58?

My kids have always asked me about this. My daughter who will be 7 in week has always said these are the bowling balls that someone won from bowling. Lol. She has that set in her head. I cant wait to tell her the real story!!!! Thanks for asking the question i have always wanted to know the answer to!!!

Posted by alafoe on 08/27/2015 at 9:29 PM

Re: “Why is there a bowling-ball pyramid on Route 58?

I have seen these since my oldest son whos almost twenty since he was a toddler. Ive also always wondered about them. I have to say thank you to the owner as i went by a week ago and seeing these again still there brought back fond memories and conversations with my mom who passed 14 yrs ago. Thank you for the article

Posted by Melissa Barrup on 08/27/2015 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Why is there a bowling-ball pyramid on Route 58?

Tell us about the whales tales on 89 nb in Williston/ Burlington

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Posted by Mandi Theberge on 08/27/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “Why is there a bowling-ball pyramid on Route 58?

Thank you for the great article, Julia! As a writer myself (the publisher of Vermont's Northland Journal), I have passed by the pyramid for years, and I have often wondered what it was all about, but I never took the time to stop. Thank you for taking the time to explore this curiosity. ----------- Scott

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Posted by Scott N Penny Wheeler on 08/26/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

I've thrown a few stones on that place....pretty crazy. Room for a theatre inside...literally. Hope he can sell!

Posted by chevystone on 08/16/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Is Public Nudity Legal in Vermont But Public Disrobing Isn't?

Very interesting read. I have no problem with, and actually support and advocate for, a clothing optional society. My only issue with this article was the usage of the word "junk" to refer to a mans penis and testicles. Junk is something that is no longer wanted aka trash. I realize that that usage of the word junk is commonplace in today's society but it only goes to exacerbate the body shame issue we have in the world today. It is way past time that we start pushing body positive agendas and quit using terms and methods to continue brainwashing society into being ashamed of their body and passing those same notions onto our children.

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Posted by Maurice W. Smith on 08/15/2015 at 8:32 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Are Game Cameras So Popular?

In the farming community, game cameras are often used with a view to the cash box at a farm stand or PYO operation. They've proven helpful as unfortunately it's become increasingly common for people to steal the cash/ change box from this traditionally convenient means of direct marketing.

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Posted by Keith Morris on 08/03/2015 at 8:08 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Do Vermonters Like Black Raspberry Creemees?

Almost all the Creamee's ,made in Vermont were made with Hood's mix. They came in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Black Raspberry. That meant that almost all Creamee's were exactly the same, no matter how much you loved one over the other, like American lager beer. When you found maple flavor, it was probably Hood's vanilla with maple added. No secret to anyone who worked at a creamee stand.

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Posted by vermontchef on 07/04/2015 at 9:05 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Do Vermonters Like Black Raspberry Creemees?

The UVM Dairy Bar and HoJo's for us old-timers provided the first tastes of black raspberry ice cream, perhaps that produced the creemees craze.

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Posted by sjsinc on 07/03/2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

I can't believe you would build such a beautiful castle and then ruin it by modernizing half of it.

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Posted by Marc Sanderson on 06/14/2015 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Why Are Barns Allowed to Fall Into Disrepair Yet Are Rarely Torn Down?

The article was fine, but suggesting that more legislation needs to happen...no. I'm sorry, if it's on my property, it is none of your business what I do with it.

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Posted by Joe Butler on 05/27/2015 at 11:48 AM

Re: “WTF: What's Up With the Metal-Wrapped Tree?

We live at the Fort, and we love the "installation!" Yay for local artists and art in the parks!

Posted by CircusBoy on 05/23/2015 at 8:24 PM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

Please, please do not imprison another camel gif the entertainment of humans! Especially in an environment that is so unlike their natural habitat. That causes all kinds of stress on the animal, regardless of how well it is treated. Love the teepee story, but let's keep camels out of the equation! Please...just because you can have a camel and people like the camel doesn't mean you should have a camel!

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Posted by Patti Goodall on 05/18/2015 at 9:10 AM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

Only in Vermont! Man I wish I was from Vermont....only lived here 33 years! A teepee just because and a camel to boot. Just awesome!

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Posted by PDubz on 05/16/2015 at 4:17 PM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

For years my family would go to vermont on the first weekend of august for a large reunion in honor of my grandmother's birthday. During the time we were there there was a pig roast put on by my cousins neighbourhood when she was a kid.so we drove from colchester to camels hump mt to attend and one of our memorable moments on the trip was going by the farm and seeing the camel. We were disappointed last year (2014) finding out that the camel had passed. Cant wait till the new one arrives.

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Posted by unionglz on 05/16/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

Hah! I mildly wondered about the teepee, but a few years ago I was cycling on Rte. 2 and saw a camel (in Vermont!). Now that made me wonder. You've solved that mystery too!

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Posted by Neil Favreau on 05/14/2015 at 8:57 PM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

I love this story . I have also often wondered about the teepee. We had some friends in Chelsea ,VT . My husband and their family help put up e use to have fires in in often they did just about everynight . Winter spring and fall not so much in summer . Very relaxing they also to had someone paint it . Unfortunately was put back up few times do to the weather . We even had a Pow Wow there it was beautiful. We had friends that would bring thier guitars , drums and we would play even the raidio in one of our vehicles. Such a beautiful surreal place to forget about a hard day. Visit with each other and enjoy the teepee. God Bless to all thank you for sharing this wonderful story . Makes me want to soon brig our grandchildren to meet their farmly see their animals . And know the history behind it. Also thank you to Mr Pratt for beig so willing to share about his and his family's history.

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Posted by Delcey Avery on 05/14/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

I went by your place and saw the camel my family thought I was having a breakdown thank you for clearing this up

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Posted by vermontmom on 05/14/2015 at 8:09 AM

Re: “What's up with the teepee by Interstate 89 in Richmond?

I want to use the zip line!

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Posted by Brian Williams on 05/13/2015 at 6:54 AM

Re: “WTF: What's With All the Tiny Houses in Burlington?

Tiny houses were a popular feature at this year's Home Show, and will have an information table at the People's Housing Summit, May 20, Contois Auditorium. Guest speaker is Tom Angotti at 7pm, but come at 6:30 to check out information at tables about tiny houses, accessory apartments, home - sharing and more ways residents can create affordable housing on their property.

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Posted by leaterhune on 05/12/2015 at 6:23 AM

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