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Re: “A Day in the Islands [363]

Nice piece! But two notes... Alburgh was named for Ira Allen, and so is pronounced like the "Al" in "Allen". And you folks missed my mother's quirky shop in Alburgh, just a little ways down Rte. 2 (still in the village). New England Via Vermont has a history and geology room as well as a Civil War museum. Where else are you going to see a Mammoth tooth, or a doctor's bag from Andersonville?

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Posted by Jennifer Theoret on 07/31/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Key Performers: Sizing Up Local Venues' Grand Pianos

I had the unique experience of selecting a Steinway B, 7-foot grand at the Queens factory in 1980 for my former Burlington recording studio, White Crow. Only one person per day is allowed into the factory for the piano selection process. (It only applies to their 7 & 9-foot pianos.) I was ushered into a room with four identical pianos from which to choose from. At the time, my playing was more in the singer-songwriter vein than classical pianist. It's a tricky decision because a piano can change significantly during its first year, as it adjusts to its environment.

When I purchased my piano in 1980, it was during Steinway's all-time low in manufacturing quality. This was partly to blame on CBS' ownership of the company. The metal plate inside the piano was embarrassingly shoddy, and the factory manager even admitted so. A few years prior to this, Steinway had to close their Queens foundry due to pollution issues and thereafter were dependent on a foundry in Ohio. But even with these lapses in manufacturing quality, a Steinway still sounded better than its Asian competition because many years ago Steinway discovered an ideal stringing architecture, and they still hold the patents on it.

Posted by An Original on 07/31/2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “WTF: Is Mike Myers Now a Vermonter?

Hmmmm, I'd venture a guess that all the facts in the story are true. And that just the nonfacts aren't.

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Posted by Dean Pierce on 07/30/2014 at 9:39 PM

Re: “WTF: Is Mike Myers Now a Vermonter?

The next big question anyone considering moving to the area will surely ask "is there intelligent life in Vermont? " thanks to 7 Days...the answer will be a resounding NO. Way to welcome an epic comic, but with a humorless waste of words.

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Posted by spiritofastorm on 07/30/2014 at 9:18 PM

Re: “WTF: Is Mike Myers Now a Vermonter?

Lots of people move to VT and purchase houses without the need to publicly announce the news. Was it really worth publishing the whispers and rumors of Mr. Myers' business and affairs - who is (according to your article) a new community member? Way to keep it classy Seven Days....

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Posted by VTismyjam on 07/30/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Advocates Charge Vermont Is Failing Its Elderly and Disabled Citizens

I asked them to meet me this week about abuse and they said they do not do that when they called me on the phone. With complex PTSD phones are hard for me to use in stressful situations. They did not even ask if I was in danger now. I requested the accommodation of them meeting me as I am disabled and they have to 'check' about it. In the mean time I am suffering from abuse and exploitation over a piece of land I bought in 1987 and turned into a illegal salvage chop shop by the co owner who abused us. Doctor and therapist see this as abuse. I do too.

Posted by Patty Sue Cooper on 07/29/2014 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Canaries in a Cinematic Coal Mine

Thanks for the eagle-eyed catch, Laura!

Just to clarify, it's the eventbrite listing (accessible via the tiny red "buy tickets" link, above) that is incorrect. Jesse Kreitzer and his film will be at the Savoy on Wednesday, August 6, at 6:30, as per the Savoy's own listings page, here:….

Posted by Ethan de Seife on 07/29/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Canaries in a Cinematic Coal Mine

The eventbrite link is showing that the Montpelier screening is actually August 23rd, instead of the 6th, for anyone interested in that show.

Posted by Laura Hale on 07/29/2014 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Co-op Gardening with Bonnie [362]

Bonnie is the definition of a community activist and spreads positive energy wherever she goes. Thank you for recognizing her.

Posted by CityLover on 07/29/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Burlington's Diversity Rocks Wins National Awards

Amazing work by a talented and dedicated and wonderful group of young Vermonters.

Posted by Tiffany Silliman on 07/29/2014 at 7:25 AM

Re: “A Charlotte "Prepper" Braces for the Worst

I'm stunned he shared that he has a barn in Charlotte. How many barns can there be in Charlotte? 100? WTSHTF, people are gonna come a- knocking.

Posted by Tom A. on 07/28/2014 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Working It Out With 'World Exercise Champion' Bill Kathan

This guys legit. I grew up seeing him push lemons with his nose across southern VT, among many other curious feats . He never asked for the spot light. He just enjoyed the challenge.

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Posted by Lawrence Knowles on 07/25/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Co-op Gardening with Bonnie [362]

I LOVE BONNIE and also I LOVE EVA! This is such a great episode, thank you. We need the GOOD news about what's going on in the world (and Burlington) more than ever these days. XO

Posted by DeeBee on 07/25/2014 at 1:25 AM

Re: “Working It Out With 'World Exercise Champion' Bill Kathan

This was completely awesome. Thank you.

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Posted by Justin Boland on 07/24/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “A Charlotte "Prepper" Braces for the Worst

totally prepped here for any event. been preppers all my life.
DOG FOOD is the one thing that stumped me. tried everything i could think of to store it. nothing worked because the moisture in the dry dogfood settled in the bottom of the containment.
the only thing i have arrived at is store half dozen bags in upright position. every time i remove a bag i turn all the bags end over end.
if i don't the water starts running out the bottom after a couple months.

Posted by Steve LaFontaine on 07/24/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Art Review: Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition

this is a fine show! Thanks for sharing, but we are "Citizens of the World" now, and you must remember to include the full location name in the body of the article for best results. "Waitsfield, Vermont USA " displays smoothly enough :-D And then when the casual reader goes hunting in the article to find the location exactly, there is that satisfaction - satisfied readers return. Je Reviens.

Posted by Ellesmith Fagan on 07/24/2014 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Burlington Bites Into the Fluoride Question

I have lived in Burlington for about five years now and have always drank the tap water. This combined with use of fluoride dental products has begun to have affects on my teeth. Now I am beginning to get some white spots on my teeth which is very concerning and unappealing. I am worried that it will continually get worse and ruin my teeth for good. If I cease all ingestion of fluoride by filtering water and using non-fluoride toothpaste, will these white spots go away? I am frustrated by the whole thing!

Furthermore, is Burlington still fluoridating our water sources?

Posted by danielcrspo on 07/16/2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

I can't believe you guys are just catching onto this. Old news, it's been there for like ten years.

Posted by Brittney Merrihew on 07/16/2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

He used to (perhaps it still is a corporation?) own JB Stone...I believe his business had some "challenges"'s always an unfortunate scenario when we get in our own way of our dreams.

Posted by FranklinCountyRoots on 07/16/2014 at 7:53 AM

Re: “WTF: Georgia's Unfinished Castle?

Has anybody considered the idea of it possibly being unfinished bec it's haunted? Just a thought!

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Posted by Heidi Haugland on 07/15/2014 at 7:18 PM

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