dolly | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Member since Feb 17, 2008

Latest Review

Re: “My Little Cupcake (Essex)

Bring on the butter!
I love eating these tiny little cupcakes and I love fun of all the different flavors! But I find myself wishing every time that they would boost the flavor a little bit. Sometimes there really isn't much flavor difference between one kind or another, unless the topping is significantly different. You can't really taste the butter in the buttercream - it comes off more like supermarket frosting - and I always find myself wanting the chocolate cakes to be more chocolatey, the vanilla more vanillay, the peanut butter to be much much much more peanut buttery. They end up tasting like lightly flavored sugar bombs. Not necessarily a bad thing. That said, I love the idea, they're a lot of fun, and my kids love to eat them. So we will still be customers even without our beloved butter. Food: 3 Ambiance: -1 Service: -1

Posted by lollygagger on 02/10/2011 at 8:36 AM

All Reviews »

Recent Comments

Re: “About Time? New Overtime Rule Worries Vermont Employers

I wish this talked a little bit more about how so many employers illegally categorize their workers as exempt when they don't pass the test of "administrative, managerial, or professional" and how most of these workers have no idea that this is wrong. I was illegally classified as exempt for about 10-15 years of my career in the nonprofit sector, and my husband is illegally classified now, before this change, AND is required to work overtime. My understanding is that Obama made this rule change to address this common practice. It's not enough just to pay them $47k. The positions also have to pass the other tests.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by dolly on 11/14/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “South Burlington School Bans Homework, Urges Kids to Play

I couldn't be more jealous! Come on Burlington, read the research!

18 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 09/08/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Over Objections, Burlington School Board Approves Principal Hire

As an SA parent, I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Whitmore-Sells to our school. She's been a beloved administrator at her previous schools, she has a strong background in education, and I can't wait to see what SA will become under her leadership.

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 06/10/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Rubi Simon Has a Vision for Burlington's Library

If only we could bring coffee in there. That would change everything.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by dolly on 07/03/2014 at 5:42 AM

Re: “After Weeks of Withholding his Support, Mayor Weinberger Throws Weight Behind Burlington School Budget

The PILOT money is in effect through 2016, so that issue won't affect next year.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by bingodolly on 05/20/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Parents, Teachers and Students Plead Against Cuts at Burlington School Board Meeting

But here is the thing. If the budget were level funded with last year, there would still be an 8 percent tax hike, which is outside of the school's control. Reduced federal and state funding is a primary culprit. I appreciate that people want to keep their taxes down, but at the same time, can we put the blame where it belongs? If we want to have the school system we've committed to, more of it has to be supported from private dollars.

The difference between 8% and 10% increase on a house valued at $300k is $92. Now it will be less because the 10% increase was rejected, but in my humble opinion, $92 was absolutely a bargain for keeping all of these valuable teachers in our schools.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by bingodolly on 03/26/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “South Burlington Councilor Decries 'A Mockery of Democracy'

Hmmm, SB City Council and VPT Board share a member and are having similar problems. Coincidence?

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by bingodolly on 02/19/2014 at 10:58 AM

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Nope.
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2017 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation