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Monday, October 31, 2016

Joke of the Week: A Very Merry Un-Birthday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 9:50 AM

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It's Monday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of locavore levity: the Joke of the Week! This week's joke comes from Burlington's Tarzan Jenkins. Take it away, Tarzan …

My eight-year-old son says to me, "Dad, I've been thinking … not all children should have birthdays."

And I'm like, "What?!"

He says," I don't think all kids should have birthdays. Some kids should have C-section days."

And I'm like,"What?!!!"

He says,"It's still a celebration, just the cake comes pre-cut down the middle."

I said,"Cut it out, boy!"

He said,"Exactly dad, exactly."

About that joke
Says Jenkins: "The wisdom of children is precious. The logic of children is hilarious!"

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Joke of the Week: Come Again?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:36 AM

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In celebration of the annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian competition, which runs Wednesday through Friday, October 26 through 28, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, all this week we're posting a daily version of our weekly Joke of the Week feature. Today's dose of local hilarity comes to us from Montpelier's Kathleen Kanz. Take it away, Kathleen …

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Playtime: Ruth Garbus & Friends, 'Hello Everybody'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:30 AM

This is your brain on Ruth Garbus. - RUTH GARBUS
  • Ruth Garbus
  • This is your brain on Ruth Garbus.
Hey, pals! The seasonal gloom and damp decay of fall has finally descended, forcing me to retreat into my musical cave and burrow into the albums that comfort my persistent existential crisis mode. Few artists capture this specific state of mind the way Brattleboro's  Ruth Garbus does. In fact, I often loudly proclaim to the universe that Garbus is my favorite Vermont songwriter of all time.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Joke of the Week: Post-Triscuital Bliss

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:08 PM

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In celebration of the annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian Competition, which runs Wednesday through Friday, October 26 through 28, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, all this week we're posting a daily version of our weekly Joke of the Week feature. Today's dose of local hilarity comes to us from East Orange's Bitsy Biron. Take it away, Bitsy …

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Joke of the Week: It Does a Body Good

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:35 PM

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In celebration of the annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian Competition, which runs Wednesday through Friday, October 26 through 28, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, all this week we're posting a daily version of our weekly Joke of the Week feature. Today's dose of local hilarity comes to us from Burlington's Paul Church. Take it away, Paul …

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Joke of the Week: Watch Your Language

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 1:05 PM

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In celebration of the annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian Competition, which runs Wednesday through Friday, October 26 through 28, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, all this week we're posting a daily version of our ongoing Joke of the Week feature. Today's dose of local hilarity comes to us from Winooski's Beth Norton. Take it away, Beth …

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Joke of the Week: Cheery Ohs

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:00 AM

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It's Monday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of locavore levity: the Joke of the Week! But guess what? In celebration of the annual Vermont's Funniest Comedian Competition, which runs Wednesday through Friday, October 26 through 28, at the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington, we'll be posting a new joke every day this week. Kicking off our week of local hilarity is Burlington's Annie Russell. Take it away, Annie…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Wall for the Ages in Burlington's Intervale

Posted By on Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM

"Allée Portal" - THEA ALVIN
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This election season, "the wall" has become a staple of divisive political rhetoric. But sometimes, walls can be markers of unity. Last Monday, Gardener's Supply and the Intervale Center in Burlington unveiled a new sculptural stone wall, created under the guidance of celebrated Morrisville artist Thea Alvin.

For three days, 12 paying stone masonry students worked to transform roughly 75,000 pounds of stone into a gracefully sloping wall and archway, dubbed "Allée Portal" by Alvin.  

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Champlain College Students Color South End Wall

Posted By on Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Champlain College students in front of their mural with Anthill Collective - STEPHEN MEASE
  • Stephen Mease
  • Champlain College students in front of their mural with Anthill Collective
Dave Mills and the Anthill Collective are at it again. Last year, Mills, a Champlain College professor, led a group of students from his Aesthetic Expressions class in creating a mural on the exposed foundation of the former Eagles Club, at the corner of Maple and St. Paul streets. 

On Tuesday afternoon this week, Anthill's Brian Clark and Scottie Raymond  led students from two of Mills' classes in creating a new piece on a Champlain-owned building at 40 Sears Lane. It's the future quarters for Burlington makerspace Generator, which will relocate this winter.

Aesthetic Expressions is a core class that asks students to become "aesthetically literate, able to interact critically with works of art in a wide range of media," Mills explains. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Playtime: Sugar Pill and Free Pizza at Speaking Volumes

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Link up with local witches and wizards next Thursday at Speaking Volumes. - AMELIA DEVOID
  • Amelia Devoid
  • Link up with local witches and wizards next Thursday at Speaking Volumes.

Hey, pumpkins! I hope you had a radical week. It’s getting a little creepy out there, with the trees becoming bare, clowns hiding in the woods and the presidential debates raging. This Halloween is going to be extra weird so you’d better figure out an extra weird costume (or three) for the occasion. Don’t be afraid, get out there and celebrate the witches that died fighting for women’s rights! Luckily there are lots of enchanting beings playing shows next week to make pulling on a costume worth the effort. So let's hone in on one that might fly under your normal radar.

Speaking Volumes has hosted some terrific Halloween bangers in the past. It has survived for a decade by supporting local artists as a true Burlington underground favorite — and the only venue in BTV where you can buy records while you party. This year, the Speaking Volumes warehouse is getting lit up on Thursday, October 27, with an art-rock costume ball organized by local Do-It-Together champions Claire Macon and Caroline DeCunzo

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