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Friday, November 19, 2021

Fletcher Free Library Branch Coming to Burlington's New North End

Posted By on Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 2:07 PM

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A satellite branch of the  Fletcher Free Library in Burlington will open December 15 in office space at the Ethan Allen Shopping Center, library director Mary Danko said.

The new library in the New North End will have books, periodicals, computers and internet service. Perhaps most importantly, Danko noted, it will also have a librarian.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Highlight New Year's Eve Celebration Returns to Burlington With a Hybrid Format

Posted By on Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 4:25 PM

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Fireworks, a tropical oasis, a circus, bonfires, ice bars — all are promised on the poster for Highlight, Burlington's New Year's Eve celebration on Friday, December 31. Presented by Burlington City Arts, the citywide event features live music, comedy, performance art, arts and crafts and local foodstuffs at a slew of locations all over the Queen City and online.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

After Bike Accident, Beloved Musician Larry Gordon Has Died

Posted By on Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 3:21 PM

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Note: This story and headline was updated after Gordon died.

A community radio station in Plainfield, WGDR, will broadcast a live show in tribute to Gordon on Sunday, November 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will feature Village Harmony music and stories about Gordon's life; people can call the station at 454-7762 to share stories. Tune to 91.1 or 91.7 on the FM dial to listen to the show, stream it online at WGDR.org.

Larry Gordon had a deep bass voice and a love of singing — and he devoted much of his life to joining with others in song. Gordon, 76, had a particular fondness for shape-note singing, a tradition he worked to revive in central Vermont and beyond through Village Harmony, the group he founded in 1989.

On November 1, Gordon was in a bicycle accident (with no car involved) near his home in Marshfield, said Sinead O’Mahoney, a Village Harmony staffer and singer. Gordon suffered a brain injury and was on life support before he died on Tuesday, November 9.

“Shape note is a singing tradition that started here in New England and almost died out here in New England,” O’Mahoney, 28, said. “Larry was really the one who revived the tradition around here. Now it’s very strong.”

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