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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Buoy Tree Lights Up North Ferrisburgh

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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Christmas is coming / The buoys are on the tree / Let's raise a glass / To ole Nick Patch / For skillfully making it be

This little riff on the traditional Christmas round, “Christmas is Coming,” is an ode to Nick Patch of North Ferrisburgh. Patch crafted a holiday riff of his own: constructing a Christmas tree from buoys in his backyard.

Buoys have been piling up in Patch’s barn for 17 years — a colorful collection of souvenirs from the Maine coast that his family gathered during vacations at Penobscot Bay. On annual summer trips, Patch and his wife and daughter pick up plastic trash that washes ashore. As part of this effort, they collect lobster-trap buoys that have been run over and cut loose by motor boats, or untethered in stormy weather.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dinosaur Jr., Japanese Breakfast to Headline Waking Windows 2022

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast - ETHAN MILLER/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast
Waking Windows has released the initial lineup for its 2022 festival. Boston rock legends Dinosaur Jr. and Philadelphia indie rockers Japanese Breakfast headline the bill, with Japanese psychedelic band Kikagaku Moyo and North Carolina folk-rock act the Nude Party joining as well.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

William Metcalfe, Cofounder of the Vermont Mozart Festival, Dies

Posted By on Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM

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William Metcalfe, who cofounded the Vermont Mozart Festival, and conducted the Oriana Singers and the Gilbert & Sullivan Singers of Vermont, died in Shelburne on November 22.  He was 86.

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Four Vermont Artists Compete for Burlington Public Art Commission

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 1:52 PM

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Now is the time to voice your opinion — or at least take a survey — about public art that will be exhibited in Burlington. Four works of art are finalists for a $43,000 commission at the John Zampieri State Office Building at 108 Cherry St., which houses the Vermont Department of Health and offices of the Vermont Agency of Human Services.

Preliminary design concepts and descriptions of the artworks, each made by a Vermont artist, are posted on the Vermont Arts Council's website. The public can view the proposals and comment until December 14.

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