Seven Days is 15! | Culture | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Seven Days is 15! 

A look back at 1995

Published September 8, 2010 at 9:36 a.m.

Inevitably, that’ll sound like a lot of years to some, while 1995 seems like “just yesterday” to others. Either way, we take it as a compliment that so many Vermonters seem unable to remember a time without Seven Days. We’d like to think we’ve become an integral part of life in this state, for the role we play in reflecting our shared community. We hope you learn something new about this place every time you read the paper, check the website or open one of our e-newsletters.

Today’s technology has allowed Seven Days to grow into a multimedia company. But, in defiance of national trends, the weekly print product is still very much in demand here. We have to restock distribution hot spots such as Burlington’s City Market four times a week and still get calls from businesses around the state that want stacks of papers delivered to them. There’s nothing more gratifying to us than seeing adults of all ages pore over the pages of a fresh edition on Wednesday afternoons.

Businesses advertise with Seven Days because they want to reach you, our readers. We use those resources to investigate, and report on, the community we live in. We also support it by publicizing events, issues and worthy causes. Seven Days has sponsored so many nonprofit events and fundraisers over the past 15 years, there isn’t space to list them all. It’s an honor to live in a place with so many active, engaged people who want to improve things. Seven Days employees are among them.

Local media facilitate civic engagement, and Vermont is blessed with numerous weeklies that truly enhance their towns. Publishers who live in the communities they cover know and care about them with an intimacy that eludes national media chains. You can support local media by patronizing their advertisers, who are most likely mom-and-pops themselves. Your hometown newspaper is the media equivalent of a fresh Vermont veggie: sustainable, job creating, healthy and homemade. So, dig in. We promise to keep providing local color, essential nutrients and a satisfying crunch.

More on Seven Days' 15th Birthday:

  • Early Adopters: A look back at the advertisers in the first issue of Seven Days.
  • So Far, So Good: Readers share their personal stories about Seven Days.
  • State of the Arts looks at the local arts scene in 1995.
  • 1995 in Food News asks what was juicy in the early years of Seven Days -- before we had a food section.
  • Soundbites reveals Dan Bolles's picks for Vermont's hippest tunes in 1995.
  • Fair Game takes a look at the 1995 political and media landscape.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

About The Author

Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston

Pamela Polston is a cofounder and the Art Editor of Seven Days. In 2015, she was inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Speaking of Anniversary Issue


Comments are closed.

From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative

All content © 2023 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401

Advertising Policy  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Help
Website powered by Foundation