August 19, 2009

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Check out Bill McKibben's interview on The Colbert Report about the basics of why is such an important number to recognize...

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August 13, 2009

Get Involved Locally in Saving Our Planet: 350Vermont on Facebook

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350Vermont is now on Facebook! View statewide events, connect with fellow supporters and stay up-to-date on news and information about the movement...

August 11, 2009

Get Involved Locally in Saving Our Planet: Share Your 350Vermont Stories

The above videos describe the movement, highlight a few Vermont pledges, and explain that 350 is one of the most important numbers in our lives. Get involved locally with 350Vermont by making a pledge to participate in the movement or by joining one of Vermont's many statewide events with friends and family on October 24, 2009.

Show your support by taking video of your pledge and at your event on October 24, 2009 then upload to 350Vermont's Youtube Channel...

You can also take and share photos of your event and endangered places in Vermont that need to be saved for future generations by visiting us on our 350Vermont Flickr Photostream...

August 7, 2009

Tower Keypers are now on Facebook

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Friends of Ethan Allen Park group is not on Facebook. Connect, learn and share content with the group that is responsible for overseeing the Ethan Allen Park and Tower. This group consists of neighbors around the park that volunteer to keep the park and tower available, clean and safe for Burlington residents.

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August 6, 2009

Ethan Allen Park Tower Keypers Group on VPR

Vermont Edition interview by Sarah Ashworth with Lisa Coven of Burlington's Department of Parks and Recreations and John J. Ciempa, chair of the Friends of Ethan Allen Park a community action group that jeeps watch over the historic monument.

News Story Courtesy of Vermont Public Radio:
Burlington's Ethan Allen Tower sits atop Indian Rock, a craggy bluff that rises almost 300 feet near the shores of Lake Champlain. The castle-like structure was built in 1905 to honor Ethan Allen, and is made out of native stone, known as "Mallet's Bay Marble."

In 1974 the City of Burlington was forced to close the tower because of safety concerns. But within a decade, a group of citizens had come together to help rehab the 39-foot tower, and open it back up to the public. About 25 local residents have taken responsibility for locking and unlocking the tower daily. They call themselves the Tower Keypers, and we caught up with one of their members and with the city's parks department early one recent morning.

July 30, 2009

7th annual 2009 Lake Champlain Martin 16 Invitational Regatta at the Malletts Bay Boat Club

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July 30, 2009


WHO: Northeast Disabled Athletic Association (NDAA) and the Malletts Bay Boat Club (MBBC)

WHAT: NDAA is proud to announce the 7th annual 2009 Lake Champlain Martin 16 Invitational Regatta at the Malletts Bay Boat Club – MBCC – in beautiful Malletts Bay, Colchester, VT on the weekend of August 1st and 2nd.

WHEN: August 1-2, 2009

WHERE: The Malletts Bay Boat Club, 662 W Lakeshore Dr, Colchester, VT 05446.

WHY: The two-day event will witness sailors with disabilities vie for the coveted Berg Cup in one-design sailing aboard the innovative Martin 16 sloop. With great volunteers from MBBC, sailors from all over the northeast and Canada will converge on the Malletts Bay Boat Club for the spirited competition.

Regatta fee is $35.00 (Canadian at par) and includes registration, boat charter, breakfast, lunch and Saturday night dinner. Scholarships are available.

Volunteers are needed to assist during the regatta. Some duties include unloading and launching boats, assisting sailors, serving food and sailing as a companion. Contact us if you’d like to volunteer.

For more information, contact Patrick Standen by calling 802-862-6322 or via email at

June 21, 2009

9 pound lobster at VT Hannaford

So I was shopping in the North End Hannaford in Burlington VT for my Sunday dinner and when I passed the Seafood department I saw a crowd of people looking at this 9lb lobster that was for sale.

Can you say yum!

There looked to be two large lobsters about the same size.

Can you imagine the amount of butter you would need :)