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Stuck in Vermont: Diane Sullivan Talks to Weed Shoppers on Opening Day at FLŌRA Cannabis in Middlebury
Three adult-use cannabis retail stores opened on October 1 in Rutland, Burlington and Middlebury. That morning, a line of dozens of people waited outside FLŌRA Cannabis in Middlebury’s quaint downtown to buy legal weed. There was a party atmosphere, and shoppers were joined by some of the politicians who helped make the day possible. Rev. Diane Sullivan, art director at Seven Days, was there to interview them with a giant inflatable joint. Eva Sollberger, senior multimedia producer at Seven Days, filmed the festivities with some help from tattoo artist Jim DuVal of Monster Mash Ink.
I was stuck in my own personal Waterbury roundabout — endlessly circling the town offices inside and out — when a public servant extraordinaire came to my rescue. William Shepeluk, Waterbury's municipal manager, led me to the second clue of the Waterbury Adventure Challenge. The game, which costs...
To mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, more than two dozen Vermont residents got together in Burlington on Sunday to remove trash from the Pine Street Barge Canal, a Superfund site on the shore of Lake Champlain. Burlington resident Lynda Siegel helped organize the cleanup after learning of a...
Joan Lamere, 78, of Waterbury Center, Vt., died on October 2, 2022, at her home surrounded by several relatives and friends. She was born in St. Albans, Vt., to G. Wayne Cross and Madeline (Ouimet) Cross. She graduated as valedictorian from Swanton High School, class of 1962, and was its...
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The Journal Opinion, a weekly newspaper that covers about 15 Connecticut River towns from its base in Bradford, has been purchased by a longtime employee. Michelle Sherburne started working at the paper in the early 1980s, when she was fresh out of high school. Although she moved to other local papers over the years, she returned to the Journal Opinion in 2000 and has worked as part of a four-person team since then in editorial, sales, production and any other job that needed doing.
Burlington City Councilor Ali House (P-Ward 8) resigned her seat on Wednesday afternoon, saying "several serious situations" have made it difficult to serve. In an interview with Seven Days, House declined to elaborate on the reasons she's stepping down, saying that "discussing any further details at this time could potentially be harmful for me." House later emailed a press release that echoed the sentiment.
A large Asian grocery store opened on September 18 in the Blue Mall at 150 Dorset Street in South Burlington. Lee's Asian Mart occupies the renovated, 7,000-square-foot space that was most recently Vermont's sole Outback Steakhouse, which closed in May 2020. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., the...
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Stuart (Stu) Edward Jacobs, 91, passed away quietly in the early morning of September 4, 2022, his final four days with 24-hour care at McClure Miller Respite House. This summer at home, he had compassionate care from Bayada Hospice, Silver Leaf In-Home Care, and loving assistance from daughter, Sheila, and wife, Anzi. Happily, frequent phone calls and visits from family and close friends lifted Stu’s mood, helping him tolerate late stages of prostate cancer.
The Flynn announced on Thursday that it has filled a pair of high-level leadership positions. Matt Rogers, formerly of Higher Ground Presents, will become the programming director of the nonprofit performing arts center. The Flynn also announced the hiring of a new marketing director, Kevin Sweeney, formerly of Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Emeritus professor Robert “Bob” Niemi died on September 17, 2022, at the age of 67 after a long, valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 17, 1955, in Fitchburg, Mass., to Alfred and Anita Niemi. A graduate of Fitchburg High School, Bob earned a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1977. He earned an MS degree in library science from Columbia University in 1978, an MS in English literature from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and a doctorate in English in 1990 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Bob was director of technical services of the Leominster Massachusetts Public Library and the Western Massachusetts Regional Library System from 1979 to 1983.
The week before school started this fall, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union superintendent Mark Tucker got a call from the Department of Environmental Conservation. As part of a statewide mandate, the department had tested Cabot School for airborne PCBs, a class of chemicals considered a probable carcinogen. The test found high levels of PCBs around the stage in the school's gymnasium, so Tucker and Cabot's principal, Rebecca Tatistcheff, decided to close the gym.
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On Saturday morning, October 1, adult-use cannabis retailers in Burlington, Middlebury and Rutland will open their doors for the first time. Here's what you need to know about Vermont's big day. Burlington. Ceres Collaborative, 190 College Street, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The folks at Ceres...
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The current exhibition at Mad River Valley Arts in Waitsfield shows what can arise from the alchemy of natural elements, heat and human imagination. "Earth & Fire" — underscored with the subtitle "formed in earth, forged in fire" — is an exhibition of works in clay and glass by a dozen area artists. Curated by Jean Sharry with assistance from MRVA executive director Sam Talbot-Kelly, it assembles a multitude of functional and sculptural pieces.
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