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22 July 2012 @ 09:48 am
Changed community icon.  Added "Hurricane Irene" and "Tropical Storm Irene" to interests.  Deleted members who had purged their accounts.

Are there other Vermont communities online people visit that get more traffic and discussion?  I''ll eventually get around to posting links if people post them in comments.
28 December 2011 @ 03:35 pm
Hi folks,

I'm hoping that no one got washed away during Tropical Storm Irene.  I'll continue to check-in here from time-to-time to make sure the group hasn't been overrun by spammers.

If anyone wants to be a moderator, and try to inject some life into the community, feel free.  I don't have the time to spend here like I once did.

Mirrodin Besieged Prerelease Sealed Deck Tournament
Worlds Apart Games
48 N. Pleasant St (Down town Amherst between the ABC and the fire station)
Amherst, MA 01002

When: Sunday, January 30th 2pm (Registration begins at Noon!)

What: Sealed deck tournament with prizes

Entry Fee for this event will be $25.00

Tournament Structure: The format for this event is a Swiss Rounds Sealed Deck Tournament using Boosters of Mirrodin Besieged and Scars of Mirrodin. Each player will build their decks from their boosters adding as much basic land as they wish, to construct a deck of at least 40 cards. We will have basic land on site that may be borrowed for this event, just please make sure that you return any land that you borrow.

Prizes: For this event, we have the following up for grabs.... All entrants will also get a pre-release foil promo card (while supplies last) of either Hero of Bladehold or Glissa the Traitor.</span></span> Mirrodin Besieged and Scars of Mirrodin Packs will be awarded to the top placers (total prize pool based on attendance)

The remaining 10% of the prize pool will be given out as random door prizes throughout the tournament. Card Boxes, Temporary Tattoos and other merchandise will also be given out as door prizes and to the top placer(s).

Open Dueling -
Players who are new to the game may want to join in the festivities without being in a tournament. That Cool! There is open dueling all Sunday with brand new intro packs,and booster draft sets. Plus, a promo card will be awarded if you fill out your open dueling card!!! (While supplies last)

Current Location: Amherst, MA
Current Mood: excited
23 August 2010 @ 08:30 pm
For purely selfish reasons I am posting this. I want to go to this class and they won't have it unless 8 more people register for it.

So: if you know of anyone who's been interested in working on small engines or learning about it or been doing it for a bit but need more experience Skilltech up in Essex Jct is having a class.

Good for those folks who might like reading Shop Class for the Soul and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Repair or if you hate bringing the snow blower to Sears to have it repaired for more than the price of the class.

x-posted for potential
28 July 2010 @ 11:16 pm
I've been AWOL. Evidently so have the other group moderators.

Mea culpa.

This is a brief note to let everyone know that I have changed the group icon for the season, like we do ever season except mud season. Still looking for an awesome mud season icon.
19 July 2010 @ 12:15 am
Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Which usually costs $79 a year. Perks include free 2 day shipping, and $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP (url shortened with bit.ly)

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni might be able to benefit from this too (though the Terms of Service does say they have the right to ask for proof that you are a current student).

I apologize if you have already heard about this amazing deal. I just want to help spread the word on this before they stop offering it. I am not an employee of Amazon, nor do I gain anything from people signing up for this service.
Does anyone have an extra ticket for the Saturday night session of the Vermont Brewers Festival that they'd be willing to sell? My boyfriend wasn't able to get a ticket before they sold out :(

Go here!

Tip Top Coutrue #16!
4/11 @ 6:30 pm

Mark your calendars, hire your babysitters, arrange your car pools!

Revolution is pleased to present Tip Top Couture Fashion Extravaganza #16!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Doors Open @ 6:30, Show @ 8pm
Tip Top Café, 85 North Main Street, WRJ.

The Specs:

  • 40+ local models of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.
  • A full spectrum of casual, formal, sustainable and radical wear.
  • 2 Potholder-Hot DJs (Leap & Cina).
  • Visual Projections by Mark E Merrill
  • Doors Open @ 6:30pm, Show Starts at 8:00pm.
  • Dance until last call.
  • Admission is $12. All proceeds benefit the White River Independent Film Festival.
  • All ages welcome. ID required for the bar.

22 March 2010 @ 05:07 pm
...and so has our spring group icon. I'm going to be looking for a photo of a native spring flower (or a sap bucket) to replace it with, as Coltsfoot is not native.

Happy Spring, everyone!

Does anyone still have snow? My crocuses are already up... a couple of weeks early.
09 February 2010 @ 11:40 am
What Vermont news stories leap to mind when you think of 2009?
This is the 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser held today from 5-8pm at Mr. Twitters Garden and Gift Emporium in Rutland. Master Gardeners will be available to answer horitcultural questions.

Ten percent of all purchases will be donated to the Rutland County Master Gardener program, as well as the proceeds from a $5 a ticket raffle. The raffle prize is a $500 gift certificate to Mr. Twitters.

Mr. Twitters Garden and Gift Emporium is my favorite garden center in the Rutland area. It would be a great place to find gifts for gardeners, or anyone with a sense of whimsy. No, I don't work there, but I have friends who are Master Gardeners.

Phone: Long Distance: 1-800-924-8498
Local: 773-0795‎
24 McKinley Avenue/Route 7 North <--- Google Map

You'll know you're there when you see a purple picket fence and holiday displays.
11 December 2009 @ 01:01 am
...is moving to 217 Woodstock Avenue. I went by to see if they had my favorite seasonal flavor (Mint Chocolate Chunk), and they were closed.

They will be reopening in January 2010.
As some of you may already know I do a music video show on VCAM channel 15 called 'Postmortem Espresso'. It shows in the wee hours of Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays. I've been doing it for about 6 years now. Originally it had more live stuff, but now it's mostly videos.

That said, I want to play more local content.

In particular I am looking for any video any of you out there may have shot of cool live bands.

I'm looking for Ninja Custodian, Cranial Perch, Zola Turn, Eef and/or Guppyboy, D'moja, Chainsaws and Children, Outer Mongolia, Jugtown Pirates, early Barbacoa... any of the less touted to death cool bands that came and went throughout our crazy state's history.

Drop me a note here, or join the PmE fanpage on facebook and send us any links you may have to already uploaded video that you think belongs on the show. If I and Z agree, we'd be happy to air it!
01 December 2009 @ 03:53 pm
1. I moved to Montpelier a month ago to attend NECI. I must say, I really love this place. I love the state. It can be lonely, but it is beautiful and everyone is nice :)

2. Where can I get a chocolate Advent Calendar in Montpelier? I neeeeeeeeeds one.

29 October 2009 @ 08:19 am
I am new to this community and to Vermont! Actually I'm a bit premature as I move to Montpelier to attend NECI in one week.

Question: Any Montpelier-ians(?) doing NaNoWriMo this year? We can organize our own local group, officially or unofficially. I've been an ML for 5 years and this will be my 8th year doing NaNo. So, while I won't arrive in town in time for a kickoff party, I can help organize write-ins and meetups. If anyone is interested. My name's June.
Current Location: Buffalo, NY, 14222
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby | Powered by Last.fm
21 October 2009 @ 07:12 pm
Looking for a fun Halloween show?

Check out http://www.nightmarevermont.org/

Even if you don't like haunted houses, you'll probably enjoy this one. There's a dance performance, an art gallery featuring Vermont artists, a zombie cyborg battle, and plenty of darkness and spookyness. And reanimated dead.

Bring a friend! Bring a date! Watch Romni get eaten alive! Get lost inside Randy's brain!

Here are some promotional trailers we made:

Note: There are stairs, so unfortunately we are not handicap accessible this year. Also: The show is PG-13 for simulated violence and fake blood. It's about an hour, sometimes longer, depending on you. It's $10 at the door, but $8 online ahead of time or at Spooky Town/VT Toy&Hobby. All proceeds go to the different charitable activities of the South Burlington Rotary.

Punch "78 Eastwood Drive, South Burlington, VT" into http://maps.google.com to find us. We're back behind the condos that are behind Shaws/ the old Ben Franklin.

Full ticket and showtime information available here:


Buy your tickets now! Forward this e-mail to your favorite Halloween fan.

Fear can be fun,
11 October 2009 @ 10:01 pm
Please support Rock Art Brewery threatened by litigation by Monster Energy owned by Hansen Beverage Company.

Ways you can support:

Join the Facebook Page Vermonter's and Craft Beer Drinkers Against Monster

Write to Hansen's Beverage

Give a flyer to a local business that distributes Monster Energy Drinks

Write to Monster Energy

Twitter #ISupportRockArt


Thank you for your Support and please spread the word!

Current Music: White Magic - Don't Need | Powered by Last.fm
Is anybody going?  I know I'm jumping on the bandwagon a wee bit late, but I just found out I've got a free place to stay, so I'd like to go.

05 October 2009 @ 03:31 pm
   Forget Rednecks.... here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about
    If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they
    there, you live in Vermont .
    If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in
Vermont .
    If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed a
    wrong number, you live in Vermont .
    If "Vacation" means going anywhere south of Burlington for the
    live in Vermont .
    If you measure distance in hours, you live in Vermont .
    If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you
    Vermont .
    If you have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back
    you live in Vermont .
    If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
    without flinching, you live in Vermont .
    If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave
    unlocked, you live in Vermont .
    If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to
    you live in Vermont .
    If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,
    in Vermont .
    If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph, you're going 80, and
    is passing you, you live in Vermont .
    If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
    snow, you live in Vermont .
    If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter,
    construction, you live in Vermont .
    If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live
    Vermont .
    If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly," you live in Vermont .
    If you actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your
    friends, and some who don't live in Vermont , you live in Vermont .


I don't know if this was already posted on here or not, but I must say a lot of these are true xD
Enjoy if you have a sense of humor.
Current Location: my room
05 October 2009 @ 11:55 am
Hi! I have just moved to Burlington & love it, but sadly I left behind my awesome writing group in Brattleboro, VT. We got together once or twice a month to workshop poems. I am working on a novel now & would love to create a little group that meets monthly-or-so for workshopping sessions. I'm more interested in a prose group, but a blended group (with poetry and prose) would also be wonderful. Is anyone else interested in creating a group for workshopping? Or do you know of an existing group that is looking for members?

I checked out the Burlington meetup writing group, but the group seems so big, and I prefer getting together with a group of 4 or 5 other people with work sent ahead of time so that we can really have a productive session.

Please respond here or e-mail me at letitia dot trent at gmail dot com if you are interested!

Crossposted to the Burlington LJ community
21 September 2009 @ 07:30 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Mark your calendars, hire your babysitters, arrange your car pools!

Revolution is pleased to present Tip Top Couture Fashion Extravaganza
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Doors Open @ 6:30, Show @ 8pm
Tip Top Café, 85 North Main Street, WRJ.

The Specs:
• 40+ local models of all shapes, sizes, ages and genders.
• A full spectrum of casual, formal, sustainable and radical wear.
• 2 Potholder-Hot DJs (Leap & Cina).
• Visual Projections by Mark E Merrill
• Doors Open @ 6:30pm, Show Starts at 8:00pm.
• Dance until last call.
• Admission is $12. All proceeds benefit Transition Town White River
Junction. www.ttwrj.org
• All ages welcome. ID required for the bar.
Current Music: Steve Morse - Mood For A Day | Powered by Last.fm

When: This Saturday (September 19th) at Midnight.

Where: South Hadley Tower Theaters (Across the street from Mt Holyoke)

What: Rocky Horror Picture Show Back to School/Pirate Night --- Catholic school girls meets pirates (why not)

Tickets are only $3 and crap kits (full of everything you need to throw, blow, or put over your head) are FREE to all.

Come out and celibate talk like a pirate day in style.
Bring your friends and watch them squirm at the debauchery! -- A great time for all!
Current Location: Sunderland, MA
Current Mood: amused
31 August 2009 @ 11:55 am
I'm moving away from Burlington this week and I'm selling some furniture on Craigslist:

-Futon: $25
-Single bed w/box spring and metal frame: $25
-Bookshelf: $15
-Wooden dresser: $30
-Papasan chair: $40

Let me know if you're interested :)
05 August 2009 @ 02:47 pm
As everyone makes their August plans, I wish to remind you to consider attending Pi-Con! Pi-Con is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction and other fan interests - there's webcomics, science, costuming, gaming, LARP, filk, lifestyle, and lots more. This year, it's happening August 21-23 in Enfield, CT right off 91, just south of the MA border. Register today!

This year will feature Author Guest of Honor Mary Doria Russell (award winning author of The Sparrow and Children of God), Webcomic Guest of Honor Jeffrey Rowland (creator of Wigu, Overcompensating, and the awesome t-shirt site Topatoco), and Guest of Awesome Genevieve Iseult Eldredge. We will also see the return of our video game room, two full rooms of all day board/card/table top gaming, many favorite panels and events including the panel in the pool, and the new addition of Filk programming! There will also be performances by our local Rocky Horror and Repo casts (The Come Again Players and Genetic Imperfection)

Full weekend pre-registration rates for Pi-Con are currently $40 for adults or only $25 for students! Get your registrations in at the early rate!

Room reservations are *open* for Pi-Con! Room rate will be $109/night + tax. Just go to http://www.pi-con.org/hotel.php and you can register online for a room (note: Discounted room rate ends August 10th, reserve soon!).

For more information, to volunteer, sign up to vend, or otherwise contact us, check out our web page at www.pi-con.org
Current Location: Sunderland, MA
Current Mood: excited
24 June 2009 @ 03:43 pm
 Time for the seasonal changing of the community icon, a few days late.

13 June 2009 @ 06:38 pm
Hi everybody! I've been reading this community for almost a year now but haven't participated much until now. I'm really hoping some of you folks can help.

I'm looking to build a modular home and I'm on a tight budget. Vermont Modular Homes in Shelburne has offered me what sounds like a great deal but I've been unable to find reviews for them. They're going to show me some model homes and give me references, but since their offering prices much lower than other Vermont modular companies I'm a bit skeptical and am looking for some "real-life" reviews from people not affiliated with them. So, anyone out there dealt with them or heard anything through the grape-vine?

Also, any other affordable modular home companies that service central Vermont that anyone would recommend?

Many many thanks for any advice you have!
11 June 2009 @ 06:12 pm

I'm heading to Brattleboro for the weekend, and intend to make trips there from Boston quite frequently this summer.

Are there any regular meet ups for those into fire spinning (poi, staff, hoop)? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Current Mood: content
This community is self-moderating, for the most part.  But...


Sorry I've been AWOL.  Moderators, please chime in if you're still moderating.  If  you can't moderate (i.e. check this community on a semi-regular basis and make adjustments as needed) than please tell me so I can find other volunteer moderators.  

(Comments continue through June 24th, and possibly beyond.)
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01 June 2009 @ 10:43 am
If you are a gardener interested in sustainable landscape design, gardening, organic gardening, IPM (Integrated Plant Management) native plants, rain gardens, composting, avoiding planting invasive exotic plants, edible landscaping, etc... Vermont Master Gardeners are a good resource.

The Vermont Master Gardener Helpline: 1-800-639-2230
Spring Hours: Monday-Friday; 9am-noon

From the website:

The Helpline serves Vermont and Northern New Hampshire residents by providing accurate and timely information put together by University of Vermont Specialists about home and garden horticulture issues.
A detailed voice mail message is available when volunteers are not in the office. Please leave your questions and a volunteer will get back to you.

*Local and out-of-state callers please use (802) 656-5421.
*Toll free number in Vermont only.

We help you get started gardening

We can tell you all about the basics of starting seeds, planting, and even how to test your soil to see how well suited it is for growing.

We help you when something goes wrong in your garden

We can help you identify diseases, insects, and help you track down the source of your problems when the culprit isn't obvious.

We help expand your gardening expertise.


There are also quite a few articles and other resources available on the website:

(Completely copied-and-pasted, with some annoying HTML changes.  Who codes a webpage in white font?)


The Castleton CONCERT ON THE GREEN summer concert series is all set, and has once again lined up, an outstanding group of performers, ready to present another great summer of "live music" fun and entertainment.

The Castleton Recreation Department and the Castleton Concert on the Green organization will present a concert every Tuesday, rain or shine, throughout the summer. The opening concert begins on Tuesday, June 2nd, and continues thru Tuesday, August 18th. The green in Castleton, next to the Castleton Federated Church, will be the site for the concerts, except for Tuesday, August 4th. The site for the August 4th concert will be at the Castleton State College Old Medical Chapel green. Starting time for all concerts will be 7:00 p.m., SHARP ! The rain site for each concert will vary. Please check the schedule.

A full schedule of 13 concerts has been planned, with one being a special holiday concert on Saturday, July 4th, taking place, at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The rain date for this concert will be, Sunday, July 5th, same time and place. The following series line-up promises to have a wide variety of entertainment, with music to match any taste -- from bluegrass to big band, to swing and latin, jazz and gypsy, folk, soul and blues, country, rock-a-billy, and honky-tonk, Dixieland and ragtime, pop and gospel, brass bands, barbershop, 50's and 60's -- oldies and goodies -- and, everything in between. You name it -- we've got it!! Listed below are the dates and performers.;

  • Tues. June 2nd - Michele Fay Band - *(FC)
  • Tues. June 9th - Starline Rhythm Boys - *(FAC)
  • Tues. June 16th - Enerjazz - *(T)
  • Tues. June 23rd - Amber DeLaurentis Band - *(T)
  • Tues. June 30th - Lewis Franco & the Missing Cats- *(T)
  • Sat. July 4th - Gypsy Reel (at Crystal Beach) - *(July 5th)
  • Tues. July 7th - Bore'al Tordu - *(FAC)
  • Tues. July 14th - Stone Cold Roosters- *(FAC)
  • Tues. July 21st - Satin & Steel - *(T)
  • Tues. July 28th - Will Patton Ensemble - *(FC)
  • Tues. Aug. 4th - Maiden Vermont and Rutland Curbstone Chorus (at Old Medical Chapel green) - *(FAC)
  • Tues. Aug. 11th - Sonny & Perley - *(FAC)
  • Tues. Aug. 18th - Reggie's Red Hot Feetwarmers - *(FAC)

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*Rain sites: FC - Federated Church; FAC - CSC Casella Fine Arts Center;
[Rain sites subject to change]