A New Editor Takes the Reins of the Struggling’Burlington Free Press’ | Media | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Aki Soga at Free Press headquarters in Williston Playful pit bulls, White House holiday traditions and summer reading reviews: That’s the skimpy fare provided these days by the once-proud Burlington Free PressIt’s a jarring step down from the news and analysis that once made the state’s flagship newspaper a must-read. … Read more

Nu Chocolat Finds Sweet Success With Mascoma Bank | Paid Post | Business | Seven Days

Luke Awtry Kevin Toohey, owner, Nu Chocolat Some artists work in oils. The artisan owners of Nu Chocolat in Burlington work in chocolate — rich, layered and expertly accented. Think hazelnut crisp bars, candied Italian orange slices and fleur de sel caramels. The true masterpiece, though, is Kevin and Laura Toohey’s truffle — a perfect … Read more

Burlington Jamboree to return for a second year in place of ChocolateFest | Local News

BURLINGTON — Pig races and circus stunts will greet patrons this year at the Burlington Jamboree, as the still-retooling festival aims for an expanded sophomore effort. In its second year as the reincarnated ChocolateFest, the Jamboree is returning this Memorial Day weekend with an ambitious lineup of new food, music and entertainment options. “We’ve been … Read more

University of Vermont Students from Iran Cook and Share their New Year Traditions | Food + Drink Events | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Guests at the 2019 Nauruz event at UVM This week, the dining services kitchen at the University of Vermont’s Dudley H. Davis Center will be filled with the unusual aromas of floral saffron and tart barberries. The cooking crew will be different, too. After a two-year break, the Iranian Student Association … Read more

Family Day 2022: What’s open and closed in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara Region –Hamilton

Monday will be a day off for most Ontarians as the province celebrates Family Day, the second long weekend of 2022. The easing of some of the province’s COVID-19-related public health measures initially scheduled for Feb. 21 was moved up to Feb. 17, mostly surrounding capacity limits. Read more: Read more: Here are Ontario’s loosened … Read more