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

Cultural, religious communities in Israel find different meanings in Shavuot

Shavuot, which will be celebrated on Saturday night and Sunday throughout Israel, is a multifaceted holiday that holds different significance for Israelis across the cultural and religious spectrum. While for some Israelis, Shavuot primarily celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people, for others it is a celebration of the wheat harvest, and … Read more

Unique Easter Traditions From Around The World Kids News Article

Easter will be celebrated on April 17, 2022 (Credit: Elf-Moondance / CC-BY-SA-2.0/Pixabay) Easter, which will be observed on April 17, 2022, is the oldest and most significant of all Christian festivals. Many adults observe the holiday, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, by attending special church services and fasting for 40 days before The … Read more

Israel issues travel warnings for UAE, Turkey and Bahrain ahead of Passover

Israel over the weekend has issued a travel warning for nonessential trips to the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Bahrain, citing danger from terror actors present in those countries ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The warning came from the National Security Council ahead of the holiday, which begins April 15, when many Israelis … 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

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

How Pi Day Became America’s Biggest Math Holiday Kids News Article

Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14 (Credit: Geralt / CCO / Flickr) A holiday associated with a math constant but Pi (“π”) Day, observed annually in the US on March 14 (3/14), is an exception exception. That’s because the celebrations may start with math activities centered around pi — the ratio of the … Read more