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

Upper Valley towns celebrates Independence Day with rich traditions

Fourth of July celebrations around the region are special to every community, and this year, many towns got a chance to return to their pre-pandemic traditions for the holiday weekend.In Hartland, at Old Home Day, tractors, classic cars, scouts and “It’s really part of our cycle of life,” Harry, a Quechee resident, said. “My family … Read more

Vt. historians recall funny stories this April Fools’ Day

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) –Vermonters are known for being hardy and braving brutal winters, but there’s a lighter side to the state’s history. On this April Fools’Day, we take a look back in time at some of Vermont’s unique moments in history. “They are evergreen stories that still speak to how our communities work today,” said … 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