By Jan Kenney
No pout Brussels sprouts
It is only because my mother raised me to be a very polite person who at least tries everything that is served to them that I am able to share with you one of my all time favorite foods -— the Brussels sprout.
By Mark Johnson
For Vermont Digger
With a wary eye on Washington D.C., state and South Burlington officials celebrated a senior housing project on March 10 they hope attracts more businesses and investment into a proposed “city center.” [Read more…]
Local startup launches campaign to revive classic soda
Venetian Beverages launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month to fund the first bottling run of Venetian Ginger Ale. The original drink was created in the early 1900s by Michael C. Dorn, who moved to Burlington from Germany. Justin Bunnell—one of the co-founders of Venetian Beverages—is Dorn’s great-grandson. [Read more…]
By Stephanie Choate
After practicing in Peru, a chiropractor couple has put down roots in Williston. [Read more…]
Children’s needs: more than school-deep
Responding to Will Patten’s Feb. 23 guest column: “Outdated education beliefs may be damaging our kids.”
The first assumption Patten opposes is “children should be nurtured and protected in the home (read: mothers) for the first four years of life.” Instead he envisions leveraging school buildings and staff in a “continuum of learning, from Cradle to Career” to “provide our 0-5 Vermonters with the stimulation they need.” The notion that education can only take place in a school setting is, itself, outdated.
Our system was designed for the Industrial Age, not our tech-drenched information era. [Read more…]