Adam’s Hotel/Riviere Hotel WILL BE DEMOLISHED!

From the Saint Albans Register: “The three-story Riviere Hotel, also once known as the Adams Hotel or Adams House Hotel, had served as a hotel since the 1800s before ultimately falling into disrepair. Swanton Village had purchased the building for about $30,000 earlier this year with the aim of eventually redeveloping the former hotel, nowContinue reading “Adam’s Hotel/Riviere Hotel WILL BE DEMOLISHED!”

SARGIE IS EATING!!

My cat, Sargie, had stopped eating. The vet thinks it’s kidney failure. If I could afford the $200 blood panel, she would know definitively. I use a transdermal ointment on his ears, each day alternating ears. SARGIE IS EATING!! I’ll take THAT every day of the week!!

Swanton War Memorial

“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”

“Mr. Mummy” Video Recommendation with Dr. Bob Brier

“Bob Brier, Egyptologist and Author Affectionately known as Mr. Mummy, Dr. Bob Brier is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology. As Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post in Brookville, New York, he has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world’s mostContinue reading ““Mr. Mummy” Video Recommendation with Dr. Bob Brier”

Pearl Milisci, Switchboard Operator’s, Office Burlington High School

“PEARL MILISCI OBITUARY PEARL E. MILISCI COLCHESTER: Pearl E. Milisci, 90, of Colchester, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Green Mountain Nursing Home. She was born in Colchester on Aug. 16, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Edith (Holtz) Proulx. Pearl retired from Burlington High School after 21 years as the switchboardContinue reading “Pearl Milisci, Switchboard Operator’s, Office Burlington High School”

Sargie Update #3

Sargie is barely eating and has had 2 saline solution treatments. Please send positive thoughts our way. He vomited all night on Wednesday. After talking to his vet, I brought him over on Friday for a bag of saline solution put into his body. Plus, she gave him an appetite inducer. She sent me homeContinue reading “Sargie Update #3”

Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery

When I filmed these children’s graves back in June 2021, several headstones were tipped forward. This made some of them unreadable. There were others that were leaning in other directions as well. In September 2022, people from the Howard Center and the Vermont Old Cemetery Association joined forces to straighten these headstones. I must sayContinue reading “Children’s Graves Revisited at Lakeview Cemetery”

The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation

“Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans toContinue reading “The Best Years of Our Lives: Film Recommendation”

Burlington High School Kitchen: To Be Demolished!

I was granted permission to film the INTERIOR of a few areas inside of A Building. These areas included the auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasium. I also filmed the kitchen and a very short video of the area where the switchboard operator, Pearl Milisci, had worked. I say “area” because that space had been enlarged. ThisContinue reading “Burlington High School Kitchen: To Be Demolished!”

Burlington High School Cafeteria: Soon To Be Demolished!

When I attended Burlington High School, there were long and heavy brown tables used as lunch tables. In fact, when I sat for the SATs, those same tables were used again. Nowadays, round tables are the norm. Each seats eight students. I have been told that the cafeteria is actually quieter now. Students are noContinue reading “Burlington High School Cafeteria: Soon To Be Demolished!”

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