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editor ’ s note

Celebrate Summer If you’re as happy as I am to welcome summer, you’ll want to fill the season with lots of fun things to do and places to go. From a patriotic 4th of July picnic and fireworks to the thrilling Champlain Valley Fair during the last week of August (page 28), mark your calendars now so you don’t miss any of the excitement. While you’re out and about, why not hitch a ride on one of the Lake Champlain Ferries and enjoy a day exploring New York across the lake? Writer Mark Aiken delves into this interesting company beginning on page 64 and learns about the ferry named for his great-grandfather. On Thursday evenings during July and August, head out to Intervale to enjoy local food, friends, and music at Summervale (page 58). The folks at Saint Michael’s Playhouse have some spectacular shows lined up for the season (page 24), so consider taking in the classic Arsenic and Old Lace or reminiscing with the music of Johnny Cash in Ring of Fire. We’re also visiting South Village, a new development offering much more than just beautiful homes (page 50). Most of the acreage will not be developed but will feature fields for growing crops, preserved wetlands, walking trails, and a solar array. Residents love the sense of community and the idea of living in a planned, environmentally friendly neighborhood. Last but not least, we know you’ll like reading about the good work of the personnel at Burlington’s Coast Guard Station (page 38). Whatever you do this summer, the rest of the staff and I wish you many happy days filled with sunshine. Enjoy!

Deborah Thompson Editor

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Summer 2014 / Best of Burlington


Best of Burlington - Summer 2014  

Read about the Burlington Coast Guard Station, the South Village, Lake Champlain and more in the Summer 2014 edition of Best of Burlington.