It's Partly Cloudy and 27.7 degrees in Burlington, VT. Today's forecast: Partly cloudy throughout the day. Today's high will be 44.65 °F and tonight's low will be 35.19 °F. Sunset will be at 06:52 PM.
March 8 in Vermont History 📅
Mass. Gen. Conn. relinquishes all claims to Vermont, 1781
- Vermont Defeats Maine 61-50 in America East Tourney via New York Times
Everett Duncan and Anthony Lamb scored 19 points apiece and top-seeded Vermont beat eighth-seeded Maine 61-50 in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tourney on Saturday night.
Saturday, March 07, 2020 10:05 PM
- Rethinking the Primary System via New York Times
Readers react to an editorial in favor of ranked-choice voting and offer their own ideas for a better way to elect a president.
Saturday, March 07, 2020 05:08 PM
- Off Message Aden Haji Unseats Incumbent in Burlington School Board Race via Seven Days
He was endorsed by the Vermont Progressive Party and by Rights & Democracy ... More than 150 people showed, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was the keynote speaker. Related Burlington Town Hall Featuring Bernie Sanders Draws New American Crowd Burlington Town Hall Featuring Bernie Sanders Draws New American Crowd At that event, Haji promoted ...
Sunday, March 08, 2020 07:15 AM
- Vermont cheeses win big via WCAX3
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont cheesemakers won big at the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest this week. The bi-annual competition held in Wisconsin, awarded over 20 Vermont cheeses with ribbons. Vermont Creamery took home three awards and two coveted Best-in-Class titles. Other winners include Cabot Creamery, Cellars at Jasper Hill ...
Saturday, March 07, 2020 02:34 PM
- "Rally for Medicaid" takes aim at OneCare Vermont via WCAX3
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Recipients and supporters of Medicaid protested the privatization of Vermont's health care system on Saturday afternoon. The "Rally for Medicaid" demonstrations took place at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington and on the Dartmouth Green in Hanover, New Hampshire. They were hosted by Vermont Workers’ Center.
Sunday, March 08, 2020 01:27 AM
- 🎓 Education
Open House via Seven Days
at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
Parents and potential students check out a dynamic program that includes Hebrew language instruction, hands-on learning and more for kids ages 5 through 11.
Sun., March 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
- ♟ Games
'The Crossword Show' via Seven Days
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" writer Zach Sherwin presides as three panelists solve a puzzle live onstage.
Sun., March 8, 6 p.m.
- 🎟 Theater
'Jesus Christ Superstar' via Seven Days
at Very Merry Theatre
Very Merry Theatre teens stage the rock opera, which relates the Gospel's version of the last week of Jesus' life.
Sun., March 8, 6-8 p.m.
- 🏳️🌈 LGBTQ
LGBTQ Fiber Arts Group via Seven Days
at Pride Center of Vermont
A knitting, crocheting and weaving session welcomes all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations and skill levels.
Second and Fourth Sunday of every month, 12-2 p.m.
- 🎪 Fairs & Festivals
Burlington Irish Heritage Festival via Seven Days
at Various Chittenden County locations
The best of Ireland comes to the Queen City and surrounding areas via music, dance, workshops and presentations. See burlingtonirishheritage.org for details.
Through March 27
- 🗣 Language
'Dimanches' French Conversation via Seven Days
at Fletcher Free Library
Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual drop-in chat.
Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 24
- 🏘 Community
Members Pick via Seven Days
at Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga
Sessions in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh include sitting and walking meditation, a short reading, and open sharing.
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- 🥦 Health & Fitness
Spiral Energetics via Seven Days
at Silk Swing Studio
This viscoelastic yoga practice incorporating hammock and twin tail suspensions is designed to work with the body's natural inclination to swing, bounce, push and pull.
Wednesdays, Fridays, 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays, 4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 27
- 🎟 Theater
'Marie and Rosetta' via Seven Days
at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a critical influence on the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles. This Vermont Stage production of George Brant's play chronicles her first rehearsal with Marie Knight, with whom she would form one of the most revered musical duos in American history.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through March 22
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Rebecca's Corner 💭
Hello BTV Daily subscribers! I will be filling in for Dave this week on Dave’s corner. My first “Rebecca’s Corner” falls on the day when we spring ahead, losing one hour of sleep for an hour of sunshine. I had originally thought that Daylight Saving Time was implemented as a way to coordinate train schedules. I also heard that it was instituted to give farmers more daylight to tend to their crops and livestock. It turns out neither of these are true!
Daylight Saving Time was started during World War I (1916) in Germany as a way to conserve energy. However, the idea had been advocated far earlier than that. A British builder, William Willett, campaigned for the idea as early as 1905. He just wanted folks to be able to enjoy the summer sun longer. Even one of this country’s founding fathers had an opinion about extending the daylight hours. Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical essay in 1784 arguing that Parisians could save money on candles if they started their day earlier.
The United States first implemented Daylight Saving Time on March 31, 1918 as a wartime effort to preserve energy. However, after the war ended, Daylight Saving Time was very unpopular and as a result the law was repealed by Congressional override of President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. Daylight Saving Time remained a local option, but did not come back into nation wide until World War II, renamed “War Time.” After the war ended, Daylight Saving Time usage fell back to local control until 1966 with the passing of the Uniform Time Act. The law did not mandate the usage of Daylight Saving Time—it just standardized when it would run.
Daylight Saving Time has a quirky and interesting history that could not all make it into today's corner. Whether you support or dislike it, it is fun to know the strange path it took to becoming a part of our society. If you’re curious, here are a couple links to explore the history on your own:
8 Things You May Not Know Know About Daylight Saving Time
The Odd History of Changing Our Clocks
Latest Issues from SeeClickFix 👁
- Trash or Illegal Dumping
Guy is burning trash in his front yard.
32 Batchelder St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Saturday, March 07, 2020 06:45 PM
- Graffiti on BED equipment
black spray paint on electrical box next to street light between 32 and 46 chittenden drive
46 Chittenden Dr Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Saturday, March 07, 2020 01:37 PM
- Street Pavement Condition
Section of road has been incompletely filled after having been dug up or asphalt has settled after filling leaving a sizable depression on the road. The section of road spans the entire lane and is quite an impact at 25 mph.
834 North Ave Burlington 05408, United States
Saturday, March 07, 2020 01:00 PM
- Other Electrical
green box tipped over
236 Main St Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:52 PM
The roof is basically collapsing at the self wash part of this car wash. It’s crazy that patrons are still allowed in there. Someone is going to get hurt when the roof fully collapses.
209 Riverside Ave Burlington 05404, United States
Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:07 PM
- Graffiti on private property
Lots of graffiti on the East side of the big yellow red and blue building where it connects to roof of building next door.
115–135 North St Burlington 05401, United States
Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:05 PM
- Street Pavement Condition
Large pothole at corner of Intervale and oak
59–199 Oak St Burlington 05401, United States
Saturday, March 07, 2020 12:02 PM
- Street Pavement Condition
Pothole in northbound lane next to a parking spot.
160 Pine St Burlington 05401, United States
Saturday, March 07, 2020 06:23 AM
Random Burlingtonian Quote of the Day 📝
A philosophy has no private store of knowledge or methods for attaining truth, so it has no private access to good. As it accepts knowledge and principles from those competent in science and inquiry, it accepts the goods that are diffused in human experience. It has no Mosaic or Pauline authority of revelation entrusted to it. But it has the authority of intelligence, of criticism of these common and natural goods.
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