Tony Shull and Rick Rivers Perform Summer Concert

Author: Kristin D’Agostino | Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Last Thursday the familiar words of the Beatles, Elvis Presley and Hank Williams filled the garden as CSSL resident Tony Shull and his friend Rick Rivers performed a summertime concert for an audience of about thirty residents.  Hotel Vermont manager Hans van Wees brought over the hotel’s ever-so-popular vintage ice cream cart that residents recognized …

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Happily Ever After: Preschoolers and CSSL Residents Create Storytime Memories

Author: Kristin D’Agostino | Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Yesterday we had a visit from Andrea Bizon’s preschool class at the Burlington YMCA.  The class- which consisted of nine children ages 3-5- enjoyed an hour-long visit in the CSSL garden.   Residents read stories and shared laughs.  Snacks were enjoyed.  The day culminated with plenty of running and jumping in the grass (for those under …

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Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Author: Kristin D'Agostino | Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Labor of Love: Champlain Leather Owner Nancy Kirby  Shares Tales from a Lifetime of Leather-Making

Captivating!” was how one resident described last Wednesday’s presentation by Champlain Leather owner Nancy Kirby, and she wasn’t exaggerating. Kirby wowed us by bringing a wide range of strange and fascinating vintage objects she’s collected during her more than forty years working as a leather artisan. From taxidermied frogs to swatches of alligator skin; fur …

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