Don't Miss These Fun
Horror Picture Show
Let's do the Time Warp Again! Thurs.,10/29,11pm, Davis Center 4th floor.
Free candy & entertainment on Halloween Night!
Sat.,10/31,10pm, Davis Center 4th floor.
Mysterious guides lead guests through the dark and foreboding forest,
where paths are lit by over 1,000 flickering Jack-O’-Lanterns.
Throughout their passage, visitors encounter strange
characters in a variety of scenes befitting the Halloween season.
Thurs. 10/22- Sat.,10/31, 7-10pm at the Catamount
Outdoor Family Center.
$12.50 per person.
of the Tower Walk
A frightful Halloween stroll through Ethan Allen Park, passing by the
Ethan Allen Tower (and going in if you dare!), highlighted with glowing
pumpkins and scary stories along the way! Sat.,10/17, 5:30- 9pm at
Ethan Allen Park on North Avenue. $3 per person.
City Ghost Walk
An evening of ghosts, haunts, and tragic stories as you walk back in
time to the early days of Burlington. Learn about a suicidal cook, a
captain of industry gone insane and a heroic firefighter, among many
other colorful characters and spooks. This tour is the perfect blend of
goose bumps, humor and history. Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights 7pm
10/15-10/31. Meet at City Hall Park. $13 per person. For more info call
leaders, students, and others race in
giant hollowed-out gourds, in a competition of size and speed. This
year’s event will also feature a Pumpkin Festival with food
activities and entertainment located on the Burlington Waterfront. Sun.
10/11, 10am-3pm. Free.
Your Own Pumpkins
Head down to Burlington's Intervale and pick your own pumpkins at Fat
Michell's Pumpkin Patch! Fun fall activities (pumpkin painting &
carving, hayrides, and giant pumpkin displays) throughout the season.
Open Tues. - Sun, 11am-5:30pm until Halloween.
We hope you have a fun and memorable Halloween.
Please keep these tips
in mind to keep yourself and your
friends safe and to help maintain peaceful & healthy neighborhoods.
If you plan to host a social gathering be
safe, be kind, be smart - check out the SGA's Party
Smart website for more info. Review local city
ordinances and know your social host liabilities and responsibilities.
Please encourage your guest to be respectful of your neighbors and
their property when walking to and from your apartment.
Plan how to get to and from your destination
safely. Ride CCTA
free by swiping your UVM ID or take a cab and pay for it with
CatScratch (Friendly Fare 330-8822 or
Community Voice: Vandalism In Our Neighborhoods
by Jay Taylor, class
Has your car been broken into, windows smashed, or
your neighborhood generally trashed? This fall Burlington residents
have woken up to find vandalism (often tied to property theft as in the
case with smashed car windows and items stolen from those cars) in
I have found trash cans tossed into my yard and
the pickets in my fence kicked in. Front Porch
e-newsletter, has been lighting up with student and long-time residents
sharing their disgust for the late-night actions of a few. In the South
Union neighborhood, several thousand dollars of loss from one type of
property crime has been particularly frustrating. The target - young
maple trees recently planted that lined the streets. Few of these trees
now remain and like the other vandalism, it is senseless and shows that
those responsible have no respect for the communities they are in.
what to do about this is the hardest
thing. For me, I simply pick up the broken pickets, take the trash and
trash cans out of my yard, and do my best to clean up. I'm in the
process of replacing my fence pickets and I see others in the
neighborhood restoring their property to its pre-vandalism condition in
an effort to show that they're not going to let their neighborhood look
that way for long. Take pride in the place you live in. I love it here
and have seen so many couples, families and students also loving
Burlington over the 5 years I have lived and worked here. It's
depressing when my niece wakes up and asks why our fence is broken, or
when folks go to their cars to go to work and find their windows
smashed in and belongings stolen. We all need to take pride in our
communities, aggressively call the police when we see or hear this
vandalism in progress, and stop the actions at the source if we ever
see one of our friends in the act. Be happy, enjoy this great place,
and take pride in your space and in this community that you share with
How you can
Branch Out Burlington
A group of volunteers who help plant and care
for the trees of Burlington. Their goal is to promote a vision of a
city graced by a variety of beautiful and healthy trees, and a
citizenry actively involved with the perpetual expansion and
preservation of our urban forest.
Friends and Neighbors to the Parallel Justice Program
The Parallel Justice program is
available to every victim of crime that occurred in Burlington since
July 1, 2006, even if the incident was not reported to the police.
Assistance might be as simple as a supportive conversation about the
incident or connecting someone to resources in the community, or as
involved as walking someone through the court process and ensuring
their basic needs are met.
Join the Graffiti Removal Team's Spooky
Come out Sat Oct 31st, 10am-noon, and paint out graffiti. Wear a
costume! Hand out candy and help make Burlington feel safer! RSVP here or call
865-7548 for more info.
Meet Other UVMer's at the Halloween Neighborhood Clean Up
Join us on Sunday Nov. 1st 11am-1pm for a neighborhood clean up and
show that you care! Breakfast provided. Meet at 12 Colchester Ave., 1st
flr. RSVP here.
Share Your Input on Burlington's Future!
What are the 6 most important places in your
neighborhood? What businesses/amentities would you like to see added to
downtown, and waterfront? The Burlington Planning Commission and the
Planning and Zoning Dept. are
resident input on the
re-write of the Municipal
Development Plan, the city’s long-range
vision for land-use and development. Be heard by attending the
Neighborhood Improvement Night. Only two left!
Ward 1 – Wednesday, 10/14, dinner: 6:30, assembly,
7 – 9:00pm, UVM, Waterman Bldg, Memorial Lounge
Ward 5 – Wednesday, 10/21, dinner: 6:00, assembly,
6:30 – 8:30pm, Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine St.
Each NIN is hosted by the Neighborhood
Planning Assembly, grassroots
neighborhood organizations that were established in each of
Burlington’s seven Wards to encourage citizen participation in City
government. Stay tuned for a online survey! For more info: 865-7172