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flowers http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/992/all en New Open Meetings Law raises questions http://addisonindependent.com/201405new-open-meetings-law-raises-questions <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MONTPELIER &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a bill that makes changes to the state&rsquo;s open meeting laws; some organizations have raised concerns that the new law will decrease transparency in government.</span></p> <p> The intention of the law is to modernize the state&rsquo;s open meeting laws, which Shumlin said have not been significantly updated in several decades.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23630">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405new-open-meetings-law-raises-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County do-over flowers H.497 Open Meetings Shumlin Vermont Press Association Thu, 29 May 2014 14:22:07 +0000 Zach Despart 23630 at http://addisonindependent.com The Outside Story: Sneaky plants trick gullible ants http://addisonindependent.com/201405outside-story-sneaky-plants-trick-gullible-ants <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Howard Krum </div> </div> </div> <p>I don&rsquo;t trust flowers.</p> <p>There are grounds for my suspicion; flowering plants are proven masters of deception. For instance, the sundew uses sparkling droplets of sticky &ldquo;faux dew&rdquo; to ensnare and digest curious flies; bee orchids dupe male wasps into wasting their copulatory efforts on floral structures that look and smell like a female wasp. And what about humans? As I labor on behalf of flowers, fertilizing, tilling, watering and sweating, I sometimes wonder if I&rsquo;m being led down the proverbial garden path. <em>Exactly who&rsquo;s cultivating whom?</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23531">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201405outside-story-sneaky-plants-trick-gullible-ants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County flowers Krum Outside story Mon, 26 May 2014 11:34:26 +0000 Zach Despart 23531 at http://addisonindependent.com Friends open Bristol flower shop http://addisonindependent.com/201110friends-open-bristol-flower-shop <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9492" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110friends-open-bristol-flower-shop"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/flowershop7552.thumbnail.jpg" alt="flowershop7552.jpg" title="flowershop7552.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ERIN HEFFERNAN, LEFT, and Dani Bluteau recently opened Scentsations, a new flower and craft shop on Main Street in Bristol. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"> BRISTOL &mdash; Since high school graduation, Starksboro&rsquo;s Dani Bluteau has dreamed of opening her own flower shop. The idea sparked when she organized flowers for a friend&rsquo;s wedding.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> &ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;If I could do this for a living &hellip; this would be awesome,&rsquo;&rdquo; said Bluteau. &ldquo;Everybody loves (flowers). They make people&rsquo;s day and there&rsquo;s a need for them for every occasion.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9460">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110friends-open-bristol-flower-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol business flowers local Thu, 06 Oct 2011 16:00:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 9460 at http://addisonindependent.com