Friday, December 27, 2013

Featured Listing – 31 Laurel Court, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4329347)

Remodeled New North End Burlington home
31 Laurel Court, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4329347)
Price: $309,900


More information for this property:
31 Laurel Ct, Burlington, VT 05401
Type House
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full
Square Footage 2,330
Lot Size 14,810
Year Built 1970
Taxes $5347
MLS# 4329347

Description
This one won't last long! The owner has remodeled this wonderful home that is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood. Tastefully updated items include; carpets, appliances, granite countertops,painting,and much more. Upstairs you'll find a large and open living room, three spacious and bright bedrooms, and a fantastic recently updated kitchen with plenty of natural light. Downstairs you will enjoy the 950 SF of living space with cool retro bar, wet bar, full bath, and finished living space. An egress window was also recently added which provides the opportunity for a 4th bedroom on the basement level! Enjoy family time, entertaining, or just relaxing in the spacious and private yard and 3 season porch. Attached two car garage.

More information for this property:
31 Laurel Ct, Burlington, VT 05401

Chris Hurd - Burlington VT Real Estate

  Call Chris at 802.238.5256 for inquiries.
  Visit us at: www.chrishurdvt.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Events in Burlington, Vermont – December 20th – 22nd

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...
burlcollegeplunkettFriday, December 20th, 2013

Breakfast With Christine Plunkett

Residents join Burlington College's president for the first meal of the day to learn about current activities, ask questions or voice concerns. Friday, December 20, 8–9:30AM at Burlington College in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Tango Milonga

No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, December 20, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

Homework Help

First through eighth graders get help with reading, math and science assignments from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students. Friday, December 20, 3–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Music With Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Friday, December 20, 10:30–11AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.


Saturday, December 21st, 2013

'Vermont's Own 'Nutcracker''

Under company director Alexander Nagiba, the Vermont Ballet Theater welcomes guest artist Samuel Wilson of the Dance Theatre of Harlem to interpret the Christmas Eve adventures of Clara. Saturday, December 21: 2PM, 7PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $22-35

Bike Jam

Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Saturday, December 21, 9AM–1PM at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free.

FrostFest at ECHO

Animal-care demos, upcycled craft activities, themed story times and snowball fights augment the museum's exhibit offerings. Saturday, December 21, 10AM–5PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under.

Burlington Winter Farmers Market

Farmers, artisans and producers offer fresh and prepared foods, crafts and more in a bustling indoor marketplace with live music, lunch seating and face painting. Saturday, December 21, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturday, December 21, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

BCA Holiday Artist Market

More than 30 local artists display an array of handmade wares for a unique shopping experience. Saturday, December 21, 10AM–6PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Free

Christmas Dinner & Dance

Diners feast on a meal of prime rib or scallops, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert. Live music by Phil ’n the Blanks follows. Cocktail hour, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 6–11PM at Elks Lodge in Burlington. $20. More info: 802-862-1342

'The SantaLand Diaries'

Local actor Joseph Grabon interprets David Sedaris' famed essay about his stint as a Macy's elf during the holidays in this Bad Quarto production. Saturday, December 21, 7PM at Radio Bean in Burlington. $10-15; limited seating.

Winter Solstice Sacred Sound Practice

Using a crystal singing bowl, Heidi Champney leads an evening of guided song and chanting. Saturday, December 21, 7–8:30PM at Jenke Arts in Burlington. Donations.

A Solstice Craft

Little ones ages 5 and up transform a clear glass jar into a "stained glass" candleholder with provided materials. Saturday, December 21, 10AM–12PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free

Preschool Art Class

Mini Picassos ages 3 to 5 and their adult caregivers get creative with painting, clay sculpting, collage and more. Saturday, December 21, 10–11AM at Davis Studio in Burlington. $20; preregister: http://www.davisstudiovt.com/

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturday, December 21, 10:30AM–12PM at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.blu-bin.com/about/2-events

VCAM Access Orientation

Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. Saturday, December 21, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

The Poetry Experience

Creative prompts inspire writers to put pen to paper, after which they share stanzas in a supportive environment. Saturday, December 21, 1–3PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Holiday Concert

Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter’s Heart, a concert combining ancient and modern-day songs and carols to honor this season. Christ Church Presbyterian, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15 suggested donation.


Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

'Vermont's Own 'Nutcracker''

Under company director Alexander Nagiba, the Vermont Ballet Theater welcomes guest artist Samuel Wilson of the Dance Theatre of Harlem to interpret the Christmas Eve adventures of Clara. Sunday, December 22: 1PM, 6PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $22-35

FrostFest at ECHO

Animal-care demos, upcycled craft activities, themed story times and snowball fights augment the museum's exhibit offerings. Sunday, December 22, 10AM–5PM at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids 2 and under.

Spiritual Healing & Energy-Uplifting Meditation

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Cynthia Warwick Seiler facilitates this lighthearted session aimed at accessing intuition, clarity and awareness. Sunday, December 22, 11AM–12PM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

BCA Holiday Artist Market

More than 30 local artists display an array of handmade wares for a unique shopping experience. Sunday, December 22, 12–6PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

'The SantaLand Diaries'

Local actor Joseph Grabon interprets David Sedaris' famed essay about his stint as a Macy's elf during the holidays in this Bad Quarto production. Sunday, December 22, 2–3PM at Soul Fire Studio in Burlington. $10-15; limited seating.

Victoria Fraser

The acclaimed ceremonial performance artist presents "Holy Christmas, The Christmas Cycle: The Miraculous Child." Sunday, December 22, 3PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

Homework Help

First through eighth graders get help with reading, math and science assignments from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students. Sunday, December 22, 2–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Jambo! African-Style Teen Dance Party

Middle and high school students boogie down at this multicultural meet-up. Sunday, December 22, 6–9PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $3-5.

RU12? Fiber Arts Group

A knitting, crocheting and weaving session welcomes all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations and skill levels. Sunday, December 22, 12PM at RU12? Community Center in Burlington. Free

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous fran├žais? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sunday, December 22, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.
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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Featured Listing – 365 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4324500)

A Burlington South-End brick colonial with a fireplace!
365 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4324500)
Price: $450,000

Type House
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full
Square Footage 2232
Lot Size 6098
Year Built 1920
Taxes $7350.68
MLS# 4324500

Description
Glorious South-End, brick colonial with seasonal lake views and an accessory apartment: your dream home just became a reality. Meticulously well maintained interior and exterior alike. Gleaming hardwood floors, natural woodwork throughout and a wood-burning fire place make this home warm and inviting. Enjoy evenings on your front porch swing or watching the sunset from the west-facing, second floor screened porch. Bonus room is plumbed for heat and would make a brilliant study overlooking the professionally landscaped backyard. Newer high-efficiency boiler, insulation & many efficiency upgrades. The sleeping floor boasts a screened porch, built-ins, laundry hook-ups and two full baths. This classic home is an oasis in the city and within walking distance to everything Burlington has to offer. Apartment has it's own entrance, produces reliable income and creates an affordable opportunity to a variety of buyers. Look no further, this is the house you've been searching for.

More information for this property:
365 South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401 (MLS # 4324500)

Chris Hurd - Burlington VT Real Estate

  Call Chris at 802.238.5256 for inquiries.
  Visit us at: www.chrishurdvt.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Events in Burlington, Vermont – December 6th – 8th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Friday, December 6th, 2013

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DsantosVT Salsa Social

Cross-cultural rhythms — including salsa, reggaeton, kizomba and bachata — get feet moving and hips shaking. Free lessons, 8-9 p.m.; music, 9 p.m.-midnight. Friday, December 6, 8–11:59PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $5.

Rally for Robin Hood Tax & HIV/AIDS Resources

On a procession between the offices of senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, locals call attention to a proposed tax on international bankers, the profits from which would address pressing global issues. Friday, December 6, 2PM at Starts on Church Street at Senator Bernie Sanders’ office and concludes at Senator Patrick Leahy’s office in Burlington. Free.

HomeShare Vermont Informational Session

Those interested in homesharing and/or caregiving programs meet with staff to learn more. Community Room. Friday, December 6, 3PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Tango Milonga

No partner is required for welcoming the weekend in the Argentine tradition. Wear clean, soft-soled shoes. Introductory session, 7-7:45 p.m.; dance, 7:45-10 p.m. Friday, December 6, 7–10PM at North End Studios in Burlington. $7.

'Ticket to Ride'

The newest installment of Warren Miller's legendary film series takes skiers and riders on an action-packed journey to the world's most daunting peaks. Friday, December 6: 6:30PM, 9:30PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $19.27.

'God Loves Uganda'

Roger Ross Williams' award-winning documentary follows an American evangelical campaign to bring Christian-right beliefs to African culture. Friday, December 6, 6:30–8:30PM at RU12? Community Center in Burlington. Free.

COTS Tree Sale

Locals support the Committee on Temporary Shelter with the purchase of fresh-cut balsams from the Northeast Kingdom. Friday, December 6, 7AM at City Market in Burlington. $35.

Homework Help

First through eighth graders get help with reading, math and science assignments from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students. Friday, December 6, 3–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Music With Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Friday, December 6, 10:30–11AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Youth Yoga

Yogis ages 14 through 17 hit the mat for a stretching session. Friday, December 6, 4–5PM at Jenke Arts in Burlington. Free.

Charity Hilarity Fundraiser

The Spark Improv Troupe presents its fun, freewheeling comedy show (in the style of “Whose Line is it, Anyway?”) for a great cause! And they'll be joined onstage by Spark Arts' brand NEW second improv troupe! All proceeds from the performance will benefit Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN), a local nonprofit that increases public access to community gardening and local food resources. Friday, December 6, 8PM at Skinny Pancake in Burlington. $10. 18+. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/565823620146440/

'Chittenango'

UVM students stage an original play written and directed by Taylor Gregory. Friday, December 6, 7:30–8:30PM at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $1.

'Pinocchio'

National Marionette Theatre performs Carlo Collodi's epic tale about a puppet who yearns to become a real boy. Friday, December 6: 3:30 – 4:30PM, 6 – 7PM at Mater Christi School in Burlington. $8; $30 per family; preregister: www.mcschool.org

'Winter Tales'

Under the direction of Cristina Alicea, this seasonal celebration of stories and songs features Vermont Stage Company actors and singer Tom MacKenzie. Friday, December 6, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.08-33.75.

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Recycled Crafts Workshop

Folks sip hot chocolate and put a personal touch on handmade gifts at this crafty meet-up. Some materials provided. Saturday, December 7, 10AM–12PM at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Donations of nonperishable food items benefit COTS.

Burlington Westie Dance

Movers and shakers don quirky outfits for a "Clothes You Don't Wear" theme at this west coast swing dance party. Introductory lesson, 6:30-7 p.m.; swing workshop, 7-8 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 6:30–11PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $7-10.

Introduction to Ecological Design & Permaculture

Ecological designer Lily Jacobson outlines ways to positively impact the ecosystem — from backyard homesteads to alternative wastewater treatment. Saturday, December 7, 1–4PM at Burlington Cohousing in Burlington. $5-12.

Burlington Winter Farmers Market

Farmers, artisans and producers offer fresh and prepared foods, crafts and more in a bustling indoor marketplace with live music, lunch seating and face painting. Saturday, December 7, 10AM–2PM at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

Silent Auction & Pancake Breakfast

Diners fill up on flapjacks and applesauce, then bid on a diverse offering of holiday gift items. Saturday, December 7, 8:30–11:30AM at Sustainability Academy, Lawrence Barnes School in Burlington. $5-8; $15 per family.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturday, December 7, 9–10AM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

Bella Voce Holiday Concert

Under the direction of Dawn Willis and accompanied by the Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble, the all-female ensemble presents works by Ola Gjeilo in "Ding! Dong! Merrily on High." Saturday, December 7, 8PM at First Baptist Church in Burlington. $15-18 at door, Advance tickets available through Flynntix.

COTS Tree Sale

Locals support the Committee on Temporary Shelter with the purchase of fresh-cut balsams from the Northeast Kingdom. Saturday, December 7, 7AM at City Market in Burlington. $35.

81st Annual Holiday Bazaar

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington hosts their 81st Annual Holiday Bazaar. Enjoy food, craft vendors and a silent auction. Free and open to the public. First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl Street, Burlington. 9 a.m.-2 p.m

Claude Lehman Holiday Pottery Sale

Art lovers nosh on light refreshments as they browse unique wheel-thrown ceramic wares. Saturday, December 7, 10AM at Claude Lehman Pottery in Burlington. Free.

Printed Holiday Cards Workshop

Attendees enliven the season of giving with personalized block prints for cards, gift tags, invitations and wrapping paper. Saturday, December 7, 10AM–12PM at Davis Studio in Burlington. $24 includes materials.

Preschool Art Class

Budding Picassos ages 3 to 5 and their adult caregivers get creative with painting, clay sculpting, collage and more. Saturday, December 7, 10–11AM at Davis Studio in Burlington. $20; preregister: http://www.davisstudiovt.com/

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturday, December 7, 10:30AM–12PM at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.blu-bin.com/about/2-events

VCAM Access Orientation

Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. Saturday, December 7, 11AM–1PM at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free

'Beauty and the Beast'

The award-winning National Marionette Theatre adapts Jean Cocteau's 1946 film about what lies beyond physical appearances. Saturday, December 7: 11AM, 2PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $5-10.

'Winter Tales'

Under the direction of Cristina Alicea, this seasonal celebration of stories and songs features Vermont Stage Company actors and folk singer Patti Casey. Saturday, December 7: 2PM, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.08-33.75; $55 for Sunday night gala.

The Poetry Experience

Creative prompts inspire writers to put pen to paper, after which they share stanzas in a supportive environment. Saturday, December 7, 1–3PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

VT Comedy Club: Kyle Kinane Standup Comedy

Sunday, December 8, 8PM at Club Metronome in Burlington. $15. 18+.

Advanced West Coast Swing Topics

In a sequences of workshops, Danielle Lindblom gives step-by-step instruction in hip catches, head ducks and more. See featherlightdance.com for details. Sunday, December 8, 1–5PM at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10-30.

Student Choreography Showcase

UVM dance composition students perform original works. Sunday, December 8, 7–8:30PM at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free

Spiritual Healing & Energy-Uplifting Meditation

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Cynthia Warwick Seiler facilitates this lighthearted session aimed at accessing intuition, clarity and awareness. Sunday, December 8, 11AM–12PM at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

Bella Voce Holiday Concert

Under the direction of Dawn Willis and accompanied by the Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble, the all-female ensemble presents works by Ola Gjeilo in "Ding! Dong! Merrily on High." Saturday, December 7, 8PM at First Baptist Church in Burlington. $15-18 at door, Advance tickets available through Flynntix.

COTS Tree Sale

Locals support the Committee on Temporary Shelter with the purchase of fresh-cut balsams from the Northeast Kingdom. Sunday, December 8, 7AM at City Market in Burlington. $35.

Ecumenical Holiday Carol Sing

Advent and Christmas anthems performed by local choirs complement a community sing-along. Sunday, December 8, 7PM at Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Burlington. Free

Claude Lehman Holiday Pottery Sale

Art lovers nosh on light refreshments as they browse unique wheel-thrown ceramic wares. Sunday, December 8, 10AM at Claude Lehman Pottery in Burlington. Free.

'Winter's Warm Music: A Celebration of Yuletide'

The UVM Concert Choir and Catamount Singers interpret holiday standards. Marble Court. Sunday, December 8, 2–3PM at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Homework Help

First through eighth graders get help with reading, math and science assignments from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students. Sunday, December 8, 2–6PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Jambo! African-Style Teen Dance Party

Middle and high school students boogie down at this multicultural meet-up. Sunday, December 8, 6–9PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $3-5.

RU12? Fiber Arts Group

Creative types of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations and skill levels convene for knitting, crocheting, weaving and more. Sunday, December 8, 12PM at RU12? Community Center in Burlington. Free

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous fran├žais? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sunday, December 8, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

'Beauty and the Beast'

The award-winning National Marionette Theatre adapts Jean Cocteau's 1946 film about what lies beyond physical appearances. Sunday, December 8: 11AM, 2PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $5-10.

'Winter Tales'

Under the direction of Cristina Alicea, this seasonal celebration of stories and songs features Vermont Stage Company actors and folk singer Patti Casey. Sunday, December 8: 2PM, 6PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.08-33.75; $55 for Sunday night gala.

Jane Austen in Vermont: Birthday Tea & Lecture

Austen enthusiasts join guest lecturer UVM professor Rebecca McLaughlin, who presents "Dear Jane: How Do I Choose the Right Spouse? Or, Why Does Mr. Darcy Get the Girl?" at this cup-and-saucer affair. Sunday, December 8, 2–5PM at Hauke Campus Center, Champlain College in Burlington. $5-30; preregister: http://janeausteninvermont.wordpress.com/

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun