My daugter, age 22, is in trouble a long, long way from home (Burlington, VT; her mom and I are in middle GA) with the family car. She had an accident, her fault. Nobody was hurt, thank heavens, but she was arrested (for the record, not DUI) and the car was towed off and impounded. It is pretty badly damaged and not driveable. There's no other car to use. The disabled one is running up a $50 per day impound fee which I need to stop as soon as I can. Probably I should just give it to a junkyard and let them haul it off, but I've got no notion how to arrange that. More important, what can I do from here to help my girl? Can I find her an attorney by remote control somehow? What else should I be thinking about? Ideas and advice? I would be very grateful!
posted by jfuller
on May 11, 2013 -
I have NYC-Boston down to a science. Now please help me figure out the other end of my trip to the suburbs in a sane fashion. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Jan 14, 2013 -
We need a sanity check on this trip, please! My partner and I are planning on getting out of South Carolina by this summer. We know we'd like to live further north, but there are five places we're considering and we're trying to plan the most economical yet useful trip to help us decide. So: what is the cheapest way to visit Pittsburgh, PA, Syracuse, NY, Burlington, VT, Portland, ME, and Providence, RI in a week? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt
on Feb 7, 2012 -
I just moved to the Burlington, VT. I don't know a lot of people here and I certainly don't have the lay of the land yet.
Who is the best _________ in Burlington? Please fill in the blank with hairstylist/honest auto mechanic/housekeeper/shoe repair guy/guy who makes the best local maple syrup/lady who sells the best homemade cookies/gynecologist/eye doctor/barista/dentist/other person who makes your life better because they do what they do so well you would travel back to VT just to let them do their thing for you if you moved out of state.
All other recommendations on how to settle into VT life after extended time in NYC welcome as well.
posted by slateyness
on Aug 31, 2011 -
Does anyone have recommendations for a good tailor or seamstress in the Hamilton/Burlington area? [more inside]
posted by janepanic
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Layover in Burlington, VT - Where can I check my bags so that I can just walk around with my laptop. Where should I go hang out for four hours or so? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog
on May 30, 2011 -
BostonMetroFilter: My job may be moving from New York to Burlington, MA soon. If I decide to keep the job and relocate, where in the Boston area should I live? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 7, 2011 -
My Uncle has decreed that we will be eating out this Christmas. So, I need a recommendation for a nice restaurant serving Christmas dinner somewhere near the QEW, probably between Stoney Creek and Burlington. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles
on Dec 14, 2010 -
Where should I and my girlfriend live in or around Burlington, VT while I attend UVM as a doctoral student? [more inside]
posted by scrim
on Apr 5, 2010 -
I want to go to there, but I need your advice on where "there" is. Starting point: Toronto. Range: any land within 100 km (60-ish miles) of High Park, but I can go further for something really special. Means of transport: my trusty steed
. Time frame: now until November-ish. I'm looking for great routes or awesome destinations, urban, rural or suburban, like the best roti in Scarborough, a tiny potter's studio somewhere in Peel, or a gorgeous path by some body of water that isn't Lake Ontario. I want to go somewhere to do something neat, like picking apples or riding horses. And this is not Torontofilter or bikefilter.
I'm looking for creative ideas from anyone, anywhere. [more inside]
posted by maudlin
on Sep 25, 2009 -
Approximately how long would it take to ride a bicycle from Burlington to Vergennes, VT at a leisurely pace? Also, is it a hilly route? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Hi, MeFi's collective oracle.
I was wondering if anyone out there has ever successfully rented as vacation accommodations a dorm room from either UVM, Burlington College or Goddard College in Burlington, Vermont. I'm planning a Memorial-Day getaway there and, because my needs are few, I figured that staying in a dorm room might be the most cost-effective option.
Any tips, tricks or other insights would be gratefully received!
posted by Ylajali
on Apr 26, 2009 -
How's life in Burlington, VT?
I was in Burlington this past weekend and was very pleasantly surprised. Ignorant and judgmental as I am, I was sure it would be a bummer hippy-town where dreadlocked kids would crowd the sidewalks, using falafels as hacky sacks.
Instead, I felt like the place had some soul. It certainly felt alive, with lots of different kinds of people in the downtown area. And while I did overhear a tourist couple ask the woman serving them coffee where they could buy a glass pipe, I didn't see any head shops. But I did see some decent looking restaurants.
So - can anyone fill me in? Is Burlington on the upswing? What's like like there (or around there) for the post-college, pre-retirement set? Thanks in advance.
posted by subpixel
on Jul 22, 2008 -
What recommendations do you have for a housewarming gift in Burlington, VT? [more inside]
posted by Read
on Feb 25, 2008 -
I'm thinking of moving from seattle, going out east. My initial thoughts are of Burlington Vermont, but my company also has a branch in Buffalo New York. Can anyone give me an idea of what the cities are like/have to offer? I also work as an EMT (any idea on the EMS services in those areas?) and will be going on to be an RN. So ideas on decent school options/length of residency? [more inside]
posted by andywolf
on Aug 13, 2006 -
Traveling alone to Toronto/Burlington ON for the first time in late July. I've never been to Canada at all. Tips please for a slightly nervous traveler. [more inside]
posted by yoga
on Apr 14, 2006 -
Spending the weekend in Burlington, Vermont. Any suggestions on getting off the beaten path / weird museums / tours / cool pubs appreciated.
posted by yoga
on Oct 21, 2004 -