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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Burlington, Vermont

 

Get ready, Burlington, Vermont — the Solar Eclipse is on its way! With less than a week remaining until we witness a total polarity eclipse, it’s time to make sure you’re fully prepared. To assist you in making the most of this incredible event, we’ve pulled together a comprehensive guide highlighting the best viewing spots and where to purchase your essential viewing glasses!

When exactly is the total solar eclipse? The eclipse begins at 2:14pm on Monday, April 8th, and ends at 4:37pm. Totality, when the moon will be completely blocking the sun and can be viewed without eclipse glasses, is from 3:26-3:29pm.

Get your viewing glasses at Healthy Living Market 

 

Free viewing spots:

 

— Waterfront Park | Burlington

— Oakledge Park | Burlington

— Battery Park | Burlington

— Maple Street Park | Essex Junction

— Airport Park | Colchester

— Shelburne Bay Park | Shelburne

 

Festivals & Ticketed Events:

 

— Totality at Hula

Hula Lakeside

April 7 at 3-5 p.m., April 8 at 12-5 p.m.

 

— Community Solar Eclipse Picnic at SAVU Lakeside

April 8th from 3-5pm

 

— Solar Eclipse Festival

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

April 5-9

 

— Astronomical

BCA Center

April 6, 6-7:30 p.m

 

— Solar Eclipse Party: Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun

The Venetian Soda Lounge

April 8, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m

 

— Solar Eclipse After Party with Lady Moon & The Eclipse

Higher Ground

April 8, 7 p.m.

 

— Illuminate Vermont

Market Street in South Burlington

April 5-6, 5-9 p.m.

 

— Moonshadow: An Eclipse Viewing Experience

Shelburne Vineyard

April 8, 1-5 p.m.

 

— Solar Eclipse at Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum

April 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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    Spring into a Fresh Start: Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home

    As the chilly grip of winter loosens and the days grow longer, there's a sense of renewal in the air. Spring is not just a time for blooming flowers and chirping birds; it's also the perfect opportunity to refresh your living space. At Geri Reilly Real Estate, we understand the importance of a clean and organized home in creating a positive environment for you and your family. That's why we've put together a comprehensive guide to help you tackle your spring cleaning with ease and efficiency.

    1. Declutter First

    Before diving into the nitty-gritty of cleaning, it's essential to declutter your space. Go through each room and set aside items that you no longer need or use. Donate or recycle what you can and dispose of the rest responsibly. Decluttering not only creates more physical space but also promotes mental clarity and reduces stress.

    2. Create a Cleaning Schedule

    Break down your spring cleaning tasks into manageable chunks and create a schedule to tackle them over several days or weekends. This approach prevents overwhelm and allows you to focus on one area at a time. Be sure to include tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and organizing in your schedule.

    3. Start from the Top Down

    When cleaning each room, start from the top and work your way down. Begin by dusting ceiling fans, light fixtures, and crown moldings, then move on to furniture, countertops, and finally, the floors. This ensures that any dust or debris that falls during cleaning is addressed last, saving you from having to clean the same surfaces multiple times.

    4. Don't Forget the Neglected Areas

    During your spring cleaning frenzy, don't overlook commonly neglected areas such as baseboards, window sills, and behind appliances. Use a damp cloth or a vacuum attachment to remove dust and dirt from these areas, leaving them looking fresh and rejuvenated.

    5. Freshen Up Fabrics

    Give your curtains, upholstery, and bedding a thorough cleaning to remove dust, allergens, and odors that may have accumulated over the winter months. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for washing or dry cleaning, and don't forget to fluff and rotate your mattress for maximum comfort.

    6. Tackle the Outdoors

    Spring cleaning isn't just confined to the interior of your home; it's also the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor spaces. Sweep away debris from patios and walkways, clean out gutters, and trim overgrown bushes and shrubs. Consider adding some seasonal flowers or plants to add a pop of color to your landscaping.

    7. Stay Organized Year-Round

    Once your spring cleaning is complete, maintain the cleanliness and organization of your home year-round by adopting a few simple habits. Regularly decluttering, implementing a cleaning schedule, and enlisting the help of your family members can all contribute to a tidy and harmonious living environment.

    At Geri Reilly Real Estate, we believe that a clean and well-maintained home is the foundation for a happy and healthy lifestyle. By following these spring cleaning tips, you can usher in the new season with a fresh start and a renewed sense of pride in your home. If you're considering buying or selling a home this spring, don't hesitate to reach out to our team for expert guidance and personalized service. Happy cleaning!

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      Game Day 2024 Snack Recipes

      Welcome to our ultimate guide for Game Day snack recipes! As the biggest sporting event of the year approaches, it's time to gather your friends and family for a legendary game day feast. Whether you're a die-hard football fan or just in it for the halftime show and commercials, one thing everyone can agree on is the importance of delicious snacks. In this blog post, we've curated a collection of mouthwatering recipes that are sure to score big points with your guests. From classic favorites like buffalo chicken dip and loaded nachos to creative twists like spinach artichoke dip stuffed bread and mini BBQ meatballs, these recipes will keep everyone cheering until the final whistle. So grab your apron and get ready to elevate your Game Day party to epic proportions with these irresistible snacks!

      image source: https://saltandbaker.com/buffalo-chicken-dip-recipe/

      1. Buffalo Chicken Dip:
        • Ingredients:
          • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
          • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
          • 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)
          • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
          • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
          • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
          • Celery sticks and tortilla chips for serving
        • Instructions:
          1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
          2. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese (if using). Mix until well combined.
          3. Spread the mixture into a baking dish.
          4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown on top.
          5. Serve hot with celery sticks and tortilla chips for dipping.

      image source: https://littlespicejar.com/bbq-chicken-nachos/

      Loaded Nachos:

      • Ingredients:
        • Tortilla chips
        • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
        • 1 packet taco seasoning
        • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
        • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
        • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
        • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
        • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
        • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
        • Sour cream, guacamole, and salsa for topping
      • Instructions:
        1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
        2. Brown the ground beef or turkey in a skillet over medium heat. Drain excess fat and add taco seasoning according to package instructions.
        3. Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet.
        4. Sprinkle cooked meat, shredded cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese over the chips.
        5. Add black beans, diced tomatoes, black olives, and green onions on top.
        6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.
        7. Serve hot with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa for topping.

      image source: https://www.therisingspoon.com/2020/01/bbq-pulled-pork-sliders-with-vinegar-slaw.html

      Pulled Pork Sliders:

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 (3-4 lb) pork shoulder or butt roast
        • 1 cup barbecue sauce
        • 12 slider buns
        • Coleslaw (optional)
      • Instructions:
        1. Place the pork roast in a slow cooker and cover with barbecue sauce.
        2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the pork is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
        3. Shred the pork using two forks and mix it with the barbecue sauce in the slow cooker.
        4. Toast the slider buns in the oven or on a skillet.
        5. Fill each bun with a generous portion of pulled pork.
        6. Top with coleslaw if desired.
        7. Serve hot and enjoy!

      image source: https://hostthetoast.com/spinach-and-artichoke-dip-stuffed-garlic-bread/?shared=email&msg=fail

      Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread:

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 loaf Italian bread
        • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
        • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
        • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
        • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
        • 1 cup mayonnaise
        • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • Instructions:
        1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
        2. Slice the Italian bread in half lengthwise and hollow out some of the bread from the center to create a trough.
        3. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise, and minced garlic. Mix until well combined.
        4. Spoon the spinach artichoke mixture into the hollowed-out bread trough.
        5. Place the stuffed bread on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
        6. Slice the stuffed bread into pieces and serve warm.

      image source: https://www.savorynothings.com/sticky-bbq-slow-cooker-meatballs/#_a5y_p=5768276

      Mini BBQ Meatballs:

      • Ingredients:
        • 1 lb ground beef
        • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
        • 1/4 cup milk
        • 1 egg
        • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
        • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
        • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
        • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
        • Salt and pepper to taste
      • Instructions:
        1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
        2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
        3. Shape the mixture into small meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
        4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and browned.
        5. In a small saucepan, combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce is heated through.
        6. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the cooked meatballs and toss to coat.
        7. Serve the mini BBQ meatballs hot, with toothpicks for easy snacking.

      Enjoy these delicious recipes during your Game Day party!

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