The Cartoon Issue!!
Let's get 2-D
So I can't tell what's really there
And all I need’s a great big congratulations
As previously discussed, myself and two homies from our fabulous arts weekly here in Vermont, Seven Days, made an epic run around the Northeast Kingdom a few weeks ago. That trip, now permanently and gorgeously rendered in technicolor as part of their annual Cartoon Issue, is on local newsstands near you as well as impermanently imprinted on the world wide web.
The original, writ large, is on the Seven Days site, but with the graphic design help of my 13-year-old daughter we put together an annotated version so you can amble through our WW adventures via this very email…
1) Jericho Country Store, Jericho: Vermont’s longest running store! Check their wobbly floors and their un-wobbly breakfast sandwiches.
2) The Cupboard Deli, Jeffersonville: Stoner wraps made every morning (Shepherd’s pie!? Cheeseburger!), perfectly sized for road trips.
4) Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design, Eden: A mobile museum from the inspired mind of Matt Neckers. Call/email for directions and you could be lucky enough to get a private tour, we were!
7) Old Stone House & Historic Village, Brownington: From their site– “A featured stop on Vermont’s African-American Heritage Trail, the museum tells the story of African American Alexander Lucius Twilight. Mr. Twilight was first African-American college graduate and state legislator in the United States and he built our namesake Old Stone House.” The museum was closed due to Covid when we were there but even these grounds radiate magic. Can’t wait to go back.
10) Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover: I don’t know where to start. If you’re not wowed by this place, we’re not friends. The best of the best of the best.
11) Hill Farmstead, Greensboro Bend: Shaun Hill has won “No. 1 Brewer in the World” eight of the last nine years. THE mecca for beer nerds all over the globe. Way to be, Vermont.
12) Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro: Oh man, this cheese. We were there as they were building out a brand-new retail operation, look for it sometime in the fall. Dudes make two of the best twenty cheeses in the world too. Greensboro is CHARGED y’all.
13) Rainbow over Main Street Cemetery, Hancock: Pretty magical way to end the journey. Your rainbow results may vary.
Thanks again to Sally Pollak (words), Michael Tonn (pictures) and Dan Bolles (editor) for teeing this one up. A definite highlight of this humble newsletter and for this humble correspondent.
Love you thank you for reading hope to see you soon,