Kitsch at it's best.
When we awoke Sunday morning it was to a clear blue sky and a crisp breeze coming off the lake, that didn’t last long. By the time we’d gotten ourselves together in order to fetch breakfast it had clouded up and was threatening to rain. Having had our previous attempts to skate thwarted by weather or ridiculous skatepark mandates(full pads at my age that I have to pay to rent? Don’t think so.) we made quick work of a mountain of food at The Skinny Pancake and headed to Burton HQ. For those of you who don’t know, Burton has long had skate facilities for their employees and they’re nice enough to let just about anybody skate so long as your respectful(should go without saying). I used to be fortunate enough to skate the bowl everyday when I lived in Burlington and I jumped back into it with the notion that all the lines would come back to me within a few runs.
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Just a reminder that while the national media has long since moved on from Hurricane Irene, Vermonters are still in great need of their neighbors assistance. By neighbors I mean everyone nationwide. We are after all, the UNITED States of America and in being united means the problems of one are the problems of all. If you have already donated to the VT Red Cross, Foodbank or one of the many other relief programs that’s wonderful. On behalf of all Vermonters I’d like to thank you. If you haven’t I hope that you will consider doing so. My hope is that in selling these shirts I can do more than bring in money for Vermont relief, I can bring awareness to the fact that Vermont is still hurting. I realize times are tough and that it’s not easy to just throw money around. Consider this though, however tough things may be for you right now, I guarantee they’re going to be much harder for many Vermonters this winter. So if you can purchase a shirt, great, if you can only donate a little bit of money, great. Anything helps and anything you can do to be part of the relief effort is welcomed. Neighbors helping neighbors, that’s what Nice Life is about.
*All shirts come with Love 4 VT stickers.
I know the national attention span is very short but we’re only two weeks out from when Hurricane Irene rolled through Vermont leaving a trail of destruction on a scale of which Vermont has never seen. People are just beginning to really get a handle on where to go from here. Please help the many families in need back in my home state by clicking the photo above. You’ll get two die cut stickers designed by native Vermonter Tim Benasich and the proceeds from your purchase go straight to the VT Red Cross. The Love 4 VT stickers just so happen to fit perfectly on the back of an I-Pod Phone, look great on a car window or perhaps on your fridge. Show love for the Green Mountain State as we show love for everyone(even you New Jersey) year round. Cheers.
Of the many places effected by Hurricane Irene, Southern Vermont got hit particularly hard. Rarely in our landlocked states history have we had to deal with flood damage on such a large scale. In my hometown of Pawlet, the banks of the Flower Brook gave way, letting loose a torrent water that swept through the town effecting local businesses and families. We can be thankful that physical injuries and loss of life are not making headlines this morning but make no mistake about it, Vermont communities need our help. In a state that is primarily small business owners and farmers, flooding on such a scale as this has a massive effect on the livelihood’s of almost everyone. So now when you purchase a VT Seal tee from us a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Vermont Flood Relief. Click the pic to hit our web store and help a neighbor keep living nice. I’ve complied a gallery of images below shot by friends and family to give you an idea of how much your help will be appreciated.
Update* Volunteer Resources
Video by Bill Muench