Burlington's King Street Center relocated to temporary digs on South Winooski Avenue last month when demolition began on its King Street building. The nonprofit is making room for a brand-new, $4.7 million, 25,000-square-foot center, to be completed in 2015. Development director Susannah Kerest says the organization's 20-year-old building was riddled with leaks and other infrastructure problems. Lack of space was also an issue. "Kids and tutors were fighting for desks," she says. "That's just not good practice when you're trying to give kids a leg up academically." Kerest says the new building will provide more opportunities for community engagement. "We've had to say no to a lot of ideas. Now we won't have to."
GMYS offers a 7-day, intensive residential musical experience for intermediate and advanced student musicians. This year GMYS C.A.M.P. will meet August 7-13, 2016 at Johnson State College. Participants work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes and orchestra rehearsals. There is also plenty of time to…(more)