Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Patch readers and friends of Al Fay came out to the library last week for our inauguration ceremony.
Thank you to everyone who attended our presentation of a plaque for Burlington's Unofficial Mayor, as voted on by Patch readers, at the Burlington Public Library last week. Earlier this year we asked readers to nominate members of the community who make a difference and give their time and efforts to the town to be Burlington's Unofficial Mayor. We had nine nominees and after a couple weeks of voting readers chose to elect Albert Fay. The reason we held this race was to create a fun way to recognize those members of the community who have given their time and effort for the town. Burlington may not have an actual mayor, but the town does have many people who help make the community great. Last Wednesday we held a short ceremony at the …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Patch Snap is an occasional post that features pictures from around Burlington or Burlington residents out and about.
Welcome to another edition of Patch Snap, where we highlight a picture or pictures of around Burlington or of Burlington residents out and about. Today's Patch Snap is from Burlington's Patch's Unofficial Mayor Inauguration that took place yesterday, June 13. Earlier this year we asked readers to nominate members of the community who make a difference and give their time and efforts to the town to be Burlington's Unofficial Mayor. We had nine nominees and after a couple weeks of voting readers chose to elect Albert Fay. Yesterday we held a short ceremony at the Burlington Public Library to honor Fay and all those who give back to the community. We'll have a full image gallery shortly but we wanted to share this picture for the time being. …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Rain expected today, the inauguration of Burlington's Unofficial Mayor and a Garden Club meeting.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Wednesday, June 13. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Monday, June 11, 2012
Burlington Patch will be honoring Al Fay and all of the people who give back to the community with a short ceremony at the library this Wednesday.
Readers voted for him, pushed for him and then elected Al Fay Burlington's Unofficial Mayor. Now its time for the inauguration. Earlier this year Burlington Patch asked readers to nominate members of the community who made a difference and vote for an Unofficial Mayor. Mr. Fay received the most votes and in recognition of him, and all members of the community who volunteer to make a difference, we will be hosting a plaque-presenting ceremony and would love for you to come. The event will be this Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. in the Burlington Public Library. We will say a few words about community participation, present the plaque and give Mr. Fay a chance to say a few words as the new Unofficial Mayor. Coffee and pastries will also be …
Monday, March 19, 2012
We'll announce the winner of our Unofficial Mayor of Burlington race tomorrow morning!
Burlington Patch is pleased to announce that after a very succesful campaign to find Burlington's Unofficial Mayor we will be announcing a winner tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20. Thank you to everyone who has nominated and supported candidates. Our purpose with this race was to highlight the great work by Burlington residents as seen through the eyes of fellow community members. The response has been great. Check back tomorrow for the winner announcement! Thanks again to all candidates and residents who participated in this race!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We will be closing the polls on our Unofficial Mayor race at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March14.
The polls for Burlington Unofficial Mayor have been open for nearly a week now and the response has been tremendous. Currently Al Fay leads the pack with Jack Ferren coming up in second as shown by the votes. Tomorrow is the final day to cast your vote and support you candidate! We will be closing the polls at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 and we'll announce a winner soon after. Remember we are taking both the votes and the number of comments in support of a candidate into consideration when deciding the winner. So let us know why you think your candidate should win by going to the poll and adding your vote and comment. Thanks to everyone who has weighed in and for the great comments. The whole purpose of this race is to celebrate all of …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
We have collected the nominations and now it's time to elect our Unofficial Mayor!
Here's the deal, we all know Burlington has a Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting and Town Administrator and other boards and committees that work to run the town and keep everything running. What Burlington does not have is a mayor. Now, we can't elect an official mayor, but we can elect an Unofficial Mayor, and that's what we're going to do! The Unofficial Mayor is someone who volunteers their time, a member of the business community, a teacher or educator or anyone who is involved in the community. The idea is to highlight the good works and public participation of those who make a difference in town. Last week we asked for nominations and you came through with some great suggestions. Now it's time to vote. Below you will find our list of …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We will now gather the nominations and begin work on the ballot.
The nomination process for our Unofficial Mayor of Burlington race has closed. The next step is that we'll be gathering the nominations, contacting the nominees and then we'll make up a ballot for Monday morning. Thank you to everyone who has participated by offering a nomination. We are glad to see there are so many solid citizens in town and that their work is seen and recognized by others. Recognizing and honoring those who make a difference in town is what this whole thing is about. Check back Monday morning for the ballot and let's elect the Unofficial Mayor of Burlington!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Time is running out as nominations are closing today at 5 p.m.
We have been getting a great response in our call for nominations for Burlington's Unofficial Mayor. However, before we close the nomination window, we want to hear from you! We will be accepting nominations for Burlington's Unofficial Mayor until the close of the day today. The Unofficial Mayor could be someone who volunteers their time, a member of the business community, a teacher or educator or anyone who is involved in the community. You know who makes this community great and we want to hear about them! We do have two rules. First, anyone who is a current office holder cannot become the Unofficial Mayor. This means no members of the Board of Selectmen, Ways & Means or Planning Board, for example, nor can the Town Administrator, Town …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Who makes a big impact in the Burlington community?
Burlington may not have an actual mayor, but the town does have many people who help make the community great. We at Burlington Patch thought one of those people should be acknowledged as the Unofficial Mayor of Burlington. Who should it be? That's where you come in. We are asking readers to make suggestions for who you think should be honored with the role of Unofficial Mayor. The Unofficial Mayor could be someone who volunteers their time, a member of the business community, a teacher or educator or anyone who is involved in the community. You know who makes this community great and we want to hear about them! We do have two rules. First, anyone who is a current office holder cannot become the Unofficial Mayor. This means no members of …