Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
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VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Flowers, candy, cards... they're all pretty standard Valentine's Day gifts. But how about a $30,000 teddy bear? Well, there's one for sale in downtown Burlington.
The catch? The bear's holding a six carat diamond ring!
He's the big hunka love bear!
"Four and a half feet of Vermont Teddy Bear awesome-ness," Vice President of Brand Marketing for Vermont Teddy Bear, Jay Bruns said.
But this Vermont Teddy Bear is one of a kind. In his hands is a Perrywinkle's six carat diamond ring set in platinum.
"This is a unique, one of a kind cognac colored, fire-rose diamond," Jevan Fox said, Perrywinkle's Diamond Consultant.
For the two Vermont based businesses, Valentine's Day is the busiest time of year, so combining their expertise only seemed natural. The collaboration is creating quite the stir on the streets!
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend!" Two women yelled.
Another said, "Haha, they'd be saying, ya hooo!"
People all across the nation have expressed interest in the perhaps best valentine's day gift ever! ...or the "I'm sure she'll say yes engagement ring!"
"They love the idea of having a big bear to make a big reaction and a big impact on Valentine's Day," Bruns said.
So for the gentlemen... or the ladies, with $30,000 in their pocket looking to make a big impression, this may be the answer!
"Romantic, but crazy none the less," a woman said as she laughed.
That is, if your someone special is worthy.
"Well you'd have to be special to be the recipient of the ring."
But some people say their love doesn't cost a thing!
"I think there's too many other things you can do for somebody to show them that you love them, I don't think you need to do a $30,000 bear."
"Would that impress you?" A man asked the woman he was with... She said, "No, not $30,000, your love will impress me baby!" He laughed and said, "Oh my gosh!"
If the ring and the bear don't sell together, they will both still be available after Valentine's Day, but remember, there's just one!
World's Most Expensive Teddy Bear Is Right Here In VT!More>>