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2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby rockeater » Apr 28, 2010 12:34 pm

For anyone attending the Vermont Convention, Colorado will be offering a $10 discount off their preregistrations for the 2011 Convention. You must be present in Vermont to get this discount! One more great reason to attend the Vermont convention.

Register here before June 15th for a discount also:

http://www.nss2010.com/registration.php
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby rockeater » Apr 28, 2010 1:17 pm

Ben and Jerry’s will be donating ice cream for the Howdy Party!
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby mgmills » Apr 29, 2010 7:22 am

rockeater wrote:Ben and Jerry’s will be donating ice cream for the Howdy Party!


In Vermont or in Colorado?

My registration check for Vermont is written out. Just waiting for my Federal Tax Refund to have the money to cover it.
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby NZcaver » Apr 29, 2010 10:12 am

mgmills wrote:
rockeater wrote:Ben and Jerry’s will be donating ice cream for the Howdy Party!


In Vermont or in Colorado?

Ben and Jerry's is in Vermont. They're involved in many local events. :eat:
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby mgmills » Apr 29, 2010 2:05 pm

NZcaver wrote:
mgmills wrote:
rockeater wrote:Ben and Jerry’s will be donating ice cream for the Howdy Party!


In Vermont or in Colorado?

Ben and Jerry's is in Vermont. They're involved in many local events. :eat:


Thanks for the clarification. I'm not much of an "ice cream" person so I didn't know that piece of trivia. I have heard of Ben and Jerry's but I didn't realize they were a Vermont company.
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby PYoungbaer » Apr 30, 2010 12:16 pm

Martha! Not much of an ice cream person? Didn't know Ben and Jerry's is a huge outlet for marvelous BGH-free Vermont dairy and a friend of cavers? Get with the program and become a "Chunk Spelunker":

https://secure.benjerry.com/contact-us/chunk-spelunker/index.cfm

How about Vermont's finest maple syrup? Maple-cured ham? Microbreweries? Lake Champlain Chocolates? And the World's Finest Cabot Cheddar Cheese? All waiting for you this summer at the Vermont 2010 NSS Convention.

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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby Steven Johnson » Apr 30, 2010 3:19 pm

PYoungbaer wrote:Get with the program and become a "Chunk Spelunker"


That's awesome!

Maybe they could be persuaded to do a cave/bat themed flavor as a fundraiser for WNS research... :bananabat:

/loves me some "Americone Dream"
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby Phil Winkler » Apr 30, 2010 3:47 pm

Steven Johnson wrote:That's awesome!

Maybe they could be persuaded to do a cave/bat themed flavor as a fundraiser for WNS research... :bananabat:

/loves me some "Americone Dream"


Guano flavored ice cream! Yummo.......
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby mgmills » May 1, 2010 5:41 am

PYoungbaer wrote:Martha! Not much of an ice cream person? Didn't know Ben and Jerry's is a huge outlet for marvelous BGH-free Vermont dairy and a friend of cavers? Get with the program and become a "Chunk Spelunker":

https://secure.benjerry.com/contact-us/chunk-spelunker/index.cfm

How about Vermont's finest maple syrup? Maple-cured ham? Microbreweries? Lake Champlain Chocolates? And the World's Finest Cabot Cheddar Cheese? All waiting for you this summer at the Vermont 2010 NSS Convention.

Peter Youngbaer
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2010 Convention Facilities Chair


Thanks for the info and the link.

I mailed my registration yesterday. :woohoo:

I'm in on the maple syrup, the microbreweries and the cheese. Glenn and I are looking forward to the convention.
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Airport help

Postby Anonymous_Coward » May 11, 2010 9:14 am

Could anyone that is New England travel-savvy help me choose an airport to fly into?

I am looking at Burlington, Albany, Manchester, and Boston. I would prefer to avoid Boston-Logan if possible, but will use it if the price is right. I will be renting a car regardless. What do you guys recommend? None of the flights look very cheap from Salt Lake, but Burlington seems to be a little higher.

Any help would be appreciated. Looking forward to the convention!
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby John Lovaas » May 11, 2010 10:54 am

Hey Andy-

The Essex Junction Amtrak station is 1 mile from the Convention site. The Vermonter stops there daily-

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentSe ... 7405732511

You could take Amtrak all the way from Newark Airport to the convention site(via Penn Station, NY) for $57 one way.

If you can get to Newark or the NYC airports cheap, and find you way to Penn Station, that'd be the way to go by train.

I was going to tell you to fly Airtran into Burlington- but they don't go there anymore.
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Airport help

Postby PYoungbaer » May 12, 2010 1:19 pm

jaa45993 wrote:Could anyone that is New England travel-savvy help me choose an airport to fly into?

I am looking at Burlington, Albany, Manchester, and Boston. I would prefer to avoid Boston-Logan if possible, but will use it if the price is right. I will be renting a car regardless. What do you guys recommend? None of the flights look very cheap from Salt Lake, but Burlington seems to be a little higher.

Any help would be appreciated. Looking forward to the convention!


Burlington is 10 minutes from the convention site, and car rentals are available there. While it may cost a little more to get to the Burlington airport, you'll save on time and gas money from any of the others. Albany is about 3 1/2 hours away; Manchester is about 3; Boston is about 4.

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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby Anonymous_Coward » May 13, 2010 9:49 am

Thanks for the replies. I hadn't considered the Amtrak option, I'll look into that.

I will have plenty of time for driving from a further airport, but will need to weigh the gas money against airfare. I have been considering flying into and driving up from Albany, as NY is one of the six U.S. states I haven't been to yet!
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2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby Ernie Coffman » May 13, 2010 10:38 am

Andy,

I screwed up and am flying into Albany :doh: so will be driving up to Essex, but tried exchanging my flight to Burlington, but no help from United, thank you much. If you need a ride, we might be able to coordinate, but would need your time, etc. As Peter wrote, it's only 3.5 hours, but...my schedule will not be seeing much, except for blackness, I do believe. :rofl: In other words, early flight out after the Awards Dinner, so will be leaving for Albany afterward. :down:
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Re: 2010 NSS Convention, Essex, VT

Postby ctcavr » Jul 12, 2010 12:47 pm

Andy:

A couple of other options to explore ate Lebanon, NH, about an hour and a half plus from Burlington but limited service. More likely Bradley in Northern CT (Code BDL) it's almost a 4 hour drive but all good interstate the whole way and the flight selections are a lot better without the Boston/New York traffic issues.
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