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Hopscotch Renewal

Like most cities, Burlington has a graffiti problem.  It’s frequent fodder on Front Porch Forum… sometimes it gets testy when someone takes the “tag on the side of your house is art” line of reasoning.  Spring brings a fresh round of graffiti and FPF discussion.

That’s why Karen’s comment below was a breath of fresh air today, posted on FPF for the part of town where the Old North End and The Hill merge…

I was in a yucky mood this morning, walking head-down to work, when I walked onto a hopscotch board drawn with colorful chalk….that stretched….and stretched…along North Willard in a whimsical way, on and on until it turned the corner and stretched off into the horizon on North St.  It put a smile on my face.  I think buckets of colored chalk would go a long way in terms of urban renewal.  Thank you, sidewalk artist!  And happy spring.

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