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What’s in *Your* Pumpkin?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

No surprises that there are a lot of talented folks at Vermont Teddy Bear, and they apply their creativity across multiple media. Today’s example: the humble pumpkin. This week Jess Proctor organized a jack o’ lantern contest to benefit United Way of Chittenden County (part of weeklong fundraising festivities, see Monday’s contest), and it was […]

All Dressed Up With Somewhere to Go

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

So maybe you’ve been part of the Bear Crew for years. You don’t just Be Bear, you eat, sleep, and breathe it. You know so much about the life cycle of a Vermont Teddy Bear that you could lead a factory tour. Your dog doesn’t get jealous any more when you come home with strange […]

Late Autumn Lawn Dancers

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Here’s another recent scarecrow display on our front lawn, courtesy of the imagination of facilities manager Gerry Blair. (Astute readers may notice that they’re modeling apparel from sister company PajamaGram.*) Did Gerry realize when he joined the Bear Crew that he’d end up creating festive seasonal displays? I’ll have to ask him one of these […]

“The Party Bear” Celebrates Red Sox Victories!

Friday, October 26th, 2007

E-mail Subject: for the Red Sox fans at the VTBC Sent: Friday, October 26 My husband and I are proud caretakers of one of your Vermont Teddy Bears. We named him “The Party Bear” because he loves to party! This week is a special time for him because he is celebrating the Red Sox being […]

Recycling Pays Forward and Back

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

OK, a raise of hands: How many of you are willing to help the environment and recycle? Yup, me too. That goes double, triple, quadruple for members of the Green Team here at Vermont Teddy Bear. In addition to their regular jobs, the Green Team crew work year round to promote and put into practice […]

A Bear-y Halloween Display

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The folks at the Van De Weert farm in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, came up with a creative way to spread some Halloween spirit (get it, Halloween spirit?) and grab some attention. I noticed the display on my way home from working at Vermont Teddy Bear on October 23. In Vermont it is not uncommon to see […]

Bear in the Crowd

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

We had a night of really hard rain last Friday here in Chittenden County, and much of the beautiful fall foliage began its seasonal voyage from branch to lawn to compost. Prior to that, there were still lots of leaves on the trees, which meant lots and lots of visitors. Speaking of all our fall […]

Larry the BikerWorlds Bear Comes Home

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

When you first gaze upon leather-clad Larry the BikerWorlds Bear, it’s hard not to hear Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” in your head…along with the low-throated roar of a Harley on the road. (Larry’s pictured here with his VTB host Patty Brosseau.) But if you look closer, you may instead hear a hip-hop beat, because […]

Life with Love Bandit

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Anonymous postcard received on October 15: To whom it may concern: Since the arrival of the Bandit Bear, my life has been chaos. He ate all of the cabbage, stole my left shoe & tied my curtains in knots.. He plays the trumpet at 3:36am every day & sings horribly. He has stuffed mittens into […]

Getting Blood from The Teddy Bear

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Putting the “drive” in blood drive, the Red Cross bus pulled into the parking lot this morning for a day of blood donations from the Bear Crew. I recruited Michelle Delisle’s own Rasta-“Bear”-ian Teddy Bear to lively up the bus. Friendly Red Cross staff members got into the spirit, and before too long this little […]

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