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May 28th, 2015

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom

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By Aaron Retherford It might be called a Senior Prom and it might beput on by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, but the MSAC’s soiree on Saturday, May 30 is far from a seniors-only affair. The National Life Ballroom will play host to what MSAC Director of Programs and Development Dan Groberg calls a “community celebration.” It is also a fundraiser for MSAC. Ticket prices were kept low at $10, so anyone would feel welcome to come enjoy the music of DJ Fred Wilbur, light appetizers, and ice cream. There will be a cash bar. All ages are invited, and you don’t have to be a member of MSAC to attend. Attendees can dress as formally as they wish. Younger generations are already ex…
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05/26/2015Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom
It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

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Austin Joseph DuBois was born on April 21, 2015 to mother Rachel Corey and father Lance DuBois of Northfield.
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05/26/2015It’s a Boy!
O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

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Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a three-peat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lead on lap eight. The 2013 Memorial Day Cla…
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05/26/2015O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph
Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility

Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility

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Now centrally located on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Ormsby’s Computer Systems has officially moved from its huge complex in downtown Barre and opened last October at 1755 US Rte. 302 in Berlin. It had been an important business in downtown Barre since the 1980’s, but the opportunity came to move into newer, more updated offices, offering convenience to customers in all of central Vermont. “Th…
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05/26/2015Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility
Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership

Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership

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By Aaron Retherford The Barre Farmers Market was fortunate to find a welcoming home at the Vermont Granite Museum, giving it plenty of room for parking and vendors during its Wednesday and Saturday markets. The Vermont Granite Museum is not charging the Barre Farmers Market for use of the space. Instead, the two organizations have formed a mutually beneficial relationship. Besides permi…
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05/26/2015Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Chasing Ice **1/2 There is a war of ideas in the United States between the Christian right and the environmentalist movement. The funny thing to me is that many people don’t recognize why the two groups are fighting. It is a battle between two opposing religions. “But we’re not a religion,” environmentalists exclaim in shock. No, you really are. A religion is an unshakable faith in good and evil, in the way the world is, and how the world will end. Just as Christians have clergymen, environmentalists have holy men of their own: scientists. Environmentalists don’t actually feel the winters getting warmer but they believe that they are because scientists say it is so. And if…
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05/22/2015Max’s View
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I used to think that it would be lots of fun to get e-mail. What a great idea, to be able to get in touch with friends regardless of where they lived, but to receive information from those very same friends that I hadn’t heard from for years. And then, reality struck! What I found out was that if and when I donated even a few dollars to certain charities, they automatically either took my name and hounded me for more money or even worse, they sold my name to someone else. And that doesn’t even count the plain old ads that come on a daily basis. Now, let’s think about that. All of us are constantly asked for money. And not just money from an organization that you have a war…
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05/22/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Thanks to All Those Who Made GMFF a Success

Thanks to All Those Who Made GMFF a Success

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Editor, First, we would like to thank everyone for supporting and attending this year’s 18th Green Mountain Film Festival. Your continued support, attendance and enthusiasm was very appreciated and wonderful for the staff, interns, volunteers and Focus on Film board to witness. Second, we want to thank all of our volunteers! Without all of your dedication, hard work and help, this festival wouldn’t exist. The entire festival staff enjoyed working with each and every one of you and hope that you will return to volunteer next year. Third, we need to thank all of the businesses in downtown Montpelier and the surrounding areas. Thank you for all of your support – we love sharing our aud…
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05/22/2015Thanks to All Those Who Made GMFF a Success
Montpelier Could Benefit from Smoking Ban

Montpelier Could Benefit from Smoking Ban

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Editor, I applaud the effort from New Directions to ban smoking in downtown Montpelier. In a recent news story on this initiative, Mayor Hollar is quoted as saying that, in the past 25 years, he has never been burdened by cigarette smoke in downtown Montpelier. I wonder if Mayor Hollar ever had to stand at a bus stop. As someone who has stood at the bus stop in front of Shaw’s supermarket on many occasions, I can tell you that it’s impossible to avoid inhaling second-hand cigarette smoke. If you doubt the amount of smoking that goes on there, just take a look at the ground surrounding the bus shelter. The butts are, unfortunately, everywhere around the shelter and, for that matter, everywh…
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05/22/2015Montpelier Could Benefit from Smoking Ban
Beware of Barbecued Bugs

Beware of Barbecued Bugs

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Editor, What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? This year, it’s all about food poisoning by the nasty E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria bugs lurking in hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets at millions of backyard barbecues. The U.S. Meat and Poultry Hotline’s advice is to grill meat and chicken products longer and hotter. They fail to caution that high-temperature grilling forms lots of cancer-causing compounds. Do we really need to choose between food poisoning and cancer? Luckily, enterprising food manufacturers and processors have met this challenge head-on by developing a great variety of…
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05/22/2015Beware of Barbecued Bugs
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Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom

By Aaron Retherford It might be called a Senior Prom and it might beput on by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, but the MSAC’s soiree on Saturday, May 30 is far from a seniors-only affair. The National Life Ballroom will play host to what MSAC D...

Read More

It’s a Boy!

Austin Joseph DuBois was born on April 21, 2015 to mother Rachel Corey and father Lance DuBois of Northfield....

Read More

O’Donnell Begins Three-peat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a three-peat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front...

Read More

Ormsby’s Computer Systems to Hold Open House May 27 at New Facility

Now centrally located on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Ormsby’s Computer Systems has officially moved from its huge complex in downtown Barre and opened last October at 1755 US Rte. 302 in Berlin. It had been an important business in downtown Barre sinc...

Read More

Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership

By Aaron Retherford The Barre Farmers Market was fortunate to find a welcoming home at the Vermont Granite Museum, giving it plenty of room for parking and vendors during its Wednesday and Saturday markets. The Vermont Granite Museum is not charging...

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