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Nature Walks Offer Look at Barre’s Industrial Past Intertwined with Forested Present

Nature Walks Offer Look at Barre’s Industrial Past Intertwined with Forested Present

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By Aaron Retherford Editor’s note: The WORLD will explore the different activities available within the Barre Town Forest and the greater Millstone Trails network. This week, we’ll focus on the bi-weekly Nature Walks. The Barre Town Forest might officially only be a few years old, but it has plenty to offer anyone who wants to explore whether it is on foot, bike, ski, or snowshoe. Mari…
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06/29/2015Nature Walks Offer Look at Barre’s Industrial Past Intertwined with Forested Present
Please Don’t Miss This!

Please Don’t Miss This!

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By G. E. Shuman You know, timing is everything, and mine is usually terrible when it comes to promoting local goings-on in this column. But, friends and neighbors, not this time. This time I have ample opportunity to announce and explain something that you really should get yourself to, in Montpelier, in about a week. And, this time, you also have ample time to get to it. Don’t worry, you don’t…
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06/29/2015Please Don’t Miss This!
Max’s View

Max’s View

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Alexandria ***1/2 We live in a world of luxury and comfort and technological advancement. It would be logical to think that progress is the natural order of things. It seems like the story of history should be a tale of ever-expanding knowledge and scientific know-how. Nope. Not even close. History isn’t a straight-line toward anything. History is a myriad of stories of amazing progress and shocking regress. Take Greece, for example. Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Greek city/states were world leaders in military discipline, democratic civility, and philosophy. Today, Greece is a pathetically weak backwater being kept financially afloat with charity from Germany. In cont…
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06/29/2015Max’s View
Senate Report: Vermont’s Major Role in Our Independence

Senate Report: Vermont’s Major Role in Our Independence

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By Senator Bill Doyle When we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we should remember the contributions made by Vermonters in the fight for independence. In his “History of Vermont,” Walter Crockett made reference to Ethan Allen and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. Crockett wrote, “The first surrender of a British fortress in the long struggle for American Independence was made to Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, and in the history of the military affairs of the United States the capture of Ticonderoga hedged the list as the first important aggressive movement in the Revolutionary War.” Charles Jellison, in “Ethan Allen: Frontier Rebel,” wrote that Ticonderoga,…
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06/29/2015Senate Report: Vermont’s Major Role in Our Independence
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss I have written more than one article about the wonderful community dinners we have in the Mad River Valley. The last Friday of every month is the time and the United Church (the white one in Waitsfield) is the place. However, without the efforts of all the different organizations who take turns cooking the dinner and serving it, it wouldn’t happen. We went to all of them throughout the fall and winter and just went to the last one we can go to at the end of May. And believe it or not, I always feel badly that we won’t be here for the dinners in the summer. It isn’t just the terrific free food that I will miss. It is the opportunity to see so many of the old friends! I can’t…
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06/29/2015Reiss’s Pieces
Generous Gift Provides Horse Therapy for Veterans

Generous Gift Provides Horse Therapy for Veterans

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Editor, Rhythm of the Rein would like to recognize a substantial donation of $5,000 made by Gladys Day Thompson in memory of her brother and her husband who both served in WWII. This fund will assure that no veteran ever seeking the growth and self restorative powers of working with horses will need to pay for attending. We are indebted to Mrs. Thompson and will honor her gift. For more information on our Equine Services for Veterans, go to www.rhythmoftherein.org or email rhythmoftherein@aol.com. Dianne Lashoones
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06/29/2015Generous Gift Provides Horse Therapy for Veterans
Pump & Pantry Doubles Size Much To Liking Of Williamstown Community

Pump & Pantry Doubles Size Much To Liking Of Williamstown Community

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With a name like Sam Adams, you can only expect great things and that’s exactly what the long time owner of the Pump & Pantry in Williamstown has done. For over 15 years, Adams has operated the main store and hub of activity in vivacious Williamstown. Now he has more than doubled (from 5,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet) the size of Pump and Pantry into what you might call “a very large…
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06/23/2015Pump & Pantry Doubles Size Much To Liking Of Williamstown Community
Just Basics, Inc. Teams up with Community Connections, MSAC to Serve Free Lunch for Children

Just Basics, Inc. Teams up with Community Connections, MSAC to Serve Free Lunch for Children

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By Aaron Retherford Just Basics, Inc. has been successful in providing meals to seniors and others in need throughout the Montpelier area as the parent organization of Feast and the Montpelier Food Pantry. Now, Just Basics is teaming up with Community Connections and the Montpelier Senior Activity Center to make sure another vulnerable group doesn’t go hungry this summer – children. Just Basics will run a Summer Meals Program for anyone 18 years and younger, Monday-Friday from July 6 to Aug. 14. Lunches are served from noon-1 p.m. and any child in Montpelier or surrounding towns is welcome to enjoy a free lunch. Because the free lunch program is not based on need, Just Basics Execu…
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06/22/2015Just Basics, Inc. Teams up with Community Connections, MSAC to Serve Free Lunch for Children
Bernier-Kuhn Engagement

Bernier-Kuhn Engagement

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The families of Cassandra Ann Bernier and Mason Hunter Kuhn, announce their engagement. The future bride graduated from Williamstown Middle/High School in 2010 and earned her degree in Journalism from Lyndon State College in 2015. She currently works for Fox 44 News and Pump & Pantry in Williamstown, VT. The future groom graduated from Poultney High School. Currently, he is employed as…
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06/22/2015Bernier-Kuhn Engagement
Max's View

Max’s View

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We Were Here *** Woody Allen was asked if he could live in any era of human history, which time would he choose. Allen said he’d live now because of antibiotics. Many people don’t appreciate, as Woody Allen does, how fortunate we are to have been born in the mid to late 20th Century. Thanks to 19th Century advancements in plumbing and sewage and 20th Century advancements in medicine, people hardly ever die of communicable diseases anymore. Humanity has done such an amazing job of beating infectious diseases that we view life fundamentally differently than our ancestors. Today we believe that it is unnatural for parents to outlive their children. However, during the first th…
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06/22/2015Max’s View
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Nature Walks Offer Look at Barre’s Industrial Past Intertwined with Forested Present

By Aaron Retherford Editor’s note: The WORLD will explore the different activities available within the Barre Town Forest and the greater Millstone Trails network. This week, we’ll focus on the bi-weekly Nature Walks. The Barre Town Forest might offi...

Read More

Please Don’t Miss This!

By G. E. Shuman You know, timing is everything, and mine is usually terrible when it comes to promoting local goings-on in this column. But, friends and neighbors, not this time. This time I have ample opportunity to announce and explain something th...

Read More

Max’s View

Alexandria ***1/2 We live in a world of luxury and comfort and technological advancement. It would be logical to think that progress is the natural order of things. It seems like the story of history should be a tale of ever-expanding knowledge and s...

Read More

Senate Report: Vermont’s Major Role in Our Independence

By Senator Bill Doyle When we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we should remember the contributions made by Vermonters in the fight for independence. In his “History of Vermont,” Walter Crockett made reference to Ethan Allen and the capture of...

Read More

Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I have written more than one article about the wonderful community dinners we have in the Mad River Valley. The last Friday of every month is the time and the United Church (the white one in Waitsfield) is the place. However, without th...

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