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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Dutil-Somaini

Carter Julian Somaini is excited to announce the marriage of his parents, Rebecca (Dutil) and Daniel Somaini. The wedding ceremony took place on Saturday, June 22nd at St. Monica’s Church in Barre. Father Leo Bilodeau officiated, and by their sides were Sarah Dutil, maid of honor, and Ryan Carpenter, best man. Bridesmaids included Katelyn Singer, J...

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Thank You, Blood Donors

Editor: We would like to thank everyone who patiently waited an hour or more to give blood at the Barre Blood Drive on July 8th. We hope you are enjoying your T-shirt and other goodies. We collected 145 pints and had twelve first-time donors. The Red Cross is constantly trying to fine-tune the process to make it more donor friendly. You can lessen...

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F&W License Services are at National Life in Montpelier

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s main license services office is now located in the Dewey Building adjacent to the National Life Building in Montpelier. Since the Irene flood, Vermont Fish & Wildlife personnel formerly located in Waterbury have been temporarily stationed in several communities. “We want to remind people that our l...

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A Backcountry Retreat for Adventurous Women!

Vermont Outdoors Woman is sponsoring a weekend retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older in Canaan, Vermont on September 27-29, 2013 Participants will stay at Jackson’s Lodge & Log Cabins, a 54-year family tradition providing heated lakefront cabins on beautiful Lake Wallace. Located in Vermont’s moose country, Jackson’s Cafe is a local...

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Safety tips for seniors: reducing risk, increasing peace of mind

If you’re just entering retirement, chances are you have many years of good health and independence ahead. But the normal aging process still brings limitations that we all need to prepare for – such as slower reaction times and declining vision – which can lead to accidents and injuries. Many accidents are preventable though, and...

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Peak Death Race Camp 1.0

Peak Death Race Camp 1.0 Event on 2013-10-18 18:00:00 PEAK CAMP: Death Race 1.0   Who: You and Peak Camps What: Training camp to prepare you for either/both the Winter and Summer Death Races. Where: Pittsfield, VT (Lodging included with price at the Trailside Inn. Once you register, you will automatically have a room.) When: Friday Night (Oct 18th....

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Driving with dogs: Tips to keep everyone in the car safe

It’s only natural for man’s best friend to stay close by his master’s side, but for dog owners who drive frequently, bringing Fido along for the ride can be risky. The problem is particularly worrisome for older drivers; a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham showed that for people 70 ye...

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Trash vs. treasure: Expert tips when hunting for authentic garage sale finds

Collecting relics isn’t a hobby just for Grandma and Grandpa any more. With the explosive popularity of TV shows centered around unearthing historic memorabilia and valuable pieces of Americana, searching for knickknacks and artifacts that make one-of-a-kind home decor is now a popular pastime for people of all ages. But how do you know the d...

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How to take advantage of home improvement tax rebates before time runs out

When U.S. lawmakers made a deal to keep the country from going off the “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012, they reinstated a tax break of up to $ 500 to help homeowners earn money back for energy efficient home improvements. The tax credit included in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 is the first home improvement incentive since...

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Five steps to create a customized outdoor living space with railing

Railing can upgrade any deck from drab to fab – adding style, as well as safety and support. In fact, it’s often the one element that truly sets your outdoor living space apart from others in the neighborhood. Here are five steps to create the perfect perimeter for your deck. 1. Find ideas at your fingertips – From contemporary to...

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