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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Barre Elks Hold Annual Soccer Shoot

Barre Elks Lodge recently held its annual Soccer Shoot at Tarquinio Recreation Field. The Elks Soccer Shoot program consists of two different contests that test different level skills at different ages. A “Five Goal Contest” consists of a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches. The “Grid Goal Contest” consists of a ful...

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Thygesen-Day

The hunt is over!   Corey Day and Tara Thygesen were married August 24, 2013. The wedding took place under a birch tree arbor in a field at Cyr’s Barn in Washington. The justice of the peace was Scott Blanchard. The photographer was Jay Kennedy of Catamount Photography.   The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thygesen of Washingt...

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Bagalio-Murphy

Ada and Paul Bagalio, of Orange, proudly announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Marina Angela Bagalio, to Ryan Patrick Murphy, the son of Terry and Anne Murphy of East Orange.   Marina is the granddaughter of Paul and Joan Bagalio of East Montpelier, and Angela Pollino and the late Gaetano Pollino of Ogunquit, Main...

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Lost Nation Theater – A Spark Worth Kindling

  by G. E. Shuman   In writing, or in speaking, extolling the praises of anyone or any thing, too often, or too loudly, can get you into trouble. It is the writer’s and speaker’s greatest fear that boredom with the subject would take place, and that their audience would stop reading, or get up and leave, whichever is the case. That being...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  When I was in 7th and 8th grade, the entire class had to go one night a week and take dancing lessons. I know that the girls didn’t really like it, and I can only assume that the boys hated it! But back in those days nobody asked what they wanted to do, so when dancing school came around, we all went and although we might not have liked it,...

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler ***1/2

  I roll my eyes at the English people’s obsession with the royal family. But, truth be told, Americans are just as obsessed with our presidents.   The president is just one man in a government of thousands. And due to the Constitutional framework of checks and balances, the president doesn’t have all that much power to change things. But...

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The Election of 1840

by Sen. Bill Doyle   The campaign of 1840 was one of the most spectacular ever waged in Vermont. More people voted (56,117) than in any previous Vermont election. Not until 1868 would the vote be exceeded (57,978).   The 1840 Whig State Convention was held in Burlington on June 25. It was reported to be the largest ever held in New Englan...

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Empowering patients to become self-health advocates through use of technology

Advances in technology have shaped the way we communicate and have enabled the modern-day patient to easily connect with medical experts, patient advocates and others living with their disease. Through computers, handheld devices like tablets and smart phones, and social media, patients are also able to instantly access credible information –...

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Simple ways to green your life at home and at work

Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s the mantra we’ve heard for decades, and it appears Americans are taking the message to heart and making efforts to go green in all aspects of their lives. Whether it’s in their own home or at their place of work, being earth-friendly isn’t just a trend; it’s the new modern way of lif...

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Money-saving tips to help you stock up this season

As summer winds down, many are heading into a busy buying season with Labor Day soirees and preparing for back-to-school. With the average family expected to spend an average of $ 634.78 on back-to-school shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation, consumers are seeking cost saving strategies to ensure they are getting the most...

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