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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Americans concerned about outliving their money

What concerns Americans the most as they look ahead toward the retirement years? One of their biggest worries is outliving their money, according to a recent survey by Prudential Retirement. A substantial 71 percent of survey respondents fear they may not have enough retirement income to last a lifetime. Only one in five are highly confident they w...

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Parents urged to get kids vaccinated against meningococcal disease for new school year

Moms do all they can to prepare their kids for a healthy transition from summer vacation to the new school year, which brings new teachers, homework and demanding sports practices. But, when gearing up for the transition, there is one thing moms might be forgetting to protect their children against: potentially fatal meningococcal disease. While pa...

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Formas simples de incorporar aire puro a un baño o cocina mal ventilada

Si existe un lugar en la casa que necesita aire puro desesperadamente, es la cocina. Y si hay otro que se puede beneficiar con el dulce aliento de la Madre Naturaleza, es el baño. Cuando la humedad y el mal olor se acumulan en una habitación, se producen desagradables resultados, desde el moho hasta el aire húmedo y desagradabl...

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You can donate your time as well as your money

Nonprofit organizations depend on monetary donations to keep their operations running and support the communities they serve. Many people, however, want to do more than write a check to local organizations they support, so they become volunteers. When people choose to donate their time, energy and skills to support a community organization, the imp...

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Bobby Petrocelli to Speak at SHS this Wednesday

This Wednesday, September 18th, all parents, community members, and families with middle and high school age students are welcome to a presentation by Bobby Petrocelli, to be held at 7pm in the Spaulding High School auditorium in Barre.   Bobby Petrocelli is an international speaker, author, coach, teacher, and noted authority on positive life...

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Front Porch Forum Now Available in Every Vermont Town

  The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) and Front Porch Forum (FPF) jointly announced last week that Front Porch Forum has expanded and is now available statewide in every Vermont town and neighborhood. The announcement was made possible after significant investment by VCRD’s Vermont Digital Economy Project and software development b...

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Field for 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational Announced

  The 43-car field for the 5th Annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been announced. The biggest names in American Canadian Tour Late Models will be on hand for the event on Saturday, September 21.   The field will be led by twelve drivers who have won an Invitational qualifier event. A strong contingent fr...

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History of the Vermont State House at Montpelier

        By H. Brooke Paige   When Vermont was in its infancy, its elected leaders met in various locations throughout the republic, as Vermont had no capital city or town. Vermont entered the Union in 1791 and the legislature continued its nomadic ways, meeting in a different location each year. For thirty-five years Vermont’s g...

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VT Bald Eagle Nests Successful in 2013

A bald eagle sits on a nest near Barnet along the Connecticut River. Vermont’s 16 known bald eagle nests produced 26 young this year. Photo by John Hall, VT Fish & Wildlife.     Bald eagles in the state had a very good nesting season in 2013, according to a report from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont. From 1...

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Some Important Facts About Literacy

  Editor:   September 23-29 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and a good time for all of us to tune into a few facts about literacy. Did you know that……?   - More that 30 million adults in the U.S. – 14% of the country’s adult population – cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level....

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