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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Life after stroke: Advice for physical and emotional recovery

Did you know a stroke occurs every 40 seconds on average? About 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association. If you or a loved one has survived a stroke, recovery depends largely on the severity of the brain damage. With love, support and patience, the journey toward a new normal can be...

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VT Agricultural Hall of Fame Honors Cabot’s Bob Davis

By H. Brooke Paige       Bob Davis doesn’t view his lifelong passion for dairying as anything special. As he told WDEV’s Mark Johnson, in a recent interview, “I was just doing my job!”   You see, Bob is a very modest fellow who finds it difficult to confess that it was his management and technical skills that were responsible fo...

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Travis Stearns Scores First ACT Win in Labor Day Classic

  Travis Stearns of Auburn, Maine scored his first career American Canadian Tour victory in one of the biggest races on the 2013 schedule. The rookie held off eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar to claim the win in the 35th Annual Vermont Foodbank Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road on Sunday, Sept. 1.   Two-time Thunder Road Champion Da...

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Second Saturday Gallery Talk Features Italian-American Stoneworkers in Vermont

  On September 14 at 2pm, the Vermont Historical Society offers a Second Saturday Gallery Talk at the Vermont History Center at 60 Washington Street in Barre.   Middlebury College Professor Ilaria Brancoli-Busdraghi will present a short talk about the heritage and history of Italian-American stoneworkers in Vermont.   “While you’re a...

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Vermont Tourism Kicks Off Seventh Annual Apples to iPods Contest

Vermont Tourism Kicks Off Seventh Annual Apples to iPods Contest     Vermont’s pick-your-own orchards will offer a chance to win an iPod during the Apples to iPods promotion that kicks off this Sunday, September 8.   In this technology-meets-agriculture contest, one specially marked wooden apple is hidden in an apple tree at 16 Vermo...

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Fish & Wildlife Dept Unveils New Online Hunter Education Registration

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is encouraging new hunters to sign up now for a hunter education course through its new online registration system. The new system allows hunters to search for courses in their area and to enroll online.   All new hunters, trappers, and bow-hunters in Vermont must pass the required hunter education cour...

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Add years to your pet’s life with expert tips

Few things in life are as special as the unconditional love and loyalty a pet provides. With 78.2 million owned dogs and 86.4 million owned cats in the United States, according to The Humane Society, it’s obvious Americans enjoy having pets. What might not be so apparent is how best to care for them. When it comes to making sure your pet stay...

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Thank You for Successful Blood Drive

Editor:   On August 29, Vermont’s Enhanced 9-1-1 Board sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive in Montpelier. The drive was a success thanks to the many donors and potential donors who were willing to take the time and give the gift of life. A blood drive is nothing without donors; your efforts were greatly and truly appreciated.   We...

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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer – ***1/2

DVD Pick One of the most arrogant things a person can do is send another person to prison.   When you order someone to go to jail, you are essentially saying: “I am a man. You are an animal. Now go into your cage until I decide it’s okay to let you out.”   As arrogant as that is, it is not nearly as arrogant as sending people to prison fo...

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‘Taking’ Pictures

‘Taking’ Pictures   By G. E. Shuman       Vacation season is about over. For most families the camper is put away, the pool is due for its fall cleaning (as soon as the leaves finish filling it up), the motorcycles and barbecue grills are still in use, but much less than weeks ago, and the kids are back in school. Yes, vacation...

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