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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Not home for the holidays: the beauty of holiday traveling

Vocalists from Perry Como and the Carpenters to Michael Buble have warbled about how wonderful it is to be home for the holidays. But who says you have to buy into that belief? Not being home for the holidays offers many advantages, including the opportunity to travel, visit far-off loved ones or just immerse yourself in total relaxation during one...

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Dog-gone vacation: Three essentials to pack when traveling with pets

Pets are members of the family – so much so that more families today are traveling with their four-legged companions than ever before. In fact, 40 percent of pet owners now bring their pets on family vacations, according to the American Humane Association. Although packing for your pet may seem like a walk in the park, a few missed items coul...

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Winter home safety: Quick steps to help protect your family

As cooler weather descends, homes heat up and so does the risk your family could experience a home fire or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most home fires and CO poisonings occur in the winter. Besides heating appliances, seasonal activities such as increased cooking, candle usage and holiday d...

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Attractive career opportunities await engineering graduates

Many recent engineering graduates are reaping the benefits of a flourishing job market for specializations within the growing field. Engineering occupations are expected to grow by more than 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nation’s aging infrastructure is, at least in part, spurring the growth as...

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Central Vermont Residents Ready To Stuff The Truck Again!

107.1 Frank-fm, Froggy 100.9 and 1450 WSNO announce that the Stuff-A-Truck Food And Funds Drive for the Central Vermont Salvation Army Emergency Food Shelf returns to 802 Toyota  Scion and Twin City Subaru next to the Berlin Mall on November 21st. The stations will attempt again to stuff a Bellavance tractor trailer with canned food, and will also...

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Thomas Friedman to Speak at Norwich

    Norwich University will present Thomas Friedman, internationally renowned author, reporter, columnist and Pulitzer Prize recipient in the second event in this year’s Fall Todd Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7pm in Plumley Armory.   An author of five bestsellers, Friedman will discuss the book he recently co-authored with Michae...

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Sign Up Now for Toys for Tots/Salvation Army Christmas Program

  Toys for Tots of Washington County and The Salvation Army of Barre have joined forces to maximize assistance for local families this holiday season. As financial situations become increasingly difficult for many, it could result in no toys under someone’s Christmas tree. It is the Marines and The Salvation Army’s mission to spread joy and ch...

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Spaulding Students Rewarded

The Sugarbush Student Achievement Program rewards current students who achieved high honors at least 3 out of 4 terms for the 2013-2014 academic year. This program rewards hardworking students while also giving other students an incentive to achieve more. Their hope is to foster a stronger relationship between schools and communities. This year 29...

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Health Department Launches “Make Your Moment Now” Campaign

  Sheila Leno does not like to run and is now a runner, likes to eat but now is careful about how much, and likes to sleep but still wakes up many mornings at 4:20am to attend a free fitness boot camp.   The result: Leno lost 73 pounds, and looks and feels like a new person. She’s one of four Vermonters who tell about the moment they deci...

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Open Letter to the Barre Town Board of Selectmen

  Editor: Senator James Jeffords is retired, ill, and in his declining years. The decision of the board to turn down the naming of a bridge in Senator Jeffords’ honor is small-minded and petty.   The board’s motivation in snubbing Jeffords is that near the end of his service in the U.S. Senate, he left the Republican party. He didn’t. The...

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