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April 25th, 2014

2013 November

The Wild Turkey Contributed to Thanksgiving

One of our native wildlife species historically played an important role on Thanksgiving Day. North America’s native wild turkeys were the ancestors of the Thanksgiving turkey on our dinner table.   Originally found only in the wild, turkeys now exist as meat-producing domesticated derivatives — the broad breasted white, broad breasted b...

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Governor Deane C. Davis

  by Sen. Bill Doyle   The Democrat who tried to follow in Hoff’s gubernatorial shoes failed. John Daley of Rutland was beaten in 1968 by Deane C. Davis, former president of National Life Insurance Company of Montpelier and long-time Republican. Davis, who possessed wit and charm, combined a person-to-person campaign with imaginative tele...

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Montpelier Recognized as Bicycle-Friendly, But Work Still to Be Done

  Editor:   With support from Mayor Hollar and the City Council, Montpelier recently earned the bronze level “bicycle-friendly community” award from the League of American Bicyclists. I’m writing to clarify what this distinction means.   Essentially, Montpelier has been recognized for making a commitment to becoming friendly to bicyc...

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In What Direction is Our Leader Taking Us?

    Editor:   With relatively little national fanfare, today, November 19th. 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.   If you didn’t notice the passing of this momentous day, you are not alone. Many of us went about our day unaware of, or unconcerned with this day’s significance. Eve...

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Feast Senior Meal Program Appreciates Support

  Editor: Feast senior meal program partners Just Basics, Inc., Montpelier Senior Activity Center, and Good Taste Catering, would like to thank all the community members, business owners and individual donors that supported our October 18th Harvest Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction.   Dozens of volunteers contributed time in selling ti...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I met a very nice and helpful woman the other day who shared with me how much she hated her computer and how she considered throwing it away that very morning! She actually showed me with her fingers how close she came, and it was about ½ inch. She said just what I have said for several years now -  most of her problem was because she now li...

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CBGB *1/2

The year was 1976. The country celebrated its bicentennial. I was born. And rock music on top-40 radio was awful.   Peter Frampton, Chicago, Wings, Elton John, Aerosmith. These artists were simply not very interesting.   In fact, I’m not sure they should even be called artists. Artist implies that they were driven by a muse to create fine...

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Creating a successful afterschool routine for kids

The homework, the activities, the bustling schedule – sometimes school days can feel like utter chaos. With only a few hours to juggle multiple tasks after the last bell rings, it’s easy for both parents and kids to feel rushed and stressed. But experts believe creating a positive afterschool routine can support learning and development...

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Consejos para remodelación ahorro de costes para su cocina

Los compradores hispanos están haciendo una fuerte impresión en el mercado inmobiliario en los Estados Unidos que nunca.  Según la Asociación Nacional de Profesionales Hispanos de Bienes Raíces, la cifra de hispanos propietarios de viviendas totalizó 4.24 millones en el año 2000, elevándo...

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Competing against the odds: Special Olympics athlete with rare disorder succeeds on and off the track

At a recent Special Olympics Summer Games, one athlete took center stage to receive a gold medal – something that symbolized much more than winning a sporting event. For Ryan Groves, a 26-year-old from Michigan, the award meant he was confronting a lifelong challenge that started when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder called tuberous scle...

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