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July 29th, 2014

2013 November

How to lose a sweet tooth

Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn’t exactly have to twist your arm to make brownies last...

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Robotics Tourney Draws Local Teams to Norwich

Gov. Shumlin met with the Berlin Elementary FLL team during a recent visit to the school for an educational conference. By Tom Herzig   NORTHFIELD – Vermont’s first ever FIRST LEGO League robotics competition regional qualifying event will be held at Norwich University Saturday, November 16 from 9-3 p.m.   Seventeen teams of up to 10 kids...

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Is a Success

  The annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Central VT recently announced the final fundraising total of over $121,000 in 2013 to support the Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer.   “Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, area residents certainly did their part...

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Rifle Deer Season Starts Saturday, Nov. 16

  Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s statewide traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins November 16 and ends Sunday, December 1.   A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one inch or longer from base to tip. The ma...

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GMUW Partners with Barry Rotary Club & CVCAC in Give-A-Gallon Project

  Pictured (left to right): Chip Castle, Barre Rotarian; Hal Cohen, Executive Director of Central VT Community Action Council; and Nancy Zorn, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way. A family’s everyday life is drastically changed when a job loss occurs or when they experience unexpected medical bills. It isn’t long before utility bills an...

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Game Wardens Looking for Tips on Suspicious Activities

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters to be on the alert for activities that may represent poaching or the illegal take of game animals. “While we work with communities throughout the year to protect animal populations, acts of poaching typically ramp up in November as deer hunting season approaches,” said Major Dennis...

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How to boost energy efficiency in your home and live green

It’s now easier than ever for homeowners to transform their homes into models of green living thanks to the growing availability of affordable, energy-smart building products and materials. From replacing incandescent light bulbs to reviewing the energy rating on new appliances, more homeowners are making informed decisions on how to cut ener...

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Max’s View on “Captain Phillips” Lacked Research

  Editor:   I sometimes find myself agreeing wholehearted, and sometimes disagreeing vehemently, with Max’s movie reviews. I’ll say this, though, they are always entertaining, offering readers a inimitable perspective on film, usually with some unique social commentary thrown in.   I usually read Max’s review, good or bad, then shrug...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  On the 27th of this month, Malcolm and I will be married 47 years. I, of course, had lived in our town for about five years before our marriage. And when I first came to this town, I thought it was the most wonderful place I had ever been. I had kindly neighbors and everyone in the town seemed to love being together, Actually, I thought that...

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12 Years A Slave ****

  Slavery is bad. Everybody knows that. Everybody agrees with that.   So there’s no point of making a simple anti-slavery movie. That would be as pointless as making an anti-Osama Bin Laden movie. Everybody agrees that Bin Laden was awful. And he’s gone forever, anyway.   To make a great film about slavery, you need to give us more t...

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