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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Reiss’s Pieces

Well, the Christmas part of this holiday season is now history for 2013 and it was a wonderful time for the Reiss family. I have to admit it wasn’t like a Norman Rockwell painting, but it was fun although very hectic.   Malcolm and I are the only ones that stayed at home but Sarah and Rene and their three children came on the Saturday after Ch...

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Right Around the Corner

  When I was a child, and when you were a child, summers seemed to last forever. Tell me if I’m wrong. A school year was painfully long, but summer break made up for it all. Each warm month off seemed like a year in itself, or seemed, at least, long enough so that, as we played in the sun, September was not even a thought until only days befor...

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Governor Jim Douglas

In 2002, Republican Jim Douglas, a former legislator, state treasurer and secretary of state, defeated Lt. Governor Doug Racine in the hard-fought Governor’s race. Douglas was the first Republican to hold the governorship in over a decade. He entered the office “during a period of dramatic economic downturn and declining state revenue.” His goal wa...

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Small businesses go leaner, more effective with technology tools

While the Great Recession convinced many big corporations to improve efficiency and reduce spending, small businesses have historically known the value of operating “lean and mean.” Many have never had another option, and have always had to accomplish more with less. Fortunately, technology is making it easier than ever for small-busine...

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Community impact: Resetting the perceptions of public housing

Food, water, shelter – all basic human needs. But for millions of Americans, having a secure place to call home is financially out of reach, even if they work full-time. From veteran to teacher to single mom, public housing helps 2.2 million people throughout the country, with half a million more on waiting lists. Despite providing a critical...

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Ministerial Standing & Standards Committee-Randolph

Ministerial Standing & Standards Committee-Randolph Event on 2014-01-07 09:00:00 Location: Conference Office, 36 N. Main St., Randolph, VT at Vermont Conference United Church of Christ 36 North Main Street Randolph, United States...

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Una apariencia fácil y hermosa para cada mujer en la temporada festiva

Sentirse magníficamente durante la temporada festiva contribuye a darle un mayor significado a las celebraciones. Cuando se siente bella, su confianza y carisma brillarán, ya sea en una fiesta de su oficina o una reunión familiar. No tiene que vestirse como una modelo de pasarela para tener una apariencia festiva. Sólo d...

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Can your morning cup of joe make the world a better place?

Can’t start your day without a cup of coffee? You’re not alone; 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends study. All those cups of joe, however, can do more than give Americans the boost they need to wake up. They also have the potentia...

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Parenting tips to help young children love to read

Children are energetic learners, trying to make sense of the world around them. One of the most important activities to help a child stretch his mind, especially in the early years, is reading. From birth to age 5, development in all areas of the brain is rapid, so it is especially important during this time that parents make an intentional effort...

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Best business investment for 2014: Fueling employee engagement

Do your employees feel personally connected to the organization they work for? Would they recommend your workplace to others? If the answer to any of those questions is “no,” you’re far from alone. Employee engagement is way down, so low that a recent study found that two-thirds of the U.S. workforce is not fully engaged. What exa...

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