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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Check your tax forms for errors and avoid fines for 2013

Tax season will be here before you know it and businesses everywhere want to handle their reporting quickly, efficiently and on time in order to avoid the penalties and fines associated with missed deadlines. In recent years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased its penalties for misfiled or late tax forms. As a result, it’s more...

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Reclaimed wood flooring: How to design with eclectic affordability

Breathing new life into your home with weathered touches, aged accents and historical character is holding true to the popular belief of “what’s old is new.” Sparked from the sustainable living trend, reclaimed, recycled and repurposed wood floors have become one of the hottest green design and remodeling trends. The popularity of...

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Frostival Returns to Montpelier This Weekend

  Montpelier Alive is delighted to bring back Frostival in 2014, January 24th, 25th and 26th. Formerly Montpolar Frostival, this event welcomed many local families to downtown Montpelier last year for three fantastic days of winter events promoting physical movement while shaking off cabin fever, and they are getting ready to do it again this...

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American Crisis I

  by H. Brooke Paige   British Colonists in America had been loyal subjects of the Crown for well over one hundred years. They had fought valiantly for King and Country in the French and Indian War (1756-1763). Many of the Americans who would later make up the Continental Army had gained their military experience fighting with the British...

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Free Ice Fishing Day Festival is January 25

    To celebrate Vermont’s first-ever statewide Free Ice Fishing Day on January 25, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Sportsman are teaming up to host an ice fishing festival on Lake Champlain. Vermont Sportsman is a group that organizes ice fishing tournaments and educational clinics throughout the state.   The...

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Barre Forum on Hunger to Look for Solutions

  Local food shelves reported an overwhelming increase in requests this winter, and an average of 75 people eat breakfast at one of five Barre churches each weekday. Hunger is clearly a serious issue for the people of Barre City and Town. The Greater Barre Democrats will sponsor a public forum featuring John Sayles, Executive Director of the V...

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VT Mountaineers Hot Stove Dinner to Feature Actor Giancarlo Esposito

  The Vermont Mountaineers are bringing back award-winning movie actor Giancarlo Esposito for their Hot Stove Banquet. This annual event will be held on Saturday, January 25th at the Capitol Plaza Grand Ballroom in Montpelier. Kicking off with a meet and greet at 5:30pm, the 2014 event will include dinner, a silent auction, video presentations...

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Justin Morrill: A Leader in Higher Education

  Justin Morrill was born in Strafford in 1810 and was the oldest of 10 children. His school career ended at the age of 14, and he took a job with a storekeeper at $30 a year. In 1831, he formed a partnership with his first employer. He subsequently withdrew from the partnership, married, and embarked on a congressional career.   In 1854,...

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Jobriath A.D. ***

  To me, the history of awesome top-40 rock music begins in 1971.   Marc Bolan went on Britian’s Tops of the Pops wearing a shiny silver blouse with purple pockets. His band T. Rex played their first #1 song – “Hot Love.” And the glam rock phenomenon was born.   The Beatles had just broken up, and with them went the whole 60s m...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  Ever since Malcolm and I have been married, which is now 47 years, we have been supporters of various charities. Well, you can  imagine how upset we were when shortly before Christmas we heard that one of the organizations we supported had stated publicly that they are anti-gay. Now, I don’t know about you, but as opinionated as I am, I don’...

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