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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Please Support Early Educators’ Right to Organize

Editor:   I support the Early Educators Right to Organize bill and I hope my legislators will support it, too.   The early educator workforce is primarily women, and they have historically been isolated. Allowing them to form a union would provide opportunities to work together.   I am glad that VT Early Educators United is working o...

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Right to Organize Bill Benefits Everyone

  Editor:   I believe the Right to Organize bill should be passed by our legislators so that low income families and single parents can go to work knowing their children are well cared for.   This bill will benefit not only the children by providing them with quality care, but also ensuring the parent or parents that their children a...

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Consider Serving on Berlin School Board

      Editor:   The Berlin Elementary School Board of Directors is seeking candidates to fill three vacant positions in 2014. Four months ago I volunteered to fill a position that was vacated by a long serving board member that chose not to finish her term. In those four months, I have been amazed at the wealth of knowledge and...

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Community Connections is Vital for our Children and Families

  Editor:   I am writing to share my concerns about the potential loss of Community Connections. I have a 7-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter at Union Elementary School. They access CC two days a week for after school care, and have attended school vacation camps and summer programs. CC fills in an enormous gap in our community.  ...

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Winter Banquet and Auction to Benefit Aldrich Library

  Editor:   As President of the Friends of the Aldrich Public Library in Barre, I am happy to announce our 13th annual Winter Banquet and Auction to be held on February 1, 2014 at the Elks Club on Jefferson St. in Barre.   We are dedicating this dinner to the memory of our dear friend and chef, Chet Briggs. The dinner will be beef te...

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New year, new you: Five easy tips to get more fiber

For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. This January will be no different for the many Americans who will think about improving their diet. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider. Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits...

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Annual Foil Epee Doubles Tournament

Annual Foil Epee Doubles Tournament Event on 2014-03-23 00:00:00 Annual Foil Epee Doubles Tournament Mar 23, 2014 Enter with a partner-one foilist and one epeeist per team. Please enter epee-ist first, foilist second! Entry fee per team if registered by 3/18, per team for later registration. (Please ignore spaces for 3rd and 4th team member when re...

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Resolve to reduce waste this year

Americans produce 25 percent more household waste during the holiday season – that’s an extra 1.2 million tons of trash per week from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Here are some simple resolutions for the new year that can help you to do more with less waste. Recycle more plastics: Plastics recycling is growing rapidly, so make...

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Unique and nutty twists on traditional holiday recipes

With the holidays fast approaching it’s time to enjoy some of the season’s tastiest foods. Small twists can turn a traditional dish into a holiday classic. The good news is it’s simple to add a fresh twist to holiday favorites with easy additions like Fisher Nuts. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, an Iron Chef and expert on Food Network ,...

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Job searching skills to help boost confidence

Finding employment can be a full-time job these days. High numbers of job seekers can make it a challenge for those looking for long-term jobs and careers. Before your confidence begins to wane, it can help to remember that the skills applied to a search for employment can strengthen performance on the job. “With a thoughtful and determined a...

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