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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eliminate VOCs when planning a home remodel

Remodeling a home’s decor leaves the space feeling fresh and new – something which all family members will enjoy for years to come. However, a home remodel can do more than just improve the looks of rooms in the house. It can also improve the indoor air quality – an important factor especially during the winter months when homes a...

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Sweeteners: an easy way to live and eat healthier

With diabetes and obesity cases at alarmingly high levels in the U.S., people are starting to take small steps toward leading healthier lifestyles to try to prevent these issues. Eating healthy and incorporating regular exercise into your lifestyle are some commonly known good first steps, but another great step is “reducing sugar in your die...

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Three big ways small-business owners can save on taxes

If you own a small business, every dollar matters – especially when it comes to taxes. Whether your business is a partnership or corporation, Uncle Sam offers some sizeable deductions to lower your liability, allowing you to put those dollars toward capital and employees. Easy-to-use tax preparation solutions have bec...

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Eco-chic fashion trends: Is your LBD made with recycled plastics?

“Eco-chic” clothing has become a hot fashion trend in recent years – and for good reason. These fashion-forward styles help us look fabulous while doing something fabulous for the environment. For example, eco-friendly clothes and accessories made with recycled plastics now are available in a wider range of styles than ever before...

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El arroz es bueno: cinco datos divertidos que ignoraba de este magnífico grano

Seguramente lo ha comido frito, hervido y “pudinizado”. Y lo ha saboreado en numerosas variedades, como el arroz de grano largo y el blanco. Pero ¿cree que por eso lo sabe todo del arroz? Piénselo de nuevo. En el mundo de los granos notables, el arroz tiene un lugar cimero dentro de los carbohidratos complejos, vers...

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“Inequality for All” to be Screened at Barre’s Old Labor Hall

  On Sunday, February 23rd, the Old Barre Labor Hall organization and the Social Action/Social Justice Committee of the First Church of Barre, Universalist, will be providing its members, students and community at large with the opportunity to view and discuss Inequality for All, an award-winning documentary about income inequality and the way...

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VCDR Celebrates Disability Awareness Day on Feb. 19th

  “Empower People with Disabilities: It’s Only Right(s)” is the theme of Disability Awareness Day this year. On Feb. 19, about 300 members of the Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights are expected to gather at the State House to spread this message to lawmakers.   The two dozen member organizations and allies of VCDR hold Disability Awa...

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Norwich University Hosts Second Annual Memorial Obstacle Course Race

Norwich University’s Golden Anchor Society will host the second-annual Brian Bill Memorial Challenge, a winter military obstacle course race on campus Saturday, Feb. 22.   The event, which begins at 9am, is a fundraiser for the Brian R. Bill Memorial Scholarship, which benefits the sons and daughters of US Navy SEALs or those who have served i...

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Three of Vermont’s Largest Fish of 2013 Are New State Records

Jeremy Ballantine with Carp     Anglers have been entering impressive catches in Vermont’s record fish program every year since records were first kept by the Fish & Wildlife Department in 1969, and 2013 was no exception. Three of the largest fish entered last year also qualified as new all-time state records.   The Vermont Fish...

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$10 Million Federal Grant to Help Prevent Alcohol and Drug Addiction in Vermont

  Gov. Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD recently announced the implementation of a nearly $10 million federal grant to expand early intervention and treatment for adults who are at risk for addiction. The grant will fund a five-year project to launch screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment as part of regular h...

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