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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Littlewood Farm Conserved with Vermont Land Trust

    Before the word localvore was invented, the Littlewood Farm was providing fresh food to the town of Plainfield and surrounding communities. Owners Joey Klein and Betsy Ziegler have been producing organic fruits, vegetables and plants for the local community for more than 25 years. On January 27th, Joey and Betsy achieved a long-standing go...

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Norwich to Host Fan Appreciation Day

Norwich University will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, February 15 as part of Winter Carnival Weekend 2014.   The full-day event will feature free food, games, prizes and giveaways which coincide with the men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the men’s and women’s hockey teams all in action. It will also serve as all four teams’ S...

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Fish & Wildlife Urges Public to Be Bear Aware This Winter

PHOTO: bear in snow.jpg       Bears have been spotted out of their dens this winter during stretches of rain or low snow cover. Photo courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dept.     The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding Vermonters that variable winter conditions such as lack of snow and winter rain may c...

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Jalonen-Huntington

    Shannon A. Jalonen and Mark A. Huntington have announced their engagement.   The bride-to-be is the daughter of Claudia N. Pastore of Elkings, W.V. and the late Robert E. Jalonen of Las Vegas, Nev. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Spaulding High School, Class of 2004. She is employed with the State of Vermont, DMV, as a Driver Improve...

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One Frozen Valentine

PHOTO: Shuman frozen valentine.jpg   Cool photo by Emily Shuman February can be a tough time of year, here in the North. Many people up here, including yours truly, are just tired of the chores of winter. There is only so much fun that can be gleaned from snow removal and wet gloves. We’re also tired of the people who tell us that it’s Vermont...

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Robert Frost

Dorothy Canfield Fisher had this to say about Robert Frost:   “Any state, even a self-contained, reticent state like Vermont, feels proud when out of all the other places in the world it is chosen for a home by a man of genius. There was a deep unspoken feeling that he belongs with us, that he alone in the world of poets puts into words what w...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  The older I get and the more time I have to sit and think about things, the more I have decided that the best idea that I have ever heard of is “ pay it forward.” If you don’t know what “pay it forward” means, let me tell you. It means that you should do to someone else a good deed, especially if someone has been good to you. And this winter...

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The Square ***

  Nominated for Best Documentary   Americans tend to have a positive view of revolutions.   That certainly makes sense, since the revolution that founded our country was so remarkably successful.   Most revolutions wind up with dreadful unintended consequences, though.   Look at the French Revolution. It began with the ideals of...

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Paid Sick Leave Should be a Basic Right

  Editor:   Last Thursday, I was offended by opposition testimony to paid sick leave. As a young adult, I worked hard to pay my bills and raise my son, struggling with growing debt. For most of my life, I worked in the food service industry. If I got sick, a shift was lost or I could trade shifts with a co-worker. Shift trades were my res...

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Justin Turcotte for Montpelier City Council

  Editor:   I recommend voting for Justin Turcotte as Montpelier District 3 Council member in the upcoming election on March 4.   Justin lives and works in Montpelier and he and his wife are raising their kids here, so he’s going to be involved in and care about our community. He worked with the citizen budget study for the City in 2...

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