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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Elks Host Vermont State Hoop Shoot

   First place Hoop Shoot winners with Vermont Hoop Shoot Director Steve Edgerley and Vermont State President Keith Palmer.     On Saturday January 25, the Vermont State Elks Association held its annual Vermont State Hoop Shoot contest at Spaulding High School. Ten of the state’s thirteen Elks Lodges were represented at the state competit...

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Climate Change: How It’s Hurting Winter Sports

  On the eve of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Vermont Law School will host a panel discussion about how climate change continues to jeopardize the winter sports industry, both globally and in New England. The symposium on “Brown Slopes, Bare Trails” will be held from 12:45 to 2pm on Thursday, Feb. 6, and include a climate scientist as well as...

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Shapiro-Withrow

Mrs. Betsy A. Shapiro, of Waterbury, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Emily Elizabeth Shapiro to Daniel Walter Withrow, son of Richard and Deborah Withrow of Hilton, New York. Emily is also the daughter of the late Andrew M. Shapiro.   The future bride graduated from Union 32 High School in 2005, and graduated from Norwic...

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Heroes Wanted!

Editor:     Is there an unsung Hero in your community? We need your help so that we can tell their story.   At its first ever Heroes Breakfast, the Vermont & New Hampshire Upper Valley American Red Cross will honor community members who have demonstrated heroism through extraordinary acts of courage or kindness. The Heroes Breakf...

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The Act of Killing ***1/2

Nominated for Best Documentary     Very few Americans get away with murder.   The vast majority of killers are promptly arrested and serve time. The handful who are not caught probably can’t rest easy. They have to spend the rest of their lives sleeping with one eye open, fearful that the blond lady from “Cold Case” is tracking them down....

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Reiss’s Pieces

I have had so many people talk to me about their childhood and how different things are today that I really began to think about it. And I have to tell you that I also believe that things are different today and I am still not quite sure if the “good ole days” were really that good!   I know that back when I was growing up, children were defin...

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Consuelo Northrup Bailey: Vermont’s First Woman Speaker

  Consuelo Northrup Bailey was Vermont’s first woman to hold the office of Speaker of the House. When she was 15 years old, Bailey was a spectator at an inheritance trial of a prominent St. Albans woman. The basic argument against the woman who deserved the money was that she was too small a woman to inherit a large amount of money.   The...

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Key tax law changes that could impact your return

The majority of this year’s key tax law changes were the result of two acts – the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The easiest way to navigate all the tax law changes and determine if you qualify for hundreds of tax benefits, is to use an online or mo...

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Healthy, decadent reduced-guilt desserts

Rich, indulgent foods adorn many winter dessert tables. Sweets of the season tend to be rich in flavor but also calories and fat. Still, you don’t have to deny your sweet cravings. It is possible to create satisfying treats that are healthier than traditional fare. With these quick nutrition-savvy tips, decadent desserts has never tasted so g...

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