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August 1st, 2014

2014 March

Es posible que en su próximo coche se use fibra de carbono

La fibra de carbono ha sido objeto de gran atención últimamente, debido a su uso generalizado en los aviones ligeros de alta tecnología Dreamliner 787 de Boeing. Pero la mayoría de los estadounidenses tendrá contacto probable con este moderno material en un vehículo más práctico, pues los fabr...

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Caring for your community: Three ways to give back year-round

Do you think your family should get involved in volunteer efforts, but you don’t know how to get started? Whether you choose to be active in your community on a weekly basis or dedicate holidays to helping out, it’s never too late to begin giving something back, and there are many ways to make a difference on a local and national level....

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Paralympic alpine skier breaks barriers on the slopes

Ralph Green was a well-rounded junior athlete. He excelled as a football quarterback and basketball point guard for his high school in Brooklyn, N.Y. His life dramatically changed at the age of 15 when a gunshot wound in the back resulted in the amputation of his left leg from the hip down. Today, Green, 36, is the first African-American male to ma...

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Subaru Donates $17,250 to the Vermont Foodbank

Last week, funding for more than 51,000 meals was provided for children, families, and seniors in Vermont who struggle with hunger, thanks to 69 new Subaru owners who purchased new Subarus at Twin City Subaru this holiday season.   The $17,249.93 donation from Subaru of America is the happy conclusion of Subaru’s 6th annual Share the Love even...

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Don’t Miss GMUW’s 8th Annual Kaleidoscope Talent Show

It’s time for Green Mountain United Way’s 8th Annual Kaleidoscope of Talent Show. You don’t want to miss this most enjoyable feature of local talent on Saturday, March 8th starting at 7pm at the Spaulding High School Auditorium in Barre. There will be singers, instrumentalists, dancers, jugglers and music of all genres. Major sponsors of this event...

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Maureen’s Sweet Treats

Maureen’s Sweet Treats owners Rich and Maureen Morey (front row, 2nd and 3rd from left) are joined by community supporters, city officials, and representatives of the Barre Partnership for a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new bakery in downtown Barre. Maureen’s Sweet Treats features home baked goods, specialty cupcakes and bagels....

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Season of Pink

The Barre Swish 8th grade boys basketball team and their “Season of Pink” exceeded their fundraising goal and presented Brantley Brooks, 2, from Essex, this year’s Freezing Fun for Families beneficiary, with a check for over $2,800. Thank you to everyone for the donations and support in helping them reach and exceed their goal....

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Senate Report

Vermont’s 1777 Constitution Vermont’s Constitution written in 1777 was one year before our nation declared its independence in 1776 and twelve years before our nationl constitution was written in 1787. The year 1777 was espe-cially important for Vermont. We declared our independence from England and New York and prevailed at the Battle of Benningto...

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Max’s View

Pompeii **1/2 Just as clearly as the United States is the ultimate superpower of our time, The Roman Empire was the great superpower of the ancient world. There are still places on earth that are backward and uncivilized to this day. 2000 years ago, the Romans had already built an impressively sophisticated society. When you bathe today using water...

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Max’s View

Nominated for Best Documentary The Square *** 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 Liberty, Equal...

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