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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Green Up Barre City

  Editor: Last year’s Green Up event had a phenomenal turnout, and this year we’re hoping for even more participation. As you (and your tires) may know, Barre’s roads have had a very rough winter. Melting snow has left behind massive amounts of trash, a very disconcerting sight. That is why Green Up Day/Week will be so vital this year. Spauldi...

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Viking Apocalypse **1/2

Available on Netflix   Based on the violence in movies and on the news, one might think that this is an unusually violent time in human history. But, happily, this isn’t true at all. The more you learn about the past, the more you realize how wonderfully peaceful we are in comparison. Take, for example, the Viking Era (793 – 1100). Durin...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I am sure that there will be retailers who think what I have to say is outrageous! But I don’t want them to think that I am telling the public not to shop locally, because I really am not. I shop locally and am always pleased with what I buy. However, I would like to add that if local retailers would be sure that they and their employees wer...

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Calais Supports Cell Service and Broadband

Many thanks to the Calais citizens who participated in the annual Town Meeting Survey. Calais supported cell and broadband, prohibition of cell phones, and concern about opiates. Comments and results are as follows.   Natural Gas “Natural gas is obviously an important part of Vermont’s economy today, but we need to start aggressively weaning o...

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5 outdoor living trends that instantly turn a drab deck into a beautiful oasis

Warm weather means more time to spend outside enjoying gentle breezes and sunshine-filled days. Is your deck or patio ready for months of outdoor fun? If your outdoor space is a bit drab, there’s no need to fret. The year’s top trends in outdoor living will transform any deck in an instant and create a space that is truly an extension o...

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SURE- Fire Meetings

SURE- Fire Meetings Event on 2014-07-10 08:30:00  SURE Fire Meetings July 10-11, 2014 Montpelier VT   Peter Perkins  peterp@globallearningpartners.com 888.432.2763, ext. 106    Early Bird Discount Register before May 12th & get the 10% discount automatically. Group Discount 10% off for 3 or more from the same organization. For the promotional...

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Las verduras, con su buena apariencia y sabor, también benefician su salud ocular

Después de un invierno crudo y extenso, es hora de celebrar el comienzo del verano con días de campo ,  actividades al aire libre con  amigos y familiares y de disfrutar los alimentos frescos de temporada. Es probable que  al crear el menú para las próximas celebraciones veraniegas, no se haya dado cuenta...

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Small tumor, major consequences: an acromegaly patient’s journey

Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training. It started with exhaustion and grew to include acne, joint pain, irregular menstrual cycles and,...

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Parents: How to pick the right cost-effective technology device for your child’s learning

When it comes to education, Americans may hotly debate testing, grading and teacher accountability, but one topic that finds wide-spread support among educators, parents, legislators and students is the value of technology in the classroom. With a majority of teachers reporting in a PBS Learning Media survey that they use technology to reinforce an...

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Building your professional brand

Personal branding is an elusive topic to most people, yet it is important for career success. Wise professionals with career success know it can mean the difference between landing that dream job and never getting noticed. So what do you think of when you hear the word “professional brand?” Simply stated, a brand is a promise of the val...

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