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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Deck staining secrets for success

After one of the toughest winters on record, your backyard deck may be looking worse for wear. And spring showers will just bring more potential damage to unprotected wood. Water is your deck’s worst enemy. It causes ugly and expensive cracking and splitting. Luckily, restoring your deck’s beauty and protecting it from further damage ca...

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Umbrella insurance: Are you adequately covered?

If you have auto insurance, you probably think you have all the coverage you need for yourself, your spouse and your teenage drivers. Likewise, your homeowners insurance will take care of repair costs in case the pipes burst or there’s a fire. But what happens if you get sued? If your 17-year-old son is involved in a car wreck that seriously...

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Kitchen makeover: 3 simple tips for beauty on a budget

If you’re tired of looking at your outdated kitchen, but feel replacement would be impractical, you’re not alone. In 2014, consumers will be trying to find solutions they can afford to do themselves. Check out these three DIY remodeling trends for simple and unique ways to refresh the most used rooms in the home. 1. Mini-makeover kits Y...

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SPA Encourages Discovery During Open Studio Weekend

SPA studio artist Georgia Landau works on a sculpture.   Find out what a toad house looks like. Discover how encaustic artwork (wax painting) got its start. Why are there so many different paint brushes? Studio artists at Studio Place Arts (SPA) in Barre welcome visits throughout the year and they will be opening their doors along with other a...

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New Local Gleaning Initiative Launched

This spring a new organization, Community Harvest of Central Vermont (CHCV), has been formed in our area to use surplus farm produce to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Central Vermont community. CHCV will work with local farmers and volunteer gleaners to keep surplus from going to waste and make fresh local food available to everyone in our...

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Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies to be Held in Montpelier

The Montpelier Veterans Council recently met to complete plans for the largest Montpelier Memorial Day Service in some time, to be held on Monday, May 26. The program will start with a parade forming at 9:30am at the Main Street roundabout, and stepping off at 10am. All veterans are invited to join in the parade to show your respect of deceased vet...

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Paddlers to Converge for a Race Along the Winooski on June 7th

Time to dust off that old canoe and find your life jackets! A race along the Winooski River is being planned for Saturday, June 7th. Organized by the Friends of the Winooski River, with support from the Vermont River Conservancy, Umiak Outfitters, and the Richmond Grange, the 1st Annual “Onion River Race” will be along the 10-mile stretch of river...

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Over 200 Laps of Racing Excitement at Bear Ridge

The final 22 laps of the rain-shortened KDD NAPA of Bradford night at Bear Ridge were completed for the DIRTcar Bond Auto Sportsman Modifieds in quick fashion, as the drivers settled in to their weekly rhythm. When the rains fell the previous week, Jason Gray Thetford was on the point, and he was able to keep his mojo going when the green waved for...

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Goodrich-Elliott

Jamaica Goodrich of East Montpelier and Josh Elliott of Los Angeles are delighted to announce their engagement. Jamaica is the daughter of Chris and Arlene Goodrich, and Dawn Anderson and Maggie Desch. Josh is the son of Michael Elliott, and Dolly and Noah Williams. Their families share their delight and look forward to the happy occasion, which is...

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Thank You, Gary

If memory serves, and in this rare case, for me, it does, this particular edition of my column in The World is a very special one. The fact is, this writing marks a great demarcation, a stone-chiseled date, and a very important anniversary for me, if for no one else in the ‘world,’ so to speak. You see, this column is number five hundred and twenty...

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