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Vermont History Expo in Tunbridge This Weekend

Both braided and hooked rug-making will be demonstrated at the Vermont History Expo, along with many other crafts and artisanal works.   The 2014 theme for Vermont History Expo is “Artists and Artisans: Vermont’s Creative Heritage.” Visitors can see two centers of crafts at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22—one n...

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2014 Central Vermont Cycling Tour This Weekend

 The Central Vermont Cycling Tour – perhaps the best dirt-road bicycle ride in New England – spins down the road for its fifth edition this summer. Vermont has thousands of miles of dirt roads, and this June 22 the CVCT runs on three different courses, from easy to challenging, over some of the best back roads anywhere. Named one of Ver...

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Backus-Shangraw

Penny Kellogg and Brian Hartigan of Randolph, and Steve Backus of Randolph, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mallory Backus to Samuel Shangraw, son of Kay Shangraw and the late Dennis Shangraw of Williamstown. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Randolph Union High School, and graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2012 wit...

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It’s Picnic Time!

  Well, I waited all winter for this, and it’s finally here! Picnic time! In some ways I can’t believe it, because only last week I took my snow shovel from under the carport and put it in the cellar, but it’s actually true. As most people know, winter here in Vermont is only separated from summer by about three minutes of spring-like weather,...

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Reiss’s Pieces

  I am going to do something today that in the 30+ years I have been writing to you, I have never done before! And before I begin, let me explain to you why. A few months ago, I was talking to a friend about the best recipe in the world to make for a group of friends, or if you have to take a dish to a school or church supper. And of course, s...

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Why I Love House of Cards

  “Congressman Max Abrams: hopelessly conservative. Abrams voted to increase Medicare co-pays for people most in need. And Abrams co-sponsored a bill that would have raised the minimum age for Social Security recipients. Max Abrams: Bad for seniors. Bad for Vermont. (Paid for by Ted Wilkins for Congress 2014).” If I were a politician, I’d have...

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Montpelier Supports Reduction of Prison Population for Non-violent Offenders

  Many thanks to the 634 citizens of Montpelier who participated in the annual Town Meeting Survey. Montpelier supported reduction of prison population, expressed concern about increased use of opiates, and supported increasing the minimum wage. Montpelier’s return was the highest in Washington County. Following are some of the comments....

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Thanks to Mrs. Massie and All School Bus Drivers

  Editor:   As this school year comes to an end, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of school bus drivers and in particular that of our wonderful bus driver, Marilyn Massie. When we moved back to Berlin (Mike and I are both U-32 graduates) we were lucky enough to buy a house along her route. Sara and Michael first stepped onto her...

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Barre Friends of Education Encourages Attendance at BCEMS Budget Forum on June 23rd

  Editor:   On June 10th, the Barre City Elementary & Middle School budget was narrowly defeated by twenty votes. The fourth try at passing a budget for the school is scheduled for Monday, June 30th at the Barre Auditorium. Before the revote, however, the BCEMS School Board has scheduled an Informational Forum for voters to learn abou...

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Secretos para tener éxito al aplicar tinte en la plataforma de su patio

Probablemente, después del paso de uno de los inviernos más crudos de la historia, la plataforma de su patio estará bastante afectada por los elementos. Y las lluvias primaverales implicarán más daños potenciales a la madera sin protección. El agua es el peor enemigo de su plataforma, pues provoca ra...

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