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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Nature Walks Offer Look at Barre’s Industrial Past Intertwined with Forested Present

By Aaron Retherford Editor’s note: The WORLD will explore the different activities available within the Barre Town Forest and the greater Millstone Trails network. This week, we’ll focus on the weekly Nature Walks. The Barre Town Forest might officially only be a few years old, but it has plenty to offer anyone who wants to explore whether it is on...

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Please Don’t Miss This!

By G. E. Shuman You know, timing is everything, and mine is usually terrible when it comes to promoting local goings-on in this column. But, friends and neighbors, not this time. This time I have ample opportunity to announce and explain something that you really should get yourself to, in Montpelier, in about a week. And, this time, you also have...

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Max’s View

Alexandria ***1/2 We live in a world of luxury and comfort and technological advancement. It would be logical to think that progress is the natural order of things. It seems like the story of history should be a tale of ever-expanding knowledge and scientific know-how. Nope. Not even close. History isn’t a straight-line toward anything. History is...

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Senate Report: Vermont’s Major Role in Our Independence

By Senator Bill Doyle When we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we should remember the contributions made by Vermonters in the fight for independence. In his “History of Vermont,” Walter Crockett made reference to Ethan Allen and the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. Crockett wrote, “The first surrender of a British fortress in the long st...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I have written more than one article about the wonderful community dinners we have in the Mad River Valley. The last Friday of every month is the time and the United Church (the white one in Waitsfield) is the place. However, without the efforts of all the different organizations who take turns cooking the dinner and serving it, it wo...

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Generous Gift Provides Horse Therapy for Veterans

Editor, Rhythm of the Rein would like to recognize a substantial donation of $5,000 made by Gladys Day Thompson in memory of her brother and her husband who both served in WWII. This fund will assure that no veteran ever seeking the growth and self restorative powers of working with horses will need to pay for attending. We are indebted to Mrs. Tho...

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Pump & Pantry Doubles Size Much To Liking Of Williamstown Community

With a name like Sam Adams, you can only expect great things and that’s exactly what the long time owner of the Pump & Pantry in Williamstown has done. For over 15 years, Adams has operated the main store and hub of activity in vivacious Williamstown. Now he has more than doubled (from 5,000 square feet to 11,000 square feet) the size of Pump...

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Just Basics, Inc. Teams up with Community Connections, MSAC to Serve Free Lunch for Children

By Aaron Retherford Just Basics, Inc. has been successful in providing meals to seniors and others in need throughout the Montpelier area as the parent organization of Feast and the Montpelier Food Pantry. Now, Just Basics is teaming up with Community Connections and the Montpelier Senior Activity Center to make sure another vulnerable group doesn’...

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Bernier-Kuhn Engagement

The families of Cassandra Ann Bernier and Mason Hunter Kuhn, announce their engagement. The future bride graduated from Williamstown Middle/High School in 2010 and earned her degree in Journalism from Lyndon State College in 2015. She currently works for Fox 44 News and Pump & Pantry in Williamstown, VT. The future groom graduated from Poultne...

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Max’s View

We Were Here *** Woody Allen was asked if he could live in any era of human history, which time would he choose. Allen said he’d live now because of antibiotics. Many people don’t appreciate, as Woody Allen does, how fortunate we are to have been born in the mid to late 20th Century. Thanks to 19th Century advancements in plumbing and sewage and 20...

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