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Celebrate Your Loathing of Black Flies at Adamant’s 14th Annual Blackfly Festival

By Aaron Retherford Do you hate black flies? Try living in Adamant. Actually, maybe you shouldn’t. Adamant’s black fly problem is so dreadful, that in order to garden, residents are forced to wear full-body protective nets—fittingly sold at the Adamant Co-op. It’s so bad, residents decided 14 years ago, that if you can’t beat those ruthless b...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Every now and then, you either hear something or read something or even see something that brings you back, in a flash, to when you were young! And I have to tell you that is exactly what happened to me the other day! I received a catalog the other day from the Vermont Country Store and as always, I looked through it but not too caref...

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Max’s View

Thin *1/2 There’s a memorable scene in “The Sopranos” where the boss of the New York family – Johnny Sack – is in prison and his wife and kids come to visit. Johnny Sack’s wife is obese. His eldest daughter is just as big. And his youngest daughter is rail thin. She angrily accuses her mom and sister of talking about nothing but food. This three-mi...

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Thank You From Bikers For Beth

Editor, This year’s Bikers For Beth Memorial Poker Run and Motorcycle Ride was another huge success. With 106 motorcycles and an estimated 200 people for the BBQ, we raised $8148 to our two beneficiaries, Lynn Craig and Mike Lamberton. Thank you to the community for 8 years of success and we cant wait for next year! Matthew Walker...

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Thanks for Helping Cutler Memorial Library

Editor, Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library would like to thank the businesses which made donations to our annual plant and book sale: Berlin Price Chopper, Littlewood Farm, Montpelier Agway, The Rustic Moore, and Trillium June Flower Farm. We would also like to voice our appreciation to all those members of the local gardening community who con...

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Prices to Increase at Green Mount Cemetery

Editor, Montpelier’s largest cemetery, the Green Mount Cemetery on lower State Street, has cemetery lots – both full burial lots and cremation lots – on beautiful sites for sale. Prices for these lots will be going up in August, so if you or someone you know is potentially interested in purchasing a lot, it might make sense to contact the cemetery...

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Aging with Grace…

As we go through this life, we often times have to make choices for ourselves and our loved ones that we wish we could avoid. We can either try to delay the decision or work through the process and come to the best decision possible. This week’s column addresses this process, which is not always and easy one. Dear Grace, I’m helping my sister Judy...

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Autism Puzzle Foundation Leaves Lasting Legacy on Barre with Imagination Station

By Aaron Retherford For a decade, the Autism Puzzle Foundation has been raising tens of thousands of dollars to help Vermonters who are on the autism spectrum via small individual grants. After 10 years of fundraising, the APF’s founding Board of Directors decided it was time to end their monthly grant program and go big to give one lasting gift to...

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Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Completing Major Expansion

The Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, already acclaimed as one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspirational veterans cemetery, is undergoing a major expansion that should be completed by late fall. The cemetery opened in 1993 and according to Robert Burke, Director of the State of Vermont Office of Veterans Affairs in Montp...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Last week I told you all about my wonderful little Yorkie, Lily. And this was a subject that I know everything about. She has been with me for almost 14 years and we have spent almost all of that time together. But this week, I am going to go outside my comfort zone and talking about something I know very little about. Why, you ask. W...

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