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Harwood Union’s Van Dine Takes Third in Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition

By Aaron Retherford It started with 5,179 students from across the Green Mountain State. It dwindled to 50, then 10, before finally the 10th Annual Vermont Poetry Out Loud Competition was down to the final three last Thursday night at Vermont PBS Studio in Colchester. Harwood Union student Anna Van Dine was one of those final three competitors, vyi...

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Home Share Now Closes in on 100 People Matched for the Year

By Aaron Retherford The idea of living with a stranger might not appeal to all, but Home Share Now in Barre is there to help those open to the idea, traverse the path to a home-sharing arrangement. Since its start in 2003, Home Share Now has developed a fine-tuned process, so those interested in either providing a home or seeking a home, should fee...

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Montpelier High School Flutists Sweep Vermont All-State Orchestra

Two Montpelier High School student flutists, senior Jillian Reed and freshman Ada Rohan, were the top two scorers at the competitive All-State auditions held in January. Together they will comprise the flute section of the Vermont All-State Orchestra. They will perform at the All-State Music Festival concert on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Memo...

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6 tips for a safe and enjoyable summer

Summer is all about spending time outdoors – either at home or away. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking a trip to the local park, it’s time for fun in the sun. And when you’re preparing for fun outside, remember that there are safety concerns to consider as well. With that in mind, Master Lock offers these six tips to...

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Student loan aftermath: educating graduates on the importance of credit scores

This is a special time of year. Across the nation, graduates are on the horizon of new careers and building their own lives. While this is an exciting stage in life, it is a concerning time as well. Many students are graduating with student loan debt, and research shows that Millennials (ages 18-34) know comparatively little about how that debt aff...

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Baby boomers: Three crucial times to review your Medicare options for retirement

Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65. Although Social Security offers an age range, generally 62 to 70, for starting retirement benefits – you don’t have this type of flexibility with Medicare health insurance. “...

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Seasons change, so do asthma triggers

Across the country, 25 million Americans are living with asthma. As the winter months come to an end and the spring makes its arrival, the change in seasons can be problematic for adults and children with asthma. It’s important for asthma patients to understand the triggers of each season to prepare for symptoms as the temperature changes. As...

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Crucial steps needed for healthy and safe homes in 2014

The winter season may have passed, but for much of the country, cold temperatures will linger, causing families to keep the furnaces running and fireplaces burning. Because of this, education about and protection from residential fire and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning become increasingly important. This is especially true considering that U.S. res...

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Women’s style: Expert advice for dressing and feeling more confident

A variety of factors play into a confident appearance, but many women are unaware of simple ways they can come across as more poised and self-assured every day. Bobbie Thomas, national style expert and author of The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow, shares her advice on quick and easy ways to look and feel...

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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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