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Of Death, Dreams, & Strawberries Is A Runaway Success

Barre poet Rose Lee Craige has released her fifth book in just four years and by all accounts it is doing quite well. Of Death, Dreams, & Strawberries, a collection of 79 poems and prose, is “a must read for fans, new and old, of poetry from the heart, mind and gut.” As she also describes herself on the delicious cover, Craige “is a Vermont po...

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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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Barre Family Works Together To Claim $1000 WORLD “Grand Prize”

Ever since March 30 when The WORLD newspaper announced its first-ever $1000 “Grand Prize” treasure hunt in Central Vermont, the Andy and Danielle McMichael Family of Barre followed the clues each week and practically left no stone unturned until they hit paydirt on Wed., May 11 (Week 7). “We learned so much history and fun facts along the way about...

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Homemade Music to Help End Homelessness

By Aaron Retherford Suzy and Goddard Graves have been lucky enough to have never experience homelessness, but that hasn’t stopped the couple from trying to make the lives of those in the homeless community better. The Graveses have helped serve thousands and thousands of meals to members of the homeless community through their parish, the Church of...

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Be a Part of Something! Volunteer at Trow Hill Playground’s Community Build

By Aaron Retherford Some of Trow Hill Playground’s equipment is at least 50 years old. And some of it hasn’t even survived over the years, making it a perfect candidate for the latest round of playground revitalization. However, this Town of Barre neighborhood needs your help. On May 20-22, 20-30 volunteers are needed each day to help install new p...

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Working the “Other Side” of the Amazing ReSOURCE Store in Barre

Many visitors to the ReSOURCE store at 30 Granite St. in Barre consider it to be central Vermont’s leading thrift store for all kinds of household and business recycled goods. But what Store Manager, Bob Kershaw, points out is almost nobody sees the main mission of the non-profit ReSOURCE store as offering work readiness Training (CURT) and Soft Sk...

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EarthWalk Inspires Local Youth through Long-term Nature Mentoring

By Aaron Retherford There’s no denying, kids love field trips. Any excuse to get out of school for a day is usually good enough for them. But what about spending one day each week outside in nature, where kids can learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, discover where medicines grow, and whittle and carve things with knives after passing a knif...

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Montpelier Experiencing Minor Flooding: City Asks Residents and Business Owners to Monitor Flood-Prone Basements

With the heavy rain and ice jamming over the last 24 hours, Montpelier is experiencing flooding along the Winooski River. Currently this flooding is focused along lower State Street west of the Bailey Avenue Bridge. The City is asking that residents and businesses with flood-prone basements in Montpelier take the necessary action immediately. Speci...

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Winter Farmers Markets Hold Locals Over Until Spring

By Aaron Retherford Looking for fresh vegetables and locally raised meat in the middle of winter? Just head on over to your local winter farmers market. Central Vermonters have several choices for relieving that fix for Vermont produce. There’s the bi-weekly Montpelier winter market and the monthly markets in Northfield and Groton. The Groton Growe...

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