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June 30th, 2015

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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 bi-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...

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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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Calais Family Raises Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer

By Aaron Retherford When Molly Dubois was just 4 months old, she was diagnosed with a rare form of infant leukemia and was given a 40 percent chance for survival. She was one of the lucky few, who beat the odds and didn’t relapse after achieving a quick remission. Now, she’s a lively and enthusiastic 4½-year-old, who loves playing outside with her...

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Put on Your Dancing Shoes! It’s Time for the Senior Prom

By Aaron Retherford It might be called a Senior Prom and it might beput on by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, but the MSAC’s soiree on Saturday, May 30 is far from a seniors-only affair. The National Life Ballroom will play host to what MSAC Director of Programs and Development Dan Groberg calls a “community celebration.” It is also a fundra...

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Vermont Granite Museum, Barre Farmers Market Embrace Unique Partnership

By Aaron Retherford The Barre Farmers Market was fortunate to find a welcoming home at the Vermont Granite Museum, giving it plenty of room for parking and vendors during its Wednesday and Saturday markets. The Vermont Granite Museum is not charging the Barre Farmers Market for use of the space. Instead, the two organizations have formed a mutually...

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Graniteville WWII Vet Takes Flight of a Lifetime

By Aaron Retherford Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimated 413 World War II veterans die each day. With each death, our connection to that era dwindles. One longtime Graniteville resident recently experienced just how far younger generations are willing to go in order to preserve that bond. Cecil “Pete” Tucker was drafted into the...

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Barre Court House Closed for Asbestos Testing

Out of an abundance of caution, the Barre Court House building will be closed for the rest of this week. The move comes after tests by Department of Building and General Services indicated the presence of vermiculite that contains low levels of asbestos in certain parts of the building. The material, which appeared to be undisturbed, was discovered...

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Barre Farmers Market Returns with Wednesday and Saturday Market Days

By Aaron Retherford Saturday, May 16 marks opening day of the Barre Farmers Market as it returns to the Vermont Granite Museum (7 Jones Brother Way) for the second straight year. Market manager Joann Darling has big plans to encourage attendees on the first day with two children’s events, “My Veggie Patch” and the “Garden Poetry Contest”. If that’s...

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Reunited and It Feels So Good

By Aaron Retherford Have you lost a valuable ring or maybe an irreplaceable heirloom? Well, if you’re in Vermont, you’re in luck. Armed with his trusty metal detectors, Mike Baker is central Vermont’s resident “treasure” hunter. Based out of Barre, Baker prefers to conduct searches within a 75-mile radius, but he is willing to travel all over Vermo...

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Getting Into The Mortuary Field Was a Huge Decision

By Gary Hass “The funeral business is a lot different than you think,” says 23-year-old Catherine Jaworski, a 2009 Graduate of Union 32 High School. “But I absolutely love it!” She is the daughter of John Jaworski of Barre and Elizabeth Copeland of Berlin and is a Vermont certified Embalmer and Funeral Home Director working at Hooker Whitcomb Funer...

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