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May 4th, 2016

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Randolph Community Preschool Ornaments Sale this Weekend

This coming Sunday, Dec. 13, the Randolph Community Preschoolers will be selling their sweet, popular ornaments at L.H. Stowell & Son Christmas Tree Farm, located at 1591 Twin Pond Road in Brookfield. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Christmas Barn, the handmade ornaments will be available for purchase, along with plenty of baked goods, warm bever...

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Community Bike Shop Keeps on Riding for Nearly a Decade

By Aaron Retherford Passersby might hear the occasional sound of an air pump inflating a bike tire or the clank of a crescent wrench, but Freeride Montpelier has been quietly providing an inexpensive bike repair service in the Capital City for nearly a decade. Freeride Montpelier, a volunteer-run bike repair/sale shop located at 86 Barre St. in Mon...

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Vermont Foodbank Benefits from National Life Group’s ‘Canstruction’

By Aaron Retherford For the third straight year, teams from National Life Group’s Sentinel Investments asset management company raised money and collected canned goods to be donated to the Vermont Foodbank. In the process, those teams “canstructed” three unique structures that represented the fight against hunger in Vermont. The teams took some lib...

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Spaulding Drama Club Relieves November Doldrums with Multi-night Performance of ‘Fools’

By Aaron Retherford We haven’t quite hit the November doldrums yet, but the Spaulding High School Drama Club is about to put on a performance that will bring a smile to attendees’ faces. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the Spaulding High School Auditorium, the drama club will perform Neil Simon’s Fools, a comic fable set in the sm...

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Center for Arts and Learning Invites Public to Community Discussion: Envisioning the Future of CAL

By Aaron Retherford When the Monteverdi Music School, River Rock School, and the T.W. Wood Gallery joined together to form the Center for Arts and Learning after purchasing the old St. Michael’s School last year, the plan was to create a consortium devoted to maintaining a thriving art, music and art education community in central Vermont. Now, CAL...

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ReSOURCE Store and Goodfellows Features Jim Miller’s ‘R-U Scared’

Just in time for Halloween, Barre native and musician of all trades Jim Miller has announced that his spooky soundtrack “R-U Scared” will be featured at the Barre ReSOURCE Store and Goodfellows Jewelers located in downtown Barre. The production features over 70 minutes of eerie music and sounds. It came about 17 years ago while Miller was an employ...

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Aldrich Public Library Brings Library Out Into the Community

By Aaron Retherford Anyone who has passed by the Aldrich Public Library recently has noticed it is undergoing a facelift, featuring newly painted exterior trim, and the installation last week of a granite statue of Charles Dickens’ beloved character Mr. Pickwick and a new bike rack, carved by Giuliano Cecchinelli Sr. and his son Giuliano Cecchinell...

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Sharing Your Care Together: Project Independence Celebrates Milestones with Community

By Aaron Retherford There was cake. There was singing and dancing. There was even director Dee Rollins, wearing a sparkly, green birthday hat. But more importantly there were dozens of smiles as Project Independence celebrated its 40th birthday and the one-year anniversary of its merger with Gifford Retirement Community last Thursday afternoon. Wha...

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Rhythm of the Rein Hosts Weekend of Festivities

By Aaron Retherford With fall festivals in full swing around Vermont, Rhythm of the Rein therapeutic riding program in Marshfield is hosting several events this weekend that will give attendees a glimpse into the power of horse therapy, complementing the expected fun fall festivals provide. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, Rhythm of the...

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VT Drug Take Back Day Nets Largest Haul Ever

Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced that 5,800.4 pounds of prescription drugs were collected this past Saturday during the drug take back initiative in Vermont, representing the largest haul in the history of similar efforts in the state. Vermont’s drug take back day was part of a nationwide effort led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in...

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