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January 24th, 2018

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VCIL Honors Local Youth Leaders

By Aaron Retherford On Friday, Maleia Darling of Spaulding High School and Erika Dow of Maple Hill School in Plainfield received Deborah Lisi-Baker Youth Leader Awards from the Vermont Center for Independent Living for their work advocating for disability rights. Both Darling and Dow were nominated for the award and chosen due to their work within...

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Barre Town Parks & Recreation Hosts Inaugural Fall Festival, Oct. 22

By Aaron Retherford The Barre Town Parks & Recreation Department has made a concerted effort to showcase its parks and playgrounds throughout the year, hosting everything from a Spring Festival to ice cream socials at the six town playgrounds. This weekend, the Parks & Rec Department is back at it with a Fall Festival at the Barre Town Re...

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AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In Vermont

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Vermont! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region this fall. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in...

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Art Explodes in Barre this Summer

Studio Place Arts (SPA) is hosting a fiber art extravaganza that includes an exhibit called “Visionary Conspiracy” of outstanding work by Vermont members of the nationally renowned Surface Design Association. The artwork will include traditional and sometimes unconventional pieces made using an arsenal of threads, textiles, wool, needles and looms....

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Duck Rescue at Berlin Pond!

At the end of June, Tina Valentinetti was photographing a mallard family at Berlin Pond when suddenly there was a flurry of wings, thrashing and splashing. She realized one or more ducks were entrapped in something, but she was unable to reach anyone at Fish & Wildlife. So she called her daughter, Angela Wilkin, who is a registered bird transp...

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Ice Cream Socials Reconnect Neighbors with Barre Town Playgrounds

By Aaron Retherford In early June, the Spring into Summer Festival helped get local residents out to Barre’s recreational facilities. The Town of Barre Recreation Department has come up with another great idea to get people out to the local playgrounds — ice cream socials! “This is the next phase to promote the local playgrounds that we oversee,” D...

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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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