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December 7th, 2016

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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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Kerrin McCadden Wins First Ever Vermont Book Award

Plainfield resident and poet Kerrin McCadden has won the first ever Vermont Book Award for her collection of poetry titled “Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.” McCadden earned her award during the Vermont Book Award Gala at Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) on Saturday, Sept. 26. VCFA President Tom Greene presented the award, which Vermont artis...

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Area Restaurants Support Souper Supper at Brookfield’s Old Town Hall

Nine local restaurants will be providing their specialty soups and homemade breads to the second annual Souper Supper, a joint fundraiser supporting the Randolph Area Food Shelf and the Brookfield Community Partnership. The supper is this weekend – Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in the village of Brookfield. Diners have the optio...

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New Home, New Director, New Wood

By Aaron Retherford The T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center has been an important part of the Montpelier community since 1895. It houses one of the largest permanent collections in Vermont, and it is also the Vermont repository for the Federal Works Progress Administration collection. That hasn’t changed over the years. But the gallery has gone th...

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Scout Dig

By Bill Croney Barre’s Vermont Granite Museum was busier than usual last weekend. A group of 26 Boy Scouts representing eight different troops from all over the state arrived on the Museum grounds last Friday afternoon and camped out there until Sunday afternoon. The Scouts were there to take part in the first Vermont Granite Museum Archaeological...

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