Welcome,  
|   
September 16th, 2019

 
Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

vt-world
The Drawing Board, Montpelier’s local Art Supply and Framing Store, recently donated $1000 worth of art supplies to Green Mountain United Way. Items included markers, paints, sketch pads, origami kits, drawing pencils, and coloring books and will be distributed through Tatum’s Totes coordinated by Green Mountain United Way in the Barre, St. Johnsbury, and Newport Department for Children and F…
Read More
09/10/2019Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive
Currier Twins Retire from Army

Currier Twins Retire from Army

vt-world
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lynn Currier and Master Sergeant Lisa Currier twin daughters of Elizabeth C. (Tucker) Melvin, Barre, Vermont, the late Donald K. Currier (deceased) and step father Eldon J. Melvin (deceased) have been members of the Vermont and New York Army National Guard for over 33 years each. Lynn and Lisa are 1981 graduates of Spaulding High School, they enlisted into the Arm…
Read More
09/10/2019Currier Twins Retire from Army
Impossible Whopper

Impossible Whopper

vt-world
The Beginning of the End of Factory Farms We wonder how intelligent, civilized people could live that way, tolerating and profiting from exploitation and evil. We look back at America before the 13th Amendment with shame and confusion. Not too far in the future, that’s exactly how our descendants will look at us and the era of Factory Farms. The few people who try to defend Factor…
Read More
09/10/2019Impossible Whopper
My New Leaf Blower

My New Leaf Blower

vt-world
By G. E. Shuman Early in the summer my dear wife, who seems to enjoy filling my need for a new toy occasionally, bought me a leaf blower. Mine is not an over the top, gas-powered, blow the lawn furniture away blower; it’s a nice, fairly quiet, lightweight, rechargeable machine. For years I’ve seen other guys around the neighborhood using leaf blowers but have never been interested in having one. I always considered them to be just another gimmicky waste of money that probably worked about half as well as claimed. I mean, how could you go up against a Vermont wind with any device you could carry around? Boy, was I wrong! Truthfully, I have loved the little thing from the first time…
Read More
09/10/2019My New Leaf Blower
Guest Opinion

Guest Opinion

vt-world
Another series of mass shootings – this time in Dayton, El Paso, Mobile, and Odessa – ushered in the expected “thoughts and prayers” from elected officials across the nation. 40 people were killed and 73 more were injured over the span of just a few weeks in those four shootings alone. The usual, performative hand wringing began, and quickly subsided. Gun violence prevention was discussed only as far as it was politically expedient and not a second longer. Once again, we are burying the dead, nursing the wounded, and trying to comfort the living. Once again we are fully equipped with the solution, yet held hostage by the gun lobby. What is abundantly clear is that we cannot expect leader…
Read More
09/10/2019Guest Opinion
Take a Guided Hike in September on Vermont’s Wildlife Management Areas

Take a Guided Hike in September on Vermont’s Wildlife Management Areas

vt-world
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is continuing its series of free biologist-led educational seminars at the department’s Wildlife Management Areas in September.  The walks are led by biologists with decades of experience conserving Vermont’s wildlife and their habitats.  Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and water, and dress in footwear and clothing appropriate for walking slowl…
Read More
09/03/2019Take a Guided Hike in September on Vermont’s Wildlife Management Areas
Trinity Community Thrift Store Celebrates 10 Years

Trinity Community Thrift Store Celebrates 10 Years

vt-world
Trinity Community Thrift Store is a dream that my friend Paul Audy had 10 years ago. It all started with a sermon one Sunday where the Pastor asked everyone “What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?” Paul thought about this, and responded “I want to have my own Thrift Store.” The next thing that happened is that Paul was summoned to the Church for a meeting with the Pastor. Little did he know th…
Read More
09/03/2019Trinity Community Thrift Store Celebrates 10 Years
Super Senior! Super Volunteer! Super Person! Lee Jollata...89 and Going Strong

Super Senior! Super Volunteer! Super Person! Lee Jollata…89 and Going Strong

vt-world
OK, she still has a few weeks before officially turning 89, but when you see Lee Jollata singing and playing her Martin Guitar for residents at Genesis Healthcare/Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center (BHRC) you really would think she was 20 years younger. Twice a week (10am and 2pm) she performs two shows at the BHRC for anyone who wants to listen and you can be sure she draws a crowd each…
Read More
09/03/2019Super Senior! Super Volunteer! Super Person! Lee Jollata…89 and Going Strong
Three Threats to Vermont’s Fiscal Position

Three Threats to Vermont’s Fiscal Position

vt-world
By Don Turner This year, legislators and Governor Scott crafted a budget that is quite reasonable in the aggregate. New taxes and fees are fairly limited; important investments are made in a number of areas (from clean water to broadband deployment); and the budget growth rate is just 2.6%. Over the past five years, spending increases have been reasonable as well, with just 2.2% annual growth. This stands in contrast to the budgets of the Shumlin administration, where spending was growing faster than the underlying economy and well beyond Vermonters’ ability to pay. However, despite the good and bipartisan work to produce a genuinely reasonable budget, there still remain three syste…
Read More
09/03/2019Three Threats to Vermont’s Fiscal Position
Free Trade vs. Trade War: What’s in a Name?

Free Trade vs. Trade War: What’s in a Name?

vt-world
Whoever came up with the term Free Trade to describe our globalist economic system was a splendid propagandist. For the first two hundred years of US history, our government worked to protect domestic manufacturing using tariffs. In the late 20th Century, Washington decided to knock down trade barriers for the express purpose of annihilating American industry. They cleverly labeled it Free Trad…
Read More
09/03/2019Free Trade vs. Trade War: What’s in a Name?
up
down

Drawing Board Supports Foster Children with Art Supply Drive

The Drawing Board, Montpelier’s local Art Supply and Framing Store, recently donated $1000 worth of art supplies to Green Mountain United Way. Items included markers, paints, sketch pads, origami kits, drawing pencils, and coloring books and will be...

Read More

Currier Twins Retire from Army

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Lynn Currier and Master Sergeant Lisa Currier twin daughters of Elizabeth C. (Tucker) Melvin, Barre, Vermont, the late Donald K. Currier (deceased) and step father Eldon J. Melvin (deceased) have been members of the Vermo...

Read More

Impossible Whopper

The Beginning of the End of Factory Farms We wonder how intelligent, civilized people could live that way, tolerating and profiting from exploitation and evil. We look back at America before the 13th Amendment with shame and confusion. Not too far in...

Read More

My New Leaf Blower

By G. E. Shuman Early in the summer my dear wife, who seems to enjoy filling my need for a new toy occasionally, bought me a leaf blower. Mine is not an over the top, gas-powered, blow the lawn furniture away blower; it’s a nice, fairly quiet, lightw...

Read More

Guest Opinion

Another series of mass shootings – this time in Dayton, El Paso, Mobile, and Odessa – ushered in the expected “thoughts and prayers” from elected officials across the nation. 40 people were killed and 73 more were injured over the span of just a few...

Read More

Vermont World Classifieds
left
Pause
Right
 
vt-world.com Webutation
 
The World Online
The World
403 US Route 302
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 479-2582
Copyright © 2019 The World Online