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Monthly Archives: February 2016

EarthWalk Inspires Local Youth through Long-term Nature Mentoring

By Aaron Retherford There’s no denying, kids love field trips. Any excuse to get out of school for a day is usually good enough for them. But what about spending one day each week outside in nature, where kids can learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, discover where medicines grow, and whittle and carve things with knives after passing a knif...

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Proctor Escapes Scare from Twinfield; Hazen Ends Williamstown’s Reign as Champions

By Aaron Retherford In the first championship matchup of the day, the No. 1 seeded Twinfield Trojans attempted to complete a near perfect season. Unfortunately for the Plainfield school, it was far from nearly perfect against the defending champion Proctor Phantoms Saturday. Despite holding Proctor to 22 percent shooting from the field, Twinfield’s...

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One-Stop Shopping at Everything Bridal & Everything Tuxedo in Barre

“Everything Bridal & Everything Tuxedo in Barre brings you the convenience of having two stores under the same roof,” say owners Nathan and Aimee Ross. “We have a huge selection of bridal and prom gowns, as well as a full line of tuxedo and suit rentals available, which we think is a little unique to Central Vermont and West Lebanon and Clarem...

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Why I Don’t Run

By G. E. Shuman I have never been a runner. In fact, I’m not even a fast walker, and I never have been. When I was a child I probably used to run, I think, or, maybe not. I remember once telling a young friend that I tried running, and didn’t like it. He laughed. Truthfully, I have used that line throughout adulthood, too, and it still gets a laugh...

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Max’s View: Relax, Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President

All the money in the world can’t turn lies into truth or villainy into heroism. That’s why Hillary Clinton will never be President. Clinton never had a chance just based on her personality. She appears to be an uncomfortable, unlikable, bitter phony. And Americans don’t elect Presidents like that (not since Nixon, anyway). But the ultimate reason w...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss What do you think about grandparents taking responsibility for bringing up their grandchildren? I don’t know about you, but the idea of starting all over again and bringing up little children, and then middle school children and then the most difficult of all, teenagers is not only impossible but scary! It isn’t that I don’t adore my...

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Empty Bowl Benefit a Success

Editor, The Third Annual Empty Bowl Benefit for the Vermont Foodbank was a huge success. Held at The Mud Studio in Middlesex on February 13, the benefit raised $5500, which translates into 16,500 meals for our neighbors in need. A true community affair, benefits like ours are crucial in helping the Foodbank ease the food insecurity faced by one qua...

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Sanders Socialist Revolution

Editor, Bernie Sanders is a Socialist who would upset our established economic principles. Sanders wants to penalize the successful wealthy people in this country by increasing their taxes, reducing their wealth, and redistributing the money to less successful people. He is a proponent of mediocrity and questions American Capitalism and the free en...

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Invitation to a Workshop on Energy Efficient Homes & Financing

Editor, Dear friends and neighbors, are you interested in owning your own mobile or modular home or know someone else who is? Would you like to know more about the most energy efficient options available and some new programs to help make those new homes affordable? Do you have a home that could use energy updates? You’re invited to an important pr...

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Fund Parent Child Centers: Prevention Work Is an Investment in our Children’s Future

By Claire Kendall – Co-Executive Director Family Center of Washington County The ripples and shockwaves from the tragic shooting events that occurred in our community last August can still be felt throughout the state. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of the victims who are our neighbors. At the heart of our response to this trag...

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