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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Vermont Stars come out for Lost Nation Theater in ‘LNT-Aid’ Thursday Night

By Aaron Retherford You’ll be hard-pressed to find a larger gathering of talented performers in Vermont than when Lost Nation Theater puts on its third “LNT-Aid” extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Montpelier’s City Hall. This is an event not to be missed. LNT-Aid 2016 includes a lineup of veteran and first-time stars. A $25 ticket allows y...

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Experience what The Summit School is all about at Summit School Sampler

By Aaron Retherford City Hall in Montpelier will be the site of a mini-festival of events on Saturday, November 19 thanks to The Summit School for Traditional Music and Culture. This will be the first Summit School Sampler and the school’s executive director hopes to do this every year. “We want to share all the things we do with the public. The fi...

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Aging with Grace…

Senior Center to Adult Day comparison is the main topic this week prompted by the following letter I received. Dear Grace, What’s the difference between Adult Day and the Senior Center? My mom enjoys going to the Senior Center but I wonder if going to an Adult Day would be better for her. She is still driving but is getting forgetful and confused,...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss I have always loved Halloween and when I hear about people who do fun and fantastic things I am always sad because I do absolutely nothing! I like to give myself a break by reminding myself that I am old and also don’t have much of an imagination anymore. But if you are one of those people who go to town with fantastic costumes and cr...

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Max’s View

Weiner *** The Spirit of 76 has invaded our nation’s capital! I don’t mean that there is a new spirit of patriotism. I mean that politicians are more likely than ever to break the 7th commandment and the 6th commandment. If a politician spends enough time in Washington, he is very likely to break the 6th Commandment and vote for an unnecessary war....

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Understanding Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC or EIC, is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. EITC reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund. To qualify for EITC you must have earned income fr...

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Central Vermont Council on Aging Seeks Donations for ‘Shoebox’ Gifts

Editor, On Christmas Day, Central Vermont Council on Aging partners with dozens of community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and deliver hot, holiday meals and “shoebox” gifts to seniors. Many of these seniors live alone, without family or friends to share in the holiday. For many isolated elders, having a visitor bring them a holiday me...

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Not Your Ordinary Bagel & Burrito Café

Editor’s note: This is the second article in our series celebrating local businesses that focus on building community; whether it is through volunteership, education, or showcasing local artistic talent. By Matt Coutu Since its establishment in 2011, Bagitos has become a staple in the Montpelier dining scene. While the café is known primarily for i...

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Join ‘Skip’ Lamere at Camp with his New Book, ‘Camp Stories From the Backwoods of Vermont’

By Aaron Retherford For over 50 years, Richard “Skip” Lamere has enjoyed backwoods camp life in the Northeast Kingdom. He’s loved sharing hilarious, gut-busting stories with friends and family over the years. That encouraged him to write a book, Camp Stories From the Backwoods of Vermont, so more people could understand what draws him to camp life....

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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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