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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Volunteers Needed for Vermont River Cleanups in September

We all see the tires, plastic bottles, and other assorted trashs in our rivers and along our river banks. While collecting trash out of a river may not sound like the most fun way to spend a few hours, hundreds of Vermonters find it rewarding to annually participate in river cleanups to maintain the beauty our state is known for. This September, jo...

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Pick Apples for a Cause this Hunger Action Month

September is National Hunger Action Month, and here in Vermont local apple orchards are teaming up with the Vermont Foodbank to give Vermonters a fun way to take action. In partnership with sponsors, Target and Front Porch Forum, and 18 local apple orchards, the Vermont Foodbank is mobilizing groups and individuals throughout the state to pick appl...

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Onion River Outdoors and Treasurer Beth Pearce Speak on Impact of Vermonter Owned Businesses

 Supporting locally owned businesses goes hand-in-hand with supporting the local economy; with the launch of the 9th annual Buy Local Book and mobile app Local First Vermont makes it easier for Vermonters to invest in their communities. Locally owned and operated businesses keep Vermont downtowns vital by employing local workers, generating tourism...

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Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States Part I (1900-1920): Bread and Roses: ****

History books tell the Great Man version of history. American history starts with great man Cristopher Columbus, continues with great men George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and moves forward quickly to great man Abraham Lincoln. When the history of our time is written, future generations will read about Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. “But what abo...

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Fall Is on Its Way, What Will You Discover?

By William D. Moore, President & CEO As a public service reminder, the autumnal equinox takes place on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:54 pm EDT. Please don’t shoot the messenger. How is it possible that summer has nearly come and gone already? The fall is truly a spectacular time of year. Cooler days and even cooler nights; later sunrises, earli...

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The Best Vermont Can Do?

Dear Editor, Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken, and a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill.  Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished Senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the United States Senate for President Lincoln, and the...

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Community Comes Together to #BetterBarre

Writer and management consultant Margaret Wheatley once wrote “There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” She continues on, “ Ask ‘What’s possible? Not ‘What’s wrong?’ Keep asking.” Sarah Akers and Jeffrey Tuper-Giles, along with others, are trying to do just that with #BetterBarre. It all started when Sarah Akers,...

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The Sign at the End of our Street

(A Slightly Seussical Saying, for Stop Sign Obeying) By G. E. Shuman We have a red sign, at the end of our street. It says the word STOP, in white letters so neat. I think it’s a law, that when seeing that sign, A driver must do what that sign has in mind. To slow, and to look, when approaching a ‘T’ In the road is just part of what driving should...

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Sharing Your Care

Caregiving is an emotional journey for the caregiver and the person receiving the care. Throughout the journey, it is easy to become so involved in the physical caregiving that we don’t make time to acknowledge and work through the emotions. Often times a caregiver can experience a wide range of emotions in a very short time span. The person being...

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The Show that I am Currently Binge-Watching: Vikings

When I was a teenager, I took a bus to New York City by myself. My most vivid memory was being confronted by a mentally ill homeless person. He stated passionately that the government is out to get him and that the President is destroying the country and is personally responsible for his homeless predicament. Everybody talks about the leaders of ou...

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