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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Max’s View: Detective Pikachu

For Pokemon Fans: 3.5 stars For non-fans: 1.5 stars  Sunday is Pokemon Day in my household. My wife and I go to the park and play Pokemon Go until our phones run out of battery. We hit Pokestops to load up on balls. We catch dozens of Pokemon. We give gifts to our friends around the world. We take over gyms together and fill the newly conquered gym...

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Spring into Summer Festival

The fourth annual Spring into Summer Festival will be presented by Barre Town Recreation Department on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10AM-2PM at the Recreational Fields located at 46 Websterville Rd in Barre Town. This free event continues to offer fun for families with children who want to run, jump, and play.  The event will include bounce house, f...

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Montpelier Named #3 Best Small Town for Shopping by USA Today

Montpelier has been named the third best small town for shopping in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel ward Contest. The nomination was carefully made by an expert panel, and voters from across the country voted for Montpelier for this honor. “Being named the third best small town for shopping in the nation is a tremendous honor for Montpeli...

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Bernie Sanders Campaign Returns to Vermont for Montpelier Rally

US Senator Bernie Sanders will return to Vermont on May 25 for a rally at the State House in Montpelier. The event will highlight Sanders’ career in public service and celebrate the impact it has had on Vermont through the years.  Singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile will perform at the 2PM event on the State House Lawn. The rally is free an open t...

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18th Annual Rose Award Winners Announced

Families and staff congratulated recipients of the 18th annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence and seventh annual LNA Excellence in Clinical Practice awards during Nurses Week celebrations at The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) on May 9. The awards were presented by Matthew Choate, Chief Nursing Officer, a...

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U-32 and Montpelier Schools to Host 92nd Vermont All-State Music Festival

The 92nd annual Vermont All State Music Festival will take place May 8 through May 11, 2018, co-hosted this year by U-32 High School and Montpelier High School.   Sponsored by the Vermont Music Educators Association, the festival itself features 400 of Vermont’s finest high school musicians rehearsing and performing together in four All State honor...

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Two Opposing Guest Opinions on Gun Control

Waiting Periods Will Not Work By Chris Bradley, President, Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs As I understand it: The suggested need for a waiting period is as a way to help reduce impulsive acts done with firearms, specifically suicides or murders, with this being referred to as “reducing access to lethal means”. Regarding suicide by firearm:...

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Be Alert to Avoid Moose on the Highway

Drivers need to be alert and cautious because moose are on the move, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  Moose are more likely to be crossing roadways at this time of year, especially after dark or early in the morning as they move from wintering areas to spring feeding locations. More moose are hit by motorists in the spring...

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VSAC To Open College Savings Accounts For Babies Born On ‘529 Day’

Lucky babies born May 29 in Vermont will receive $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 college savings account opened by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Plus, one lucky Vermonter – baby or not – will be chosen to receive $529 in a college savings account in an online month-long drawing. To enter, visit vsac.org or vheip.org between May 1 and May 31....

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The Next Generation Concert at Chandler

On Friday evening, May 17, fourteen young classical musicians from high schools in nine towns in Vermont and the Upper Valley will showcase their performing artistry, several making their debut in Chandler’s now eleventh annual The Next Generation concert. Four youngsters from elementary schools in the Hanover area will appear as guest artists in t...

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