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December 15th, 2018

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Spring is coming and with it the switch to Daylight Saving’s Time. Although we are always excited to have warmer weather and more daylight at the end of the day, these changes can have a greater impact on folks who have a dementia related illness. Here are a few pointers/suggestions for lessening any negative effects. – Avoid darkness in the...

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Empty Bowl Benefit Raises Nearly $8500

Dear Editor: The Fifth Annual Empty Bowl Benefit for the Vermont Foodbank, held February 18 at The Mud Studio in Middlesex, raised nearly $8500 to help our neighbors in need. A true community effort, the Empty Bowl brings together dozens of central Vermont potters who handcraft hundreds of soup bowls for the many area residents who select a bowl to...

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Spaulding Students Receive Youth Prevention Championship Awards at Prevention Day

Dawn Poitras (left) Student Assistance Professional (SAP) and youth group advisor for Barre Supervisory Union, presented the two Youth Prevention Championship awards on Prevention Day to Spaulding students, Madison Henderson (center) and Jada McDonald (right), at the Statehouse on February 6th for their ongoing efforts to speak out against the big...

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Vote For Vermont: Should Wind Tower Projects Be Part of Act 250?

“What could possibly be wrong with alternative energy? But I did my home work, and lo and behold, I found an inadequate review of impacts on ecosystems above 2500 feet, inadequate review of impacts on necessary wildlife habitat, a poor review of aesthetic issues, but more to the point, they were approving projects where the transmission facilities...

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Local Art Exhibit Shockwave Offers Reflection and Wisdom

By Katie Moritz Upstairs, in the third-floor gallery of Studio Place Arts in Barre, colors, shapes, and words erupt onto the walls with a force that is immediate and moving. The exhibit, titled “Shockwave,” features art by Washington County Mental Health Services (WCMHS)  consumers, participants in their Community Development Services. It is the fi...

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VOTE FOR VERMONT: VERMONT PAROLE BOARD

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley, co-hosts of “Vote for Vermont”, were joined by Dean George, Chair of the Vermont Parole Board on a recent show. If you are like Ben and Pat, you know very little about the Vt. Parole Board. First its Chair –  Dean George is a retired Captain from the Vermont State Police, former State Representative from Middlebu...

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Sharing Your Care: Caring for the Caregiver…

As we go through life, working and caring for others, often times taking care of oneself isn’t a priority. Then one day you wake up and realize you’re not in very good health, you feel depressed, tired, and worried about your loved one(s) not being cared for properly. If left unattended, this situation can lead to caregiver burnout and serious heal...

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A Conversation with Vermont Farm Show Manager, Jackie Folsom

By Katie Moritz What are some highlights? Tuesday begins with all the Christmas trees coming in for judging which makes the entryway smell delicious! And the Beekeepers meeting has grown considerably over the years, as more folks with backyards get involved in raising bees. Wednesday is always a lot of fun, as the FFA students from all over Vermont...

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Vermont Hunters Had Successful 2017 Deer Seasons

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says preliminary numbers show 15,949 deer were taken during Vermont’s 2017 deer hunting seasons. Reports from big game check stations indicate hunters had successful deer seasons in 2017, taking 3,585 deer in archery season, 1,461 in youth season, 7,272 in rifle season, and 3,631 in muzzleloader season. Th...

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Still Empowering Women, Local Gym Changes Ownership

  By Katie Moritz Marcy Rochford, the owner of the Gym For Women in Barre City, and her daughter, Sami Rochford, are preparing for change. Decked out in athletic attire, both ladies sit side by side on workout equipment.  Sami, who is twenty-three, will be taking over her mother’s fifteen-year business. The excitement from both women is palpab...

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