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October 16th, 2018

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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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Berlin Mall and Green Mountain Club Combine to Present Year Two of “Walk The Long Trail at Berlin Mall”

From January 13 (MLK Weekend)-April 22, 2018 (Earth Day), the Berlin Mall welcomes walkers to experience an indoor version of the Long Trail, and help raise funds for the Green Mountain Club—official stewards of The Long Trail. Walk the Long Trail at Berlin Mall taps into Vermonters’ love for the outdoors, and offers a fun, healthy, interactive and...

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Vote for Vermont Discusses Re-Engineering Vermont Education with Ben Kingsley

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” On a recent show the tables were turned a little when Pat interviewed Ben in his capacity of Executive Director for Campaign for Vermont Prosperity (CFV). The topic for the show was a discussion of an innovative plan proposed by CFV which focuses on the re-energizing of Vermo...

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O.U.R. House – A Safe Space in Central Vermont

By Aaron Retherford No one enjoys talking about sexual or physical abuse. That can mean the organizations that advocate for victims of those crimes might not receive the public recognition for their efforts they deserve. One such organization is right here in Barre – O.U.R. House of Central Vermont. “A lot of times it’s easier to appreciate that we...

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Vermont’s 2016 Teacher of the Year Advocates Leaving Comfort Zone in Podcast

By Aaron Retherford Susan Koch, Vermont’s 2016 Teacher of the Year from Union Elementary in Montpelier, always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She has always loved working with kids, and teaching is a great occupation to continue learning and solve that puzzle of how to meet kids’ needs. However, her second career choice would have been an astrona...

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Williamstown Academy is a Big Hit at Ainsworth Public Library

By Aaron Retherford Author Alfred Mercier once said, “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” A Williamstown couple has taken that quote to heart and made it the foundation for the newly created Williamstown Academy workshops hosted at Ainsworth Public Library. With his wife Helen, who volunteers at the library, Bill Johnson created the serie...

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Montpelier Death Café Helps Eliminate Stigma Surrounding Dying

By Matt Coutu When first hearing of a Death Café, the idea might seem a bit morbid at first, but it is anything other than gruesome. In Montpelier, Michelle Acciavatti and Fred Cheyette are two of the four Death Café facilitators working to break down social barriers containing the stigma known as death. “I call myself an End-of-Life Specialist,” A...

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