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July 17th, 2019

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Barre Family Works Together To Claim $1000 WORLD “Grand Prize”

Ever since March 30 when The WORLD newspaper announced its first-ever $1000 “Grand Prize” treasure hunt in Central Vermont, the Andy and Danielle McMichael Family of Barre followed the clues each week and practically left no stone unturned until they hit paydirt on Wed., May 11 (Week 7). “We learned so much history and fun facts along the way about...

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Homemade Music to Help End Homelessness

By Aaron Retherford Suzy and Goddard Graves have been lucky enough to have never experience homelessness, but that hasn’t stopped the couple from trying to make the lives of those in the homeless community better. The Graveses have helped serve thousands and thousands of meals to members of the homeless community through their parish, the Church of...

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Be a Part of Something! Volunteer at Trow Hill Playground’s Community Build

By Aaron Retherford Some of Trow Hill Playground’s equipment is at least 50 years old. And some of it hasn’t even survived over the years, making it a perfect candidate for the latest round of playground revitalization. However, this Town of Barre neighborhood needs your help. On May 20-22, 20-30 volunteers are needed each day to help install new p...

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Working the “Other Side” of the Amazing ReSOURCE Store in Barre

Many visitors to the ReSOURCE store at 30 Granite St. in Barre consider it to be central Vermont’s leading thrift store for all kinds of household and business recycled goods. But what Store Manager, Bob Kershaw, points out is almost nobody sees the main mission of the non-profit ReSOURCE store as offering work readiness Training (CURT) and Soft Sk...

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EarthWalk Inspires Local Youth through Long-term Nature Mentoring

By Aaron Retherford There’s no denying, kids love field trips. Any excuse to get out of school for a day is usually good enough for them. But what about spending one day each week outside in nature, where kids can learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, discover where medicines grow, and whittle and carve things with knives after passing a knif...

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Montpelier Experiencing Minor Flooding: City Asks Residents and Business Owners to Monitor Flood-Prone Basements

With the heavy rain and ice jamming over the last 24 hours, Montpelier is experiencing flooding along the Winooski River. Currently this flooding is focused along lower State Street west of the Bailey Avenue Bridge. The City is asking that residents and businesses with flood-prone basements in Montpelier take the necessary action immediately. Speci...

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Winter Farmers Markets Hold Locals Over Until Spring

By Aaron Retherford Looking for fresh vegetables and locally raised meat in the middle of winter? Just head on over to your local winter farmers market. Central Vermonters have several choices for relieving that fix for Vermont produce. There’s the bi-weekly Montpelier winter market and the monthly markets in Northfield and Groton. The Groton Growe...

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There’s Lots of Love in Arnie’s Ice Cream

Looking for something truly unique and romantic to give someone (or yourself) for Valentine’s Day? How about a tempting plunge into one of 12 tantalizing Arnie’s Ice Cream flavors? Arnie’s Ice Cream is the creative sensation of 19-year old entrepreneur Brandon Darmstatd of Montpelier. “I started working on this project in 2013 and wow did I find it...

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Spaulding Student Entering West Point

By Jim Higgins Aidan Reardon, a senior at Spaulding High School, had a longtime dream fulfilled last month. The United States Military Academy at West Point, established in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson, invited Reardon to join its 2016 Corps of Cadets. “I’ve always thought of the United States Military Academy as the best college in the nation,” Reardo...

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Freezing Fun For Families Announces 2016 Beneficiaries

Freezing Fun for Families has announced its 2016 beneficiaries. This year’s beneficiaries are 22-month old Ryland Houle of East Middlebury, Vermont and 11-year-old Garrett Peace of East Montpelier, Vermont. Ryland was diagnosed at 16 months old with Neuroblastoma and has been undergoing treatment since August 2015. Garrett was diagnosed at 10 years...

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