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I’m a sucker for buying frozen drinks when the weather is nice. How often do I make them at home? Rarely. Even though I have a decent blender and the main ingredient for any frozen beverage: ice.

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A penchant for puns, affection for alliteration and relish for rhymes — G. Richard Ames has always had a way with words. Perhaps it came from sharing a birthdate with William Shakespeare. Or his mother may be right when she observed of his childhood vocabulary that it seemed he brought words…

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A black-and-white photo installation going up in the Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street in Rutland is the beginning piece in a series of stories that take a deeper look into our local community, agriculture and history, giving a voice to many untold stories.

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Corrina Thurston, an artist, public speaker, and author opens her latest book, “How to Crush Self-Doubt and Regain Real Confidence” with a question: When did we decide it wasn’t okay to say, ‘I don’t know?’

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I’ve always thought it funny that carrots are considered a spring vegetable. By always, I mean for as long as I’ve known a few things about how vegetables grow.

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So now we are moving on to dog vaccines. All vaccines are important, but since our dogs are out and about more often than most cats, they become especially important. In addition, several of the diseases that we vaccinate dogs against are fatal in many cases. So these vaccines don’t just hel…

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On a warm, rainy April night a few years ago, I drove up our muddy, rutted dirt road through the mist, steering around the wood frogs hopping across the road. As I approached the vernal pool, there were more frogs in the road, so I parked to avoid hitting them and walked the rest of the way.

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“When we were first building the Barrette Center for the Arts, (then managing director) Eric Bunge and I walked out into the courtyard. I said, ‘Oh, my God, this would be great for summer Shakespeare.’ And we laughed and walked away,” said Carol Dunne, producing artistic director of Northern Stage.

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Help wantedBARRE TOWN — When you maintain 26 miles of trails on 1,500 acres of land, occasionally you’re going to need some help.

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Sometimes a life-changing event is so routine, so seemingly insignificant the impact of it isn’t known for years. When R. Troy Bridges, a prisoner at the Donaldson Maximum Security Prison in Jefferson County, Alabama, picked up a book off the prison floor and the guard let him keep it, he di…

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Contrary to first impressions, it isn’t an actual requirement that to live in the Porter house in Adamant one must be a writer but just about everybody who has lived there is.

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“Up & Away,” the new exhibition that opened this week in the Main Floor Gallery at Barre’s Studio Place Arts, invites viewers to lift off to an airier realm. Trucks fly, seeds parachute, a bumblebee hovers over spring blossoms, creatures real and imagined take flight, spirits ascend, and much more in the artwork of 25 artists.

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When three Vermont artists of color recently got together to discuss their art and their experiences in the Green Mountain State, what they had in common was their art experiences from youth on that grew them into the artists they are today.

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When three Vermont artists of color recently got together to discuss their art and their experiences in the Green Mountain State, what they had in common was their art experiences from youth on that grew them into the artists they are today.

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Heather Bent, founder and director of Potter’s Angels Rescue, a volunteer run animal rescue based in East Randolph, is the new owner of Four Paws Inn, a dog day care and grooming service located at Mekkelsen Road in Barre Town.

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The Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum is presenting a 90-minute Zoom discussion: ‘The Art of The Graphic’ as part of its virtual Red Bench Speaker Series, Thursday, March 25, starting at 7 p.m.

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Chances are that you use olive oil in your everyday cooking. But have you tried it for baking? It may sound unusual, but baking with olive oil is common in countries such as Spain, where there is a fresh and flavorful supply of olives.

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Rhyme times?MONTPELIER — Geoff Hewitt will be the first to tell you poems don’t need to rhyme and Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion also will tell you he sure has missed those live events.

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On a chilly, bright March morning, Betty Jones, 84, raps on the door of an old shingled farmhouse on Barnes Hill Road in Waterbury Center, a cheerily-wrapped bundle under her arm. Her errand is to drop in on her old friend Florilla Ames and convey birthday wishes from Waterbury Center Commun…

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Vermonters were simply unwilling to let go of the 50-year-old springtime tradition called Green Up Day that spruces up our communities, even during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

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They were hoping to raise $15,000, but a group that works to support refugees entering the country ended up raising more than $43,000 with the help of artists who were sponsored to make art every day in March.

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In some parts of the United States, finding enormous bones in the course of farm work and construction is not uncommon. Mammoths and mastodons are well-known from the Midwest and Western states, notes Dartmouth College archaeologist Nathaniel Kitchel. These Ice Age relatives of today’s eleph…

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In a 3-2 vote, local officials have said “thanks, but no thanks” to two pieces of undeveloped land left to the town in a man’s will.