Sarah True of Hanover captured her second World Triathlon Stockholm title on Saturday. (Janos M Schmidt/ITU) -
August 28, 2015 No comments

It’s TRUE! Hanover’s True.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — 2016 U.S. Olympic qualifier and 2012 Olympian Sarah True successfully defended her title at ITU World Triathlon Stockholm on Saturday, winning gold over fellow USA Triathlon National Team member Katie Zaferes, who finished second. True, of Hanover, N.H., clocked in at 2 hours, 1 minute, 5 seconds on the 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer […]

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August 28, 2015 No comments

Airport Launches Loyalty Program

MANCHESTER — The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport plans to launch a frequent-user program Sept. 1 intended to streamline parking by allowing customers to enter and exit airport parking areas using a card tied to their debit or credit card. The MHT Fastpass will allow customers to use a designated lane, swipe their card, and quickly be […]

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August 28, 2015 No comments

TBox Expands

White River Junction’s Turkish-inspired café and restaurant, Tuckerbox, will expand this fall into an adjacent space — an erstwhile bingo hall. That will make room for 40 to 50 additional seats, extra counter space for the coffee shop, and a lounge area with cozier chairs and coffee tables. Though the menu will stay consistent, co-owner […]

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August 28, 2015 No comments

Filmmakers at the Chocolate Shop

Middlebury VT is hosting the first New Filmmakers Festival this weekend, August 27-30.  The entire town of Middlebury, that is.  Which is how, having just arrived at the Festival, I stumbled into a conversation about screenwriting while in search of an espresso at Middlebury Chocolates. Four men were comfortably seated on couches in a corner of […]

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Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh in her funny, insightful show
August 26, 2015 No comments

America’s “other voices”: At the Hop this fall!

This fall, celebrate the diverse, multi-faceted thing that is the real American culture of today with three intriguing artists coming to the Hopkins Center for the Arts! On Sept 17, actor/somger/playwright/court jester Taylor Mac aims an incomparable voice and high-voltage stage presence at our nation’s first three decades in A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: […]

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August 25, 2015 No comments

Holly Godarkly Would Be Her Perfect Name

MALADY: a disease or disorder of the animal body; an unwholesome or disordered condition I was recently given the opportunity to review Jack James’ directorial debut feature film, Malady, appearing at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival this Saturday. Mr. James had reached out to me with the offer to preview the film with the caveat […]

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Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh in her funny, insightful show
August 26, 2015 No comments

America’s “other voices”: At the Hop this fall!

This fall, celebrate the diverse, multi-faceted thing that is the real American culture of today with three intriguing artists coming to the Hopkins Center for the Arts! On Sept 17, actor/somger/playwright/court jester Taylor Mac aims an incomparable voice and high-voltage stage presence at our nation’s first three decades in A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: […]

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August 21, 2015 No comments

‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ on the Green

by Hannah Silverstein, MALS ’09 Walk across the Green near dusk on any given evening this summer and you may find yourself in the fictional Columbian town of Macondo, embroiled in the saga of the Buendia family, smack in the middle of the imagination of Gabriel García Márquez. “The story is so cyclical, so expansive, […]

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August 15, 2015 No comments

Canaletto: Venice at the Hood

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth will be shutting its doors in the spring for extensive renovations.  That means that the season for Venice is now.  Canaletto is cordially inviting you to see his etchings. Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto) is known for his paintings of Venice, those intricately rendered urban architectural landscapes with hundreds of tiny […]

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August 26, 2015 No comments

The Big Catch in Bristol, NH

I’m in the last few weeks of training for the New Hampshire marathon and last weekend I figured it would be a good idea to visit Bristol, NH to see the course first-hand. As I sat in the passenger seat calculating how fast I’d have to be to finish by nightfall, I developed quite an […]

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August 6, 2015 4 comments

Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine

After hearing of the new Thai restaurant in Hanover, I headed online to read about Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine. Open every day, Tuk Tuk serves lunch and dinner, and what’s even better is they take reservations. So on Tuesday, I called around 4:45pm and left a message on the answering machine requesting a table for […]

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July 28, 2015 One comment

Hello Café in Thetford, VT

My sister-in-law, who had worked as a camp counselor in the area for years, has talked about a Thetford farm stand with a café just past the farm stand’s doors. From her vague description, I’d pictured a gritty, sun-drenched farm worker taking a break from the fields to serve up cowboy coffee to passersby. Well, […]

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March 6, 2015 No comments

GMAIL Makeover

Google is previewing a vastly improved contacts feature that will eventually become part of Gmail. The new contacts tool is elegantly designed. Instead of a simple alphabetical list, Google’s (GOOGL, Tech30) new contacts tool sorts people according to importance: First, “starred” (favorite) contacts appear, followed by frequently contacted and then “all contacts.” You can easily […]

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September 9, 2014 No comments

Get on Board the Brain Train

Want to stay in intellectual shape? You might want to invest in one of these brain training apps as recommended by CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/09/health/brain-training-apps/index.html?hpt=hp_c4    

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September 4, 2014 No comments

Social Media and Your Business

Calling all small businesses! Are you a home-based business, small retailer, farmer, independent contractor, or otherwise self-employed? The Cohase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be hosting a special event on Tuesday Sept 9th at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. In conjunction with the VT Small Business Development Center, a seminar will be […]

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March 6, 2015 No comments

Your Cat is Now Your Drinking Buddy

You never have to drink alone again, because now you can drink with your cats. At least in Japan you can, because a Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats. This special feline libation is called “Nyan Nyan Nouveau.” As Kotaku reports, “nyan nyan” is the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow.” […]

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February 6, 2015 No comments

What a Pig.

Mangalitsa, The Pig That Resembles a Sheep By Kaushik Sunday, May 04, 2014  Animals  4 comments Mangalitsa or Mangalica is a rare breed of pig of Hungarian origin that has an unusual growth of curly hair over its body, akin to that of a sheep. The fleece can be black, or red, but is most […]

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January 27, 2015 No comments

Wake up, Wasabi!

Wasabi-Spraying Fire Alarm Is Made for the Hard of Hearing SEP 30, 2011 06:45 PM ET // BY ALEXANDER DAVIES If you think that being hit in the face with a super-spicy wasabi mist is necessarily a bad thing, think again. A team of researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science has invented a smoke alarm […]

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May 5, 2015 No comments

Designing Your Estate Plan-Post Mortem Matters (or) How to Make Gifts to “Your People”

This is the second of a two part series addressing the question of how to make gifts to your beneficiaries. Last time we talked about outright and in trust distributions. In the right circumstances, trusts can enhance the value of the gift and have a lasting and positive impact on the beneficiary and his or […]

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April 12, 2015 No comments

How to Make Gifts to “Your People”

It has been a year since we first asked the question: what is an estate plan? Over the last 12 months we have concentrated most of our time on discussing planning for incapacity, an oft overlooked aspect of an estate plan. Today we begin the discussion of how my estate plan will work after my […]

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March 23, 2015 No comments

Social Security Survivors Benefits!

A frequently asked question surviving spouses ask us is: do my Social Security benefits change? According to the Social Security Administration, a surviving spouse may be eligible to receive the deceased spouse’s full retirement benefits at full retirement age (“FRA”). For survivor benefits only, FRA is 66 for anyone born before 1957. The FRA increases […]

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